I am starting to break out in hives.. my allergic reaction to bullshit is kicking in.
There is an op/ed piece in the Wall Street Journal written by Albert Mohler about homosexuality. Here is the link so you can read it.
Man, the religious elite just do not understand the book in which they read and preach. Basically, this article is saying that we as followers of Christ need to go out and change the behavior of everybody that does not fit our certain ideals. Man does that piss me off.
You read it, is that what you get out of it?
Here is my comment to this article (for what is worth, which is not much) …
As followers of Christ (His Church), we should stop looking at homosexuality as an “us versus them” mentality. If we do something “to” them or “for” them it makes us look better than them and we are here to help them be like us. Like us? Thats is a joke.. we are all sinners.
Instead why do we not have a “with them” mentality. Isn’t it about the “one anothers”. Love and encourage one other. Be “with” them in their lives and stop being so judgmental of their lifestyle. Show them who Christ is by being His Hands and His Feet and together we all will show God to the world.
Do not get me wrong. I personally believe a gay lifestyle is sinful.
However, Our goal as Christ-followers (His Church) is not to try to jam everyone into whatever our behavioral ideals might be, but to lovingly help people reconnect with God. That is what I mean by being “with” them.
I think this to be true in all types of relationships, but we must be deliberate in building a strong bond with the gay community as it has been so misunderstood by the conservative religious elite community (the system with in the “houses of worship”).
If we simply focus on loving gay people with the goal of helping each other nurture healthy relationships with God (being with them in community with Christ as the head…that is what we all want, right?), we can relax and trust that God will lead each of us as His Church down whatever path is right for Him.
I cannot remember who said this, but it was along the lines of “The Holy Spirit’s job is to convict, It is God’s job to judge, and our job as follower of Him to love.”
So I guess we love “with” each other, because it is not our job to change them.
This subject is definitely a toughie!!!!