When you take your hate for GLBT persons/who they love and place the blame on God/Jesus, you are trying to justify your cruel ways of thinking, covering a discrimination akin to racism. Funny how we follow some parts of Leviticus, such as this abomination of GLBT folks, but we eat meat and milk together, selfish, do not own slaves, etc, etc, etc. I honestly do not think Jesus has a hate in him akin to racism, to be worrying about other ppl’s business if its not hurting anyone. Jesus is not a douchbag! He’s not an as$hole!
This is why the church lose so many young adults and rational thinkers, because its so close minded in so many ways. This is why many people become atheists. The bible is not really thought about or analyzed. Just taken for face value. Not just on GLBT issues, but many others, such as interfaith connections, the creation story, etc.. Especially not the gospels. All we do is focus on the horrific end situations involving Jesus and thanking him for those horrors, his blood, whatever, but his teachings are seriously thrown out the window.
If I didn’t love Jesus, they would lose me too. In fact, I feel like I can’t really call myself a Christian, because I do not discriminate against GLBT folks, I believe the earth is 4.5 billion years old, not 6000, I believe in evolution and other scientific theory…I, in fact, believe scientific theory and inquiry compliments religions, and I believe it’s the same God presenting Itself in all the major religions. I understand there is a such thing as progressive Christianity, that wouldn’t go against my take on Christianity, but its quite invisible in media and most Christian circles. I hate how Christianity, and especially Jesus, is tarnished. I can call myself a progressive Christian at most though. I love Jesus but I’m coming at him as a probable progressive Christian on one hand and a non Christian on the other hand.