How to Promote Diversity in Your Writing Without Spitting in God’s Face

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Do you promote diversity or do you promote sin in your writing?

There’s a big push to create “diverse” entertainment. We see it everywhere: Love, Simon is pushing the homosexual agenda. Black Panther was originally shot with lesbian overtones. More and more books feature gay, transgender, bisexual, and only-God-knows-what-else-since-I-don’t-read-crap characters.

Is this what “promoting diversity” truly is? The world is a huge place with people of all different shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. Isn’t it good to promote diversity? Not everyone is all one thing.

The short answer? Yes. Having characters who are all exactly the same lacks flavor.

The long answer? It really depends on what “diversity” you’re going for.

Is there a way to “promote diversity” without promoting the sin Jesus died to save us from?

Yes. Absolutely. And I’m going to show you not only how to do it, but how do it well.

What Most People Mean When They Talk About “Diverse Entertainment”

Most of the time, when someone talks about “diverse entertainment”, they’re meaning sexually diverse. Since they believe the LGBTQ+ agenda is okay, they eat such entertainment alive, create it, and do whatever they can to push it.

Whenever you hear someone mention “diverse writing”, they aren’t talking about anything people with pure hearts want to get involved in, so a lot of writers stay away from “diversity” altogether.

But I’m going to clear it all up for you.

What Most People Are Doing When They Try to “Promote Diversity”

When you step outside of God’s perfect plan for a male husband and female wife or your God-given gender, you step on the wrong side of God (not to mention defy natural science like a total idiot). You miss the mark. You enter into sin.


I’m begging to be pinned. Just hover over me if you so desire!

So what “sexually diverse” entertainment actually does is promote sin, not diversity.

The authors and movie producers and music artists don’t believe it’s sin. That’s why they do it. As for anyone against sin, they’re immediately labeled as “prude” or “hate-speechers” or “racist”.

For not wanting to read a certain book and sharing our reasons why ’cause we have the rights to do so? Really? Really?

The Actual Definition of Diversity

diversity // the state of being diverse; variety

Diversity simply means being varied. And being varied is a good thing to represent.

Can people take diversity and make it something wicked?

Yes. Absolutely. That’s what most “diverse entertainment” is. They shove the devil’s lies down the throats of the children in public schools, people watching TV, people wanting to be immersed in a good story, people listening to music.

But diversity doesn’t have to be that way.

God’s eyes are searching to and fro on the earth, looking for someone who will stay true to Him when they write.

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal to Him.
(2 Chronicles 19:6)

And there is a way to represent all the different kinds of things and people He created for His glory in a moral way.

How to Promote Diversity in a Way That Honors God

All diversity means is being varied, right?

Can we promote and represent variation in a way that honors God?

Heck yeah. Here’s how it’s done.


I’m begging to be pinned. Hover over me if you so desire!

To promote diversity in a moral way that honors God, we simply write about all the different things God designed instead of promoting the sin He sent His Son to save us from.

Did God design homosexuality?

*laughs hysterically* No.

Did God design people of all different types of skin colors, languages, and backgrounds?

Yes! So focus on writing about those things.

In my historical fiction novel, only two characters are Caucasian and only one main character is a Christian, yet it is a Christian novel. All the other characters are Japanese or part-Japanese, Dutch or part-Dutch, Portuguese or part-Portuguese, and most of them are Buddhists. Pretty diverse.

But isn’t worshiping a false god sin, you say?

Yes. And so is assassinating and stealing, things many of the warrior characters in my series do.

Yet I actually plan to write a book with a homosexual main character one day.

“Madi! You’re confusing me! Can you write about sin without promoting it?”

Yes, and that’s what I do. More on that in another post, but basically:


I’m begging to be pinned. Just hover over me if you so desire!

The Light doesn’t have a contrast unless there is darkness. As long as you treat sin as it is—wrong—you can create a powerful story that points readers to Truth and holiness.

Can you write a book with LGBTQ+ characters who go on a journey and get their lives radically touched and transformed by the love of Jesus, then get restored to holiness and purity and God’s natural design for them, thus helping other people living in sin to see the Truth as well?

