Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ignorance .. Stupidity .. Disgust

Hey Friends ..

I am a Christian, but sometimes I find myself ashamed to call myself one because of the so called "Christians" that give our religion such a bad name.
The people, even churches, that do nothing but judge the lifestyles others live is why so many people have a bad taste in their mouth when it comes to Christianity.

It's usually small stuff, like last week I heard that a local church banned watching American Idol because they had Lady Gaga on the show. Seriously? Not that her attire was the most family friendly, it wasn't, but come on! Everyone knows they didn't ban the show only because of her attire. In that case other artists or judges would have sparked a ban. It was because of the lifestyle she supports....a gay lifestyle.

Just a month ago I witnessed a prime example of how severe this "christian hate" can be. I was working the Lady Gaga concert. So many beautiful souls were there freely expressing who they are, but two groups of protestors decided to take their OWN pure hate for homosexulity and pull God into the equasion. Sickening.

The first group was a tad more tame. However I wanted to punch them when they were telling a young lady she was a "dirty, filthy, nasty, no good, sinner" on a huge megaphone. The second group got my blood boiling the most. They (and their fairly young children) were in public wearing T-shirts that said "God Hates Gays" and "God Hates Whores" .. with the back saying "Repent or Burn In Hell". Excuse me .. but my God doesn't even have the word hate in his vocabulary!

I'm not going to get into a Biblical debate on what God feels about homosexuality, but I can PROMISE you one thing, "Jesus Loves The Little Children. ALL The Children Of The World."

It's not our place to say that what they are doing is right or wrong. There is honestly a legit Biblical argument for both sides. Yes, I have heard both and thier ARE two sides! The bottom line - MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!! Why do these people waste their energy caring about who other people love? Does them holding hands, kissing or loving someone of the same sex affect them? NO!! We (our screwed up justice system) allow people who are violent and people who are adultrists to marry each other? Yet we stop two people that may adore each other because they are of the same sex!!
It's none of our business who someone chooses to be with!

Someone sent me a quote that really about sums it all up.

"You know you've created God in your own image when it turns out that He hates all the same people you do."

Seriously. So true. I mind my own business - won't you?

Grace and peace to you,

1 comment:

  1. Stacy,
    I so much appreciate you writing this! I too am a Christian and also, I'm gay. I go to a wonderful church, The Church of the Living Water in Goodletesville, TN. In our church we celebrate God and Jesus his son and all that they have given us. We celebrate each other and we don't judge. If only a few of those people that were being so ugly to those young souls would for just one moment take the time to think, Is this what Jesus would do? I don't think so. My God does not Hate, my God is just like your God.....he loves all the children of the world.

    Thank you!