So, I posted on the video page about a comment I had read about on Huffington Post. The whole thing was that the person making the comment didn’t like the gay agenda. I questioned what that means, as of writing this, the author has not responded. I stated my case that the gay “agenda” is no different than a straight agenda. You can read the whole post here.
Here’s why I writing this post, someone commented calling themselves hiwaychristian and he or she compared being gay to the difference between liking onions and not liking carrots:
Why can’t you folks see the difference? If I prefer onions to carrots, I don’t go out and make it a political issue. Why is your sexual preference so crucial to your identity?
Well, there is a difference, as I wrote:
No one is going to fire you for hating carrots. No one is going to deny you the right to buy a home or rent an apartment, because you hate carrots. No one is going to say that your love of onions is unnatural and you don’t deserve your full rights as an American citizen.
(You can read the whole comment on the post, go ahead, I’ll wait.)
Then, the brave poster went on to mention God, which really has nothing to do with gays and lesbians civil rights. We have separation of church and state, but apparently the only time anyone of them remembers that is when I mention Matthew 25.
Anyway, I wrote what I considered a logical and unemotional response. Not that I really expected hiwaychristian to come back and read it, but apparently he (she?) did.
Did this person respond with logical arguments?
No, of course not. I posted another response last night, but this morning, it dawned on me that it was a complete waste of time. You can’t argue with an anti-gay. They believe that they have God on their side – no matter how illogical that is. Truth is that none of us can know what God wants or expects. That said, I’m pretty sure Jesus meant it when he said to love thy neighbor and what you do for the least of you, you do for me. However; I don’t think the anti-gays get that. I don’t think they can comprehend anything that doesn’t fit into their little world of “love the sinner, hate the sin” and that denying equality doesn’t equate love. (Jesus didn’t say love thy neighbor just a little, which would keep you and your neighbor on unequal terms, He said, “Love thy neighbor as you love yourself”, which means you’re equals.) I honestly believe that if hiwaychristian realized that they’re just as much as a sinner as I am, their head would explode.
So, to my gay brothers and sisters, take my advice – just ignore them. Yes, then they think they’ve won the argument, but let them. They have so little in their lives. They aren’t logical, they’re obviously not educated and they don’t realize that their hatred is both Biblically wrong and part of a dying breed. We will gain our rights – slowly, but surely. And, while we do, we must just pat these people on their tiny-brained heads and say, “settle down, partner.”
When we get down on our knees at night, we should include them in our prayers, as they need us to show them God’s mercy and we need to follow Christ’s teachings, and consider them equals. Which reminds me of an Irish Blessing I’d like to pass along:
May those who love us, love us
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts
May He turn their ankles
So we’ll know them by their limping.