Jesus and Homophobia

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‘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!

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9 thoughts on “Jesus and Homophobia

  1. Jesus warned that such a faith would lead not to life but to ultimate destruction: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).9

  2. Jesus yelled at the Pharisees and Sadducees. He spoke a great deal about leaving SIN behind. When the woman caught in adultery was brought to Him, He told her accusers, “He who has no sin cast the first stone.” BUT after they left he said to her, “GO AND SIN NO MORE.”

    • I guess not as you haven’t replied! Jesus doesn’t support your argument, he says that the majority don’t have the monopoly. He was always with the minority. Time to be more inclusive of gay people. If Jesus was here today people would be complaining about him associating with homosexuals!

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