Today some people celebrate the Heterosexual Pride Day. Personally, I don’t even know that such a celebration does exist. A few days ago, the LGBTQ community celebrated their Gay Pride Day. There are thousands of people around the world who participated in the said event. Now, we have the hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay trending in social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
What is Straight Pride?
Since I don’t really know the exact background of the Straight Pride, I did a little research. So for the benefit of those who don’t know like me, let me share what I found out.
Straight Pride is basically a slogan popularly used during the 80’s and 90’s. It is a term used to counteract the growing popularity of Gay Pride initiatives.
Straight Pride did not gain so much popularity as with the Gay Pride. As you can see today, Gay Pride is so popular that more people would even celebrate it rather than the Straight Pride.
The world’s reaction to Straight Pride
I would assume that the response of people on Twitter and Facebook would reflect the prevalent views of the people around the globe.
If you try to search the hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay, you will read more negative reactions than the positive ones. I read a lot of negative and even insulting comments about this celebration.
People argue that they Heterosexual Pride Day should not be kept because straight couples are not actually being discriminated. They are not the subject of hate. I also read comments that Straight Pride is a direct assault on humanity.
So generally, many people aren’t happy with this Straight Pride Day. They call it rubbish, DISGUSTING, unnecessary, stupid, and even an insult to the LGBTQ community.
Calling good evil and evil good
I probably will be hated by some of my readers and other people who would read this blog, but I need to say this. This world is fulfilling what Isaiah 5:20-21 had long prophesied!
“WOE to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
“Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!”
The Bible talks about homosexuality as a sinful activity. It’s a well-established fact that HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN according to the Bible. Don’t hate me for saying that. I am only telling you what the Bible is saying!
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (II Corinthians 6:9-10).
Now Pastors may tell you that being gay and lesbian is okay. Many church leaders would even be afraid to speak out about homosexuality in the fear of losing membership. So they would just do their best to rationalize things and let “love wins”.
We now see how people call straight couples as evil while calling homosexual couples as good. They have put darkness for light and light for darkness! What a world we live in! What we consider as unacceptable just decades ago is now being glorified and thought to be something that we all should be fighting for!
Instead of being ashamed of our sins, we have openly declared and marched it for the whole world to see. Instead of being remorseful and repentant of our sins, we have grown boastful and conceptualized the Gay Pride.
My reaction to Straight Pride
I don’t know about you but the Bible is very clear that Homosexuality is wrong and like any other sin, it is something that should be repented of. Now, I am not saying that homosexuality is the biggest sin, but nevertheless, sin is a sin. We need to stop living in sin and start living a straight life!
I believe that it’s just hypocritical that LGBTQ supporters would be angry for people having a Straight Pride. I mean, why can’t we have gay pride and not straight pride? Who are now guilty of discrimination, hate, and bitterness?
The LGBTQ community wants to be respected, but they should also respect those people who are opposed to their beliefs. RESPECT BEGETS RESPECT. What they are hating is the same thing that they are doing. It only shows from what people post on social media against the Straight Pride.
Love and hate
For all the supporters and members of the LGBTQ community, I don’t hate you. I really do. I have friends who are part of the LGBTQ, and I believe they are awesome people. After all, Christ did not come to this world for the righteous to be saved, but the sinners.
We are all sinners, and Christ died for all of us. We are Christians because we live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christ called us to love one another. However, we must also remember God’s definition of love:
“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (I John 5:3).
Loving means keeping God’s commandments and part of that commandment is not being gay or lesbian. We need to realize that God hates sin because He loves us.
Sin will hurt us. Homosexual behavior, like any other sin, will have its negative consequences, and it will eventually destroy us.
Christians must not hate gays but rather help them make the right choice, and it is about turning away from sin.
Christians, continue to shine your light to the world. Don’t hate people, HATE THE SIN. Continue to love and by so doing, God may use our humble effort to lead more people to Christ.