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A Christian View On The LGBTQ Community

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Some of the things you are about to read are not politically correct but I am willing to type them for your sake anyway.

Please don’t get me wrong. I do not write to make a fuss, cause division among people or because I have nothing better to do with my time. The reason I have decided to touch on such a sensitive subject, a look at a Christian’s response to the LGBTQ community, is because I want to give you the opportunity to see through the lens of a different perspective. This is what we do when we want to create our mindset; explore our options in order to develop our personal philosophies, right? I promise you I will not use my words to bash either one of these groups as I realize we are all human but would like to shine some light on what I believe to be serious untruths regarding Christian views on LGBTQ.

There is a belief that I find to be supported by our liberal University. This belief veers towards seeing Christians as bigoted snots that stick their noses up at a certain group of people and segregate their holy selves from the rest of a tolerant society. This group is seen as having an intimidating, repulsive inclusiveness about them. They are the bullies of the school.

Let’s be honest, many people see Christians as intolerant and bigoted in their beliefs, especially with regards to the LGBTQ topic. When I tell you this does not anger me I can speak for every other Christ follower out there, trust me. I can also say that this saddens us because if that’s the way we are acting and or perceived then we are not living like Jesus, who not only associated with but also passionately loved every person who needed Him, regardless of the circumstance.

I would like to give you, as the reader, a view into where a Christian, a follow of Jesus Christ, stands on the topic of LGBTQ.

By writing this I am not saying you have to agree with it but would like for those reading to have an accurate portrayal of the Christian belief and not blindly follow what is said about our beliefs with regards to the LGBTQ community.

 The Big Lie: Christians Hate Anyone Who Identifies As LGBTQ.

This is one of the biggest lie I have heard flying around campus and seen plastered all over the screens of our media outlets. We do not hate anyone who is a part of the LGBTQ community. We do realize and love the God who died for every person on this planet, a God who wants fellowship with His creation and who suffered horribly to forgive every sin any human has ever committed. That’s a FREAKING huge amount of grace. That’s the amount of grace and love we want to give to those around us, regardless of the circumstance.

Now here’s the clincher that everyone will probably hate and protest and most likely call us bigots because of:

We will not support the decision to live a LGBTQ lifestyle.

This is not the case because we hate our neighbours. The truth is the exact opposite. We want them to live life to the fullest, connected to the God who loves them as a good father loves His children. We want them to experience love like they have never known by the One who knows them more intimately than anyone ever can!

In His Fatherly nature He tells us not to take part in practices that will hinder our relationship with Him.

Feel free to look at it this way: let’s say you have a child who wants to eat ten cookies, a bowl of ice cream and the leftover brownies you baked for your friends right before heading to bed. Your child asks you if it’s all right that he does these things. What might your response be?

I would give a resounding “no” as my answer.

First of all, those cookies are mine. Tralalala. 🙂 

But really, did I say no because I hate the child and want him to squirm in misery for the rest of the evening? Nope, it’s quite the opposite.

Even though what I have to say will not be popular with the child I will say it anyway because I love him so much and want what is best for him. This is the Christ followers lens on homosexuality, and every other thing that is pulling us away from our perfect Father’s will and design for our lives.

Please understand that some… oh wait, actually all Christians are human. Unfortunately we make mistakes and once and a while go about our convictions in ways that are unproductive and harmful, just like other people. Gasp!

Seriously though, if you are a part of the LGBTQ community and feel as though you have been hated on by anyone in the Christian population I stand in the gap and apologize for them. We make some serious mistakes. Thank God there is a God who doesn’t hold those things against us but loves us anyway. Thank God that your value does not depend on what people say and think of you. Isn’t it awesome to know your identity isn’t found in the opinion of others or even yourself?

 Anyhow, I finish off this article with a challenge.

If you’re not too sure about what I have said or want to learn more, connect with people who love Jesus. I don’t say this because I will win points with the big man upstairs or because I want to be right. Instead, I want you to know your options and to understand where the Christian community is coming from with regards to the topic of LGBTQ.

 

With much love,

KP

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6 thoughts on “A Christian View On The LGBTQ Community

  1. But love isn’t a cookie and brownie. You have found the love of your life. Are proud of him and your love for each other. You can’t tell someone else they don’t deserve that because you love them and want the best for them.
    I’m a Christian and I have attended my friend’s lesbian wedding. A beautiful show of love and commitment.
    Not sure you quite finished your argument in this post.

