A daring proposal
Gays have been trying to prove themselves normal
for a long time. I don't think being normal is so
important. Especially as a Christians.
It is obvious that we are a different minority.
We are anything but sexually normal. Embracing
the realistic fact that we are different can help
us understand our uniqueness in creation and take
responsibility of how we act. There is no need to
normalize our identity. We are valid simply God
make us, no apology needed.
We are, in a sense, sexually handicapped. We
cannot establish a biological family. Something
that heterosexuals enjoy that we will never
understand. This is okay. For we have our own set
of unique experience. We are unable to fit into
the norm of creation, but that does not devalue
us. We have created our own forms of family units
that are not only functional, but beautiful.
The world has already learnt such truth. If the
near-sighted is allowed to see with glasses, the
limps allowed to travel on wheel chair, the
genius allow to speed read, the math whiz allowed
to calculate without machine - gays should be
allowed to love.
The notion of handicap may suggest the necessity
to reverse who we are, but consider the
- physical restoration of limp is not possible
with all that we know about biology, suggesting
one can understand the psychology enough to
reverse who we are is a plain lie. Psychology is
still a relatively primitive science.
- even if reversal is possible, one would not
consider the rejection to restore a limp as a
sin, so why would it be a must for homosexuals to
- there are experiences for gays and lesbians
that are unique and beautiful. No one has the
authority to say our encounter with God's love as
gay people is less than others.
- Gay people have perceived love in certain way,
reversal can be devastating. For example, there
has been people who were born without sight, and
later in life received visual restoration. Many
of such cases ended up in tragic death, or
rejection of the new sense. This is because they
perceived the world completely differently from
others. They don't have the ability to discern
the meaning of visual stimulation. We all take
visual interpretation for granted, it is in fact
an extremely complicated psychological process.
Individual above cannot discern the difference
between their spouse and their doctor after
months and months of practice. Dicernment comes
for them only if they hear voices or use their
touch. Some tragedies happen because their visual
understanding failed to inform them of danger:
stepped off a high rise because of the
misconception of depth, the misjudgment of
distance lead them in front of a taxi. Similar
situation can happen to the reversal of sexual
orientation. What happen to their loved ones?
What if they find out that heterosexual love is
not as spiritual nurturing comparing to their
previous experience? What about their previous
experience that made up who he is now, can we
invalidate it? Restoration to
"normality" is not always for the
I am not victimizing gays, but asserting our
uniqueness, our validity. Let's try to unmask the
double standard of society and be confident in
our differences. Jesus himself was rejected in
many ways. It is our honor to follow His foot
steps. Pick up your cross and follow.