Most of the LGBT people I run into believe in God. Its the version of God that’s different. Also, many don’t like talking about God and I don’t blame them.

The name of Jesus and God has been used to bludgeon us into straight and “normality” submission lest we die a fiery death in hell. So as a result it is no wonder that many LGBT don’t talk about God, especially when He is being wielded like a weapon.

This still doesn’t stop us from believing in God. We still pray things like “God if Your up there, I could sure use help…” All that really happens is we stop talking about Him. 

I have a secret for you, God doesn’t change. People misinterpreted Jesus 2000 years ago and they are still doing it. Using the threat of eternal damnation for everything from paying taxes to having sex. But that’s man. Corrupt.

God doesn’t hate His people. We are part of His people and He is not ashamed of our community. 

When over-zealous people begin to bludgeon you with clobber passages they have twisted for themselves, pay them no mind. Our God is different from the one they are spitting at us. Ours loves us and them. His name is Jesus and He is the only begotten Son of God, there are many who have claimed to be Him and of His disciples, but many imposters have come in His name. Don’t be afraid of His name, our Jesus is the true Jesus, loving.

If it doesn’t feel like love, it isn’t.

With Love
Jeff Utnage