(-- "What is God's Plan?"... CONTINUED --)
That was the question I asked myself over and over. Is homosexuality
part of God's plan? How can we be sure? We can't. But what we
do know is that society has been wrong about God's plan in the
For instance, not too long ago black people were denied their
civil rights. Our society perceived we had a "black problem" in
this country, when it actually was a white problem -- racism.
Today, we watch with horror old films of innocent black people
being treated inhumanely. But how did we view it then? What was
being said from the pulpits of our churches? Back then we did
not view giving black people dignity and treating them equally
as part of God's plan. Are we doing the same with gay people today?
We've been wrong before. Could we be wrong again?
Here is another example: When a child was born left-handed, they
were forced to change because it was considered wrong, not "normal".
Their left hand was tied behind their back to force the change.
Today we just see that as another human variation.
Like being left-handed then, homosexuality seems wrong to us
now because of what we have been taught as "normal". Why would
God make something wrong? Jeff and I had to examine that, and
be open to the truth. After you have met other gay and lesbian
people, you will find it easier to understand the truth. You will
meet wonderful, loving and spiritual people that love God.
There are many examples over time where society thought it knew
God's plan better than God Himself. Are we repeating the same
mistake when we either commit or allow discrimination against
our gay and lesbian children? Are we repeating the same mistake
when we don't welcome our gay and lesbian friends and neighbors
to our worship services? Are we too afraid to know and love them,
as Jesus would have done? Are we sure we know God's plan?
For me, I will err on the side of loving my son. I will err on
the side of accepting my son as God made him.
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