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"All gays will go to hell!"

No, they won’t, I’m a Christian and in the Bible it does say being gay is a sin, but it also says in the very well known verse John 3:16 “Whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” which means as long as you believe in God, and love him sin does not matter. Christians sin all the time because its what we do, everybody’s a sinner, and all sin is equal, so being gay would be the same as lying, stealing, adultery, murder, and idolatry. Also, God doesn’t hate gays, God loves every person equally.

If I had a child and they came out to me, it wouldn’t change anything, I would still love them the same, I just wouldn’t support it. I wouldn’t kick them out of the house, or be mad at them. No, not ever, you have no right to judge because you are just as imperfect as they are.

So, to make this short, as long as you believe in Christ you will have everlasting life.

Mom in Deep South Holds Arms Wide Open for Gay Son

Mary Jane Kennedy is a Southern Baptist mother of three who has taught Bible study and Sunday school at her church. She’s a stay-at-home mom who has lived in Mississippi for most of her life and just happens to have an openly gay son.

In a video for HRC’s All God’s Children campaign, Mary Jane shared her story of love and acceptance.

“I was blessed to have three sons and I love them to death,” she said. “When my middle son was about to graduate from college, he said, ‘Momma, I’m gay.’ Nothing in my life had ever prepared me for that.”

For Mary Jane, her faith compelled her to love others and value the worth of all human beings—including LGBT people.

This Mother’s Day, HRC recognizes and thanks all moms who have held their arms wide open to their LGBT children and have embraced their children’s true, authentic selves.

Watch the video below to learn more about Mary Jane’s story and learn more about HRC’s work in Mississippi here.

Let us know how you’re celebrating Mother’s Day this year by tagging us at @HumanRightsCampaign and #Moms4Equality on Instagram.

Race does not equal Love

I am a Black woman of the species and I have a confession to make..
I like ALL guys. By that I mean any race of guys.
Black guys
White guys
Hispanic guys
Asian guys
Middle eastern guys
Indian guys
Native American guys
Orange guys
Red guys
And all guys in between .
Why you may ask?
Because limiting yourself to one Race of people is not only sad but its also stupid.
Honestly.
There are literally a plethora of people in any race that would be amazing for you but your just going to count every one in a specific race out?
If you’re not attracted to that race so be it.
But don’t just count out a specific race of people without even considering them. *^^*

Okay so earlier I was talking to my mom about about Castiel and how he loves Dean and my mom was like “No” but she wasn’t “no” because it’s not canon or anything, she was saying “no” because, AND I QUOTE, “Angels aren’t gay”. Now my mom isn’t all about the whole not-straight thing and I ignore it because she’s not changing her mind anytime soon (even though it bugs the hell out of me), but anyway I won’t stand for this. I tell her, “Yes, angels can be gay” and she insists “God didn’t make any gay angels, angels aren’t gay”. I inform her that angels don’t have a preference (SORT OF LIKE ME MOM) and that they don’t even have a gender so it doesn’t even matter and she just shook her head and turned away and I’m still really mad about it

Were all Equal

I fucking hate it when my parents, family, sister or anyone says that ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ or 'bi’ people are gross. Like what the fuck?! Did they do anything?! Did they touch you? Ask to have 'gay sex’ with you? Leave them alone. Thats like you saying black people shouldnt be equal. What century do we live in? GROW THE FUCK UP! You dont have the right to call them a fag, disgusting, inappropriate just because they love the same sex. Just because WE dont see it alot doesnt make it wrong. We are just afraid of change or differences. Were not used to it. SAME SEX DATING, MARRIAGE, LOVE IS NOT WRONG. You cannot be wrong because you love someone. ITS LOVE. You cant control it. SO GET OVER IT. If they are kissing, dont be disgusted because to them you kiss the opposite sex and they dont look at you weird. If they hug, THEY ARE SHOWING LOVE! If they hold hands, THEY ARE SHOWING LOVE. SO LEAVE IT ALONE!!!! I am not 'gay’ or 'lesbian’ or 'bi’, I like boys. But that doesnt mean that I dont support gays or anyone else. I SUPPORT ALL. And if it bothers you… the world is a terrible place with you because gay, black, white, same sex love, jews, anyone… IS THE SAME AS U. They have a heart, they have a brain, they were created by god… we are. Or whatever you believe in. We all got put here for a reason. Yes, we can have our own opinion… but please. .. just dont voice it where it will hurt the one you are trying to voice your opinion about.

