False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie really outdid himself today in Questioning The Roles of Religion and Talk Radio in Promoting Hate Crimes. He questioned the roles, all right, but offered no proof of anything. He called assaults against gays a crime (true enough) but forgot that pesky part about homosexual behavior being a sin.
- 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
- 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
- 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
- 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.
Soon the question of marriage equality will return to the ballot box in Oregon as Basic Rights Oregon prepares to launch a statewide initiative campaign to overturn the constitutional ban on same sex marriages. This time conservative opponents of equality will be met with a coalition that includes progressive and moderate clergy — myself included — who believe and preach that God created humanity with a richness of diversity that only serves to better us as a people.
Chuck blasphemes and says God made people want to violate his plan for sexuality.
In the midst of these public campaigns, let us pray for an end to violence and for civility in our debates.
More hypocrisy. While calling his ideological opponents haters and the cause of violence against gays, he asks for civility. Uh huh.
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“…moderate clergy – myself included – who believe and preach that God created humanity with a richness of diversity that only serves to better us as a people.”
Wow! Scanning this blog, which I still seem to forget you have, I could not help but notice the above gem. It stood out as I have read a similar steaming pile from a mutual acquaintance at another blog. This distinction between living as God created us, rather than living to become the what He created us to be is lost on these people. More accurately, the distinction is erased by these people. Who could not justify their behavior with this crap about “diversity” or “living as God created me”? It’s the same as the immature attitude of “that’s just the way I am”, also expressed as “you gotta love me as I am”. We are to be holy because He is holy. As we are all born into sin, are imperfect in our human nature, being holy requires something other than “living as God created us”, which is homosexual-speak for “I’m not gonna change for anyone, God included, and you’d all better get used to it.” It requires transcending our natural selves, with His help, to become what we were created to become. Not what we were created as.
In a related case, a UCC church in Bensenville, IL, has one of those cheesy signs where you can post different messages for passersby on the road. It says, “God loves you as you are” or words to that effect. That’s not true. He loves us despite who we are, or rather, what we are. This fact is irrelevant to our salvation.
Yep. Chuck’s “logic” means that gay-bashers were also “born that way.” He supports the “In your face, God!” brand of “worship.” Sorry for all the scare quotes, but it is required on this topic.
I need to blog about cheesy signs like that. Our last church (which we left for reasons like this) had a billboard and a weekly sermon theme that “God loves you unconditionally.” Guess what your average pagan will interpret that, with plenty of help from Satan? “Yes, God loves you unconditionally, just as you are, so no need for any change or for repenting and believing! And you definitely don’t need Jesus!”
Now that you mention it, that may have been how the sign to which I referred read. Same sentiment in any case. Hopefully, that St. John UCC has the same low attendance as the St. John UCC I attend, but now less often, in another town.