this Easter, let’s not be those guys…

Posted: April 19, 2014 in believing, fundamentalism, gay rights
Blind9This Easter, if you are one of the 72% of people in this country who self identify as Christian, ask yourself that retro and corny question: “What would Jesus do?”

The Christian church has a troubling legacy of joining in with the conservative culture in oppressing and harming people with less power. It has supported slavery, opposed women’s rights, fought child labor laws, campaigned against civil rights, and much more, all the while legitimately using the Bible to defend these positions.

Let’s not add another chapter in the long story of Christian oppression. Gay people getting married doesn’t hurt anyone. Oppressing people and denying them their rights truly does.

What would Jesus do? What DID Jesus do? If he were around today would he spend his time signing petitions and picketing and teaching against gay people? Fact is, the only (and I mean ONLY) people Jesus did behave that way against were the conservative religious people who, because of their religion and their reading of scripture, oppressed others.

How about this Easter we don’t be those guys.

Comments
  1. Eva says:

    Absolutely right 🙂

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