|Response: The Christian Response To Homosexuality
Author: SilentEmotion PM
My response. No hate please, it's just my opinion and some well thought out, or at least I think so, support for it. It's something I'm working on long term so it'll take a while. Feedback appreciated.Rated: Fiction T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,173 - Reviews: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 08-17-12 - Published: 08-03-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3047563
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The Christian Response to Homosexuality and Its Flaws
A Complicated Separation
Now, the point of the sermon which I haven't addressed yet (or at least I don't remember saying anything about it yet): Love the sinner, hate the sin. I have two things against this point.
First off, and I'm not going to go into this one too much, the simple fact that before you even look at the person, with this outlook you're already condemning them as a no good sinner who needs you to help them out of the pit they've dug for themselves. It's just not a good mindset to start out with when you first approach a situation. Ok, now I'm done with that one.
Secondly and the real point of this section, it's really hard for most people to make the separation between the sin and the sinner; it's one of those things that's easier to say than to do. When you're just talking about it, it's really easy to differentiate between the sin (whether you'd say that's a moral sin or a physical one) and the sinner but once it comes to actually going out, talking, and interacting with them it seems there's a obstacle. To be fair, this same situation occurs with any kind of prejudice so it's not really a new concept.
This is perhaps my only point that there's not going to be a whole lot of argument on. Of course I could be wrong, so if you feel the need, go ahead and prove it. Anywhos...
This point has less to do with the actual response and more to do with the actual timing of it. So here goes.
One of the biggest problems with all of this was that the Christians decided to start seriously acting in response too late. I'm not saying they sat by passively and oblivious until just recently because they weren't but it wasn't really a serious attempt to take a stand. By the time it started being serious, a whole generation had grown up either so used to homosexuality that it wasn't even a rarity anymore or homosexual themselves.
I'm just saying, if you're going to try to get rid of something it's a lot easier to do when there's only a few instead of many.
A Rallying Point
The final problem that I see with the Christian response is that it's provided a rallying point for anybody who doesn't like Christianity. There's a whole group of people that support the gay movement just because it's something the Christians don't like.
There's not a whole lot that I have to say on this one since I see it as pretty self explanatory, so that's actually it.
So that's all I have to say. That's the end of my essay. Whether you agree with me or not or if you think I'm just an uninformed teenager, I like to hear from my readers so please review.