A Noble Quest

The witterings of a sorely deluded soul who enjoys debate with herself and others.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Jesus, Homosexuality and Love: Is it too much to ask?

I just want to be accepted for who I am, who God made me. I want to be accepted alongside my girlfriend and I want to serve the Lord with her. I am a lesbian and a Christian and the Lord Jesus Christ has freed me, not from my sexuality, no, from the fear. Why should I be frightened of those who damn me? 
I am more than their judgements. I am more than tradition. I am more than inequality. 
And I shall fight. 
To end this injustice. 
This torture.
This hatred.
Christianity is not about hatred but there are far too many of us Christians who are about hate, rather than love, loving family, friends and enemies alike. Why can’t I be loved for who I am? 
I admit I have flaws, I sin, I have my issues. But my sexuality is not one of those. 
Indeed, whether a person is straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, it is because the Lord made it so, not from sin. Our Father created a beautiful, diverse, bewildering, magical spectrum of sexualities, do not force all others to conform to one. Let them be. 
I pray that righteousness shall endeavour. That the persecution ends. I cry out to You Father to open up the hearts of us all and to make us love more, even just a little! Let us understand one another more. In the name of Jesus Christ, set the LGBT* community free from the bondage of Christian hatred and let them soar on the wings of love! 
The world is changing, bit by bit, and slowly but surely the world shall except love. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Gay Christian Bingo

This is a game of bingo you can play, it’s called, “Things some Christians say to the LGBT* community but mainly to male gays because they’re only the ones who exist really in the Christian world”. 

Tick the ones that have been said to you. Have fun! 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Christianity is not about the afterlife

Well, to me anyway. I find that Christianity surpasses such a thing because it calls people to the here and now. Jesus said for us to love all, friend or enemy, and that such love produces good fruit. Now love and peace bless this world, and in turn, bless the future of this world. Perhaps humans are in some respect guardians of Earth. Whether we are guardians or not does not necessarily matter, what does matter however, is the fact our actions have repercussions and consequences. Hate and war ruin and damage, love and peace unite and strengthen. As Christians, we are commanded to love, thus, if we follow this commandment, we shall have positive consequences and history can remember the generation kindly.

Christianity is about compassion.

Christianity is about friendship and fellowship.

Christianity is about overcoming differences.

Christianity is about forgiveness and mercy. Christianity is about the good side of humanity. The side of humanity which repels greed, which battles peacefully against injustice, which does not reject anyone.

Christianity is also about not making people oppressed. Making people live in fear. Making people be a believer in Christ Jesus. Christianity is much more than all of these. What good is a fear of Hell? What good is just waiting for Heaven? What good comes from merely focussing on the next life?

"For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:35-40)

Saturday, 1 September 2012


If God is love, would He rebuke a relationship of love?
If God is light, would He reject someone who found their way out of darkness?
If God is Jesus, would He lack sympathy, empathy and understanding?
If God is just, is that where His power to forgive comes from?
If God is kind, will not He show mercy?

Is not God the one of infinite compassion?
Is not God the being of light?
Is not God the source of love?
Is not God the one who  judges?
Is not God, the Messiah Christ Jesus?

Friday, 31 August 2012

The Calling

When parents reject their children because of their child’s sexuality and the parents’ love of God; are they really loving God? Does rejection equate to love? Is condemnation love? So I repeat it again:

Is rejection the way we should show our love to God?
Is condemnation the path we take when we love God?
Are broken relationships between child and parent, a reflection of the love they have for God?

Called to love, called to love all. 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Live, let live and love

I have been told in my life that I am possessed by a demon or that I am succumbing to wicked temptation, simply because I accept the person I am, more specifically, I accept the fact that I am a woman who is sexually attracted to other woman. According to the people who have said these things, I revel in sin, I am fueled by lust and temptation, that any relationship I have with another woman will be one of sex, sex, sex, with no room for love. They seem to connect homosexuality with sex, and sex alone. Sex seems to be quite a tricky subject with them indeed, especially when any sex outside the bonds of “traditional” marriage occurs. (I shall continue to use the word “sex” because I would like to emphasise the fact that sex is normal, natural, beautiful, wonderful and is one of the top gifts from God, up there with ice cream, beer and Doctor Who.) Sex has become shackles of burden and guilt, rather than liberating and worship. (I think having sex is a good way of worshipping God.)

So the folks who have told me these things believe that to be gay/lesbian/any other sexuality that isn’t heterosexuality is an ABOMINATION. (DUN, DUN DUUUNN.) Well, no, they aren’t abominations, quite often they are people struggling with guilt that your suppression and bile has caused, they are frightened and petrified of being who they really are, they fear hell and eternal damnation because of having certain verses skewed and shoved down their throats. And no wonder why there are so many people who suffer with depression.

The worse bit is: this repression doesn’t even surprise me. One. Little. Bit.

Where is the love when you call an intrinsic part of a person a sin? Where is the friendship when you distance yourself from the minority? Where is the kindness when you preach people to hell and think spitting from a pulpit is your passage to heaven? There is no love, no friendship, no kindness here.

The fact is, there are people who don’t fit into your worldview and sometimes you’re going to have to breathe the same air as them. If people pass into your bubble, don’t point your finger at them because all you’re doing is being blind. The people who have damned me, you did not love me. You rejected me, scorned me, hated me. You told me that the love I have for anther woman is sick, untrue and just about sex. Well let me be the first to exclaim that it is so much more than that. And let me say something else, the more I fell in love with her, the more I fell in love with Jesus. Is Jesus for oppressing or is Jesus for rejoicing? I became a Christian and then I realised that I am sexually and romantically attracted to women, Christ didn’t say, “Now you’ve got to be born again, again, second time lucky. “ Jesus said, “I knew you were gay, now go and feel the beauty of love.” Walking with Jesus is much more fun, comforting and wonderful than walking with insults, oppression and hate.

I know this may sound angry, and maybe I’ve been harsh, I forgive those that said what they said to me, but the forgiveness doesn’t make it hurt any less. I am free in Christ Jesus, the man of love, the man of friendship, the man of kindness. 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Time For a Rant

It’s all about choice. 
Want to be celibate? Feel free to be celibate. 
Want to be chaste? Feel free to be chaste. 
Want to have sex in relationships? Feel free to have sex in relationships. 
Want to have one night stands and similar things? Feel feel to do so. 
Want to have a monogamous relationship? Feel free to have one. 
Want to have a polygamous relationship? Feel free to have one as well. 
Want a relationship that breaks society’s conventions? Go for it!
Want to be sexually liberated? Liberate yourself. 
I’m sure there are tons of other ones I could write and add to this list, free feel to add any that you think are important. I wrote this without sex and sexuality because no matter what sex or sexuality a person is, I believe that they deserve to have choices sexually and with relationships. 
If having multiple sexual partners if for you, then enjoy who you are but don’t expect everyone to be the same. 
If you want just the one sexual partner because that’s what’s right for you, then enjoy that choice but don’t expect everyone to make the same decision. 
Again, this could go on and on and on. 
Let us celebrate diversity and celebrate choice and the ability to choose. 
To me, choice is the most important factor. (And of course, with all of the above I am referring to consensual sex.)