Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The church must make a settlement with gay hatred in Christian communities
Faith can move mountains, but who moves the faith?
If the church believes serious about being a church for all, it must make a settlement against the gay hatred that characterizes many Christian communities. It does not help her hands and lean back on her own marriage decision.
Fortunately, the Church has come up with better thoughts than preaching death and eternal spoilage over people who love some of the same sex. Unfortunately, there are plenty of dark powers that behind closed prayer doors condemn gay practice, paralyzed marriage and believe that the family is reserved for heterosexual couples. In order to fight this, we have to take the debate on Christianity’s own premises. The church must make a settlement with the homophathy in many Christian communities.
We have all read from them: Good adults, Christian, white men, happy to live in a charming little village along the coast in southwestern Norway or in northern Norway. They share in common that they are strongly engaged in or lead a reactionary Christian environment. In the newspaper slots and the church magazines they call out the wrath of God and a good dose of oldest condemnation of people who will “destroy the foundation of society: the family.”
In the comments fields are the pitiful provocators, but in their environments they are the king on the hill. Both places push the Bible and the word of God in front of them.
Their starting point is always the same: We can read in your book of Moses and Paul’s words about all possible suffering and misery that will hit those who dare to defy the Bible’s prohibition of homosexual intercourse. By virtue of the Bible, they spread their message, but they rarely encounter theological contamination. It’s no use so all world celebrities, politicians, commentators and bloggers had taken a total distance from the statements. Doomsday preachers and celebrities speak neither in the same language nor to the same audience.
I’ve seen the consequences. Young and old who are driven to the edge of the dungeon to grasp Christianity and “one true faith.” Women and men who live a life of eternal denial or a double life next to spouse and children. For some of them the pressure is too big. Some end their relationship with the church, while others end life. Where are the moral philosophers of the Christian Movement then? Where are those who speak of charity, mercy and mercy? Where are the critical voices that ask “We went too far”?
For too many years, the church has despised and denied the overthrows of gay and sexual minorities as a global Christian world order has been committed for centuries. Things are on the way, but the majority of the world’s churches have not seen the light. Not everyone here on earth.
Why does not the church and the Christian people make a final settlement with this kind of theological thinking? Where are the church’s employees, bishops and priests? Where are the Christian editors in our country and the day, or are the birds of prey? All we hear is the deafening silence.
On a case-by-case basis, discrimination against gay and sexual minorities remains unprecedented. The examples are many: In the Salvation Army, gays are excluded from participating in church work and faith. Normally, employees risk losing their jobs because of their partner, while the MorFarBarn organization is leading the attack on gay parents and homosexual marriage together with 36 other organizations and churches.
Faith can move mountains, but who moves the faith? The Bible and the understanding of it have always been interpreted into the time we live in. Also in the church there are voices that make a blow for a more human view of skeptic love. It’s all reason to shout. Yet they are so little and apparently they have to fight the fight in their own rows.
With its silence, the church and the Christian people communicate an attitude to attitudes and theological thinking that has a hateful and, at best, discriminatory character. One can quickly get the impression that Kristen Norway believes that God’s love and mercy are just as great that it fits into the bedroom to discriminate against you and the partner you have chosen. If that is not the case, they should make a settlement with the homohate on Christianity’s own premises.
My comment about it is:
Everyone must understand that homosexuality is a sin in the Bible. It is not for discussion sometime. The Norwegian Church has become political and no longer follows the Bible. I’ve signed off a long time ago. Many free churches in Norway follow the Bible better and have taken a stand on this question. I feel that time has come to choose side, and I choose the Bible in this. Homosexuality is a sin and will always be. But everyone has forgotten that God hates sin but loves the sinner. Therefore, we are equal to God. But practicing gay is to fall off that priviledge.