July knocked on the door and put Pride Month on a shelf, far far behind us. Why do I bring this article now that all the diversity flags have been rolled up and put to storage until they are ritually needed in June 2018 again? So, was I hibernating? No, even though the month of pride has passed. For many of our fellows this is not an item for a day, a parade, a party or month, it is a day to day 24/7/365 and then some topic. And if we are to be our sisters’ and brothers’ keeper, we cannot be a sleeper for 11 months and then only articulate our solidarity when the calendar reminds us every June. We need to stand by them as we want ours to stand with us, all around the clock. Without further ado:
what if… God has a plan?
We all have heard how homosexuality is named a sin against creation. We all can only try to imagine what it feels like to be condemned by the self-righteous for the sin to love someone you are not supposed to. Romeo and Juliet comes to mind. Even harder to imagine is how confusing and very difficult a life would be, if we knew with every fibre of our being that we are not the gender our reproductive parts suggest. And then we would hear how God makes no mistakes, so evidently that would mean that we must be to blame for feeling gender-wise misplaced. What an awfully isolating feeling. What a horrific nightmare that would be.
But what if, God makes no mistakes and, at the same time, all these people (especially in western countries) realize that their designated gender identity and the bodily displayed one are not in sync? What about all those women and men awakening on the sexual spectrum attracted more to the same sex than the opposite? What about the growing number of people who realize their sexual and gender identity is in flux, who identify as gender fluid? What about all these brothers and sisters, children of God and created in His image, as we all are, who realize they are something very different, queer, or even sexually not driven much (if at all), those flagging asexual. What, if, for Heaven’s sake, God had a plan?
I return to biblical interpretation that homosexuality was a sin against creation. In a very literal sense homosexuality is actually a sin against pro-creation. Because by the usual methods, the “natural” intercourse, a homosexual couple cannot pro-create, and the Holy Book clearly commands us to be fertile and reproduce. So, by that same logic, all those who refuse (for whatever reason) to procreate and reproduce are also in sin against creation. But that would include those heterosexual couples who for biological reasons cannot bear a child. It would include, even more so, all those couples (as well as singles) who through their God given free will decide against becoming parents. So, all those people are sinners against creation too? But I digress, because, what if God has a plan?
What if, what we are witnessing in the awakening and rise of people associated with the LGBTQ community, is not a display of deviation and defiance toward the Law of the Lord but in fact was a display of God has a plan? What if, these very people (a minority, for now) are the next logical step in the evolution of mankind? Not despite their differences. Not because they go against the strain procreation demands, but just because?
What if God has a plan that does not exclude those who are evidently so much more different than the majority of us, because they are the beginning of a new branch on the same old tree of life? What if this is Mother Earth’s reply to the growing overpopulation worldwide that is jeopardizing the welfare of the planet as a whole? What if this new branch of people out of sync with pro-creation of new life but in experiencing all life does have to offer to non-biological parents or childless people in fact were exactly in sync with God’s will for the well-being of the planet as a whole? Would not these very people who do not bring new life to this world be protecting the resources of all, simply by not adding to the resource eating tally?
What if God has a plan includes that deviation from the original concept of procreation and fertile growth, because the planet is about to collapse under the weight of too many people needing all the things. Because wars are breaking out over clean water and food. Because precious children (younger faces of God) are dying by the thousands, daily world-wide, are being shunned, abused, exploited and forced into wars, labour or prostitution, denied basic human rights or even a chance for education. What if God has a plan, wanting that there would be more loving, caring good homes that need children, their owners unable to create their own biological children, but potentially excellent parents wishing to adopt or foster children who else would be subjected to human trafficking, poverty, racist, religious or gender based hate, exploitation, abuse, hunger, starvation, mutilation and death?
What if God has a plan, and all those minorities, all those who defy the mainstream heterosexual procreation dictate, the lesbians, the gay, the asexual, the bisexuals, the poly-amorous lot, the kinky people, the transgendered, the gender fluid, the queer, those who don’t wish for a child, the single householders, what if they were not an unwanted deviation but exactly an answer to an existing real threat and part of God’s plan? And what if they were not in sin, but actually in sync with God, created different, like we all are, their own very special creation? What if they were not to be shunned but to be respected, as part of a solution to the overpopulation the mainstream has created and continues to perpetuate?
Who is anyone to know and judge, when the same Holy Book says, “judge not”? What if God has a plan is to develop our humankind to be just that: human and kind. Can we afford to take the risk and stand against the Will of God? What if God, who makes no mistakes, did not make a mistake creating this new branch of people, who do not add to the problem and have potential to be an active part of a solution to a procreation dictate that has become obsolete. What if they are the future and not a mistake, by the Will of God who errs not? Should we not treat them with dignity and respect and clean up our own act first, before condemning what is different, but evidently God’s Will?
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