UPDATE: TRANSGENDER ARE EQUAL TOO. IF IT MAKES THEM HAPPY THATS ALL THAT MATTERS
To All TRMD Bashers

I know that you guys have each of their own preferrence.

You hate this show then hate it… we can’t do anything about it.. Cause that is your own opinion… and i respect it.. but please respect our opinion too….

I Know That You Hate It But You Didn’t Have To Go Far By Being an Asshole… If you hate it don’t freaking comment or message it to the good news which was supposed to be for FANS ONLY… WHY BASH IT INFRONT OF THE FANS? THAT’S STUPID.. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK DOWN ON IT JUST FREAKIN SAY THAT YOU DON’T LIKE IT..

And Also I’m A Christian too…

But I believe that GOD LOVES US ALL EQUALLY..

When God Punished People for being Immoral.

i THINK WHAT HE MEANT FOR IMMORAL WAS HAVING SEX WITH THE SAME SEX WITHOUT ANY ATTACHMENT OR LOVE.. JUST PLEASURE ONLY..

WHEN DID LOVING SOMEONE BECOMES IMMORAL!?

NOT EVERYTHING IN BIBLE IS UNDERSTOOD..

CAUSE EVERY WORD IS DEEP AND PRECIOUS…

AND ALSO WTF… THERE A LOT OF MARRIED HUSBAND/WIFE CHEATING DRAMAS.. HOW COME NO ONE HATES IT…

ISN’T THAT SIN TOO?

PEOPLE SIN AND GOD FORGIVES..

Accept that Fact =w=

Actually this is the first time i reacted to bashers =w=

i just wanna share my opinion..

My mom asked me why I don't eat shellfish

I replied, “since every one just picks pieces of the bible to follow, you vowed against gay marriage, I swore off shellfish. I think they’re both sins in the same section.” Then she left.

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“and live a life of love, just as also the Messiah loved us, indeed, on our behalf gave himself up as an offering, as a slaughtered sacrifice to God with a pleasing fragrance. ” (Ephesians 5:2)

也要凭爱心行事,正如基督爱我们,为我们舍了自己,当做馨香的供物和祭物献于神。

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.

anonymous asked:

Although I'm faithful in my religion, I'm also conflicted with my belief and with I feel. Some say homosexuality is a sin but my heart and brain just won't accept it. Being in a family who clearly doesn't accept homosexuality isn't helping too. But amidst everything, I also believe that God loves his children equally so people should also do the same regardless of that person's gender. But really though, what faults do some people see with homosexuals [besides their belief in it being a sin]?

 We share the same sentiments. I am also faithful to my religion, to GOD, but sometimes things get complicated. And the homosexuality issue is a very big example.

This is not a hate message, so readers, don’t raise some rage, please. :D

FIRST PART: ON RELIGIOUS CONTEXT

In defense to Christians (i.e. religions who believe in Jesus Christ) and whoever uses the Bible, there is a verse that speaks about homosexuality, and that what makes them think that it is a sin. I am not talking to Leviticus 18:22, because there’s some translation issue there (read link). I’m talking about Romans 1:26-27 (but it’s more interesting to read from Romans 1:18-32, and more of that which I will talk about later). And in Catholic traditions, homosexuality is a contradiction to the natural law. I am not really knowledgeable about this stuff but what am I saying is that the foundation of homosexuality viewed as a sin is based on the Bible.

Homosexuality is just one of the many, many “sins”, and as people, we are vulnerable to sin. Even the Pope and the holiest of saints committed sins. That’s why I really wonder why many people condemn homosexuality that much, but forget about murder, greed, and other sins that deserve more condemnation. 

BUT, I must say that the Bible doesn’t teach Christians to condemn homosexuals, or sinners in general. It is to condemn the SIN, not the SINNER.

Let’s read Romans further. Read Romans 2:1-3.

Clearly, it says that IT IS WRONG TO JUDGE OTHERS.

It is GOD who has the right to judge, and not you, me, everybody. And it saddens me that many people forget this. There’s also a lot of verse in the Bible that says that it is wrong to condemn a person. Just the sin, and not the person. And of course, as what Jesus Christ said, “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” This is the two greatest commandment, which I want to live with all my heart.

SECOND PART: MY OWN THOUGHTS

As I have said before, even if you’re a homosexual or in what form, I won’t judge you. If you are happy, I am also happy for you.

