Recently I posted a comment on a blog in which a gay Christian criticized another blog titled “7 Reasons Jesus Was Gay.” He didn’t think the blog was funny. But that’s not my point. I have blogged about the possibility of Jesus being gay using scripture to support the hypothesis. I posted a comment on the gay Christian’s blog but it has so far been ignored.
However, I have been getting email updates every time someone posts a comment. And many of the individuals are also gay Christians. This boggles the mind. The LGBT community has suffered and been oppressed mainly by religious groups and dogmatic thinking. For any LGBT to cherry pick the bible or any other homophobic belief system is simply supporting the religion whose aim it is to oppress them (or worse, kill them).
These gay Christians fall under the umbrella of religious moderation. I am a firm believer that religious moderation helps keep the dangerous scripture-based beliefs alive and virtuous. Sam Harris states that religious moderation “is the product of secular knowledge and scriptural ignorance.”
I fight for gay rights and it frustrates me when I see anyone in the LGBT community supporting the holy books that oppress them. Read your holy books. They are very clear on what to do with homosexuals. And Jesus did not come to abolish the old laws.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. – Jesus, Matthew 5: 17-18
I liken it to a Jewish person joining the Nazis. They could scream that the SS troops are extremist and they really don’t know what true nazism is. We don’t see that happening because we know it is self destructive behavior. It reminds me of that brilliant scene in Curb Your Enthusiasm when Larry David is being accused of being a self-loathing Jew (see video).
The LGBT community can bury their heads in the sand and continue to worship Jesus but they, in my opinion, are making the cause for civil rights in their community much more difficult. As long as LGBT people pretend that Jesus and the Bible accepts their lifestyle, religion can continue to oppress them by stating that they are not practicing the “true” faith. They must, for the sake of the cause, reject Christianity and embrace a truly humanistic worldview that isn’t vague or can be misinterpreted on who should have equal rights.