by Matt Slick
Christians in the United States still have the right to publicly proclaim their faith. Who knows how much longer that will be true. Nevertheless, sometimes expressing our beliefs means we will teach that homosexuality is a sin, and like all sins, it needs to be abandoned. Now, whether or not you agree with the methodology of the street preachers who were seeking to reach out to the homosexual community, the fact is that the street preachers should be able to express themselves without fear of physical attack. Violence is not the answer when it comes to dealing with opposing viewpoints.
In the Seattle gay pride gathering on June 30, 2013, one Christian held a sign saying "Jesus saves and heals" and "Repent or else." The other Christian was holding a Bible. Nothing on the sign mentioned homosexuality. The Christians were verbally and physically assaulted by the pro-gay activists. In the video, you can see that they were physically shoved (assault) repeatedly. They were cussed at (intimidation). Some tried to take the Christian's sign away (theft), and one was knocked to the ground and punched (assault). To their credit, some in the crowd tried to stop the violence. Finally, as soon as the police showed up, the gay activists dispersed.
It seems that when there is no law and order around that the gay activists become increasingly threatening and violent. This makes me wonder. Why would gay activists advocate such intolerance, hatred, and bigotry as they claim to be about tolerance, love, and open mindedness? Could it be that they have a double standard? Could it be that they want tolerance for themselves and no one else? Could it be that they are bigoted and portray a profound lack of love to those who disagree with them? Of course. Bitter people, like anyone else, are subject to the same failures.