“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? ... You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." Matthew 7:3-5
Let me first start with a sin is a sin no matter how big. I have become singularly obsessed with this statement. So let me explain. Some Christians would stand behind an idoligy that dictates that gays and lesbians are going to Hell, and the sins they commit are some of the nastiest there are. So I'll argue from you side of sin for a moment. Are you here to tell me that the church going husband who is addicted to porn and having affairs with other woman is less of a sinner then the lesbian in a commited relationship? You probably stopped your train of thought for a moment at the mere idea that a mere thought of a man going to church could possibly do that to his wife, I don't have first hand experience but I know it's out there. We'll move on step further. Do you condemn the meth addict who steals from his family and friends to supply his drug habit, in the mean time ignoring govermental law which God states is His law (see Romans 13:2-5); so do you view that as a sinner or a man fallen. No maybe you are taking my words to confuse them into me saying that I think gays and lesbians or any sinner is a man fallen and needs to repent. Do NOT misunderstand my intention. My intention is to say that I am NOT Jesus Christ. I am NOT the judge. I am a mere Christian trying to feel my way through what God has planted in my heart.
"We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother." 1 John 4:19-21
If I haven't made my point yet, I won't continue to beat you over the head with it. Just reread and google "What does the bible say about loving others". See what you find.
I have a very hard time saying openly that I'm a Christian. Why you might ask? Do I hate the light of God? Am I ashamed of God? Hell no. I'm ashamed of the people that call themselves Christians and stand behind such hatred and shame. Have you no idea that Jesus Christ laid down His life on a cross as the ULTIMATE sacrifice not just for you and your saved/confirmed soul but for all. Every person that goes to Heaven's gates and says Lord of course I adore you, enters. Our God is selfish and wants us all to Himself, what an amazing thing that we are to be so wanted and yet YOU use His name for your prejudices and hatred. Shame on you for making Christians look like hateful, violent, close-minded fools. God did not sit with the just and righteous, He set with everyone and shamed those who thought themselves better then the average man. Shame on you who don't help the less fortunate, shame on you for not praying for them. You sit in your warm houses and draw a tear for the less fortunate. We are a first world country, we are blessed to have toilet paper something most of us take for granted as a necessity but can you imagine a day when you rubbed raw for grime that you could not clean. Think for a moment who one bathroom visit might go without toilet paper and open your mind up to having none.
As Christians we are called to cloth the naked, feed the hungry and pray for those who need it. I've been broke for the last 9 months of my life, I haven't been able to spare much. But I spend 10 minutes and sign up for samples for websites and companies and donate those "freebies" to woman's shelters, churches and humane societies. You don't have to have money, donate unwanted clothing and instead of funding a company, spend 5 minutes and call your local woman's shelter. Have your children clean out their toy bin and purge your life to give to others. You don't need much.
What this world really needs is opened eyes. Do you not see that prejudices only cause hatred. We all know the Yoda quote, "“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”" but have you really stopped to read it? Fear of the unknown and what the national news broadcasts can be scary. If I listened to the news I'd think everyone in the middle east is out to kill themselves, others and all of them must hate the USA, WRONG! If I listened to the news, I'd know that only strangers take children. FACT: most children are abused and kidnapped by people they know, but that doesn't make national news. Re evaluate what you believe in on a regular basis. When was the last time you looked at someone and judged them. You don't know their story, you don't know what they've been through. When I stand outside Planned Parenthood and hope for a life to be saved, do I assume that everything that goes on in there is a sin in my mind. Nope. I know some girls are there getting contraceptives to prevent abortion. Does this mean I like the company, nope! But I know my views and I'm open to other ideas because I'm not RIGHT! I'm Human and I'm flawed, so next time you assume to be the all - knowing, look in the mirror, pssst you're NOT God.