GUESS WHAT? A GAY GUY JUST WALKED PAST YOU.
Homosexuals are everywhere; all around us...in our schools, in our places of work and worship, in our neighbourhood and majority of them are denying themselves basking in the claim to be something that they are not. It is enough that we deny them and we believe that something is wrong with them for developing feelings for the same sex, they deny themselves everyday except for the few brave ones who have risen above all odds to accept who they are.
I have met people who do not believe that homosexuality is real. They say it is "a culture borrowed from the west", it is a charade or it is simply unnatural.
Some time ago, I was watching an American movie with a friend and he asked why there had to be a gay couple in every modern American movie. I wasn't so surprised by the question because it is no news what the world, in general, has against homosexuals. I answered by saying, "why are there always black people in every modern American movie even if majority may be white?"
I want to believe that the answer to both questions is now clear; because they exist.
"But God created Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve!" God also created everyone who turned out to be a sinner. During a mundane discussion on whether foremost homosexuals should be allowed into the church, the boy we all perceived to be the smartest among us, said that they should not be allowed into the church because they are sinners and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 et al has emphasized that sinners would not inherit the kingdom of God.
However (writing from a religious point of view), if we decide to judge sinners before God judges, we must understand and everyone is a sinner who just sins differently.
In the same scripture, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, sinners are referred to, in this order, as fornicators, idol worshippers, adulterers, gigolos, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers and cheats.
If we are allowed to take actions into our hands and be able to make decisions are we going to say that, sinners have no right to worship God or to call themselves Christians? If it were to be so, every single pew the church would be empty and the Church would be dry as a desert.
Were we not all born into sin? DidJesus, the son of God, not die for sinners? Does the Bible not preach unconditional Love? Isn't it hypocrisy when you lie about where you were and call a homosexual a sinner? Did he Bible not warn against trying to remove a speck of wood from your neighbour's eye when you have a log of wood in yours?
There is a also a lot of misconceptions about gay people, aside from personal beliefs; The idea that homosexuality is foreign, demonic or worth killing for, is barbaric and should be discouraged.
They exist all over the world and are everywhere. They are possibly the ones at work who you think is more attractive than everyone else or perhaps, the active church worker whom you would recommend to be trusted. Maybe, it is the smart kid who sits in the front row, or the quiet neighbour or it is probably the guy who just walked past you.