When I see people holding up hateful signs against homosexuality, I see frightened children with severe cases of cranial rectal inversion. These are manipulated people, incapable of thinking for themselves, incapable of critical thought or discernment, caged-in by their social and religious programming. Although they are throwing their hate energy and hurtful judgmental thoughts at us, I feel sorry for these brothers and sisters. Forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do.
Not only is homosexuality common in nature among other species, it makes sense on an planet dying from pollution, overpopulation and unsustainable business practices. And anyway, why would anyone care about who anyone else loves? Really, why? Why would any so-called 'God' care? We're not talking about money. We're not talking about prestige. We're not talking about social standing, or political alliances - the many reasons why straight people marry that have nothing to do with love. We're talking about love. Companionship, affection, commitment. What God would deny a person the natural need to bond with another human being? There are enough heterosexuals to 'go forth and multiply' in perpetuity, unless we annihilate ourselves first. Acknowledging, accepting, honoring and welcoming love, in all it's beautiful forms, is huge part of the waking up process. It's part of what, if anything, can save us humans from ourselves.
Why can't people fall in love with people first and notice their gender second? Love is not always sexual at first. And in truth, sexuality is a spectrum. Some people may have little or no homosexual instincts, while others may have little or no heterosexual instincts. But in reality, most of us probably fall somewhere between the extremes. Instead of demonizing this natural trait, why not take advantage of it to expand one's pool of potential mates? Loneliness and lovelessness is a kind of pain that is extremely difficult to heal. Money can't fix it, and friends can't fix it. Only intimacy can make us whole. Only relationship can provide the mirror necessary for us to see ourselves and evolve and grow. If it's not working with one gender, and you're not totally opposed to the idea, why not explore intimacy with anyone who interests you? Why torture ourselves? It just doesn't make sense! It's a gift to have fluid sexuality. Really.
Many people have followed a tortured path to self-acceptance and intimacy because of the ignorance and conditioning imposed upon them by those who claim to know what God wants. This is pointless suffering that leads us away from truth. If God had specific desires, God would be corruptible and limited. Giving God attributes such as maleness, whiteness, and willfulness is a personification that makes no sense if you are talking about the One that contains the universe and every configuration and possibility within it.
Nature is what it is, and any distortion of this truth is a misrepresentation of God. The book below by Linda Patterson describes in scholarly and shocking detail how the Bible, for one scripture, is misused to condemn homosexuality. It is an enlightening read.
May our hearts open with joy and wonder at the inclusive and selfless spirit of divine love. May it cause us to open our hearts and minds to embrace and accept all of Nature’s creations and to choose expansion over contraction, similarities over differences, and love over hate and fear.
For More Info:
Hate thy Neighbor- How the Bible is Misused to Condemn Homosexuality by Linda Patterson
Kinsey Scale: Heterosexual-Homosexual Continuum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_scale