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Ask the Pastor #67

Is it wrong to be Homophobic?

In my last article I dealt with the issue of Homosexuality, showing how it is condemned in the Bible. Part of the media brain washing is to take a moral position, supported by the Bible, and make it socially unacceptable with the use of terminology. In some cases, new terms are developed and other cases known terms are redefined. In this case, a new term has been developed which is homophobic or homophobia which is defined as “an aversion or hostility to, disdain for, or fear of gay sexual orientation or gay people.”. Generally, the response of the general public is that cannot be a good thing, therefore I do not want to be a homophobic. Very well, we certainly do not want to be known as those who have an aversion, hostility or disdain for people. The problem and the consequent social engineering, comes in when we make a stand for the moral position that opposes homosexuality, that is labeled as homophobic and therefore is understood as being a bad thing. The result is that it is no longer possible to have this moral position or the freedom to speak that which is contrary to the opinion of those who are very much in the minority (5.9%). Not only is there a loss of the freedoms of having a moral position (religion) and of speech, but we now have rule by the minority rather than rule by the majority, which is most common in a democracy. We know that our Lord Jesus loved sinners but He hated the sin, He told a woman caught in adultery to go and sin no more (John 8:11). We follow that example by maintaining our moral, biblical position while offering forgiveness of sins and a changed life through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. In this manner we can both hate the sin and love the sinner.

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