Originally Posted by Rick336
I believe that as gay and lesbian Christians we should challenge the religious right to stop their campaign of hate and intolerance and embrace the values of compassion, respect, brotherhood, diversity, love, honesty, and equality that most Americans cherish.
As Christians and as Americans I believe this is our responsibility.
Interesting that you bring this up. Just last night I had dinner with a new friend whose opinion I already respect. He mentioned the idea of calling the religious right to repentance. When I heard this my heart jumped. I have been looking for a word that would convey a message to the right that they have left the faith and turned their backs on truth. Repent seems to be the word I am looking for! Why I did not see it before I don’t know.
For over a year I have been trying to explain to Mel and others this burning desire in my heart to tell the right how wrong they are. I have this image in my head of Jesus rebuking the Pharisees saying, “You hypocrites!” I think calling for repentance is really what I was trying to do.
Someone may say, “What good is it going to do? The right is not going to change.” Well they will not be our only audience. There is a group of well meaning Christians out there to do not fully identify with the right, but have not other option to identify with. If there was a voice that they could relate to saying firmly to the right you are wrong and need to repent I believe others would jump on the bandwagon. We need to stigmatize the rhetoric of the right as being sinful and unchristian. So our additional audience would be Christians who might not have thought of the right’s rhetoric as being sinful.
Now that I know what I want to say need to figure out how to say it.