An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave. -- Robert Anton Wilson
Love sinners...but do not excuse sin. People ALWAYS rush to use Christ to justify their position when it is convenient but ignore the inconvenient parts. Christ absolutely showed love to the prostitute. He showed caring and compassion. He also directed her very clearly...go forth and sin no more. but...well...lets just gloss over that part.
There are no perfect people. We all fall short. Many do NOT believe homosexuality is a sin and GOOD ON THEM. They should live, love and be happy. Many believe in God and follow Christs teachings (though some just use them when it is as mentioned earlier...convenient). The preacher in question believes in the word of God and does not believe homosexuality...a sin...should be allowed. His faith...his practice...his choice. Some very judgmental types (irony there, right?) have quickly pounced on his position because he dares to not agree with them.
Denying people access to your church because you think they're sinners is the exact opposite of christianity. Too many people are making **** up to fuel their hate. This guy is a terrible christian and apparently wouldn't know the bible from his own asshole.
And this means what exactly? Last time I checked, both claim to follow the teachings of Christ. The guy who wouold have never thrown anyone out of his house. A point you have yet to admit orYou do realize that the Baptists are not like the Catholic Church do you?
Or even better, if you can tell me how not-discriminating is a sin, I'll also capitulate. (I'd like to see the bible verse)
By letting someone into your church you're not condoning every sin they've ever committed. You're simply giving yourself an opportunity to preach to them.
Picking and choosing which sins you think are worse than others is distinctly contradictory with the bible.