CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?
“Without vision, the people perish.” Or another way to put it: Without a clear vision of what to do, the loonies will come in and force their agenda. This is exactly what is happening with the homosexuality issue in the church: few want to deal with it, so the loonies like the “God Hates Fags” movement rush in to fill the void. I am completely convinced that God hates the spirit behind the people that promote such hatred. But since the church won’t deal with the issue – sometimes even pretending that it doesn’t exist – we have to deal with the extreme whackos.
The Bible challenges everyone to change and grow – so to just say that “we are who we are and there is nothing we can do about it” doesn’t agree with about half of the scriptures out there. But the whole “can’t you just stop sinning and being gay?” philosophy hasn’t ever worked for anyone, either.
We don’t have the answers. We just want to raise the question. You might come to a very different conclusion than we would. That is okay. The important thing is to think and talk and engage an issue instead of ignoring it.
- Steve’s Corner
- Sean Doty: Behind the Veil…
- Veil of Ashes: A Special Pictorial Section
- dUg Pinnick: There is No Room Inside a Box
- Ric Alba extensive interview
- Santo Porta of St. John Lateran by Rick McDonough (2009)
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