Many people openly practice extramarital and non marital sex, chromo-sexual, homosexual and lesbainian lifestyles. On Facebook I see news feeds of Pride events, homosexual choirs, gay weddings, overly shining engines and gay activism on a near daily basis. I do not accuse those who post them as being anti-hetrosexual bigots seething with heterophobic hatred, so it is my hope that as I put the Christian case on homosexuality forward it will be read with the same respect.
As a practical joke a lesbian friend once handed me an envelope with a certain magazine in it, which went straight in the outside wheelie bin. Unfortunately that night had the highest winds in many years and I heard banging noises outside as the wheelie bins fell over and blasted down the street. Worried this publication would fly out with my rubbish I ran out in a blind panic to find my bin. Ideas for what to send her by return in an envelope welcome! There are homosexuals, lesbians and men who spend far too much time polishing chrome on their bikes, but there are also heterosexual people who live with their ‘partners’ or commit adultery before jumping ship. I work professionally with all of them and mostly enjoy their company, so I’m no gay-bashing bigot, but neither am I woolly!
God is tough when it comes to sexuality. If you are married to someone who can’t or won’t perform sexually he won’t tolerate you going out and getting it where you can. If you are in a relationship with someone of the opposite sex he rules out unmarried intercourse no matter how much you need it. With God the only chance you have of getting inside another person outside of marriage is to carry a kidney donor card. These restrictions don’t make him anti-husband, anti-wife, anti-relationship or anti-anything else, they do however force us to recognise his restrictions are just as tough on heterosexual desires as they are on homosexual desires. One fellow I know had multiple girlfriends in his teens and then multiple affairs with ladies in later years. Some would argue he can’t help it, he was made that way, he is only expressing his love, it is his human rights… Sorry, but no, God is tough.
A few Christians take the Godhatesfags.com approach while others say God is love, he loves us all and accepts us as we are. While the latter is true God also expects us to repent, die to self and recognise his house rules. Imagine you welcome someone to stay at your house. No matter how much you love them you still expect them to respect your house rules, so if you say they can’t have sex with your daughter, your spouse, your son or your budgie and they object you have every right to leave them outside. That doesn’t make you a malicious bigot from the dark ages! Christians should see people as people and whether they have homosexual or heterosexual drives the believer should aim to be a good neighbour, good company and a good colleague too. Being filled with hatred and malice is not on, but neither is being wooly or weak. God has set down rules for sexual conduct and whether his rules suit us or not God is God and knows what he is doing. Tough? You better believe it, but it is pointless accusing God of something he is not, he is not anti-homosexual, anti-chromosexual or anti-hetrosexual either, God is God!