I support love wherever it may be found. Yet, it was not always so.
At one time I was ignorant. Brothers could love, as I did. But I believed it was wrong for men to love one another as lovers do. I judged them, and condemned them. But, I did not understand that it was love I was condemning. No, instead I made a decision that men who loved men chose to be lovers as the manifestation of a perversion. It was a choice they made.
I could not see that gay men were living their reality, rather than making it up. Thus, it was easy to condemn them for their "lifestyle choice." It never occurred to me to question that judgment - to be open to the possibility that what gay men feel for one another is true love, that their hearts and their minds inform their attractions, that they are born that way, just as other men are not.
One day I had to become honest with myself, to question, as Paul Simon sings, "all that I once held as true." It was the day my life changed, for I became open, honest and willing. I discovered that my previous "truths" were not true at all, but what I made myself believe in order to defend a choice that I had made. I made a choice to believe that the Bible was the unerring and literal word of God, even though such an interpretation would in some circumstances offend the most basic of Christian tenets: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you . . . ." John 13:34, New American Standard Bible (©1995). I cannot both love another and regard him as an abomination that should be put to death at the same time. I must make a choice.
I choose to love. I know that it is the right choice, the right truth, because it has set me free. "You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." John 8:32, New American Standard Bible (©1995). Today, because I am open to the truth that gay men love one another as the natural object of their innate affections, I can love them freely, without moral reservations. Because I am willing to accept that in order to deeply and honestly love and be loved some people enter same sex relations, I know that because love represents the highest evolution of our species that laws to the contrary are ultimately doomed to fail whether they be secular or religious in nature.
I believe that God, Jesus, and all the saints love all people. Love is the connection in which God engages us all. I think God wants that connection between you and I, and all people. It is the fundamental link from person-to-person, and between all humanity. And, at its core, it is God, for, as some people have said: "God is love." 1 John 4:8, Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®