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“You’re homophobic”—is that good or bad?

Posted on 4/1/2019 by Greg Yoder

That comment came from a young person claiming to be a Christian. The adult who was the target of that criticism was a bit taken back by it. First, the accused was shocked that the person had said that about him. Secondly, he wondered if he failed to love people who need Jesus who practice that way of life. The accuser said, “You HATE being around gay people.” To which he said, “Well, I’m uncomfortable around openly dogmatic gay people, but I’m also uncomfortable being around drunks, people who swear, and gossipers.” Jesus was accused of being a friend of sinners. What will our kids say about us? Do we love people—even sinners? Let’s teach our kids to follow Jesus’ example and share God’s Good News, which IS love.

Suggested Reading: 1 John 4:8 Romans 5:6-8
ben evans
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:33 AM
ugh being gay isnt right you should be atraccted to the other gender
Greg Yoder
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:46 AM
Scripture is very clear that homosexuality is wrong. We agree. What we’re saying is we need to love sinners like Jesus did. He hung out with prostitutes, adulterers, and tax collectors preaching truth to them in love. Shouldn’t we do the same?
Benjamin Sherley
Sunday, July 7, 2019 4:07 PM
There is NOTHING WRONG with being homophobic! If you don't like the community, then there is nothing wrong with that. If you respect the community, then I believe homophobes should have the same amount of respect.

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