You Are Not ‘Gay’; You Are a Child of God
I’d like you to read this intriguing article written by David Prosen who has been struggling with same sex attraction almost all his life. He was caught up in the diabolical trap of labels purposely set by the Progressives: ‘homosexual’, ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’, ‘bisexual’, etc. He speaks to the evil power of these labels (perpetrated throughout schools, tv, movies and society) and how they seek to create an actual identity out of what is truly a behavior. One isn’t born or created ‘gay or ‘straight’. One is simply born male or female. That is biology. Our true identity is Children of God, not ‘gay’ or ‘straight’. He exposes the massive confusion that stems from the acceptance of sex attraction as an identity on a person and how that must lead them away from God and all Christians who believe in Scripture. Here’s how that mindset works:
-I ‘am’ gay. (It’s my identity)
-I must have been born this way.
-If I was born that way, God made me this way. (He doesn’t make mistakes.)
-If God made me this way, how can there be anything wrong with it?
-It’s in my nature and I must be true to my nature.
-If it’s my nature, I can’t change.
-If I try to change I would be trying to go against my nature and that would be harmful.
-Accepting myself as gay feels so good—I feel like a thousand pound load has been lifted off of my back—so it must be okay.
-If people can’t accept my being gay, then something is wrong with them. (Includes most Christians.)
-If people can’t accept my being gay, then they don’t accept me because that’s who I am. (and how unloving is that?)
-If God created me this way and then will condemn me to hell, then he is a hateful God I don’t want to worship or believe in.
The problem began by calling an experience, an emotion, a lust and the choice to behave based upon it, an identity. Once a person believes their experience or lust is his identity, they feel locked in the logic above. Yet, if a person understands their identity to be male or female and hopefully, to also be a Child of God, then all their actions and thoughts from then on are either healthy or not healthy, sinful or not sinful. A completely different image and argument emerges from that point when considering same sex lust. It suddenly falls within the realm of the controllable. In the days of Rome and in many other known cultures, same sex activities were commonly known among people. It was by no means considered an identity. It was an activity people engaged in. They also engaged in heterosexual sex at the same time. It was lust, plain and simple. Only in today’s politics are people trying to push the idea that people are born with this identity.
Read David’s article and see how a man once tormented by his same sex activities has come to see himself as a man and a Son of God. See how he came to understand the difference between who he is vs. what he experiences and does and how that has changed his entire perspective.