An Associate Pastor’s wife has made headlines for referring to the Southern Baptist Convention as “Shiite Baptists” for opposing homosexuality and the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow in homosexual scout leaders.
The Associate Pastor resigned in the wake of his wife’s article (although he claims he was fired).
This has naturally sparked another round of debates about how Christians are to view homosexuality. For the record, the Bible repeatedly condemns it, a fact that many in the church have decided to ignore.
But how fair is it to compare Baptists to Shiite Muslims? Sure, both groups view homosexuality as a sin, but Muslims teach that homosexuals are to be executed, while Christians teach that they are to be loved.
So while the media is having its field day calling Christians hate-filled homophobic bigots, don’t forget that they also champion Islam as being the religion of peace. Sure, one group kills homosexuals, and one group is called to love them, but the media has it totally backwards.
I will be the first to admit that there are sign-waving protestors who scream in the name of Christ, but as I have said so many times, that is not Christianity; that makes up an extremely small percentage of church goers.
All people, whether homosexual or heterosexual, must come to the Father the same way: through Jesus Christ. Any true Christian wants to convert, not kill, so please don’t call me a Shiite.