A few weeks ago a commentator made a statement that’s given me pause to reflect on a point of view I’ve held for quite a long time.
He made a statement to the effect of “I’ve been going to church for years and I’ve never heard anyone say anything derrogatory about gays or minorities.”
My first thought was to reply something like “it sounds like you’ve found a good church” but then I got to thinking . . . .
Maybe organized religion is getting a bad rap because some people are using their ‘religion’ as an excuse to say and do less than Christ-like things to those they see as less than them.
When challenged on their statements, they drag out certain Bible verses and various church doctrine that instructs them to say and do these unkind things to others as justification for their behavior. When pushed further, they throw up their hands and say they are simply doing as God has instructed.
After inviting a number of people I’ve known for a lifetime into Ricky’s and my world for the past 15 years, and watching them continue to support unkind remarks towards those they see as less than them, I’ve come to realize their behavior may have to do with any number of things.
And one of those things may or may not be their ‘faith.’
Today’s Gay Agenda: Start assigning accountability for deplorable behavior where it belongs. And stop letting them off the hook when they say ‘the Bible says . . . . ‘