As a Fellow blogger, and avid reader of blogs, I came across this interesting blog post from The Black Male Nudist. It is entitled Lies That Religion Told Me.
The author, Khalil D, tells his story about how religion caused him to struggle with his sexual identity and the fact that he pulled and Andrew Caldwell. Here's an exerpt:
What ever happened to Black Preachers actually following the command in the Bible to study to show themselves approved (2 Timothy 2:15)? I found myself asking this question today as I endured, a rather interesting sermon for Mother's Day.
For starters, the preacher started of totally wrong when she began preaching against Gay rights, which are human rights. To add insult to injury she started advocating that the hookah phenomena that has taken off in the US is the new version of Marijuana.
After that unintelligent beginning, I began thinking of how important it is to know what the hell you are talking about when you are making a public speech!!!
I'm sure many of you have heard about this, but an Orange County, California attorney has filed a ballot initiative with the California Attorney General's Office asking voters to push the criminalization of homosexuality and the execution of Gays.
Filed by Attorney Michael G. McLaughlin on February 26 and received by the initiative coordinator, the ininitiative will allow him to begin collecting the required 365,000 signatures to put the measure on an upcoming ballot for California voters.
The proposed "Sodomite Suppression Act," states "The abominable crime against nature known as buggery, called also sodomy, is a monstrous evil that Almighty God, giver of freedom and liberty, commands us to suppress on pain of our utter destruction even as he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha.”
Here's another sick part of the proposed bill “The People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.” Here's the full proposal text here: https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/initiatives/pdfs/15-0008%20%28Sodomy%29.pdf
This is some backwards thinking. I hope this doesn't even make the light of day
Juan Varona feels a new anti-gay policy at his school, Erskine College, is harmful.
Last year Juan Varona and Drew Davis found acceptance with their college volleyball team after coming out as Gay in the rural South Carolina College, Erskine College.
Well, Since these two athletes have come out, Erskine College has issued a heavily worded denouncement of homosexuality that many read to be a behavorial ban. As you know Erskine College is one of those backwoods, bigoted, fundamentalist Christians Schools in the backwoods, Jim Crowe, South Carolina.The Document titled "Statement on Human Sexuality,"was issued by the Student Services and Athletic Committee and adopted by the board of trustees last Friday. This does create an unsafe environment for LGBT Students and Faculty alike. The hilarious and bigored Statement Reads:
“We believe the Bible teaches that monogamous marriage between a man and a woman is God’s intended design for humanity and that sexual intimacy has its proper place only within the context of marriage.
“Sexual relations outside of marriage or between persons of the same sex are spoken of in scripture as sin and contrary to the will of the Creator (Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:9-11).
“Therefore, the Erskine community is advised to practice humility and prayerfulness when engaging in any conversations or other actions related to these topics. Erskine’s conduct policies and procedures seek to uphold biblical standards, promote repentance and grace, and point people to Jesus Christ.
“As a Christian academic community, and in light of our institutional mission, members of the Erskine community are expected to follow the teachings of scripture concerning matters of human sexuality and institutional decision will be made in light of this position.”
This document will be added to the school's official manual and used in procedural rulings. Erskine officials say the ban will not ban individuals from attending the college, but it will make LGBT people feel very uncomfortable.
Juan Varon Took to twitter to voice his opinon:
"The release of this statement makes me disappointed because I have never received anything but kind treatment from everyone at this school, and my sexual orientation is no secret. So it took me by surprise.
"I feel that in the time that we are living right now, where even in the conservative state of South Carolina same-sex marriage is legal, the school took several steps back instead of progressing towards a future where everyone can be treated as an equal, which is a future most of the country is moving towards.
People outside of the college have denounced this ban and have criticized it as a step backwards in a state that has already legalized Same-Sex Marriage. Its funny though, they won't come up with a ban for making their athletes compete on the Sabbath in sports. Good old classic bigotry.
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In the wake of the Ferguson riots, all Pro-Black people have come out of the woodworks. My question is where are all the religious leaders? Where are all the preachers and evangelists at a time like this? Where are the supposed to be Peacemakers? Where are they?
Many of them are so busy being pimps in the pulpit instead of helping their community. They are also trying to have the next megachurch. Did you know that the church is outside of the four walls and that's where real ministry is? Did you also know that the Bible Tells us that we are supposed to stand up for the civil rights and civil liberties of others?
Instead of preaching against homosexuality and sex, it's time to preach against injustices, racism, sexism, hatred, and discrimination. These are the things that are really destroying the community. Forget about who isn't tithing and paying an offering, what about the lives of young people lost to a corrupt justice system. I guess they forgot about that part of the Bible.
It's Sunday and Time to relax and rest. However, I have something to get off my chest. Yes, I am a homosexual. I am Gay, Black and Proud. My sexual identity is just a part of who I am. It doesn't dictate my talent, worth, or where my soul will lie after I die.
I have a strong, solid relationship with God and I know that I will NOT be going to hell for me walking in my truth. There I've said it. I am homosexual.