An essay donated by Natalie Parkerson
Sexism & homophobia within Christianity
I survived an extremely rare form of cancer in March of 2008.
I died and came back to life. Everything I knew changed 180 degrees in an
I am a pastor now. When I was dying in the hospital, not one Christian friend
came during visiting hours to visit me and just spend
time with me.
The only visitors I had was a lesbian couple and they even brought presents.
They visited several times, calling daily and took me home once I was well enough to leave.
James 1:27: "Pure religion and
undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and
widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."
Matthew 25:34-45: Then the King will
say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take
your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the
world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and
you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I
needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was
in prison and you came to visit me.'
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a
stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we
see you sick or in prison and go to visit you'?"
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed,
into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was
hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing
to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes
and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look
"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a
stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of
the least of these, you did not do for me.'
I have since become a staunch and devout advocate for stomping the stupid out of
the majority of false-Christians, including pastors that preach unsound
doctrines, and feel it's their moral duty to charge gays and lesbians with
spiritual crimes against humanity.
1 John 4:20:... If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother [or sister in
the Lord], he is a liar and the truth is not in him. For anyone who does not
love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
I have figured out why countless false-Christians and the pastors they follow,
have declared war against homosexuality. It's a Hell of a lot safer to beat up
the defenseless than to go after the real enemies of this world.
We have a gang problem in this country that could almost make Iran and Iraq look
like a favorite vacation spot. We have a serial killer problem in this country
that could almost make Afghanistan look warm and fuzzy.
We have more women and children being butchered, tortured, strangled and raped
in this country, alone, than scores upon scores of other countries put together.
Norway calls serial killing the "National Sport of Americans." We have tens of
thousands of men in this country who daily beat their women, their children and
any other woman who dares to step on their toes.
You won't think this is so comical when it's your mother or
your daughter or your little boy that the group of police and forensics have
taped off in the field.
I watched a documentary about Gary Ridgeway. He is the Green River
Killer who murdered 74 women, though he was tried for fewer. A detective
asked him what he was doing
throughout a certain period of time when the murders stopped for a while. Gary
replied, "Well, I was busy with my church."
I want to know what the pastor of his church was teaching his congregation. What
are we teaching our little boys, that they grow up to hate, abhor and detest
women with such ferocity that America has digressed to the likes of a Killing
And don't think there aren't women who hate women. I've known many female women
haters. It's vile and detestable. Be not deceived as it's very demonic. Satan
hates women. Only Hellbound, devil's minions would ever willfully opt to share a
characteristic of demons or Satan.
Regarding characteristics of the Antichrist:
Daniel 11:37: Neither shall he regard the God of his
fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall
magnify himself above all.
And NO that is NOT to be interpreted that he will be a homosexual. It says that
"he shall magnify himself above all", the desire of women included.
Consider this: When Eve disobeyed God and ate of the apple, she then handed the
apple to Adam who then also ate of the apple. When God was calling out in the
garden, he didn't ask "Eve where are you?" He asked, "Adam where are you?"
Women were created as equals to men and as gifts to men. If you struggle with
hatred for women, then you do not have the Love of the Father within you. If you
do not love people as the Lord does and commands us to, then the Love of God is
not in you.
If you white-knuckle your Christian walk, then the Love of God is not in you and
the bottom line is:
The Holy Spirit has left the building. So stop lying to yourself. You're not
right with God until you put God first, and others second and esteem others as
higher than yourself. If your ministry in this life is about serving yourself
and it isn't about loving people into the kingdom of heaven and reaching out to
a lost and dying generation, then God will NOT bless your endeavors and your
heart is not where it needs to be.
Note:This essay was excerpted from Natalie Parkerson's article "Me Us, Me
Again," which can be read at:
Originally posted: 2008-OCT-08
Latest update: 2008-OCT-08
Author: Natalie Parkerson