    1. Amanda, thank you for taking time to comment on this post. The cookie and brownie are analogies, not exact representations.

      Who are we to pick and choose what we find acceptable just as the world does?

      If we have been baptized into Christ, claim to love God and to follow Him we do what His word says, regardless of what popular opinion says…what do you think about these verses of the Christian bible that are fairly obvious in their explanation of if we are to condone homosexuality and other practices of immorality:

      “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 9-10.

      “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.” Leviticus 18:22.

      “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.” 1 Corin 6:17-18…

      I’m fairly confident in the article I have written as being solid, having found it’s place in scripture.

  2. I feel that it is very presumptuous of you to claim to speak for the entire Christian community on the way they feel about the LGBTQ community. I know many Christians who are absolutely accepting of their LGBTQ friends and family. These people show love and do not criticize others’ ways of expressing love or gender under the guise of being “concerned” about their friends’ happiness or spiritual well-being. You may see your shaming as well-intentioned based on a couple of bible quotes, but there are plenty of Christians (heck, even LGBTQ Christians! Imagine that!) who believe that you can have a relationship with God regardless of who you love or how you present your gender.

    1. Hello Stitch 🙂 I would like to ask you a question…

      If someone professes to be a Christian, a Christ follower, is it true that they study and read the Word of God (that is Jesus) then act on that Word?

      If yes then I would challenge you to find a scripture, in context, saying that it is acceptable and right in the Lord’s eyes to accept wholeheartedly as a lifestyle and live in sin. I would also like to ask if there is a scripture that you know of, using that verse in context, that condones LGBTQ relationships.

      If you do not think a Christian, Christ follower, is called to read his or her Bible, the Word of God, then that is an entirely different ballgame that we can address if it comes to it.

      All the best,
      KP

  3. You’ve embarked on a tricky subject Katie. I admire your courage, however, just for your reader’s sake, and because I would hate for people to misinterpret your genuine thoughts, I would like to expand on this subject.

    You see, readers, Katie is expressing HER view of what she has been taught, according to her beliefs, whether it be through her own conscience or through teachings in her religion. She is allowed to have beliefs and she is allowed to express her beliefs. This is a basic right human right.

    The problem has been, however, that LGBTQ members are pointing fingers and screaming “BIGOT” when Christians are saying “Actually, you’re being a bigot by calling me bigot”. No one can have it both ways.

    We need to cut to the chase and understand that EVERYONE has rights. Leave the emotion aside, and understand that rights are rights, until they infringe upon someone else. What the LGBTQ agenda (not the people) has done, has crossed over those rights. Here are a couple of thoughts I posted on my FB page that I thinks helps clarify the issue. Please read all the way to the bottom and watch the videos to get a clear understanding. This is too important of an issue to just “skim” over.

    From my FB:
    “….If there is one person out there who is reading my post who supports LGBTQs, is a member of the LGBTQ community or has close friends and family who fall under that spectrum, that we are not discriminating against you? This is NOT what the hype is about. Can you picture that pendulum ball lodged on the left? Can you? Can you see that there is unfairness – not just for religious folks or for those who oppose that lifestyle, but there is unfairness for you as well? I can see it. How could anyone possibly think this ultimately benefits the gay community? No one wins as long as leftist liberals are running agendas such as this. Not gay parents, not LGBTQ kids, not parents of these kids. And certainly not my kids either. No one benefits. There are always victims left in the path when unfairness rules.

    No one wins when there is disregard for the rights of others. It is mutual respect, tolerance, and kindness that makes the world go round. Not totalitarian force, sneaked in by controlling agendas that manipulate the rights of others in order to satisfy one group. This is the warped mindset that wars of the world are based on.

    The scary thing I can see is that you are being used for a bigger agenda. People think they are involved in a great cause by rallying, flags in hand, blasting the term “gender neutral” around like this will solve the world’s problems, not even realizing, many have been rallying for social and economic collapse, because that’s what comes when there is chaos and the laws no longer protect the rights of all.

    See, the fight isn’t against you. The fight is against those who are driving this bus, picking up as many who will climb on in. And the name of that bus? LGBTQ Rights – but that’s just a label to appeal – slopped on with bright rainbow coloured paint. Beneath this label, however, there is an old, rusty banner that reads “Social and Economic Collapse and Permanent Downfall of Society”.

