It’s called a sexual preference, yet it’s not really something I prefer over something I don’t. I am gay because I have an attraction to the same gender, not the opposite one. That’s it. It’s certainly not something I have control over. to tell me to change is like telling a left handed person to be right handed or vice versa. I don’t see myself as part of a “gay culture” and I carry no “gay agenda.” I am no more a part of that “culture” than I am part of a “brown haired culture” or a “6 foot 1 inch culture” or anything else that defines me. I don’t use my sexuality to define who I am. I only choose to continue to write on the subject, because it’s clear to me that those close to me don’t understand. My style, voice, personality, mannerisms are just a part of my DNA, and I am the same Andrew I always have been. I have control over how I act, but I had no option in being a homosexual. Why would I choose to be misunderstood, stereotyped, hated, feared, unequal and rejected? I don’t see the logic in that argument. I simply am the person God made me and I am quite honestly not one to question God’s plan in life. I simply trust what I know, and leave the rest to fall into place. I pray often for those who I have hurt, and those who have hurt me. I hope as we open our hearts, we can come to a mutual understanding.
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Please, don’t talk about me like I’m not human.
When you discuss the “issue of homosexuality” you aren’t talking politics, policies, or views… You’re talking about me. I’m a human. We all bleed red. Whether you want to admit it or not, we both breathe the same air, we both smile when we see a baby laughing, and we both love staring at a sunset. Don’t talk about me like I’m some sort of alien. I see, think, taste, feel, smell, and hear just the same as anyone else. I used to think that this one small part of my life (my sexuality) made me “different” but I know now that I was wrong. I can live my life the same as anyone else. We all want love and happiness. I have yet to find one real thing that effects anyone else by my being gay. I no longer choose to look at myself as different, because the only thing that is different about me is a preference.
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I know that heading will come as a shock to some of you, and a relief to others.
Please don’t misunderstand this though, I am a homosexual. Now, the ones who were shocked are relieved, and the relieved ones are shocked.
I am gay, yes, BUT that is only a very small part of who I am:
I am Andrew Michael Bennett.
I am a son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend and best friend.
I am in love with my God, the One who truly loves me unconditionally.
I am a student, and a pretty smart one if I do say so myself.
I am focused on my future. I WILL make a difference in this world.
I am tall, big boned, and I usually have a goofy smile upon my face.
I am confident with who I am… As a human being!
So, here’s where it ends… my sexuality in different from some people, but I’m okay being different.
I don’t, however, use this difference as my identity. There are many things to be said about me, I don’t want my orientation to be the label you see when you look at me.
This is my public coming out. Many of you already knew, and many of you still love me.
Believe me when I say this: No matter what you think of this new piece of information, I will still love you. Unconditionally.
I respect our differences, and I am the same person I have always been.
Through this new blog, I want to open a dialogue and outlet about the issues that I face everyday.
I hope that you will join me on a journey as I wrestle with the problems that face me being a young, gay Christian guy.
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I believe this is about the 20th time I’ve tried to start a blog! It feels different this time though… I have a passion, and there are some things I really want to talk about. I dare to touch subjects like politics, religion, humanity, cookies, bunnies, and other controversial topics. Seriously, people get up in arms over those darn cute rabbits! Really, I just need an outlet for my feelings, and I figured I’d bother the world by putting them out there for all to see. I hope you’ll join me on this ride, as I show the world who Andrew Michael Bennett really is, and what he thinks of this world we live in.
Sidenote: It is vitally important that you take EVERYTHING that a 16 year old on the internet say VERY seriously. I know all there is to know, and I am never wrong! Seriously, just enjoy life, remember to laugh, and don’t waste your days on worrying.