I am an Adventist Christian, and I have friends’ atheists, evangelicals, Catholics, homosexuals, bisexuals, asexuals, agnostics, blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians —people with different beliefs and cultures totally different from mine. Beliefs that I didn’t even know existed, and that are totally opposed to mine, with which I grew up.

At first, many expected me to reject them, since my religion does not support the LGTBQ+ society, among others. And I must admit, with my head bowed in shame, that I became ignorant, homophobic. But Dad once told me, ‘’hey, God sent you to love everyone equally. Don’t judge anyone, because you are not perfect’’. Then I realized that God is a God of love. He abhors hatred, so how can a person, being a Christian, be xenophobic, homophobic, intolerant ... if believes in a being that abhors this very dark feeling?

Each person is special on this planet, and no one is perfect. We all make mistakes and that automatically takes away the right to judge.

Respect the rights of others.

Let’s love each other. With this I'm not telling you to support them, or to force yourself to believe in something that you don’t believe only because they do it, just the opposite, listen and teach among yourselves, respecting each other’s decisions and beliefs.

I do not support them all, but I love them. Because I love my siblings, and if God is the father of all of us, we must all love each other because we are a family.

I am not very good at writing, let alone in English, but it is a message I wanted to take many people for a long time. I hope the intention has been understood.
I’m sorry if I came to offend you with this article; it was never my intention.

Hasta aquí,

K A R L A