This is always a controversial subject whenever it is brought up, but as I always do, I will do my best to respect everyone’s views and opinions, and explain fact-based and faith-based why I believe what I believe. I acknowledge that many agree with me, and that many also do not. But I want to say first and foremost that no matter the disagreements and differing beliefs, I will respect and love ALL people, no matter what the difference, and I never treat anyone differently. With that being said, one of my favorite authors posted this on his blog the other day, and I think it sums it up pretty well.
“Of all the groups in the world who are “hated”, I often feel that none are hated more than Christians who are loyal to Jesus Christ and His teaching, who–despite popular belief–was not about hate, but love for and salvation of ANYONE who would ACCEPT Him as their savior. Bums me out how often His true purpose and message are completely overlooked or simply ignored. I love my Lord with all my heart and as a true follower of Christ I’m called to love ALL people as well… and I do: gay, straight, black, white, old, young, sick, healthy, mentally or physically challenged or not, liberal, conservative, Redskins fans, Cowboy fans, country or rock fans… and yes, that means you too. If you translate God’s teaching to intolerance/hate (despite Him commanding us to love EVERYONE) than I don’t know what to say… but I do know what to DO because my purpose never changes. So like it or not… I love YOU despite our differences, allegiances, choices or values. Matthew 22:36-40 – ”‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
So now onto the question.
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