Retorts to the “Super” Christians in your life
Isn’t it silly that we Lucky Mothers even have to deal with the “Super” Christians? You would think that being “Super” Christians they would have grasped the concept that Jesus is Love; that Jesus never said a word against homosexuality; that the bible was written and translated thousands of years ago by men in a very different time and culture; that we really aren’t supposed to judge others and that they would know to err on the side of love. You would think they would know the bible is the “living” word and as humankind has grown and learned, so to have our interpretations of the bible. We know longer think the bible tells us the world is flat or that is okay to own slaves or that women should be treated as lowly owned property. Unfortunately, they do not seem to know any of these things and we do have to deal with them, too many of them. And, if they are close family or friends, we have to hold space for them to evolve.
So, I am a Christian. And, though I did memorize all of the books in the bible in the third grade, I am in no way a biblical scholar. As a Christian, I know we are made in the image of God, and that makes all of us worthy and lovable. At some point in my early twenties it became very apparent to me that being gay was biological and not a choice. Science backs this up. So, how could being gay be sinful when God is the one that created them? You’ve probably heard this verse that sums things up for me.
Psalm 139:13-14New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well
A great source for responding to “Super” Christians and having a better grasp of what the bible really says about homosexuality is God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines. My responses borrow heavily from Matthew Vines, in a very simplified way. Please, please, please read his book for much more insight.
Six passages in the bible are what stigmatize gay people. You can read through them using the navigation above.