This is not going to be your standard “what has the world come to” post about homosexuality. This is not going to be a post bemoaning the degradation of American values. It is not even going to be a post outlining all the bible verses that condemn it.
This is going to be a post on how to authentically love people with whom you disagree.
Every life on this planet is here because a God who created them allows them to be. Every human being deserves to be honored for simply being. Life is sacred. Every life.
In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10
Human beings never, never, never deserve to be beaten, bullied or humiliated.
It reminds me of a time that a woman caught right in the act of sexual immorality was thrown at the feet of Jesus. The crowd was ready to stone her. Jesus was ready to save her.
Remember who you are
I am a sinner. You are a sinner. I was not saved because I deserved it. You were not saved because of your intrinsic goodness.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Eph. 2:8-9
Read that. Read it again. And then read it again.
When we live the truth of who we are in Christ will not boast and brag about our superior station in life. We will live in humble recognition that without Christ we are nothing.
We will never be able to love people if we think we are better than them. We can never love people whose worth we place below our own. And we can’t really call ourselves Christians without love.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mk. 12:30-31
So go love your neighbor, even the gay one.