The sin we’re in

Could you fathom being a student at a Historically Black University where your peers think of you as an outlandish person who shouldn’t have basic human rights and is destined for hell? These thoughts are based on approximately six scriptures in the Bible.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says, “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?

“Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

These are things that college students experience at least once in their college matriculation, if not daily, but for some reason the only phrase that is seen in this passage is “homosexual offenders.”

It is not fair to look upon someone and the first thing you see is sexual orientation.
A person is a person. Sexual orientation does not stop a person from reading, writing, solving arithmetic, or performing basic daily activities. Being referred to as “that gay guy/girl” is an insult in itself.
It is not common for heterosexuals to be referred to as “those straights,” or “those heteros,” so why do they refer to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community by our sexual preference?

If you cannot grasp going through this as a college student, WE DO! These things taunt us all day, every day.

In 1 Corinthians 6:11, states “And that is what some of you were but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (NIV). Somehow this verse always gets overlooked by the accusers.
The topic of homosexuality was brought up in last week’s issue of The Gramblinite, and was quite one-sided.

The three articles in the issue were written without homosexual opinions, which is not hard to find on campus.

We are not here to force our beliefs on to you, but we are here to make this a fair argument for the LGBT community’s sake because this will always be a controversial issue. We do not have the time for pointless arguments because we are here for a more important factor, GRADUATION.

When it comes the article written by Justin Madden, “Homosexuality and the Bible; who are we to judge?” it was a typical homosexual argument article. It spoke to both sides, but it’s still ludicrous.
Asking if homosexuals should be allowed in church is ethically wrong.

No one should have the authority to turn away God’s children from his word or works.
“Should unmarried mothers be allowed in the church?” or “Should drunks or pregnant teenagers be allowed in the church?” will never be asked today and never should be.
We commend Madden on attempting a fair fight, but the question will never be accurate unless we see you in Heaven or Hell.

“Gay people should not be allowed to adopt children or get ‘married'” by David Lankster is an opinionated article with all closed-minded thoughts.

Love for a child is something that will stay with him/her forever and it is something that everyone should experience.

According to The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System 2004, “More than 16,000 adopted children are living with lesbian and gay parents in the state of California, the highest number among all 50 states.” This is Lankster’s home.

The rate of adoption is constantly increasing and so is the birthrate. So if heterosexuals give their children away, why not let willing couples of any sexual orientation take care of a child? Why not give a child a chance at better life?
Taking care of a child and giving him or her a positive future may be your God given purpose in life so who are you to tae away an emotionally and financially stable family?

Marriage was seen as a sacred union between a man and a woman who love each other unconditionally.

Today, marriages have been based off superficial principals and morals.
Two people who love each other unconditionally should be married.

The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that, “Probably, 40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue.”

“Nice shoes, no homo” by Tory Wadlington was a comical article.

Wadlington put effort into paying attention to heterosexual males who have the newfound need to state their sexuality after every statement they speak to another male.

Ordering food, frozen drinks, or even complimenting another guy on his performance in the game last week has nothing to do with sexuality or the need to prove a person’s sexuality.

African-American men these days often feel as though their masculinity is questioned because of stereotypes placed on them by rappers, thugs and men in their community.
Even though living for yourself instead of living for society is something that you learn throughout maturity, it should make a man feel less than a man after having to speak aloud that their not homosexual.

The question that should linger in their heads should be, “Are you really questioning my manhood?”

This is just a phrase that will quickly fade out just like “That’s Tight,” “Da Bomb,” and “I can’t get jiggy with this.”

If you have made it thus far in the article we appreciate your attention and your concern for your university and other universities throughout the nation.

Even though this article has only two open writers, the voice of the homosexual community is listed throughout this article in some way form or fashion.

We understand that everyone will always have their own opinion and perspective of different people, cultures and lifestyles but we want everyone to understand that you should “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind,” which was cleverly written by Dr. Seuss.

So please take us as we are or leave us where we are, in the sin we are in.