Reading Imani Jackson’s column “being Anti-gay is not ok” last week in The Gramblinite, I found it hard to disagree. One, Jackson’s views were factual, and she limited her views within societal boundaries, excluding sensitive cases like religion.I’m not really into this lesbian/gay debate; I believe we are all humans irrespective of our sexual preferences. But there is one thing I hate with a passion: a gay brother trying to preach the word.
It is offensive to reasoning and contradictory to the foundations of Christianity. I guess these days, what society accepts, the church barely rejects. Who should we blame?
The church says “come in as you are.” I agree with that phrase, but coming in as you are doesn’t mean the truth shouldn’t be stressed. I have been to different churches, and I have seen how they handle such issues. Irrespective of stands and principles, the truth is the Bible condemns any form of homosexuality period.
The book of Leviticus 18:22 states: “And with a man you shall not lie with as a man lies with a woman; it is an abomination.” These were not the words of Moses; this is a command from the Lord, God.
Paul’s letter to the Romans says in 1:26 -27, “Because of this [idolatry], God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
Also, his letter to those in Corinthians says in 6:9-10 “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor practicing homosexuals nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Though I follow Christ, I still admire the Islamic faith. One reason, there is no compromise. I notice how Christians try to bend the rules to fit their purposes. And most pastors, especially the so- called “televangelists” just preach what the people want to hear. I called them “prosperity pastors.”
In Islam, it is different. No smoking, no drinking, no form of homosexuality. In most Islamic countries, same sex relation is a punishable offense. The Koran in the 26th Sura says “What! Of all creatures do ye come unto the males, and leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but ye are froward folk.”
I’m not advocating punishments, I’m just advocating for the truth to be told. What is the truth?
It’s ok to be gay, but it is definitely not ok to be gay trying to act “saved,” winning souls for Christ in the day, while messing around with same sexes at night.