Yes. But don’t put a gay character in your book just to “promote diversity”. You’re not promoting diversity, you’re promoting sin. Promote the God-kind of diversity instead by representing all the different, pure things God designed.

So stick that book full with people of all shapes and sizes. People with all kinds of backgrounds. (Even characters living in the sin God did not design, as long as you’re not doing it to promote the sin but are weaving their story into something that clearly displays their sin as wrong and points to the liberating Truth; Jesus Christ.)


I’m begging to be pinned. Just hover over me if you so desire!

Promoting something full of God doesn’t have to be plain and boring. It can be every bit as varied and different as Love, Simon. But it honors God instead of spitting in His face.

How to Promote God-Honoring Diversity Well

Hollywood and publishing houses are scary places. Things get real, fast. If you bring something moral and God-honoring to the table, it better be good.

That’s why I believe in creating excellent moral fiction. If people are reading your book about becoming free from sin and it’s not written well, they’re going to laugh you out of the park. Who’s going to listen to the Gospel if it’s not packaged with excellence?


I’m begging to be pinned. Just hover over me if you so desire!

It’s my deepest goal to create a God-honoring story so good that even sinners can’t put it down.

Learn about the craft of writing. As much as you can. Write as much and as often as you can. Put in the work. Grind. Pray. Give God your very best.

Because the agenda to promote sin behind the mask of “diversity” isn’t going away. It’s only going to get worse and worse. In a few years, gayness is going to be the norm, not God’s perfect, scientifically-backed design for a man and a woman.

But the good news is that God’s people are still here, too. We’re called Christians, and we’re not weenies who cripple under criticism. We’re doing something about the devil’s agenda.

And the world better get ready.

Are you brave enough to write something bold and promote God’s kind of diversity?

“I will honor those who honor Me.”
– God, 1 Samuel 2:30

By | 2018-04-08T21:49:17+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Writing, Writing Tips|67 Comments

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Hey! I'm Madi, a blogger, writer, doll collector, & minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about me by clicking here and more about this blog by clicking here.

67 Comments

  1. Julia April 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this post! Like, why do people think that it should be man-man or woman-woman when it is literally scientifically impossible? (Even the animals know! Please don’t tell me the animals are smarter than us.)
    Also, thanks for the mention of Love, Simon; I’ve heard so much great stuff about it, but wasn’t sure exactly which ‘love’ it was. Definitely won’t read or watch it now.

    • Madison Grace April 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Exactly! Like, sorry I didn’t lose my mind with you? I actually look at the facts? 😂

      No problem! Despite its hype, it must be a pretty lame movie; I Can Only Imagine totally smoked it in theaters. 😏

      • Tess (blackiesunshine) April 9, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

        yassss.
        christians: 1 humanists: 0

        • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

          💪👌

          • akindergalaxy April 14, 2018 at 1:18 am - Reply

            It’s actually the third highest grossing teen film of the last ten years, but go off xo

            • Madison Grace April 15, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

              Love, Simon has made 38.5 million dollars while I Can Only Imagine has made 72.2 million dollars. 😉

              • akindergalaxy April 16, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

                I Can Only Imagine had a screen run of three months; Simon has only been out for one, therefore making more per capita 😉

                • Madison Grace April 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

                  My original comment was only talking about the movies’ very first opening weeks; I Can Only Imagine was only in 1,629 theaters its opening week and made $17 million while Love, Simon was in 2,402 theaters and only made $12 million its opening week. Not sure about anything else.

  2. Kendall Henson April 9, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    O.O Your energy is infectious! This post is amazing!

    • Madison Grace April 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked it!

  3. Allison April 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    This was EXCELLENT, Madi! I really appreciate how you showed that even sin in a story can point to Christianity if you present it AS sin and not as normal behavior.

    I’ve been reading this book for school called Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult (XD), and it was talking about tolerance, which is of course related to diversity. It explained how our culture exalts tolerance as a cardinal virtue until the only thing we WON’T tolerate is intolerance.

