Fellow blogger Larry Litle from Springfield has a good read about former NBA star Tim Hardaway’s take on homosexuals in the NBA.
My take? Homosexuality is a sin against God; it is not a genetic predisposition. It is a CHOICE. We all choose to either sin or not sin; we are all not made perfect. However, to continue in sinful behavior is just wrong. The Bile says this, and Jesus even spoke of it in the New Testament.
That said, we are not to hate those people who have a differing lifestyle from us; we are to love and care for them but hate the sin that they are doing. And, to put it bluntly, we are not to jam Jesus down their throats. Instead, we are to be an example to them and a living witness of what Christ has done in our lives; by doing so God can help open their hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit’s work of renewal and commitment to Him. Lives can be changed and souls converted…if we just learn to reach out in love.
We might not like what other people are doing in their lives because it contradicts our own lifestyle…but we can, and should, love them and witness to them for Christ.