The title of this piece is the title of a FoxNews.com post by writer Joseph Abrams; dateline today.
The eye of this latest "gay" storm is Stephenville, Texas, and a Tarleton State University student whose student-director "class project" is a take off on Terrence McNally's 1998 play, "Corpus Christi."
Twenty-six year old university student John Jordan Otte says that his motivation for the work is to "bring people together" and help gain acceptance for gay Christians, who he said often feel alienated from their churches. Otte [has] said he is a devout Christian.
Christ is portrayed as the "King of Queers" and is said to perform a "wedding ceremony" for two disciples.
Understatedly,according to Abrams, religious Stephenville residents are a little "cross"...which is an interesting choice of words...about the whole thing and local pastors are campaigning to prevent the play from showing. But this is a university town and school officials have already rescheduled the play to an inconvenient time, limited attendance, and increased security.
Here is where the mind of the Essayist starts to kick in. Christ is not just King of Queers but also of all sinners including (but not limited to )liars, thieves, adulterers, whisperers, pedophiles, murderers, and every other color of sin and perversion for which He suffered and died. The problem is this; those who find fulfillment in things evil don't realize they are subjects of a different king...the author and king of all evil; HaSatan (Hebrew for Satan). Christ is King of all Creation whether or not said Creation acknowledges or is aware.
Isn't it interesting too that "church ladies" and pastors get atwitter over certain in-your-face behaviors...they...we...I...find objectionable, but remain silent on others. Taking a page from the Apostle Paul I embedded "whisperers" between "adulterers" and "pedophiles." [See Romans 1:22-32] Some churches block or restrict admission of known pedophiles access to church and thus to children in the church. No lo contendre. But who will say we should forbid "gossipers" (read, whisperers)from attending. Who spoke out against the philandering of FDR, JFK, or WJC, to name three (Democrats all...[smile]...moving right along).
Hell is just as hot for gossiping as it is for adultery, homosexuality, and pedophilia. Obviously [to the Essayist], churchy indigence isn't merely a matter of abhorrence of sin; it's more our abhorrence of certain sins. The church...your church...my church needs to treat sin as does God and to do the same with sinners.
"If someone says, 'I love God,' and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?" [1st John 4:20]. Lord, I have a question: Does this mean I need to love those Paul included in his long list? Those both on the street and in the church? and God said, "Go figure!" Oh my. That's a hard thing to do.
Think on these things. e.c.