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01/11/2013

Writer uses imagery of Christians being boiled in cauldrons to make some sort of point about LGBT acceptance

by Jeremy Hooper

From Jeff Robinson, a writer for the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (yes, there's a council for that):

This is an age when the die is cast, and every Christian will be called to give an answer on this question: is homosexual practice wrong or right? Some of us are still able to evade doing so right now. But that likely won’t last for long. It won’t just be famous ministers who have to speak truth on this matter. In some form, all of us will–bricklayers and basketball coaches and homemakers and professors and truck drivers and financial analysts and everyone in between.

In 19th-century Japan, persecution of Christianity reached such heights in some areas that all citizens were required to declare their hatred of Christ by stepping on a representation of him. The choice was simple. Many believers did not do so, and they were killed for their refusal, some of them in boiling cauldrons. America is not, praise God, at such a place. But we too face a momentous choice. Will we dishonor God and deny his scriptural and creational truth? Or will we honor God and confess the wisdom of his full plan, knowing that this plan and this plan alone leads to human flourishing and his glory?

FULL POST (which is also cross posted on the popular Patheos blog)
(h/t: Scott Hutcheson)

Ya know, just throwing out that whole Christian-boiled-in-cauldron thing for the fun of it. Never mind that many LGBT people are quite Christian, the supportive President at the base of Robinson's post is himself a Christian, and that religious acceptance of LGBT people is at a high. As the stakes that they have laid out in order to promote and foster a "culture war" start to fizzle out, anti-LGBT social conservatives are trying extra hard to cast a false dichotomy that pits basic respect against faith-based limitation.

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