Does God hate Gays?
Does God hate gays? Or is it really just an excuse to discriminate homosexuals
According to The Bible, Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed because of their way of living which God couldn't accept, right? Lot, the good man of the city, had to angle guests. And all of a sudden some of the male inhabitants of the city wanted "to know" the guests. And yeah... The problem lays in that sentence... they wanted "to know" them. Well I'm quite sure "to know" = som kind of *** intercourse, but was it meant as a sort of homosexual attraction, or just pure evil rapture? And if it "just" was a form of rapture, then homosexuality couldn't really be the reason to destroy the cities, and therefore couldn't be a proof that God hates homosexuals.
I myself move a bit back and forth about my oppenion on homosexuals, but it stays around the "Well... God is against it I guess so it isn't cool... but I wont hate on them".
The Old Testament
But again. It is written in The Old Testament, and some of the rules from The Old Testament they have exceeded their expiration date. For an example, according The Old Testament, if a rapist rape a person then they should marry each other. Back then, it made sense, because when a person has been raped then the person wasn't "pure" and cold therefore not find a person to marry with. But now it would be weird and a lot of people would probably see it as wrong in so many ways.
Because of that, it can be hard to tell, if what The Bible is telling, is what we should listening to, or maybe see in a perceptive from the context of our society.
Do you remember the quote from The Bible "Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit". If we see homosexuallity as a tree. Then would it be a good tree or a bad one. As The Bible says, the fruits determine what kind of a tree it is. So what are the good and bad fruits of homosexuality aka what is the good and bad things about it?
What kind of gay people?
If a gay couple goes to a party, and sleeps with half of the other male guests, then we might be albe to say that homosexuality has given a bad fruit. But if a christian gay couple who regularly do charity, love other people and put others needs before their own, can homosexuality then still have given a bad fruit? If that happiness those homosexuals show is due because of their freedom to love each as homosexuals, then I can't see much bad about "that kind of" homosexuality. And if it isn't a bad fruit, then it is a good fruit, and if it is a good fruit, it's a good tree. Quite simple.
What about The Bible?
But it still doesn't make sense in my head because as mentioned, The Bible tells us homosexuality isn't a good thing, and even though it may have been written a long time ago, I still believe that trying to interpret The Bible so it fits to our society makes The Bible loose it's real purpose. Isn't The Bible written to us to learn from? But instead thinking that something from The Bible can be used, and others need interpretation so it fits our society, I just think that The Bible looses its significance.
Now here in small Denmark, the government has agreed on allowing homosexual marriages in our churches. It seems more like a move towards equality from the government than a move from the church to bless homosexuality.
But a clear statement I have to make is that even though homosexuality can be seen as "right" be some people and "wrong" by others I still believe that since it is scientifically proven that homosexuality isn't a choice and that it is a combination of genes and environment, I find discrimination towards them wrong. Just as I believe racism is wrong I believe that even though I may find it wrong, I don't have the right to discriminate them because of that.
What are you're thoughts on Gods perspective on homosexuals?
And discrimination towards them?
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