I am about to post one of my most controversial blogs. I love gays. I am a Christian. I do not hate anyone. God commands us in scripture to “love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39) Anyone that does otherwise is not living out the Christian life. Let me define love, this means that I care for and respect people who choose this path even though they are different from me. This does not mean that I have the same opinions.
As a believer in Christ, my view on marriage is that of Genesis 2:24, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Scripture is the written word of the Lord. In the Bible He chose to include what life was like before sin entered the world. This is the perfect model of what God ordained and what man and woman messed up. If you look at the perfect model, a man and woman take a covenant before God and then they become one flesh. This means that everything outside of that is not God’s perfect will for our lives. This includes, premarital sex, affairs, porn, self-gratification, etc. and yes homosexuality. So when people go outside of His perfect plan in any way, the effects of sin come in: STDs, broken homes, teen pregnancies, abortion, divorce, AIDs, twisted views of sex, abuse, etc.
I say this so that everyone understands that I am a Christian that believes whole-heartedly in the inerrancy of Scripture. With that, I was not happy yesterday with the results of the supreme court, not because I want to hate on gays, but because I honestly believe that the Lord has something better for them and it is not loving for me to stand by and not say anything as a friend and fellow human being.
If you are LGBT I want to ask you a few questions. 1: What was your relationship like with you father growing up? 2: What was your relationship with your mother like growing up? 3: Were you bullied in childhood? 4: Did people call you names growing up like “gay” or “queer?” 5: Were you overweight? 6: Did you like the opposite sex, but they just never seemed to give you the time of day? I ask these questions, because I do not believe that a person is born gay. These are a few reasons that I believe people become gay.
I want all of you to know that I love LGBT I serve Jesus who loves everyone. America made a decision yesterday to legally marry homosexuals in our country. I would like to ask from a member of the Christian church that believes in the Bible and has a different view on what marriage is, if you would also respect us if we do not choose to marry you in our churches. The first amendment gives freedom of religion, and part of our religion is to honor the institute of marriage designed by God. We respect you and love you, but as a woman in ministry, I pray that you will respect us and not hate us for having our own belief that is different. We will not force our beliefs on you, so please do not force your beliefs on us. America is a land of freedom, you have received a freedom to marry the same-sex, but please allow us to have the freedom to marry the opposite sex in our places of worship.