being gay is not an abomination

Some comebacks for the LGBT+ Christians going home to intolerant Christian families this Christmas

GAY/HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS

“Sodom and Gamorrah got destroyed just because people were gay!”
Well I mean they were also gluttonous, selfish, greedy, and sexually assaulting people but yeah sure I guess those things had nothing to do with it, huh Linda?

“Being gay is a sin!”
“[Brings up Leviticus 18:22]
Actually, a direct translation of Leviticus 18:22 would be “And with a male you shall not lie beds of a woman” and only had “as in” after being translated into Latin. By doing the same thing but adding the words “in the” instead it could mean you shouldn’t have sex with a man IN a woman’s bed, which would make sense as people used to do that in cult rituals. As well as the end, “it is an abomination” is better translated as “they will be cast out of society” (so the translations that say the people should be killed for it are ridiculously misworded) AND even if you INSIST on translating it that way, it says gay sex is wrong, not being gay in general.

“Gay people shouldn’t get married because gay sex is a sin!”
Sorry Carol but if you think marriage is just for sex then I really don’t think I’m the one sinning here

“Other people being gay affects me because…”
Let me stop you right there, Sharon:
“The LORD said, ‘If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.’” … “'If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.’” … “'For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.’” … “'For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.’”
Genesis 18:26-32

“You can’t go to heaven if you’ve had gay sex because you’re sinning!”
Oh, yes, Susan, apply that to [insert obscure sin here] and tell me just how exactly YOU’RE supposed to get in

“That sin doesn’t count because Jesus died for me!”
Really, Nancy? How convenient that he only died for YOUR sins

“Gay sex is a sin!” So is masterbation for the exact same reason but I don’t see you stopping that any time soon Carl

TRANSGENDER

“A man shall not wear a woman’s clothing”
Gender is in your soul and how we use language and has nothing to do with your genitals; sex is what has to do with your genitals. I am a man/woman/other and therefore the Bible says I should wear the clothing that fits my soul rather than my body. Thank you for proving my point, Kevin.

GENERAL

“I hate/God hates/Jesus hates [insert group here]!”
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?“
Matthew 5:43-48

PLEASE ADD IF YOU THINK OF ANY MORE -Max

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

anonymous asked:

To add to your list of historical gays plato thought that straight people were abominations and that gay people were the only natural beings

Plato wrote that same-sex lovers were more blessed than ordinary mortals. But then he changed his mind, describing the act as ‘utterly unholy’ and ‘the ugliest of ugly things'” 

i think we can pinpoint the exact moment plato broke up with his bf

A guy writes an entire book series about how human aggression and misunderstanding an alien race will lead to an escalating, completely unnecessary and borderline cruel war against a species that simply didn't know they were sentient

And how human beings killed this entire species because they didn’t REALIZE that the first invasion was a mistake and they didn’t know that humans were sentient but couldn’t communicate it.

But like…

The author himself is like HORRIBLY homophobic.

Like.

Not “gays can exist but I don’t like em”, but like “gays are all molested, abused people who are going to brainwash our children into being evil.”

Like “gays are an abomination and they don’t need to be married and they’re broken and it’s a choice, a disgusting choice.”

Like…

You wrote an entire series about misunderstanding destroying an entire planet.

And yet you misunderstand this group of people, you misunderstand your OWN species.

And that kind of hatred will destroy this planet.

I think the thing about fan insistence that John Watson is bi that really rubs me the wrong way is that I’ve always found BBC Sherlock’s John the sort of brilliantly flawed and realistically problematic straight man that Moffat does so uniquely well (see: Coupling). He’s clearly well-meaning and doesn’t exhibit active prejudice, but he’s still a product of his privilege with unconscious biases. He brushes off girlfriends interchangeably, he makes a complete hash of trying to be accepting of any potential gayness Sherlock might exhibit, he’s constantly defensive against being seen as gay in a way very typical of straight men, and now he’s even had an affair or almost-affair, cheating on his wife. And the narrative critiques all of this, even making his problematic side the butt of the joke in The Abominable Bride, and it looks set to only continue to do so with this affair plot and judging by comments from Moffat and Gatiss about his portrayal in series 4. That’s important, because a lot of straight men really are just like that, and drawing those flaws into focus could hopefully cause some people to rethink their own behavior.

And seeing people hold a valuable deeply flawed portrayal of a straight guy up as a perfect image of a bi man makes me seriously, seriously uncomfortable as a bi man myself.

I actually can’t believe all the hate that is coming from the anti karamel fandom, wishing death too!
The real problem is that part of this hate came from lgbtq community, I don’t really think this is what it should be about.

