Words can hurt and words can kill. I read the article linked to below with sadness and strongly believe that words do have an effect far stronger than people believe. These are the words of so-called-Christians who tell everyone that homosexuality is evil while they ignore the words of Jesus, the basis for their religion.
Seriously, how could any loving family ostracize a child or sibling just for being who they are? Do they not know what kind of effect it would have on these youth? Actions of this nature can only come from the mistaken belief that homosexuality, and transsexuality for that matter, is a choice. Granted, there is not one piece of evidence, as the hate-groups say, that proves that these are inherent but the overwhelming body of evidence strongly indicates that it is. No, they have not yet found any scientific proof that homosexuality can be inherent. Of course the hate groups don’t have any proof that homosexuality is not inherent either. Even if you ignore scientific evidence the historical evidence is just as compelling. There have been gays, lesbians and transgender people since the dawn of recorded history and even some evidence from before that period.
No, some Christians tell us that homosexuality is evil, deviant, etc and these are words of hate and not of love. Families should be a never ending source of love and we see that they are sometimes not. I am a Christian and was proud to be one. I’m still Christian but am very concerned by the many atrocities done by the “Christian” church even in this day. Do these people not see the repercussions of these words? Do they not understand that by dehumanizing gays, lesbians and transgender people that some will feel no hesitation in hurting or killing them. Can they not see that their talk will lead to families rejecting their children, something that should never happen, for reasons that are lies? Or do they not care?
As I said earlier, these Christians have ignored the teachings of Christ. Christ said that the greatest commandment was to love God and the second was like it to love your neighbour. But then loving your neighbour is loving God as it says in Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV):
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
As the article says, many of the homosexuals and transsexuals who are rejected by their families end up abusing alcohol and drugs. They end up without hope, without love and living a life of shame that is not theirs to feel. The shame should belong to others, others who go to church every Sunday dressed in nice clean clothing while, in a sense, stepping over those who need help and love. Matthew 25:31-46 tells us that what they are doing, or not doing, to these people they are also doing to God. Is this truly the Christian way?