Sex. Religion. Sexy religion! Oooh, I need to start a cult about my dick!
It would probably have a very small following.
When it comes to religion, like sexuality, I'm riddled with issues. I'm on a constant search for the Absolute Truth, and the older I've gotten, the more I'm realizing that one only obtains that on faith.
I don't have a lot of faith, which is somewhat comical since I was raised in a very faith-centric brand of the Christian belief system. However I do have SOME. I definitely believe in God. I believe in Jesus. What I take with a huge grain of salt, however, is the Bible. Which of course is the basis for the whole thing!
It should be pretty obvious why I, or any LGBT Christian, would have this issue with the Bible. This one book is the main reason that those that are out are treated like shit, and why the rest of us are in the closet!
Don't get me wrong. I find much of the Good Book to be beautiful, comforting, enlightening, insert additional positive adjectives here.
But it's hard to take it as something that is literally from God when it tells you that you are inherently evil.
I'm also aware that there are many alternative Biblical interpretations of this issue. But let's face it: to read the Bible at face value as it has been traditionally interpreted is an extremely demoralizing experience for LGBT people.
One has to wonder: if God truly loves us as we are, and He truly is in control...why did He allow for this issue to become so misinterpreted and cause so much heartache for so many people?