Thank you for asking the difficult questions On this topic, Trevor Hammock has consistently proven to the be the most thorough and thought-provoking on this site. Every time he does a news in focus program on the subject, there is something worthwhile to learn from it.
Thank you for wrestling with an emotionally difficult issue and showing real compassion towards the LGBT community.
Many have a knee-jerk reaction to some of the questions Pastor Hammock asks. But our faith is only made stronger by facing these challenges, not weaker. We may think we already understand everything God has to say on this subject, but to think such a thing is pride & presumption. Only God has all the answers. Read again the verses pertaining to this topic. See what the Bible says... and what it doesn't say. And trust that God will reveal a greater work in you.
Of course it's out of love It's nice to know, even with all the poverty and domestic violence and depression and other problems, that some Christians still have time to devote to standing at pride parades and holding signs telling gay people how sinful they are. What a productive and effective way to show God's love!
I am seriously and deeply impressed! Wow! My goodness, this has to be the most interesting, the most daring, and the most thought-provoking sermon I have heard on this entire site! I mean to say, wow!
Pastor Hammack takes a topic that is not just delicate to Christians, but to everyone, and plunges right into it. He's right: we need to minister to EVERYONE, even those who have committed what our society has labelled the worst crime imaginable. Not an easy thing to do. I imagine those who have hurt me the most, and the thought of ministering to them and loving them is a hard thought to swallow. But it is the only way to make things better, right?
P.S. Props on the support of free speech, Pastor Hammack! I love how you use that right to the fullest extent, but don't abuse it at all. :D