This entry is not meant to convince others; but a mere expression of my thoughts on things.
It was never that easy to weigh in my identity versus religion. In the back of my head, there’s always something that contrasts what I believe in. Animosity came as I slowly accepted my sexuality. I am gay and according to them, I am a sinner. Aren’t we’re all but sinners anyway? So going to Church has been a question to me; if I go and ask for forgiveness, knowing that I’d still do what people see as a sin, is there repent? With little knowledge that a lot said regarding morality, I felt guilt like I was cheating God and being a hypocrite.
They always say: God loves gay people; only the immoral things that gay people do that he dislikes. Making love with the same sex is a sin, as I get it. So how can you justify being “just human” and your truthful faith? I was always confused. Until I heard His message from someone I have never seen - Anything with “love”, God is with you; setting the firm fine line between “making love” and “having sex”. Now it is clearer, a solid grasp to justify my humanity and faith.
Doing anything with love, God accepts; but doing it for pure pleasure, God dislikes. I think I’d stick to that.