I've always known that I was gay. Ever since 9th or 10th grade, when I thought I was bisexual. I've had gfs before, but could never be emotionally or sexually attracted to them. I discovered that last year, when I had a talk with one of my friends, who is also gay and a believer in Christ. I'm still friends with the women I've dated, but nothing more. Some people think just bc you are gay, means you hate women. I DO NOT hate women. I have friends that are females, and I associate with them, as much as I do men. I, as I'm sure a lot of gay people have, have been criticized bc of my gay lifestyle. I've heard people say, "You will go to hell, bc you are gay," or "Being gay is a sin." I believe the bible can be interpreted in different ways. I myself, believe that the verses that people think condemn homosexuality, are actually talking about other things, such as rape, prostitution, or having lust over the same sex, out of depression or simply bc you've been hurt by the opposite sex numerous times. Some people think Sodom and Gemorrah was destroyed bc of homosexuality. It's pretty obvious to me, it was destroyed bc of rape. The whole thing with "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" is crazy to me too. To me, God could've easily created "Steve" for Adam. But since God foreknew Adam was going to sin, he made Eve, so she could reproduce after Adam died. Otherwise, time would've ended after Adam's death. I'm not saying that all women were put on this Earth to reproduce, bc obviously there are lesbians. I'm just giving a clear perspective on things. My opinion mainly. I've fed into what people have said a couple times, by ridding myself of the gay lifestyle, by taking pics off my facebook or twitter of men or anything having to do with the gay lifestyle. I even decided to be an "asexual" for a night. Then, after visiting a website called www.gaychristiansurvivors.com, it gave me a different view of what the bible says. It seems pretty accurate to me. Better than the negative stuff I've been hearing. It gave me the understanding, as I thought to begin with, that God loves everyone no matter what their sexual orientation is. God created me gay. It was never a choice. I think people who think that, do not know too much. I'm not trying to change anyone's beliefs, this is just mine. Love everyone. Just bc you might not agree with something someone does, does not mean you should hate them. Ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?", not the church you attend. I know I'll still get criticized for being who I am. But as I've done in the past, I ignore it. I let people say what they want. It doesn't phase me any. Everyone has their own opinion. But just bc you hear it, doesn't necessarily mean you've got to take it into consideration. Life's too short to care about what other people think. Or feed into it.