I’m sorry for those who paint God as a hateful one.
I’m sorry that every time there is a gathering within the gay community that some joker claiming to follow Jesus is there holding a sign proclaiming that “God hates Fags”.
I’m sorry that as you were coming out of your local planned parent hood, there was someone holding a sign proclaiming that you are going to hell for using birth control and that you God hates you because you aborted your child.
I’m sorry that someone had the nerve to stand outside the funeral of those soldiers in Iraq who died while fighting a war and say that because these soldiers were fighting a war and killing people in another country for the sake of “peace” that they are now burning in hell.
I’m sorry for the times that I, YES, I, have acted like complete and utter asswhole and and not loved you. There have been so many times when I’ve treated others like complete crap and altogether denied who God is and preached the opposite of the gospel of Jesus for my own selfish gain.
I want you to know that the truth is that God doesn’t hate “Fags”. He loves them. He loves you. He doesn’t view you as a fag or hate you for being gay but see’s you as his beloved child despite your sin or shortcomings.
God is not a God is looking down on you with hate as you walked out of the clinic after aborting your child. Better yet he loves you and is mourning with you over the loss of your child and because that child is His as well. And to go even farther he forgives you. I promise he does. He’s looking down on you with love and has a longing to be in community with you.
He is not the people who are condemning soldiers to hell for their actions. The people holding those signs while screaming hateful words have no right whatsoever do decide who is or is not in hell as a result of a wrong doing that was committed. That is only something God can decide but in that I promise he loved those soldiers, he really did, and still does and once again he loves you.
And to address my wrong doing, again I am sorry. God cares about you so much and wants to know you. He wants to be in relationship with you. I’m sorry for the times I’ve painted a false picture of who Jesus is and chosen to not engage in your story or hear you out because I was to busy with myself.
I’m sorry because ultimately I’m just like the people holding the signs. I’ve slept with girls and treated them as objects while knowing that they are beloved children of God and that they are not an object but my sister. I’ve poured drinks and encouraged others to get drunk to forget their problems and to just have a “good time” instead of sharing the love of of Jesus and acknowledging that there is more to life outside of this feeling of complete brokenness.
I’m sorry because who I often have said god is and shown him to be and who others have shown him to be is not who He is at all.
Rest assured that He is someone who loves you. He loves you despite all your crap. He loves you despite all your wrong doings.
Know that You’re not a hateful message on a piece of cardboard. You’re not someone who doesn’t matter as I’ve often shown you to be.
You’re loved. You’re loved by Jesus and through the acceptance of his love you are able to be seen as perfect. Through the death of Jesus he has brought forgiveness of sins. Both yours and mine. Know that.