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Christians need to be consistent

Published:Thursday | July 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

'Jesus loves me. This I know, for the Bible tells me so ... unless you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT)', in which case you are told that Jesus loves everyone EXCEPT you. In our society today, groups such as the church are in the view that God hates LGBT, and that it is simply an 'alternative lifestyle'.

The churches were out in Half-Way Tree, having a big mass rally about the repeal of the buggery law and LGBT society. Where were they when crime was (and still is) on a rise, children being raped and killed, people being beheaded? There is so much domestic violence in our house, and the list goes on ... such hypocrisy.

If Christians are going to 'lick out' against homosexuality, then they need to be consistent and 'lick out' against the liars, the backbiters, the gossips, and the hypocrites too. Are certain sinners irredeemable? Since when has the church become an exclusive club? Are we supposed to have guards at the door, making sure everyone is "the right sort of people" before we let them in church? Maybe I just don't understand the Gospel and the mission of the church.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but just think about it first. Would you hate me, fear me and believe that I have the power to change children or corrupt them because I'm a person of colour? I had no choice in my colour, so is it possible that gays, lesbians, transgenders had a choice in their sexual orientation?

PS: This was not an attack on Christianity. It was merely meant to show the hypocrisy that is bashing gays, that there isn't ANY true reason they have to condemn gays. You're entitled to live your lives as you choose, and so do they. If you truly believe that 'only God' can judge us, then you should realise that you have no right whatsoever to attack the lives of other people. Period.

Kashane Taylor

kashanetaylor@ymail.com