    And then the authors said “A truly tolerant person does not refrain from making judgements, but rather refrains from using power to get others to change their beliefs, relying instead on persuasion.”

    Isn’t that great? I think that’s a good point to remember for life OR writing. You can believe (and show your belief) that something is wrong and still be gentle about it. You can promote diversity without relativism.

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Allison!

      That book title XDD

      Sounds like a great book! Forcing morals / beliefs is never the right call for sure. But I think the bigger problem is most people are a little too tolerant and never speak out for morality at all. 😂

      • Allison April 15, 2018 at 12:28 pm - Reply

        Sure thing, dear!
        HA HA I know. XD
        Oh yes, that’s very true. Good point. I guess that’s partly what they were saying – people are too tolerant in a “don’t-judge-me” sort of way, rather than gently correcting them like they should.

        • Madison Grace April 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

          Yeah, definitely. It’s hard to find people who are in the middle… not too tolerant but not too mean! 😂

  4. Amie April 9, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Amazing. Just amazing, Madi! I always love your posts.

  5. Chloë April 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Madi, that was an *incredible* post!

  6. Ivie Brooks April 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can’t say thank you enough. I’ve gotten so much hate, people telling me to rot in Hell among other profanities because I chose to put a book down that featured two gay men. I just don’t agree with it. It doesn’t mean I can’t care for a person who is gay. It doesn’t mean I hate people who are gay. I was uncomfortable reading it and I even said if others like this book, I’m so happy for them.

    But that wasn’t enough. When we speak truth, the haters and lies try to drown us out. It’s really hard to keep speaking truth sometimes, but I love your attitude and no-nosense approach to giving a message for what it is. Whatever hate you may receive on this post, ignore it. They all believe lies and will all have to face that someday. Your approach to a topic like this is amazing and I love how straight-forward your posts are.

    To see someone be so direct with their opinions is refreshing. Keep shining a light in the darkness. You are going to do amazing things. <3 <3

    Ivie| Ivie Writes

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:35 pm - Reply

      You are so welcome, Ivie! I am so sorry you’ve gotten so much persecution for that, but am so glad to see someone sticking up for their morals as well. Please keep continuing to honor what you know is right despite those people who are more judgmental than they claim you are. The world needs more people like you!

      Thank you so, so much for commenting. You’re such an encouragement. <3

  7. Nicole @ Wild Pennings April 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    THANK YOU–you said this so well and it ABSOLUTELY NEEDED to be said. (And I can already tell that you’ll be getting backlash on this post, but thanks for being brave!) I love how you tackled this. The diversity push is getting kind of outrageous—I can hardly find a good book without an LGBT+ character, and because I try not to support that, there’s just not enough excellent literature I can enjoy, especially in the YA section. I’ve even seen questionable content by authors who consider themselves Christian! I don’t think teens realize that they’re being manipulated into thinking these things are good, so it’s up to us young writers to produce good literature. Hopefully in several years there will be an influx of moral content. *sigh* My personal opinion is that I won’t write anything I don’t support unless it’s portrayed as God sees it, just how you explained at the end. Thanks for sharing! 😀

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Nicole! Yep, I’m getting the backlash already. 😂😂

      “I won’t write anything I don’t support unless it’s portrayed as God sees it, just how you explained at the end” YES, amen! I love that.

      Thank you so much for commenting! <3

  8. Tess (blackiesunshine) April 9, 2018 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    GIRL. YOU SLAY IT EVERY TIME.
    Ahem.
    You are totally correct about diversity and false diversity. When I write, I try not to push an agenda. I don’t shove anything down people’s throats, good or bad. Good authors can coax people down they path they believe in, not force them down it. That’s the only thing keeping writing separate from preaching. XD
    For my story, I have several non-white charries, just to shake things up. But that’s not the only point to them. If we truly want diversity, we have to accept that just because their skin is a certain color or because they’re from a different country doesn’t give him a free ride to being an original character. There’s a lot in the way of personality that needs to carry the character on its own.
    If I could paste this post on a signboard and carry it around, I would. Wonderful, wonderful job. <3
    "They call us Diverse City, we're colorful good
    It's like a freak show in your neighborhood
    So, if you wanna praise you can come on down
    Cause this freak show's leaving the ground…"
    Diverse City – tobyMac

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

      AWW THANKS TESS.

