Six Things Straight People Should Stop Saying about Gay People

Jul 28, 2013 | Posted by: DNF | Full story: canyonwalkerconnections.com

A kind woman, who would never intentionally offend another person, writes: “I love gay people, I just cannot support their gay lifestyle.”

A pastor stands holding an electric cord as a prop and warns the congregation, “Don’t mess with God’s original design. Gay sex is not natural, the parts don’t fit.”

A man thinks he needs to “protect” his family from his Christian gay brother. He says to his brother, “Homosexuality is a perversion and, until you change, I cannot allow you in my home with my children.”

Parents send their lesbian daughter to a program that they heard about at church. The visiting speaker says he is no longer gay. The encouraged parents say, “We want what is best for our daughter and we know she can change her preferences.”

About their fellow Americans, some will say: “I don’t mind gay people having civil unions, I just do not want to redefine marriage. Marriage is not a civil right and they want special rights.”

Thinking they are pleasing and even defending God, moderate Christians assert: “I’m fine with gay people getting together, it’s God and the Bible that are clearly against homosexuality. We love gay people and need to tell them the truth.”

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EXCELLENT article !

(btw, I lead, and have been leading for years, the "Budweiser, Pizza, and Cats lifestyle" !:))
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This news story is a primer to help religious homophobes learn the rules of acceptable adult behavior
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1. Gay people have lives; not 'lifestyles'
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2. GOD is a clever designer; the parts DO fit and work quite well for same-sex loving couples
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3. Homosexuality is a natural expression of human sexuality
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4. People do not change sexual orientation
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5. Marriage is a Civil Right in the US
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6. The 'bible' is being wrongly used to discriminate against gay; lesbian; bisexual; and transgender people
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7. Stop saying stupid stuff
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Europa Report wrote:
EXCELLENT article !
(btw, I lead, and have been leading for years, the "Budweiser, Pizza, and Cats lifestyle" !:))
You'd better get your Cholesterol and blood pressure checked before you croak prematurely
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Illegal aliens will live in your house after you're gone ;o))

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This news story is a primer to help religious homophobes learn the rules of acceptable adult behavior
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1. Gay people have lives; not 'lifestyles'
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2. GOD is a clever designer; the parts DO fit and work quite well for same-sex loving couples
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3. Homosexuality is a natural expression of human sexuality
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4. People do not change sexual orientation
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5. Marriage is a Civil Right in the US
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6. The 'bible' is being wrongly used to discriminate against gay; lesbian; bisexual; and transgender people
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7. Stop saying stupid stuff
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I agree.

Good post !

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Glad you two like this. I think we need to really push back hard against the coming backlash. And I think our best weapon may be their own claims of how faithful they are when it comes to practicing what they preach.

Keep asking about the get out of hell free card they act like they have when it comes to LIVING passages like Matt. 25:31-46 in their daily lives.

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I have said I really don't like using the Bible as a weapon. I don't want it used offensively the way the ant-gays do. I want to use it defensively the way many churches are doing now that support us.

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BTW keep these two sites handy:

http://www.biblebelievers.com/jmelton/sodom.h...
(a virulently anti gay christian site)

and this one when it comes to using their religion to justify disobeying civil laws:
103 Bible Verses about Obeying Authority
http://www.openbible.info/topics/obeying_auth...

Let them try to claim openbible.com is twisting scriptures!

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The fundamentalists don't believe their own superstitious BS; that's why they can't win at the Supreme Court
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Just like the civil rights movements of the 1960s; when the fundies resort to violence; Martial Law will be declared and the National Guard will fire a few shots to restore civil order before the fundies settle down and mind their own business again
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/06/19/1217...
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Sammy wrote:
I don't have anything against gay people, they can Choose to live their lifestyle if they wish but I will miss them when I get two Heaven.
Well then; you are going to be disappointed; sugarmuffin
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Only gay men will make it to heaven
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They will only be redeemed from among men, and they have to be the first fruits
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Men who have sex with women won't get in
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Revelation 14:1> And I looked, and loe, a Lambe stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundreth fourty and foure thousand, hauing his Fathers Name written in their foreheads.
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Revelation 14:2> And I heard a voice from heauen, as the voice of many waters, and as the voyce of a great thunder: and I heard the voyce of harpers, harping with their harpes.
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Revelation 14:3> And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the foure beasts, and the Elders, and no man could learne that song, but the hundreth and fourtie and foure thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
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Revelation 14:4> These are they which were not defiled with women: for they are virgines: These are they which follow the Lambe whithersoeuer hee goeth: These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits vnto God, and to the Lambe.
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Revelation 14:5> And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
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Its in The Book

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The fundamentalists don't believe their own superstitious BS; that's why they can't win at the Supreme Court
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Just like the civil rights movements of the 1960s; when the fundies resort to violence; Martial Law will be declared and the National Guard will fire a few shots to restore civil order before the fundies settle down and mind their own business again
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/06/19/1217...
As a gay man and a person of faith, I want you to know that when you call my beliefs "superstition" you are insulting me.

