I was at a pink/blue party with some Christian friends. If you don’t know, pink/blue parties are gatherings where a pregnant couple reveals the sex of the baby because phone calls aren’t enough anymore, apparently.
Anywho, my buddy knows I’m unemployed and told me that Home Depot was hiring a whole lot of new people for the spring season. Another one of our friends heard it and spoke up, saying that Home Depot was one of the places that homosexuals were supporting. “I don’t even go there anymore,” he said.
It’s an interesting thing to face these conundrums. The Right Wing in me says, “Gays are wrong RAAAH!” But the Left Wing in me says, “Grow up, you homophobe!” I’ve learned that when I come across a conflict of belief, I need to settle it ASAP, so I pondered the matter over roast beef and fruit salad (terrible combination, by the way). The answer came pretty quickly, as it’s one I’ve learned before.
So, Gay sin is apparently worse than other sin, now?
Why do Christians say homosexuality is wrong? Because it’s icky? Or because it’s a sin? Sin, of course. My BROTHER is icky and he’s straight (barely)! So, now that we have that established, let’s look at something else.
All sin is equal. Murder equals candy theft, prostitution equals slapping somebody, bank robbery equals watching Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo. All bad. How is this possible? Murder is way worse than stealing some Kit-Kats! Yes, but only on a human level. In God’s eyes, sin is sin is sin. Any tiny sin separates us from God, that’s why you can’t get legalistic with “lesser sin” and “greater sin” in terms of God’s approval. He loathes ALL sin, ever teeny tiny one. Why? Because it separates us from him and he wants nothing between us.
So, if all sin is equal, we as Christians have no right to say that homosexuality is the sin to end all sins.
This person at the party didn’t want to go to Home Depot because gays supported it. From what we said earlier, that can be translated to sinners support the Home Depot, therefore he will not shop there. You see how ridiculous that is?
Sinners support all kinds of stuff, good and bad. Sinners shop at Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A, for goodness sake. If you don’t want to go to a business that sinners support, you need to stop shopping. A, because they’re everywhere. B, because YOU are a sinner. You have done no better than the homosexuals because you are a sinner, too. We all sin, and perhaps the Christian does so less (or is supposed to), but even then, every little sin provokes God’s wrath.
That’s the beauty of the cross. It wipes away ALL sin–Kit-Kat theft, murder, even that horrid, abominable, icky sin called homosexuality. Because God sees them all equally and abolished them all equally with Jesus’s blood.
My point? Shop with the gay people; they’re not worse a people than you are. Home Depot isn’t selling gay products, and if they are, they’ve SEVERELY deviated from their original stock!