why do people like to use the whole “adam and eve not adam and steve” against gays like need i remind you that adam and eve had one job but they screwed that up and plunged humanity into sin like they aren’t exactly the poster couple for a healthy relationship

anonymous asked:

Sometimes I'm scared to tell people that I'm a heterosexual Christian because I'm afraid they'll automatically assume I'm unaccepting and homophobic when really I'm actually very accepting and willing to learn and correct any mistakes or misunderstandings I might have or make and I just want everyone to know that people like that are out there

Lol well just say that, and let them determine that on their own. If you’re willing to accept people for who they are, that’s best shown through your actions and through your future words. Automatic assumption and judgment is exactly the thing many people in the LGBTQIA+ community deal with allllllll the time.

anonymous asked:

Who is Christian ?? I'm trying to find out about him but there is nothing about him??

There’s tons of info out there about Christian, it’s one of the perks of being an idol. You just gotta know where to look :3

Name: Christian Yu (His birth name is Yu Barom, but he prefers going by his English name) Former stage name: Rome, and also occasionally goes by Ian

Age: 26 (1990, he’ll be 27 in September)

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, he’s much more comfortable and confident speaking English.

Former leader and rapper of the disbanded boygroup C-Clown. There were tons of legality issues and questions about the disbandment since only a few of the member’s contracts were terminated. But for legal reasons, Christian explained that he left because the company turned him into someone he wasn’t and decided to leave the group, however, he couldn’t tell the fans any more information to protect his members from the company.

Here’s a little gem from the age of C-Clown Christian’s the first rapper at 0:17

Currently a member of DPR crew as a director and chief editor + IAN Visuals (Dream Regime Perfect) which is an independent multi-media and genre group. Although he is no longer pursuing a music career Christian found love and a talent for editing and directing. 

He’s director/edited

All of DPR Live’s MV

Bobby- Holdup

Eung Freestyle

Phantom’s Could You Be Mine

Amber’s Boarders

Funfacts: He’s garnered tons of tattoos after leaving C-Clown (as do many idols once they leave their former company) he likes to do boxing (which was worked into the choreography of C-Clown’s Justice MV) And he’s always vaping on Insta~

Edit/Funfact addition: He’s also an amazing b-boy. He got his start on youtube and there’s still videos of his dancing on there.

(Shoutout to the Anon for the last one :3)

you know what? it’s exhausting, deconstructing the systems of oppression in our culture, day after day. checking and rechecking your every thought, media consumption, conversation for the ways you’re enacting systemic violence or oppression or marginalization or whatever else. it’s hard, constantly dealing with the dominant structures. it sucks.

but you know what? as a white, educated, middle class, cis-presenting, able-bodied, Christian, American natural-born citizen, i get the choice to not think about that shit. it’s an option for me to sit back and not think about it and live my life.

it’s not a choice for folks who are oppressed. 

people of color, queer folks, gender non-conforming folks, undocumented folk, immigrants, homeless folks, lower class folks, folks of religions not supported by the dominant culture, disabled folks, and others – these people don’t get the choice to not think about the fact that they, in their very existence, are contrary to the cultural standards and structures we live in. people of color don’t get to not think about/deal with racism. queer folks don’t get to not think about/deal with homophobia. trans and gender non-conforming folks don’t get to not think about/deal with transphobia. undocumented folks don’t get to not think about/deal with xenophobia. disabled folks don’t get to not think about/deal with ableism.

friends, we need to fucking shut up. and by we, i’m talking to folks with privilege. i might be queer as fuck and not want to discuss my gender, but i benefit from enormous amounts of privilege in this country and i am talking to all those white people, straight people, middle class people, etc etc etc. you know who you are. you do. even if you don’t want to admit it.

i’m sorry you have to deal with these realities. they’re fucking shitty. i get it. but it is a ridiculous, r i d i c u l o u s concept for us to complain about or get tired of our personal responsibility to deal with it. if you’re going to complain or cry about something, cry about the reality of oppression and then take a page from Audre Lorde’s book and actually do something productive with your guilt or anger. don’t you dare cry about you personally having to work with this – it’s enormously privileged to whine about the fact that you were #blessed and you gotta help out the people you’re benefiting off of. i’m sorry you had to wake up to these horrors, but you do not get any sort of sadness points for being sad you have to actually work through the horror – there are untold numbers of people who have been living with it while you’ve been asleep.

If something doesn’t apply to you, then you have no right to speak on behalf of a whole group that is affected by it. When women, the LGBTQ+ community, the mentally/physically disabled, Muslims, immigrants, POCs, etc. say that they are offended or that they are hurt or being disrespected or being oppressed or that they are fearing for their lives, fucking LISTEN TO THEM. Believe me, they know a hell of a lot more about their oppressions than you do.

So stop telling minorities that there’s nothing to fear or that if we just do everything the “right” way we’ll be fine. Not everything is so black and white and to act like it is is just showing that you are coming from a position of privilege that, unfortunately, not everybody has.

Stop telling minorities how to feel about what is going on around them and what is happening to them. They shouldn’t have to feel these horrible things- nobody should- but they are. The least you can do is realize that their feelings are valid and try to help them.

Stop telling minorities, “Oh, well, I’m an [insert minority group here] and [blah blah blah] doesn’t hurt/offend/scare me.” Because yeah, it’s great that you are in a position of privilege/power where you aren’t being affected by these things, but use that position to help others and just acknowledge the fact that not everybody has the same luxuries that you do.

Just because you can’t see or understand the magnitude of what is going on, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening. It just means that it isn’t happening to you. (at least not to the same extent as other people are)

Instead of telling minorities how to feel, listen to us. Open up your eyes. Don’t stay ignorant. Try to understand the viewpoint of different minorities and realize that although you will never truly be able to, you will have at least a tiny bit more of an understanding- you will gain some sort of compassion by doing so. Then find a way (or ways) to join in the fight for justice and equality.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm nonbinary and Christian and I keep dwelling on that "God made them, man and woman" phrase that keeps showing up. I feel confused and unsafe?? Am I allowed to be nb and Christian??

Hello love!

First of all, yes, you are allowed to be nb and Christian. 100% so. God created you as nb! He loves you, and he created you!

Here is a post that does a very good job explaining why that verse isn’t exactly as black-and-white as it may seem. 

God loves you, and he supports you! You were created as nb, perfectly formed in God’s eyes.

-mod Shelby