Two days ago, I was checking CNN. While scrolling down the page, an article caught my eye. The title went like this “A group of Christians attended a pride parade to apologize for how they’ve treated the LGBT community“. After reading the article (found here), I found myself quite impressed. A group of Christians from Marikina, Philippines gathered to talk to members of the LGBTQ community. However, instead of gathering to throw insults or commandments at the group, they gathered with a single message: We’re sorry. This message is far more profound then we might think. Many Christians, ignoring the Bibles commands about love and grace, chose to make enemies of the LGBTQ community, even going so far as to tell them “they aren’t human”.
This treatment of the LGBTQ community is unacceptable. Despite what they stand for, these members are human beings. They love, they laugh, they hope, and they dream. We can disagree with others without having to throw insults or hatred. Some members of the LGBTQ community hate Christians, and for some good reasons. Christians are the main antagonists of the LGBTQ community. After all, the Bible states clearly that homosexuality is a sin. Even though we, as Christians, are required by our faith to disagree with those that support homosexuality, we are still called to love them like fellow human beings. So even if you are to meet a member of the LGBTQ community, you can still respectfully disagree with their opinions, but don’t forget to be loving and gracious. After all, God created them, and He loves them.