When it comes to the issue of Homosexuality i.e. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender are you homophobic or justified in your reasons for denouncing this lifestyle?
First, what is the definition of homophobic? According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary the term homophobia means this: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. It is this definition we will draw our analysis from.
This issue, like many issues in our society today, carries many opinions and thoughts from both Christian and Non-Christians alike. The basis for the validity of each person’s stance pulls from a plethora of beliefs. The world pulls from psychology, trends and the fad of the day. The True Christian bases everything on the Word of God known as the Bible.
Now it is evident that even those who embrace living a life of being gay and homosexual know that God does exist. Yet, because of their love of sin and debauchery they have tried to alter the Word of God and twist and pervert it to fit into their own agenda.
From the research at CARM and their article titled Queen James Bible, The Gay Bible will substantiate what I am stating in this post.
The Queen James Bible, also known as the Gay Bible, is a new assault on biblical orthodoxy and sexual purity. This is to be expected in a world of moral relativism. In it, the 1769 King James Bible has been reproduced with only a very few select verses altered - the ones that relate to homosexuality. Those verses are listed below and analyzed. I hope you will see that the Queen James Bible is a perversion of the original text and is the result of obvious prejudices against the original Hebrew and Greek texts in order to make homosexual practices appear acceptable.
The editors of the Gay Bible have stated the following:
"Most English Bible translations that actively condemn homosexuality have based themselves on the King James Version and have erroneously adapted its words to support their own agenda. We wanted to return to the clean source and start there."
I'm glad they acknowledge that most translations condemn homosexuality. But, the anonymous editors of the QJV changed the translations, reinterpreted them, and made them say the opposite of what the original languages state. It says on page one of the QJV: "The Queen James Bible is based on The King James Bible, edited to prevent homophobic misinterpretation." Edit they did; translate they did not.
This is a modern day attempt at curing the so called “prejudice” that exisst among any who do not go along with what the world deems as OK. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 16:2 “All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.” (NASB) This also includes the way man tries to justify his or her own wants and lustful desires. In a world that teaches “If it feels good do it.” They not only embrace this ungodly lifestyle but try to get others to as well. This is part of the world’s aversion therapy to the True Word of God. In a world that once denounced the act of gay behavior and looked upon it as it truly is a shameful act that needs to be spoken against. They now teach that it is the Christian who should be disliked, is antisocial and noxious.
You will be seen as homophobic by the world if you are taking a True Biblical stance on the issue of people being gay. However, if you are taking and standing with the Word of God, then yes, you are justified in denouncing this Lifestyle and the abomination The Queen James Bible.
I ask you, be tolerant as you claim you are tolerant. Read the following: Jesus Saves and then ask yourself, “If I died 6 minutes from now, would I go to Heaven or Hell?”