Differences in beliefs People fear what they don't understand

For those of you that don't know, Conversion therapy is psychological treatment or spiritual counseling designed to change a person's sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual. It is used to make others to conform to their own status quo's, because they think that sexuality is something that you can just change.

Peoples positions in families and churches are questioned because their sexualities don't conform to fit the ideals of the bible or their own families expectations. So many people are dehumanized because their sexuality or who they are as a person don't fit into the very small box that society has created and expects for them to perfectly fit into.

I spoke to someone that goes to our school who is gay and he shared his own story that he experienced with his own family and church. "Countless hours of my life were dedicated to 3 years of serving in the children's ministry, on the worship team hosting small groups and being an active leaders serving god, but all of my sacrifices and dedications were overlooked because of the simple fact of my sexuality. I felt outcast for quite some time and with a broken family the church had been a home but now i was alone, a stranger, and orphan."

The thought of someone being completely disowned by their family and their second home is absolutely heartbreaking and thinking that all of this was caused just because who they love is a huge issue that needs to be dealt with. People are afraid of what they don't understand and trying to change who they are is wrong whether it be by conversion therapy or even just treating them like they're not a person should not be the solution. People need to be accepted for something that they can't help and if you don't understand that maybe they're not the problem.

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Created with images by rihaij - "flag rainbow sun" • bilderbastlerin - "Trans*march Berlin 2014" • dominique Bernardini - "church" • Guillaume Paumier - "Gay pride 164 - Marche des fiertés Toulouse 2011.jpg"

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