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Which part of this book has the "super sin" section?
Good news, gays! While your gayness is sinful enough to cause hurricanes, the destruction of the family, drunken boating accidents, and other natural disasters, it is not, according to Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, a "super sin":
Well, first of all. I don’t mean this controversially but it may sound controversial. The one big thing is: homosexuality is not a super sin. It’s one of many, including adultery — other things — lying, cheating, gossiping; it’s right there in the list. So often I think in the Christian community, because of the political nature of it today, that we tend to raise it up as something worse than all the others.
Yeah, quite a shame how the Christian community focuses so much of its attention on hating gay people when there are so many other kinds of sinners out there who need to be hated too. Come on, Christian community, multitask!
So often people come at me about the issue of homosexuality, and what I say is, the argument is not with me. I'm simply a human being trying to live by the tenets of my faith, and I'm not the editor of the Bible. I haven't been given that capability. I can't go in and scratch out the things I don't like.
Funny, because these people sure seem to think they have the ability to pick and choose which parts of the Bible they like. Unless they've all decided to stop eating bacon and wearing poly blends and will no longer insist Jesus hates birth control and taxing the rich? No? Okay, then, let's continue.
What I have to do as a Christian is try to live my life in such a way to adhere to those principles, and yet the Lord allows us to understand that we all fail. That's the beauty of it. God's grace is there for us when we fail. So when it comes to this issue of homosexuality, and how do you engage people in that lifestyle, make sure they know that you care, that they know you love them, you disagree with them, but you're there for them. And then do it. Make sure practically speaking, you're there.

Yes, we all fail. Some of us, however—like, say, the "good Christians" who want sinners to know they're loved and we're there for them, until they go straight to eternal hell, that is—fail more than others.


Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:31 PM PST.

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