A Northern raised, Southern living, chivalrous female, who as a serious twenty-something wants to live life as a creative sciencey type and a Lesbian Christian.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
God and the Gay
Christianity as a realm of popularity in the gay community would be about as popular as Tea Bagger Sarah Palin. I am unabashedly Christian, as I am completely comfortable being gay. In the past year I have experience more prejudice for being a Christian than for being gay. From people I consider friends no less. But I can’t say anything against my friends, because I’m the one who has changed, not them.
In college I would laugh along with the jokes that make fun of Christians and God. Nowadays while I find a lot of jokes about those so-called “Christians” hilarious, I don’t think God or Christian should be used as a punchline. My friends in the same breath will support my choices and in the next make a tactless joke about Jesus.
I have always been at odds with people. Whether it’s because I’m Christian as a lesbian, or I’m a female who likes being seen as masculine. Or even because I’m a science person, who loves writing creatively. I abhor persecution in all avenues. Humor is great, but we cannot stereotype Christians and then complain about being stereotyped ourselves. Intolerance goes both ways.
What I write may not be popular, but I will continue to write about God. Because everyone needs a voice even if they might be gay…even if they might be a Christian.