Let me be clear - homosexuality is a sin much like any other sin, which can include everything from universally-accepted-to-be-horrible examples like murder to universally-accepted-to-be-benign-things like lying and hate and lust.
If we read our Bibles we would know that Jesus doesn't distinguish one sin from another as being "worse than..." or "not as bad as..." From God's perspective, sin is sin, no matter which way you look at it and sin can be those things that are public (words and actions) as well as those things that are hidden (thoughts and feelings).
Furthermore, we are to love and embrace the sinner helping them to see the error in their ways and hate the sin. At the same time, this doesn't mean we also turn a blind eye to sin for the sake of peace and conflict avoidance.
For instance, when I've struggled with certain sins in the past I thank God that He has given me a loving wife who could not only call me out when she knew I was wrong, but who could also love me and encourage me because she knew that there was a whole new man underneath the burden and influence of those sins.
I would add that the whole debate surrounding homosexuality and gay marriage is one that is only going to get worse. I know that doesn't seem possible, but the politics involved and the party of depravity will see to it.
For instance, I saw this piece from a few weeks back on the Family Research Council's site from before the party conventions. However, I thought it was relevant as it shows the current state of our nation and it's political system.
"Up to 370 homosexual, bisexual, and transgender delegates will reportedly take part in the Democratic National Convention, which is 6% of the total delegates - a proportion roughly 3 times higher than in the general American population.
Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, a possible running mate for Barack Obama, will be among the prominent speakers at a conference of homosexual activists that has already convened in Denver. But the Denver Post reports that one activist remains 'disappointed' that Democrats can't 'be honest about what we truly feel is equal.'
Research by FRC Action into Obama's statements on same-sex 'marriage,' reported today in an op-ed by Peter Sprigg on our website, confirms that although presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama claims to oppose same-sex 'marriage,' what he 'truly feels' is support for radically re-defining marriage.
Obama supports granting 100% of the legal rights and benefits of marriage to homosexual couples; opposes virtually any legal means available of defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman (calling marriage amendments 'divisive and discriminatory'); 'respects' courts that unilaterally overturn the democratically determined definition of marriage; compares legalizing same-sex 'marriage' with legalizing interracial marriage; and 'congratulates' homosexual couples who have entered into legally-recognized civil marriages. This is the definition of a supporter, not an opponent, of same-sex 'marriage.'"
Personally, I'll never understand how anyone who proposes to be a God-fearing, Bible-believing Christian can support a party or a presidential candidate that stands for and promotes such things as abortion and homosexuality.
Look we're all sinners in need of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. I am humbled daily by the thought that God could love a sinner like me who is constantly caught in the middle of a spiritual battle between my flesh and my spirit.
The difference between me and the types of Christians who are ok with these Democratic platforms is that I actually acknowledge sin for what it is, call it by it's name, acknowledge the state I'm in, and am trying to do something about it by asking God to deliver me from it. These other types of people would rather ignore that sin even exists (or if they do acknowledge the existence of sin they pick-and-choose the things they label as such), can't admit that they need forgiveness and deliverance, and leave God out of the entire discussion.
If Obama is a Christian like he claims to be then there's no position he can take that would allow him to openly (and personally) support abortion and gay marriage. Being a Christian and supporting one of these two causes (or both) is mutually exclusive.
Just another case of the donkey thinking he can kick the Lion repeatedly and get away with it.
Obama Backs Same-Sex 'Marriage' by Peter Sprigg
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