Friends said King, an eighth grader who lived in a group home called Casa Pacifica, was proud of being openly gay. He liked wearing jewelry and makeup to school and he often wore high-heeled boots with the school uniform. He asked his teachers to call him Leticia instead of Larry. Some students bullied him, pupils said. Found here.
The truth is, you and I do this often without really knowing it.
True, it’s not to this extent… we never shoot anyone or kill them physically.
But we dismiss them because of the way they act or the way they look or where they’re from.
We refuse to build relationships with people because of what we’ve heard about them.
And so we basically decide that they’re not important because they do ____ or don’t do ______ or look like ______ or hang out with ______ or have ______ for parents or _____ for children or live in ______.
And by refusing to associate with them, we let them drift off without knowledge of our beliefs and without ever taking the time to show and communicate the ‘life saver’ to them… tell them about Jesus.
We have to take responsibility for the people around us…
no matter what they claim or what we think about them.
For us Christians, we can share life…
or choose to keep Life to ourselves.