Redeeming Our Sad Gay Situation:
Overcoming Prejudices Against Homosexuals 

 by Christopher Blake

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Overcoming Prejudice

If You Know You're Homosexual

You may be battling against homophobic prejudice, or know someone who is (or who should be). These four directions will help. 
  • Be educated about homosexuality. A good place to start is with the 12 points in the "understanding" section of this article. Then try actually listening to PWHT (person with homosexual tendencies) for his or her perspective. 
  • Don't cave in to homophobia. Stand with courage and integrity against "gay bashing," as much as you would against any irrational fear -- i.e., criticism -- that leads to hurting people. 
  • Thrive as a living example for God's Holy Spirit. "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 
    "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other (Galatians 5:19-26, NIV, emphasis supplied). 
  • Demonstrate compassion -- Jesus' chief attribute. Recognize that we're all sinners, all in desperate need of forgiveness, all engaged in some type of need of forgiveness, all engaged in some type of uphill struggle Remember the unforgiving servant of Matthew 18. the PWHT is your brother, your sister. Look to the cross, and show compassion. Look to the empty tomb, and shower hope.

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