Interesting interview with a man who used to work for one of the largest anti-gay lobbies in the US who recently “saw the light” that what they were doing was wrong:
“How could preachers preach such vehement messages towards gays when it was clear that the Bible was unclear at best, and silent at worse, on the issue? Why recklessly condemn a group of individuals? Why fixate on them when your congregation is knee deep in divorce (Jesus had some pretty clear words on that issue)? And as for gluttony, how could preachers lecture gays on restraint when churches host pot luck dinner after pot luck dinner and not be deemed hypocritical?
It was this hypocrisy that caused me to open my eyes. Those on the Christian right, for whatever reasons, have become fixated on homosexuality. They are obsessed by it and perverse form of vengeance appears to be fueling their inquisition. I may be wrong, but I think actions are speaking much louder than words here.
The whole gay issue is no longer about the quest for the Truth; it is about fear and loathing. It is about shame and sorrow. It is anything but Christian.”
It’s nice to see when people learn to see things differently. Especially when their actions have been so harmful to a vulnerable group of people.
Further, it’s obvious the anti-gay movement is strongly rooted in a desire to get their congregations fired up about something. Scapegoating gays for their problems is a lot easier than solving the real underlying problems like rampant divorce and the disintegration of the family.