After Jason Collins became the first not-retired male athlete in a major sport in the United States to come out as gay, the sports world reacted mostly with a collective yawn. There were many positive comments from his colleagues. I signed a petition of support sponsored by this very website. There were, however, some media types who had negative things to say, and they mostly involved Christianity in their condemnations.
In a nation that believes in freedom of Religion and the separation of Church and State, Christians feel persecuted despite the fact that every single Chief Executive has been Christian. The Irish Catholic President was also a Christian, and I say this for the simple reason that in the west, for the first 1500 years of Christianity, the only game in town was the Catholic Church.
In their perpetual effort to identify with their Savior, Christians are constantly crying persecution. I'm sorry, but Purina Lion Chow is no longer made from Christians. In other words, It's simply not happening.
Now, there are several public universities in America where a Christian group wants to set up a club that will receive public funding for activities. They are told that they cannot discriminate, meaning they have to accept gay people who want to join them. They ask why they are forced to accept people living an anti-Christian lifestyle, but liberals aren't being forced to accept Christian values.
Liberals are fine with people who want to live by Christian values. The problem is that some Christians try to force their interpretation of those values on others. Unless a gay person is sexually forcing himself on a straight Christian male, how does that gayness affect the Christian? While I'm on the subject, how is this a Christian thing?
There is nothing in the New Testament about homosexuality. It comes from the Original. It was also largely an afterthought. Out of 613 laws, there is one against homosexuality. Jesus was a teacher of Jewish Law. He said nothing about it! Why? Because maybe he didn't care. There is a law against wearing clothing made from 2 different fabrics. So, we must be Homofashionable.
There s a law against eating milk with meat making cheeseburgers sinful. Why aren't there protests against the anti-Christian Big Macs sold at McDonalds? Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean, but Notre Dame has a football team. FYI the ball is often referred to as pigskin.
The first Christians were actually Jews. Simon Paul was having a difficult time finding converts. He decided that he would drop the requirements of circumcision and Kosher laws. This turned out to be a successful marketing strategy. If Christ were called before the Supreme Court to defend against gay, my bet is he would deliberately not show up.