One thing I’ve never really understood is extreme hatred. Maybe it’s because I was raised in a good home, but I just don’t understand how people can be so filled with hate. Hatred of race, religion, sexual orientation, petty difference, etc., etc. But even worse than that, I can’t understand, in any way shape or form, is how people can claim to be Christians and be filled with such hate.
I’m sure we’ve all heard of Westboro Baptist Church and they’re stance on homosexuality, different religions, and other such things. I’ve been appalled by what I’ve heard they do, and by the videos I’ve seen of what the members of this church do to the families of brave men and women who have died for our country at their funerals. But I saw this interview tonight, and I wanted to cry. It was featured on 20/20. I ask that you watch it:
(Sorry, but the video won’t play on WordPress, but it’ll take you to the YouTube link if you click on it)
This shocked me.
I am a Christian, and I DO NOT think this way! This, in my opinion, is evil. This is disgusting. This is sin.
I do not agree with homosexuality. According to the Bible (1 Corinthians 6:9-11), homosexuality is a sin along with adultery, theft, lying, murder, and other forms of sexual immorality. However this does NOT mean God hates these people. God does not hate. God is love. He sent Jesus to die for us because He loves us.
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” – John 3:17 (NKJV)
God hates sin, not people; He does not hate the people who sin, if He did, no one would be loved by God. Everyone would be going to Hell.
Pride is also sin. Hatred is also sin. He who is without sin, cast the first stone. (John 8:7)
I am a Christian, and I think that this kind of hatred inside of someone who claims to serve Jesus Christ is disgusting, wrong, evil, and sin.
What are your thoughts on this?