- some self-appointed speaker for all things God on YouTube.
They said pretty much the same thing on my YouTube page, most of which I deleted. Then they found my Google+, & emailed me there. They felt such a need to tell me all about myself, they just couldn’t resist (heard from those kind of people before, Christian or otherwise). I filtered him on my email too, and he’ll be permanently deleted never seeing my Inbox.
Let me share something with Christians - don’t preach to me about what you think God says about anything. I’ve been a born-again Christian since I was seven years old. I was born in an independent Baptist church (which my grandfather & four other families started in the 50’s). I was toddling down the aisles before I knew where I was. I’ve been through the Pray-The-Gay Away type therapy. It’s harmful, damaging, and took me years to stop hating myself, stop having zero self-esteem about being a gay man, and not only feel, but know, I’m priceless (as everyone is, actually).
I’ve also learned that I did not choose to be gay. Gay people don’t make lists like:
- Run to bank, make deposit
- Pick up dry cleaning
- Get gas
- Suck a dick
- Get wine for party at Anna & Dustin’s
- Call Best Buy about Reward Zone card
Just doesn’t work that way. It’s not some need to have a father figure. I have a father. And frankly, that whole daddy/son thing that some gay men do is creepy as fuck to me. I don’t even want someone jokingly calling me “papi” or whatever. (I had one guy call me “slave” one time, & I punched him in his chest.) People just don’t choose to be gay. Who would choose the backlash, the hatefulness, the sanctimonious venom & utter stupidity LGBT people face daily (depending on their situation of course)? Who CHOOSES that?! Even Jesus is like “What is that guy talking about?”
The Bible says, in Philippians 2:12-15:
….work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
So before one of you self-righteous born-again types come at this born-again type & tell me what’s right & wrong, I would challenge you to look in your own closet first.
And don’t walk away from this entry and think “love the sinner, but hate the sin”. That demotes being gay to one act. We’re SO much more fabulous than that!
- a musician who most people would know (more prominent in the 80’s)
- is a black man