Tuesday Mornings-Proposition 8 (11)-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome to our “Tuesday Mornings, Proposition 8” series. If this is your first time, you might want to read the last couple of blogs in weeks prior so you don’t feel as though you’re jumping in the middle of a conversation. If you are returning, thanks for coming back. It’s hard to believe this is like week 10 or 11 on this series. Remember, this blog series is not being given from the pulpit, but from the four corners: Historically, physically, emotionally and spiritually, so keep an open mind and heart and come on in.

Last week our talk centered on bullying which has been made more real through Tyler Clemente and the other two teenage boys who killed themselves due to the bullying they received because of their sexuality. This subject is actually gaining momentum with the Media and I thought we should give it some more attention as well. Besides, there were several comments last week, and one in particular that I’m going to share. The person who left it will remain anonymous in the blog. The comment reads:

“I do want to remind everyone that bullying does not originate or ‘belong’ only to the gay crowd. I have seen bullying of chubby kids, Down syndrome kids, tall skinny kids, teacher’s pets… You name it and children have ‘kidded’ about it. It’s hurtful, no matter who it is aimed at. I was very tall very early in life and I had to live with the kidding about that. My parents were divorced when most kids had never heard the word, so I was kidded about that. Lots of bad things out there, but we have to be centered and know where our strength really is. The old expression ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’ is so UNTRUE.”

The tongue is the most dangerous weapon we have, and it scars differently than a physical wound, more deeply and painfully. See, the pain from a physical wound eventually goes away; but the pain from an emotional wound inflicted with one’s tongue doesn’t go away quite as quick. Who do we think we are that we could, would or even should lash out and bully someone into our way of thinking? Does that really help the situation? No. Not only no, but heck no!

When I think of Jesus talking with one who is claiming to be gay, I picture Him talking peacefully, quietly to him or her, possibly in parables, but definitely in that person’s love language, explaining all the reasons why He is not the author of homosexuality; that no one was created to be gay. I imagine He would linger and further explain some of the most common ways people are deceived into that lifestyle.

But enough of my opinion. Let me leave you with another comment that I received just today on, I believe, last week’s blog:

“Okay. So I need some advice and quick. I recently just got engaged and about a week ago feelings for my ex who was also my first love came flooding back. I dated him for a little over a year and was madly in love did my first “everything” with him. I was also his first love and first “everything.” After a year he dumped me saying that he lost feelings for me and didn’t love me anymore. I was devastated, had a rebound for about 9 months, did a lot of partying and going out to try and get over my ex. Then I met a guy which is now my fiancé, fell in love, got engaged and now having second thoughts and crazy feelings for my ex again.”

Now, to be honest, I’m not sure if this is a heterosexual relationship or homosexual. The email for the person who left this comment is a female’s name and then the address, but the author is a guy’s name. So that being said, look at this comment. It’s full of uncertainty and confusion, and a need to be loved and to love. This is, in many cases, the root of homosexuality….

I hope you’ll be back, and please feel free to leave a comment. This blog’s for all of you, not for me and is written from my heart, from history and from experience, not from a pulpit.



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