Thursday, July 11, 2013

On Being on the Unpopular Side of DOMA - Twice!

Ah! Now here is an article by Rosario Champagne Butterfield that I wish I had the talent and wit to write! Enjoy the whole piece from Desiring God: DOMA and The Rock

Here is an excerpt that really caught my attention (but do read the whole thing, since she says a lot more than just this little bit):

Lessons in Losing

    "So, here is what I have learned from being on the losing team of both historic, public, and political renderings of homosexuality.

    "Homosexuality is a sin, but so is homophobia. Homophobia is irrational fear of a whole people group, failing to see in that group God’s image diminished but not extinguished by sin, and that God’s elect people linger there, snared by their own design and awaiting gospel grace. Biding time. Think about that. Waiting like the caterpillar that spawned today’s butterfly. God has set apart a people from before the foundation of the world to receive his grace, and they are waiting for you in every nation and people group. It is an act of homophobia to believe that people in the LGBT community are either too sinful to respond to God’s call on their life, or to believe that people in the LGBT community have a fixed nature that will never, by the blustering, unfounded, and uncharitable declarations of secular psychology, change by the power of the gospel.
    The only fixed feature of the human constitution or badge of personal identity is the soul; imprint of God to us, it will journey from life to death to life and will last forever, permanently, for eternity in heaven or hell."

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