The promise of the Church isn’t that the waves will cease, but that we never have to face them alone, and that soon we’ll be done with the troubles of the world.
Nuance is important in theology, because finite beings wrestling with the infinite will always fail and get things wrong; the author of this piece does not see nuance but a simple world of black and white. White is the beautiful purity and holiness that only heterosexuality can bring, and Black is the dirty filthy and disgusting lust-filled life of sin and debauchery that resides in the hearts of all “gay Christians. Such an approach to fellow humans ultimately reflects what the author believes about God”.
No such laws were made to force uniformity, and thus true Christian unity was able to blossom. Often, a criticism of Lesbian and Gay Methodists and their allies is that they are bending to culture; yet here the Methodists in Great Britain are leading culture by showing that it is okay to disagree, but it is not okay to discriminate.
Marching is sacramental. It is sacred. It is holy. It is a gift from God to minority groups that need to have their voices heard.
Realistically speaking, all Christians pick and choose which verses to take literally, if they take any literally at all – what really matters is following the example of Jesus Christ. Which all Christians have trouble doing…
First, your suspicions are correct, this image has spelled the name Abel incorrectly, second you must be curious about what the Bible verse Jeremiah 17:9 says. It says, “The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse—who can understand it?”
These aren’t distant families I have no attachment to, when I was marching they became my family, when they came “under the care” of my country, they became my blood. And I will keep raising hell until they are treated with dignity.