It’s really way too late to be writing a post, but I tire of the sarcasm, negativity and skepticism coming from professing Christians about the fact the Mr. Obama will be their next president, much like Katrice here .
As always, the narrow focus of those on the far right are the hot topics, (that seem to be all that they care about) — abortion and homosexuality. Quite frankly, it seems like what most Christian conservatives really want is to damn all pro-abortion, (different than pro-choice), and homosexual people to hell. Way to reach them, church, ay?
See, I remember reading of reactions like this: “Jesus, why are you talking to the tax collectors?” they whined. “Jesus, how dare you associate with a woman like that!” “Jesus, why don’t your disciples wash their hands?” It’s always so easy to talk about other people’s sin.
Let’s get this clear. There are African-American Christians who are not Obama supporters. I have no problem with them or with anyone who is not an Obama supporter, but I am. Yes that’s right, I am a Christian and I support Mr. Obama. Biblically speaking, for what it’s worth, you must as well, come this January.
What I find interesting is the hatred, bitterness and name-calling that “Christians” feel the liberty to publish. They say foolish things like, “People think Mr. Obama is the Messiah,” or derogatory things like, “He’s the anti-Christ,” and this is all while trying to what — reach others for Christ? Give me a break, for real.
Listen here, children!
Do me a favor. Go dust off your bibles and read the book of James. When you get to part about looking in the mirror and walking away, stop. Try something new. Look at yourself, deal with your own sins and your own issues. Remember them?
There is one thing that the bible talks about way more than homosexuality and abortion, and that is love. People are God’s greatest treasure. All people! Loving people is our greatest responsibility! Loving them, not bullying them into our way of thinking. Love your neighbor — your Black, Latino, Asian, Caucasian, Democratic, Republican or Independent neighbor — as yourself. We don’t get a pass. We are to love everybody.
Don’t pee on my feet and tell me it’s raining!
Ironically, we Christians have our heads so far up our Bibles that we think being hateful is a way to stop the hate of abortion, and we are deluded enough to be convinced that treating homosexuals with contempt, shunning them, and despising them is a sure-fire way to force them to accept the LOVE of Christ. Go figure!
These are the things — this hate, this arrogance, this willful amnesia — that such were some of you. These are the things that Christians do that make me wanna cuss!
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
— Mahatma Gandhi