Sunday, December 2, 2018

Homophobia vs. Christophobia

A war continues against Christmas and traditions associated with that. It’s bad enough the PC police insist on people saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas to avoid offending non-Christians. Now a liberal-leaning publication has gone to faultfinding a popular animated classic many of us watched while growing up. The HuffPost criticized “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” for being “bigoted” and “seriously problematic” because of bullying scenes. It was even labelled “homophobic.”

That reminded me of an exchange of emails I had around Christmastime eight years ago. It involved a disc jockey familiar with my old novelty songs still being played on Dr. Demento’s radio show. A New Yorker who calls himself A-Log didn’t like a YouTube video he saw of me preaching against same-sex marriage. He thought it was hypocritical to talk about God’s love but not accepting alternative lifestyles. What I find hypocritical is LGBT activists campaigning for equal rights but trying to force God-fearing individuals into embracing sinful lifestyle choices

A-Log also asked for proof that I’m not a homophobe. That would depend on how he defines that word. One might think a homophobe is simply somebody who’s afraid of gay people. The New Oxford American Dictionary describes one as “a person with an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people.”

I explained to A-Log that I don’t hate homosexuals but the practice of homosexuality. As stated in my video, I will minister God’s love to homosexuals I encounter while doing street evangelism. But when certain people are not willing to repent of immoral behavior, then I’m commanded by Scripture not to have close relationships with them. 1 Corinthians 5:11 says, “But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.”

People who label evangelical Christians homophobic are really Christophobic, which is an irrational fear of Christians. Have you noticed those who preach the loudest for “tolerance” and “diversity” will tolerate diverse belief systems except for Christianity? Just mentioning the name of Jesus Christ causes some to panic. That’s sad considering the Lord came to save sinners, not to condemn them.

“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” 
- John 3:19-20

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