What is it about the Gay Community that frightens the Straight Community so? What is it about the Gay Community that frightens the Evangelical Community so? I really don’t understand why there isn’t common ground to be found. Why is it that gay folks can’t believe in Jesus and live a spiritual life in the eyes of the Evangelical? I don’t believe for a moment that Jesus was a gay-bashing preacher, so where does the gay-bashing anger come from?
I’m not being a smart-ass, I’m really asking.
I don’t understand the whole hatred thing. I don’t understand how my 30 year relationship with Susan has endangered the world as we know it. I don’t understand how a parent can love a child beyond all measure until the moment their child declares they are gay – and then, in a blink of an eye, that child no longer has a parent, a sibling, a family. I don’t understand how people who profess that they live their lives according to the teachings of Jesus can talk and act and vote with so much hate in their heart.
Again – I’m not being a smart-ass, I really don’t understand.
I don’t understand the folks who go to any College or University which only allows certain people to attend. In my mind, if you only surround yourself with people just like you, and learn only the things that fit into what you believe – then I have to wonder how you will ever adjust and grow and succeed in a world that certainly doesn’t fit into any mold. How does one learn of other cultures, or religions, or politics or history if the only thing you are learning is what you already know? And how does one learn tolerance and understanding, and compassion when being educated in an environment that discriminates? I’m aware that there are Universities and Colleges where I would not be permitted to attend, but really, is it a place I would want to go?
Again – I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m simply saying I do not understand.
I don’t understand how, when we all know of the inequities in the world, there are those who continue to do everything in their power to make said inequities almost impossible to overcome. We only seem to want to help people in the aftermath of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, etc. I don’t believe the thought of helping people on a daily basis, just because it’s the humane thing to do, enters the conscious thought of most Americans. And certainly, this humane thought doesn’t enter the conscious mind of many politicians, who do have the power to make a difference. They don’t seem to want to make a difference that might work for the common good.
Again – I honestly don’t understand.
And finally – I don’t understand these folks who fight with everything power they can buy to stop abortion, and yet… They support the death penalty and sending people to war. And if they knew the fetus was gay – would they still want the child to be born? And if we drop bombs and kill millions of innocent children – would those deaths be okay? How do these folks determine which life is worth saving? Is there some sort of litmus test for a life worth living?
Again – I really don’t know – I’m asking.
Perhaps there are no answers – I just don’t want to believe that hatred, racism, homophobia are things we really have to live with… If only…