Something happens here, later in the plot.
and yeah, he doesn’t believe in homosexuality, but in all honesty he has the God given right to believe that way. Yeah, he hasn’t really approached the subject well, but that’s his right. Throw a hissy fit all you want about him…
If not being gay is such an important tenet of Christianity, why did Jesus say nothing about it? I mean, there are a lot of sins He doesn’t mention by name, but all of those contradict “Love one another.” Consenting adults in a loving relationship actually is “loving one another.”
Your saying “you look like intolerant little bitches,” by the way, is not the best witness for God’s love. I think that was a poor choice of words.
Speaking of words, you say you “don’t agree with their lifestyle.” You are misusing the word “agree”: gay relationships exist, so it’s not a matter of agreeing or not. You mean you “don’t approve of their lifestyle”—that you judge it.
What two things did Jesus talk about the most? If you don’t feel like going through and counting, I’ll tell you. 1. Not judging others and 2. not being materialistic and helping poor people. I am pretty materialistic, in fact, and I don’t do enough to help the poor, but I don’t pretend that isn’t the message just because it’s hard to put in practice.
So your claim that “Christianity condemns homosexuality” is suspect, to say the least. You can point to a small handful of Bible verses (quite a few less, for example, then the ones telling people not to get drunk), but we know that we don’t follow lots of those things, and not only in the Old Testament.
Are women allowed to speak at your church, or allowed to show up without their heads covered? The New Testament says this is a disgrace! How do you feel about slavery? Because Paul was OK with it. There are some things in the Bible that we’ve since decided aren’t right because society progresses and learns things. I think God is probably glad that we become more enlightened as time goes on, don’t you?
I am Christian and can honestly say I never once in my life thought it was wrong to be gay. Even as a child, it was clear to me that gay people were made fun of because they were different, just as I was made fun of because I was different and a weird kid.
Jesus always sticks up for outcasts like these—the prostitutes, the tax collectors, the Roman centurion, the people everyone loves to hate—just like some people are sticking up for gay people now.
I hope you’ll think about what I’ve said, maybe pray about it a little. I’m always willing to talk more about it.
Reblogging again because yes Bryn.
I’m totally piggingbacking off of KateorDie’s idea to make edumaficational comics, so I hope she doesn’t judge me! (She’s the genius behind the Bisexuality comics, in case you missed that train.)
I went through the aromantic tag just out of curiosity and realized that we’re a pretty quiet people!
I’m not! I want to teach!
But I guess this is as good of an attempt as any!
Around Jesus you can whine, lie, shift your loyalties, be late, be greedy, be too ambitious, be stupid, be a coward, be a hypochondriac, constantly complain, fall asleep at every wrong moment — you can do nothing right, and it won’t in the slightest way seem to offend him.
But you put dogma ahead of love? You transmogrify God’s law into a justification for denying God’s grace?
Then yikes, man. Then you’ve got yourself a problem no one in this world wants.
Oh lord, not this again, the pansexual superiority complex. And reductionism fail.
Guess what, WE DON’T GET TO CHOOSE WHAT GENDER WE ARE ATTRACTED TO. A person attracted to male-identifying people doesn’t just wake up one morning with a taste for a blonde in a Union Jack shirt; there are specific mechanics at work that determine attraction. “Fall in love with people not gender” is completely shaming of monosexual people and implies that they are not actually in love with the people they love, but attracted to their gender identity. Entirely dismissive of monosexual attraction and love, and thus BULLSHIT.
For some people a label makes them feel better. It’s very powerful to be able to put a name to yourself, and to label yourself instead of letting society label you. Shaming people for finding solace in their labels is hateful bullshit that can cause even more anxiety for someone who is already dealing with an identity crisis. It’s none of your fucking business if someone is confused about their sexual orientation, or is trying to figure out how to name themselves. It’s their business, NOT yours.
Reductionist policy does not help people feel more comfortable in their orientation, nor does it encourage tolerance, nor does it adequately describe the breadth of human sexuality. In fact, it does entirely the opposite. So stop fucking acting like sexuality and attraction are that goddamn simple, get off your high horse, and quit label-shaming.
a pissed-off pansexual.
Reblogging and I want to add:
It’s cool if you don’t want to label yourself and it’s cool if you do.
Personally, I find labels really helpful. Finding a label that fits me is like being told, in a roundabout way, that I’m not the only person like this. That there are other people like me, that feeling the way I do is okay, which after so many years in the closet, and out the closet and still questioning and feeling like my status as questioning and the conclusions I draw are fucking people over, is a really good thing to know.
Gosh. One of the hardest times of my life was when I was trying to come to terms with my gender identity and some of my friends told me that I didn’t need a label for it. Like having a label for it was wrong.
And I get where they were coming from, because sometimes labels can be harmful and put us in boxes that maybe we shouldn’t put ourselves in, but sometimes it’s easier to box ourselves in for a bit than just float around in this endless undefinable SPACE.
I am also quite proudly gay as fuck.