I am a heterosexual being, but I understand the struggles of LGBT and others. But the good thing is, in the university where I am studying, you’re free to be what you want. Many groups here are raising awareness about gender and sexuality, in order to remove discrimination and to express oneself freely.

The media also raises this awareness. But being in a country where 90% of people is Catholic (or Christians, at least), it’s a struggle for LGBT and others.

And sadly, a lot people here (and everywhere in the world) condemns LGBT. This saddens me very much. I do not condemn these people, because it will be contradictory on what I said earlier, but it saddens me. I hate the actions that they are doing, not the people themselves.

When I was in elementary (I studied in a Catholic school), I learned that God gave us free will. We have the free will to do or to not do what we think is right or wrong. So my thoughts in here is that yes, it is our right to have our personal belief and to proclaim that personal belief. We can always share it to another person, be we have no right to impose to others what we think is right. He/She/They have their own free will, and imposing something on others is a violation of that will. If a person doesn’t want to agree/believe in you, so be it. It’s his/her/their right. BUT, remember that we must respect every belief that we have. We may not agree, but we must respect it.

But of course, in religious context, there’ll be a final judgment by God. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no redemption. There’s always redemption. As long as your conscience is good and pure, God will always forgive you.

And think about this:

A- There’s a gay person who did good things to people. He/She helped people in ways that he/she can. He/she prays to God and respects God. The only “sin” that you pinpoint on him/her is that he’s gay.

B- And then there’s this person who goes to church every Sunday, do sacraments regularly, prays to God, but judges that gay person so much. He/She is hurting that person, condemning that person, badmouthing that person.

And another:

A- There’s this atheist who helped people and have compassion and while he/she doesn’t believe in God he/she lives in a manner of what God wants us to do.

B- And there’s another religious person who believes in God but lives in an ungodly lifestyle. He/She has no mercy on people, steals people’s money (looking at you politicians), etc.

You may think that A deserves to be in “heaven” more than B. You may have a point, and in my younger years that would be my answer but through time, I realized that both A and B have a chance to be in “heaven”. Again, we should condemn the sin and not the sinner. And it’s only God who has the right to judge.

PART THREE: CLARIFICATION

First, I just wanted to clarify that it is a conflict to me whether I will think of homosexuality as a sin or not. But honestly, I’m more inclined to thinking of it as part of natural processes of life instead of a sin.  Again, I’m confused. It’s a struggle, really. But one thing is for sure. I don’t discriminate.

Second, again, I am not knowledgeable to my religion. I know some stuff but if you want to know more, I am not a very reliable source.

Third, I AM A SINNER. I am not perfect. Hell, I post yaoi and stuff. I ship gay people (but then again, really, is that really wrong?). Some of my thoughts may be wrong, too.

Fourth, please don’t condemn LGBT people. Please don’t condemn all people. Why is it hard to love one another? But then again, if you really don’t wanna do what I said, it’s your right. I’m not imposing you.


IF YOU HAVE REACHED THIS POINT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANKS FOR READING THIS. 

PS. Sorry anon for taking this opportunity to post this here.

PSS. To misc-13, just in case you’re interested.

I’m pissed off because my stupid ass creative writing teacher aka Holden Caulfield gave me a B+ as my final grade

And my history TA was a shit grader so I ended up with an A-

I’m so mad because of those classes I won’t have a 4.0 anymore

   Heyo! Sorry I missed last week. I was at Disney World! By the way, had an amazing time there! If you check out my Facebook profile, you’ll surely see posts from that trip. But it’s time to get back to business because I’m not going anywhere for a long time! That means more posts!!! So back to business!
For some people, we may dismiss the topic of equality as not an issue anymore. But we are in a world where we need to understand the true meaning of equality more than ever. People get discriminated all the time because of religion, race, interests, and they all get so much hate. Everywhere even if it’s not on the news, you’ll see Christians getting persecuted, blacks and whites at war for stupid discrimination, girls who love One Direction getting hate for an interest (yes there are some crazy 1D fans out there, but some aren’t that insane).

   A wise man once said that all man is created equal. I’ve heard this phrase several times before, but it wasn’t until I started FireTime when I really took these words and thought more on them. Anybody can say that from those five words that they mean that all man should have equal rights. But I looked a little bit deeper and realized a lot of things. When I read those five simple words, I don’t think just about rights. I think that every man is created with an equal happiness, an equal sadness, and an equal trouble. When I look at those words, and think on them, I think of how everyone has an equal possibility of failure, and an equal possibility of greatness. 

