Yesterday, i had to the most wonderful opportunity to witness to my best friend who began the Christian journey with me a year ago, but gave up. After talking to what Jesus has done in my life and answering her questions, she asked for podcasts that would help answer some tough questions she had. I sent her RZIM podcasts. After checking in with her today, she told me that she couldn’t be a follower of a religion that saw her sister (who identifies as a homosexual woman) as more sinful than her and her boyfriend. I attempted to explain to her that God doesn’t see sin the way we do, and sin is sin, and that her sister isn’t more sinful than myself. My question is, why is it that when we talk about homosexuality that we don’t talk about it in the scope that homosexual sins aren’t greater than mine, as a Christian woman currently engaging in abstinence? Is there a grading scale of sin? I do understand how inflammatory the topic of homosexuality is, but i feel that i do not know enough to communicate on behalf of my faith. How do i tell her that her sister is as loved as a person who lives a generally vanilla life? Is homosexual love more sinful than heterosexual love? While I do not condone homosexuality, am I wrong to attend a homosexual wedding? What is the role of the Christian in embracing the person and not the sin? I feel passionate about the subject because I see a population of people who feel like their sin would be above God’s power, but also that a lot of Christians treat homosexuals as “less than”.