Junior senator from Ohio made headlines last year when he became the first currently Sitting republican senator to openly support Marriage Equality- because he has an LGBT son. He used to be opposed to equality, but once his son came out and it was about one of his closest loved ones, his perspective changed. He saw a new light- he finally saw that Love is love. I am Democratic- but I gained a lot of respect for Mr. Portman.
Here is something to think about- put yourself in Mr. Portman’s shoes- if your son or daughter came out to you- would you be opposed to them marrying the person of their dreams? I certainly hope not- but if you say that you would be opposed- why would you be opposed? Religious reasons? God made us all different on purpose- some of us straight, some of Us LGBT- some of us male, some of us female, some of us Caucasian, some of us African American, etc. Since God created us all differently on purpose, why shouldn’t we all be able to marry the person we love?
My God loves everyone. My God hates no one and and discriminates against no one. My God creates us all different. If you think your God is homophobic, racist, or in any way discriminatory- then we must not believe in the same God. My God loves everyone so much that my God is Love.
It’s about Love and perspective. For me, nothing upsets me more than when homophobic people are so buried in their own heads that they can’t see the point- love is love. There are so many amazing denominations and churches that See that all love is equal- but unfortunately there are still many who are very hateful and homophobic- If your church isn’t loving and welcoming to all of Gods children- then are you really a christ-like church? Or does your God discriminate?
Perspective- that is the key word. That is what you have to remember- if your son or daughter was LGBT- wouldn’t you want them to be able to get married? Or what if you would have been born LGBT- wouldn’t you want to get married? Wouldn’t you want all the same rights as a heterosexual? Or would you still be discriminatory- against yourself?
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week as well as a great “Good Friday”. Today is also my 19th birthday :) I was just thinking that I really haven’t shared much about myself on here, so I wanted to take the time to tell a little about myself. First of all, my name is Matt. I am from northeast Ohio- about an hour south of Cleveland. I am an out and proud Gay man, as well as I’m a first year college student majoring accounting. I became an ordained minister last summer, and I am a proud follower of the United Church of Christ. I love spreading Gods amazing love to all, as well as I very much enjoy traveling, spending time with family, volunteering, and just enjoying life. I can proudly say that being gay is one of the greatest blessings of my life- while I am currently single, I know that in the future I will find an amazing boyfriend/ husband. Some of my greatest influences are President Barack Obama, Episcopal bishop Desmond Tutu, Martin Luther King Jr, Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson(first openly LGBT episcopal bishop) and many more.
So that’s a little about me. I just want everyone reading this to know that you can email or message me anytime-any day and I will do everything I can to help. God made you LGBT on purpose! You are not broken, you are not wrong. You are so beautiful and amazing just how you are :) my email is email@example.com and I recently got a kik too which is matt_1818 please message me if you ever need anything- I am always here
No matter who you are, God loves you so much. He will always have your back, he will always watch over you. I apologize for not posting much in the past few weeks, but I still make sure to check my messages every day. If you are feeling down, upset, or just need someone to talk to- please message me on here or by email firstname.lastname@example.org I will always do everything I can to help you. God loves you so much, he made you LGBT on purpose! You are not broken, you are not wrong! He is helping spread love and marriage equality each and every day! God loves you so much just how he made you - LGBT or Straight ! I am always here if you need to talk :)
My ministry and my faith is based upon one action, and that action is LOVE. Many of us try to love always and hate never, but ultimately we most likely at one time or another end up showing hatred. Unfortunately, in this world hate seems to be more prevalent than love. Let me offer one tip for each and every one of us – Let love be your compass!
Love is never wrong, and love has no limits. If we all completely filled ourselves with love and no hate, we would see no war, much less suffering, much more hospitality, and equality for all. We are all children of God; no matter who you are, no matter what your religion is, you are a child of god, and we are all loved unconditionally and limitlessly by Him. Since God loves us so much just how he created us (Caucasian, African American, Central American, European, Gay, Straight, Tall, Short, Male, Female, Transgender, etc.) then why don’t we all love one another unconditionally and endlessly. Why don’t we all love and support one another always? Please, don’t hate! In my ministry, my number one tenant is GOD IS LOVE and LOVE IS NEVER WRONG! If you let love be your compass, you are letting God be your compass. Always follow love, because love is never wrong.