Friday, July 21, 2006

BornDifferent.org

I've truely loved this campaign from the Gill Foundation. They specifically targetted Colorado Springs, if for nothing else that to get the town talking. http://www.borndifferent.org

This of course has gotten Focus on the Family completely up in arms. They are spending tons of money to fight the campaign. Here is my letter to the newspaper that I hope is published:

Might a Christian explain to me how being gay and in a committed relationship and then receive the same rights as other committed couples will be the downfall of civilization? How is it that folks who pray to statues, clearly a violation of the Bible, don't receive the ridicule and judgement that you extend to folks who love one another? For those that have turned their backs on God...those folks can marry if it is a man and a woman. For those that worship Satan, are wickens, atheists, agnostics, buddhists, etc., those committed relationships are ok in your judgement?

How can you claim to love the sinner but hate the sin, then readily admit we are all sinners, yet discriminate against folks that simply don't believe something you believe? Do you understand what "love" means in "love the sinner"? Please allow me to use the Bible to explain it to you.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4

Our calling as believers is to share the good news to non-believers, to love God, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Was there a footnote to that scripture that allows us to ignore this love for certain folks...even though they are our neighbors? Did God specifically mean that we are to NOT love the gays, aetheists, pagans, wickens, Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics or any other Christian denomination that isn't our own?

Until you learn to love your neighbor as yourself, everything else you express to non-believers is man-made legalism. When you truely start to love the sinner, perhaps your faith will move mountains. Until then, you are luke warm.

2 comments:

Chico said...

OH, I don't hate you because you were "born different". I couldn't care less. I hate you because YOU DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO ME ANYMORE!
What do I have to do? Lie covered in a multitude of extremely bright paint splotches on your front lawn? I know how attracted you are to bright colors. But, then I'd just blend in with the flowers.
I'm so making a voodoo doll named Jim.
You cannot ignore me forever.

However, that's a good letter to the editor you've composed there! Bueno!

Jim Harper said...

Woot! My very own stalker...I love it!