Monday, February 11, 2013

Crossroads Christian Communications in the Gay Crosshairs

Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My friends at Crossroads Christian Communications have come under fire by homosexual activists. Apparently taking any public stance that is less than enthusiastic about gay sex is now something that results in social ostracization. I said years ago when gay advocates were pushing for "tolerance" that this was not about tolerance, it was about "we win - you lose". And that's the way it's being played out.

Over the years I have met many folks from Crossroads. They are committed evangelical followers of Jesus. I have never heard any of them utter an "anti-gay" statement, ever. Crossroads does view homosexual acts, along with a lot of other sexual behavior, as sinful, as Christians have for centuries. Jesus himself had some very "intolerant" views of what constituted sexual sin. Worse, he "hung out" with Moses at the transfiguration, and personally chose the apostle Paul to be his messenger to the Gentiles. So, I guess the Crossroads folks are in good company.

The question is: is there a place for actual diversity in Canada where persons of diverse views and convictions can participate fully in public life, or is there only room for the shriveling diversity of the left where everyone must think, speak, and act alike? Remember, Crossroads is being punished not for its actions, but its beliefs.

For an important article on the double-speak of "tolerance" and how we got to the discourse-shrinking place we are today, see The Illusionist: How Herbert Marcuse Convinced a Generation that Censorship Is Tolerance & Other Politically Correct Tricks by Robin Phillips.

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12 comments:

Pissedoff said...

Are you sure you mean shriveling and not sniveling>

newcenturion said...

I wonder how many wells and life changing projects supporters of the LGBT community are building in 3rd world countries...oh that's right none. Those evil Christians wanting to make life better for the poor and disadvantaged! Who do they think they are? What a sick world we live in.

Agent Smith said...

To be attacked for holding to Christian beliefs is to be totally expected. I pray Crossroads holds fast.

Alain said...

Excellent post. A lot of people get fed up with this ridiculous insistence by the radicals that everyone must endorse homosexuality as a great life style. At the same time none of them propose jailing consenting adults for the same life style contrary to the Islamists who give them a death sentence. Yet the same radicals remain silent when it comes to the Islamists and prefer to attack an imaginary foe.

I would also point out that had it been Adam and Steve instead of Adam and Eve none of us would be here.

RkBall said...

Sniveling works, too.

RkBall said...

NC - Based on my first-hand observations I think Christian missionaries are among the finest people on the planet.

RkBall said...

AS - Amen.

RkBall said...

Alain -- thanks for the thumbs up.

BTW, I'm just back from Africa myself and have been laid up with a severe flu compounded by an adverse malaria drug reaction. Thank God for Western medicine.

newcenturion said...

RkBall "Based on my first-hand observations I think Christian missionaries are among the finest people on the planet."

As a follower of "The Way" I tend to agree Rk ;)

Anonymous said...

From the sounds of it, "...have come under fire..." essentially means "...are getting criticized...", to which I say: "Yes, and?".

There is nothing wrong with criticizing stupid beliefs, in fact, we should feel compelled to do so. When these stupid beliefs are thrust into the public sphere, they should be swiftly and mercilessly dispatched. This is particularly so when they are used to justify retarded policy - social, economic, or otherwise.

All or Nothing said...

"Thank God for Western medicine." If you truly had the faith, you would let god decide just how sick you should get. I'm am mildly disappointed you would rather trust science than the will of god.

RkBall said...

God created the universe and created us as inquirers/discovers. Science is God-given. IOW, science is the will of God.

It's not either/or.

Jesus raised a young daughter from the dead. And then told her parents, "give her something to eat". Why didn't he just raise her from the dead nourished?

He raised Lazarus from the dead, but he was still bound with his grave wrappings. He told his relatives, "unloose him". Why didn't he just raise him from the dead loosed?

Grace is cooperative.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"