On Wednesday, Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise championed a "very gay spring" in sports and an interview he did on the radio with former NBA star Charles Barkley, complete with the headline "Sir Charles champions a noble cause: tolerance." If "tolerance" is being taught, "Bible-thumpers" are being bashed. This is how the column ended:
"We gossiped behind each other‚Äôs back before; I‚Äôll be the first to admit that," he [Barkley] said, before adding, "The first people who whine and complain is them Bible-thumpers, who are supposed to be non-judgmental, who rail against them. Hey, man, I don‚Äôt worry about what other people do."
In this ever open-minded May, amen to that.
"Amen" to rejecting the Bible: that‚Äôs a liberal-media mantra. Naturally, Barkley also proclaimed opposing homosexuality as a sin is just like racism:...
Rejecting god and those that follow the bible is setting up a Jhn 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Jhn 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
2Cr 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
We should never be confused or mislead by the terms the homosexual movement and others use to say Christians are hateful, not loving - not Christ-like.
Here is their subtle deception. They say they want Christians to tolerate whatever behavior is in question, but what they really want is for Christians to "accept" their behavior. I can be tolerant and still speak out against something. Jesus was tolerant, but did He not speak out against sin. He was never accepting of sin.
When I accept something, I don't speak out against it and I actually do or say things that assist it. This is what Charles and others really want even if he isn't aware of it. See definitins below.
Toleration - the practice of allowing someone to do something that you do not like or approve of
Acceptance - general agreement that something is true, reasonable, or cannot be changed.
1. The act or process of accepting. 2. The state of being accepted or acceptable. 3. Favorable reception; approval. 4. Belief in something; agreement.
"truth is always judgmental because truth claims to be truth and everything else false." -Tremor Hammack I don't understand.. they can't " tolerate" us "bible thumpers" while they expect us to tolerate their sinful behavior. They need Jesus... end of story.