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    2011 - 09.09

    There’s a number of reasons I write this, and one of them is to put a real-world face on what it looks like to be a middle aged gay guy. Another is to let parents who are about my age and just learning their kid is gay that their kid can have a really great life.

    Another is to counteract all the caricatures my brothers publicly portray, and the media jumps on.

    You know the ones: 300 pound guys in Dolly Parton wigs; muscle guys in leather; dancing queens and so forth  These guys are all real, but they don’t represent every one of us.

    Not even close.

    Lately, Christianity is taking a bashing. A group of extremists seem to have high-jacked the faith and are sending the message that to be a Christian means to be a mouth-foaming zealot. Being a Christian means standing with a clipboard with a list of sins with little boxes by them that they tsk-tsk and check off as they observe the world around them.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has actually named a few Christian organizations as hate groups. A group like the SPLC who exists fighting for tolerance and acceptance would not designate anyone a hate group if there wasn’t some pretty bad stuff going on.

    My question: why are the normal Christians letting this happen? Does anyone besides guys like me call them up and tell them to knock it off?

    A fellow blogger made the remark that people only get worked up about stuff that’s really personal to them. I think she’s right.

    Why are normal Christians standing for this? Isn’t their faith really all that important?

    Today’s Gay Agenda: Get ready for the backlash.

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    7 Responses to “Thai breaker”

    1. Barb says:

      I agree with you, but the same argument has actually been used by those same radical hate groups hiding behind a decent faith to justify their crusade against all Muslims.

      “If they aren’t all terrorists, where’s the outrage???”

      It’s there. It’s not a public shout-down or even an event the media deems worthy to cover, but as they go about quietly living their faith in its true form, they lead by example. It’s just too bad those who hate don’t WANT to see it. :(

    2. Erika says:

      I completely agree. I am a Christian, and try to speak out as much as i can. Too many have forgotten to love. I wish those of us that support gay marriage would speak out just as much as the others.

    3. opinionated says:

      You claim to be both a Christian and in support of this group. You simply can’t have it both ways. I know of no Christian faiths that would support this. And certainly the one who spawned this article doesn’t have any appreciation for Christians and does not welcome them on the planet. You obviously need to swallow and pick.

      • Erika says:

        …And i would be in that group Mac refers to. I was taught to love, not to judge. i was taught one sin is not greater than the other (though I do not believe homosexuality is a sin), yet so many seem content to spend so much time and energy on this “sin”. We have (or are supposed to have) a separation of church and state in this country. Churches can refuse to marry anyone, that is their right, but our government does not have the right to tell two consenting adults they can’t.

    4. Mac says:

      Opie, there are 4.5 million members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who would beg to differ.

    5. roy says:

      Mac, there is only ONE GOD who says you and 4.5 million ELCA members are wrong, and His word is the only thing that matters.