No Homo

This has got to be the most offensive thing I’ve ever seen on youtube. Trust me, there are a lot of them, but there is just so much wrong in this one.


No Homo’s Gonna Make it To Heaven

For anyone who can’t watch this video, it is of a child in his Sunday’s Best singing in church the most horrible lines ever uttered by anyone in human history.

The Bible’s Right,

Somebody’s wrong

No homo’s gonna make it to heaven.

Now let me start with the usual:

Religion and Homosexuality

Mark 7:5 – 7:9

So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?”

He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

“‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.’ (Isiah 29:13)

You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”

And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!

If you are a fanatical Christian who’s only in this religion because your parents told you so, then you would most likely say, “Exactly! And those gay folk try to mess up the law of God and get married just because they want to!”

WRONG.

Marriage is a human rule and a human tradition. There was no marriage in the old times even in the old, old scriptures. Way before, you just took a woman and she was your wife because you loved her. And the laws and rules on marriage and saying that what God has put together no man could ever break was to make sure that a man would not go have a child with a woman he does not care about; it’s to make sure that it isn’t about lust and sex. It was to make sure that man would not abandon his wife and family, and to make sure that he was committed to said family and is prepared to take care of them and be with them for as long as they all live because he loved them.

What is the law of God? Love. 

Who says that just because they’re of similar gender, they could no longer love each other?

And even more so, who ever said that it was right to teach your child such hatred? And have them preach it in church? To hate and discriminate and use the name of God to throw rocks at the Mary Magdalenes that pass us by. Even Jesus Christ saved a sinner and gave her another chance.

1. How dare you?

And 2. Where is your humility? You’re not a God and you can’t make up rules, especially ones that punish other human beings–human beings who sin just like you!

3. Christ is anything but a conservative. He’s kind of a leftist. He believed in communal living, not gaining anything for your work and giving it into a communal fund which everyone takes from equally when needed.

But the most leftist thing he’s ever been is be pro-people. Christ did believe in rules, but only in rules that helped people get to God (because God loves His people and He misses them) and definitely not rules that punish them and tell them that they don’t have any hope.

You don’t make rules to punish people. You make them to protect and help them live their lives as fully as they could, rules to aid in their pursuit of happiness (hoping that that said happiness will be God, ultimately, but everyone believes in something different so I’d rather not give it that name–though for me, that’s still my way of seeing it).

I’d like to quote Charlie Chaplin’s speech from the Great Dictator:

You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate – only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural.

Those who discriminate and tell homosexuals that they are unnatural (even though science has proven that it’s entirely genetic) and hate on them saying that their love isn’t real–those people are most probably the unloved and unnatural ones.

We can’t go walking around making rules about other people what we believe in, because not everyone believes in the same thing. We can’t tell people that they’re wrong, we’re right–no, we can only say that we believe in different things.

More Charlie Chaplin quoting:

In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written, “the kingdom of God is within man”– not one man, nor a group off men, but in all men–in you, the people!

Which is to say that no one man nor an institution of men could dictate what is right and what is wrong in all people, because in every person is the innate power to be capable of love and goodness. I reiterate, we cannot tell people that being gay is bad. In fact, I don’t think Jesus would’ve gotten angry at a gay man.

You remember what He got angry about? People using Church for their personal gain and making a mockery out of His Father’s House.

Family & Parenting

So every parent has the right to educate their child in the manner which they see most appropriate. These parents wanted to educate their child about the conservative rules of orthodox Church. And we have to respect that. I can’t tell this kids parents to stop doing what they’ve been doing for years.

But as much as we should respect them for teaching in their family their beliefs, they have to respect the rest of the world as well.

They can raise their son in a way that he’ll one day have a wife and kids and a white picket fence, and they’ll go to Church on Sunday mornings and have lunch with their friends from Church after the mass.

But what they can’t do is try to be parents to everyone else.

They can’t tell people what to do; in the same way, they shouldn’t instill in their children a mission to force their beliefs on others.

Laws on Homosexual Marriage

I understand, as a Roman Catholic, that every person of every religion has the right to speak up to their government–because it is their government, too, despite being religious. The separation of Church and State only applies to the power of authority, but being a Christian doesn’t change the fact that you’re a citizen of your country.

Having said that, I understand that if a particular group of Christians would like to push for/against something, say, Homosexual Marriage, then they have the right to say it and even quote the Bible if they feel like it.

But their opinions are subject to the judgment of the legislators.

And my dear legislators, you’re not only serving one group of people, not one faction, denomination or religion. You’re serving everyone in your country, and to be honest, not a lot of them are at all religious. The Church and the State were separated so you don’t become biased towards the beliefs that are similar to yours, but so that you can clearly and objectively see the needs of all people regardless of religion.

If the Churches don’t want to marry the gay people, then fine! They say God doesn’t have their blessing and no one in the community does, then okay!

But if a gay couple runs to the government, it is their government too, and that government should allow them the equal rights and opportunities just as every straight white Christian citizen out there.

My opinion, we Christians can keep our rules to ourselves and continue to not allow the gay people get married in our Churches, because that is our belief and the gay people should respect that too.

But, gay marriage should be legalized, so that gay couples can live happily together and have the same benefits of marriage, including insurance policies on married couples that gay people currently cannot avail of.

Pride is a Sin

I’m saying a lot of this because people are now in Christianity because they think being a Christian makes you a pure and clean person of the world. Remember fellow Children of Heaven, the first sin every committed by man was pride, the same sin that brought Satan down to the tenth circle of Hell. Just because we give our citizenship to the system of the universe a name and a community and all these rites and rituals does not make us better humans than others, and should not give us more rights than gay people.

We are all equal. We are all capable of love.

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