First of all, I am not writing this to piss people off and burn bridges with loved ones. I am just asking you to read this thoroughly so you may perhaps consider something you haven’t thought of yet.
Alrighty, now let’s get on with it.
If you do not support LGBTQ people, this is not for you. This has been written for those of you who privately, maybe even publicly, are OK with us Queers, but you continue to attend and support a religious institution that would gladly burn us at the stake if not for the cold jail cell (or coffin) that would hold them from their cushioned lives.
My challenging words in this post have nothing to do with your faith in God. I believe you are at liberty to believe in God, Pokémon, Santa Claus, etcetera. My beef with you is this: you are a passive, quiet hypocrite if you hang with us, tell us you’re OK with who we are and who we love, you tell us repeatedly that you love us, and yet you choose to attend and support the religious organizations that publicly damn us. It doesn’t have to be that way. You have other options to practice your religious and spiritual beliefs in a group setting without continuing to give those unaccepting organizations your body heat and money. Let’s face it, religious organizations are also businesses…that are tax-free. At the end of the day, if they can’t pay their bills, the electricity is turned off, the building is taken over by the bank, and 99% of the time, the pastor/minister/rabbi/priest leaves his/her post for one that pays.
Again, I’m not asking you to stop believing in God. I need to be clear about that. I truly believe in religious freedom. I’m also not asking you to choose between God and Queers. A lot of Queers believe in God. I’m asking you to love both, and to attend a religious organization that is publicly and privately in support of us Queers because let’s face it: so often we forget the strength of love—it’s automatic acceptance, which is a necessary feeling for every human to live, and to want to live.
Let’s then take this a step further and vote in political elections for the candidates who are more accepting of diversity than those who believe in white male power. What a boring, hateful future those individuals have—friends all from a group whose acronym is the 11th letter of the alphabet repeated three times. No creativity, not even in their outfits. Their mouths spew hate, the males shove their penises into whatever hole they wish, and their fingers are on triggers of death. WHY?! WHY?! WHY support them?! Because your pastor/minister/priest said to from the wooden pulpit at church on Sunday? The pastor/minister/priest is just a man who sins just as much as you and I. There is no glory in any of that when it’s shrouded in hate and commands. They’re just another golden calf in disguise.
So, I plead with you. If you are actually OK with us, look to moving your religious, spiritual and political support elsewhere. You might not know this, but unlike us with our sexuality, you have a choice as to where you practice your faith and spirituality. Support love in every walk of life, and stand tall against the haters, regardless of the religious institution. Either that, or let us know you refuse to stop being a hypocrite so we can move on from treating you so kindly. You don’t deserve us.
Oh, and for you Catholics. Us Queers aside...for the love of God and all that is holy! How can you continue to support an institution that has hidden/buried the number of sexual assaults caused by a great number of their priests that are sexual pedophile predators? Seriously! GET THE FUCK OUT!! If not for you, then for your children’s sake. Start a separate Catholic branch not beholden to the Vatican. Hold your own Vatican III to establish LOVING and ACCEPTING guidelines that include all, yet exclude sexual predators. Please move on.