DISCUSSION WITH COLLEGE FRIENDS OVER THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS AND THE ISSUE OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
Dear Randy and Bob:
I think that Bob meant to say faith cannot be contested – religion is the manifestation of that faith. Most people do not question that authenticity of Jesus’ remarks about the importance of the two commandments listed in my post.
My point was if you do follow Jesus Christ, then you should adhere to his actual words that one must love and trust in God with all your being and only then love your neighbor as yourself. This is not up for discussion if you are a Christian. My concern is when a lapse Christian decides on his own to deny Jesus as the Messiah. This is a life changing comment.
Randy, as I’m sure you are aware, Evangelical Christians do not hate homosexuals, they hate the sin of homosexuality. God also created Jerry Sandusky but we do not have to approve of his behavior.
I think the two of you need to take a deep breath and own your convictions that you approve of homosexuality and would have no problem whatsoever if your children became a homosexual. From my position it is okay to disapprove of homosexuality on earthly moral grounds and also to disapprove of the sin of homosexual behavior if you have a Christian fundamentalist reading of the bible. It’s called free speech.
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