Many people, because of various reasons, don't join pride. They don't do this because of moral reasons, religious reasons, and many others. However, one thing we get to see the most is resistance from Christians taking part in gay pride.
Here is everything you need to know about gay pride and why Christians should take part in it.
The Case Against Taking Part In Pride
Most Christians don't take part in gay pride because pride is one of the seven deadly sins that we need to be mindful of. After all, it was pride that turned Saul against David, led them to the Tower of Babel, and made Joseph's brothers throw him inside a well. Because of these examples and instances, Christians refuse to join the pride.
However, what we don't understand is the context. The pride mentioned in the scripture in these instances is different than gay pride. That is because gay pride is inherently a revolt against a system that denied LGBTQ+ people their rights and treats them differently.
Pride is a revolution, it is a voice against injustice, and it is a voice for humanity. As a Christian, you should also be taking part in gay pride.
Reasons For Christians To Take Part In Gay Pride
Here are the top reasons why you should take part in gay pride as a Christian:
Inclusiveness Of All God’s Creations
No one has the right to exclude anyone out. We are all God's creations, and we are unique in our ways. If you are condemning people from the LGBTQ community, you leave out many of God's creations that only want to feel included. Crimes against LGBTQ stem from superiority and arrogance, which is a sin itself.
As a Christian, you should practice inclusivity of all God’s creations. That means accepting other people and treating them like you would treat anyone else. After all, in the eyes of God, no being is inferior or superior.
Acceptance And Tolerance
As Christians, we are taught to accept one another’s differences and be inclusive. Even if our belief systems clash with other people, we are still taught to be tolerant and accepting. That is because we are taught to live as one community.
Christians should take part in gay pride to promote this message of acceptance and tolerance to other people out there. Even one voice can make a difference, which is why we need to work towards creating a change collectively.
Not everyone has to agree with these reasons, but if we want the world to be a better place, we need to be more inclusive and spread awareness. We are all God's beautiful creations, and no one is better than the other. If you are leaving someone out, you are denouncing one of God's beautiful beings.
So, if you are a Christian and have never taken part in gay pride, you can always start now. Spread awareness and educate people during this month and support the LGBTQ+ people in your community.