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The Anti-Gay Religious Right's Message to a Gay Person is:
Be alone, live alone and die alone
based on a blog by John Shore
Don’t hold anyone’s hand.
Don’t snuggle on your couch with anyone.
Don’t cuddle up with anyone at night before you fall asleep.
Don't be sexually intimate with this special someone you love and want to spend your life with.
Don’t have coffee and conversation with this special someone in the morning.
Do be alone, live alone and die alone. Period. Romantic love is not available to you.
This Is The Best Reasoning that
Conservative Christians Have to Offer Against Gays? - An Argument for the
Would you support a serial adulterer who loves his wife, but is just attracted to other women because that’s who he is and how he was born? How about an alcoholic who just can’t help himself? Would you support him as he leaves his wife for alcohol? A glutton? A man of extreme pride? Why does homosexuality get a pass, and not any other sin? A person with homosexual desires who resists temptation is exactly the same as a married man who resists temptation to carry on affairs with other women—which is to say, a human being battling the temptation to sin. The most compassionate thing that we could tell someone struggling with homosexuality (or any other sin for that matter) is to keep resisting temptation. Keep battling. Don’t give in. This is your badge as a Christian, that you fight temptation.
The Conservative Christian argument against homosexuality has changed. It
used to be, “Gays are really only messed-up straight people. They should let
Jesus make them straight, so that they can stop acting all gay and not go to
Nowadays, the Christian refrain isn’t, “Stop being gay.” Now it is, “Stop acting gay.” They’ve given up trying to argue that the homosexual can change his or her sexual orientation: the complete failure of the Conservative Christian Fix-a-Gay and Homo No’ Mo! programs—not to mention a universe of anecdotal and empirical evidence refuting the whole idea — have left them little choice. So they’ve changed their approach. Now the argument is . . . well, just like my emailer said:
A homosexual struggling against the temptation
to act homosexual is no different from anyone else struggling to resist a sinful
Conservative Christians love this new argument. If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it ten thousand times. We all have. You whisper “gay” into the ear of a sleeping conservative Christian, and there’s an excellent chance they’ll just start saying it in their sleep:
“Just like any other sinful temptation. We’re all sinners. Must resist.”
And putting your brain to sleep before you say that is the very best way to say it, too. Because it could only make sense to a brain-dead person. It’s just . . . too stupid for words.
But lemme try anyway.
Virtually all sins share a crucial, defining, common quality. Because that
quality, which is present in every other imaginable sin, is utterly missing from
being or acting gay. Insisting on putting homosexuality into the same category
as every other sin is like gluing wings on a pig, and insisting it belongs in
the category of “bird.” It doesn’t. It can’t. It won’t. Ever.
Here is that Big Difference between homosexuality and other sins: There is no sin I can commit that, by virtue of committing it, renders me incapable of loving or being loved. I can commit murder. I can steal. I can rob. I can rape. I can drink myself to death. I can do any terrible thing at all—and no one would ever claim that intrinsic to the condition that gave rise to my doing that terrible thing is that I am, by nature, simply incapable of giving or receiving love.
No one tells the chronic drinker, or glutton, or adulterer, or any other kind of sinner, to stop experiencing love. Yet that’s exactly what so many conservative Christians are insisting gay people do.
When you tell a gay person to “resist” being gay, what you are really telling them—what you really mean—is for them to be celibate.
What you are truly and actually saying is that you want them to condemn themselves to a life devoid of love.
Be alone, you’re demanding. Live alone. Don’t hold anyone’s hand. Don’t snuggle on your couch with anyone. Don’t cuddle up with anyone at night before you fall asleep. Don’t have anyone to chat with over coffee in the morning.
Do not bind your life to that of another. Live your whole life without knowing that joy, that sharing, that peace.
Just say “no” to love.
Be alone. Live alone. Die alone.
The “sinful temptation” that conservative Christians are forever urging LGBT people to resist is love.
That being, of course, the one thing Jesus was most clear about wanting his followers to extend to others.
Can we stop with this cruel idiocy already? (1)
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(1) Based on John Shore's excellent piece on his Blog "How Is Being Gay Like Gluing Wings on a Pig?"
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