Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Hiding Bigotry behind the Persecution Complex.

In yesterday’s Los Angeles Times, I read about a 22 year-old student who sues her school because of their bans of speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation (i.e. homosexuals). She claims that it is "an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression" because her Christian faith "compels her to speak out against homosexuality".

I am all for free speech and for freedom of religious expression... But what I wonder, as a Christian myself, where exactly did Jesus give us THAT commandment. In fact, it must not have such a major issue for Him since He spoke neither about homosexuality nor about abortion. (I do suspect that even if it was condemned by the Jewish community, there were homosexuals AND primitive abortions in those days – let’s think of the Romans, or better yet, the Greeks.). As for Paul who indeed spoke against homosexuality in ROMANS 1:24-27, the verse seems to me too vague to necessarily see it as a general prohibition of all same-sex activities. Given what we know of Paul, he certainly did not condone them, but he was not so outspoken about it.

So why is the American Christian right (such as Focus on the Family and Campus Crusade for Christ) so obsessed with those issues? Probably because they are more self-righteous than right.... and becuse they have nothing better to do.

To that 22 year-old student sueing her school, I'd just say this - get a life!

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