So apparently some man with a copious amount of facial hair who stars on a reality show I’ve never watched is in hot water because of some inflammatory remarks he made concerning homosexuals. He has been indefinitely suspended from his show for his remarks. He also said some off the wall things about black people, but no one’s upset about that. Surprise, surprise.
For the purpose of today’s entry, I’m just going to deal with the whole homosexuality/belief issue.
I am a Christian. I believe homosexuality is a sin. Not the biggest sin, not the smallest, not the worst. These are man-made labels. God doesn’t sit around tallying up “big” and “little” sins. “Just” a sin.
Having said that I think homosexuality is a sin makes me a bigot. Or at least it does according to newspaper articles, opinion pieces, facebook and folks on the twitter. Oh well.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think gay folks should be discriminated against, deemed criminal, or any of that other foolishness. I also don’t think that being gay leads to be.stiality as the duck dude stated. I just think it’s wrong. I’m not picketing in front of any one’s home, boycotting their business, refusing to hire them, or protesting their right to marry. The God I believe in has given us the freedom of choice and just because I don’t agree with someone’s choices doesn’t mean I hate them. Does it? (And I’m using the word choice ’cause that’s all I’ve got. I’m aware that many people don’t believe that sexual orientation is a choice. I’m not here to debate that one way or another.)
I have to wonder when we, as a society, made the leap and decided that disagreeing with someone’s thoughts/behavior/opinions is equal to hating said person.
I wonder what you all think of this. Does thinking the way I do – about homosexuality or any other issue – automatically make one a bigot? Have we become too politically correct making people afraid to honestly answer questions posed to them?
Please head over to the comments and share your thoughts. I really am curious to know where folks stand on this one. As always, please remember to keep your comments civil. Thanks!