British Olympic diver Tom Daley recently made a YouTube video to announce that he is in a relationship with a man and while the majority of commenters on the video are very supportive, that sizeable group of Christian nutters are out in force again.
Well, I’m not a Christian, but I’m sick and tired of the hypocritical nature of their judgements and pronouncements. The truth is that Christianity is the lazy man’s religion; they can’t be bothered to follow the rules laid out in the Bible, but they love to pick and choose the ones they can use to condemn others.
Obviously, I’m talking here about the type of Christian who would leave comments such as these on the YouTube channel of a young man just wishing to live his life:
p.s. So sick of gays pushing their homosexual agenda. Indeed you have a right to be gay and I have a right to not be accepting of a sick sinful lifestyle that is displeasing to ALMIGHTY GOD and which causes him to cast you into THE FIERY FURNACE FOREVER WITH NO CHANCE OF MAKING IT INTO HIS KINGDOM. AMEN. and thank you all for recognizing that im entitled to my own opinion as well. p.s.s theres no difference between gay and bisexual they’re all gay. — GreenerBull871
Or this informed opinion by user david wilkinson:
And see this article for a load of filthy tweets by filthy people on the matter.
I was moved to write a response. Here it is.
To all the religious nuts (specifically, in this case, Christians) who appear to be obsessed with homosexuals, can’t you see that you are being hypocrites? If you truly believe that the laws of the Old Testament hold true (something I will address further down), then why don’t you obsess over every pronouncement equally? Are you so holy that you consider yourself to have the authority to proclaim which of God’s laws matter and which do not?
Let’s consider some examples, shall we?
A. Have you ever ejaculated and then not had a bath or shower right away? You’re going against God!
Leviticus 16 When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.
B. Have you ever touched a woman who was having her period? You’re going against God.
Leviticus 19 When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening.
C. Have you ever eaten pork or ham? You’re going against God.
Leviticus 11:7-8 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
D. Do you have a tattoo or piercing? You’re offending the Lord.
Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
E. Had a haircut or trimmed the old beard? Sinner!
Leviticus 19:27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
F. Ever gossiped about someone? Sinner!
Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the LORD.
G. Are you demanding that children who swear at their parents be put to death? Why not?
Exodus 21:17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
H. Been remarried? Uh oh! I smell brimstone…
Mark 10:11-12 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
I. Worked on the Sabbath? You God-hater!
Exodus 31:15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
J. Are you a woman who has ever spoken in Church, or a man who has allowed his wife to? Shame on you!
Corinthians 14:34-35 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
K. Ever eaten shrimp, prawns, mussels…? Abomination!
Leviticus 10-11: And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
L. Had sex before marriage or failed to stone to death women who have? Law breaker!
Deuteronomy 22:20-21 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you
These are just a few examples, I could quote plenty more. You may be sitting there bemoaning the Old Testament and claiming to be a follower of Christ and his rules, and you’d have a case:
All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” (Galatians 3:10)
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us. (Galatians 3:13)
But of course, then Leviticus 18:22 is also null and void: Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
Hmm. Then we come to the fact that Jesus preached about non-judgement and loving thy neighbour. He protected Mary Magdalene (who was treated as an outcast by a section of society) when so-called religious folk wanted to stone her.
You people who are standing in judgement of and, in many cases, actively attacking (whether verbally or physically) gay people, are the villains in a modern day parable and you are too blind to see it.