Empowering young Australians to be a clear Christian voice
Glee captures the way in which one’s morality is now measured by one’s attitude towards homosexuals. In that show, which now plays as big a role in educating young people as schools do, a character’s worth is judged by his willingness or unwillingness to embrace gay culture.
Brendan O’Neill’s take on the rise of “the magical homo” should lead us to ask questions and examine the forces which shape our response to the homosexuality debate.
Is your response propelled by fear or love?
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Cor 13:4-7)
Let’s examine a few common stances and see whether they reflect the biblical standard of love:
As Andrew Lansdown explains:
Andrew goes on to say,
How is it compassionate to encourage people to enter or to remain in such a destructive lifestyle? Genuine compassion towards homosexuals is not served by acceptance of their propaganda and approval of their lifestyle. It is served by disputation and disapproval.
Truly compassionate Christians should, in the first instance, grieve over the suffering that homosexuals inflict upon themselves by their sexual behaviours and, in the second instance, do all in their power to encourage homosexuals to abandon their lifestyle.
At the end of the day, if our attitude towards homosexuals reflects our morality, then it should be an attitude that exposes truth instead of encouraging ignorance. It is truth that sets us free. We can then “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15).