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When Peter Sprigg speaks publicly about his opposition to homosexuality, something odd often happens.
During his speeches, people raise their hands to challenge his assertions that the Bible condemns homosexuality, but no Christians speak out to defend him.
‚ÄúBut after it is over, they will come over to talk to me and whisper in my ear, ‚ÄėI agree with everything you said,‚Äô" says Sprigg, a spokesman for The Family Research Council, a powerful, conservative Christian lobbying group.
We‚Äôve heard of the ‚Äúdown-low‚ÄĚ gay person who keeps his or her sexual identity secret for fear of public scorn. But Sprigg and other evangelicals say changing attitudes toward homosexuality have created a new victim: closeted Christians who believe the Bible condemns homosexuality but will not say so publicly for fear of being labeled a hateful bigot....
John- ask them what sodom and Gomorrah was all about ! I do look at that passage in scripture ( Mathew 24 vs 38), and wonder whether this is prophesying gay marriage ? The problem is that unless indwelt by the holy spirit, you cannot make head nor tail of scripture anyway. We know the truth!
"During his speeches, people raise their hands to challenge his assertions that the Bible condemns homosexuality, but no Christians speak out to defend him."
Pearls before swine.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard or been told that "homosexuality is not prohibited in the Gospels". Each time I point to Matthew 19, which CLEARLY defines Biblical marriage and the Biblical family, they say "That's talking about 'marriage' and not 'homosexuality' (!!!). Are you kidding me? All these people want (most of them) is what they want (in this case, homosexuality recognized as being legit) and will accept or deny whatever advances their agenda. Biblical or otherwise.