Christians love all people. Allegedly. That’s the goal, anyway. When the Westboro Baptist Church says “God hates fags” this, according to them, is a message of love to the gay community. They don’t want gay people to go to hell.
We love gays, but if we would no more associate with members of the LGBT community than we would proud murders and rapists.
We love the gays but homosexuality will lead to other immoral behavior.
We love gays so long as they deny an essential part of their existence
We love gays but they’ll destroy civilization.
We love gays, but treating them well will infringe on my liberties in some nefarious fashion.
We love gays, but we won’t do business with them.
We love gays but we will deny them healthcare.
We love gays, but we will deny them housing.
We love gays but we will deny them employment.
We love LGBT folks, but we’ll kick our sons and daughters out of our homes if the person they love or wish to become does not meet with our approval.
We love sexual minorities, but we don’t want them to go to the bathroom in public.
We love gays, but they are immoral people. The Bible says so.
Indeed it does. There’s no denying that a strictly literal interpretation of the bible says that homosexuality is an abomination. So… As good Christian men and women what are you going to do about it. The bible is very specific about such things, you do not retain the option of being passive.
If you believe that homosexuals are immoral because of your interpretation of the bible, then tomorrow you must go and kill any and every gay couple you can find.
Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman both have committed an abomination, they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
It’s open season on the gay community. In fact, according to Old Testament law a great many deserve to die for crimes ranging from sexual, to banal, to simply not being a Christian or Jew. There are no exceptions, there aren’t provisions such as “4000 years from now when they invent separation of religion from law creation and enforcement then God will let you off the hook.” In fact Peter’s pretty explicit about obeying God’s laws rather than secular law. And in addition to the number of capital offenses, let’s ignore all the other biblical laws that we’re currently ignoring. (I see you eating pork, shellfish, and playing football. tsk tsk you abomination).
If you can admit that you’re cherry picking texts from the Bible, you can admit that your hatred of others has nothing to do with Bible or religion at all. The Bible is mere pretext and justification.
Every time you say or do something that strips away human dignity, worth, or value of a person because of their membership of a class of people, this is hate speech. I’m confused as to why this would be a challenging concept for Christians. After all, Christ gave many examples of what loving acceptable behavior, who could be included in generosity (Everyone) and who could be excluded (no one). I guess we know which parts you’re cherry picking don’t we.