Hi sweet peas
Originally when I started writing this post last night I wrote it with a heavy heart, and I don’t think it would’ve been something I would’ve been 100% happy with posting into the world. So today, I hope to convey an important message to you all, and to give those of you like me some hope.
As you may know my last post was about “not hating what you don’t know” and I must say that most of the comments made me smile, and made me feel so hopeful, grateful and happy to be a blogger. But there was one that saddened me right to my heart. The comment talked explicitly in favour of homophobia (for those of you confused, it was hating towards the LGBT+ community), and misused God’s name as an excuse. When I read it I felt angry, and so so sad. I deleted the comment, left my blog for the night, and I am not exaggerating when I say that I cried. I couldn’t believe someone could possibly think it was ok to post something so disgusting as that on a place that I have done my best to make a loving, and safe place for everyone.
I am a gay activist. My sexuality does not concern anyone, but so far in my life I have only had crushes on boys, which is not to say I could never love a girl the same way, but either way it doesn’t actually matter to anyone but myself and my future partner. However, just because I am not personally gay, doesn’t mean I am not an activist for gay rights and equality. I am of European descent, but I do anything I can to combat racism. I am a liberal Christian, but I will not stand for anyone hating someone for having a religion different to mine. I am a woman, and the men I am surrounded by are feminists, and believe in equality for women.
God does not hate. Jesus never ever said anything about being gay. In fact Jesus said “Love thy neighbour” and “treat others how you want to be treated”. Jesus didn’t hate. He taught people to love one another, to accept one another. Jesus hung out with the outcasts, and talked to unpopular people. He didn’t hate, or exclude someone. So please, do not use Gods name as an excuse or reason for hating someone.
So I need to ask you all something. If you are a homophobic person, and you refuse to change that; if you are a racist and refuse to change that (be that about religion or race); if you are a sexist, and refuse to change that, please unfollow, and leave my blog. My blog is a place of education, a sharing of knowledge, of love, caring and equality. Do not taint it with hate.
The comment I talked about is the first comment I have ever had of that sort, and I hope it to be my last. All comments will be moderated by me, and I will not hesitate to delete and report any comments that violate my values.
Thank you so much to those of you who have supported me so so much throughout my blogging career, and who continue to amaze me with your kindness and love.
I really hope you can all respect my decision for this. When I made this blog I made it to bring something good into the world, and I will continue to endeavour to do this.