    This “gender neutrality” and “sexualizing of children from birth” and “anything goes” mentality is hurting children. It’s hurting families, it’s hurting society, and the economy, and ultimately – that hurts you. Stop the madness. Please. This is not about bigotry or discrimination. Those are just distractive, alluring words used to side-step the issue.
    Your choices are your choices. Your lifestyle is your lifestyle. As a Christian, I love and accept all people. I don’t care how you choose to live, how you dress, or what your sexual preference is. How you perceive and live God’s laws is your business, not mine. Heck, you don’t even have to believe in God at all. That’s your choice. The uproar is not about your lifestyle. The uproar is about the agenda that is being used to destroy the family. The uproar is over the evil people in government who are “using” this agenda – or have a personal agenda – to gain power and traction and to hurt children and dissolve parental rights. Why? Who knows why. It’s sick. It’s insane, and it’s real. It’s also worth defending!

    Please understand– fundamental rights and protected freedoms is a two way street. As Christians, I’m sad to say, that we have been too kind, too accepting and too busy tippy-toe-ing around these issues, as not to offend, that we have almost given up our rights. That is not the case any more. As we fight back, don’t take it personally. As we step over you to get to the real people behind this, our intent is not to hurt you or attack you. We are going after those who endanger children – our children. It’s an attack on an ideology that is changing the landscape of society and against those who prance around at the UN, waving their money, loudly scoffing at mainstream, and forcefully push agendas that hurt babies, children, families, and parents – the bedrock of all societies. We are after those who are influencing the very governments who should be protecting YOU and ME. Don’t buy into the hype. When the hoopla fades, all that will be left is people – equally loved by God – just people.”

    So you see, this isn’t a concern for adults who can make their choices to live how they want. This isn’t about Christians needing to be more Christlike and accepting. You see, dear readers, the problem with LGBTQ agenda, is that it doesn’t end there. There is a head force in this that is being stampeded into the lives of people who don’t want it and don’t care to know about it – and it’s being forced upon our families, targeting children and then they hide under the umbrella of “anti-bullying” and “equality” and “No Discrimination Allowed”. There, dear friends, is where the problem lies. So people can live their lives how they want, but please understand that there is difference between FAIRNESS and EQUALITY. And understand the difference between TOLERANCE and ACCEPTANCE.

    You see, we, as Christians, may share our beliefs. We might even do it a little excessively on social media or in our communities, but Christians not lobbying to put signs up everywhere that push an agenda that promotes Christianity. That would be outright wrong! It would be an infringement upon the rights of non-believers to have Christian activities and clubs pushed through the school, have curriculum changed to reflect Christian positions and sneak in all things Christian, or post signs in the hallways in an attempt to influence the impressionably young, pass laws for “Christian Awareness Day” or have flags erected on school property and demand everyone pay tribute to a Christian agenda. Oh, and then THREATEN others for non-compliance by quickly moving under the “No Discrimination Allowed” and “Anti-Bullying” umbrella, thinking you’re going to stay dry from the storm you’ve just created.

    We don’t have to accept to tolerate. We can still be civil and have mutual respect and kindly disagree on what is right and what is wrong. But don’t force your lifestyle into my children’s schools and do not expect that as Christians we will roll over and let that happen. Being Christian does not mean we have no opinions, or backbone, or that we are too nice to stand up for our beliefs. Even Christ overturned the moneychangers tables in HIS temple….HIS temple. There are times when we are called to defend our beliefs. And what is happening in the world now is causing Christians to rise up and defend.

    To understand more fully, please watch these two videos on what Religious Freedom means and why it is important for all.

    What Is Religious Freedom? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJGkQGz4yI
    Preserving Religious Freedom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPvqRiwDl5A

    And then watch this to understand why we stand up and say NO when it is becoming a curriculum in our schools. See, not all LGBTQ members have a peaceful agenda or want to just live their lives. They want to take it a step further in the name of Gender Equality. https://vimeo.com/152728936

    And then to understand the evil behind this agenda (not the people – the AGENDA), watch these two videos:

    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=136&v=hpJwru7I1aY
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dud_se0unkQ

    Even members of the LGBTQ community should see the wisdom of morals and values. These agendas lack both.

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