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Mar
23
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
Any downvoters care to comment?
Mar
22
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
@DJClayworth, I believe the protesters were of all religions.
Mar
22
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22
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Mar
22
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
Personally, I just see them marginalizing themselves, but I see your point.
Mar
22
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
But how is that goal "But will I do everything in my power to help someone who is, in my estimation, trapped" analogous to preaching to random people (many or at least most of which are not gay)?
Mar
22
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
Regarding what your bishop said about tolerance, I would say this case is not analogous. The vast majority of people that were protesting were not gay. They were simply people whose sensibilities were offended. In this case, they are getting "hurt" by the preacher, but would otherwise not be negatively impacted. As such, it is not a question of tolerance, but of values (see previous comment)
Mar
22
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
Perhaps I was unclear by my question. It seemed to me that there are two competing values. 1) minimize hatred 2) minimize homosexuality. It also seemed to me that the first value is "more important." By preaching this way, he would seem to be violating that. I do not want him to stop because he is getting jeered at. I want him to stop because he is creating an ugly scene. I don't mean for him to tell the gospel in some way that is palatable, but false, but rather in this circumstance, perhaps not say anything at all.
Mar
22
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
With regarding the "causing hatred" perhaps I spoke too strongly. I merely meant that there would most probably be more hatred around because of him.
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