Wether or not being gay is a sin is completely irrelevant! We could debate all day whether or not being gay is a sin. Whether or not it is a sin does not justify why many Christians treat those who identify as LGBT like they are evil-doers deserving of Hell! Many Christians are hypocritically treating these folks in very unloving ways: from fighting against gay marriage to banning LGBT folks from taking leadership positions within their church or even firing them from a job they are Divinely called to do! Before you begin to formulate your debate to justify these actions: read on and consider what I am about to say.
Everybody sins. Everyone. We have preachers preaching and people marrying everyday who are active sinners but do we actively take away their rights or keep them from their Divine calling or even give them a second thought? No!
For the record, I don’t believe (Biblically speaking) that being LGBT is a sin… but, I DO believe there are many other behavioral sins that many Christians are guilty of every single day.
For example: being a glutton is a sin. Admittedly, I am guilty of it. Yet, I was able to marry in a church, by MY pastor! I teach Sunday School and am part of a leadership group within my church! No one seems to care one bit about the fact I carry extra weight or buy too many pairs of shoes. Even with this proof of my transgressions I am accepted as I am and valued for my heart, faith and belief in our One Loving Living God!
I wonder what life might be like if we started judging ALL behavioral sins in the same way? All overweight pastors would be forced to get a medical release to prove they are not overweight due to gluttony! They would be forced to live on a glutton-free diet or risk being defrocked!
Insane thought isn’t it? Yet we do something similar when we believe being LGBT is a sin and we criticize, judge and withhold equal rights from those we are called to love because of that belief.
Question is: why do we in the Christian Faith treat the “sin” of living/being gay so much differently than other behavioral sins?
Answer this and perhaps I can understand how those who believe being gay is a sin justify treating these LGBT accused “sinners” differently than other sinners… and different from ourselves.
❤️Ann ‘Not Just A Blonde’
James 2:10 (ESV)
For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
James 4:11-12 (GNT)Do not criticize one another, my friends. If you criticize or judge another Christian, you criticize and judge the Law. If you judge the Law, then you are no longer one who obeys the Law, but one who judges it. God is the only lawgiver and judge. He alone can save and destroy. Who do you think you are, to judge someone else?
Romans 14:10-14 (NIV)
You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written:
“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’”
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.