Saturday, November 19, 2005

It's Not About Us

It has become fashionable to invoke the Bible to impose one's values on others.

Demands for a particular flavor of virtue is merely a veneer for the pursuit of power. That might be a good business model but it ain't the gospel.

Some constituents of the so called Christian right today were openly opposing civil rights thirty years ago. Today they are scape goating our gay and lesbian neighbors. The perpetual need to rely on hate and fear is a sure indicator of moral bankruptcy.

By contrast, the gospel is a message of hope and love. Jesus Christ demands that we respect the rights of others. That applies especially to those who are in distress. Today that means that Christians ought to stand with their gay and lesbian neighbors.

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