The fine line in the debate about homosexuality

TOPICS: Transcending sexual orientation - wanting special recognition for being homosexual is same consciousness that leads to prejudice - you have to right to demand that people go against their beliefs - you have a right to seek to change people’s beliefs through understanding - debate is valid and necessary - masters encourage open debate about any topic - if people do not seek middle way, any debate goes into extremes and this serves no good purpose -

Question: Master Jesus, it's Adam and I have several questions for you. If you could address them I would be grateful.

I am homosexual - at least in this lifetime that has been my sexual orientation. I did not choose this orientation consciously - from my earliest age I have been attracted sexually to my own gender and it feels a true part of who I am, my sexual identity. 

If you feel 10% of the human population (gay) need to change their sexual orientation then you must give us techniques to do so and please be more compassionate to us. We have been the object of prejudice and witch hunts for so long - Matthew Shepherd was crucified for being gay.
I must say when I read your teachings about homosexuality it brings to mind a fundamentalist-style preacher telling his audience about the "gay agenda" and how God will rain tornadoes and natural disasters on establishments that allow homosexuals to be open. We are children of God too and we need to feel we are loved by God and Jesus as well. Even if our love is out of balance - most of us are not evolved enough yet to access our other lives and the choices we may have made before our current incarnations. We are not on a conscious level trying to hurt anyone or defy God. We are just being what we feel is right for us. It's all we know. Please respond. Thank you Jesus.

 

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

 

NOTE: For more questions from the same person, see the following answer. LINK

 

Let me address your points one at a time: 


If you feel 10% of the human population (gay) need to change their sexual orientation then you must give us techniques to do so and please be more compassionate to us.

 

I don't feel that homosexuals should change their sexual orientation. I feel they should transcend their sexual orientation, as should a large percentage of the people that you would label as heterosexuals. As I have stated in several places on this website, it is a natural part of the spiritual path that you rise above any human sexuality.

In another section, I have given numerous teachings on sexual energy and these are as applicable to homosexuals as to heterosexuals. Throughout this website, I give numerous teachings on how to walk the path of Christhood.

My compassion toward you is proportionate to your willingness to come up higher. Are you willing to meet me halfway, so that I can express compassion without running the risk of enabling you instead of empowering you?


We have been the object of prejudice and witch hunts for so long - Matthew Shepherd was crucified for being gay. I must say when I read your teachings about homosexuality it brings to mind a fundamentalist-style preacher telling his audience about the "gay agenda" and how God will rain tornadoes and natural disasters on establishments that allow homosexuals to be open.

 

If you think my remarks on this website sound like a fundamentalist preacher, how would you explain the fact that virtually every fundamentalist preacher on this planet would denounce this website as being heresy, blasphemy or the works of the devil?


We are children of God too and we need to feel we are loved by God and Jesus as well. Even if our love is out of balance - most of us are not evolved enough yet to access our other lives and the choices we may have made before our current incarnations. We are not on a conscious level trying to hurt anyone or defy God. We are just being what we feel is right for us. It's all we know. Please respond. Thank you Jesus.

 

Yes you are children of God and you are my brothers and sisters. I love you with the same unconditional love I feel for all of my brothers and sisters. Yet I must honestly tell you that there are many homosexuals who act as if they somehow deserve special treatment. They somehow want to receive special recognition. It almost seems as if they feel that their homosexuality entitles them to be treated as favorite sons and daughters. You might remember that the Bible states that God is no respecter of persons.

As I have clearly described elsewhere, I do not in any way support or encourage the prejudice or persecution directed at homosexuals for centuries. Yet neither do I support the current move by many homosexuals to overcompensate for this by wanting people to give them special treatment and recognize their homosexuality as normal or natural.

 

The essence of all prejudice and persecution is that the people who perpetrate this do not respect the free will of others. This has created a consciousness that envelops this planet as a black cloud, and it is based on the idea that the ends can justify the means.

I must honestly tell you that there are many homosexuals who are as guilty of engaging in this state of consciousness as those who persecute homosexuals. What I have said on this website is that I want all human beings to respect the free will of others. I have consistently stated that people should be allowed to practice homosexuality without being condemned or discriminated against by other people or society. Yet the other side of the coin is that homosexuals must be content to do so without demanding recognition from other people or recognition from society.

You should respect the fact that there are people on this planet who sincerely believe that homosexuality is unnatural. If they allow you to practice homosexuality without openly condemning you or persecuting you for doing so, then you have no right to ask any more of them. You simply do not have the right to ask them to abandon their beliefs and recognize your homosexuality as natural or as created by God, when this is contrary to what they believe.

If you demand such special treatment, you are violating the Law of Free Will, which is the basic law of this universe. As I said 2,000 years ago, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. You have a right to expect that other people will respect your free will choices as long as those choices do not harm others. Yet you do not have a right to expect or demand that they should recognize your homosexuality as being natural of being created by God if this is against their personal beliefs.

You have a right to seek to change people's beliefs by increasing their understanding about homosexuality. Over the past decades, there has indeed been much debate about homosexuality that has been perfectly valid. There was a legitimate need to debate this topic openly and to increase the general public's tolerance toward and understanding of homosexuals. There was a legitimate need to make a decisive call for overcoming the persecution and prejudice against homosexuals. Obviously, this need is still there in many cultures.

Many of the homosexual people, and many of the other people who have engaged in the debate about homosexuality, have in fact been doing exactly what we of the ascended masters wanted to see happen. We are always seeking to increase humankind's understanding and tolerance. Therefore, we encourage free and open debate about any topic, yet we always hope that such a debate will not be derailed by extremism on either side.

There is an essential difference between working toward increasing people's understanding and tolerance and crossing the line whereby you begin to believe that anything goes and that unconditional love is the same as uncritical acceptance of anything. I have described this in greater detail in the discussion on the cause of homosexuality.

It is extremely important for those who have engaged in the debate concerning homosexuality that they seek to understand the fine line that I am describing. If they do not make this effort, it is inevitable that the debate will go too far into the extremes, as you already see in the United States and in other nations.

This ultimately will not help raise the consciousness of humankind, and it will not help the cause of homosexuals. It will only serve to polarize society into two factions that are working against each other instead of working on the true goal of raising the consciousness of humanity. This can easily degenerate into an all-out war in which the two factions seek to destroy each other. If you want further teachings on why this polarization is extremely dangerous, see my discourse of why Jews and Arabs hate each other and the dire consequences this has for the planet.

 

 

 

 

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