It is a word and lifestyle that is both demonized and misunderstood by the abundance of Countries around the world. So shunned upon that people tell themselves that it is sometimes okay to beat, harrass, and even kill other human beings for participating in such acts of abomination. Religions around the world, small and large, will tell you that a woman and a woman or even worse- a man and a man- being in sexual or romantic relationships is simply wrong no matter who you may pray to. And with so many different acts of sins performed in several different types of ways, I had to sit down and really think about why as humans feel we are so almighty and pure that we can tell another individual how to what makes them feel happy or normal? I hear everyday about how someone doesn’t agree with “gays” and how they don’t understand it…but what’s not to understand about attraction and love?
Let’s start from the beginning: Development of human thoughts and beliefs:
If we look at it from the perception of science, the function of the human brain consists of 6 areas. To put them easily they would be:
- The direct reaction to a sensor signal
- The instinctive response to an inherited pattern, usually associated with danger or food
- The development of sensory memory and comparison
- The ability to imagine
- Conscious thought, awareness of identity
- The most painful and disputed- Intelligent thought
From birth we are bred with the ability to use our brain with the above 6 sensors. Although I do not believe that one can FULLY understand the process of the human mind, I find it interesting that how we grow and where we grow can curve our thought processes. From what we eat, how we speak, to what we believe in. It is pretty much programmed into us unless you are that small percentage that falls into the taboo characteristic of believing in or doing something that is not understandable by the surrounding population. I believe that from birth a human brain develops the conscious thought and awareness of the sexuality in which the body to will react to sexual desires or love. We will create a very common scenario: Greg and Felicia, both heterosexual, Christian, and working class adults bear a child together. Upon birth of the child, whom we will name Michelle, is taught the values and morals of Christianity from the church, the sins of the bible, and the importance of family and marriage. When Michelle grows into being a teenager, she knows that there is something that is different about your wants, what her body reacts to, which is seeing a woman and being attracted to her. But since she comes from a home that would not allow anything other than what has been taught to her, she chooses to withhold her natural feelings to ensure that she is not chastised or disregarded from the family she has grown from and loves. If Michelle’s body reacts to another woman, even with the fear she feels from her family and public, then it must be a naturally developed reaction embedded in her from birth, right? Why would they deal with the terrible, horrible, judgmental, and unmoral reactions from around the world? With constant bashings from kids and adults alike why wouldn’t they fit into the “normal stereotype” and just be heterosexual? They can’t.
The beauty in homosexuality is it shows that there is love in all shapes and forms placed on this earth, and that we humans are having our tolerance tested for people. Human desire and love has a power so forceful that no matter what your sexuality, it will someday overwhelm you. And if it doesn’t, you would be living a very sad life. Love is to be cherished, when its real and it exists. Imagine feeling that love that is so great, the love that brings tears to your eyes and makes your heart flutter? When you kiss the person you love, do you feel regret? Or shame? No. As you shouldn’t. No matter what anybody thinks, it doesn’t stop what moves you. . I can honestly say that when you find someone that you trust and can be a true friend to, you shouldn’t have to control how you feel about them because of who or what they are. So many people are damaged simply because their own family wont show them that they are loved, unconditionally. Which to me, is extremely sad. I will forever love my child no matter who he or she decides to hold hands with, or kiss, or be excited about seeing. If that makes me a sinner then that is what I am..I know that my God is a forgiving God, and if I am doing anything wrong he knows that I am here to fulfill my purpose to mankind and that my heart is good, so therefore that is the my life’s beliefs and practices. It would be great if everybody thought the same way, but they don’t.
I wrote this not because I want you to wear rainbow shirts or change your lifestyle, but to be aware of what you say and how you view someone else’s. Never should we judge someone’s character based on who they love, but how they love because at the end of the day, we all have to answer that call and I am pretty sure we all have a few things to ask forgiveness for.