Bashing Homosexuals...And Blacks, Latinos, and Women?!! - 12/17/2006

I would be interested in your showing me the specific verses that condemn homosexuality. I know well the scripture regarding Sodom and Gomorrah, and I see nowhere in or around it that specifically states that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because the cities were filled with vile homosexual men and women. If you can give me the exact quote (no personal interpretation) stating that they were destroyed for that reason, I will pay you one million dollars!

While we are on this subject, when you read the story of the angels who visited Lot and his family, have you never questioned why Lot chose to put his virgin daughters’ lives at stake just to save these visitors, which Lot did not immediately recognize as angels? Would you do that to your children over strangers who are visiting? That’s a hard question to answer if you do NOT understand the culture in which Lot was dealing. Most Christians just gloss over that verse in hopes that no one will ask them to explain it.

2.Second, regarding the scriptures, we can cover the stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, the book of Romans (supposedly stating that gays are condemned to hell), and various other books in the New Testament. I am more than willing to cogently go over each of the clobber passages and show you how conservative Christians misinterpret them because they want to find someone to marginalize. Since they can’t do it to Blacks and Latinos any longer, since woman started to holler for equal rights, they can’t do it to women any longer. Since they can’t do it to interracial couples any longer, they move on to the next target: gays. And when they can’t do it any more to the gays, they will move on to another target. Thankfully though that the God of Abraham, David, and Isaac is stronger than any legalistic faux religion.

I can intelligently, theologically, and confidently present to you why I can walk around with my head held high (to the chagrin of conservative Christians the world over) and say that I lay my claim to the throne of Glory just as much as the heterosexual does.

And, by the way, using your own logic, you would not even know anything about the scriptures because both you and I are gentiles. The Jews fought hard and severely to prevent the message of the Lord being presented to the gentiles. When Paul talked about doing it, he had so much opposition to it that he had to separate himself from his preaching partner. Preaching to the gentiles was considered sinful and against God at that time. Doesn’t that sound like the same argument that is being used against gays now? Funny how history repeats itself. Of course, it does. Ecclesiastes tells us that there is nothing new under the sun.





CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:


All your questions are answered in the following articles and email responses from our website.  I encourage you to read them fully and carefully.  Perhaps your pride will be replaced with repentance.  You may keep your million dollars. 
Lot committed a sinful act - an act I'm sure he figured was the lesser of two evils.  He is not championed as having done something righteous here.  You'll find that we speak scriptural truth on homosexuality.  We are not looking to "marginalize" homosexuals.  Our only agenda is upholding the Word of God.  I don't know who you think is using Christianity to marginalize blacks or Latinos, but it certainly hasn't been us.  We have not tried to marginalize women - my wife is an equal part of this ministry, and we simply hold to God's Word when it comes to women.  In Scripture, women are to be honored.  We don't marginalize interracial couples.  Moses' brother and sister chastised him for marrying a black woman.  They were punished by God for their bigotry.  In none of these instances are there scriptural teachings to support the bigotry.  However, there are clear biblical teachings against homosexuality.  Anyway, I hope you'll stop wasting time putting forth straw man arguments, and read the links I posted above.  May the Holy Spirit speak to you through His Word.

In Christ,

Ben Rast
Contender Ministries