Forever ProudI lit my rainbow flag on fireForever Proud6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word
And held up something much more dear:
And I looked at the ashes,
Then back at the book,
And gently set it down.
Wearing my cross around my neck,
I walked down the street,
And bought a new flag
UntitledRage filled heat covers me,Untitled6 years ago in Philosophical
becomes one with me,
Slowly I feel it flowing though my bones,
filling me with...
with what I am not sure.
I don't believe there is a name for it,
So what, I'm humanSo what if I'm a dyke?So what, I'm human5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word
So what if I'm gay?
So what if I'm bi?
So what if I'm pans?
So what if I'm trans?
So what if I'm a tomboy?
So what if I'm flamboyant?
So what if I'm different?
People aren't all alike,
Not everyone is born straight
We don't all get to choose what things we are
It's not the same as being scene,
Gender and orientation aren't choices
It's just a way of life,
who we are
Ridiculed for things we didn't choose
In the end we are people
Not just animals, we are not creatures
I wouldn't call us monsters
Sinners isn't even accurate
Just call us
It felt so real.My arms slink around your perfect form, pulling you close so the swells of my breasts lightly press into your back as your hair cascades over your shoulder, tickling my nose softly in the warm sunlight that seeps in from the aging morning. Our fingers and legs intertwine under the soft white blanket that covers our half naked bodies from everyone but ourselves.It felt so real.4 years ago in Emotional
We smile and giggle softly with tiny reassuring squeeze of a hug, or grasp of the hand in our perfect world. The trees just beyond the window are sprinkled heavily with the baby pink flowers and the periwinkle sky is dotted lightly with the odd snow white cloud.
Here its perfect and here is where we lay, embraced by each other as the world keeps moving and spinning, aging day by day but yet its not perfect My eye flutter and the blanket huffs as I roll over, attempting to find you again but I can't. It's cold. It's dark. You're not there.
I sit up and look around the best I can but all I see is the dim moonlight that
The Morality of HomosexualityA father picks up his newspaper the morning after he buried his son, a Marine Corps Corporal. He found the front page dominated by a story about protesters thanking God for killing another soldier.The Morality of Homosexuality8 years ago in Academic Essays
The protester's justification? Their message is supported by scripture: God is punishing America for being tolerant of homosexuals and the death of soldiers is a welcome sign of Gods wrath.
How is a parent supposed to feel when their beloved child, who happened to be different, dies fighting to protect a people who's only response is Youre going to hell! and God hates you! ?
The claim in question today is "Homosexuality is morally wrong, because God says so." I disagree. A person's sexual orientation has nothing to do with morality.
Let's look at what parts of the Bible support this claim. A few sample translations from various publications include:
King James Version, first published in 1611: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is ab