Posts Tagged ‘Sexuality’

Judging Christians?

13 Aug

Some days you need to step back for a time before responding to something you find offensive on some level. That said, offense is in the eye of the beholder (just as is beauty). Each one of us can find something within any given situation to feel slighted by or to find value within; it just depends on where our/your heart is at in the moment I suppose.

For instance, when I first read Matt’s blog entry of January 20, 2011 titled “Dear Gay People” I’ll admit I was pissed. I found it offensive (and to some extent I still do but I also understand the point he was trying to make and I agree with it).

What did I find offensive?

Well, to be honest it was the statement, “…be delivered from whatever demon makes you
want to hump each other

Such attitudes are, in my opinion, what drives so many LGBTQ persons away from any kind of religious faith whatsoever. To suggest our sexual orientation is the consequence of sin and the willingness to embrace the ways of some perceived devil is ludicrous. They/many would rather accept that kind of thinking rather than realize that (to us) our sexuality is every bit as natural as heterosexuality is to our peers. Such opinions are held and comments made by demagogues who simply wish to play on the emotions of those who either cannot or are unwilling to think for themselves. It’s that kind of an attitude that drives me away from organized religion and instead, to worship and pray in my own way separate and apart from the blind who follow [others] like lost little sheep. Oh, and being gay isn’t all about having sex. If that were the case then there would be quite a few periods of my life where I wouldn’t have been able to call myself “a gay man.”

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Red Light, Yellow Light, GREEN Light!

22 Mar

“If you cannot accept yourself, how can you expect others to accept you?”

Most of us have spent our entire lives pretending to be what our friends, what our families, what our leaders want us to be. When do we start being who we want to be?

If you think about it, you’re told from the time you are a toddler what is “right” and what is “wrong” — what is to be expected of you. Most every boy and girl’s parents think of their child as an extension of themselves. We are to make good grades in school, attend college and get a degree, land a great job at which we’ll become successful, meet and fall madly in love with someone, get married and have children of our own one day.
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Why not bat for our team?

10 Feb

Photo of Be Straight haircare productI hear it all the time… People say, “I just don’t get it; why would you ‘choose’ to be gay? Why AREN’T you interested in women? Have you ever tried it? You know, you might like it if you tried just once.” Then there are those who take it a step further, making crude comparisons between the orifices of a man and a women.

(Like I really want to hear about va-jay-jay!)

Here’s an example; this is what somebody on Topix wrote earlier today:

fed up writes:

..if you wanna bang a hairy guys @ss why not join our team and bang a woman’s it would be the same thing right? same spot, same feeling, just a nice smooth hairless hot woman though, oh yeah and i’m sure she smells better.lmao.

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Who’s To Say What is "Appropriate"?

25 Mar

This is a topic I’ve given a lot of thought to over the years; what is considered to be “appropriate behavior.” It’s always eluded me how a behavior expressed by a person who fits within the norm is deemed to be acceptable to like-minded people while the same behavior expressed by those who are considered to be “different” is unacceptable. Of course, I’m talking about public displays of affection (PDA) and surely it’s obvious the comparison I’m making is
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