Jesus is Not Just a “Get Out of Hell Free” Card

This video is making the rounds on the internet. I will post it here, but I will warn you that it is a 19 year old kid coming out to his parents, being verbally and then physically abused for it, all in the name of  “God.”

Sadly, this is far from an uncomon experience for people in that community.

My (cynical) favorite is when the mother said that she knew that he was gay from when he was a small child, yet he is making a “choice” to be gay.

I think that being homosexual, bisexual or transgender is not a choice. Considering the number of people who know they are gay, bi or trans before they hit puberty, I think it is likely something people are born with. Seeing what people in those groups go through, rejection from their families and sometimes friends, living in a society that marginalizes them, that is trying to deny them not only equal rights to marry and all the rights that come with that, but equal rights to adopt, work, teach, to be in the Cub Scouts for chrissake, it is impossible for me to believe that they “choose” to be gay, bi, trans, etc.. Who would go through all that by choice? Seriously, if you could avoid all that pain and discrimination just by choosing to sleep with the quote-unquote “right people,” wouldn’t you do it? If they are bucking all that crap just to be with someone of their own sex or change their biological sex to fit their gender identity, it is not a choice. This is who they are.

Now, I’m going to speak within the context of Christianity because what puts a burr under my saddle is the screaming hypocrisy of quote-unquote “christians” like these people who have rejected their own child. (I think they have lost the right to be called “parents.”) I am not Christian now, but I was raised Christian and unlike these twats, I know my scripture.

I know a great many Christians who do actually follow the word of Christ and make their best effort to be good people who support and love, even if they don’t agree personally with what someone is doing. Because Christ said this:

      John 15: 9-12 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

(And I think by extension, we can include “family” in that.)

      Then there is the “love the sinner, but hate the sin” thing and “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
      There is NO Commandment prohibiting being with another of your own sex. Jesus said nothing about homosexuality, bisexuality or people who were born the wrong sex.
In short:
      1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
      According to the people in this video, the “word of God” is absolute, yet they cherry pick in order refuse these commands, direct from Christ and God. They use what they have decided God’s word is in order to be judgemental and jealous of their own reputations. (If you listen, that is what the mother in this video is most concerned about: What her friends will think.) If they truly believed in God’s word, they would love their son and say “We don’t agree with it, but we love you and of course you can stay because you are our son.”  If they had *that* big of issue with it, they can say, “We love you, you can stay, but please don’t bring your boyfriend here.” That is a reasonable compromise between compassion and their own beliefs.
      But if they truly believed in Gods omnipotence, then they would leave judgement to him and not judge others in his name.  They have no faith in God if they feel the need to do his job for him. If they truly believed in Christ they would not turn their back on the compassion he so desperately tried to teach them.  But they make clear that do NOT belive in his Word as they refuse it in one of the egregious ways possible. These people are not Christians. They are worshippers of their own self-righteousness that give real Christians, those who follow Christ’s words of love and compassion, a bad name.
      Matthew 6: 14 and 15: For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
      If they think they are going to the Christian Heaven after the way they treated their son, by Christ’s own Word, they are in for a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, VERY warm surprise.
      (Sorry about the formatting, I have no idea what happened there.)
      I will also add the public outpouring support for this kids has been impressive and give me some faith in humanity. He set up a GoFundMe account to raise $2000.00 to cover his living expenses. It was closed at $93,000.00 and some change.

One thought on “Jesus is Not Just a “Get Out of Hell Free” Card

  1. These people are not Christians, they are the same cowards and bigots who always sacrifice others to their pathetic need to feel superior. For me to reject my children they would have to become mass murderers, or Tories…

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