I’m speechless. When exactly being heterosexual in a tv show or ever bacame sexist? Or abusive? Or an abomination? What did I miss?
When all the couples not being gay in a tv show bacame worth of all this hate?
Isn’t this what happened for gay characters in tv in the pass all over again? In reverse? 😕

To Everyone Who Says Being Gay is a Sin

41 Things The Bible Condemns other than Homosexuality

Eating rabbits, pigs, or camels.
Leviticus 11:4 “Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.”

No shellfish, clams, oysters, urchins, or lobsters.
Leviticus 11:10 “And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.”

No eating cats, dogs, and ferrets
Leviticus 11:27 “And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.”

No eating snails, moles, weasels, mice, rats, bats, bugs, insects, worms, spiders, roaches, etc.
Leviticus 11:28–29 “These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, and the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.”

Don’t eat fat or blood
Leviticus 3:17 “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood"

You cannot eat certain birds.
Leviticus 11:13–20 “These are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey, and the vulture, and the kite after his kind; every raven after his kind; and the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, and the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.”

If you wear ripped jeans, you’re going to burn.
Leviticus 10:6 “Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people.”

Oh, yeah. You also can’t wear mixed cloth, bitch.
Leviticus 19:19 “Neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.”

No short haircuts
Leviticus 19:27 “Ye shall not round the corners of your heads.”

Beard required
Leviticus 19:27 “Neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.”

That tat of a cross isn’t getting you extra credit, Johnny.
Leviticus 19:28 “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”

Don’t put two seeds in the same crop, ‘cause it’s an abomination…for some reason.
Leviticus 19:19 “Thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed.”

That mixed-breed dog you have? Yeah…that’ll grant you a one way ticket to hell, too.
Leviticus 19:19 “Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind.”

No grudge-holding!
Leviticus 19:18 “Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people.”

Touch a dirty puppy? BURN!
Leviticus 5:2 “If a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.”

Wait…so less church is good?
Leviticus 12:4–5 “And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.”

No alcohol in church (people probably don’t do this anyw- oh wait)
Leviticus 10:9 “Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die.”

No manual labor on Saturdays.
Leviticus 23:3 “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.”

No going to church after birth.
Leviticus 12:2 “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.”

No tarrot cards
Leviticus 19:31 “Do not turn to mediums or spiritists…”

Pull out=die
Genesis 38:9-10 “Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord; so He took his life also.”

No divorce
Mark 10:9 “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

No balls=No gawd
Deuteronomy 23:1 “A man whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off may never join the assembly of the Lord.”

No jewelry
Timothy 2:9 “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments.”

If someone’s attacking you, you can’t grab your attacker’s privates.
Deuteronomy 25:11-25:12 “If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity.”

Don’t fuck your wife’s mom
Leviticus 20:14 “'If a man marries both a woman and her mother, it is wicked. Both he and they must be burned in the fire, so that no wickedness will be among you.”

Don’t go to church if you’re Asian.
Leviticus 21:17 “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; nor his nose or eyes be flat.“

Kill anyone with a different religion than Christianity
Deuteronomy 17:2-17:7

“If there is found in your midst, in any of your [a]towns, which the Lord your God is giving you, a man or a woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, by transgressing His covenant, 3 and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly host, which I have not commanded, 4 and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the thing certain that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, 5 then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil deed to your gates, that is, the man or the woman, and you shall stone them to [b]death. 6 On the [c]evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the [d]evidence of one witness. 7 The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.”

Don’t say “Fuck you, mom!” Even if you’re a rebellious teen.

“Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.”

If you’ve ever cheated on someone, you’re going to Hell.
Leviticus 20:10 “If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.”

If a man has sex with a woman on her period, they are both to be “cut off from their community”
“If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her menstrual period, both of them must be cut off from the community, for together they have exposed the source of her blood flow.”

Picking up grapes that have fallen in your vineyard
Leviticus 19:10 “Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.”

God hates honey.
Leviticus 2:11 “Do not use yeast in preparing any of the grain offerings you present to the LORD, because no yeast or honey may be burned as a special gift presented to the LORD.”

Buying a house.
Leviticus 25:23 “The land must never be sold on a permanent basis, for the land belongs to me. You are only foreigners and tenant farmers working for me.”

Mistreating foreigners
Leviticus 19:33-19:34 “the foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born”

Stand when you talk to grandpa.
Leviticus 19:32 “Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD”

Lying
Leviticus 19:11 “Do not steal. “Do not deceive or cheat one another.”

Cheating
Leviticus 19:11 “Do not steal. "Do not deceive or cheat one another.”

Funny how so many Christians nowadays say homosexuality is an abomination, when they are committing abominations themselves when they say this.

Bonus! The raped person must marry their own rapist!

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

Can we take a moment to talk about how mad I am that they don’t teach about sexualities and genders in school?

