You know how the media is…always a slant on something and it takes months before we get more of the picture, but I can’t help but to speak up on this story where a homosexual middle school student is killed for being (allegedly) flirtatious and I wonder if the murderer would have shot a girl for flirting with him?
Does anyone else see the hypcrosiy in this statement from the article?
“We hear a lot from teachers who feel handcuffed because they don’t know how to respect those rights and create a safe space for children who aren’t comfortable with it.”
So where is the safety for those who are comfortable with it? After all, it was the homosexual student who got killed, not the heterosexual boy.
If it was a girl flirting with him, I doubt it would have escalated to aiming a gun in the back of a middle school student’s head.
But nonetheless, both boys and girls need to know when to stop. They need to understand when no means no and how to respect each other’s boundaries. The boy who brought the gun to school should be taught how to establish his bubble space and homosexual boys ought to know to respect it. However, the continual onslaught of hate is leading the next generation into a social war.
But aside from the obvious need to learn what respect means, this homosexual conversation just isn’t going away.
So until the public schools figure out how to handle this, maybe the faith community can extend some grace and wisdom. I am sure that many Christian churches still claim to have the answers for today’s culture, but somewhere along the line treating gays like they are a disease waiting to pounce on them just isn’t healthy for our society. So much of today’s oppression comes from the Christian community and it’s time that we say enough is enough.
I fully understand the concern about sexually transmitted diseases, but heterosexuals aren’t immune to getting diseases and it isn’t the fault of the gay community that the heterosexuals are getting STDs. But are STDs the only dilemma we’re facing in America? According to AbortionNo.org
Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.; Catholic women account for 31.3%, Jewish women account for 1.3%, and women with no religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as “Born-again/Evangelical”.
1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).
I just can’t help but to wonder if all these women getting abortions are heterosexual, because a lesbian can’t get pregnant from another woman and why would she get pregnant with a guy then abort? It seems to me (and I may be wrong) but there are more heterosexual women getting abortions than homosexual women.
But I don’t see middle school guys shooting girls who have gotten an abortion while they sit in front of them in class.
Whether it’s homosexuality or abortion, the church seems silent on this one thing…grace. We have seen an increasing number of homosexual suicides and as you saw from the stats above, many women who get abortions are Believers. Why do gays and pregnant women suffer so much in today’s society that has several churches in every town? It’s not about their ‘sin’, it’s about a tremendous deficiency of grace. It’s about the ‘sin’ of the church. It’s the non belief the churches have..that Jesus didn’t really pay for sin. Many Christians deny the power of the cross.
Pointing the finger with belittling and condemning messages is not going to bring healing to our country, only grace can do that. And isn’t the church supposed to be the deliverer of the message of reconciliation? Are we not to be the ones who brings grace in the name of our Lord?
You who are without sin cast the first stone.
I’m sorry, maybe I should make this more clear… you who has not committed murder in your heart by hating a brother, throw the first stone. That means if you hate gays, you can’t cast the stone! Because you have already murdered them in your own hearts.
You who has successfully forgiven everyone who has ever hurt you or other loved ones, hurl the first rock.
All those who have tamed the tongue in perfection, preach the first condemning sermon.
Those who feel as though they can accurately wield the Law as a weapon, cast aside Jesus who said he came to fulfill the Law and become your own god by sentencing others to death.
The letter of the Law kills, it brings death.
The Spirit comes and brings life through grace.
Maybe it’s the church who are the unbelievers…walking around with beams in their eyes, still veiled and lacking the clarity needed to understand that sin was defeated at the cross.