1. Jon says

    Most theologians agree that based on biblical examples, Jesus would NEVER be involved in demonstrations like this one:

    1. He repeatedly clarified to his followers that it was not his purpose to be involved in politics or overthrow any governments.

    2. He specifically said to “render unto Caesar” – not just an instruction to pay taxes, but another indication that he didn’t seek to use his position to strong-arm government.

    3. He always sought to meet the needs of people – showing his greatest compassion toward those deemed as ‘sinners.’ Never did he seek to ‘punish’ them or take their rights away.

    4. The entire message of Jesus was about love, forgiveness, mercy, compassion… all the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ – NOT hatred, disdain, judgment, etc.

    5. Jesus instructed that his followers “turn the other cheek” instead of picking fights. “Forgive… Bless and do not curse.”

    In fact, the ONLY examples we have of Jesus ‘standing up’ to people are the confrontations he had with the Pharisees – those church-going, self-righteous zealots who were known for picking fights with those they deemed ‘sinful’ or ‘unequal’ to their self-proclaimed perfection (sound familiar?).

    There is NOTHING in the bible that instructs or even suggests to followers of Jesus that they behave in the manner that we see here or across the country (and the world). To picket, demonstrate, collect petitions, demonize, seek legislation and pour money into campaigns that would take away the rights of others is not only bigoted – it is COMPLETELY contradictory to the message and example of Jesus.

    And it is TIME for these Christians to be CALLED on it.

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