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Look at the gay boy sitting next to you,
the one who you kick, physically torture and verbally abuse.

Look at his eyes that were once vibrant with life,
and keep in mind that you and your friend's were the one who stole his light.

You called him a sin  and condemned him to hell,
every day he walked through the school doors, he was greeted with your intolerant yells.

With your injustice , you treated him as terribly as you pleased,
and when you were through with your torment, you treated him like some sort of disease.

Was religion your actual excuse to act like an ass,
or was there something that you refused to see past?

Because that gay boy who sits next you daily in class,
is the one who knows your present, future and past.

He knows where bullies come from, so don't hide fully behind Christianity.
Because when you go home, you yourself are showered with profanities.

The same fist you used to beat the blue eyed boy,
is the same fist that your father uses to wring around your neck like a toy.

And the same blue eyed boy whose lost his light,
he falls to his knees and prays every night.

He falls to his knees and cries like a baby,
however, it's hardly for the abuse that you put him through daily.

He cries because he can read his tormentors like an open book,
and despite the fact that he's tortured by you, he knows you all share the same broken look.

SO before he goes to bed, he prays for you,
because he knows that you're suffering too...

And when he no longer flinches after you've beaten him to a pulp,
to garner your desired reaction, you decide to have your way with him like some sick fuck.

You and your friends laugh and leave him there,
of the crime you've just committed you are unaware.

That gay boy who used to sit next to you is in the hospital,
his chances of living are nearly impossible.

That gay boy who sat beside you, you  sent him home too soon
but keep in mind that this whole time, he was still praying for you.

Because he knew your cruel actions are done on a whim,
because the pain you suffer at home was on par with his.

So as the pain and agony slowly begin to consume him,
with his dying breath, he whispers, “Father, forgive them.”

This was inspired by a few things, firstly, I built it off of two bible verses:

1) Luke 23-33-35

When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. 34But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. 35And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One."

  1. Matthew 5:38-39

  2. 38"You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.'39"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.


It's hard to be gay, and Christian. Though sometimes it's harder to be Christian than it is to be Gay (or so i've heard), or sometimes it's harder to be Gay than it is to be Christian (or so i've heard). I just combined both of them. This isn't just about Christianity or LGBT, it's also about bullying. Bullying starts somewhere, and unfortunately, sometimes at the home. A broken family usually produces broken children who can't think for themselves.

Never underestimate the power of forgiveness or God's love, because both work through us. I think God works through each of us individually. Sometimes we suffer because of who or what we are, but I feel like he's holding our hand every step of the way.

To those of you who are gay, lesbian, bi, trans, or pansexual and/or Christian, kudos to you, because I know it's not easy. The discrimination is real for both Christians and LGBT, and unfortunately, it's not going away any time soon.

The saints died because they were “different”, they became martyrs. Shoot, Jesus died because he was “different”, but He rose again. But people don't rise from the dead anymore, they're souls go to heaven, and they work through us. I hope you enjoyed this, and God bless.

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xInsideTheHorizonx Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
I cried... I'm not kidding. man, thank you!
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Spiritstar3 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh gosh i almost cried
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PrincessMagical Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We don't want to support or tolerate homosexuality or any sin because God doesn't support or tolerate any sin. The truth is Satan is attacking God's plan because he doesn't want us to be with God. God makes no one LGBT. It's Satan who is putting this stuff in people's minds. The most loving thing we can do is share God's truth in a loving way and pray for people. All sin is equal in God's eyes and there's no sin that we can't overcome in Christ. I was once in Satan's bondage for years and posted my testimony on DA how Jesus freed me. We are all in a spiritual battle and Satan is trying to keep us away from God. I'm lead by the Holy Spirit to share God's truth in a loving way and pray but not support any sin which includes the LGBT lifestyle or abortion or stealing or pornography or any sin. This is why we need to surrender our will to Jesus and be led by God and be in a committed relationship with Jesus. We love everyone as a person, we clothe people, we feed people, we give people shelter but we don't perform same sex weddings or bake a special cake for a gay wedding. We choose who we serve. Celebrating any sin, no matter what sin it is, is not serving Christ. If I were caught up in adultry for example, I would not want anyone to support what I was doing. I would want people to pray for me. Prayer is the #1 weapon against Satan. It's a lie from Satan that we can be gay or lesbian and a Christian at the same time.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I must see Christ differently than you. Let us now argue. I don't believe being gay is a sin, you do, we'll agree to disagree. 
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PrinceOmariKubin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
In order to be a Christian you must be kind to others! God put the anti gay thing into the bible as a test to see if people will listen or not, to test our free will. God does not like mindless drones.
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SilentObserverIsHere Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so nicely written!
I love it ;A; It made me tear up
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crazynoggin Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. You shouldn't call yourself a real Christian if you don't act like this.
EDIT: The gay boy. Not the bullies.
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awesomegirl2997 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd never judge somone just cause hes gay
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Neither would I. 
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spreadfluffiness Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
This peice is so heart felt. It brought me to tears. In the world we live in, things are messed up.
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This world really is a messed up world, isn't it? 
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JayBelleVjbelle03 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is wow,*tears forming in eyes* y-you are w-wond-derf-ful.*wipes eyes with hankerchief
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! 
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JayBelleVjbelle03 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats ok :)
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DarkHeart-Nightmare Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, this world needs more people like you ;u;
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creepyofthepasta Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This...


