Part 1: I struggle a lot with getting along with my family because I stand up for equal rights among everyone no matter their sexuality and gender. My family is Christian as am I but they still like to point out that my way of thinking is messed up because the bible says so. And I just wonder, to what extent does the bible cover sexuality and gender? Like I believe the bible is the truth but I believe more that God is a just God who loves every life and I don't want to believe he would condemn
Someone for their sexuality and for the gender they identify with. I don’t want to dislike my family for their ways of thinking because it’s honestly how they were taught to live but I also hate that I feel like an outsider and that they feel the need to “pray for me so I can know the truth” just because I disagree with their views. I guess what I’m asking is how do we know what kind of Christian to be if the bible sees anything other than heterosexual as sin? Yet also wants us to love everyone and there’s just so many things to say about the bible. Such as, it was written so long ago in a time where women had limited freedom and were seen as last place always. And where lgbtqap people (and so many more) would be persecuted. What should I believe ??? I’m just so confused and love God so much but I don’t know. Am I going to hell for believing in gay marriage? For equality?
The reason why it’s a big issue is because people have varying interpretations, and I’m not going to argue that mine is more accurate than another’s. Let your family pray you you, and you should pray for them too. Love them regardless of their beliefs. Strive for harmony with your family but don’t stop fighting for equal rights. I can’t tell you what to believe, and I can’t tell you the correct interpretation of every passage without a doubt - I’m not inerrant. All I can say is continue to seek him and love everyone - from the oppressed groups to the raging homophobes.