Student: Gay-straight alliances are NOT a safe place for me
The author didn't want us to use his name because of fear of retaliation.
January 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- I am a Christian kid and I wrote this reflection when I was in grade 10 a couple years ago. With everything that is going on, I have to speak up.
The end goal of all this? To make sure everyone feels safe, welcome, and valued at school.”
Let me get this through your head: I DO NOT FEEL SAFE.
This idea that Gay Straight Alliances make a safe space for everyone, is false.
Here is what YOU need to know about this movement, because it’s fruits have made even Catholic schools a petrifying and socially isolating place for me – and many others like me who are to petrified to speak up.
Some Key Points:
a) I am shamed by others because I uphold that it is a biological reality that a male and a female can have a baby together, and that because of that, not all “marriages” are equal. They teach this in biology class, but if I connect it to faith, I am nearly stoned to death.
b) I am labeled as backwards and old-fashioned, because I think virtue is something special, and that sexual experimentation will not “do me well” in my preparation for marriage one day. Sexual experimentation to “figure out” if you are gay or not, happens more than most adults would care to know. Kids like me have been lied to by teachers and this whole movement in that we are told that if it “feels good” it means you are gay or whatever. What better way to get more people to consider that they may be bi or gay, than to teach sex ed in a way that teaches sexual exploration?
c)) I am labeled as a homophobe because I continuously speak about attractions experienced and identity embraced, instead of just saying people “are gay.”
d) I am scorned by many people who know that I would not attend a gay wedding (or any other wedding in which people were choosing to be closed to the transmission of new life). Not because of “hatred” which they accuse me of, but rather because it is a celebration of the commitment of two people to engage in unholy sexuality – unholy because there is an intrinsic closedness to completing the function of sexuality as it was designed. Again, a biological fact.
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I don’t understand how we are taught to tell the truth, every waking moment of our lives… until it comes to sexuality. Then, anything goes.
And if I come across a bit scared and or irritated, you should see the actual gay Christian kids that want to live holy lives for Christ. THEY are the ones who feel 1000 times more unsafe than I. They undergo all of this, AND are told to their faces that they are liars, they are deceiving themselves, they are suppressed, and that they should leave the church because they are brainwashed…. all because they want to honor sexuality in the way it was created.
One more time: in Catholic schools, they are fearfully hiding even more than I, because of their desire to see themselves through the lens of Christ and their desire to live a holy life.
If you want to call this a safe space for everyone, then I call bullcrap. My friends are paying the price for this fantasy that safe-spaces are being created for all. It is simply not the case.
What drives me even more crazy is that NO ONE seems to be open to hearing their voices.
So much for equality.