According to the prevailing culture, I’m now a “hater” and some new kind of villain called a “homophobe”.
I am, they say, a very bad person.
They say I want to rob innocent people of their “civil rights” and oppress an entire group of people.
They say I am a loveless bigot and a hopelessly ignorant fool.
They want be to either change my evil ways or stay silent about certain superstitious beliefs until I I die… accompanied by societal applause for the fact that I’m gone.
My choices are to bow the knee to the beast in my church and in my home or risk being consumed by it.
I am a Christian.
I believe the Bible is the Word of God.
In truth I do not hate anyone, nor do I want to oppress a single soul.
I simply want the right to live and teach what I believe is eternal truth that leads to eternal life in a world of death.
I am going to do so whether you give me the right or not…
The Bible teaches us that God’s design for human marriage is one man and one woman.
It teaches it from beginning to end and when it isn’t literally teaching this, the metaphor is used to describe Gods relationship with His people.
It’s an unavoidable teaching.
Homosexuality is never taught as an optional choice, but as a sin.
Because of that clarity from the mouth of God I can’t offer homosexuality as a valid lifestyle to my child or my church.
I didn’t write it, I just believe it… even when it’s personally uncomfortable and culturally scorned.
I don’t hate homosexuals or any other sinner…I would have to loathe myself as my sins are different but equally noxious to God…and have been equally forgiven at a common cross.
In fact because of the cross, I can love all sinners with the love with which I have been loved by God.
My job is to offer the work of that cross to all people because all people are sinners and I want you to be forgiven and inherit eternal life.
It’s the love of Christ that compels me, not the hatred of your choices or lifestyle.
You may reject that offer, but love demands I make it.
Hate is antithetical to my mission.
If I hated you, I wouldn’t speak at all.
Make your own application…