**I take issue with the term "respect."
We should not respect sodomites, any more than we should respect someone who beats his wife or spends his life high on drugs.**
Doesn't this fly in the face of "Love the sinner; hate the sin?" Even Christ loved the goodness in sinners and told them to "Go forth and sin no more." after a healing encounter or simply even a casual encounter.
posted on 07/31/2003 9:19:44 AM PDT
(†With God all things are possible.†)
Doesn't this fly in the face of "Love the sinner; hate the sin?"
Not in the slightest. Showing respect to someone who is committing serious sin encourages them and confirms them in their course of action.
If you encountered someone who was in the habit of bragging or flaunting the fact that he was an adulterer and proclaiming his adultery as an "identity" of which he was "proud" you would do your best to avoid the company of someone like that. You certainly wouldn't show him respect.
posted on 07/31/2003 9:27:10 AM PDT
(God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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