March 18, 2005

Christian Witnessing, part 2

In case it's not clear, part 1 is here.

Ok, so I've got this guy who's posted some comments. I find I'm responding to these comments as a blogger, as a Christian, and as a homosexual. Let's take them in that order, shall we?

As a blogger, I'm a tiny part of the long tail. As such anyone bothering to look at this is welcome, and anyone taking the time to send me email or post a comment is doubly welcome. On the other hand, Probity Rules isn't so much engaging me in a conversation, he's flinging religious memes, presumably hoping some will stick. He used a humorous mention of gay marriage to quote Leviticus; he used my noting an atheist's post to quote 1 Corinthians in a concealed way, calling Paul "a former Jew" and using a version of the Bible that I would consider simplified for the modern man, seemingly trying to hide the fact he's quoting the Bible. Probity Rules is welcome to engage in a conversation; he is welcome to start his own blog, assuming he doesn't have one already. More trollish comments will be laughed at unmercifully.

As a Christian, I think he's doing a horrible job witnessing for his faith. If you're going to quote the Bible, then quote the Bible, give chapter and verse, and give some context for how it applies in the present circumstance. As a starting point for where I'm coming from, I believe the Bible was inspired by God, not dictated verbatim by God, and I know personally that my being a homosexual was as directed by God as my being right-handed.

As a homosexual, I'm pissed. The "God Hates Fags" meme that has invaded the Christian right is why I'm afraid for my family if I'm publicly out around them. The so-called ex-gay therapy is harmful and ineffective enough, in my opinion, that if it was being practiced by doctors there would be constant malpractice suits. And this weasel refers me to Leviticus, specifically because Jesus never said a word about homosexuality.

So, I'm going to stop there, since I'm getting into Justly Angry mode, which is never a pretty sight. Comments? Go for it.

Posted by Owlish at March 18, 2005 02:53 PM | TrackBack
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