Thursday, July 17, 2008

Christian acceptance of Homosexuality is not Love but ambivalence.

Dear Blade Editor,

Rev. Bruce McDaniel stated in his July 13th letter to the editor, defending acceptance of actively homosexual Christians that “I choose to stand with my courageous GLBT brothers and sisters who have chosen Jesus' way of love, even in the face of hate and persecution. I will take my chances on being judged, ultimately, by how I loved in this life.” The problem with this philosophy is that, according to St. Paul, Homosexuality is an unnatural tendency which results in penalty.

Rom. 1:24-27 “Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion

So if the bible is to be taken as truth, then allowing our Christian brothers and sisters to continue in sexual sin is harmful to their body and soul. This is not an act of love, but an act of ambivalence. If our brother was addicted to Heroin would we not do everything in our power to help him break that addiction? Yes, as Christians, we should certainly accept anyone regardless of their past sins. However, if no change occurs in that person’s life, due to their conversion, of what value is their ‘salvation’?