      Cheesy, preachy Christian writing is the worst! A well-written novel using real life to prove moral points is the way to go for sure.

      So true — I could have a million characters that all look different but they all lack different personalities and are not varied at all.

      AWW, THANK YOU SO MUCH, TESS. <3

      And I LOVE Diverse City so much. 😂

  9. olivehiddenhollow April 9, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    This post had me thinking abut Magnus Chase again. It’s a good trilogy, I like it, even if I wasn’t very happy with the ending. Unfortunately it doesn’t really mention anything about Christianity, but it does have some good diversity. Hearth is deaf, and Samariah (how the heck do I spell that) is a Muslim. It talks a lot about Muslim beliefs and traditions, which was pretty helpful for me. But oh my word that girl is so strong in her faith, book three….she’d be an unstopable force if she was Christian, that’s for sure. And then there’s Alex. Alex was born with this magical thing, she can shape shift, (so can Sam) and Alex also switches genders. She can’t control it, and it’s magic so she literally swaps her gender, so sometimes she’s a he, but she’s mostly a she. But her and Magnus talk about it a few times, and I keep seeing trans people talking about it online, like ‘oh so true!’ ‘So relatable!’ It’s like guys….it makes sense for Alex, and I accept that. She was born with it, and can’t control it, that’s her weird magic quirk, the end. But real people don’t have that, so it dosn’t make any sense for you to try to switch your gender. People just really don’t make any sense at all.
    And now I forgot if I was going anywhere else with this, so good post I guess. 🤷‍♀️
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

      Sounds like an interesting trilogy! Yeah… I see trans people everywhere reading into stuff like “This is Me” and “Let it Go” and taking it to be their anthems it’s just… please. (Though “This is Me” was written by two gay men, so… 😂)

      Thanks for commenting, Olive!

      • Zella T April 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

        Mmmmmm I don’t think This Is Me was written by two gay men. Justin Paul is clearly married to a woman XD

        • Madison Grace April 23, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

          Oh, maybe not that song in particular… I just heard the the entire TGS soundtrack was written by two gay men, but maybe not XD

  10. Hannah April 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Madi you just did it again! Every time you post something like this it just blows my mind away! You are such a talented writer! 🙂

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:43 pm - Reply

      Awww, thank you so much, Hannah! That means so much! <3

  11. Olivia Bell April 9, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    So epic, Madi! Preach it!!! This is so true, thank you for speaking up and making a difference! 😀

  12. Kendra Lynne April 9, 2018 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Great post, Madi! Seriously, you rock. I love how you address all sorts of controversial topics, and this was a much-needed post. I’ve read only one other post about diversity in books, and it was by someone who believes that sin can also be labeled “diversity”. Needless to say, I immediately stopped following her blog. XP

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Kendra! That means so much. Oh dear… XD 😛

  13. Zielle April 9, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    This post is amazing! So true. Thank you so much for sharing this! Everyone needs to read this!

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Zielle! I’m so glad you liked it.

      • Zielle April 13, 2018 at 11:16 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome!

  14. Germaine April 9, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Super great post Madi, loved it – and it’s definitely something the world needs to hear.

  15. The AG Homeschooler April 10, 2018 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Yeah, homosexuality and bisexuality is against the Word, people! Just be friends!
    Of course, we’re not shunning people. Just telling them the Truth! 😉
    This was a really brave topic, if you know what I mean. So many people would easily be angered by this, but so many people need to hear it! Thanks, Madi! 😃
    Okay, now I’m trying to figure out a way to get God into my novel. I think I have an idea… *smiles maniacally*

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm - Reply

      For sure! 😉

      Thank you so much! That means so much. <3 I've made a lot of people mad already but... no apologies. XD

      OOH YOU CAN DO IT. If you ever need any brainstorming help or ideas, I'd love to help! >:)

