Franklin Graham: Real “Christians” Should Be Willing To Take A Bullet For Their Anti-LGBT Beliefs

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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3 Responses

  1. John Twiss says:

    O Franklin Graham – Please do take a bullet for your beliefs, the world can do with fewer bigots.

  2. Where are these bullets supposed to be coming from?

  3. John Talley says:

    Franklin Graham, the question I have is directed toward anyone who thinks they can be an expert on this subject. Are you homosexual? No, you are not.
    If your belief is,”it’s a choice” I could say what you’ve heard many times before,”why would anyone choose it?” They wouldn’t, there is no choice. I only speak for me and my question is, “if equal rights are given is that a threat to your belief? I understand that you may be offended by the prospect, or even the thought of acting politely or Christian toward the LGBTQ population.
    We need support from people that are Christians, many of us come from Christian homes and are Christians ourself. Who are we to judge you for not understanding what you have not experienced yourself?
    You think wrongly about who we are because you never hear how we really feel about the partners we love. What is often discussed in public, are views concerning the sexuality of our relationship. It’s not a relationship based on sex any more than any other relationship. There is no gay agenda. Why would we want straight people to engage in what would be unnatural relations for them? Everyone should be true to who God created them to be. There are LGBTQ people that can’t relate to me or I to them, but we accept each other. Just like all the other members of my family and many of my friends. I have no idea why I had to come into this world and be different. I tried to choose differently before I understood there is no choice. I struggle to feel as good, or as important as everyone else because I’m constantly reminded that I’m not like the majority. I have been blessed, yes blessed with family that embraces me, and friends that allow me to be just like them in most ways. I’m not a bad person. I gave my life, my soul to Christ as a young man and He is with me always.
    God guides me and comforts me when the religious leaders of the day call me an abomination. He leads me to forgive you for passing such harsh judgement against me. You do not know me. You shouldn’t know me and I would not expect you to understand or have compassion for my situation. But I do expect you to be kind to me because you call yourself a Christian. I have to ask you to speak tolerance for me, and do not continue to make it so personal or mean spirited. It won’t change me. I came from a Baptist church that never threw me out, or drew attention to me, but included and integrated me and taught me with everyone else. I am grateful for that experience.
    There are experts who could help you understand me. You could be a person who correctly educates others on the people who are LGBTQ. We are doing our best to understand ourselves, and I think most of us want to be included.
    Thank you for listening to what I have to say. No hate. Only love.
    Sincerely

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