The media and politicians are working overtime to remove the stigma, the taboo of homosexuality. Let’s face it, either someone in our family is going to be gay, or we are going to know someone close to us who is actually gay. This is the changing world we are living in. Once anti-gay and conservative politicians are finding this out. Even leading conservative politicians are singing a different tune.
This is our changing world. The avalanche is coming (some would say that it is already here).
And yes, we know of denominations and churches who have already caved in–thus making Rob Bell’s recent sentiments not wholly unexpected.
Same-sex is here to stay. Let’s face it.
Now the church, the body of redeemed believers who march to a different drummer, must continue to respond.
But not like the Westboro Baptist Church (see here).
We cannot afford to be angry and anti-, marching the streets with signs and the like. No, there is indeed a better way.
It’s the Jesus way. Yes, we condemn the same of homosexuality, even if our love ones are thus, but we need to love them. Not be quick to condemn the person, but to love them.
In other words, let’s fight same-sex marriage, homosexuality and the like, with the love of Christ, for I know of no other winning way for the people of God. Do you?