Wednesday, April 8, 2015

For John C. Wright and other homophobes who want people to believe they are Christians

I'll use the Douay-Rheims translation because Wright's a conservative Catholic, but conservative Protestants who want to be thought of as Christians can use King James. The message is the same:

1. Speak respectfully. 1 Peter 2:17 has no qualifications: "Honour all men."

2. Don't judge. Luke 6:36 is simple: "Judge not, and you shall not be judged."

There aren't any exceptions to either of those. You're welcome to disagree with anything you wish, but if you want anyone to believe you're Christian, keep those verses in mind when you do.

ETA: This is in response to Wright's The Perversion of a Legend. I wish every self-proclaimed Christian would try to remember another bit of advice, Luke 10-24: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself." But if you can't manage to love your neighbors, at least try to honor them all and keep from judging them.

ETA 2: If you follow the link to Wright, you won't find the reason for his rant, but if you follow the link he provides, you'll learn a detail from the end of The Legend of Korra—a detail that I think is really sweet.

ETA 3: Something I just said on twitter:
Jesus didn't a say a thing about sex. Even if he disapproved, his reaction to wrong-doers was to invite them to dinner.