is absolutely beautiful.

It brought tears to my eyes. Really Sad 
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! 
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creepyofthepasta Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, no problem at all.
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CosmosAndChaos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
This is why I think gay couples should kick their children out if they're Christian. To show Christians how gay people feel.
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crazynoggin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How would this help?
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LuvLuvHurts Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
I'm Christian and I'm gay...
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LoZGamer316 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhh... Pardon me, but that seems a bit... extreme
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TheDeathMachine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Don't you think that's a little unethical? I mean, yes, some Christian parents have proven to be questionable in their faith, but that is no way to act! I should know. MY faith in God is in this condition.
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CosmosAndChaos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I could care less if it's unethical. After my cousin came out to his family, I hate all Christians, good or bad.
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TheDeathMachine Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I can understand that. After I watched a Zero Hour episode depicting 9/11, I began to hate Muslims--ALL of them.  I even wanted to wipe the entire Muslim population off of the map! But I learned to let go when I realized how stupid that was.

And if that is the case, then you have a rather warped sense of morality. But I am not saying that I am perfect, because I am not the best Christian on my street. If you despise all Christians, despite knowing whether or not your behavior is ethical, then you are just as much of a bigot as the thugs in this poem. That is what I am saying.
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XioTehLeafKing Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Not all Christians are this bad... I'm Christian and I'm not that bad. I admit some Christians can be a bit over religious and mean, but you don't have to hate on the religion just because of some people who choose to be jerks. Either way, some of those people just say it because their jerks and don't even go to church often or have read the Bible...
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CosmosAndChaos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Not all Christians are this bad... I'm Christian and I'm not that bad.

Keep lying, maybe I'll believe you someday.
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XioTehLeafKing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Well. I know plenty of Christians who aren't this mean to the LGBT community. Me and two of my friends are Christian and we still respect LGBT. One of my other friends is pansexual and I'm bi AND genderqueer. They don't care one bit.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I disagree. Because not all Christians are like this, and Christians who treat others like dirt aren't exactly Christians. 
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TheDeathMachine Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Finally, someone who knows how I feel! :)
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Sweetheart771 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
You are such a beautiful person, what you write it amazing and true and thank you for writing what you have because it is beautiful
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome!
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Spunnyz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This touched my heart, and the last line brought little tears to my eyes. A beautiful poem, I congratulate you. :iconclappingplz:
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Spunnyz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem :)
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TamamoMae Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
No one can condemn people to hell (even if you don't agree with their sin).
For this I applaud.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! 
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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GodblessUSA1234567 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I'm teary eyed I'm sad

but I don't treat people like this for me I'm like you can love who ever you want love don't let NObody change you be your self and you'll fine someone who loves you for you * smiles and hugs everybody* :3
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the comment! 
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GodblessUSA1234567 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
your welcome :3

I really dislike when people say that to other people

the say you can't love that person because your the same gender or because there a nerd...or because the say there ugly

I'm strait But I do believe you should love whoever you want 
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DoveAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad but probably true about someone here in the "civilized world"
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, all to much unfortunately. 
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LoveberryCake Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
I cried while readig this
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Zoru135 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lovely
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Writer
A broken family usually produces broken children who can't think for themselves.

Please cite your sources for this?
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's experience. Though keep in mind, I said "usually" for a reason, as to not apply to all children of broken households. 
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