I got into this conversation with my friends today about gay rights and all that, and then a friend of a friend butts (pun intended) in and says, "Are you guys for or against gay rights?"
We all say, "For."
And he's quiet and then says, "Well, I would be for it probably if the Bible wasn't against it."
His dad's a Catholic priest (surprise surprise) so it's not like I can blame him since it was the way he was raised. But I was still like "bitch please. my grandpa is a preacher and he's for gay rights."
And he's like:
"Well, the Bible says it's wrong, so it must be true."
YES OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE OF COURSE THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN BY GOD HIMSELF AND NOT MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE WITH MANY DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND OBVIOUSLY EVERYTHING IT SAYS IS LITERAL AND WE OUGHT TO LIVE BY IT.
AND I'M SURE GOD CARES ABOUT WHAT SEXUALITY WE ARE, BECAUSE HE'S AGAINST LOVE, RIGHT? TOTALLY, THAT TOTALLY MAKES SENSE.
But all I said was, "And where does it say that?"
He said, "Well, I know it says it."
I asked, "Are you referring to Leviticus? Have you taken a look at Leviticus? Are you willing to live by the rules in Leviticus, because I can bet that according to them, you'd be dead by now!" (Okay, no, I didn't say that exactly. A nicer version of that. I'm not that mean.)
Him: "....but it says-"
Me: "The Bible is a book of metaphors, it's not completely literal! Ever heard of a parable? The Bible is a giant parable."
Him: "But being gay is a sin, because He didn't make us that way and it isn't natural!"
Me: "Really? Then why has homosexuality been observed in over one thousand species, including bears, horses, whales, birds, cattle, lions, cats, elephants, fish, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and hu-"
"I could go on and on."
It was a glorious moment. I have all of Unholyverse, a religious family who is for gay rights, and my own research all on my side. Someday I just want to have an epic argument with somebody about this so I can use it all
That's really all I wanted to share today
I'm going to try to get more Doves up, the next chapter is a good one!!
I got bored yesterday, so I made The Wall of OTPs. With my new printer, I printed out art of my three OTPs (Frerard, Thorki, and Destiel) as well as a few other pairings I like, and it's glorious. There are so far only two dA artists with art up there (*XOBillie
), but I will probably add more in the future.
I want to make a Wall of My Favorite Men. Hahaha....my parents might be disturbed, but xD I'll decorate my room as I wish, pffft.