I’m sorry I can’t be bisexual, or polysexual, or pansexual, or whatever else, but this is the way it goes. And it’s hard knowing that anybody I end up with is unlikely to be monosexual, especially when I keep getting constantly shamed for supposed ‘double standards’.
Certain of my friends suggested earlier today that I should give my boyfriend a kiss for Christmas.
Which would have been okay (I guess), except that as the conversation progressed, it started to sound more and more like they thought I owed it to him.
To give background context, both of these friends know about me being gay and trans*. One of them already knew about me being borderline aromantic, and the other was given a quick (albeit not great) summary during the conversation.
Just to get this clear - I don’t owe anyone anything.
And the details of my love life (platonic, romantic OR sexual) are actually none of your business. But if I do choose to share things, I’d rather not have them thrown back into my face, regardless of whether or not you meant to do it.
The insinuation that our relationship has to progress beyond what it currently is because my boyfriend is, no matter where he stands on the gender spectrum, biologically a hot-blooded male? No. Check your damned cis and sexual privilege. Because regardless of how said boyfriend takes the implication that he can’t get by without more romantic/sexual involvement because of genetics, I for one take fucking offence at it. Whether the friend meant it or not, he implied that I didn’t understand the need because I’m not biologically male.
Yeah. Um. No.
How about I’m just not comfortable with kissing as a romantic gesture?
How about six months ago, one of the two friends involved made me promise that my first kiss would be with someone special? And whether my boyfriend is that person or not, I do believe that’s my decision to make and not anybody else’s. Nobody else gets to choose who is special to me.
As it happens, yes, my boyfriend is special to me.
That doesn’t mean I want him kissing me. Yes, I get that it’s a sign of endearment or whatever. I get that it’s to show affection. It’s not that I don’t understand what kissing is. It’s that I don’t understand why everybody keeps expecting me to want it, when actually, I’m more comfortable with the idea of sex than I am with the idea of kissing.
And no, that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to fuck my boyfriend before I kiss him. And even if it did, it’d be none of your business.
Our relationship is our pace to dictate. Not anyone else’s. And if you dare use the argument that there should be compromise, and that if he wants to kiss I should let him? Fuck you. Seriously. Because you don’t know the context, you don’t know what’s already gone on between us or in our individual lives, and, even disregarding that, nobody should ever be in a position in a relationship where their partner is knowingly making them uncomfortable for the sake of their own pleasure.
Transphobic Murders In 2011 (So Far)
Reana ‘Cheo’ Bustamente
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Cause of Death: Multiple stab wounds to the chest
Date of Death: January 2, 2011
No age reported
Génesis Briget Makaligton
Location: Comayagüela City, Honduras
Cause of Death: Strangulation
Date of Death: January 7, 2011
Génesis was approximately 23-27 years old.
Krissy Bates Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Death: January 10, 2011
Krissy was 45 years old.
Fergie Alice Ferg
Location: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Cause of Death: Shot multiple times in the head and chest
Date of Death: January 18, 2011
No age reported.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Cause of Death: Strangled
Date of Death: February 19, 2011
Tyra was 25 years old.
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Cause of Death: shot in the head
Date of Death: March 2, 2011
Priscila was 22 years old.
Marcal Camero Tye
Location: Forrest City, Arkansas
Cause of Death: Shot and dragged
Date of Death: March 8, 2011
Marcal was 25 years old.
Location: Taman Lawang, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cause of Death: shot
Date of Death: March 10, 2011
Shakira was 28 years old
Miss Nate Nate (or Née) Eugene Davis
Location: Houston, Texas
Cause of Death: shot
Date of Death: June 13, 2011
Née was 44 years old.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Cause of Death: Shot
Date of Death: July 20, 2011
Lashai was 23 years old.
Location: Findikzade, Istanbul
Cause of Death: Slit throat
Date of Death: July 31, 2011
Didem was 26 years old.
Location: New York, New York
Cause of Death: Stabbed several times in the back and neck.
Date of Death: August 1, 2011
Camila was 38 years old.
Location: Jalisco, Mexico
Cause of Death: Beaten and burned.
Date of Death: August 6, 2011
No age has been reported.
Unidentified male-bodied person dressed in women’s clothes
Location: Paris, France
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Death: August 24, 2011
Zie is estimated to be about 30 years old.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Cause of Death; subarachnoid hemorrhage due to blunt-impact head trauma.
Date of Death: September 10, 2011
Gaurav was 35 years old.
Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Cause of Death: Shot to death by her brother.
Date of Death: October 6, 2011
She was 24 years old.
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Cause of Death: murdered, her body was decapitated and dismembered then burned.
Date of Death: October 23, 2011
Shelley was 19 years old.
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Cause of Death: Strangled
Date of Death: October 30, 2011
Jessica was 32 years old.
Astrid Carolina López Cruz
Location: Madrid, Spain
Cause of Death: Beaten and stabbed
Date of Death: November 4, 2011
Astrid was 30 years old.
Cassidy Nathan Vickers
Location: Hollywood, California
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the chest
Date of Death: November 17, 2011
Cassidy was 32 years old.