Like, goddamn, can you imagine how fucking great that would be? A trans man learning in sex ed or health that what he’s feeling is normal? Or a lesbian girl with homophobic parents heading to school and being reassured that it’s natural and not a fucking abomination? We don’t need gender and sexuality studies just to know about it - we need it for so many more reasons. To teach allies that it’s normal and to respect queer kids at an early age, to keep queer kids safe sexually and mentally, to help kids figure out if they are part of a different sexual or gender spectrum, and to assure them that it’s okay to switch between labels because figuring out your gender or sexuality is harder than it seems. Hell, maybe it’s even for safe binding techniques so you don’t fucking hurt yourself.

But instead there’s just a bunch of hetero-normative bullshit, even though there are so so many kids and adults who need some guidance but can’t figure shit out because nobody taught them.

This isn’t to say that we don’t need hetero-normative education, cause that lesbian girl in the back of the class needs to know about birth control in case she gets into something too, but, just, goddamit, how hard is it not to erase queer people from education in subjects like history, and obviously, a place where we need it most, health and sex ed

It’s fucking ridiculous

Things you think are in the Bible, but aren’t:

(from an ex-fundamentalist and preacher’s kid who attended two separate Bible colleges on the “preacher” track myself before becoming an atheist)

*”God helps those who help themselves” (It’s just not in there)

*Lilith, or “Adam’s first wife” (”Lilith” was the literary creation of an 8th century rabbi; the closest thing in the Bible is a type of desert demon that later became associated with her)

*Sodom and Gomorrah being destroyed for “teh gay” (although unspecified “abominations” are listed, the only prominent specific charges against Sodom were that they were arrogant, and did not care for their poor)

*Jesus as a socialist (he was arguably an anarchic-communalist, or perhaps a communist, but not a socialist by any stretch of the imagination)

*”The Seven Deadly Sins” (an invention of the church)

*”Eternity in Heaven” (according to the Bible, believers will occupy a “new Earth”)

*Humans becoming angels when they die (angels were a separate, and earlier, creation to humans)

*Female angels (angels are, most Bible scholars agree, sexless and genderless, but in every Biblical appearance in which they take on human form, they appear as males–because the Abrahamic religions are intensely patriarchal)

*Cherubs as winged babies (Cherubim are actually fucking badasses with flaming swords–at least the one set to guard the Garden of Eden is)

*Mary Magdeline as a prostitute (this was simply church headcanon)

*Anything about abortion (abortions were practiced in Biblical times, but not one reference is made to the practice)

*”Thou Shalt Not Kill” (a more accurate translation would be, “Thou shalt not commit murder.” The Bible is full of God-approved killing. Hell, God both commits genocide, and orders the ancient Hebrews to commit genocide against the Canaanites.)

*Lying as a sin (”Bearing false witness against thy neighbor” means just that–making false claims against someone–so it’s a very specific type of lie that is forbidden)

“Sherlock figuring out he’s been a real ass to the women in his life and it’s time he made up for it” is NOT the subtext of The Abominable Bride. That is the text. He says this, we see it, he flashbacks to all the women in modern time that he’s hurt. This is not subtext. The subtext is symbolism. The symbolism is Moriarty getting on his knees and sucking off a gun. It’s Sherlock not being able to have conversations with John about his sexuality and sentiment because ***the bride*** keeps intervening. It’s Sherlock taking a leap over the waterfall once John shows up even though seconds before he was afraid of falling off with Moriarty. The subtext of The Abominable Bride revolves around Sherlock’s fear of his homosexual impulses, his fear of John always choosing Mary, and whether or not it’s time to lose to his sentimental side and take a leap of faith, knowing “there’s always two of us”.

“Homosexuality is a choice.”

Yes, because when six year old me realized I didn’t just like boys, I was choosing to get rocks thrown at me. I chose to have adults tell me I was wrong for loving someone who wasn’t biologically male, to have my uncle lock me in my room so that know one would see his ‘abomination of a niece’.

No one can fucking tell me it’s a goddamn choice.

“You can’t feel like being both genders. You’re just confused. It’s a phase.”

“You’re such a pretty girl. Why do you act like a boy?”

Because some days I feel fucking masculine and others I feel more feminine. Was I born biologically female? Yeah, but I’m not strictly a woman. I am both. I didn’t choose this, no matter how much you want to argue that I did. This is me and it always has been since I can fucking remember. Only difference is I have a word to identify with what I am, now that I’m older. It’s not a fucking phase. It’s not a damn choice. I didn’t chose to get beat the hell up for being different. By fucking adults no less.

No one can tell me shit about any of this being a fucking choice.

The Abominable Bride or :

The episode about Jim Moriarty

The episode that shows that you should never give a weapon to Jim.

The episode where Jim gives hope of being alive, before saying NOP.

