Walking Contradiction: Having Beliefs & Opinions That Go Against the Grain
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So I'm going to just sum my views up in a nutshell.
Some people are confused. How can I justify being a Christian when I'm gay? My question would be: how can anyone justify being a Christian when everyone falls short and sins every single day of their lives? Some small, some big, right? People usually say, "Well, you chose to be gay." And I always respond with, "Did you choose to be straight?" And it's not meant to be taken in a offensive tone -- it's to "think" about that question which would give you the answer. Once you feel your own experience of who you have 'chosen' to love, then you'll find that it wasn't so much of a choice for me either. I mean, granted -- we're born with genetics that steer us toward a certain gender, but we do consciously choose to activate whichever one is more dominant. So the question still remains: is it a choice or is it genetics? Maybe both? And um, maybe, who cares..?
So if I seem like a big walking contradiction to you politically-wise, then it's only because my values, beliefs and standards vary from one topic to another. I don't fit in with the extreme leftists, or the extreme rightists. Again, I'm just 'me' with a buncha' opinions of my own. I would never put these values of mine 'in-your-face' to judge people with, but I just sit back and wonder, "Wow, I would love to have a child of my own," or "I'm gonna stay strong in my faith in God and know that He loves me the way He created me to be," and to be confident that my views are OKAY to have, just as yours are.
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