Warning, this post asks a few tough unspoken questions in straight-forward, honest ways. (And it mentions the word penis).
A lot has been said surrounding God and the gay community (LGBT). But if we were honest, for most, doesn’t it boil down to one question:
“Does God really care where the penis goes?”
(Told you it was straight-forward)
Does God? ‘Cause for the vast majority, this seems to be the main issue. Some say, “Hey, it’s ok if you have the feelings and you like guys, just don’t use the penis (’cause it will go in the wrong spot and that is what God cares about).” That you can have the feelings, just don’t act on them. So God could care less that you love and have feelings for the person just as long as you keep your gay penis tucked away. So they push for gay celibacy (at best) or life-long singleness (at worst).
Now obviously I am using a bit of hyperbole (or am I?). But am I alone in thinking that we have it all backwards here? That maybe—just maybe—God doesn’t give a damn (pun intended) about where a penis does or doesn’t go? And that God cares very deeply about love?
I think of it this way. God cares when a person is being abused, or raped, or treated as an object, whether a penis is used or not. And if it is used in this way (or any any other war that objectifies or harms a person), it is always wrong because it is done outside of Love. It devalues a person whom God has created and loves. When love is absent, God cares…very much so.
But when love is present? When two people deeply love each other, are committed to each other, consent to each other and share a physical expression of that love…does God care where the penis goes? Is God really more concerned about placement than Love? Is God calling down earthquakes and fires and tsunamis and hurricanes and wars because a penis went in the wrong hole? (Sorry to be so blunt, but I did warn you…and this applies to lesbians too, just using the penis example). I don’t think so.
And honestly, do you think so? Perhaps. Maybe not.
But let’s not dance around the real question that this issue unfortunately is boiling down to. Some say (without ever saying it) that God does care deeply where the penis goes. And Some say that God doesn’t care where the penis goes.
To me, I think God cares about Love.
I don’t think God is losing any sleep over all the lovingly “misplaced” penises.
Maybe we shouldn’t either and focus instead on love.
So let me ask you, does God really care where “it” goes? What do you think…