The Unwinnable Debate: World Vision and Gay Marriage

I-dont-love-gay-People-720x360World Vision has managed to stir up two hornets nests this week: first, by deciding to change their policy on hiring married homosexuals, and second, by then backing off and changing that position after the “evangelical” community became totally enraged.

While cruising around FaceBook, I saw this post from Stephanie Drury of Stuff Christian Culture Likes, and thought it deserved scrutiny:

“This World Vision thing has exposed even more of the absolute and utter darkness and ugliness of the whole Christianist empire. They have persecution complexes, but they’re really BAD at being persecuted. They don’t turn the other cheek. They don’t ‘count it all joy.’ They bitch and moan and complain and bellyache.” —Kevin Shoop of Shoopscope.

Herein lies the rub: if the homosexual community fights for a civil right to marriage, they are lauded. If Christians, in turn, fight for the inalienable right given to all men by the Creator to freely practice their faith then they are evil, wicked, homophobic assholes. If Christians dare notice that a professedly “evangelical” organization has implemented a policy that conflicts with the “evangelical” view of Scripture and rightly determine that to continue to support said organization would be inconsistent with their faith, it’s because they think opposing gay marriage is more important than feeding starving children…somewhere (For the love of God, don’t you love children?!).

Note as well that if Christians notice that their inalienable rights are being trampled on, then they’re just imagining things. For God’s sake, we all know how American evangelicals are suffering from a persecution complex, right?

But if Christians express their disagreement with the zeitgeist, it’s because they’re really bad at suffering from (completely imaginary!) persecution.

If you haven’t realized this by now, let this situation be a lesson to you: there can be no disagreeing with the homosexual rights movement. It’s not enough that you tolerate homosexuality any longer; now, you must agree that homosexuality is a good, wholesome thing and celebrate the lifestyle God calls a perversion.

As long as you disagree, anything you do is wrong.

You cannot win.


One thought on “The Unwinnable Debate: World Vision and Gay Marriage

  1. You can’t win if your logic is bastardised.
    Freedom of religion is the right to apply the tenets of religion to one’s OWN life, not to oblige others to do so.
    If you want you can wear a veil, if you like you can not eat pork, if you like you can pray 5 times per day- but the second you decide another individual has to do the same, you’re interfering with their freedom of religion. If a Catholic says to a Protestant that they cannot divorce because the Catholic church says so, that’s interference with freedom of religion. The gay issue is exactly the same.

"I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve." (Romans 16:17-18) Please read "The Comments Policy."

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