Mother of 5
Jon Stewart had Mike Huckabee on The Daily Show last night and the second half of the appearance focused on marriage equality. Stewart really is one of the best civil rights advocates out there.
Argued Stewart: "Religion is far more of a choice than homosexuality. We protection religion - and talk about a lifestyle choice - that is absolutely a choice. Gay people don't choose to be gay. At what point did you choose not to be gay? ... I think it's a travesty that people have forced someone who is gay to have to make their case."
THAT...WAS WELL SAID!
3 months, 1 week ago on I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.
Live in Tennessee or Mississippi and identify as LGBT? Are you willing to talk about what life is like there for you? Email reporter Lila Shapiro, at Lila@Huffingtonpost.com.
Hi Joey, I grew up in Maine as well so I feel some of your pain right there ; ) My youngest of five children is gay. We have lived in the mid-south Bible belt for nine years. My son started realizing he was gay around 6th grade. He has tons of friends and enjoyed school except for the kids that would scream across the hall at him that he was going to burn in hell. The ignorance and cruelty in some people never ceases to amaze me…or should I say disgust me. I actually pulled him out of school his sophomore year to homeschool because many of the teachers and the principal were just as bad. My son is very spiritual and loves God. Joey, God doesn’t make mistakes and he made us all and knew us before we were born. I believe that gay people are simply another example of his divine design, just as he shows us beauty in diversity through an array of skin and hair colors, physical traits etc. How each person reacts to diversity is a window into their heart of how closely they truly care to follow Jesus example. Some people feel the need to put others down to make themselves feel better -some to lessen the burden of their own sins by finding what they think is a bigger sin in someone else. (teens and adults, Christians and non-Christians). I’m praying that you have good support around you and that you will be able to find an intelligent church that will view you purely as a child of God as we ALL are and also to appreciate your desire to volunteer and help. You might try attending a non-denominational church-they tend to be more welcoming and diverse. Here is a website I found that might help you find a church near where you live. God Bless and thank you for sharing your story.
5 months ago on I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.
http://www.soulforce.org/resources/what-the-bible-says-and-doesnt-say-about-homosexuality/#comment-451I I enjoyed reading this article and hope you will too. There is a big difference between literal translation of the Hebrew bible and misinterpretations from translators of the bible changing the meaning to suit their own beliefs. The bible is a beautiful patchwork of historical stories from different authors but there is also a lot missing and it’s up to us to allow the Holy Spirit to fill in the blanks. When reading the bible, many people can’t see the forest thru the trees. I am a mother of 5 amazing young adults; one being gay. He was raised no differently, they were all breast fed, (I mention that because I read a post recently that attributes being gay with feeding your baby soy formula-the insanity never ends) He has been a caring and spiritual child from a very young age. There is nothing promiscuous about him. He is truly a child of God and we are so blessed to have him in our family as he sets a wonderful example of courage, kindness, and selflessness. He knows that his heavenly father loves him just as my husband and I love him and all our children unconditionally. God is good and obviously loves diversity and expects us to learn to look past the differences that make us different to find the one common thread that binds us as one-He created and knew us all before we existed.....the creator makes no mistakes ; )
1 year, 1 month ago on I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.
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I enjoyed this article and hope some of you will too. There is no denying that there are many verses in the bible that have been changed from the origional hebrew meaning to suit the person translating. Also, if anyone happens to know where the verse can be found that speaks to the fact (prophecy) "the meat will go bad at the hands of man" I would greatly appreciate it.