Nice link and all but just as I keep telling fundies to practice what they preach I'm telling you to stop treating me with disrespect.

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I don't have anything against gay people, they can Choose to live their lifestyle if they wish but I will miss them when I get two Heaven.
Good luck trying to use your "Get Out of Hell free card when it comes to Matt. 25:31-46

Proverbs 2:1-5
New International Version (NIV)
Moral Benefits of Wisdom

2 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.

Matthew 25:31-46
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The Sheep and the Goats

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right,‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply,‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left,‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply,‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

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I don't have anything against gay people, they can Choose to live their lifestyle if they wish but I will miss them when I get two Heaven.
I don't have anything against straight people, except for the bigots who choose to live their cowardly lifestyle as they do, and I won't miss them when I get to Heaven.

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I don't have anything against straight people. I just wish they wouldn't flaunt it all the time.

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Sammy wrote:
I don't have anything against gay people, they can Choose to live their lifestyle if they wish but I will miss them when I get two Heaven.
Here's something I WISH you'd stop saying..."I'm alive and healthy!"

Liar. Coward.

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I don't have anything against gay people, they can Choose to live their lifestyle if they wish but I will miss them when I get two Heaven.
If I got to the afterlife and saw YOUR LYING face, I would know I was in hell.

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Gerald wrote:
<quoted text>I see you're HIV+, are you one of them queers that think the ban on gays donating blood should be lifted so you can infect a Normal and Decent hetero person?
No. I'm one of those that feels my blood can be used for someone else that has the same HIV strain I do, thereby helping to protect the blood supply as well as increasing the available supply and available donors.

Are you one of those HOMOPHOBES that insists SSM deprives a child of a mother and father but a heterosexual divorce doesn't? If so then, you must have had trouble finding your way down the birth canal.
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As a straight person, I certainly have a lifestyle as well as a life. Can't for the life of me figure out why it offends gays so much that people say they have a lifestyle. Frankly, everyone does.

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As a straight person, I certainly have a lifestyle as well as a life. Can't for the life of me figure out why it offends gays so much that people say they have a lifestyle. Frankly, everyone does.
I agree. What bugs us is that using the term "gay lifestyle" is just a buzzword designed to appeal to baser emotions.

You and I seldom agree but I am glad we both see how silly using "lifestyle" with such a broad stroke is silly.

I don't know your religious affiliation but have you ever heard people talk about the Lutheran Lifestyle as opposed to the Presbyterian lifestyle?

We never see a Catholic couple without children being accused of trying to force their lifestyle onto other Catholics!

Good post.
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DNF wrote:
<quoted text>As a gay man and a person of faith, I want you to know that when you call my beliefs "superstition" you are insulting me.
Nice link and all but just as I keep telling fundies to practice what they preach I'm telling you to stop treating me with disrespect.
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I follow Christianity; not evangelical fundamentalism
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Fundamentalism is man-made beginning in 1910:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/03/26/8510...
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Obviously Christianity is Old Time Religion; while fundamentalism is redneck superstition doctored with German overtones left over from the Nazis:
http://www.theopedia.com/The_Fundamentals
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In 1937 they started work on rewriting their version of the 'bible' which resulted in hijacking Christianity's good reputation to boost fundamentalism's feeble credibility
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The reason fundies are so crazy is they would like to believe it; but they can't really unless they get everyone else to believe it too; and that will never happen
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Misery loves company

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Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Not to worry; hon
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I follow Christianity; not evangelical fundamentalism
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Fundamentalism is man-made beginning in 1910:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/03/26/8510...
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Obviously Christianity is Old Time Religion; while fundamentalism is redneck superstition doctored with German overtones left over from the Nazis:
http://www.theopedia.com/The_Fundamentals
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In 1937 they started work on rewriting their version of the 'bible' which resulted in hijacking Christianity's good reputation to boost fundamentalism's feeble credibility
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The reason fundies are so crazy is they would like to believe it; but they can't really unless they get everyone else to believe it too; and that will never happen
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Misery loves company
Fundamentalism is far older than you say. The Puritans were essentially Fundies.

I like you but often things you write are knee jerk and lack much research.

Your so called hijacking of Christianity took place about 2010 years ago with Saul of Tarsus and Constantine.

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