The latest U.S. estimate says that LGBT identification has risen to 5.6% as of February of 2021.
I think we all know that number should be much higher. If only the world weren’t so judgmental.
Imagine if Jesus said, “I am coming down to save 94.4% of people.”
“Oh,” you might say, “But that’s a damn good percentage.”
Many an Asian immigrant will tell you that 94.4% is NOT a good percentage.
And if Asian students are held to that impossible standard (you should understand it from an immigrant’s point of view. wasting opportunity is a privilege, especially for people where every opportunity mattered)
shouldn’t Jesus be held to the highest standard of all?
Jesus said, “If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.” (John 12:47)
Last I checked, the world includes..oh I don’t know. All of us?
And if the most perfect human (according to Christians, with whom I identify) says He did not come to judge the world, where did we suddenly get the authority to judge?
I feel like Jesus would be a lot less cool if He said He came to save the world and, like, failed?
He comes back up to Heaven and says, “Dad! I saved 94.4% of all humanity!”
Wouldn’t God be disappointed?
“Bro you are literally the SON OF GOD! You are MY son! I am you and you are me! What happened to the other 5.6%?”
“But the humans said they were bad people.”
“I CREATED THE GOD DAMN HUMANS! AND YES IM USING MY OWN NAME IN VAIN! IT’S MY OWN NAME! Why would you trust their word over mine?!”
I know we’re not supposed to know almost anything about what goes on in God’s head (sorry if I’m giving God a body, human language is limited), but it’s hard to imagine that that’s how it would go down. Because like, Jesus is God, right?
Oh by the way, just so you know, I identify as straight. So in no way am I defending myself. I just find it ridiculous that Jesus would say one thing but mean another.
And that’s only 5.6% that are out. Surely that number can only go up.