the stories i've seen online

anonymous asked:

I'm a Christian and realized recently that I am bisexual. I've seen a lot of stories online about people getting rid of their homosexuality with Jesus. Is that really possible?? Can I date/marry a girl as a Christian or would that be going against my faith? Should I just ignore my "gay side"? And if I do then do you think it'll eventually just go away or maybe I'll just forget about it? Sorry for all the questions but I'm kinda freaking out here and I'd really like your help

There isn’t really anything that can get rid of homosexuality or bisexuality. Personally I’ve reached the point where even if I was magically given the option of being straight, I wouldn’t pick it because I’m comfortable with my sexuality.

There are going to be people who tell you that homosexuality is wrong according the bible. Find solace in the fact that there are sectors of Christianity where homosexuality and bisexuality is accepted. Like, the Uniting Church even has gay pastors, how great is that? Also, the pope has also gone out and said that homosexuality isn’t wrong. Don’t let religion stop you from dating or marrying a girl, “Christian bisexual” isn’t a paradox. I don’t think surpressing sexuality changes it, I think it just kind of makes it worse. Sorry.

I never realize colonial mentality within the Filipino community was this bad until now. 

Filipinos in the States telling their kids to erase their Filipino heritage and to try to bleach their skin. I think it happens up here too, just not around my area. Most Filipinos I hang out with don’t mind their heritage, some of them are even proud of it. 

It’s sad they expect you to be paler and fairer when you come home. They expect you to look like an American or a Canadian. They expect you to dye your hair blonde and to be fair. They think once you step into these countries, you will automatically turn white. It doesn’t work that way. Once your skin is brown, it’s brown. Maybe it would be a few shades lighter during the winter months but that it’s highly unrecognizable. 

It’s not that difficult to see me and think I’m from some Latin American country. What? I have an Spanish-sounding last time that’s impossible to pronounce. I have natural dark brown hair and brown skin. 

It’s not something I’m proud of. Why should I? I’m a Filipino and I’m proud to be one. I’m proud to be Asian and to have an Asian culture–with Hispanic influence. Fuck the Fil-Ams who consider us to be Pacific Islanders. Why? If you study Philippine culture and history, it’s closely linked to other Asian countries. In fact, I don’t get why they even do this. Is being a Pacific Islander suddenly better than being Asian? 

Once you have kids with a white man/woman, they expect them to have blue eyes and blonde hair. But we all know genetics don’t work that way. Still, I seen many Filipinos who try to marry white men/women to have a better standing within society. They expect to have that kind of child, I’m sure. 

I’m just glad the Filipinos I’m around with don’t think this way.