In light of Christian musician Trey Pearson (of Everyday Sunday) coming out as gay … I have no fluffy words. I knew I shouldn’t have read the comments section on various Facebook posts. KNEW I was opening myself up to anger and frustration.
I’m going to share all this once. Just once.
I’ve never attended seminary or even a single Biblical Studies class. I was raised “in the world” and have been attending church at 12 Stone for 4 years (which I have dubbed “the church for people who don’t do church”). The opinions expressed in this post are my own and have nothing to do with my church, small groups, friends etc.. I’m not a religious expert. I’m a woman who loves Jesus and has invested time into growing in faith. I don’t Bible thump. I don’t judge. I can quote like two verses. But these things don’t make me any less of a Christian.
Just like being gay doesn’t make someone less of a Christian.
Many comments on Facebook posts about this topic said things like…
“You can’t be gay and a Christian.”
“The Bible is very clear about being gay. This is living in eternal sin. You will go to HELL.”
There were passive aggressive comments from Christians.
Downright hateful comments from … Christians.
There were so freaking many comments from Christians that just made my blood boil. I can look at the comments from Athiests and let their lack of empathy and understanding roll off my back with no issues at all. But reading fellow Christians sit on their high horse all self-righteous and disgusted absolutely infuriates me.
If you’re one of them… how dare you.
I’m not going to quote the ‘he who is without sin cast the first stone’ blah blah spiel, because anyone who’s actually READ their Bible and study it/attended church for any amount of time knows this verse is not appropriate in that context.
Do you know what’s more hypocritical than being a gay Christian?
Being a Christian filled with disgust for another Christ follower you’ve never even met.
Being a Christian that has no qualms accepting someone who’s divorced, but turns their high and mighty nose up at a homosexual.
Being a Christian that lovingly wraps their arms around an addict, but shuns a lesbian.
Being a Christian that hates. What is the # 1 law, again??
There are SO many sins that are casually accepted by many. So why is there so much hatred for homosexuals? Do you know what happens when we pick up our pitchforks and get our panties all in a bunch with gays? We are hammering a giant wedge between that person and Christ.
When talking about anyone’s sin, it is important to … wait for it … not be a prick.
You don’t know that person. You don’t know what they’re dealing with. Would you have a little tantrum and tell someone they’re going to hell if they told you they were freeloading off their neighbor’s Wifi? What if they said they absolutely loathe their Yard Nazi neighbor? Or what if they don’t keep the Sabbath? No pitchforks for those? Or did Jesus dissolve all the old laws except homosexuality? Then why are so many Christians hell bent on making an example of homosexuals? It seems as though the 10 Commandments has been rewritten. Thou shalt not be homosexual ranks somewhere around number 3 or 4 in the Modern Christian Ten Commandments, coming in far above that whole love thing Jesus talked about. Christians find it in their hearts to forgive murderers… but being gay is unforgivable.
I think I’m done here.
Being a gay Christian isn’t hypocrisy.
Being a gay-condemning Christian is.