   This series of posts is for those people who are amazing at ranking people. I can remember when I first started going to church after years of being an inactive Christian. I remember ranking everyone in our youth by how active they were in Christ, and how much of a Christian they were. I naturally put myself at the bottom of the list. Some of you will find this really shallow and judgmental, but that wasn’t my intention. I agree that it did turn out that way, but in the beginning it was just me being a newb. I didn’t understand what this whole church thing was supposed to be like, and I think some people can relate. 

   Without realizing it we can find ourselves in situations where we think of ourselves as lower or higher than someone in their Christianity. Even if you don’t realize you’re doing it, we can rank people in our hearts like thinking our pastor is a saint compared to yourself. But then I talked to God about it and did a little research. I found John 13:16. Verily, verily, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him.

   The first part of my equality message is the part that helps us keep our humility and judgmental spirits in check. We’re human, so it’s easy to judge others for their outlook or their past. It’s easy to look at one story and think that it’s better than this other one. But that’s only today. We look at how they are today, and how they were yesterday and judge them upon that. But there’s still tomorrow, and that’s immeasurable. When I read the words all man is created equal, I read them and think that all man is made to have an equal happiness and an equal sadness.
 

   James 2:2-4 says, For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool; do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?  Allow me to illustrate. Two people, one a garbage man, the other a multimillionaire. Both are devout, moral Christians. The garbage man had a wife and three kids at his home. He lead a simple life, where he works every day going to different areas of the town and coming back before supper. He had trouble paying for bills here and there, and his kids sometimes got into trouble with drugs and alcohol, but they eventually pull through. Later on in life his wife dies of cancer, and his kids move out of the house. In later years, the garbage man is put in a nursing home. Every now and again the kids visit, but eventually the garbage man dies alone.

   The multimillionaire had a wife but because they weren’t able to have children, they adopted two twins. The wife took care of the twins while the multimillionaire traveled the world for work. The twins were spoiled rotten and start off as brats, but as they grew older they matured. When the twins are preparing to move out of the house, the multimillionaire gets in a terrible car crash, and slowly dies (Yes that was a bit morbid but bear with me). 

   We can obviously spot differences between the two lives of the millionaire and the garbage man, and we can obviously chose which one we’d prefer, but in the end both lives have equal value. Both the millionaire and the garbage man lived hardships, and gained happiness. In the end, both lives are equal. The garbage man was no better than the multimillionaire and vise versa.

   With this vision in mind, put yourself in the multimillionaire’s shoes. Let’s say that the garbage man had just got back from a job and he was on his way to buy him and his wife some lunch, and he was ecstatic to see her after such a rough day. If we were the multimillionaire and we crossed paths with the garbage man, we’d probably notice how rugged his clothes were, and how he reeks of garbage. This is where we need to keep ourselves in check.

   When we look at someone who seems lower than us, we don’t need to think of ourselves as higher. When we do this, we become prideful, which is a hard spirit to break. We as Christians need to stop looking at how they look on the outside and how we believe they lead their lives, but instead look at their spirit. If we humble ourselves and think of how happy the garbage man looked instead of how rugged his clothes looked, we will not only be happier with ourselves, but we’ll look at him as an equal, not a man of lower stature.

   I know I say all these things about equality, but how do I know if it’s not in the bible right? Proverbs 22:2 says, The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all. We are equal because God made us all equal. We will all have different troubles, but equal troubles.

   Leave a thumbs up or a heart if you liked this post, and if you have a question or a comment please email me at fire.time.rsmith@gmail.com. I’ll continue this series next Wednesday from the garbage man’s point of view, and answer any questions you send in on the post as well. So until then, God bless, and keep your fire for God blazing!

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“The ink is Black
The page is White
Together we learn how to read and write
Some people are Black
There’s people that’s White
Lets stop Racism and let’s unite”


“This is not a black and white world
To be alive
I say that the colors must swirl
And I believe
That maybe today
We will all get to appreciate
The beauty of gray”


“What Color is God’s skin?
What color is God’s skin?
I said, "It’s black, brown, it’s yellow, it’s red
It is white.
Everyone’s the same in the good Lord’s sight.”


Stop judging diversity. Embrace our differences. Celebrate our cultures.

In church today we read in the first letter of John where it states that God loves all and is impartial to all. Then Farther spoke that God loves all, whether you be a catholic or an atheist, a sinner or not. We are all loved by God equally. God sees no gender or race or even sexuality, so why do people use religion as an excuse to hate on people that God loves just as much as he loves you.