Saturday, 7 July 2018
During the gay rights movement of the 1970s Gore Vidal published a novel called Myron.
In it the alter-ego of Myra Breckinridge (now returned to the male gender) is trapped in the movie Siren of Babylon.
At the time gay people were popular, even glamorous.
But we were unaware that another demographic saw us as wicked fornicators and perverts.
This became painfully obvious when AIDS hit.
It is interesting that the heterosexual members of the sexual liberation movement did not suffer the censure of society to the same extent.
This reveals both fear (of AIDS) and prejudice (against gay people).
So, now that AIDS is no longer a death sentence, the reaction to homosexuality should begin to abate.
More rational debate should show that Biblical objections based on archaic rules and regulations are no longer valid.
And modern gay relationships based on love are not immoral or perverted.
Homosexuality may be genetic, it occurs in the animal kingdom, and it is part of the diversity of God's good creation.
God loves gay people as they are.
He does not wish to change them or punish them.
He loves us like a father loves his gay sons.
So don't be swayed by those who tell you that God hates gays.
God loves gays.
And we will all go to Heaven when we die.
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