I read [Tom] Crawford’s editorial [column] this week. In it he equates discrimination against blacks and discrimination against gays.
I believe both have existed and do exist today. As a Christian who sees scripture as coming from God, I believe discrimination against any race a sin as we were all created from one man [Adam].
The scriptures also deal with things acceptable to God and things that are not. Any sex outside of marriage is forbidden and sex between men and men or women and women is considered unnatural [see Romans chapter one].
So I think it is fair to say that we Christians are sinning if we discriminate because of race. Maybe it is fair to say that we also sin if we condone or encourage gay marriage as it is clearly not in God’s plan for marriage.
Mr. Crawford thinks we need no law to protect the rights of Christians because the Constitution protects those rights. With a good judiciary, that is true. I think the article should have mentioned the Christian baker and the photographer who were taken to court because they refused to participate in a gay marriage on religious grounds. One lost and went out of business. Surely other bakers and photographers were available. Would a state law help? Maybe not.
Christians are being asked and now forced to be tolerant of the gay lifestyle. I never thought I would see the day when I would ask for tolerance so I could follow my Christian convictions without being taken to court.