Thursday, January 19, 2006

Gay People

I love gay people.

I am NOT a fag hag. Let's just get that little distinction out of the way right quick. If you have no idea what I'm talking about then just ignore this little paragraph of this post. ;) Thanks.

For some reason beyond my comprehension, understanding, whatever you want to call it....I have an extra (or A measure as the case may be) of empathy and compassion for those who "struggle" with being attracted to the same sex. Now....I understand that those of you who read this blog and are affirmed as gay have a problem with me calling you "strugglers". I do get that. And yet, I continue to use that term and none of you so far have given me a great deal of grief over it. I think it's because you've come to understand where I'm coming from when I use that word. I think it's because you've established a sort of relationship with me, having read this blog, and so you accept what I say when I say "struggler" the same as I accept what those of you who are gay and comment say when you talk about being bisexual or gay Christian. The various words above may strike dissonate chords for you or me as the case may be and yet, we choose to dialogue in a spirit of mutual respect and admiration for each other as individuals. Those of us who are seeking truth from God will find that truth eventually. Here or will happen.

*note..i'm not saying you can or cannot identify yourself as gay and/or christian and make it to heaven....i absolutely do not know the answer to that question...thank's up to Him...not me. read the sheep and the goats's pretty clear right there that WE don't decide and the decision is certainly not made based on OUR standards."*

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

46"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

Why am I writing this? Good question. I don't know. That's another thing I'm willing to admit and post right out loud on this blog. I just don't KNOW. I don't know everything. And I don't think any of you do either. I agree with some of you more than others and appreciate the affirmation you give as well as the thought-provoking comments of those of you who don't agree with what I have to offer.

That's all for now!


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Robert said...

Hi Grace!

No, you are no fag hag. ;-D

However, it is understandable that you would have compassion for those who do struggle with same sex attraction since your husband has done so for so many years.
You and Tdub are remarkable people, and it seems that you have a healthy relationship. I wish everyone could have that.

Personally, although I have had struggles with sex and sexuality in my life, I cannot say that I would want to be straight (I know too many messed-up straight people to know better! ;-D). That said, a lot of people who post here appear to struggle with their sexual orientation and how it should be expressed in their lives, so "struggler" would be a correct term for them.

grace said...

Robert: Thanks for your always. Your comment has fueled my thoughts for a new post....which I'll get to AFTER my full day of basketball games are over.

Brady said...

Nice post Grace. You may not know why you wrote it, but I bet "someone else" did...