Amazing Letter from a Mom to Christians
I woke up this morning, and while I stayed in bed for a few minutes, I thought about the hypocrisy of so many Christians. Quite a random topic to wake up to, I realize. I merely was reflecting on something my ex used to tell me: the ultimate intention of any Christian should be to bring people to Christ. Above all else, it is the most important. Cite all the Bible verses you want and promote whatever government legislation you want, because in the end (assuming, for a moment, that we’re in the Christian “end”), you are damning yourself.
After that thought, I went to my computer and began to read some of the many articles, news stories, and Tweets I saved previously to read later. Now is later, and I did not make it passed the very first link before having to make this post.
This letter was written by a mother in 2000 to her community, especially directed at the Christians. It is eloquent and profound, and ten years later, its words still ring true. I encourage you to read it in its entirety, but I will excerpt my favorite parts here:
- “Many letters have been sent to the Valley News concerning the homosexual menace in Vermont. I am the mother of a gay son and I’ve taken enough from you good people.”
- “I’m tired of your foolish rhetoric about the “homosexual agenda” and your allegations that accepting homosexuality is the same thing as advocating sex with children. You are cruel and ignorant. You have been robbing me of the joys of motherhood ever since my children were tiny.”
- “You have the audacity to talk about protecting families and children from the homosexual menace, while you yourselves tear apart families and drive children to despair. I don’t know why my son is gay, but I do know that God didn’t put him, and millions like him, on this Earth to give you someone to abuse. God gave you brains so that you could think, and it’s about time you started doing that.”
- “You use religion to abdicate your responsibility to be thinking human beings. There are vast numbers of religious people who find your attitudes repugnant. God is not for the privileged majority, and God knows my son has committed no sin.”
When I first saw this Jesus NOH8 photo by Adam Bouska, I initially felt that it was slightly sacrilegious. But then I thought: Jesus WOULD be a part of the NOH8 campaign, because Jesus does not hate. Yet you, the Christians supposedly following him, do.