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When we look at gay marriage, we cringe in disgust,
the Bible has taught us that it's wrong...that it's a sin.

And if it truly is a sin, like we believe,
than why do we treat same sex-couples so...horrendously ?

We often say “hate the sin, love the sinner”,
but I think we go about the wrong way of doing that.

The bible tells us to love our enemies, but I think
we tend to disregard the fact.

If you steal from me, and I steal from you, then we're both sinners,
but we forgive and forget, and transform into winners.

Why can't we do the same for the man who marries his husband,
or the woman who ends the life of her unborn child?

We often say, “Hate the sin, and love the sinner”
But I think what you mean is, “Hate the sin, and hate the sinner.”
But according to your logic, we should be hating one another.
When did the bible become a pick-and-chose deal?

You say the Old Testament, but Jesus came and changed,
what that was about, and retaught us how to behave.

He fought for the sinners, the blind and the lame,
he fought for the outcast, the minorities and the shamed.

But hypocrites, I tell you, you've become the majority,
and with every word you speak, you nail the hands of Authority

To the wooden cross, to hang and stay,
and die a painful death in three days.

And since Christ has not come back, He works through us,
and through Him we must spread His joy and love.

Don't call yourself Christians if you cannot do that,
because Jesus loved the sinners, I’m sure of that.

But call yourself Christians, if you can love like me,
and we'll accept that we're all sinner and that's how it will be.

My teachers often said, “All suffering is the same in the eyes of God.”
So we're in this together, no matter the race, or orientation or anything odd.

Behold, the Kingdom of God is here with us here; hidden in plain sight, a jewel on Earth,
and as brothers in sisters, we'll indulge in it's mirth.
We are children of God, open your eyes don't you see,
so do not call yourself a Christian if you cannot agree with me.
First let me clarify what the last lines means: "We are children of God, open your eyes don't you see,

so do not call yourself a Christian if you cannot agree with me." 

What I mean is if you cannot agree that we're all Children of God, than you can't call yourself a Christian, you just can't. Face it, if in Christ, a gay man, a lesbian woman, they're your brothers in sisters. If you're going to put your ferocity in how much you hate them, than why not put that same ferocity in your love for them. 

A couple of videos that inspired my poem : 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKDCCF… -> Prince of Egypt 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pLCDn… Hunchback of Notre Dame

Even if you're not religious, I recommend you watching them both, but more importantly, the 2nd link. That was the inspiration for this mostly. 

As usual, this poem consist of many voices. Whether you believe that being gay, bi, trans, lesbian , or having an abortion is a sin, than that's your opinion. I don't think being gay is a sin. 

Tell me what you think, please be respectful. 

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TheOcelot8 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You write really good stuff. While I am atheist, if all Christians went with your meaning, I would have nothing against Christianity. Bad apples spoil the bunch, and this is a reminder that there is good out there.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
they do spoil the bunch, don't they. 
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Akatsuki-Kuchiki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I am not a religious person but what you is very true. Because right now I live in Kentucky and 95% of people who call themselves Christian are moronic bigots that is why I don't tell many people I am bisexual, but that does not stop them from insulting my heritage, mainly my Japanese and Turkish heritage it is just sad how stupid humans can be, just sad.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry about that. The south is pretty rough, thank you for the comment though. 
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Akatsuki-Kuchiki Featured By Owner 1 day ago
No Problem. :)
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Lyhli Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"and with every word you speak, you nail the hands of Authority"
This.
This is powerful.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, I wanted it to be! 
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Avii-chan123 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful.As a Believer,I agree, dont blame people for who they love.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I agree!
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InkDrawnDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you many times over for writing this. :hug: Finally somebody gets it!
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