Cries of homophobia, and unpopularity

An “old” friend of mine has just decided to return to Christian themes in her blog. I have been silent for some time myself. One reason… how many times can one say: “How can God bless a nation that has turned its back on Him?” Because I couldn’t have written my feelings any better than she already has, I know she wouldn’t mind me using her words. I see the world as she does and for the Christian it is becoming more dangerous every day. This is not an unexpected event. Christians throughout time have suffered for their King. It is sad to see many of the things that are becoming mainstream in our day. At the same time, God has sent His comforter, His Holy Spirit, to remind us that our home is not here. Our home is with Him eternally.

CR

CORRECTION: I’ve been away so long I can’t remember things. The post I have re-blogged here is not from the “old” friend I thought it was. It sounded so much like something that a particular blogging friend would have written that I didn’t put two and two together. Nevertheless, I still have comments on this blogger’s site from ages ago, consider us friends also, and I don’t think she would mind that I’ve used her excellent thoughts.

CR

Floating on Tiptoes

I have become very unpopular of late. Apparently my open disapproval of same-sex marriage makes me both homophobic and bigoted, as well as hateful. And this is not just criticism from non-Christians, but also those within the church. But I do understand why.

I come from a Pentecostal background and during those years the word of God was very rarely preached. Instead, little anecdotes, words of encouragement, relevant stories about the Pastor’s kids, and ‘prophecies’ from God were delivered from the pulpit. I was so hungry and desperate for God after a number of years dealing with this, that I left the church and the Lord placed me in a sound Reformed church where the truths of God were preached unapologetically, and the Word of God was our standard for all things. What a relief. What this has shown me is that too many people sit under weak and watery…

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6 Responses to Cries of homophobia, and unpopularity

  1. Thanks Chris. Good to ‘see’ you again too. I’ve been gone for quite a while, trying to share my faith on FB, which hasn’t gone too well for me. It’s encouraged me to share my experiences more on this site, which is a great outlet. Hope you’ve been well xx

  2. Chris says:

    You’re welcome and thank you for a very good assessment of where we are right now imo. I apologize for confusing you with another blogger who used to write excellent material like this. I guess we’ve both been away for awhile. I still come back to check out different blogs and, I still get emails from my favorites like yours. Your FB experience doesn’t surprise me. I used to send my blog posts to FB and rarely got any feedback.

    Thank you for your kind wishes. I also hope you are doing well in spite of the chaos around us.

    God’s blessings…

  3. How nice to ‘see’ you both! 🙂 Sherryn

    • Chris says:

      Hi Sherryn!

      I was just at your blog yesterday. Your blog has more links to excellent Christian sources and is so doctrinally sound I don’t understand why you don’t get more hits. Even though I’ve slowed on the blogging, I remember you and your family in my prayers. I’ve also spent so little time on Facebook we haven’t had a chance to catch up. Anyway, I hope all is well. You probably remember that I live in one of the states (Arkansas) where the people had voted against same-sex marriage. Now that it’s legal countrywide, our county clerks are forced to give out marriage licenses to any gay couple. One courageous Christian county clerk quit her job because she didn’t believe in our new “standards.”

      God’s blessings…

  4. Barbara says:

    Wonderful to receive your email and share with you and others the current situation in this country.

    AQAge has been good to me and I am more firm in my faith and my love of America than ever.

    I remain constantly disappointed in politicians, our President, people that chose to re-structure society to suit their circumstances. The more extreme the situations, the closer I am to my faith and trust in God.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Barbara. So good to hear from you.

      And so glad to hear that the changing society around us hasn’t affected your faith. I’m sure that you are aware that our city BOD passed an “anti-discrimination” ordinance to keep up with the rest of the world. We had very little time to petition for a special election and the petition that Pastor Doug Jones asked several lawyers to look at to make sure it was solid fell short by only a bit over 100 signatures. You know how it is though. We really needed a good buffer and who knows how many more it would have taken. I couldn’t help as much as I usually do with projects like these because I was sick at the time and had lost my voice.

      While I was standing outside the library collecting signatures, a Christian man of German descent signed the petition and explained to me that he had grown up with socialism and that he had moved here at a very young age. He is saddened by the socialist breeze that is blowing in the U.S. and educated me a bit on things he sees that the average American, one who has never lived with full-blown socialism, doesn’t see. When he finished talking some history with me, I asked, “Why do you still live in America?” He replied, “There is no place else to go.”

      I, like you, will always be thankful that God allowed me to be born in this country. At the same time, our disappointment about the direction our nation has taken is shared. Fortunately, we know how the story ends (or begins) and of God’s great love for us.

      Please say “hi” to Tom and Pete for me.

      God’s blessings…

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