There’s this guy, Chris Rosebrough, who has been preaching (loudly) that there’s something wrong with GLBT people. He apparently has a radio show, where he talks about what he calls love (but looks nothing like love to me).
I don’t want LGBT kids to be convinced they’re hated by God, or that there’s something wrong with them (us). I don’t want them to kill themselves because they can’t bear the shame. I don’t want him to have influence in the world.
Thank God, he doesn’t have to. We don’t have to believe him.
I don’t hate Chris. I’m not even angry with him. But I sure don’t like what he preaches.
Here’s the thing, though. I want us — LGBTs and allies — to be so loud and strong and unrelenting in our love that his message is drowned out, or better, just loses power until it shrinks to a tiny little mote, and disappears. *poof*. I want his ideas to be *funny*. Because they are just… so… ridiculous.
I want so many of us to be so loud and strong and unrelenting in love that an LGBT person can see the glow from wherever they stand. Hell… I want Chris to be able to see the glow, too.
We love you. We recognize that you are a person, just like us, who wants to find the beauty in life, as we do. We don’t see beauty the way you do.
We don’t believe your message. We believe in love. We love you. We love each other. We love ourselves.
We are not wrong or evil or an abomination, and nothing you say can change that.