B. Have taken their cue for their treatment of gays and lesbians from crackpots such as Jerry Falwell who make no bones about shunning, mistreating or otherwise assaulting someone for being gay.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
Umm, how do you know this?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I live in the Jerry bubble, and I know him personally.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š This is categorically false.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The man is not squeamish in the least about calling homosexuality a sin, but then he isn't squeamish about calling adultery a sin. Period.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š How is that mistreatment?
I for one am sick of walking around on eggshells near gay people because if you say *anything* you are bashing or mistreating them.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
What I can't figure out is why protestant ministries are on the ball in ministering to the gay community, even if some fall short, and Orthodox don't seem to have anything available.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Sexual sin, or sexual brokenness (of spirit) of ANY kind is an area where the Church should be reaching folks.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š It doesn't matter if it's a porn addiction for a hetero man, the resulting devastation for the wife, sexual molestation as a child, or a past that has led to homosexual issues.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Whatever the root, the cause, where is the church?
As far as being sick of the agenda of the gay community, yeah...I can honestly say I am.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š My dd's gay uncle uses the whole "it's all Jerry's fault" for every single thing that happens in his life.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The same guy molested my dd before he "came out", so it just is so much an issue of brokenness for my mind.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Doesn't mean it's limited to the gay community in any way, everyone's got some mess in their lives.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š It's just NOT what God had for any of us to be gay, and if Jerry Falwell says that bluntly-too bad.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I don't agree with his doctrine on a lot of things, but the guy is not chicken about saying what is wrong in an era where most are afraid to stand up for what is right.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š That isn't bashing, it's just the blunt truth.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Christians SHOULD be ministering to others, gay or straight.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š But they shouldn't have to sugar coat the truth either.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Would a gay man support a sugar coated white-washed admonition against a baby rapist, or a man that likes to abduct small boys for his sexual pleasure?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Sin is sin, wrong is still wrong.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
I cannot stand it when anyone, hetero or homo, wears their sexuality on their sleeve.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š It seems that many in the gay community do exactly that, and they happen to be in positions to push their agenda.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Enough already.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Keep your sexuality to yourself, no matter who you have it with.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š If you are going to go against scriptural laws and requirements, accept that it's against scriptural laws and requirements.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š don't bash those that say it's against God's laws, and don't expect the entire world to cater their belief's to yours. Don't parade down the streets of America with your naked partner. Gay people seem to demand that everyone accept their behavior as "normal" when it just isn't, and it does make good people uncomfortable.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Because it's just not right.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Does that mean I support gay bashing?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š NoÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Do I think it's okay to mistreat or shun gay folks?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š NoÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š But does the gay community have to project their beliefs onto my children?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š No, they have no right whatsoever.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I can't stand how the gay community elevates themselves above the rest of us, and then demands we accept their behavior as normal.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Dude, it's just sex with the same gender.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š There seems to be no perspective.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
Sexual behavior was created by God to work in one parameter, anything outside of that is wrong.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š period.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
I dont' mean to sound harsh at all, I just expect educated men and women who call themselves Christian to stand on truth-not emotion or politically correct pop psychology.