There are straight people, there are gay people, there are those who are in between, there are those who have not yet decided and there is nothing we can do about that. But while the world more openly accepts the vast variations of orientation, we must be mindful that there are implications. Traditionally speaking it is much easier and better to live as a straight person. Here’s why:
1. You get to go to heaven
God made the the heavens and the earth and all that is in it. He made Adam on the sixth day, saw that he was lonely and so He made for Adam, a beautiful woman, Eve. Man sinned and as a result was destroyed.
Look at this proof that God does not support homosexuality:
“And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.”
So the men from Sodom wanted to have sex with Lot’s male visitors and Lot said, I have virgin daughters you may have! They refused and insisted they should have the men, even Lot was threatened. The men from Sodom were later struck with blindness and the city destroyed by God. You may read the rest of the story in Genesis.
So many years after the eventual destruction of the earth in the mighty flood Jesus came to sacrifice himself for our sins. He did so and ascended back to heaven. But before he did he said he would come again to take us to heaven with him. In order to make it to heaven we have to accept and love God and love our neighbors. God said If you love me keep my commandments (John 14:15). If we do not keep his commandments, how can we express love? We already established God’s reaction to homosexuality, which LIKE ALL SINS pulls us away from him. It is not too late to choose a different lifestyle.
2. Getting married
A few countries have made the move to legalize gay marriages but many countries still do not support it. Here in Jamaica, the consideration is a thought none would dare to verbally express. A straight couple would not have any problems getting married, no one would refuse to issue you your marriage license. If a Jamaican wants to receive the benefits of marriage, they may have to move to the USA. Who would want to leave sweet sweet Jamaica?
3. Making babies
It is not possible biologically for a Gay couple to reproduce. You will need to either adopt, use a surrogate or a sperm donor. These alternatives may either be time consuming or expensive when compared to the traditional method. It is also impossible to produce a child who shares genetic information with both parents.
4. Avoiding discrimination
Unfortunately, homosexuals are often discriminated against and this will continue. Being a homosexual places you in a minority group. So I guess if you are black, under 18 and gay you’d be a minor minor minor (M cubed). Being Gay in Jamaica can prevent you from getting a job, renting a house etc.
5. Maintaining the integrity of your anus
I stumbled across some readings which stated that solid waste sometimes flow from the anus of gay men involuntarily! I was also told gay men sometimes have to use a douche and bleach their anus. These are problems straight men don’t have to consider.
6. Threat of death
While married gay men may live longer, in Jamaica the odds of facing early death is quite high. Openly expressing your homosexuality is more often than not greeted with strong opposition. Many times homosexuals have been beaten or even killed.
In Jamaica men give respect to others who are strongly heterosexual. Gays are seldom respected and are frowned upon especially in the workplace.
8. Family rejection
If you have been to New Kingston Jamaica then you would know that the men who were living in the canal (the gully queens) are mostly young men who were thrown out of there homes because of their sexual orientation. Most persons here do not want gay relatives.
9. The joy of difference
They say opposites attract and it is quite thrilling interacting with someone of the opposite sex. We were biologically programmed to appreciate these interactions. Do homosexuals find as much pleasure interacting with the same sex? Quite possibly the difference may be quite irritating and one may want to have someone who understands them. But it is this difference that brings joy to the world. You may also observe that in a gay couple there is usually a partner that assumes the male role while the other, the female role. Subconsciously gays know this difference is significant.
While STDs are prominent among the general population, research has proven that STDs particularly HIV is much more pronounced in gay men. It is particularly easy to transmit HIV infections through the anus.
Gays are not as free as the straight population. There are no major religious groups which supports homosexuality. But as time passes the gays are becoming more liberated. While I oppose the lifestyle, I encourage you not to discriminate against any homosexual. Show them as much love and support as you would a straight person. Remember God loves us all the same even though we are all filthy in his sight. He hates the sin but loves the sinner. Pray for all gays that they will be prosperous but even more so that they will find God’s truth for themselves.
-Aldeam Facey 2015