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December 20, 2004

Are Gayís Godís Children too?

Are Gayís Godís Children too?

There are some very relevant articles in the Lavender magazine this month on Spirituality. I found these articles very well written and worth reading. You can read the articles at
http://www.lavendermagazine.com/

My answer is emphatically ďYES.Ē We are all loved unconditionally and constantly. Human beings though, still are not free from fear. We still want to use any excuse to kill our fellow human beings instead of love them. God tells us plainly that there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. (1John 4:18)

The definition in many religious organizations of what acceptance means is interesting. The article in the Lavender says this falls into two categories: Reconciling and Transforming. In the reconciling organizations Gays are accepted for who they are, and in the Transforming type, Gays are accepted only as a means of helping them to transform and renounce their sins. Iíve said before that we are all spiritual beings on a human journey. Each of us has to have some meaning, purpose and connection to the divine and we look for it. Gay people are no different. Our spirituality is a part of our design. We will all continue to seek happiness. Our religious organizations and doctrines can either help us or be used against us. How we are transformed by them is really the ultimate goal. Otherwise our love is not yet perfected.

How we reconcile homosexuality with our faith and doctrines will be debated hotly for a couple generations according to one person quoted in this article. Regardless of what is accepted by any organization, we are not relieved of our underlying responsibility to love each other as we love ourselves.

There is no fear in love.

Posted by carl1236 at December 20, 2004 10:28 PM | Love your Neighbor

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