Is a phrase I hear too often:
“God hates gays”, “God hates homos,”
“God hates your 15 year old cousin who went through hell because he thought he was sick, abhorrent, an anomaly born lacking some basic human part”;
“It was God who made him like that
to show you what not to be”;
“It was God who made school like a nightmare, home like a prison,
who made him think those dark thoughts no child should think
and it was the almighty father God who told your baby cousin that his best option was to jump.”
These recipes for hate
Are made from the remedy of which we have no memory
(At least selectively) which should breed love;
They’re made by the mules of minds who willfully wrong
and twist words of faith,
By the same god-fearing folk preaching “love thy neighbor” “Do unto others” and “God loves you” to their children.
Because God loves boys and God loves girls
Just not if he loves him
Or she loves her.
I’m not religious but I do know
This careful selection of when to love
who to love
how to love
is not how God would love.
God is not selective and God does not strike;
God will not judge you for loving who you love
As long as it is love.
God hates no one
and neither should you.