Thursday, July 19, 2007

Most Gays Are ?

OK, I've had my little rant about my head musings from all the reading that I do. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender and read my last blog you may be a bit put off. That is certainly not my intent so let me take a moment to express who I believe most gays are.

Most gays are regular folks, like you or I, trying to make it in this world and find their place and some one to share it with. Most gays are harding working folks who love to do a good job, who get to work on time, and who pay their taxes. Most gays are trying to connect with others of common interests and do something to better themselves.

My purpose in having this blog is not to be politically correct, not to be politically active, not to be right or wrong. My purpose in having this blog is to be transparent, to allow others to see into my life and perhaps benefit from what they see. I never set out to be gay and I never set out to then be straight. I discovered that I had strong feelings for those of the same sex and didn't know what to do with it. I wandered around until I put my feelings together with what the world said I was, gay, actually lesbian. I moved into that life style. While in the life style I also came face to face with Jesus. He revealed Himself to me in a way that I could relate to. He asked me to trust Him, and I did. I didn't pursue Him, He pursued me. After two years of being gay and being in a relationship with Jesus, He asked me to trust Him enought to follow Him out of the life style, and I did. So, here I am today, married and five children later, loving and trusting Jesus for every aspect of my life. Am I perfect at trusting Him, no. Am I perfect in my obedience to Him, no. Does He continue to love me, unconditionally, yes. Does He continue to pursue me to draw even nearer to Him, yes. So the purpose of my blog is to let you see into my life that you may benefit and see Him as well. I'm not totally sure how to do that. I will make mistakes. I will say some things that will probably upset you, forgive me. Thanks for reading.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Eph 3:20-21).

Friday, July 13, 2007

Can you reconcile this?

I've been reading e articles, news, mags, and TV regarding this Homosexual issue. I just can't seem to reconcile the gay communities public media desire to be viewed as wholesome and normal with the public displays put forth in many communities. Am I the only one having this problem?

Think about it. They have said, they lead normal lives and yet the most public display of who they are is the "Gay Pride Parade" held in most large cities. Have you ever seen one of these parades? It is sex on wheels. How can I take the gay community seriously when even in Jerusalem they are forcing the government to have this parade to demonstrate who they are? What is wholesome about this parade? What is nurturing about this parade? What in this parade can help me to see gays as "normal." Why doesn't the gay community have another event that is substantially larger than does demonstrate them as wholesome and normal?

I also think about the push to make public the advancements to our life and culture from gay people. They are always pushing for a Gay Awareness Day, week, or month. Let's see, hmmmmm, What hospital has the gay community started, what food relief effort have they created, what community support shelter have they opened for battered woman or abused and neglected children, etc. This just causes me to wonder what societal help have they, as a community, been?

Then there is this whole idea of gay marriage. You would think that in those places of the world where there is gay marriage that gay people would be flooding the courts to get married, and yet this does not happen. In fact, once the intial wave gets married, the rate of marriage drops off considerably. Sweden has had gay marriage since 1985 and the gay marriage rate is so small it is barely measurable. Even with the small numbers you would think that those that do get married make sure it is a strong commitment and yet, the divorce rate for gays in Sweden is 2-3 times higher than the straight divorce rate. Just kind of makes me wonder why gay marriage is sought after so forcefully and then doesn't result in huge numbers of gays getting married. I just can't reconcile this issue either.

Doesn't make sense to me, but perhaps I'm slow to understand. I'll keep pondering it.