Why Christians Shouldn't Judge The LGBTQ Community
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Humans Are Not God, We Don't Get To Pass Judgment On LGBTQ People, Ever

It's funny what happens when you let someone be themselves.

163
Humans Are Not God, We Don't Get To Pass Judgment On LGBTQ People, Ever

This is not a coming-out article.

This is not to discuss my friends, or to accuse anyone, or to condemn any particular examples.

This is to discuss the necessity of identity and allowing people to lead their own lives.

It's not as easy as "mind your own business," but it's also rather pretentious to assume we should be allowed involvement. Queer lifestyles have become a source of gossip, entertainment, or fetishization, and it is allowed because people don't realize how flawed their system of judgment is.

First, consider the rules for passing judgment. To judge implies a general rule that must be followed, that there is an idea that must be matched throughout many circumstances. If there is a law, it is because there is a concept that must be followed without exception in order for a society to function well. Therefore, if someone is going to hold LGBTQ individuals to a certain standard, all things must be held to that standard in order for it to be presented as a valid argument. I must think of the common argument, that LGBTQ sex is a sin. People argue and fight against those in the LGBTQ community because they believe they are going against Biblical truth.

However, the Bible also says lust is a sin — to lust after someone is to already have committed adultery. Therefore, a Christian is no better if they have sexual thoughts or fantasies about someone of the opposite sex than someone who had the same thoughts of someone of the same sex.

Second, think about who we are discussing. WHO.

These are people.

Being gay, trans, lesbian, any of the sexualities or identities represented doesn't lessen someone's humanity.

They are people.

In modern society, we should be better grasping the concept of equality, whether that is race, gender, or sexual orientation. Prejudice persists because there are those who insist these differences are necessary to acknowledge. Through all of human history, minorities have fought to exist. Not to hurt anyone, or have more rights than the majority, but simply to stop being treated as something less than human because they are different. I don't know where the idea came that different was bad, and frankly, it doesn't matter. What matters is letting people be people, and treating them as equal on that criterion alone.

Third, people preach The Golden Rule all the time. It may be a cheesy little mantra but it could not hold more truth in this instance. People who are gay, lesbian, trans, etc. are put through more torments than I couldn't begin to understand or imagine. So then imagine someone doing those things to you — you are going through your normal day, spending time with your significant other, or simply at work or something similar, and people treat you the way others have treated those who are LGBTQ.

Imagine that feeling, that fear, that anger, that pain. And why? Because they hold an opinion strong enough and feel they have a right to force it on you.

That's not how that works.

That's not how it should work.

There needs to be an idea of mutual respect. Humans don't have an inherent right to pass judgment and impose their own will on someone. There's an emphasis placed on someone feeling or thinking differently than the majority, but as long as they behave with respect and follow the same laws everyone else should (laws that promote consensual interactions, and the safety of children) then there should be no further involvement.

For those who are spiritual, we are not God. It is not our place to condemn but rather to show the love of Christ and that is done through kindness and sharing God's Word, not through condemnation. We should also be willing to step in when we see someone being mistreated, and that's what the acting on of prejudices is: mistreatment.

We should respect others and encourage others to do the same for one main reason: we are all human.

Sexuality and gender identity is not something that causes harm if it is different, and it's not our life so why does it matter if we agree with it or not? We need to be supportive, and overall kind. That is what is important and that should be the rule we follow if we must follow one at all.

Report this Content
Featured

Haunted Houses For Halloween In New Jersey

The Top Scariest Haunted Houses In New Jersey

17049

Residing in New Jersey enables you to participate in various activities, and everyone has a favorite. In New Jersey, Halloween is also celebrated in a spooky way. There are many scariest haunted houses in NJ to celebrate Halloween. If you want to confront your greatest fears, Halloween Scariest haunted houses are ideal.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Leaving My Backpack In The Library

Views about society and the stranger sitting right across from me

59298
https://unsplash.com/photos/O0T1SIgHAfM

As a college student, my backpack is an extension of myself in many ways. It contains my notes, pens, and computer vital for my success in college. It contains the snacks and water bottle I need to survive long days on campus. It also contains the "in-case" items that help put my mind at rest if I forgot something from home: extra hair ties, masks, and that backup-backup snack. With so much in my backpack important to me and my life on campus, it is no wonder that I can get apprehensive about it when it is not with me or in my line of sight. And that makes me wonder.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

5 Cool Gadgets To Make Your Car Smart

Don't let this stop you from making your car smart. You can change the one you have using smart gadgets that transform your car into a smart car.

114039

Cars are no longer just a mode of transport, where you only worry about the engine and how beautiful its interior is. These days, everyone wants to make their cars smarter, those with advanced technology systems. It makes sense for several reasons. It can make your vehicle more efficient and safer when you need to drive.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Inevitable Truth of Loss

You're going to be okay.

132116

As we humans face loss and grief on a daily basis, it's challenging to see the good in all the change. Here's a better perspective on how we can deal with this inevitable feeling and why it could help us grow.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Film Review

Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson lead a tigher, more fun sequel to 2018's 'Venom'

106284
Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmWuCgJmxo

When Sony announced that Venom would be getting a stand-alone movie, outside of the Tom Holland MCU Spider-Man films, and intended to start its own separate shared universe of films, the reactions were generally not that kind. Even if Tom Hardy was going to take on the role, why would you take Venom, so intrinsically connected to Spider-Man's comic book roots, and remove all of that for cheap action spectacle?

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments