I don't usually get into political views or anything that will cause an outrage. However, perhaps it is time for me to voice my own thoughts in the hope of giving those Christians who are facing the decision to compromise or to fight the strength they need to continue. I don't want my blog to become a source of hate and bigotry. Jesus loves people, and so do I. I am concerned for others, and I accept others for who they are.
This is my take on these issues. If it offends you, then my salt is rubbing into a wound that needs to be healed. Pray that the Lord will open your eyes and allow you to see why my words have offended you. If it doesn't offend you, good. My salt has not lost its flavor. Praise the Lord that He is good!
The world is more accepting of sinful behaviors (not just homosexuality but also adultery and lying, etc) than it used to be even ten years ago! The church is also more accepting of sin as well. And more and more Christians are called intolerant because of our stand against sin. The Bible says to flee from sin, not embrace it. We are called to be the light in the world, not add to the darkness. People are going to HELL, and we are expected to whitewash their sin and ignore it rather than confronting it and praying that they will turn away before it is too late. If we as a church compromise our stand on sin (no matter what it is), how are we shining our light and showing others the way to the Truth, who is Jesus Christ? The Bible also says NOT to have anything to do with the sinful BROTHER/SISTER. It is the unrepentant CHRISTIAN (who says self has a personal relationship with Christ) that we are to deal with, not the unrepentant non-Christian. We are called to judge those INSIDE the church, not outside. The homosexual should be accepted into the Christian community, but, very lovingly and firmly, told that choosing that lifestyle is sin. The same is true for those unfaithful in their marriage, for those who lie, for those who steal, etc (put in another sin). IF he/she is not repentant, then follow the Bible's instructions in how to deal with them. What the Bible says (Paul's letters) depends on whether the person claims to be a Christian or not.
And, another thing. . . The Bible says that good will be called evil, and evil will be called good. This is just one sign of the many signs that Jesus is about to return. Even though I am saddened by the state of sin in the world, I am not surprised. Each sign fulfilled brings us closer to Jesus' promised return.