Disclaimer: Its not what it looks like.
Homosexuality is a sin! And like all sins, it should be punished in every way a good Christian can come up with. No holds barred! So deny them their humanity. They are less than human, so deny them basic human rights. Put them all in concentration camps so their disease won’t spread. They are unnatural, they go against nature and we should pray the gay away or send them to gay conversion therapy. They must be fixed or condemned. There is no other answer. This is a horrible sin and they must be taught better or punished.
Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Matthew 7:1-2 Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged. And with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
That young girl that looks more like a boy than a girl is struggling with who she is. She does so in the face of bullying and abuse, both at home and at school. And that young boy who always wears black and lets his hair grow long to cover his eyes , the one who never looks you in the eye, perhaps he’s suffering abuses that you don’t see. Perhaps his father would kick him out if he knew who he really was. Does this not place them both firmly among the meek? Just because you don’t approve of them does not mean they are monsters. They’re human, just like you.
There have been many documented cases of hermaphrodites. People born with both male and female organs are not unheard of. It’s a genetic anomaly. Simply something that occurs naturally but is outside the norm. Those who don’t understand this call them unnatural, but it has not been explained as being the result of any cause. It just happens. Therefore, it’s a naturally occurring phenomenon. So we acknowledge it as unusual but part of the natural world. So why it is so hard to believe that homosexuality is also a natural occurrence? Why is it impossible to accept that, sometimes a person can have a male brain in a female body or vice versa?
Perhaps homosexuality is nature’s way of slowing human population growth. Of course their bodies are capable of reproduction, but it is physically impossible for two men or two women exclusive to one another to reproduce without stepping outside of their perspective relationships. If they are committed and devoted to one another, they don’t want to hurt one another by doing such a thing. So their reproduction is carefully planned. There are no accidental children in gay families. (except the possibility that one of the two moms could be raped)
Being gay is no different a trait than being a reader, a musician, a math geek or an artist, except for one thing. People aren’t abused, neglected, subjected to cruel ‘therapies’ etc. for being any one of these things. And they certainly are not denied their civil rights. No one demands that musicians be kept in camps to pray their talents out of them. No one suggests psychological torture to change any of these traits.
Just because they aren’t like you does not make them less human. It does not make them sick, deranged or freaks of nature. It does not make them pedophiles. (that is a totally different breed of creature)
Jesus never spoke of homosexuality. He spoke of loving thy neighbor as thyself. He spoke of understanding and love of thy fellow man. He spoke of caring for the sick and feeding the poor. I doubt he would approve of denying anyone the comfort of these commands because you deem them unworthy. If you’re going to claim Christianity, you don’t get to quote the Old Testament as reason for you mistreating any fellow human being. Christ presented a whole new set of rules for you to follow. And while there are perhaps lessons to be learned in the Old Testament, the rules set forth by Jesus are the ones the Bible commands that you follow.
Chew on that for a while.