1. God hates fags.
God didn’t tell me that.
2. You’re sick. You people are spreading AIDS and other STDs, and yet you say that you’re doing nothing wrong?
Yes. I’m doing nothing wrong. Who I fall for is not what I decide. My heart decides it.
3. What? Shut up. Stop copying Western people. They’re jerks and so are you.
WHAT? Don’t call Beyon-
4. It’s wrong. Our culture doesn’t allow screwing people of our own sex.
How is it wrong?
5. If it were right, you people would be able to reproduce, have off springs, you know.
I’m going to tell you the most important thing in the world right now. So, brace yourself.
I’m not a psychologist. But if you ever go and ask a psychologist what they think about homosexuality, I’m pretty sure he’d say it’s NORMAL. But, one day, I was told that talking to a shrink and undergoing therapy is Western. (Yes, it is true!)
I’ll tell you that people don’t choose to be gay. Well, when they do, they’re just experimenting. We can’t label them as gay people. We shouldn’t label anyone, though.
I don’t know why people are gay. Or bi. Or trans. Or cis. I mean, I guess no one knows that. Now, can I ask if you know why you’re straight? I mean, is it too important to see who they have sex with? Better leave them alone and mind your own business? I mean, people are gay just as they are straight. Got doubts about that? Get yourself enrolled in science and psychology classes.
Well, I sort of said that I don’t know why people are gay. So, I’ll just quote this Wikipedia article for you, okay? I guess it knows better than me. I don’t know whether I believe it or not. You can read more about it here.
While scientists do not know the exact cause of sexual orientation, they theorize that a combination of genetic, hormonal, and social factors determine it.
Okay, no. The number of gay people hasn’t been increasing. They’re coming out more. That’s why we know about them more. Earlier, they were quietened by the society and they didn’t speak up. They were there. Always.
Don’t talk about culture with me. Our culture doesn’t stop us from hating. Why does it stop us from loving? Also, does our culture also affect animals who engage in homosexual activities?
If you want to know about STDs, better enroll yourself in some biology classes. And, there’s something called a CONDOM.
Western Culture? Don’t be pathetic. Mahabharata is not Western, is it? Well, I didn’t know that-
“OMG Dad! How many times do I tell you it’s not your fault? Neither is it the fault of my brain. I’m NORMAL.”
Okay , so now I’m ready to talk about the most important stuff. The gay people and gods.
Well, I hope now you know that you are born gay. You don’t choose to be gay. So, all the atheists out there, just shut your ears, and believers, HEAR ME –
My God is not going to burn me in hell, because he is the one who made me GAY.
I haven’t read Mahabharata or Ramayana or Puranas or Vedas. I haven’t read Gita or Bible or Qur’an, too. I haven’t touched them, and I don’t mean any disrespect to them or any religions.
I don’t know what the writers of these holy books thought of queers (and women) when they wrote them. I guess, their tellers assumed heteronormativity. (What word is that?)
But, we DO have examples of LGBTQ in our Puranas, Vedas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, etc. Which makes it clear that it’s NORMAL AND NATURAL.
LGBT+ activists have been trying to make people aware by giving these examples.
Have you heard about ardhnareshvara?
Do you know that goddess Lakshmi and God Vishnu merged and formed hermaphroditic Lakshmi-Narayana?
In the Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu takes the form of Mohini to trick the demons into giving up Amrita, (the elixir of life). Shiva later becomes attracted to Mohini and spills his semen on the rocks which turn into gold. (See?)
According to Tamil versions of the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna also took the form of Mohini and married Aravan. This was in order to give Aravan the chance to experience love before his death, as he had volunteered to be sacrificed.
There are instances of change of gender, too. Shikhandi (Mahabharata) was born as a girl named Shikhandini.
Do I need to make any more points? Gods have been depicted as gay. But, mostly, our religions/ religious books have told us that engaging in sexual activities with same sex is wrong.
Take, for example, Leviticus 20:13 that says:
If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
(This gentleman in the picture below has a point.)
The Qur’an (4:16) also demands unspecified punishment for men guilty of committing lewdness together unless they repent. Women are also not allowed to touch each other when naked.
But, if we just sit still and think, we’re just making an argument for and against something that is natural, albeit condemned. And our arguments ( more often than not) include mentions of religion.
If I tell you the truth, I’m tired of telling people that we’re all normal, real and right, unless we’re hurting others. I’m tired of telling others of what our gods did and who they were. I’m tired of hearing arguments against and making arguments for Us.
I wanted to post it one last time. Tell people that it’s time to leave our backward mindsets behind and move forward, accepting themselves and others. Tell them to just leave God and religions for one thing.
You’ll not burn in hell for being the way your God made you.
Let’s just do it. Let’s accept ourselves and others.