Ace puts up a very long post on the current Ann Coulter/Joseph Farah dustup. Which you probably haven’t even noticed. Farah castigates Ann because she agreed to speak to a politically conservative (but gay) group called GOProud.
Here’s what I think of Farah’s position: It’s poison. It’s not merely political poison, it is moral poison.
I agree. Do I approve of homosexuality? As a Christian who knows some Scripture, I can’t. But, also like Ace, I’m not attracted to that sin. The Christians who bear that cross are the ones who should be reaching out to gay non-Christians. It’s probably best if the rest of us, including Mr. Farah and definitely Fred Phelps, butt out. But if you must weigh in…imagine your beloved child, or niece or nephew, who is doing something wrong.
And by wrong, I mean something unsafe or unhealthy for them. Eating paint, or sticking a finger in a socket. It doesn’t affect you personally, and yet you disapprove of that behavior and want them to stop. Why?
Because you’re childophobic! You, know, the way disapproving of gay sex is homophobic.
Of course not. You disapprove because you care. And if that love for the wrongdoer isn’t plainly in you…ShutTheFaceUp. You’re hindering God’s work, not helping. Get in the closet…then pray to God for help in loving thy neighbor.
Ace is dead-on about the dangers of “combatting” sins one isn’t tempted to do. Because the biggest and baddest of the universal temptations is pride. Since X is a sin, and you are impervious to X…you are better than those who are not!
Jesus had a brand name for those particular folks.