I have a question for those of you who actively worked to make sure homosexual couples were denied the right to marry. Where in the bible does it say its okay to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation? Where in the bible does it say its okay to actively make people feel like they are less than human beings, just because they’re attracted to someone of the same sex? More importantly, where in the bible does it say we are to love one another UNCONDITIONALLY, without prejudice? Oh yea, right here:
“And may the Lord make you increase and abound in LOVE (emphasis mine) to one another and TO ALL (emphasis mine), just as we do to you.” 1st Thessalonians 3:12 NKJV
Now, where does it say what love is? Oh yea, right here:
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not PARADE ITSELF (emphasis mine), is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. LOVE NEVER FAILS (emphasis mine).” 1st Corinthians 13:4-8a NKJV
Love and bigotry cannot share a bed. Love and discrimination cannot coexist in the TRUE Christian’s heart. And isn’t it the Christian’s first and foremost calling to love ALL sinners unconditionally, regardless of whether or not they return that love? Spending millions of dollars to make an entire group of people second class citizens isn’t love. SHAME ON YOU.
I’m not saying you have to agree with what they are doing. What I am saying is Jesus loves tax collectors, hookers, and drug dealers just as much as He loves you and me. And since our whole goal is to become more like Christ, don’t you think we should too? Just some food for thought on a Saturday morning.
With most Christians and/or Christian organizations:
They are pushy, overbearing, and stick their noses where they don’t belong. Like in politics and the lives of people outside their congregation. You want to know why I have a problem with it?
Because 90% of the things they are railing against have little to no effect on their church or its members. Don’t believe me? Go HERE and scroll down the page of articles. Read the headlines. And then realize why so many people like myself are disillusioned and disenfranchised with the modern church.
I grew up in the church, so please understand where I’m coming from. I have no problem with preachers telling their congregations that homosexuality is wrong and that they shouldn’t smoke marijuana. What I do have a problem with is when churches actively work to restrict people OUTSIDE their congregations from engaging in activities that they don’t agree with. Like this:
The Mormon, Christian, and Catholic churches spent MILLIONS of dollars to make sure this lovely little gem passed congress, and they are pumping even more money into it now that its been challenged.
My question is this:
Whatever happened to separation of church and state? Whatever happened to the laws that should protect against NON-PROFIT (which many of these churches claim to be) organizations being able to finance campaigns like this? And most importantly, why are these organizations even doing it in the first place?
Telling people they are going to hell doesn’t work. Actively working to make sure they are treated as second class citizens doesn’t exactly warm them to your cause. All it does is alienate them and make you look like the bad guy in their minds.
And I should know. It’s for exactly these reasons that I left the church in the first place. And why, even though I’d like to go back, I probably won’t.