Tuesday, September 11, 2007

No bashing

On this anniversary of the worst attack to take place on American soil, I want to make something clear about my book.

I did not write it to bash Christians.

Believe it or not, I think it is perfectly okay for someone to believe that homosexuality is a sin. I personally do not believe it. I think that being gay is a blessing from God, as is being lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

But that does not mean anyone has to believe as I do. And it is possible for people who have two different views of this issue to not only co-exist, but be friends.

I have a dear friend with has four children whom his wife home schools. He is conservative. He also knows that I am gay.

However, he does not bristle when I ask about his children. He knows there are no hidden motives when I ask about their health. And when they come to visit him at his office, he makes it a point, whenever he has time, to bring them to my office for them to say hello.

When he heard I was writing this book, he said, "Alvin, I may not agree with you or believe in the same thing you do, but I believe in you."

We remain friends and I continue to inquire about his family from time to time.

I guess I am saying that to make a point.

And that point is I don’t want anyone to come away from reading my book with the belief that lies and deception are indicative of the Christian faith or any other faith.

I wrote this book to point out the exploitation of faith and religious beliefs, something unfortunately as old as the Earth itself.

Lastly, my book is not meant to push the notion that faith, love of God and love from God are the enemies of the lgbt community.

Because if you really look at it, those three things are the reasons why lgbts have survived thus far.