Marriage Equality – A Lost Opportunity

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“The saddest part of disagreements over marriage equality has nothing to do with the legal question but everything to do with Christianity’s failure as a whole to lead in the right direction on this issue. Christians are missing a huge opportunity to not only love and encourage our own Christian LGBT friends, neighbors, and family members, but are also demonstrating to the world that we are simultaneously out of touch with both Jesus and the world. Insert forehead smack here.” – Corbin Lambeth

My thoughts exactly. Exactly. A lost opportunity.

Christians obsessed with being “biblical” have missed the entire point of the book.

The Bible is about love and reconciliation. Don’t strain a gnat and swallow a camel. Don’t ignore people in favor of rules.

Please.

You know that’s what made Jesus angry and what he focused on in virtually every encounter with the religious leaders — putting rules over people. And the more they thought they had him trapped by the rules, the more he pulled the rug out from under them.

Really. It’s about people, not rules. Always has been.

It’s about love.

Be the face of Jesus to a hurting world.

Love as he loved.

Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. Love God, love others.

That’s pretty much it.

 

4 thoughts on “Marriage Equality – A Lost Opportunity

  1. As you know I agree with you wholeheartedly and appreciate and respect your work tremendously!! I lately find myself exceptionally frustrated with the type of Christians who will read this specific blog and say “Corbin, there is no such thing as a gay Christian.” I find this all the more frustrating I think because if a follower of Christ truly believes this are they not biblically bound to LOVE the person in an effort to introduce them to Christ and “save their soul”? The maddening part is this seems to be biblical double talk to me. Some Christians readily want to say gays are not “saved” … then act like they do not care if they spend eternity in hell. And truthfully I can find nothing less Christ like than that …

    • I am in 100% agreement, Sister. That frustrates me too, to no end. That is why we KNOW it’s duplicitous. That is why we know that these Christians are more interested in maintaining their own worldview than really hearing Jesus. Exactly like the religious leaders of Jesus’ day. They could have heard Jesus and had their lives turned inside-out — and some did — but most put their own construct over what their long-awaited Messiah was revealing to them. For modern-day religious people, it’s the same. They are putting their own construct, their own understanding, over what Jesus taught so very clearly. Religious leaders parse up the teachings to the nth degree, and miss Jesus. It’s equivalent to tithing their garden spices and missing the weightier issues of the law: justice and mercy. That anger and frustration you feel are an alert to tell you, this isn’t right, this doesn’t fit. You stated it really beautifully, my friend.

  2. Thank you so much for this blog. It has been a Godsend for me this past month. I purchased your book from Amazon and look forward to reading it. I needed it on kindle as I am outside of the USA

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