My response to This Modest Mom

A blog by the name of This Modest Mom recently published a post about canceling a $6,000 vacation to Disney World over a same-sex moment in the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. After she received hundreds of responses that she deemed “hate mail,” she wrote a response defending her views as being neither homophobic or unreasonable. I was unable to post a response on her blog due to a server error, so I wanted to share it here in the hopes that she might run across it one day.

​Perhaps the reason people are singling out your anti-LGBT comments is because you made a point to focus on that issue in your last post. It’s in the title for goodness sake!

As someone who grew up Pentecostal, I would venture you are of the same background based on your appearance. I am also gay. I understand how strongly most Pentecostal people feel about homosexuality, but your “boycott” of Disney feels more like a convenient way of getting attention than a personal conviction.

After all, if you use Google, Facebook, or WordPress, you are utilizing companies that strongly support LGBT causes. Heck, the company that makes the phone you use most likely spends vast amounts of time and money promoting equality. It seems a bit hypocritical to pick and choose which companies you refuse to do business with, especially when your trip to Disney was an unnecessary vacation that would have cost you several thousand dollars.

While I am sure you are a nice person who is simply trying to do the “right” thing, I hope that one day you will wake up and realize just how wrong you are. You are on the wrong side of history, and you ignore the most basic tenets of Christianity while attempting to live a Christian life. It’s all about love, really, and if you can’t love and accept those who are different, then I don’t know how much you truly know about Christ.

They do exist

I would rather have Putin as President than Obama.

I never voted for Obama, and I certainly wasn’t going to vote for Hillary.

Donald Trump says the things we all wish we could say.

Gay marriage doesn’t make sense, because two men or two women can’t reproduce. If we only had gay marriage the human race would die off.

These things were said to my face earlier this week by a Trump voter – a man who used to identify as a Democrat.

The people in my area are so happy a white man is going to be President again they don’t care if he destroys their healthcare, embodies the seven deadly sins, or grabs women by the pussy.

#MindBlown

Different

Although you were several years my senior
There was an awkward kinship between us
An unspoken acknowledgement
Both swimming against the tide
Of social constructs around masculinity and gender

Once, while being being chastised for having long hair
And being called “effeminate”
I used you as an example
Of a Christian who seemed both gay and femme
I was sternly corrected with
“He’s just different”

Several years later
After I had come to terms with my own sexuality
I ran into you at a local gay bar
We shook hands
Both seemingly relieved that the pretenses
Were no longer necessary

I heard things about you through
The Gospel Grapevine
Religious tongue-waggers
With nothing better to do than
Ridicule those who are different

About your failed attempts at relationships
How you ultimately joined the Catholic faith
And devoted yourself to it
Much like a priest shelters himself inside the Church
To hide from his perverse inclinations
You probably felt you had a sickness
That you needed to protect yourself from

But you should have known that you
Like everyone else
Were fearfully and wonderfully made
And deserving of God’s love and acceptance
Whether or not God’s children ever gave you either

I heard you passed away the other day
And the thing that bothers me so much
The one question that nags at me is
Were you ever truly happy with yourself?

I hope so…