The Johnlock Hell

The episode where Jim ship the Johnlock

Oh, but, wait… It is in the mental palace Sherlock

The episode where Sherlock confirms his desire to marry John.

The episode where “Pilot Gay” became canon

The Johnlock is real

  • some teenage bi girl: what's this feeling I have? for a girl? omg what? a crush? OMG a gay crush? WOW~~ I have a gay crush! I just wanna shout my crush to the world I am so excited about this gay crush that I have!
  • lesbians: STOP OPPRESSING ME YOU HATEFUL BIGOT!!
  • some teenage bi girl: I feel so gross, my parents told me that being with a girl makes me an abomination and threatened to kick me out of my house
  • lesbians: this doesn't happen ever, you're privileged, go back to your Nigel, homophobia doesn't describe this experience that's our word, and biphobia doesn't exist!
The Closest Thing I have to a Meta Masterlist

So I’ve been writing mini-metas for months now and most of it went unnoticed since I’m a relatively new blog on this site and a new fan in general. Quite frankly, I’m glad most of you haven’t seen some of my earlier work since it’s patchy and the quality is debatable.  However, here are some of the meta posts I’ve written since being on this site that I enjoy and hope others will see and interact with. Who knows, maybe some of these topics will strike up a new conversation or two. 

Not Food, but Hunger and Sex in BBC Sherlock

Mary is an Assassin in black in the beginning of TAB

Sherlock’s Downfall: Failure to Understand Bisexuality

Irene Adler as a Mirror for both Sherlock and John

John Watson is “Jack the Ripper”

What really is the “3 Patch Problem”?

Staircases: The Subtext in Elevation

“Find the woman” and “Find the dog”

Why the first 2 minutes of TAB are out of order

John Watson’s Sexuality and Heart Mirrors

The Victorian Events in TAB are Shown Out of Order 

Evidence of the Connection between Jim Moriarty and Janine Donlevy

The Important Difference in the Subtext of Cats and Dogs

independent.co.uk
U.K. grad student expelled for Facebook post saying gays should be put to death
A Christian social work student has been expelled from his course after voicing anti-gay marriage opinions on Facebook.

Felix Ngole, a (former) second-year masters student at Sheffield University, has been expelled from his social work program after citing the Bible in a personal Facebook post supporting Kim Davis. 

More specifically, he posted an infamous verse from Leviticus: “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death.” He’s appealing the school’s decision to expel him, saying he’s being discriminated against for being a Christian. 

A letter revealing the committee’s decision later told him his actions had “transgressed boundaries which are not deemed appropriate for someone entering the social work profession” and ordered him to hand in his student card.

The committee said its decision was not based on his views but the act of publicly posting them “may have caused offence to some individuals”.

Mr Ngole said: “My beliefs about marriage and sexual ethics reflect mainstream, biblical understanding, shared by millions around the world.

"Simply expressing that understanding, in a personal capacity, on my Facebook page, cannot be allowed to become a bar to serving and helping others in a professional capacity as a social worker.

Oy. Social work requires empathy, which this person clearly lacks. If you really think gay people should be put to death, even if it’s on your *personal* Facebook, social work is probably not your field. 

what the special told us basically

- mycroft is going to die is s4

- sherlock is even more gay than ever

- john is bi as hell

- sherlock imagines john having a conversation with him about his virginity

- sherlock imagines being protected by john

- mary is moriarty

- sherlock could only handle it drugged to say goodbye to john

I don’t understand how homophobia is a thing.
You might feel uncomfortable when you see two people of the same gender kissing when you know them. Or they may even be strangers on the street.
But it’s not disgusting or unnatural or an abomination or anything else like that.
Guys, seriously, get over yourselves. No one cares about your opinion on who should love who.

Do homophobic people watch?
-Sherlock?
-Doctor who?
-Harry Potter?
-The good wife?
-Game of thrones?
-Supernatural?
-Pretty little liars?
-Orange is the new black?

Do they read?
-Harry potter?
-the mortal instruments?
-will Grayson, will Grayson?
-the perks of being a wallflower?
(I can’t think of any other books because I haven’t read any in a while. But go on wattpad and there are gay characters in pretty much all of them).

And if they do watch or read anything with a gay character, who do they ship them with? Because I highly doubt they’d ship Johnlock. Or Destiel. Or even be able to watch OITNB.

What about actors/singers? Do they stop liking a famous person because they find out they’re homosexual? That’s stupid.
I watched prison break and loved it. Wentworth Miller is awesome as Michael Scofield and as Captain Cold (the flash) and as anyone else he plays. I found out today that he’s gay. That’s not going to stop me from liking him but would that affect homophobic people?

Anyway my point is, it’s 2015. Do whatever you want. Be whoever you want to be.

And if you are homophobic, please tell me why. Because I seriously don’t get it.