I will never understand the mindset of church people who believe in welcoming paedophiles, sex offenders into their churches – offering up children as potential ‘sacrificial lambs’ in the process. They tell people the paedophiles/sex offenders must be forgiven, must be believed if they claim they won’t offend again. Bible texts are thrown about, with ‘we must not judge’ ‘we are all sinners’ generalisations projected. Grace, mercy etc are twisted to suit.
But….. if you are gay, well ‘that’ is the abominable sin. The terrible sin. The sin supposedly destroying Christianity. As per church people’s twisted interpretation, out of context, of OT verses.
If you are gay, you are pretty much not welcome, you won’t be allowed into ministry, you will be told your sexual orientation is sin and you cannot get married. Regardless of your heart, character and how good you are as a person. Regardless of how kind, compassionate, decent you are…… doesn’t matter. You’re gay.
But, paedophiles, sex offenders….. they have apparently not committed the abominable sin, and their intentional, deliberate and vile abuse they choose to make innocent children endure….. that’s okay. That’s forgivable, immediately. No judgment of their heart or behaviours allowed. And those who do have an opinion on this, are then deemed wrong. And paedophiles/sex offender types, know this. Know they will be protected and use this fully to their advantage.
But, for gay people who have never abused anyone …… it’s open season on abuse to them.
This can be the depth of the unhealthy minds and hearts of some church people. I have always known this is wrong, since attending an unhealthy and toxic Baptist church that projects these kinds of attitudes and abuse. I see these terrible attitudes promoted through many churches and organisations.
Yes, not all church people are like this, but too many are. And it is evil at work and succeeding.
Bizarre, unhealthy, abusive behaviours of those who use the Bible, to be abusive.
Absolutely nothing like the heart of Jesus.