If the Bible Said That Being Gay was Okay….

When I was setting ground rules for this blog (yes, hello, there are ground rules), I decided to leave religion out of it.  It’s getting increasingly hard to follow that rule because of my own struggles and because about 50 percent of the e-mails that I receive mention religion and/or God in some way.  I’ve started to write a blog post about religion and may publish it in the coming weeks.

Last week the following e-mail thudded into my inbox.  What’s your reaction to it?  What are your thoughts on homosexuality and religion?

“CJ’ s mom If your child wanted to kill your pets would you be so happy about it? Or if your child got really happy trying to jump off a ladder or wanted to drive your car would you allow him to do this?

For God sakes you so called mothers what the hell have you been brought up on. This is your child yet you have given up on them without even trying. This is so wrong. If you do not believe in the Bible then I guess there’s nothing to talk about but if you do, believe for your child because this is not what God intended for him. There a way too many scriptures that say this is wrong but it will be you who will have to stand before God about this. If the Bible said that being gay was okay, then I would be okay with it too but woman this is just wrong and I truly believe one day you will regret this mistake.”

“Monica” is the charming woman who sent me this message.  When I tried to reply…..wouldn’t you know she gave a fake e-mail address?   What do you think of people who hide behind anonymity?

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68 Responses to If the Bible Said That Being Gay was Okay….

  1. Granted Barbie wasn’t around when they wrote The Bible, and no, I haven’t finished The Old Testament yet, but so far, I haven’t come across anything about playing with dolls.

    Yes, there is Deuteronomy 22:5 5 ¶The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.

    But there’s also 11 ¶Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.

    So if you’re going to quote 22:5, you better not be wearing polycotton while doing it.

    I knew a girl in Middle School who only wore skirts to school because of 22:5, but I’m not aware of that many people who think like that.

  2. Cole says:

    Playing with Barbies and liking the color pink are totally comparable to killing pets and attempting suicide – NOT. Let’s forget about religious views for a second and just use our common sense. C.J. being interested in things that plenty of other children are interested in does not harm (or even affect) anyone, and it is in no way comparable to him abusing animals or himself. If Monica doesn’t like it, she can leave the rest of us alone and go live in her fantasy world where boys playing with dolls is comparable to animal abuse.
    Everyone is welcome to believe what they please. I don’t care if one worships dishwashers. The problem comes when these dishwasher-worshippers start telling me how to live my life in order to please the almighty dishwasher.

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