Gender and Sexual Diversity In Creation

Gender and Sexual Diversity In Creation

diversity quoteWe love red, or blue. We love a good steak, or hate brussels sprouts. Some like it hot, others cold. Some are tall, others short. Blonde hair, or black? Why would we ever believe that our sexuality or our gender is more black and white than anything else? We are far too complex for such things to be so clear-cut. We have to come to the place where we see things as they are, not in the manner we are comfortable with. Difference is truth.

Some men are very attracted to those who are female. Within that attraction there are “leg men” or men who love breasts more than anything else. Some men are attracted to Asian women, others to those with darker skin. Some women are drawn to the soul of a man more than their physical appearance while other women find facial hair, or muscular bodies really turn them on.

Why do we think a man couldn’t be drawn to another man, or a woman romantically attracted to another woman as a part of nature’s design?

man and womanWe have the reality of a person coming out of the womb with their body not so clearly designed as to represent a male, or a female, known to us as “intersexed.” So, if the body can be diverse in it’s genital formation, why do we not believe that the brain, or chemistry could also be found on a continuum within gender formation?

With culture there have been lines drawn to make us believe that there is a sexual, or a gender norm; male, female, heterosexual, homosexual. As a culture we’ve tried really hard to put all people into those boxes and anyone that seemed to not fit was deemed abnormal, or flawed. Some have even called homosexuals, or transgendered people a “freak of nature.”

What if we were to accept the continuum of gender, and sexuality as just that a normal part of life? What if we accepted that people might have fluid sexuality? If we look at the bare facts, this is true. People do not fit into nicely formed black and white boxes., never have and never will.

two asian menWhen we treat people who are sexually diverse as though they are a freak of nature, we get people who are damaged in the depths of their soul.

Let’s use our intelligence to think, to observe, but most of all to love others as we respond to the diversity of nature’s design. We do it with flowers, with animals, with the universe. Why can’t we do the same thing with our fellow humankind?

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2 Responses to “Gender and Sexual Diversity In Creation”

  1. eileen says:

    Hi John!

    Me again. You were on my heart so I’ve been praying for you. I hope you don’t mind.

    I’m not sure if you remember me, but I volunteered for a short time when LIA was in San Rafael.
    My brother came out, I was a new Christian and you were so wonderful to me. Anyway, that’s all about that.

    I’ve read your post about your new religion and I’m just wondering where you are now with Jesus. I noticed in this post you refer to “nature’s design” instead of to God.

    You don’t have to answer me, but I just remember your kindness and the Lord just puts you on my heart at times and so I just want to check in. I hope that’s OK. If not, feel free to tell me.

    I hope you’re well.

  2. John Smid says:

    Thank you Eileen. yes, I remember you. I appreciate your kind words and glad I was a marker in your life at that time.

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