Well, a couple of days ago I went to the Tennessee Christian Teen Convention (TCTC). While I was there I made the choice to be baptised. My problem is the fact that I'm bisexual. Even my own mother says that I can't be a Christian. I'm extremely confused about what I need to do. I'm even suffering riddicule from some of the members in the church.
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I am not a Christian, but I know what a Christian is (having grown up in a Christian home). A Christian is someone who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that God sent His only Son to live as a man on this world and to be the Redeemer of Man’s sins so that anyone who believes in Him shall be saved.
Do you believe that? If so, then you are a Christian.
It doesn’t matter if you are straight, gay, bisexual, asexual, or have fallen in love with a turnip. If you believe in the above, you are a Christian.
Papabear personally does not consider bisexuality a sin or a fault, but even if you do, aren’t we all imperfect? Does not Christ forgive us of our sins and our flaws? I will guarantee you one thing: there is not a single person in your church, including your mother, who is without sin. There is not one person in your TCTC who is perfect.
I also believe, though I am not a Christian, that Christianity should be about love and acceptance, not hatred and exclusion. I have a very very dear friend named Motoko who is a very devout Presbyterian. When I told her that I was gay and that my marriage was ending, she loved me anyway. She is a Christian. Your mother can take a lesson from her example.
I know that there are a lot of Christians out there who are like my friend Motoko, but lately I seem to hear more and more about Christians who hate people, especially people in the LGBT community. They also seem to love guns a lot and hate Democrats. People like Pat Robertson make me ill. It makes me sad because Christianity is supposed to be a faith of love and hope, but the current leaders seem to think the opposite, including those in your family and community.
Tell your mother it doesn’t matter what she thinks. It only matters what Jesus thinks and you know in your heart that God loves you unconditionally.
Feel the love, hon.
And to my Christian readers, please chime in with a comment of support for Shadowrunn. Thank you.
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