So glad to see you back PN with all your well written words. It seems to me that those of us on the Left are utilizing the Good Book New Testament to make our points regarding the LGBT community while the Right are utilizing for the most part the Old Testament.
I will now offer this from one of the Right's own, Cal Thomas syndicated conservative columnist in Washington. His column appears today in the SMN. It reads thusly:
"Conservative Christians should not be in the condemnation business, but in the restoration business. The Christian bakers who refused to bake the cake for the Gay couple's wedding might have used their opportunity to tell the Gay couple about the God who loves them more than they could ever love each other. That would have been a proper--and Biblical-- exercise of their faith and religious freedom under the First Amendment's free speech clause."
Well said, Mr. Thomas
"Hate the sin, love the sinner."
But two other points should be made.
One is the danger when one's faith is forced on people who do not share it.
The second is that people who don't share those religious beliefs err when they seek to force people of faith to embrace their beliefs and practices.
Well said indeed Mr. Thomas
Christians, I believe are commanded, when they accept God and Jesus as their Saviour to go forth and spread the word of God.
We are all commanded to witness on behalf of our Lord and Saviour.
Yes, PN - welcome back.
The Democratic Party IS anti-faith. When they boot God from their Party platform, they are anti-faith. When they promote abortion, they are anti-faith. When they suppress religious freedom by trying to force religious institutions to accept their agenda IN DIRECT CONTRAVENTION TO THEIR RELIGIOUS CONCEPTS, they are anti-faith.
The Obama administration is currently involved in a lawsuit with The Little Sisters of the Poor to force them to comply with provisions of a law they passed and an agenda they support which violates the religious freedom of The Little Sisters of the Poor. That is but one example of how the Democratic Party exemplifies the concept of bait-and-switch.
Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do. When one does this, you can see the truth. Even black pastors are no longer buying what the Democrats are selling:
In the midst of all this bi-partisan witnessing we now get the above post.
One heck of a witnessing Sebe. I am sure you felt moved by the Holy Spirit to write those words.
I luv ya
Bi-partisan? Here's what I read in the basic blog post:
"Republicans only listen to the faithful when it suits them politically. They'll continue to ignore the urgings of religious leaders to protect the "least of these," all while courting the faithful voter. They'll keep staging these choreographed political productions to paint the Democratic Party as anti-faith."
I took exception to the last sentence to affirm that I believe the Democratic party IS anti-faith. That's all.
hi Sebe. I said Bi-Partisan bcause...Of Tot's words. If you havn't noticed me and him don't usually meet in the middle.
PN articulately COUNTERED your previous Biblical rationale for Gays going back into their closet and refrain from participating in a free society. You shot at her with some powerful bullets.
I think I stayed out of that one,,?(Dementia; early stage memory loss)
Right now what this here blog NEEDS is an ordained minister. However, even then, we all might have conflicting opinions of what denomination the minister represented; Catholic Priest, Episcopalian Minister, Pentacostal Snake Handler, Baptist, Methodist or Presbyterian etc....
However, at this point, this site needs an anointed Theologian.
I think I have said my piece on this one.
"PN articulately COUNTERED your previous Biblical rationale for Gays going back into their closet and refrain from participating in a free society. You shot at her with some powerful bullets."
The best is yet to come. See my new blog - to be posted in a few minutes.