Kraft Foods has designed what is being called a gay pride Oreo cookie. The cookie has six layers of frosting in the colors of the rainbow flag that symbolizes the diversity in the gay community. The cookie is not for sale in stores as it is just an ad campaign. A photo of the cookie was on Facebook and has caused quite a controversy. The creme colors do not exist to make the rainbow colors seen in the photo. The ad is for June, which is known as Pride month. Pride month has been declared before, so this is not new. The thing is, we have Pride month and Black History month. How would these diverse communities feel about a White History month? I mean, we have these other months dedicated to their communities, so why not dedicate a month to the White community? They are trying to be fair right. We don’t want to upset anyone or make anyone feel that they are not welcome, right?
I guess it’s difficult for me to understand because I am not part of the gay community. I have no problem with a person who is gay, or black, or any other ethnicity. I don’t have a problem with Pride month or Black History month. My question is, if a White History month were proposed, would the gay and African-American community be okay with that? Because this is all about equal rights and getting rid of discrimination, isn’t it? The other issue I don’t understand has to do with gay rights. The gay community wants equal rights just as the heterosexual community has. Gays and lesbians want to be able to get married and have that marriage recognized. Then why if gays and lesbians get married is it not called a marriage? Why is it not called a wedding? Let me explain these two questions.
I was watching a show that had two characters, who were lesbian, that were getting married. Well in the show, the wedding was not referred to as a wedding. It was referred to as a “commitment ceremony.” My question is, if you want to be married then why is it not called a wedding? Why was it referred to in the show as a commitment ceremony? You can’t have it both ways. It’s either a wedding or commitment ceremony. Which is it? Why is it called gay rights? You say you want equal rights and recognition for your lifestyle, then why is it not called human rights? Discrimination is wrong. A person should not be discriminated against if they are gay, straight, black, white, or any other ethnicity. We as people can agree on that, can’t we?
I think that the gay community is caught in a tough spot. There are people who disagree with gay marriage, and I am included in that group. That is a personal belief as well as a religious belief of mine. Now, with that said, I do not believe that any gay person should be rounded up and killed for being gay. The Bible says homosexuality is wrong. The Bible doesn’t tell all Christians to round up every gay person in the world and kill them. The Bible tells Christians to love everyone. If a person is doing something that is considered sin by Christian beliefs, we as Christians are taught by the Bible and Jesus to love the sinner and hate the sin. We are not taught to kill them. I believe that the first of the commandments is thou shalt not kill.
I know this started off about a oreo cookie. I do not want this viewed as a rant. I just have some questions for the gay community. The biggest problem in the world is that people don’t talk anymore. People can disagree in a civil way. We can talk and dialogue about things and be respectful at the same time. This is not a religious rant. Me and a friend of mine were talking about some of these things today. I told him that Christians need to tell anyone who is gay that Jesus still loves you. Yes, you read that correctly. The thing is, Jesus loves you, he DOESN’T love what you are doing. Jesus doesn’t agree with homosexuality, but he still loves you. I know that sounds funny from a Christian, but sometimes things need to be said. Christians should invite any non-Christian to church and not push them away. Our faith calls us to do that.
The gay-themed oreo cookie has caused some controversy. Not everyone agrees with the gay lifestyle. I pose some simple questions that I invite any person from the gay community to comment on. We take all comments at the CSC as is. NO EDITING!!! We would like to talk and answer any questions you may have about this or any other article. Like I said before, the biggest problem is that people don’t have healthy conversations anymore.