With such a costly backlash against Christians over sodomite unions, many states have sought to protect their citizens from expensive lawsuits. This seems only right, as a person should have the right not to participate in something that they feel is morally questionable or irreligious.
Many people wish to make this an issue of sin. They claim that it is not a sin for these people to make a cake, or provide flowers for these events. But are they missing the point? The question as to whether or not it is sin for a person to participate in sodomite unions or to bake a cake for such an event is not really the issue. But, once again, liberals have misunderstood the situation.
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Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi’s new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles.
More than 30 ministers from around the state and nation published an open letter Monday saying the so-called “religious freedom” law goes against Christian teachings to love and respect all people. The group joins major businesses, human rights groups and legal experts in opposing the incoming law, which they say discriminates against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
According to this letter then, these Methodists should also stand against the punishment of pedophiles and rapists. They have always been present in the church and our communities as well. Do they want to welcome those people in as well?
And you see, is this not really the heart of the question? What constitutes sin for the Christian? What is the gauge by which the believer is to judge what is right and what is wrong? Is it the feelings of others? No!
We are to be fully convinced in our own mind (Rom. 14:5). We are to learn what is and what is not sin from the Scriptures (I Tim 3:15-17). And we are not to judge the consciences of other believers (I Cor. 8).
But we should not be surprised that those who have rejected the Bible as the Word of God would stand against the Church.