Thursday, January 24, 2008

don't categorize

I just read an article that makes me so sad. You can read it here if you'd like.

Basically a church is going to protest Heath Ledger's memorial service because he played a gay character in a movie. This is the same ones that protested at funerals of American soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq. I think these people are using all their energies in the wrong direction. Now I believe that homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible. But so are a LOT of other things. It is wrong to categorize sin. It seems many people put this one on the top of their list. When the people were wanting to stone a woman caught in adultery Jesus simply told them that whoever hadn't sinned could cast the first stone. Needless to say the woman lived. Jesus forgave her and her life was changed. Why can't Christians show some of Jesus' love to people instead of criticizing and condemning?

Addendum (sounds fancier than p.s. doesn't it??)
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke


Erica said...

I saw that on Jon's blog too... here's my thoughts:

Oh, the ignorance of some people!

First of all, if Mr. Leger goes to hell it will be because he refused God's free gift of salvation, not because he played the part of a gay man in a movie!

And God hates people? No, God hates sin, not sinners.

Secondly. Picketing a funeral is the best way I know to show God's love to hurting friends and family. NOT!!!

What are these "christians" thinking? Makes you have to wonder if they really know our Jesus?!

Emily said...

What in the world are they thinking . .where is the love of God??? This is so sad!