At Pride, there are groups of men with signs that read "God saves sinners." My friends and I walk by them quickly, avoiding eye contact.
From behind us, I hear them yelling, "Your lifestyle is unnatural! Jesus died for your sins, you can be cured!"
I spent years hating the fact that I'm a lesbian. I used to try and like boys, I honestly did try. But I've always liked girls, as a young kindergartener I had a crush on Belle from Beauty and the Beast. It's not something I chose. Even if I did choose it, no one deserves to have strangers with signs yell at them. No one deserves to hate themselves because of who they love.
I have a girlfriend, we walk through parks holding hands. We make playlists for each other. Every time my phone lights up with a text from her I smile uncontrollably. If I don't go to heaven at least I'll be with her. Would God disapprove of a teenager being in love?
Is being gay really unnatural? Over 500 species have homosexual tendencies. It is common for two male penguins two incubate an abandoned egg together and raise the offspring. Are the penguins going to hell?