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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.

This world is doomed...
Fin Lab
Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:19 AM
The bible specifies that homosexuality is not acceptable, I stand by this, we should love the opposite gender
Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:05 PM
Tattoos are also against the bible so why don’t people hang around tattoo parlors with signs saying “your ink is sending you to hell!!!”? It says homosexuality is a sin, but it also says that Jesus loves everyone and wants you to love everyone and treat everyone with kindness too. Just because you don’t agree with their life style doesn’t mean you should act uncomfortable and not want to be around them. You should treat them with respect no matter what and not try to change their sexuality with verbal abuse because that is literally useless. It also says in the bible “all things are possible through God”. Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you’re going to hell. God let’s everyone who believes in him and Jesus into Heaven. The other comments are wrong and disgusting. Horrible examples of Christians. God is disappointed and wants those of you who commented homophobic things to do better. Also, “I don’t respect gay people but demand they respect me even though I insult and abuse them for something they probably had a super hard time excepting about themselves! Ahahah I’m such a model Christian”. Lol, ok.
Friday, November 29, 2019 11:14 PM
people are born one way! If they cannot accept their beautiful self then they need help on self image, not get a disgusting surgery to change themselves, it’s not ok. Ugh, we are doomed if we can’t even listen to other people’s views.

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