Fact: A radical encounter with Jesus and His love and restoration will forever strip away the belief that homosexuality is natural or acceptable. Is this fact intolerant? Absolutely. God is, always has been, and always will be intolerant of sin. He is intolerant of the sin of homosexual acts just…
I’ve had a radical encounter with Jesus and his love. His name was Jesus Jimenez. I met him off Grindr while I was visiting San Antonio. Probably not the same guy you’re talking about, but it was radical nonetheless.
Anyways, to adress your post.
Do you think saying “FACT” before you say something false makes it more believable? On a personal note, I actually don’t even believe your god is “FACT,” much less the things he has to say about the way I live my life. But while we’re doing this, let me present some FACTs to you… okay?
FACT: It is none of your business who I fuck, who I date, who I marry, or who I love. If I want to engage in promiscuous activities with Jesus in the backseat of his car, then you can take solace in the fact that YOU’RE NOT INVITED. I will also not stop myself, mid-fuck, and be like… you know who doesn’t approve of this? Tiffany’s religion. Also, the assumption that homosexuals are incapable of anything but lust, and not capable of love, could not be further from the truth.
FACT: Life is better out of the closet. You know what hell feels like? Hell is getting beat up by your classmates and people on the street for being gay… WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO BE STRAIGHT AND NOT EVEN HAVING GAY SEX. How can you hope to love yourself while actively suppressing a major part of yourself? Since coming out of the closet, I have been able to enjoy life to a much greater extent and I have even started to love myself. I wouldn’t change for you or your religion.
FACT: Those groups you listed? Don’t make me laugh. Those people don’t love me. The former president of Exodus International even come out to apologize for his bullshit! See here. You know what those groups want to do? They want to change me - and I’m perfectly happy the way I am, thanks.
Now I know I shouldn’t have bothered with this. You’re just going to say “it’s not about what I think about homosexuality, it’s what GOD thinks! Jesus CAN change you! Homosexuality is STILL a sin and that’s a FACT!”
So here’s one final FACT for you: The people who believe in a god like yours are the people who beat me in the streets, kicked me, ostracized me, tried to change me, tried to make me look at part of myself as something “less than,” and drove me to the brink of suicide.
You can keep your religion. Keep your prayers. Keep it all, I don’t care. But I will not sit idly by as you prey on younger, vulnerable LGBT people and try to sign them up for “pray the gay away” camps where they will only be taught that they are broken.