I’m about to offend everyone

Posted: February 26, 2011 by aliceaitch in Op/Sped, WTF Is Wrong With Colorado

I understood when New Life Church pitched a hissy fit over their pastor hooking up with male prostitutes in meth-fueled secret trysts – the whole sex outside of marriage thing, and expecially *gasp* HOMASECKSHUL sex outside of marriage, with DRUGS! sort of flies in the face of the message a typical evangelical Christian church wants to have its figurehead sending.

But IF this is true…and I’m giving it a big IF, because the gal has a book coming out right now and it would be awfully convenient to have a controversy swirling around to boost sales…IF this is true, it could be time to take a look at the message Someone might be sending your church.

On the flip side, why would someone who is choosing to embrace her homosexuality want to remain a member of a church that so strongly comes out against her lifestyle*?  Among Christian denominations, Catholicism is the only one that claims to have something no other church has (in the form of the transubstantiation of the Eucharist and the direct succession from St. Peter, for example).  It seems to me that Protestant churches run the gamut of beliefs and tolerances, so it shouldn’t be so hard to find another Protestant church – especially in a town with as many churches as Colorado Springs – whose beliefs fit neatly with whatever belief system someone holds.

*I am NOT by any means saying that anyone has a choice as to where their sexual orientation lies – but if someone really truly has a strong belief that their church is correct in ALL its teachings, and their church teaches that being gay is a horrible sin, it seems to me that the only choice would be to not act on one’s sexual orientation, and I don’t see why if someone is living a celibate life that their sexual orientation would be an issue to their church.  I know how offensive the word lifestyle can be in this context, as it can be used to imply a choice in orientation – but that’s really not how I mean it here.

  1. Dianne says:

    There are many Churches that would be glad to welcome her. Not all of them are as hypocritical and self-righteous as that one. And barring that, she doesn’t have to be accepted by a “Church” to have a relationship with God. That’s one of the major things Christ’s mission was about. The people at that church do not speak for God or all Christians.

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