|Matt & Alissa Walsh & The Duggars|
Or is it?
"I know I’m opening myself up to serious criticism here, but let me be honest with you: If my own son, God forbid, came to me and admitted to doing what Josh Duggar did, I don’t know that I’d immediately run to the cops. Would you? Is it really that simple? The decision to have your child arrested as a sex offender would be an automatic thing for you? Really?"
For me, this tells me that Matt would not only keep sexual molestation in his family a secret, but he would continue to call people of various lifestyles "sinners" and condemn those who don't necessarily fit the bill of "good Christian folk". That to me, is called a "hypocrite". Let me define hypocrite for Mr. Walsh.
- A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
- A person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.
"For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all."
I speak a lot about forgiveness and how important it is in order for us to heal and move on. I get it -- what Josh Duggar did years ago can be forgiven. I'm really hoping that the girls who Josh molested are emotionally okay and have had the heart to forgive him and move on. In the same breath, is it okay to mock others who you 'think' are sinning? My issues are with his outrage with the LGBT community, calling them immoral and how no Kingdom of God will ever have them. Yet...YET, he swept his own perversions under the rug while spewing off antigay religious rants against the LGBT community. Two consensual gay people who love one another are not hurting anybody else. But sexually molesting someone hurts...for years and years to come.
Being gay is not a sin. Homosexuality was listed as an “abomination” in Leviticus which is the Old Testament. Christians/Catholics no longer go by the old law.
We should all stop eating shrimp scampi if we want to obey the old law still.
Leviticus 11:10 But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales--whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water--you are to regard as unclean.
No one will ever be saved by “obeying the law” — as it says in the scriptures...
Galatians 2:15-16 —You and I are Jews by birth, not “sinners” like the gentiles. And yet we Jewish Christians know that we became right with God, not by doing what the law commands, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be accepted by God because of our faith in Christ - and not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be saved by obeying the law.
Then some Christians and Catholics will talk about Sodom & Gomorrah. That was about rape and not homosexuality. It was about humiliation and control.
Genesis 19: 1-13 “Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction:”
Laws pointing out that homosexuality was a sin in Romans was about promiscuity only. They were fornicating with ANYONE — the origin of “homosexuality” meant “unclean sex” for both heterosexuals and homosexuals. In fact, the origins of the word "homosexuality" doesn't necessarily mean same gender sex. The passage in the ancient Hebrew is clearly talking about male-male sex acts, specifically anal sex. The issue was penetrating an anus with a penis, this making the penis literally “unclean” to the point of forbidding entry into a vagina. Do you think all heterosexual couples perform penis-vaginal sex missionary style all the time? Too much info? Probably so. But I'm going to go 'head and blame it on dem' Christian folks who are so incredibly nosey about everybody else's sex lives.
"But what about 1 Corinthians 6:9?"
"Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind."
Translations are funny like that. Most Christians use the newer translations so it says "homosexuality" in place of "effeminate". It is a term frequently applied to womanly behavior, demeanor, style and appearance displayed by a boy or man, typically used implying criticism or ridicule of this behavior (as opposed to, for example, merely describing a man as feminine, which can be non-judgmental). The term "effeminate" is most often used by people who subscribe to the widespread view that males should display masculine traits and behaviors. Generally, the description is applied to individuals, but may be used to describe entire societies as an inflammatory allegation. This was an older translation of 1 Corinthians 6:9. Why are we changing the Bible? Doesn't it say that nobody should add nor take away from the Bible? I think I read that somewhere.
What is very sad about Christianity is that the followers are nothing like Jesus. They are not loving. They are not tolerant. They are not patient. Oh wait, I think I have a scripture for that.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
"Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
Thank you for bringing that up, Crystal! Read that passage again. The Old Law in Leviticus says that homosexuality was a sin (keep in mind the origins of the word homosexuality as well) -- but we will never be saved by obeying what the Old Law commands, but only through faith.
Back to Matt Walsh though: why would you personally keep sexual molestation a secret, and yet you would verbally bash anyone of the LGBT community, calling them "mentally ill" and "twisted individuals"? I hope your children don't learn to hate as you do. There are too way many LGBT youths who are committing suicide every single day because they're being bullied for being 'different' -- for being gay, lesbian or transgender. They usually learn this from their own parents, watching and listening on how they view homosexuality.
"Because the Bible says so..."
It just takes a little time and effort to investigate a book that has been written over 2,000 years ago, with millions of translations and interpretations. Read into it. Read the origins -- the meanings of each word, especially if it has been translated. When you rebuke someone for a sin, (which only God is allowed to do), does it feel good? To me, it shows a self-righteous, egotistical maniac who needs to be "higher" than anybody else. For a lack of better terms, it's an insecurity issue. When someone is mean to you in the name of God, there has to be something underneath it all to make their pot boil over. What skeletons are you hiding in your closet? Most antigay right-winged Christians who are in the public eye usually come out as homosexuals anyway.
Just take a look at Rep. Randy Boehning, a 52 year old Republican legislator from Fargo, North Dakota who also happens to be a lawmaker who recently made a public retaliation against expanding gay rights. He sent explicit photos of himself to a 21 year old man named, Dustin Smith. Smith recognized Boehning by his photo on Grindr -- a gay hookup site. Boehning was under the name, "Top Man" while chatting with these young boys. Boehning also stated that there were people in his life who also knew he was gay and was glad that he is now outed. So why would he vote against gay rights? Was it to hide who he truly was? Was it all out of fear? Most homophobia stems from being a closet homosexual. Below is a perfect video to prove my point. If you can't view the video, please click here.
Enjoy! And please, be kind to everyone. Forgive quickly. Love genuinely. Live humbly.
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