My earlier question was whether you had been in the home of a heterosexual couple who live together without the covenant of marriage? Basically are you/we/the church holding heterosexuals to the same standard for holy sexuality as we are homosexual persons? Are we condemning non-biblical lifestyles with as much vehemence?
The sins of the flesh are part of the brokenness of all of us. Have we as a the body of Christ, the Church, soft-pedaled the sins of the flesh within our walls while building walls against those who are “not like us”?
Jesus made a point of hanging with sinners–those who needed healing. Wherever He may have been (gay pride parade, gay wedding, brothel, etc) I think He would have been there for the purpose of being Truth in the midst of sin and calling people to Himself. His conversation with the adulteress woman at the well was especially poignant–He knew the real and true longing of her heart and was the only one who could provide it.
In Abdu Murray’s book Saving Truth, he quotes Jenell Williams Paris, “even humble Christians who make every effort to be kind and gracious toward homosexuals are not really reaching out; they’re reaching down from a place of moral elevation.” He also quotes Michael Hannon, “If homosexuality binds us to sin, heterosexuality blinds us to sin.” Abdu Murray goes on to say “The fact is we are all bent rulers trying to judge others as crooked.”
I think these are important points as we examine our thoughts/behaviors/beliefs concerning the LGBTQ community. From the question earlier in the posts: How do we uphold the Truth of the Gospel and Jesus without compromise while loving others and pointing them to Christ?