Do Right Wing Christians want to abuse homosexuals? Let’s talk about it on Deeper Waters.
Today, I turn the reins of the blog black over to my wife Allie. Please let her know what you think.
We have arrived at part 7. Abusing and killing queers is evil. (http://www.alternet.org/belief/9-truly-evil-things-right-wing-christians-do?page=0%2C2) To me, I find this honestly kind of silly to even discuss, but apparently it’s an important one to discuss. We all know abusing and murdering any person is evil, and that is why I honestly find this rediculous that we need to talk about this. But let’s get to this:
So first the article complains about these particular verses:
(Romans 1:26-27 KJV) “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”(
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 KJV with their emphasis) “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
(1 Timothy 1:9-10 KJV with their emphasis) “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.”
(Jude 1:7-their emphasis) “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
Apparently these verses are called “clobber verses.” I don’t understand why they’re called clobber verses. No where in these verses do I see anything about “clobbering.” I don’t see anywhere about beating homosexuals and killing homosexuals. All these verses are doing is explaining that homosexuality is as much of a sin as any other sin. It’s just saying it as it is. You don’t like it’s a sin, then tough! I’m sure when you’re angry you wish it was okay to murder sometimes, but you know that’s wrong. Just because you want to do it doesn’t make it right! The writer of the article says
“For much of American history, the common term for queer was the biblical “sodomite,” implying that gays are so offensive to God that they pose a threat to society as a whole.”
Yea, homosexuality is offensive to God, just as offensive as any other sin! As I have explained in another part of this series in responding to this article, I have struggled with bisexual tendancies. Whether you struggle with tendancies like me, or you have it full-blown, it is a struggle, just as every sin is a struggle that we deal with. It makes it even harder when everyone around us are telling us, “It’s fine! It’s just how you are! You’re born that way! It’s normal! Be who you are!” People, I’m not asking you to not be true to yourself, but your sexuality doesn’t make you who you are! It’s a part of you, but it’s not your identity! It’s like my Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s a part of me, but it’s not my identity! I have AS, but it’s not me! You are born into a sinful world and in this sinful world you are exposed to sin constantly. Your innocence is continually being stripped away – some are stripped away quicker than others due to abuse. As much as you may not want to hear it, you were born with a sin nature. We were all born with a sin nature. Our sin natures are different, but we all have them – even Christians. Some lean on sexual sins (homosexuality, pedophilia, even cheating on a marital spouse), others lean on kleptomania (stealing), even others lean on hatred and murder. What do you think addictions are? They are placing things above God. I have a very addictive personality and get addicted to things very easily. I have struggled with different addictions for years (from pornography to eating constantly). But I read something today that said, “Jesus is a friend of sinners.” It’s so true! I have friends, but I have no greater friend than the Lord of the universe! He is my truest friend as cliche as that sounds. I know if everyone abandoned me – my friends, my husband, my family, I would still have my God by my side, and he’s never going to leave me nor forsake me. So yes, homosexuality is offensive to God, but so is every other sin! All of my sins are just as offensive to God as all of your sins!
The writer then says, “Thanks to Christian missionaries, African and Latin American queers also have now lived for centuries now under the threat of violent death.” Not all Christian missionaries are supporting this, I would go as far as saying very few Christian missionaries support this. Christians who are out to kill homosexuals have their own agenda’s and a real problem with hate – and that in itself is a sin. God doesn’t want a homosexual killed just as much as he doesn’t want anyone else killed. The majority of Christians don’t want homosexuals killed. Christians may not support homosexuality, but they do not wish for them to be killed. Christians who kill homosexuals are shameful and I believe are even more responsible for their sin than those who don’t follow Christ because they know the truth; they are to show the love of God! Murdering people is NOT showing God’s love! As Christians, we are to be ambassadors of Christ, we are to represent him, and if we kill someone due to hate, we are even more responsible than those who don’t follow Christ!
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, it’s okay to hate the sin of homosexuality. BUT to hate the sinner, the people, the homosexuals, this is WRONG! Please, I beg of you, show God’s love to them, not hate. You don’t have to support their lifestyle to show his love. In fact, don’t! Make it clear this is against the Word of God! With all the lies the world tells them, they need to know the truth! But do it all in love. Show compassion to them. They are as human as you and I are. They hurt just as much as you and I hurt. Christ died to save them just as much as you and I. His blood was shed for them just as much as you and I. Show God’s love to them. Be the light to them. For all you know, they may have no other light but the one you show them. Our next part will be 8. Destroying Earth’s web of life and impoverishing future generations is evil.