Galatians 3:26-29 ESV
“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”
It is by our faith and by our belief in God as our one Creator that we are all essentially one. We are united in the faith that there is something greater than anything we might devise. There is something greater than any label or institution or construct of Mankind. God will not separate us as we have separated ourselves. God will not divide us as we divide ourselves based on superficial or artificial or arbitrary means. If we are Christian, we are united in the Holy Spirit and in Christ to gather together and follow in His footsteps and follow his lead to love one another and to show compassion and care and kindness and generosity for fellow men, women, and children. If we are Muslim, we are united in the teachings of Muhammad, peace be unto him, to follow the path of righteousness and to be a people of peace and mercy and compassion as Allah would expect of the descendants of Abraham. If we are Jewish, we are united under God and under the prophets Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Elijah. Whatever our path in faith, we are all one humanity under our Creator and we can expect that unity to only grow as we spiritually grow ourselves.
We all have an obligation under our shared Creator to love one another as our Creator loves us and cares for us and provides for us. God has gifted us with intelligence, creativity, imagination, innovation, the capacity to love and show compassion… he has gifted us with the means to gather in fellowship and to be peace keepers and peace makers.
It may be time now especially for all persons of faith and all LGBT folks to gather together and start building more peace and start building more bridges and alliances and work even harder to keep the peace we try and make with each other.