Originally posted by dmz
First of all, I don't fit the definition of "bigot" -- I have my sin issues and so do you -- I don't pretend to be better than any other sinner, we are all created in the image of God. Second, suicide goes a little bit deeper than just self-deprication, it is the ultimate act of rebellion agianst God -- I don't see how something that should be as innocuous as 'love' exhibit that level of willfullness. I can't see that at all.
If you can't see it then you're willfully blind.
"Self-deprecation"? "The ultimate act of rebellion against God"? What kind of "Christian" smoothly moves past the unnecessary death of innocents with a few glib bible study chestnuts?
Gay teens are just coming to grips with there sexuality, just like straight teens. In most parts of the country, still, that means they must deal with the dawning realization that their god given sexual desires are regarded by their peers, parents and culture at large as ugly, deformed, hateful, shameful, and "an abomination in the eyes of the lord", a medieval prejudice perpetuated by people like you, DMZ.
The chaotic years of adolescence are difficult for anyone. Throw in the notion that you are a monster, and that you must either strenuously repress this major component of who you are or risk ridicule and abuse and it's surprising that as many gay people get through it as they do.
You claim as your sole source of moral authority the fact that the bible labels homosexuality a sin, and from this proceeds all this incredible damage. Yet, like so many of your "christian" brethren, you have no trouble with ignoring the things the bible labels as sin, or abomination, that would be inconvenient for you to avoid.
So you get to ally your personal distaste for homosexuality with a selective reading of the bible and come before us as a man of faith, calm and "forgiving" and anointed in Christ's blood.
I think it's disgusting, and it has nothing to do with Christ's teachings, and in some part of your heart you must know it.
You better pray hard that that whole "heaven and hell" deal is a crock, because what do you think god makes of people who contribute to the ongoing abuse of his children?