Some days the news really gets to me. Today is one of those days. Within the past week, I’ve heard two stories of supposed Christians using their faith to spew hate towards gay people.
The first was of a man in the parking lot of a restaurant who shouted down a gay couple calling them “fa**ots” (that word doesn’t deserve to be spelled out). He also said that gay people should be stoned to death as it says in Leviticus. All of this was done in the name of his religion.
Then today I read a story about a church who canceled the funeral of a gay man the day before the scheduled funeral simply because he was gay. The family of the deceased man were members of the church and wished that the last memories of their son be shared there during the funeral. But the self-righteous pastor felt otherwise and wouldn’t let them have the funeral there.
Both of these stories just make me furious. It is not in the spirit of Christianity to deny a person the dignity of a funeral, or to shout obscenities. The man at the restaurant and the pastor are poorly misguided.
The spirit of Christianity includes LOVE, RESPECT, MERCY, and JUSTICE. Neither of the men showed any of these fundamentals in their showing of the faith. I did not see any compassion anywhere from these two men.
It is truly a shame that this continues to happen in our world. I hope more people of faith will stand up for what’s right. I am a person of faith and I fully believe in LGBT rights. Humans deserve respect. Respect is shown through equal rights. Doesn’t everyone deserve that?