aimee (sermoa) wrote in gaychristians,

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What can I do??

I've just had an email from someone; I find the email quite upsetting but don't know what to do about it.

It's about National Marriage Week, which aims to promote christian marriage values. Apparently it is receiving less financial support this year, and a lot more money is being donated to two organisations that promote lesbian and gay health and well-being.

The writer of the email is asking us to do several things. I quote ...

  • pray for those who seek to uphold godliness

  • support the National Marriage Week either personally or through your churches

  • write to the Lord Chancellor requesting that funding for National Marriage Week be reinstated and that the support for the promotion of gay and lesbian relationships be withdrawn

  • write to the Prime Minister expressing your concerns at the open promotion of gay and lesbian rights and practices

Now of course I believe that all LGBT people need as much support as they can get. I almost danced for joy when I saw the words "promote lesbian and gay health and well-being" ... but how can I explain to the traditional christians at IBM (where I work) that this is a good idea?

I don't try to hide my sexuality and I'm sure some of them have guessed ... but to stand up for a cause such as this I'd have to risk offending or upsetting them ... and they'd probably want to counsell me endlessly and pray for me to change my ways ...

I know they're only doing what they think is right, but how can I help them to see they're wrong?
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You probably can't.
They've been taught from a young age that loath and fear homosexuals. I find, for myself, the only way to kind of break through is by having them like and respect you. Then when they realize you are gay it puts them into a kind of cognitive dissonance where they have to reconcile their archaic beliefs with the reality in front of them. Most of them still opt for the prehistoric beliefs, but over time they might lighten up.

This is just my first hand experience with stoneage christians :)
yes I understand what you're saying.

But it just breaks my heart to think they're gonna be actively campaigning against something that I know is such a positive move.

What would jesus do? He would meet people where they are. He would ... help them!!

Of course it's not going to produce more gay people ... that's what they think don't they?

andi x x x
THEY produce more gay people, by having babies!

lol - literally!!!!

well said dude!!!!!!!!!!
LOL! that's a good one, and how true! ;)

btw, what does LGBT stand for?
LGBT = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*

Trans* encompassing all forms of gender variation.

So pretty much a very generic term for the whole gender/sexuality spectrum. yes.

andi x x x