There was the US Supreme Court Ruling in favour of same-sex marriage, and then came the big Yes of the Irish vote.
These are the events that troubled the highest ranking ministers of our community, prompting preachers to deliver bitter tirades on how such acceptance and such tolerant, or permissive, laws would lead human society to ruin. From the pulpit, their golden mouths conjure images of fires and brimstones falling from fiery skies. They preach with so much desperation as if the world was one step nearer to the end of days because of gay marriage.
Their rhetoric is so desperate and pathetic, saying that the gay community has demanded too much rights and privileges that soon, they will be banned from expressing their opinions against same-sex marriage from the pulpit, and that the church will be forced to accept homosexuality. The word that they kept emphasizing was “forced”.
It’s funny how the so-called righteous act as if they were bullied by our people, when all my life I was bullied by God’s preferred gender. Throughout my life I have seen how our people were tormented, ridiculed, mocked, molested and even slaughtered by those human beings who are now asking to be protected from the people they oppressed.
Those men and women of God speak of walking in the light and in truth, but among them there are those who live in the shadows of fear and live a false life that is warmly accepted by those Jesus-freaks. It’s the religion of hypocrisy.
Indeed it is all hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy is preaching God is love, and you try to convert a gay man so he can become straight. But the gospel was not about turning gays to heterosexuality. It’s more than that. It’s about the need of men, whether gay or straight, to repent of their sins; mankind’s need to be saved by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus, because all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. Yes, all have sinned, because a straight man is no better than a gay man.
Hypocrisy is when you open the doors of the church to our people only to rub in our faces your belief that my kind will provoke God’s wrath and the world will be plagued by all kinds of miseries. And yet none of you denounced the greed of the powerful that has driven companies and countries into the black hole of financial crisis. In fact, holy men supported morally and financially a Christian political leader who prayed at night thanking God for blessing his company while the gap between the rich and the poor widened- and the rich became richer while the poor became poorer. Is that a Christian virtue- depriving others of human rights and encourage the greed of capitalists?
We didn’t start the fire. It was your own undoing. We did not force anything upon you. We are humans too. We get hurt and we are fed up of all your hypocrisy and tyranny. We fought the good fight. We are still fighting. And we will fight every battle, and we will overcome because good and love will always triumph over evil.