Dear Internet Diary,
I was having a discussion with someone about a website. The website attempts to argue with homophobic evangelicals by claiming that Christianity is not homophobic. The person thinks that might be a strong argument against homophobia. And besides, many gays are Christians.
First of all, there is no argument for homophobia. Arguing that Christianity is not homophobic is not an argument against homophobia. It is an argument for Christianity. I sure can't support that.
Being gay is the default position in the argument between being gay and being Christian. Christianity is a lifestyle choice. Being gay is not.
Jesus may not have said anything about being gay. But he say that he supported the old laws and followed them. The old laws were not wishy-washy on the concept of homosexuality. It was a mortal sin, meaning punishable by death. Now, if you have to appeal to Christians for some reason, there is an argument. That is, the same chapters that condemn homosexuality as a mortal sin also condemn many other behaviors as mortal sins--behaviors that most if not all Christians consider perfectly fine. Other mortal sins are not considered "that bad" by Christians.
Thanks for listening.
Righter of Wrongs, Clearer-up of misconceptions everywhere.