Originally Posted by keltic63
What I can't figure out about some people who are so opposed to LGBT individuals, is why they would pass up an opportunity to "witness" to them.
I wonder if in some cases it's symptomatic of a kind of pervasive embarrassment in the church regarding homosexuality. I think a lot of straight Christians are not as definite as they sound on the matter but are in fact confused, afraid to admit it and so try to distance themselves from the issue.
Few Christian writers or commentators really tackle it - but I remember a little aside in the "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" where the father, on discovering his late-teenage son has at last got a girlfriend, expresses relief, confusion and finally an flustered attempt to reconcile his vaguely contradictory opinions with the "correct Christian response" - "Well, Gerald has a girlfriend, so at least he's not gay"..."Not that I thought he was
"... "Not that I'm prejudiced against gay people"... "Not that I think it's right"... "Being gay I mean". And umm and err and so on.
Most wouldn't admit it but that probably describes the feelings of a lot of Christians - inwardly confused, but outwardly trying to conform to the "accepted view" while avoiding the issue as much as possible.