      • The AG Homeschooler April 14, 2018 at 3:17 pm - Reply

        😉
        That’s alright. People need to hear this!
        THANK YOU! I appreciate it! 😃

  16. Diplomaonline April 10, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Thanks Kathrine dear!!diploma online

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:46 pm - Reply

      No problem, but my name’s not Kathrine! Oh wait… spam bot. 😞

  17. CutePolarBear April 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I agree with you completely! People are so focused on ‘diversity’ nowadays. And Heaven forbid that a ‘diverse’ character would be shown in a bad light at all. I’m pretty sure all white straight males in books should be the antagonists. Except you can have a non-diverse cast of characters, if they’re all African or Chinese, etc. (Don’t tell the politically correct filmmakers at Hollywood)

    I do have a question, though. People have different views, and some I disagree with. Some are actually sin, which should absolutely be condemned. (I hate it when I book doesn’t condemn sin) But, to avoid cookie cutter characters, they must have differing opinions on random things. If a character has an opinion on something with which you disagree, (not a sin, but also not just a disagreement on whether McDonalds or Burger King is better–I’m mainly thinking of political opinions, as an example) how do you write that? Especially if that little opinion is not the main part of the plot; like an added depth to a character. I’m interested in your thoughts on this.

    CutePolarBear

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, CutePolarBear!

      If characters have different viewpoints / political leanings than you do but it’s not important to the plot, it might not be even worth it to mention it. If it adds to their character, however, I think you’d just write it but not put a big focus on it if it’s not that important. Someone somewhere is always going to misunderstand your writing at some point or another and might take it to mean you also side with the political leaning / viewpoint of that character, but it’s not that big of a deal.

      • CutePolarBear April 16, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

        Yeah, since I’m writing about real people, I want to reflect their opinions and views–some more than others, especially if they’re not important–but I don’t want to portray every one of those views as correct. (Because no one agrees with every single thing as another person. Ever. :P)

        • Madison Grace April 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm - Reply

          Ah, I getcha. If you just want a varied set of views, I think that’d be fine. But if you want to portray some of those views are wrong, I’d subtley prove it wrong with real life.

  18. Emily Justice April 10, 2018 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Ooh, Madi! This is amazing! I have been pondering this idea of Christian writing but writing with sin. O.O I was so confused. Like, if something is immoral should I be thinking/writing about it? And should I be putting it into my book for others to read? This has helped me so much! I have now realized that I CAN include sin if I clearly make it wrong and promote God’s Truth! Thank you so much! 🙂

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      Yes, absolutely! If there’s no sin or wrong, you can’t make a valid moral point in a story; because what’s there to put it up against? As long is sin is clearly portrayed as wrong and used to point to the Truth, it can absolutely be used to create a powerful story!

      Thanks so much for commenting!

  19. Zella T April 11, 2018 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Hey friend!

    This is a neat post. I definitely don’t know much about LGBTQ+ ‘cept that it’s wrong, but I was wondering if it’s still okay to WRITE or READ books like…for example Lord of The Rings. They never actually mention the word “God” in LOTR, but it’s still a really good book. There’s magic in it, too. And I’m thinking about writing a fanfic after it…..is that okay? I mean I wasn’t sure if going too deep into the store would make it seem more like idolatry than allegory!

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      In my opinion, writing and reading about fantasy / magic is fine as long as it’s not demonic-based or satanic. It’s just a fun story. People have different convictions on this, but if there’s not witchcraft, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. And you can absolutely create a powerful allegory with magic; like C.S. Lewis with Narnia.

  20. Kirstyn April 11, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    MUST. WRITE.

    MUST. WRITE.

    MUST.

    WRITE.

    DEEP.

    AND.

    IRRESISTIBLY.

    AWESOME.

    STORIES.

    RIGHT.

    NOWWWW.

