There is a common message that Christians repeat when a high profile Christian says something hurtful about gay people in public. It goes like this…
(1) Christians don’t hate homosexuals. (2) They are speaking out against the homosexual lifestyle, not the individuals who practice it. (3) They are loving the sinner, but hating the sin just like Jesus did. (4) Please know that this is coming from a place of humility. (5) I am a sinner, too. I do not consider myself any better or worse than any other person. (6) I am thankful that I am a sinner saved by grace through Jesus. (7) Everyone, even gay people, can experience salvation through Jesus.
I’ve come to believe that this message is meaningful for Christians, but nobody else is buying it.
Do you buy it?