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The Real "Anti-Gay" Message

With the recent "Duck Dynasty" flap, the anti-Christian bigotry of the main stream media was on full display once again. All it took was a successful businessman answering a question with an honest answer. Regarding the question of what sin is, Phil Robertson gave a biblical answer, quoting from 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Those verses mention a number of sins but the only one that hit a raw nerve was the one regarding homosexuality. For that he was branded a "homophobe" and "anti-gay" and, of course, all Bible-believing Christians were tarred with the same brush.

 The part of the message they chose to ignore was when Mr. Robertson mentioned that Jesus is the simple solution to this and every other spiritual problem. That's exactly what verse 11 from 1 Corinthians 6 states: "And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

Phil wasn't condemning anyone as so many left-wing commentators and "news" people claimed he was. They just chose to ignore the full message as they were in full-blown "defend homosexuality" mode. They weren't interested in facts because they were too busy being offended. Several sodomite groups also weighed in and claimed to know what "real" Christians are supposed to believe about sodomy. Unfortunately, these "gay Christians" proved once again they're not "gay" but angry and bitter and they're clear;y not "Christians" as they reject the Word of God, both living and written.
Thankfully, the Robertson family didn't back down but stayed true to the Word of God and millions of Americans came to their defense. This, in spite of the all-out effort of the media to attempt to denigrate and marginalize those of us who believe what God has said. In doing so, they proved how true the Word of God is.
In John 3:18-20 Jesus said:
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." (John 3:18-20)
Surprise. God states that men and women love their sins and hate the "light." Jesus also said that because the world hates Him it's going to also hate those who follow Him (John 15:18-25). The world persecuted Jesus and it's going to persecute those who stand for and live righteously (2 Timothy 3:12). So it's important for us to settle this in our hearts  once and for all: if you live for Christ the world WILL hate you. But it's good to know that up front.
Because of that knowledge, you don't have to worry about "offending" someone. Mark it down that the vast majority of people are going to be offended for the reason given in John 3:18-20. Knowing this, we can just be obedient to God and tell others the Truth (John 14:6) and trust the Holy Spirit to do what only He can do anyway.
That brings me to the point of this message: we can show our love for sinners and thereby show our love for God by telling everyone the Truth of God's Word. We don't know which sinner is going to respond so tell everyone. We don't know which homosexual is going to respond to God's love, but God does. So we tell everyone, hoping that someone will hear His voice and respond as He desires (Romans 10:14).
The only "anti-gay" message we can be responsible for is when we choose NOT to tell a homosexual the Truth because we're afraid of offending them. We need to love people enough to tell them the Truth even if it means being persecuted for doing so.
Finally, I heard a number of people stating that Christians are "obsessed with homosexuality" which is a bit of left-wing projection. Still, homosexuality does seem to be one of the most talked about sins. But that's not the fault of Christians, it's the fault of the proud sinners themselves. After all, the verses from 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 lists a number of sins which Phil Robertson mentioned. But the only sin people got offended over was homosexuality. Why? Because that's the "politically correct" sin and it's easy to prove that it's the favored sin of the left.
Have you ever heard of an "Adulterers Pride" parade? How about a "Murderers Pride" parade? "Liars Pride" parade? Or even a "Fornicators Pride" parade? In fact, the only sin that's regularly "celebrated" and glorified is sodomy.
But lets love these people enough to tell them the Truth, even if it means bringing the wrath of the "loving, tolerant" world down upon us.
It's what Jesus did.

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