Posted from a friend
‘Homophobia’ – ‘unreasonable fear of, hatred or intolerance towards, homosexuals’.
Jesus says, in the ‘Sermon on the Mount’:
“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” He could have said do not provoke or oppress others with your religion.
“In *everything* do to others as you would have them do to you”
“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged”
For Jesus, religion is not pushy and has self-critique at its core, it asks ‘how does the other feel?’
Some Christians oppose homosexuality as a central part of their lived faith. But who would Jesus hate or be intolerant towards? No one!
Jesus challenges us to be better, loving. We follow someone who always spoke wisely and never said anything about homosexuality!