  21. anonymous April 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I appreciate that you promote diversity in your books. And I recognize that there are tons of kinds of diversity! Sexuality and gender diversity are only two.
    However: Please do not write a book featuring a homosexual main character. In some countries, LGBTQ+ people are literally hunted down and arrested. LGBTQ+ children are sent to abusive “therapies” or even kicked out of their own homes simply because they are gay, bisexual, transgender, or gender non conforming. Those shootings at gay nightclubs were not coincidental. There are people out there who want us dead.
    I beg that you do not promote homophobia in your books. I am not questioning your beliefs. You have every right to believe what you want. But I ask that you google “countries where being gay is a crime” and read through a few of the articles before you create a gay character who “sees the light.”
    Sincerely,
    an anonymous bisexual girl.

    • Madison Grace April 15, 2018 at 8:33 am - Reply

      I too disagree with homosexuals and LGBTQ+ being killed — these are precious human beings whom Jesus died to save — and I am not homophobic as one of my dear friends is homosexual. I’m just pro-Biblical-marriage.

      Promoting Biblical marriage and what I believe does not mean I am homophobic. I love homosexuals just as I love all people, like God loves them. I’m simply promoting the only Truth that will set them free.

      Thanks for stopping by and reading!

      • anonymous April 28, 2018 at 11:43 pm - Reply

        hey just wanted to let you know that you CAN be homophobic even if you have a gay friend, just like you can be racist if you have a friend who is a person of color! and actually, what you say about gay people is pretty homophobic — you say they are a sin which is a very prejudiced view of them

        • Madison Grace April 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

          True, anything is possible, though I’d find it very hard to be loyal and supportive of someone whom I’m prejudiced against… which I’m not. ☺️

          Homosexuals are not sin. Homosexuality is a sin. People can choose to sin, but people in and of themselves are not sin.

  22. Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds April 14, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    This is such an amazing post Madi, you are completely right! I don’t even understand how people can even deal with gayness, I don’t understand it.
    Many people in this world have very messed up opinions and thoughts right now and I am so glad you posted this! 🙂

  23. anonymous April 29, 2018 at 12:02 am - Reply

    hi, I think you are fully entitled to your opinion, but I do think that it is very prejudiced and very hurtful. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community and what you said has made me feel bad and also angry. first of all, I don’t appreciate you saying that Buddhists are worshipping a false god, and that it’s a sin? I’m Buddhist; we don’t worship a god at all (Buddha is not a god). and even though I may not believe there is a God or Allah or any other gods, I don’t go around calling them false. AND I think it’s quite ignorant and rude of you to say that me following that religion is a sin. that was really hurtful

    second of all, the fact that you want people to “see the Truth” is actually conversion therapy. it’s you promoting the conversion of gay people so they will “turn straight”. I think it’s fine if they actually believe they are straight, but it is SO HURTFUL to actually force someone to be something they are not. I know you are very strong in your faith — how would you feel if someone wanted to convert you from Christianity to another religion, against your will?

    third of all, like I said, it’s hurtful to be called a sin. I said it before with my religion being labeled as a sin, and I’ll say it again with my sexuality being labeled as a sin. if God told you that being black was a sin, would you believe that? if you did, that would make you racist, just like you believing gay people are a sin is homophobic. but if you didn’t — why? what makes that different from God saying gay people are a sin?

    I hope this did not come across as rude. I just simply want to tell you about how your post is really hurtful towards LGBTQ+ people and I hope you will reconsider the way you word things from now on (and also explain a few of our views about what you say)

    • Madison Grace April 29, 2018 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      “Sin” being defined as missing the mark set by the One True God? Yes, worshipping anyone but Him defies His First Commandment (“thou shalt have no other gods before Me”) and is sin.

      Sin is a choice. Being black is not a choice; it’s not sin. God created people’s skin colors. Being homosexual is a choice that defies God’s perfect plan; it is sin. People choosing to practice homosexuality choose to sin, but people themselves are not sin.

      I don’t understand your statement. Have I stated I’m trying to force someone to be something they’re not? Homosexuals themselves are not sin; they simply choose to sin. My only goal is to point them to the only One that can truly give them peace, and they can choose Him if they would like to be free. I don’t force anything on anyone. ☺️

      I love homosexuals. If I didn’t love them, I would never tell them what I believe is the Truth. Since one of my dear friends is gay, I’m not homophobic and don’t understand why you’re making that claim.

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