“I think your kid is gay.” Those are the words coming from “friends” that have noticed Samuel’s attraction to sparkly and beautiful things.
They were meant as a joke, but there is some truth in that.
And it got me wondering- is it possible to know at this age?
can you know a child’s sexuality?
I have two problems with people saying these types of things:
1. By questioning a child’s sexual orientation we are essentially sexualizing them. Disturbing, right?
2. Gender specific colors and toys have been assigned by society, and each society is different in what they approve as masculine and feminine.
We feel there is absolutely no reason to explain to him that there are toys made specifically for boys and different toys for girls. In my opinion, it is constricting their creativity by limiting their choices.
Perhaps, Samuel, one day, will say he always knew one way or another, but he is a child right now. I believe pushing him in any direction is wrong.
Sin and knowing Jesus
As a mother, my only desire for my two boys is that they will grow up to know Jesus. (And no, Christianity is not limited to heterosexual followers only- you realize how separatist and silly that sounds, right?)
The fact is, we all sin and can still know Jesus. That said, though…I’m not here to debate with any of you whether or not homosexuality is a sin. Sin is between each specific person and God. I would hope the creator of the world knows best. So, let’s leave that to Him and stop taking ancient biblical text translated into English out of context, all to judge and condemn something completely misunderstood (something Jesus never even MENTIONED)…either that or else we should all stop braiding our hair and eating shellfish…
Sorry, I’m done. I just thought you may want to stop addressing this issue and maybe get yourself to the hospital to tend to that huge plank in your eye, that’s all.