Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Gay rights: Live and let live?

This is a difficult subject for me to blog about because someone I am close to is gay, and I love this person dearly. The article featured in my blog today was written by someone who, like me, does not believe in using the power of the state to force unredeemed people—gay or straight—to behave in redeemed ways. However, the author, a Libertarian, contends that the current gay rights movement is no longer about defending the concept of “live and let live”; it’s about shoving religion into the closet. To read the article in full, click here.


Blogger Dr. D's Diagnosis said...

Yo Jules! Great article written by a "neutral" person who has some serious insights into the bullying and intolerance going on in CA. Isn't it interesting that you and I often try to get Christians to be loving toward homosexuals (responding to the Love of Christ in us) and here this lady was basically accusing the homosexula community of being intolerant. I think the bottom line is . . . we are all intolerant. Good post girl, D

September 06, 2006 3:28 AM  
Blogger CrimsonLine said...

The "gay community" is anything but monolithic. Many gay people do simply want to be left alone. But a lot of gays are working hard to push an intolerant agenda.

Either way, Jesus wants to meet them, love them, and make them whole. But the latter type are a lot harder for us to reach out to. It's then that we need to remember that Jesus told us to turn the other cheek when someone smites you. And also to pray - hard - for those trapped in this lifestyle.

Welcome back, Julie! I hope your vacation was refreshing.

September 06, 2006 6:32 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Thanks for your comments, Dr. D. and Crimson Line! The gay community is indeed far from being monolithic. Most gays I've known aren't even remotely like the "bullies" described in the article I posted (in fact, I have never met one homosexual who behaved that way). Those that are working to push an agenda of intolerance are seeking political power rather than equal protection under the law. And sadly, they create antagonism toward gays who merely want to be left alone.

September 06, 2006 12:21 PM  

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