You know, getting back to Christian bashing. So easy to do that, with the likes of Nsaba Buturo and Ssempa and the Church of Uganda and Catholic church in Uganda being the representatives of Christians that I see in Uganda.
So when I saw a straight talking Christian article about the gay bashing and Christians, I had to remind myself that not all christians are gay haters.
Here is the article. And some quotes which I would like to remember.
"To this day, the gay and lesbian community is looking to the Church for some verifiable evidence that Christians love homosexuals as they say they do, said a former gay activist.
The Church must provide verifiable evidence of its hatred of sin of homosexuality and love for the homosexual, he explained at a past Love Won Out conference in Orlando, Fla. Dallas’ session was aired on Focus on the Family's radio broadcast on Tuesday.
"We have responsibility to be consistent to live what we preach," he said.
For decades Christians have struggled over how to respond appropriately to homosexuals.
In the 1970s, many Christian televangelists and well-known pastors began speaking out against the sin of homosexuality, often offering "lurid exaggerations" about homosexual people to underscore their point, Dallas mentioned.
He called it the "Jonah syndrome" where Christians lose sight of the value and humanity of the people they oppose.
In the 1980s when the AIDS epidemic came on the scene, homosexuals only saw hostility from the Church.
"We in the gay community did not hear a compassionate Christian response," said Dallas, who said he once lived a promiscuous homosexual lifestyle.
Instead, the gay community heard: "The judgment of God has finally fallen down on the sodomites."
"Translated, your sin has finally caught up with you, you're going to die, and we're not at all sure we're sorry," Dallas said.
"That is a message that the gay community will never forget."
Meanwhile, as Dallas pointed out, the Jonah syndrome still shows itself today – even as churches adopt a more compassionate voice. It is especially evident in political debates.
"To hear some of us (Christians) talk, you think it's more important to politically defeat lesbians and gays than it is to see them won into the Kingdom of God," he said.
Dobson of Focus on the Family is quoted. I consider him a Ssempa, so I will not state more than the fact that the article quotes him. Would I consider Ssempa' truthful in speaking like so? Personally, I think him a hypocrite. As a person.
But I will not tar all Christians with the Ssempa brush. That, I say in my most pious tone. Believe it if you will!!!!!