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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    People have the right to think whatever they want but when it gets to the point of nasty and not thinking of the others rights? That is where it becomes homophobic. Sure: people have the right to think it is a sin and I have every right to find them a homophobe if they are up in someones biz thinking loving someone else is a sin.
    Of course we don't know the exact circumstances, but if you THINK someone is a homophobe it doesn't make them a homophobe. People like to throw words around without thinking of what they mean or the implications behind them. Do I think homosexuality is a sin? yes. Do I think people who are homosexual should be harassed or have their civil rights taken away from them? Of course not. Does that make me a homophobe?
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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Which is one of the main problems I have with many evangelicals today. They forget to love those around them... they focus on sin, not love.
    Funny how many "Christians" are so focused on what others are doing and not doing.....others sins..... that they forget that. If we would all worry more about our own lives and what WE are doing and how WE are living, life would be soooo much simpler.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Just clarifying... because people DO have the right to their religious beliefs, and I hope you don't think everyone who thinks homosexuality is a sin is a homophobe...
    I simply do not understand why a lot of Christians focus on homosexuality being a sin. Their own Holy Book says that everyone is imperfect and everyone I have met has at least committed some sort of sin. So if we are all sinners, why is it the gays that get demonized?
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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

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    I simply do not understand why a lot of Christians focus on homosexuality being a sin. Their own Holy Book says that everyone is imperfect and everyone I have met has at least committed some sort of sin. So if we are all sinners, why is it the gays that get demonized?
    The same reason a kleptomaniac would get "demonized" for committing theft.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The same reason a kleptomaniac would get "demonized" for committing theft.
    I guess you are not familiar with the phrase "hate the sin, love the sinner." By your logic, all Christians should be demonizing every single person they encounter for their transgressions against God.
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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I guess you are not familiar with the phrase "hate the sin, love the sinner."
    I'm not sure about other states, but when the issue was put to the ballot here in SD, we voted for or against gay-marriage, not gays. I don't know of a single state which has banned homosexuals from it's borders.


    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    By your logic, all Christians should be demonizing every single person they encounter for their transgressions against God.
    Well, yeah, the evangelicals do that.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm not sure about other states, but when the issue was put to the ballot here in SD, we voted for or against gay-marriage, not gays. I don't know of a single state which has banned homosexuals from it's borders.
    I do not see how this is relevant. I'm not talking about gay marriage or voting.
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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I do not see how this is relevant. I'm not talking about gay marriage or voting.
    You're talking about hating the sin and not the sinner.

    Religious folks vote against gay marriage (= the sin), not gays (=the sinner).

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    People have the right to think whatever they want but when it gets to the point of nasty and not thinking of the others rights? That is where it becomes homophobic. Sure: people have the right to think it is a sin and I have every right to find them a homophobe if they are up in someones biz thinking loving someone else is a sin.
    I have the right to say anything I please, no matter how offended someone may become over my remarks. That's what free speech is all about.
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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You're talking about hating the sin and not the sinner.

    Religious folks vote against gay marriage (= the sin), not gays (=the sinner).
    Okay, I see what you mean. It doesn't address my original post, which stated that we are all sinners. If that's the case, how do "Christians" justify wearing shirts that say "God hates fags"?
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