and then in two again. It’s a very sad situation when you’re a Christian and a Lesbian. Both sides are hurting. Both sides are being dealt with injustices and horrors. I logged into my email and there was a message from Bible.com stating that Bible translators had been killed. Then I log into WordPress and read a story of someone’s misfortunes and fears as traveling as a trans individual.
I understand that Christians are feeling threatened. I even understand why some won’t perform marriages or make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. I understand why the LGBT+ community is angry at the discrimination. I’ve been in this community for only a short time because I came out to myself last year. Even though I’m new to this, I know that this battle has been long and hard for the LGBT+ community. Finally, enough is enough for them. They (I guess I can say “We”) have been bullied and beat and killed enough. We are humans just like everyone else. We do not deserve this.
Christians have also been persecuted, beaten and killed because of our beliefs. I’ve been bullied and yelled at and hurt because people think that Christianity is dumb and God is dead. Things are changing with this new found confidence from the LGBT+ community. I feel Christians are ill equipped for this. I feel that we have been taught hate for so long. We have been threatened by hell fire if we even look or talk at a gay person. It’s so sad that we are not equipped correctly when God has given us the tools all along. The greatest of these is Love.
As a Christian, I do not believe that someone should force me to waiver on my beliefs and faith. As a Lesbian, I do not believe that Christians should be so hateful and closed minded and hide behind Uncle Sam. If you do not want to marry a gay couple, you shouldn’t have to. If you don’t want to bake a cake for a gay person, you shouldn’t have to. When I go out looking for an officiant to marry me and my girl, I want someone who wants to marry us and gives us his or her blessings. Why would I want to force it on someone? There are so many people and businesses out there that will cater to the LGBT+ community. We should be supporting them. Not forcing someone who does not want to do it.
These are just my opinions. Sorry it’s so scattered and everywhere. My heart is breaking for my two communities. I hope one day we can all love one another like it was commanded in that Great Book a lot of people are swinging as a hateful weapon.