These are not in Uganda. No, somewhere else, but they hold interesting views.
Study: Youth see Christians as judgmental, anti-gay - USATODAY.com
"Majorities of young people in America describe modern-day Christianity as judgmental, hypocritical and anti-gay."
"church attitudes about people in general and gays in particular are driving a negative image of the Christian faith among people ages 16-29."
"The anti-homosexual perception has now become sort of the Geiger counter of Christians' ability to love and work with people."
"The vast majority of non-Christians — 91% — said Christianity had an anti-gay image, followed by 87% who said it was judgmental and 85% who said it was hypocritical."
"Such views were held by smaller percentages of the active churchgoers, but the faith still did not fare well: 80% agreed with the anti-gay label, 52% said Christianity is judgmental, and 47% declared it hypocritical."
"Kinnaman said some Christians — including those in the entertainment industry — preferred to call themselves "followers of Jesus" or "apprentices of Christ" because the word "Christian" could limit their ability to relate to people. Even Kinnaman, 33, described himself as "a committed Christ follower," though he has called himself a Christian in the past."Study: Youth see Christians as judgmental, anti-gay - USATODAY.com
And just in case you were wondering who made the study, and who are going out of their way to publicise these negative findings. Let us guess. Anti-Christs, unbelievers like me, homosexuals, and perverts? Well, could be, if you were to call these those very unlovely names. (which I know I am called, not so?)
Megachurch pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif.
Andy Stanley, senior pastor of North Point Ministries in Atlanta,
In addition to reporting on the negative statistics, Kinnaman used the book to also give advice — from himself and more than two dozen Christian leaders — on new approaches.
I have had a sudden change of heart.
I had determined not to put religion on this blog of mine. Yeah, because I am not enamoured of certain people, let me say. But I have had a change of heart. A change of thought.
(One pointer is this quote from Albert Einstein,
"The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer. "
Bigot No 1; that is me. But I dont want to be!)
Prepare for a bit of discussion over this week. If you want to invite the Ssempa's, do so.
Let the debate begin...
27th, Chrissy, Sasha, and all the other Christians out there. I have a bone to pick with you. Why is it that me, who is not a Christian, I am the one who sees that you guys are not representing Christ?
Why are you giving the Church such a bad reputation?
You are, even if you are guilty of only letting the Ssempas speak in your name. Or Tovi, or the others.
Why are you playing the Levite and not the Good Samaritan?