The Black Church: Witch Hunts on the Gays
Many of you are familiar with the Salem Witch Hunts that took place in the earlier part of History in which people in the Puritan Colonies would be called a witch and be put through water boarding tests and tortured which would force them into confessing.
In today's society the witch hunt is in the Black Church and it is thrown at the Gays, Bisexuals, Down Low Men, and especially Transgender. It is nothing new to hear a pastor in the pulpit say "I'd rather have a son that's a murderer than a sissy," or my personal favorite "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." These are all things that I've grown up hearing all the time. When I was younger I didn't understand it, but now that I'm older and I am who I am, I've learned a lot more about myself and life in general.
As I've grown and have left and have come back to the church, I've learned that in most traditional churches, there is a witch hunt much like that of the Salem Witch Hunts. Only it isn't with witchcraft, it is with homosexuality. It seems as if the church has forgotten about all the other sins such as fornication, adultery, lust, envy, hatred, lying, stealing, covetous behaviors, just to name several. However, homosexuality is the biggest of these.
I find fault with this because the Bible clearly says that no sin is greater than the other. It's all an abomination to God. So why, pray tell, that people always wants to call out the Gays and Lesbians? Didn't God create them and doesn't he love them as much as the thief, the liar, the adulterer, the whore, the deceiver? Through all of the religious doctrine and ex gay therapy, and I can say this from experience, there is often times where LGBT Christians are taught to hate themselves because of something that they couldn't control. As a result we have suicides and people getting married and forced into relationships in order to be accepted by so called "Christian People."
This is not Christ like at all. The Bible teaches that we are to help and approach people out of love and not out of hate. Why go up to a person and tell them that they are going hell, when they really just need to be told that God loves you as you are?
It's nothing worse than coming into a church and being called a "faggot"or a "sissy" because you aren't super masculine or because you wear an earring in each ear. Not only that being called gay because you did the latest fashion trend, but the other guys in the church can do it AFTER you've done it.
It seems today that a lot of, and I hate to say it, Self hating, Gay, Down Low Pastors and Prophets are looking to "expose" people for being gay if they listen to Lady Gaga, Beyonce, wear skinny jeans, or is the least bit androgynous for their gender. Really? I didn't know fashion or taste in music determined your sexuality. It even goes down to if you say certain words or if you even hang out with someone who is LGBT? So the church has reduced itself to a judging house? Last time I checked the Bible says not to judge lest we'll be judge in the same manner in which judged. Yes I said it!!! I don't understand how the church became such a place where people can't come as they are without church folks looking at them side eyed and whispering or the Pastor throwing stones. Not to mention all of the "Pastor Said this and that." Honey you better study for yourself and stop listening to the Pastor like he's God himself. The Pastor is a mere man who can wrongly divide the word of God.
I guess that's all I have to say...for right now.