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Sexuality and religion seem to be contradictory topics. Homosexuality in particular, has been the subject of much controversy. While it’s true the bible does state that for a man to be with another man is an abomination, it also states that we are all God’s children and he loves all of his children and will never forsake us. What I don’t understand is how some people feel it’s their duty to put down or to eliminate homosexuals. Last time I checked, the bible says, “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.”
It also says that we are all born sinners, so who are you to judge another when you are not without sin? You’re about as holy as the next person and as such, you have no right to cast a stone upon another. Some people may have been subject to traumatic events which could’ve influenced their sexuality while others may just have been born that way. The point is a person’s true sexuality is beyond their control. Given that fact, who are you to tell them they’re wrong?
It may be a sin but  just like any other sin such as murder, lying, stealing, adultery, and blasphemy, it is a sin that may vary greatly in terms of potential impact on others. You may think you are better than others because you “only” committed the sin of lying. Sure some sins are considered better than others like lying vs. murder, but then again a lie can lead to the death of another so are they really that different? Just because you don’t see someone effected by your lies does not mean it causes no harm. Homosexuality is harmless when compared to the negative effects most other sins carry, so who are you to judge?
The bible also states that the tongue is sharper than any knife. So even truthful words can lead to death. Again, who are to judge? Sure the bible says that homosexuality is an abomination but it also says that we are all loved by our Lord and his son Jesus Christ. You do not have the authority to cast judgment and hate upon another? It just adds to your list of sins. It is impossible to know all about a person and their struggles. Can you read minds? No; so you have no right to judge when you can’t understand why or what causes their actions, homosexuality included.

Posted July 3, 2012 by Sakura Blossom in Sexuality and Religion