If you had even bothered to read the Bible you'd know that Jesus didn't say One word against homosexuality.
You could be refering to the Old Testament - but according to that slavery is OK, so maybe you want Arizona to re-introduce that as well? Don't even start me on all the things the Bible calls an abomination: Eating shrimps and other kinds of shell fish, eating pork, letting women talk in congregations... If we were to live by the Bible word-by-word the society would return to the dark ages. No christian wants that (presumably), so why single out being gay?
There were Old Testament laws that specifically applied to Jews for various reasons, proselytes for other, and even the sacrifical system was done away with once the "lamb of God" made the ultimate sacrifice.
This was to do with sin. that's the "why" of the cross.
The Bible is called the Word of God. In John 1, it makes clear that Jesus is the Word.
After Jesus was crucified and resurrected, the Bible states this:
And if that riles you up, read the rest of the chapter.
The bible calls homosexuality sin.
But some people do struggle with it.
where some "Christians" have gone wrong is to hate on and be abusive towards those who practice that particular sin in the same manner or worse than man are abusive toward Christians.
The difference is that Jesus commanded His people to love and to speak the truth in love. Telling someone that what they are doing isn't wrong. It's the loving thing to do. But you have to do it with love. Not some arrogant way or to be a jerk. Don't sacrifice truth and don't sacrifice love.
Jesus ATE WITH theiving tax collectors and prostitutes. How else is He going to save them and show them how much He loves them? Mere words?
He was willing to take the scorn of those who would point the finger at Him like he was wrong to do so. but He did because He loves them and wants to draw them to Himself. and He can change hearts and lives. No one comes to Jesus perfect. We come to Him broken. And He fixes and transforms our lives, HELPING us to live right. Not just spouting impossible commands.
I am a big-time Apple fanboy for a reason. they make the best stuff. And they make sound business decisions. they have a lot of wisdom. but this is overstepping things. Similar to ObamaCare. Everyone wants their way, but when the Christians have something to stand on, it's targeted. Abortion pill in the ObamaCare mandate that I have to fund? Really? Regardless of the fact that it's a huge moral dillemma? Before that, a "religious" institution in Marriage is violated because... well "nobody" cares where it came from?
Now, this. A great company pushing morally dubious pressure on a STATE. Just because they are adding money to the state.
So that's how it is now huh? Want to do business? Check your freedoms, laws, and morals at the door...
Actually pretty horrific.
The thing that is compeltely missing here is that this bill DOES NOT discriminate against anyone. It simple PROTECTS those who have a right to be protected. If you run a ministry, you shouldn't be forced to hire someone who lives in complete opposition to what your ministry stands for. What's next? MENSA getting into trouble for discriminating against non-geniuses? The Senate getting in trouble for
The Bible teaches that homosexuality is sin. Therefore, no church should have a homosexual pastor forced upon them. that's the kind of thing this bill is going for.
Protection for religious freedoms does not equate discrimination against anyone - it is the homosexuals trying to it out to be so. meanwhile, they discriminate against the church that is being guarded here. And they wont' stop until the guard is torn down and they can run roughshod all over religious freedom.
They want legal protections but don't want Christians ot have them. so much for "tolerance." LOL