homosexuality | what does the BIBLE say about it?

Okay, so, I know that most of you looked at ^that^ title and went, “say what now what now?!!? Why on earth is Anika talking about that?”

Yeah, I know. This is a sensitive topic for the world. But, with Beauty and the Beast having come out a little while ago, and after reading Mary’s absolutely amazingly awesome post, I felt like I needed to say something about this topic, too.

Homosexuality. Wow. Big word, big meaning. So...some people say it’s bad, and some people say it’s good. But, what really truly matters is: what does the Bible say about it? Or, in other words, what does God say about it? Well, here’s a Bible verse for you to look at:

Romans 1: 26-27
"Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones; in the same way, men committed shameful acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."

You can actually find quite a few verses in the Bible talking about homosexuality or mentioning it. In this first verse that you saw above, you’ll see that God describes homosexuality as unnatural. God doesn’t make people homosexual. People choose to be homosexual. It’s not a natural thing for human beings. If God had wanted people to be homosexual, why didn’t he just create two Adams or two Eves? Exactly.

1st Corinthians 6:9-11
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

See that big, bold text up there? It’s on the list of things that people do that will keep them from God. So...God does say that homosexuality is wrong. He does say that it is a sin and it keeps us from him. Here’s one more verse where God talks about homosexuality…

Leviticus 18:22

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”

Soo...God literally calls homosexuality an abomination. Wow. Strong word, strong meaning. If that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what does.

I personally was very shocked and surprised when I found out that they made LeFou gay in Beauty and the Beast. My little sister, mom, and I had been planning on going to the theater to see the movie earlier, but when I found out, I knew my mom would change her mind (and, she did).

Some people think that it is OK to put stuff like that in a children’s movie - like kids need to learn what the world is today. Yes, we all need to know and understand what kind of nation we have become, but there is absolutely no need to put a gay character in a children’s movie. I think that part of the reason they added a gay character is because the director is openly gay, and so are a few of the actors playing some characters in the movie. I think that the director wanted to show a little bit of his world through the movie, he wanted to make a statement, and he wanted to make Beauty and the Beast a movie that will never be forgotten (yeah, it’ll never be forgotten, all right).

Of course, I don’t know all that stuff. I don’t know that he wanted to make a statement, but that is what I believe.

Overall, I believe, and the Bible states that homosexuality is wrong. But, I know that, even though some people believe that homosexuality is OK, we as Christians should certainly not put them down because of their beliefs. But, we SHOULD try to show them the right way instead of the wrong way.

And, if you’re reading this post and you support homosexuality/are homosexual, I mean no offense to you. I do not want to put you down, or make you feel bad, or rejected. I want you to maybe think about what I’ve said - and if you’re a Christian, think about what the Bible has said. That’s all.
Do you think this was a weird post? I don’t really, cause this is a serious topic. Did you enjoy reading this? Do you agree with me? Do you not agree with me? Why or why not?


monday's minute challenge | forgotten

Tessa Emily Hall @ Christ is Write is hosting this AWESOME writing contest thingy called "Monday's Minute Challenge".

I always thought it would be fun to write something about an imaginary friend since I've seen lots of other people do it before. So, here is my MMC entry. *lights dim*

{ forgotten }

Harley bounded up the stairs and ran to me, wrapping me in a warm hug. I smiled. She had been in preschool for what had seemed like all day and had surely missed me much. She took her doll and we sat on her bed.
   "Miss Dolly would like a nap, Missy," Harley giggled, wrapping her baby doll in a cloth blanket.
   Suddenly, the door swung open and Mom walked in the room. "Time to go visit granny," Mom said, taking Harley's things and dumping them in her wooden box of dolls.
     "Can Missy come?" Harley asked
   "Of course," Mom smiled. She picked Harley up and carried her downstairs with me trailing behind.

Harley bounded in the room, and I held out my arms, expecting the hug we usually exchanged after school. But, someone else bounded into the room after her. Harley and her friend sat down on Harley's bed and started chatting.
   "Harley! Hey, Harley," I said, waving my arms in front of her face.
   "Not now Missy," Harley frowned, pushing me away.
   I sat down in the corner of the room and watched their conversation. Tears started slipping down my cheeks - Harley had been bringing other friends home more often and rejecting my company even more so after she'd turned ten. What was happening to her? I didn't know, but it was hurting me.


It was Harley's sixteenth birthday. She was having a party downstairs, but I wasn't attending.
    It had happened about a week earlier - the first signs that I was fading away. It had been happening faster and faster over the days. Today, I was almost completely transparent.
    I watched as the last of my body faded away. All was left was my head. I buried my head in my invisible knees and waited for it to happen - waited for me to fully fade and be blown away with the wind. Harley didn't need me anymore.
     Happy memories of our times together filled my mind - I had done my work. I had helped Harley through the years like a good Imaginary Friend.
    Then, I closed my eyes peacefully and smiled before I was forgotten forever and became only one of the happy memories in Harley's mind.


I hope you liked the story! It was kinda choppy and needed a bunch of work - maybe I'll come back to it later and edit it some more. 😀
Did you like the story? Have you ever had an imaginary friend? Does MMC look cool?


PROJECT CANVAS | check it out!

I just signed up for a super cool, super awesome, super EVERYTHING project called {Project Canvas}.

Olivia Rogers and Caroline Meek (two amazing girls) came up with a super amazing idea. They said, "why not get a whole bunch of writers together to write different articles for one huge book?"

I just gotta say, guys - that's the most brilliant idea I've ever heard of in my lifetime. You can check out the website here (or above - whatever). If you are a writer who likes to share information and ideas, this is definitely the organization for you.

I signed up, along with many other amazing writers, and cannot wait to see the book published and sent out to the world. I am really excited for this, guys. :)
Isn't Project Canvas such a great idea? I think it's super cool. Are you going to be participating in Project Canvas? Have you ever read a book with advice from different writers all of the world?
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