As I start this post, let me state clearly I am NOT a supporter of the “ex-gay” ministry stuff. Not, not, not. So the disclosure on this article is that the author of the book profiled appears to be from the “ex-gay” crowd. So if you can get past that…
Loving Homosexuals as Jesus Would – TownHall.com
I thought the article was very interesting. Is the “political Christian” movement realizing that, at long last, gays are not going anywhere and there are too many to convert back now?
Should loving them be contingent upon them renouncing their homosexuality? Nope.
“Often LGBT people refuse to accept our message simply because they perceive an ulterior motive on our part. They know that, often, Christians who show them love are doing it only so we can eventually talk them into “going straight.” So we must show love to homosexuals regardless of whether they want to change. Real love does not demand anything in return.”
Unconditional love — now there’s a novel idea. When a call to unconditional love can be legitimately described as a fresh Christian approach, something has gone very wrong.
Should we then not ask ourselves if we should treat anti-gay Christian activists as Jesus Would?
And, perhaps should the real question for the gay community be “shouldn’t gay landlords want to rent to Christian evangelicals?” — the reverse of the question Ryan Zempel poses at the beginning of his column.
Just doing what I can to bring you the stories you won’t see other places…. and let you talk amongst yourselves….