Can True Christians Celebrate Easter and Homosexuality?

With the Christian celebration of Easter coming upon us Sunday, I thought this would be a good time to reflect on the state of the church, especially the Black church.

Easter commemorates the rising from the dead of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith. It is one of the holiest times of the year for Christians.

Unfortunately, we Christians have allowed liberals not only to remove anything acknowledging God from the public square, but we have also seemingly become ashamed of our Christian faith and values and unwilling to fight for them.

Today’s church has become as the sounding brass or the tinkling cymbal; full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Where was the outrage when liberal dunce and co-host of The View, Joy Behar equated our Christianity to a “mental illness?” Many White liberals are anti-God, so Behar’s words on The View did not surprise me; but to have Sherri Sheppard and Sunny Hostin, both who are Black, co-signing for Behar was stunning.

Last year, President Trump met with a group of Christian ministers who laid hands on Trump when they prayed for him; the ridicule from the media and liberals spread like wildfire.

So, it seems to be open season on attacking Christians, but let someone like me, say that homosexuality is incompatible with Christianity and watch the hatred that gets directed towards me.

Why is it that you can’t get a straight answer out of people like T.D. Jakes as to his views on homosexuality and the church? If you can glean from him where he stands on this issue from this video, please let me know.

Too many “self-described” Christians like Jakes and Kirk Franklin are also concerned about their homosexual base that they are too afraid to stand on what the Bible says.

Where are award-winning gospel artists and talk show hosts like Yolanda Adams or Mary Mary? Don’t they have an obligation to defend their faith when it is viciously being attacked and denigrated by liberals?

They have been given a public platform, but they have refused to use it. Former President Obama revealed his support for same-sex marriage and the Black church came down with a severe case of laryngitis.

There was a time when the church, as an institution, and preachers were highly regarded. Not anymore.

Many churches and preachers have turned into social clubs, who are desperately seeking approval and adoration from the public versus standing up for their values and principles they claim to believe in.

In 2013, the liberal Pope Francis famously said, “Who am I to judge,” when asked about homosexuality. Well, the Bible is pretty clear. Paraphrasing Matthew 7:16, “you will know a tree by the fruit it bears.”

Far too many Christians spend far too much time apologizing for their faith and their beliefs, instead of defending them.

Every group or organization is founded upon a shared set of values that everyone rallies around. To be a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), you must be a CPA or have a four-year degree in accounting. You can’t be an English teacher and demand membership. Your background is incompatible with membership in the AICPA.

You can’t be a member of Tall Clubs International (TCI) unless you are at least 6’2” for men and 5’10” for women. If you don’t meet these requirements, then your deficient height makes you incompatible with membership in this organization.

If you are a male, you cannot join a sorority; and if you are a female, you can’t join a fraternity. You don’t meet the requirements for membership.

Like this, if you are a homosexual, you cannot be a Christian in good standing in the church. I am fed up with preachers refusing to state this obvious tenant of the Christian church.

Let me again say for the record; homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity. Yes, we serve a forgiving God, but part of forgiveness is turning from our wicked ways.

God will forgive you for lying, but you must stop lying; God will forgive you for adultery, but you must stop committing adultery; God will forgive you for homosexuality, but you must stop committing acts of homosexuality.

If you are not willing to change your behavior, then your lifestyle is not compatible with Christianity. It’s just that simple.

I often tell my homosexual friends that they don’t deserve special treatment, because of their sexual preferences; but they do deserve equal protection because of their humanity.

So, when my liberal friends attempt to rebut me by saying “sin is sin and God doesn’t judge one sin more harshly than others.” I agree with them 100 percent.

My rebuttal to them is, of all the sins listed in the Bible, homosexuality is the only one that people are trying to legalize. No one is trying to legalize lying, murder, or adultery. That’s the difference.

So, as we celebrate this Easter, I hope Christians will once again rise and stand up for what the Bible says and no longer be intimidated by the liberal secularists.

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2 thoughts on “Can True Christians Celebrate Easter and Homosexuality?

  1. Javier Garcia-Julve says:

    “If you are not willing to change your behavior, then your lifestyle is not compatible with Christianity. It’s just that simple.”

    When we don’t want to accept simple truths, we complicate them enough to make them unacceptable. But it’s just like that, homosexual activity is sinful, and as such incompatible with christianity, not two ways about it.

    Nevertheless, it’s especially important when dealing with homosexuality—as a condition and as an activity—, to remember that we must hate the sin, but love the sinner. As a person, the homosexual is to be helped—not to be judged, as Pope Francis said—the problem being that the person accept its condition as morbid, and it’s understandable that they don’t, given the significance of sexual relationships for the human person. After life itself, sex life is the hardest thing to renounce. But that only means that they need extraordinary help, not that their conduct has to be accepted. And hating them doesn’t help. If anything, it only makes matters worse.

    But then, one thing is the condition—about which nothing can be done—and another the activity, which can be controlled, however hard it may be. Controlling it calls for exceptional spiritual and psychological resources that—with tragic irony—the churches shy about decidedly rejecting homosexuality lack, which is precisely why they don’t reject it, in the first place. This may be but yet another instance of churches conforming to the world instead of transforming it.

  2. Patrick Carriveau says:

    Pope Francis, has his problems, but he did not and has not ‘approved’ of homosexuality, with the now infamous “who am I to judge” qouote. Here is Catholic doctrine on homosexuality from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

    2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

    2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

    2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

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