WBC #24: On race and gay rights


Hmm…this is a very touchy subject.
God being a huge advocate for variety, thought it wise to create humans in different hues of complexion. White, black, brown, yellowish and whatever shade that comes in between.

Somehow, we the creatures who have nothing to do with the original creation have segregated ourselves into superior and inferior positions based on skin color. I don’t know whether racism became entrenched because some races allowed it in the first place or the other party imposed it.

Why do we think lighter skin is better than darker complexions? Is it because Caucasians make us feel so or we ourselves/our forefathers felt that way when the Europeans landed on our shores? However, it began, racism is here and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon.

When I see white, yellow, brown, black skins, I see beauty in variety. How I wish others would put their prejudices aside and love everyone the same way. If it were just about mere disregard, I wouldn’t be this concerned but when it comes to the extent of maiming or killing another human being because you assume the dark-skinned person would hurt you is just outrageous. We are not monsters, you know.

Racism isn’t inherited; it is learned behavior. Little kids ‘do not see color’ in that sense until someone or society teaches them the social implications of skin color. Until that changes, racism won’t end.

On gay rights, where do I start? As a Christian, I obviously have my reservations about the lifestyle but beyond that, I see people as I see myself; fragile, in search of purpose, love and belonging. I don’t think it’s right to treat people as less humans because they identify as gay or any of its affiliates.

Rejection, humiliation and physical attack on people doesn’t achieve any positive results. I’m not surprised with the wave of many rights moving throughout the world. We are in the end times and it couldn’t be more obvious than this.

The same way I don’t drink alcohol doesn’t give me the right to look down on those who do; I believe it’s not my place to judge anyone living an alternative lifestyle. Mine is to love people as God loves me: a flawed person.

If we would see others through God’s eyes, we would respect people regardless of their race. God is no respecter of persons, right? On the gay issue, my stance is whatever the Bible has to say about it. About the rights, as long as they are fundamental human rights that we all enjoy, then I believe everyone is entitled to it, regardless of how one chooses to identify him/herself.

What do you have to say about racism and gay rights? Kindly share and thanks for reading.

© Josephine Amoako 2019

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. GodGirl says:

    So true that people are simply in search of purpose, love and belonging. We’re all on a journey and deserve to be loved and supported on that journey, which hopefully ends in a relationship with Jesus.

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  2. Miss.Kizza says:

    Know your stand and values but see and respect people through the eyes of love (God’s eyes)

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  3. Both racism and homophobia are natured by society, I like you hypothesis of the Alcohol
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  4. ”On the gay issue, my stance is whatever the Bible has to say about it” this made me smile. Lovely read!

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  5. I love what I read.

    Racism is in no way accepted by me…. The white, brown or yellow person could have been black and vice versa. What matters is unity….. let’s see each other as one with no difference not even nationality.

    On gayism….. I wouldn’t say much. I don’t frown upon it even though I wouldn’t go into the act but maybe if we find out what led them into it, we might come to an understanding. I love them as I love any other human and don’t look down on any one who is gay. They are as human as I am…. it’s just a breach somewhere.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I agree. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Mianu.

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  6. 🌹V.O.L says:

    Very classy read

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  7. Akwasi King says:

    Racism is such a difficult concept to understand. I will do my own reading on the subject also. But I love the point about it being taught by society. And I dare say it’s likely both suggestions you made: one party feeling inferior and so succumbing to the other, and the other feeling superior and looking down on the former. I think they go hand in hand. At least when it started. But there must be a very deep prognosis lol.

    On being gay and demanding rights, it is a touchy subject indeed. I believe we are all fallen, according to the Bible’s narrative of human history. And I believe gays are being affected by this fall in the area of their sexuality. And even every other person. Only theirs seem to manifest in this way. But Jesus says we must all be BORN AGAIN. It’s not just the homosexual, but all humanity, to fully live up to the perfect creation we once were. That said, it is unfortunate that someone’s sexual desires, so close to a person’s expression of his deepest emotional needs, may have to be curtailed because of no fault of theirs. I really don’t believe people deliberately choose to be gay; they are most likely ‘born’ that way, or influenced while they were growing up.

    Should they therefore be given the right by law to express themselves? That would be asking the Law to give you permission to do something which almost all humanity and civilizations have unanimously agreed is contrary to a universal moral Law, which we acknowledge is given by God. So if our leaders agree, they are asking our leaders to take that moral responsibility into their hands and allow them to sin.

    I put it this way, if you have relations with the same sex, which most of them do anyway, you are accountable to God who gives us the Moral Law in our hearts. But if you ask the government to make it lawful, you want the government to be accountable for you.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Hmm…..very profound, Akwasi King. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Jeanette says:

    Hello I am sorry is this May be long but please read it all. I have also talked on the subject of judging people based on race and skin color on my blog.I agree with you and i think that people shouldn’t judge one another based on race and skin color. I also think that they shouldn’t think they are better and look down upon them. I think that you love one another and see past all of that. We come in all types of shapes and colors and we should embrace it. What I want people to understand is we may be different but we are all equal. At one point we were all just people into all this put us against one other whether there any race or if they bi,straight,gay or lesbian if shouldn’t matter or cloud your judgement. I think it is about time that people realize that what there race ,skin color or sexuality is it define them and doesn’t make them any less of a person or better than anyone. I think you have a very good point and a lot a people are blinded and not seeing the issues and problems in our society that need to Change. I enjoyed hearing your point of view and your side. We were not created like this and racism is not something your inherit or born with it’s a behavior that people choose too do and it needs to stop
    People with support you and it good you told your story you have a right to be happen no matter what and I am glad you spoke out about this cause some are to scared to.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Jeanette.

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      1. Jeanette says:

        Your welcome and I was wondering if you agreed with and what was your opinion on my statement I will like for you to maybe look at my blog and posts if you look it up

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      2. joseyphina says:

        I agree with your submission and in appreciate you sharing it

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