The Treatment of Homosexuals In Our Society

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I want to thank fellow blogger, Garrett Crawford for this fantastic post. It’s very important that we all recognize that no one sin is greater than the other and the best way to show a sinner a better way of life is to love them and set an example through our actions. Love is contagious so lets spread it around. Let’s make a difference for the good.

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The Treatment of Homosexuals In Our Society

I recently watched a short 20 minute film that really stuck out to me. This film was about a heterosexual girl who grew up in a world where homosexuality was considered normal. This was interesting because everything was backwards. This girl was often picked on growing up and, and when she got into junior high, many kids at school started to beat her up and call her names such as “hetero.” The terms “faggot” and “queer” were used in association with heterosexuality. One guy wrote “God Hates Heteros” on his garage door. At one point in the movie, this girl sat down for dinner with her moms and they were talking about how disgusted they were with this heterosexual family that lived down the road. She didn’t want her kids exposed to that “perverted” lifestyle. At the end of this film, this girl was caught kissing her boyfriend, and some girls beat her up and wrote “Hetero” on her forehead. She then went home and committed suicide.

I posted the description of this video because it kind of gave me a perspective on the issue, as even though heterosexuality is considered a sin in this society, the way that this girl was treated is completely wrong, regardless of the fact that what she was doing was considered wrong. Now, why do I talk about this? First off, I stated in one of my previous posts my views on homosexuality. Here are some things I believe. Homosexuality is a sin, and it is considered a perverted lifestyle in the eyes of God. People do NOT choose to be gay, but rather it is based off of other things such as environmental factors and predisposed traits. Sexual orientation is ultimately a status of identity.

Now, how should we regard homosexuals in our society? Often times I feel as if people who struggle with issues such as alcoholism, pornography, drugs, greed, pride, etc. are loved by the general public, though their lifestyle is condemned. So, the question arises of why people often consider homosexuals as second class citizens. By any logic of the information above, should we not condemn their lifestyle but love and accept them as normal people? To this I say YES!! The way that homosexuals are treated by certain people groups in our society is ridiculous, wrong, and SINFUL. The fact of the matter is that homosexuals are afraid to go to church because of they way they are treated. Why should a gay couple not be allowed to go to church and feel safe? To me, this is completely absurd, as Jesus came down to save ALL people, not just heterosexuals.

Another issue I see is the status of heterosexuals who seem to display “traits” of a homosexual person. Often times I see guys who are effeminate, or girls who are masculine, and they are bullied just as if they were gay. This just shows how outrageous the situation actually is, as people who are not even gay are bullied for being gay! Why do people often sit around and just assume that someone is gay based off of a certain characteristics they may have? What could that information possibly do for you, other than spit vile about that person? God may have not intended for homosexuality to be apart of someone’s lifestyle, but he certainly did not intend for us to treat homosexuals or people who are considered “different” the way that people typically do.

So, what can we do about this situation? Love homosexuals. Accept them as people, and treat them as people who are on the same level as you, not a level below. It is important for them to recognize the way that God views their lifestyle, but bullying them to the point of suicide in the absolute worst way to handle the situation, and that is going against the very way that God intended us to handle it. I really hope that many of you will reconsider your choice of thoughts or words next time you meet someone who you think might be gay. Those thoughts and words lead to a society that is hateful and ungodly toward homosexuals.

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11 thoughts on “The Treatment of Homosexuals In Our Society

    1. I could not agree with you more, Anna. I find that even churches fall short in this area. Christ was all about love and anything else reflects that exact opposite.

  1. Hey guys. I am a believer and struggle with my sexuality. I’ve been involved in ministry all my life. Even knowing God, my secret struggle still nearly caused me to take my life. I knew that if I was found out, I’d be an outsider in my church. Nobody would have ever known if I hadn’t told. I’m military, athletic and a Republican hahah… I did not fit the stereotype. I’m blogging about my experience, how being an “outsider” has changed me. When I read the story of the good Samaritan, I no longer read it as the religious leader that passed by, I now read it as the man beat up on the pavement. Feel free to check my blog out and ask ANY question you may have! Thanks!
    http://coldwaterblog.wordpress.com

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Coldwater. I am headed out tonight but plan to check out your site as soon as I can, hopefully tomorrow and I’d like to talk with you again soon. All the best -Kerri

  2. This point of view that is heading in the right direction, but we don’t need to think or say anything the next time we meet a gay person anymore than we do when we meet a fat person, divorced person or any other kind of person! The only kind of person who’s lifestyle, sin or salvation we need to have an opinion on is the one we see every day in the bathroom mirror. Please read Rachel Evans blog on the subject, she is much better with words than I am.
    http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/literalist-gluttony

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