Est. May 2008

04 July, 2015

On Apologies

Walter Hudson believes Christians owe the gay community an apology regarding same-sex marriage, since Christians have lacked the same effort in condemning other sins within their own group.

Well, he does have a point; Christians have suffered the 'hypocrite' label since, well, since the beginning, when we point out and accuse others of sinful behavior and seem to allow it within our own community.

But please note the comparison Mr. Hudson makes in this paragraph:
It’s easy to see why homosexuality has been the red-headed step-child among more socially acceptable sins. You don’t have to be a glutton to understand hunger. You don’t have to be a drunk to understand the appeal of drink.  In this way, gluttony and drunkenness are relatable, even to those not prone to either. By contrast, it’s much more difficult for heterosexuals to relate to being gay. Because homosexuality is not as relatable, it has been easier to demonize. So we have.
Gluttony and drunkenness, as far as I know, aren't sexual sins like, say, adultery would be; nor do they have any comparison with the other argument Christians have to face – seeming approval of divorce and remarriage (serial adultery, as at least one person has called it).

How do you know someone is sinning?  Well, for Christians, it's easy – everybody sins.  But how do you know if someone is committing any particular sin, especially something like sexual sin?  Unless they broadcast it, or you know them personally, you have no clue, right?  So the opposite-sex couple smooching on a park-bench might be married, might be dating, might be engaging in an illicit affair, or might be divorced and remarried; unless you ask them, or they tell you, you do not know.

But if that couple happens to be same-sex, it's pretty obvious they're engaging in the sin of homosexual behavior; if it isn't, believe me, they'll tell you – likely loudly and proudly, that they are homosexual.

Why do Christians seem to be harping on homosexual marriage and homosexual sin?  Because, Mr. Hudson, it's blatant; Christians can't miss it.  Christians can, however, miss adultery and divorced-and-remarried because few if any people broadcast it.

Are Christians supposed to apologize for pointing out and denouncing blatant, in-your-face sexual sin simply because they don't point out and condemn hidden, not-apparently-obvious sexual sin?

I do not think so, sir.  

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