Just recently, I’ve seen photos and videos of gay people being bullied, hurt and tortured. And Every time I see things like that; it just hurts the crap out of me. I hate it, and I condemn those people who do such heartless and inhumane deeds.
I’ve told a lot of people that gay people always have a soft spot in my heart. I’ve witnessed what kind of bullying they experience. I’ve seen how they were called names. And again it’s heartbreaking. It’s heartless. How long are these people going to suffer? When will this narrow-minded society open their eyes and accept that homosexuality is never a sin?
Leviticus 18:22“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.”
Leviticus 20:13“If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.”
All my life, I’ve been reading the bible (though some people may not believe it). There are a lot of passages in the Holy Bible about homosexuality, about gay being put to death. Trust me the last thing I want to do right now is to sermon you about religion or the Bible. But I need to bring this up, because homosexuality is often associated to be a mortal sin in the bible, especial. But WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE ANYWAY?
Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged.
James 4:12 There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
A lot of people get confused by these contrasting words found in the holy book. But let’s ponder on this one of my favorite passages from Galatians.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
See, we are all ONE in his eyes. So again, who are we to judge? Reality bites, some people refuse to listen and to see that we are one despite of the different choices of sexuality. It makes my heart sink. You know what’s even more heartbreaking? My father is one of those. And guess what’s even more ironic? His son, my brother is gay.
Yes, you read it right. I knew from the start that he’s gay but that has never been a problem to me. But raised from a traditional-military-with-strict-discipline-family, guess that really could be a problem. Ever since my father used to talk ill things about gay, I know it hurts my brother secretly. But it even pierced my heart more. I may not show it or say it verbatimly. I used to remember during our intermediate years, I still remember that jerk who bullied my brother and calling him names because of being ‘gay’, adrenaline rush, without any further ado, I went to their room and fought with that bully. Yes, I’m a protective sister, esp. when you bully my sibling just because of his choice of sexuality. Since then, the bully stopped. And I would gladly do the same thing if things happen again, related or non-related to me.
Awareness of homosexuality started at home and continued outside. I just realized most of my friends are gays. I easily get along with them, and yes I’m blessed to have my gay bestfriend. One thing to describe that friend of mine : TRUE. He’s a true person and true confidante. Throught thick and thin, he’s been with me, supportive and goodness gracious, most were good and happy times. Many walked away from my life, former lovers and even former friends, but HE’S STILL HERE WITH ME Who would not want a friend like that? I always know that gay people are the most true and loyal people. PROVEN AND TESTED.
I gotta be honest, it worried me before if they could really find someone special without the presence of lies and discrimination. I wanted them to be happy but at the same time, I don’t want them getting hurt. I guess God has heard one of my prayers, and send their significant others. They are I’m sure in the the state of happiness. And that made me happier.
With these 2 most important people in my life, my brother and best friend, they let me realize unknowingly the goodness of gay people. And if only I had the power of letting the people realize as well that gays are not as bad as what they think. Unfortunately, that would be really not possible for now. But I guess upon reading this article, at least I could have some people hit the realization button and open their mind. And just a sweet plea from the author herself to the readers, Stop bullying gay people, open your eyes and take thi 10-letter word.
ACCEPTANCE. yes, that’s what we need.