The Left is anti-Christian. It has shown this again and again and again. Oh, it will glom onto Christianity when it can, pushing its “Jesus-was-a-socialist” nonsense. (To the degree that Jesus had anything to say about armed thugs stealing money from those who had earned it to give to those who had not, He would have called them thieves.) But whenever it gets the chance, it will bash the Christian faith and seek to deny freedom of speech to anyone who practices it.
I refuse to have anything to do with that crowd anymore. They don’t speak for me. My first allegiance is to Jesus Christ. Which means that I can have no allegiance to those who persecute His followers. And this remains true whether I like all of them or not. Some of them, I don’t like at all, because I don’t think they’re really following Him, but that doesn’t change the fact that I cannot — and will not — attack them for being His followers.
The Left attacks them simply because they follow Jesus. Even because they claim to follow Him. And “progressive” Christians who follow the Left commit disloyalty against Christ every time they follow the secular Left instead of the Gospel.
Gay Christians need to stop throwing in with a faction hostile to Christian faith. There is no short-term political gain to be purchased by joining these people. And the long-term loss we suffer is incalculably huge.
I know where the notion that gays and Christians were always two separate groups originally came from. But why would gay Christians want to help perpetuate it by taking the wrong side? The battle for gay acceptance and inclusion in the Church must be fought from within the Church itself — not by mercenaries brought in from outside. That’s exactly what the secular Leftists we bring in to fight our battles in the Church really are.
Again, today, one friend of mine was babbling about another’s being “part of the one percent” because the latter happens to be wealthy. He’s gay, he’s a Christian — what the hell, he’s even a good “progressive” politically — but he’s wealthy. So he’s presumed to be The Enemy. This is ridiculous. It’s rapidly approaching insane.
Perpetuating this rot only further convinces straight Christians that gay Christians are Leftist plants. Those of us who oppose the secular Left’s agenda need to stand up and speak out against it. And when secular Leftist gays hostile to Christianity abuse us for our faith — insinuating that we’re disloyal to “the community” because we’re Christians — we need to make this very clear: Anti-gay Christian is anti-gay. Period.
My wealthy gay Christian friend would probably be stung if he heard himself called “one of the one percent.” He still seems to care what secular Leftists think of him. But I don’t. Screw those people. We don’t have to take their abuse. And shame on “Christians” who help to heap it on.
We need to care more about winning the hearts and minds of straight Christians, and less about hanging onto the “support” of straight secular Leftists. The former, when they really are followers of Christ, will eventually give us a genuine welcome. The latter will discard us as soon as we are no longer useful.
When I hear people like my “ninety-nine percent” friend, I realize — with a weary sigh — how far we have yet to go.