Most of them worse than baseless.
~Carrie Prejean, “assaulted” for anti-gay views
~Sean Penn, “ugly” for admonishing anti-gays
~Google maps, “insidious”
And now for the more memorable moments of the article...
“But we must ask ourselves - as the church, what should our response be? The answer for me comes in looking back at how the early church responded to similar opposition.”
“Today rather than facing the lions, the church now faces the merciless jaws of litigation.”
“The attitude against the church is the same but the venue for persecution has been modernized.”
"The interesting thing about fear is that it desensitizes us to the needs of others by causing us to be preoccupied with our own concerns."
Funny, I was just using that last part to describe people like you. I wonder who read who’s mind...
Of course, he’s not talking about himself, he’s talking about the churches who are fearful of being vocally anti-gay.
Shrilling right along..
"Will the only message they hear be one that directly opposes God's divine plan and creation?"
Mr. Buchanan, how do you get from 3% of the population to 100% of the "message"? Please show your work.
Proclivity: a natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
And now to use it in a sentence...
The homosexual had a proclivity for anonymous sex.
And now to use it in another sentence...
In the effort to dehumanize gays and lesbians, the man used the word "proclivities" to describe their relationships.
It appears that God's divine plan included procreating with members of one's immediate family.
More on God’s divine plan:
Genesis 2:19-20:So, God’s “divine plan” included incest and almost bestiality.
19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.
But for Adam no suitable helper was found.
IOW, it's a cause worth dying for, but all you have to do is speak up about it.
Jeff Buchanan is a pastor and the Director of the Exodus Church Association(www.exoduschurchassociation.org), a national network of more than 120 churches helping those dealing with same-sex attraction to live a life that reflects the Christian faith.