Misinterpretation of the Biblehas been ( and is being) used to bend people to a certain "will". When Jesus began his ministry, we learn that the Ten Commandments (which were still in effect) were given to man to show him how far he had fallen. Sin could never be stopped, only paid for with the blood of Jesus. THAT is what these kind of people want to ignore. Now, I'm talking about these so called Christian groups that preach hate. The old testament is full of rules and regulations meant for the Isrealites, NOT the general population. The Ten Commandments are listed as God's rules.....period. These are for everyone, not just the Jewish people.
Jesus taught love and compassion, not the hate these kind of people throw around. The hardest part for me was that a person might be a murder all of their life and just before they die, if they accept the Lord with all of their heart, they are saved. That's a hard one for me to get around sometimes, but I do understand that God is more concerned with our eternal life, not this one. THAT gives me comfort.
Is homosexuality a sin? Maybe, maybe not since it isn't in the Ten Commandments but it is covered by Moses. The thing to remember is that either way God loves all of us and longs for the best for our eternal lives.
Do I think homosexuals are going to hell? Well, many so called Christians are going to be thrown into the Lake of Fire. many homosexuals and non also. It has nothing to do with your desires, it has to do with a person's relationship with Jesus as Savior. PERIOD.
I think the hardest part for many to believe is that Jesus loves them no matter what. A person who accepts Jesus as their personal Savior finds that their life changes, as does how they see the world, for the best.
Again, I'm not talking about hate filled morons like this attorney andher "clients", I'm talking about honest believers who try and do no harm.
Now, as far as interpreting the Bible goes, the new Testament is pretty clear if we listen to Jesus' preaching. The bottom line is always thet to be saved you only need to accept the Gift of Salvation that God gave us through his son. I think that is where many people have a problem. They can't believe it's a gift. just accept it is all that is needed. No life changes are made at that time. But, be aware that anyone that truly gives themselves to the Lord will find their lives changed in many wonderfull and sometimes scary ways. I jut remember that God does all for my good, the good of my eternal life, not necessarily this flimsy earthly life.
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound preachy. I just wanted to maybe clarfy my feelings to all of this and why. I don't hate homosexuals, I don't judge them either. I feel for them as Jesus has told me, they are my brothers and sisters either way.
okay, I'll back out now. Sorry for the length of this post (as well as any typossince I am NO typist.)