Funny how many people in my church are divorced and remarried, and funny how they support “biblical marriage.” We even have a prominent member in our church that was married, divorced, started a relationship with a married woman, she divorced, they lived together, and then they got married. I guess to be fair neither were Christians prior to this relationship. But why does their marriage get sanctified and two men can’t be?
But yeah, let’s judge they gays.
One thing that really bugs me about the concept of “biblical marriage”, is God’s hatred of homosexuality. Two (wo)men who love each other, are attracted to the same sex under no control of themselves, decide to express the natural instincts not just sexually but romantically…and they deserved to be killed. Stoned death. People picking up rocks and throwing them at their heads until the gays die from blunt force trauma.
Clearly God is love.
Many Christians will say:
But that’s Old Testament law. We don’t follow the law of Moses in it’s cultural intricacies. Just like we don’t abstain from pork or shell fish…that was then. We live under Christ now!
But can I ask you a question?
- Who gave Moses the Law?
- Wasn’t it God?
- Just like the 10 Commandments, isn’t the law against homosexuality from God’s own lips?
- And what is the punishment for breaking this law?
Death by rocks thrown at you!
- Who’s idea was it to punish homosexuality this way?
I’m beginning to think that the Westboro Baptist Church Folks are right:
I mean seriously. If a person cannot control which gender they’re are attracted to, but yet they decide to act on that attraction they deserve to be brutally murdered for it?
Yet God loves them? WTF?!
I know most modern American Evangelicals would never condone killing someone just because they are gay, but that was exactly what God himself commanded in the Old Testament. And quite honestly it doesn’t look much better in the New Testament.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
Just to recap: Men inflamed with lust for one another will
“receive in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
“God’s righteous decree…those who so such things deserve death”
Some will point out:
But God also condemns adultery as punishable by death. So your previous example of the divorced man, he too would have suffered the same fate.
I guess you’re kind of right. Moses would have had him killed as well…in theory. BUT THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE! The man mentioned earlier broke his vow before God and cause another woman to do the same. Then proceeded to live in sin, a flagrant disrespect of God’s holiness. Yet the church has no problem accepting him? We say things like:
Well that was in the past…Christ has redeemed him and forgiven him.
But the gay man has no chance of redemption. Never will he be allowed to love once, and if he does, is there any hope for him in the scriptures?
But the divorced adulterer, he is free to find love and no one will judge him.
Clearly, God is love.
Sorry for the rant.