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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by SECund2nun, Aug 29, 2014.
That is sad.
Tough question, I would love my kids regardless, hoping it's just a phase. They are all saved. After the game tonight I might google what the Bible says about it.
We all sin. We all need redeemed. Jesus in the redeemer. The End.
I'm not religious but the phase comment is a common and normal response re: this issue in particular (but of course many issues). I tend to think the mob is often too harsh (I have been guilty of this too) on those parents that might struggle with their child being gay or b/c they unable to deal with it. We are all flawed and I try to keep that in mind about others.
People don't go to Hell because God disowns them.
They go to Hell because they disown God and His Son.
Well, at least we got it straight on who is doomed. According to the uniquely (except not) informed, of course.
I agree that when it comes to personal religious beliefs, people would be wise to caveat absolutist statements with an "I believe ..." or, for example, a "According to Evangelical Protestant theology ..."
God does not disown his children, and neither should we. I think every parent who is honest with themselves would tell you that they love their children more than somebody else's child. What is interesting, though, is Jesus did not say that all people are God's children, so it seems that God operates in a similar way. In fact in John 8 Jesus told the Pharisees that they were children of the devil. And then in John 17 Jesus prays to the Father, "I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them."
Kid has got about $94,000 on the gofundme site set up for him. He'll be okay.
Also, I'm pretty sure his mother calls him a "son of a bitch".
I haven't heard many claiming "mortal sins" in the 21st century.
I did not watch the video.
Just thought this was an appropriate place to make the following comment:
I just watched a whole episode of That Metal Show with King's X bassist Doug Pinnick. I googled him at the same time to find out how many albums he's put out, and I learned on Wikipedia that he's gay. In an entire hour long interview on cable TV, he never once mentioned it, and no one brought it up. Why would it? It has nothing to do with his music, or his own worth as a human being. And I thought to myself, is this not what homosexuality should be? What's all this about "coming out"? Since when am I defined by my private life? I don't come on here and brag about how many chicks I've banged, and I'm sure you all appreciate that. I think there would be an exceptional level of tolerance in this country if private things were kept private instead of being flaunted.
I saw a movie called Mortal Sins once on Cinemax back when I was a kid. Personally, I remember liking it.
I'm sure that kid's experience would have been much different if he simply bought his boyfriend home for dinner rather than making a big deal about it and telling his parents he was gay. A simply goodbye kiss after dinner would have been all the fanfare he needed, and his homophobic parents would have probably not even noticed much less commented on it. It would have been no different than if he had done the same with a girlfriend. So simple.