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All Are Equal, All Are Welcome, but Not Really

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Here’s a recent comment I saw on Facebook:

My Church stresses inclusivity. All are welcome. By grace through faith anyone can enter the kingdom of God. We will find out at death, but right now it is above my pay grade. I only accept it.

I am in favor of equal treatment for all humans. I am not in favor of gay marriage. The Bible does define marriage as a man and a woman. I know at least one person from several gay couples. I have no problem. Their decision. God will separate the sheep from the goats. We are all going to be surprised who we find in Heaven or Hell. We may make a judgment, but God is the judge.

This Evangelical Christian thinks his church is inclusive, all are welcome. But is it? Can a gay person be a pastor, Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, or youth worker. Of course not. Their wicked lifestyle precludes them from doing anything in the church but sitting in the pew. The goal is to convert the gay and rid him of his Sodomite lifestyle. Once delivered from his sin, then he can serve in the church.

This Evangelical, like many namby-pamby Christians, says it is up to God to judge gays. Does he really believe this? Of course not. He doesn’t want to look like the bigot that he is, so he plays the God is the final judge card. However, since this person believes the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, he already knows God’s opinion on homosexuality. Why is he afraid to say what God has said on the matter? Come on, tell the truth: All practicing homosexuals will go to hell when they die and be tortured by God for all eternity.

He wants us to believe that there will a lot of surprises in heaven. Really? Isn’t God’s Word clear? The Bible says in I Corinthians 6:9-11:

 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. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

and in Revelation 22:13-15:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Seems pretty clear to me…there will be NO homosexuals in heaven.

This Evangelical Christian says he “supports equal treatment for all humans” and then turns right around and discredits what he said. He supports an equality that is defined by the Bible. Since God defines marriage as one man-one woman-for life, same-sex marriage is a sin. He realizes this makes him look bad. After all, he is denying same-sex couples equal protection under the law and the same civil rights he enjoys, so he plays the HEY I KNOW A GAY COUPLE card. This is the same card played by racists.

He desperately wants to be seen as a nice guy. I know a lot of Christians like this. Good people, nice people. Great neighbors. But, they have beliefs that are hateful and discriminatory. They want us to separate the belief from the person, love the person hate the sin. However, like a skunk and his smell, you can’t separate a person from his beliefs. This Evangelical’s beliefs stink like a factory farm on a warm July day. Try as he might to spray perfume on his beliefs, they still stink.

8 Comments

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    John Arthur

    Hi Bruce,

    There seems to be a crusade against same-sex marriage in many Evangelical churches. It lies hidden underneath, but when legislation is being prepared to approve of same-sex marriage, the masks of niceness drop off and we see them for who they really are and what they really believe.

    Shalom,

    John Arthur

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    Monty

    What I can’t understand is, why is the emphasis by these evangelicals on homosexuality, gay marriage, etc? Correct me if I’m wrong but Jesus spoke very little, if at all about these subjects but ALOT about loving your neighbor, feeding the hungry, etc. If they’re so gung-ho about the bible and what it says, then why don’t they rally around these subjects more?
    I know the answer (fear combined with hatred), both of which goes against having faith in god. Shit, it’s no wonder why I’m so glad I walked away!!!!

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      Monty

      So that churches could stay in business!
      Seriously, these fundies don’t want “sin” eradicated. If there was no more “sin” to preach on, they would be out of a job. Aye, what a viscous cycle…. And one I’m grateful to be off of.

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        Angiep

        Monty: EX-ACT-LY!!! “If there was no more “sin” to preach on, they would be out of a job.”
        If homosexuality were eradicated, they would HAVE to find something else to be against. It’s how they set themselves apart from the “world.”

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    Becky Wiren

    Okay, here’s where I’m pissed off. I’m old enough to remember the American marriage going through a dramatic change, when divorce rates skyrocketed. Now, there was some preaching about it. But lo and behold! Gay people start intruding in our thoughts, going and getting sick with AIDS. (Of course, it spread to heterosexuals and children too.) That started the demonization of gay people. And then those gays want rights…like to marry! BOY, then preachers really got something to scare everyone about. “Those gays want to marry…how wrong! Ruining marriage!” Brother, marriage is ALREADY ruined…by heterosexuals. I’m SICK of this hypocrisy.

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    Suzanne

    Reposted this at NLQ and one of the commenters is claiming that this person you quoted that hates gay marriage has had a pile of divorces. Interesting. I guess marriage is sacred to them until it gets hard.

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