“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
If a person is filled with the Holy Spirit, or if at the very least a person is filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control… then sharing or giving love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control cannot be sinful regardless of who you love or attracted to or what your gender or gender expression is. If the Holy Spirit is guiding you or helping you, you can’t really go wrong.
Why do portions of society deem LGBT people sinful abominations? Why do some in society see the LGBT as a pack of illegals ineligible for equal rights? Perhaps its because they don’t recognize the Holy Spirit as it works through us and with us? Perhaps they don’t understand that no demographic or group of people has a monopoly on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
People who try and control religion or manipulate religion or faith or spirituality are pretty much what is wrong with religion and faith and spirituality. The Holy Spirit bestows these gifts universally to all of God’s creations. These gifts are offered freely to anyone with the capacity to share them with others and make use of them for others’ benefits.
If people claim to know what love is but cannot offer it to all people equally, then maybe it isn’t love they claim to know but rather an “ism” or “phobia”? If people claim to know the gifts of the Holy Spirit but lack the ability to display or express them to all people equally, then do they know the Holy Spirit?
What keeps people from showing love to all people? Is it fear? Is it bigotry? Is it prejudice? Is it racism? Is it flat-out hatred? Or is it that they never felt what real love is? It could be a combination of things.
If the LGBT community wants to be treated equally among all, I think we need to display and share the gifts of the Holy Spirit and let folks know, we love, we are patient, forgiving, dependable, faithful, joyful, peaceful, and so on. We need to share kindness to invite it. We need to offer love to invite love. We need to offer patience and forgiveness if we ever hope to be received with patience and peace and kindness.
It goes back to doing onto others as we would want done unto us.