Today I was told that no cares about my sexuality and that it does not matter. While I wish that was a true statement nothing could be further from the truth. In the state I live in can be fired based off my sexuality, other states are discriminating in the use of bathrooms, one of the vice presidential candidates whats to unfund HIV/AIDS research and treatment and put that money into conversion therapy. One of your presidential nominees has said that he will do what ever he can to get gay marriage over turned, so yes it matters its still matters very much. As a middle to upper class straight white male you have no right to say that no one cares you dont care maybe cause it does not effect you or someone you care about. While walking through the mall last night I was openly called a fag, so yes people do care and it matters.
I wish we lived in a world where a boy could bring home a boy and introduce him as his boyfriend and that be it like you would with your straight boy or girlfriend. The fact that “coming out” is even a thing shows that it matters. We should not have to live in fear of rejection, mental or physical harm but the reality is we do. Tonight I am going to be speaking to a group young people about why church important and why specifically my church is my church. Its boils down to acceptance. Do all the members of my church understand or even agree with life…..Not at all but we agree to disagree and move past it with the love of Christ. Love is the end game in all parts of life and if we truly show love to everyone we meet then we are living life right. Showing love at times might just mean being quite when we really want to scream our thoughts, it might me taking a few extra when helping a lady clean up from a flood to hose off a back patio off because she saw a news story about dogs getting sick from the mud and her dog was her life he was the one that truly showed her love in the most real way, or maybe just a smile when you when you are walking to post office to a little old lady walking into the bank. We can never know the life experiences of other people, so dont ever tell it does not matter because it does in a big way or maybe just a small one but it matters.
LOVE GOD, LOVE EACH OTHER, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!