I have finally been deemed a Nazi and hate monger because I said that I think homosexuality is wrong. Now when I made the comment, it was part of a “Christian” discussion and the argument was that there is no way God could think homosexuality is wrong when there is love. I am not going to go into a secular discussion over the topic and bring my religious beliefs into the fray. That is the wrong place and wrong audience. John Shore’s group only likes those who think like they do. Liberal Christian fundamentalist I suppose.
So, I said that I feel like the Bible is clear on the topic and that if Christians are wanting to dismiss that portion of it, why not chunk it all? So the response was that I was a Nazi, in line with the Aryan Brotherhood and that I was responding to people out of hate and anger. I don’t hate people for being gay. That is such a ridiculous reason to hate someone. I think there is a better way, but since I reject the way they live, I must hate them. I cant change that perception.
I did point out how these Christians were hypocrites for calling me names and belittling me when I express my views. They chose to respond out of hate and anger which, is odd when you are accusing someone else of those acts as if they were wrong.
The naming calling aside, there are two arguments that keep coming up. How can God love people and still send them to hell and Jesus said to love your neighbors so that means tolerance.
I can understand questioning why God would send someone to hell. The perception is that a person is living their life and God is just watching for them to get the epiphany that He exists and then they are rescued. If they are unable to see that God exists, He will punish them and send them to hell. Not a very loving God is it? That argument is used though so people will begin thinking how unfair that is and if God is fair, then the view that people who do not know God are sent to hell is perceived to be false. People are led to form a false conclusion based on erroneous thinking. Your view of God is wrong because you project a God that is not loving is what I am told. Why does your rejection of a god who has a standard of living mean that my God is not loving?
You have a standard of living and a view on how people should conduct their life. True, you probably don’t care about who I am sleeping with, but you form an opinion if it is right or not if I steal or hurt someone. You form a judgment if I cheat on my wife or hurt a child. If I decide to beat a homeless person and kill him/her, then you will most likely decide that my actions are wrong. We all have some version of a standard that we hold ourselves to and expect others to live by. While you might not consider my sexual activities to be included in your standard, you do if they affect someone else. If I decided to rape a person, then that is probably wrong to you. If I were to transmit sexual diseases to people unknowingly, then you might see that as wrong. If I were to have sex with a child, even if that child gave consent, you might see that as wrong. So chances are, some parts of my sexuality are included in your standard of living based on what you have determined to be acceptable and relatively normal. But God is wrong to have a perspective on your sexuality?
I still do not understand where tolerance of a person’s activity became a requirement with loving that person. You would not stop loving your child if they killed someone would you? You would not stop loving your child if they stole would you? You would not stop loving your child if they slapped you or talked back to you would you? But Jesus must be accepting of who you want to sleep with, right?