I am a Christian and I have grown up knowing a God of love, knowing a God whose heart broke with the rest of the world on that Saturday night.
You will not find yourself through any diet plan, through any drink, through any drug. It is this simple. I seek substances and routines now for experience enhancement, but I feel no force with me at the end of the day.
I assure you, no major religious scripture – that is not taken out of context – says to openly hate someone else.
“Christ did not hate, so neither should a “Christian” or any person who appreciates respect for the sake of being human.”
I have never experienced a more fruitful and meaningful life than this one I’ve spent unapologetically chasing God. I’m not afraid to say that falling in love with His son was the best decision I have ever made.
I sat there, very uneasy, myself a gay man. My father knew that. I had told him years ago. And he had said then:
“I will kill the boy who had sex with you!”
Pray for the victims, but don’t forget to be angry. Not at another group of oppressed individuals, but the people who strip these groups of agency and identity.
Mr. Lt. Governor, you are not practicing Christianity. You are practicing a religion of hate that I do not recognize.
You don’t understand now, but eventually you will. And when you do, you’ll be thankful for God’s infinite wisdom and amazing grace in your life.
I’ve always experienced microaggressions growing up. From people asking me, “So, like, what are you?” to comments like “You don’t act like a regular Arab girl”.