It’s a learned habit from rejecting the norms of insensitivities and growing til’ there are no more mental or emotional impairments. – The PrototypeGals, Galli, and Guilli O My!
Question mark: How clean are you? Do you think that will play a part in how others think about ya? Are you quick to start arguments? Ready to throw some hands? How do you wind down after a long day? Don’t worry, this isn’t another 21 questions.
It was half-past four when I felt queasiness in my stomach. This is one of those feelings I wish I didn’t have as much. I performed my usual remedies; including resting and being grateful through the pain. When you’ve been on the edge, every little blessing counts, and I was determined to see through another setback – although ultimately – the cause of the pain was from another form of sickness. I wonder if a sharpshooter ever wished they missed? Let the gun violence and all wars be put to rest, and let godly peace sawm the land with justice. Amen.
Heard from the Red Vines
When I was a shorty shorty looking like a little cupcake with shortening, I was given an allowance to go to the candy store. I would have my one dollar and would pick up whatever snacks I felt like having at the moment. I know…simpler times. Who would you think would win in a verzuz battle; Twizzlers or Red Vines? Perhaps that wasn’t a relevant question since today people are fleeing such run-of-the-mill jobs for a fulfilling career.
NOt Happy You’re Phat
Can’t help myself! I’m not afraid of entanglements. Just the impure type. I can be a pure-a-phobe sometimes.
Back in 93′ there was a huge discovery that could change the way people looked at Queers. A group of scientists discovered what they would call the ‘gay gene’ giving scientific evidence that homosexuals cannot choose their sexual orientation and can only love the way they were born to love. The findings of the research evolved over time; from saying there is no gay gene, to saying there are many genes that influence same sex behavior. Much caution is felt by the LGBTQ community in publishing their findings as they are regularly discriminated against in finding employment, government assistance, and receiving health care – the latter very likely playing a factor in the increasing rates of HIV cases in the community. Nobody should be denied grace no matter what type of person they are.
Is It Because The Body Lies?
No matter how you want to look at it, casual sex can do much harm as it debases a human. Research giving empirical evidence gives a mixed bag as it looks at a narrow set of variables. For instance, a study published in the Journal of Sex Research looked at heterosexual college students between 18-25. A greater percentage of men engaged in casual sex that was negatively associated with psychological well-being. What is missing from the study is whether or not these participants came from a private religious college, whether there were strings attached to the sex encounters, or if there were other outside influences (substance abuse, trauma etc.) affecting their mental state.
Additional research is needed when it comes to gender identity. For many people, they agree with the sex assigned to them at birth according to their genitalia. However for various reasons, there are others who cannot relate to their sex shown through their genitals. Whether these reasons are hormonal, (studies have shown that prenatal steroids combined with atypical endocrine secretions affect sexual orientation) physiological (e.g. hermaphrodites), or psychological due to abuse at an early age, many people’s identity don’t correspond to their physical bodies.
Or Because Of Body Shaming?
It goes without questions that social restraints and abuses have caused the LGBTQ community to feel isolated. When arbitrary standards of masculinity and femininity are upheld, people who may not fit the mold will be subject to ridicule. For many, masculinity is associated to strong and domineering while femininity is weak and servile. While there may be cases the affirms this positively, if classifications are left to absolutes, there will be toxic relationships between genders. Patriarchy is not inherently evil, but is has historically brought out cases of abuse, shame, and oppression.
Can you imagine what inner turmoil our fellow friends in the Alphabet community may have? I can empathize with them. All I ever wanted to do is dunk on somebody but I’m too short; I need a trampoline to increase my vertical and them I’m endanger myself jumping too high or hitting my head on the rim. Do you know the struggle of what it’s like to have to hold your head down around crowds? Because if gals are in the vicinity, guess what ya seeing? Huh?! What!? Do you know what it’s like to have to stand on your tippy toes at the airport so that the lady at the register can see you? Nah!? Naw!? Or stopping at a truck stop to use the restroom with several other tall & stocky guys waiting around the stall. Nope!?
I wanted to bring lightheartedness to an otherwise serious subject. Persecution leads to trauma and we must be careful to convict with righteous judgments and with grace. Because if there’s one thing we can gather from this blog, it’s that the LGBTQ community lacks conformity to nature due to not being able to reproduce without artificial methods.
- In commerce, what is a Trust? How can AA begin to build wealth together as a community?
- This artist has the most streams on Spotify. What is their name?
- What two major prenatal hormones are crucial in determining sex?
- Do you have friends in the LGBTQ community? How can you relate to them establishing good boundaries?
- Team EWF or Team Isley?
- What is the prison-dilemma in game theory? How can this shape the way you trust others?
Not being able to reproduce without using artificial methods could be seen as correction from the Divine. This is not to sow seeds of condemnation, but to show where we often neglect God’s promises and take matters into our own hands. A promise of transformation awaits every believer who doesn’t want to merely fit in the culture. The reward of transcendence awaits every believer who delights in the Almighty while receiving His lovingkindness.
Quick equation here:
Transcendence ≠ Transgender
But it can certainly include it. I’ll touch on this subject again coming from a different angle. You know the deal, until next time.
You have my heart.
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
1 Thessalonians 5:14