In 2013, I shared the image above with the following comment
Today, Marilyn, added the following comment to my post.
I have been reading posts regarding this topic and this post is one of the most interesting and informative one I have read. Thank you for this!
I can’t simply go without leaving a comment. This post is a great read. I hope you can take the time to read my post as well. [A link was provide here that I have deleted.]
I thought her comment was pretty strange because, while I love the graphic, it was quite over the top to call it “one of the most interesting and informative one I have read”. When I followed the link Marilyn provided it went to a blog post that was essentially saying that LGBTQ are “sinners,” are “sexually perverse” and practice “unnatural sex.” She went on to say that when Jesus comes again “His truth will end the bondage of sin” and nobody will be left behind as heaven comes to the world.
There can be little doubt that Marilyn’s comment about my post was not only misleading, but was quite untruthful. I do not believe that she thought my post is a great read (I mean I don’t think it is a good read, it was a great image but not a good read) and I’m sure she only left a comment in the hope that others would come and read her post. .In a way I think her deception on my blog gives an indication of how much we should trust her blog.
I must admit I feel sorry that people still feel so threatened by LGBTQIA people that they have to try to convince the world that they are sinful and unnatural. I’m sure Marilyn would say her post was full of love (because she was saying that LGBTQ will join god’s kingdom and won’t be left behind) but to me it was still part of a message of hate about people who are some people consider “different.” It is a message of hate because they are denying peoples’ identity, giving them hateful labels (like perverted and unnatural) and are judging people purely based on one characteristic.
I get so angry and frustrated by Christians who spread a message of fear and hate that is so different to the stories of love and acceptance I know about Jesus. Marilyn and people like her are not welcome to spread hate and exclusion on my blog.
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