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Christians Would Rather be Friends Than Fighters

insect43 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 5:31 PM
Sin is sin, and should be punished as so. How about Ask, Tell, and get guidance and help for people's perversions
KevNC Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 5:53 PM
Which is it? Do you want to punish sin or offer guidance for sinners? Do you tell everyone your sins when asked? Or would you tell that person to mind their own business?

Are conservative Christians fighters by nature who thrive on the front lines of the culture wars? While there may be some of us who tend to be more confrontational, a recent incident suggests to me that most of us who identify as followers of Jesus are drawn to compassion more than conflict and are given to building friendships more than engaging in fights.

Last week, one of the pastors of my home congregation was informed by the police that there would be a gay protest outside of our church service on Sunday morning. A local gay website carried this announcement: “We...