advocacy Tuesday, June 30, 2015
So what's my stand on the latest craze about same sex marriage being legalized all over the US? My focus is not about it being legalized. It goes way back even before Obama became the President.
We cannot always focus on how homosexuality is forbidden in the Bible or in any holy book that is. It just won't work looking at this matter that way.
I myself have witnessed how homosexuality is by nature and not nurture. I saw, in my own eyes how a two-year old kid preferred dolls and dresses than the action figures his parents give him. He doesn't like shirts and shorts, he loves dresses and skirts. How can you explain such phenomenon? It is natural. He is created that way. It is not his personal choice to be gay and it is not his fault as well. Of course, his very question is, "how else would he live his life?" and whatever his answer to that question would depend on nurture. How did his parents raise him? How's their lifestyle? Are they bigots? Are they square? Are there open-minded folks? How the child would deal with this decision would depend on how he's seen his environment, he would either want to adapt to his environment or adapt to his own discoveries --- some would choose to hide inside the closet (which is often the case). This won't mean they are not gay --- they just chose to remain hidden --- restrained! It is not about being gay as we cannot fight nature. It is like how you are created left-handed and your whole family's right handed and no matter how hard they try to push you to write with your right hand, you just can't! You can but it'll create an imbalance (that not a lot knows of). It just isn't meant to be changed.
Before anyone goes Biblical on me, yes, yes.... I know the story of Abraham and Lot. Sodom and Gomorrah and it definitely sends chills to my bones.
So where do I stand? My vote is salvation! Not for LGBT but for everyone of us!! A lot have been talking about how John Doe and Jane Doe have to be straight men and women but those throwing stones at them are philandering men, wandering women, thieves, corrupt politicians, molesters, drunks, murderers, con artists! For crying out loud, "we all are sinners!" So I accept what the lawmakers have decided on America about same-sex marriage because like death penalty and divorce --- these are all bound to happen as the world evolve. At the end of the day, once a person's with God, he/she is a new creation. Christians should do what we are purposed to do, win souls! Salvation is key to all our human problems. If you're in Christ, everything follows. Quoting a verse from the Bible, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 1 Cor. 5:17 and remember, the gap between us and God is sin so we just have to cross that gap and accept the Lord Jesus as our savior and God.
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BINAY MAY HAVE CHEATED ON BIDS AND TENDERS, GMA MAY HAVE BEEN A CROOK, ERAP MAY BE A JUETENG PAYOLA RECIPIENT, MARCOS MAY BE A DICTATOR, P-NOY MAY NOT KNOW HIS ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE COUNTRY, CORY'S REGIME HAS BROWNOUTS EVERYDAY, DUTERTE MAY BE A VIGILANTE, MILEY CYRUS HAS GONE SOOOOO NEW WORLD ORDER, WHATEVER!
If you're in Christ, none of these won't even be a conversation, more so a debate. So once again, I ask all of you to take time with me and assess ourselves and say the prayer >> the prayer of salvation. This issue on same-sex marriage should not be the one we are sweating for. It is to introduce Jesus to everyone [gender preference not an issue!]. We must always remember, Christians are fishers of men and not judges of men. We cannot introduce Jesus by being bigot and judgmental.
On a conspiracist's note: This decision by the US Supreme Court is so extreme that I am beginning to ask "what's next?" A movie fanatic like me would ask, "perhaps killing would be legal someday??" And I suddenly remembered the movie Purge and Purge Anarchy. Now I am scared, "how long does a person like me survive?"
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