Love is not an enabler. In fact, love exposes. Love looks at sin, defines sin, condemns sin, but loves those who commit sin. Love in no way condones sin.
Both Christians and unbelievers manipulate scripture to suit their desires. Although devoted Christians do their best to get the interpretations of the Word of God correct, dissidence, factions, denominations, and variations of particular scriptures cause dissension at worst, disagreement at best. However, there are some scriptures which speak radically plain, and misinterpretation of those specific scriptures is simply an intentional act of wishful thinking.
Let me give you a few verses (Romans 1:24-27) which couldn't be more specific:
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator . . .
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also exchanged natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Could these words speak any more clearly as to the definition, conduct, and offense of homosexuality?
So why risk writing about this topic on my blog again? Why risk being called a bigot or homophobe? I'll tell you why. It's estimated that less than 4% of the total population in America is homosexual - or "gay" if you prefer. Yet the agenda to make this relationship or sexual orientation seem "normal" and acceptable is being forced on us via every medium. The public education system is indoctrinating elementary school children with their propaganda, encouraging not only an awareness of this tendency but an endorsement.
Series television must feel obligated to support their homosexual writers and actors because more and more of them are featuring episodes promoting the gay and bisexual agenda. (The Following, Criminal Minds, Bones, Rizzoli and Isles, to name a few.) Frankly, I find the portrayal of two guys lip-locked thoroughly and utterly depraved.
I know gay people. Some neat individuals. Like all of us, they have the ability to live their lives making difficult choices and reaping the consequences of those decisions. We all have the freedom to indulge our sinfulness. Most of us have our weaknesses. Christians who love Jesus fight and scratch to combat that flesh which makes ungodly demands on us. It's never easy to live upright lives. Not with our nature. Not in this life.
I'm giving the Christian perspective from the scriptures quoted above. Other Christians campaign for homosexual "rights" and gay marriage. They use God's love as their prop. Homosexuality is just another sin. We're all sinners. That it is, and that we are. But to promote sin is to ignore the word of God, regardless of the sin. And there's something to be said for sexual sin because of the "oneness" that's created with the merging of bodies. Bodies were designed in a specific way for that oneness to occur - encompassing the physical, emotional, and spiritual unions our Creator had in mind. Anything other than His way is called perversion.
Honestly, I guess I'm sick of the homosexual agenda. I'm not against the individuals who live this lifestyle. They get to choose it. I don't endorse it any more than I endorse lying, cheating, fornicating, stealing, et. al, so don't expect me to do so. And don't expect me to settle for the redefining of marriage to satisfy the sinful conduct of same sex relationships. No.
Lord, you died a gruesome death, took all of our sins on your body, in order to forgive us. With all of our various perversions of your word, our inescapable willfulness, our repugnant disregard for what's right, your love prevails. How you can love us is beyond our finite comprehension. Please lead us in your ways everlasting. Forgive us for our disobedience. Bring more souls to your kingdom through the one and only Truth in you. We're all desperate for you. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.