I’m Mad as H E Double Hockey Sticks

Hey, Kirk Cameron, learn your Bible!

I was doing an internet search for Kirk Cameron because he was mentioned at church today and I found this article by one of my favorite writers and it was posted two days ago.  Talk about serendipity!

Anyway, today I went to church and both in the connection class and in the sermon that was supposedly all about love, there was mention of gay marriage and homosexuality and how wrong it was. Is this something that all modern day churches are focusing on?  Or is it just this church?  I would imagine that there are bigger fish to fry. Like maybe certain members of the congregation having a lack of faith?  I’m perplexed and a little, for lack of a better word, annoyed by all the attention it’s getting.  It’s so negative.  Can’t we focus on real problems like illiteracy, hunger, poverty, to name a few?

I would like to believe, as the pastor preached today, that God loves us despite what we do.
And if marrying the person you love is the worst thing you can do, then I wouldn’t have much to complain about. I’ve been married two times. Go ahead, throw your stones.  My first husband was a lot of fun and I thought I loved him, but we were married too young with baggage overflowing in insecurity and neediness.  We divorced amicably and have both been married (at least I think he’s married) to the people we connected with after our divorce. Erik and I are going on 15 years together.  With Erik, it took me awhile to learn that if you want to be loved, you have to be loving.  It’s simple really, but kind of difficult at the same time.

This passage was discussed today in the connection class, about God seeing what’s in our heart (which I’m guessing is the origin of the don’t judge a book by its cover phrase.)
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel,”Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him.  For the Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all do that?  It would save so much time.

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4 Responses to I’m Mad as H E Double Hockey Sticks

  1. Claire says:

    Conservative mega churches love beating this horse to death. (And yes, I, too, have attended various services and Bible studies.) Ironically, Jesus never said a word about it in the scripture. But he did say one thing or two about the way we treat others. Still, you’d think that homosexuality is the foremost topic of concern in modern-day Christianity with all the attention it gets. 

    No one mentioned it at all in the churches and religious schools I attended growing up. Guess I was lucky.

    • Well, it’s one part of this experience that I don’t like. Yesterday I heard someone talk about good Christian values like the ones of our forefathers being brought back in this election year. In other words, lets bring back the rich white men. Hey, lets go a step further. Lets bring back slavery. Slavery might solve this unemployment issue and the issue of jobs being outsourced to foreign countries. Another thing that would help is if women’s rights were taken away. Lets get them back in the kitchen where they belong–barefoot and pregnant. And those native Americans? Let’s trade them beads for their casinos and call it square. Do they still have history books? Do people read them?
      Do I sound just a wee bit bitter? Maybe if I owned a gun, I’d feel better. At least I’d be prepared for the Zombie apocalypse.

  2. I just don’t understand why churches get tax breaks. Really.
    I like to tell people that I will accept their arguments against gay marriage on Biblical grounds juuuust as soon as they go back to doing everything ELSE it says in the Bible. For example, the thing in Leviticus that’s often held up to say SEE GAYS ARE TEH EVEILZZZ is right after the thing that says adulterers should be stoned to death. Also it’s the part where we learn about keeping kosher! So just as soon as they stone everyone who’s ever cheated on their spouse to death and stop eating pork and lobster, hey, cool, go ahead.
    I might not make that argument so flippantly if not for people like Newt Gingrich, but there are so many of them!

    • I am getting the impression that what is preached is politically motivated. As you know, Jericha, I wrote about a man who was executed by the state of Texas. Well, the jurors brought their Bibles in and used them during the sentencing. There is a documentary about Khristian called “Eye for an Eye” and it was made, I think by Dutch filmmakers. I saw it a few years ago. It talked about how a certain political party (the one who Newt belongs to) will make elections about issues that will attract Christian conservatives. That’s why this year’s election will be interesting.

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