- 2 months ago
EllyAnne : I can’t. I mean, I grew up in a small town where there was definitely a lot of bigotry, so I have heard the ‘arguments’, but at the end of the day this is someone that you supposedly care about and to just betray a person like that is, in my opinion, simply unforgivable. My family IS a religious family, several are priests and ministers, and we have always been taught that you love others above all. One family priest actually left the priesthood late in life based solely on the fact that he disliked the treatment of women and the LGBTQ community within the faith.
I am not particularly religious anymore, but I still know the doctorine. I think a lot of people would benefit from a biblical history and interpretation course, it blows my mind how people can get it so wrong. For example, the Old Testament is Jewish law. It’s Jewish history. It is NOT Christianity. The New Testament is Christianity. All the old laws, all the old rules (except the 10 Commandments) were set aside in the New Testament, and even above the commandments there are the ultimate two – love your God, love your neighbor. You have Jesus, and he’s keeping company with the worst people – criminals, prostitutes, tax collectors. The most hated and vile people in society at that time and he made a point of being seen with them, opening his arms to them, eating with them, staying in their homes. And somehow, people think that a man like that would want you to spurn and mistreat others based on their sexual orientation? It’s just the absolute opposite of everything Christianity is supposed to stand for. I have to think that if it does exist, there is a special place in hell for those who call themselves Christians and yet sow hatred and intolerance.