Common misconceptions about gay people (LGBT people to)!

Posted: July 26, 2011 in LGBT Issues

1. We love Pink.

We don’t, well some of us do.

2. We all have a gay agenda.

The gay agenda thing was invented by right wing Christian’s in America who think that we want to take over the world and make it rainbow coloured. Well, God already made it Rainbow coloured and frankly  we just want to be accepted as who we are.

3. All our friends who are the same sex as us are automatically gay, bi or confused.

WRONG, well apart from… oh sorry.

4. We are all flamboyant and confident

Wrong, a lot of us are quite scared, introverted and isolated, some of us feel like we don’t fit in anywhere. This is not something you would choose.

5. God hates us

Wrong.

6. Church hates us

Actually, a lot has changed in the church, basically there are 3 different views.

a. You’re going to hell please don’t come to our church
b. You’re only going to hell if you get into a relationship otherwise you’d be welcome
c. You’re welcome in our church with your partner (and your cat, actually don’t bring your cat).

Each of them are quite justifiable from the Bible, what would be nice is if churches put something on their website.

NO LGBT PEOPLE PLEASE JESUS ONLY DIED FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE

LGBT WELCOME AS LONG AS NOT IN A SAME SEX RELATIONSHIP JESUS ONLY LOVES YOU CONDITIONALLY AND SO DO WE

LGBT WELCOME WE WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS

7. Just because someone is in a straight relationship they must be straight

A lot of people get married to try and make themselves straight. Life is not black and white, it’s a sort of mauve grey colour sometimes and there are people who are not quite straight who are married and choose to stay that way.

8. You can make someone gay

I don’t think someone can actually choose to be gay or straight, I know for me I tried for years to choose to be straight and ended up hurting a lot of people.

9. Hitting someone with chickens will make them straight.

No it won’t. There are some places in Africa where this is a treatment, really!

10. Transgender people are always gay.

Wrong.

11. Drag queens are always gay

Wrong.

12. Camp people are always gay

Wrong.

13. Gay people are always camp.

Very wrong. (apart from 2 guys I know, man they are camp, and gay)

14. The Bible condemns homosexuality.

You need to study some more, there’s very little in the Bible about it (6 or 7 things), there’s far more about Justice, Mercy, Love, forgiveness, Hope, Peace and what you do with your money. Perhaps those are the things we should concentrate on.

Most LGBT people who are Christians or even other faiths struggle with this, so don’t judge us, help US work it through and work out our faith in trembling and fear.

15. LGBT people want to be treated differently.

Wrong.

16. Other people have a right to tell us how to live

Wrong.

17. We have to come out

Wrong. If anyone ever tells you they are gay, don’t tell anyone let them do it, it’s their job not yours. Incredible damage has been caused.

18. What do I say to someone who comes out to me?

When this happens the person you thought you knew turns out to be different. But really, they ARE the person you thought you knew, there is just something special to them they have felt safe enough with you to share. That, is an honour.

a. Don’t assume they fancy you, really, have you seen yourself?
b. Affirm them and say they are still your friend and as far as you are concerned nothing has changed apart from the fact they are different.
c. Give them a hug. (unless they are particularly smelly)
d. Treat it as normal, try not to look incredibly shocked unless you are.
e. Remember when they find out your secret you need them to support you.

 

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