Why do they get a pass?
Fred Phelps and the Westboro church crew definitely are hateful people. But the Jesus Metropolitan Community Church of Indianapolis, IN is misusing the Bible too! The $55,000 campaign by the church asks: Would Jesus discriminate? And it comes while Indiana lawmakers are being asked to prohibit same-sex couples from adopting children. Read the story here. Some of what they say is true:
"Do you know someone who is homosexual? Would you give your life for that person? Jesus did," the church's ad says.I agree! But the Bible says homosexual behavior is a sin. We don't have special interest groups for Adulterers. We don't have special rights for those who are gluttons. We don't give special rights to liars. If I were a minority, I would be appalled at these people. Their first newspaper ad was run Sunday, a day when nearly 300,000 people were in town for the Indianapolis 500. In a Sunday edition of The Star showed a group of Klansmen around a burning cross with a headline,
"Remember a time when a symbol of love was used as a symbol of hate?" The subtext: "The Bible shouldn't be misused to justify discrimination against any group, including gay people."Excuse me, if I were an African American, I would be outraged! If you say something about it you are called a homophobe. Jesus loves everyone, but He didn't die so we can excuse sin--any sin!
posted by Kevin Bussey at 6/01/2006 11:58:00 PM