Note: We’re going to give this a fresh start for obvious reasons.
Okay, so let’s deal with one of the most common stones thrown at GCM Watch by its critics. Quite often these accusations of being unloving or hating homosexuals are levied in response to our writings against homosexual behavior. Generally, I torch such comments simply because they contain 100% emotionalism and 0% substance. But I want to hear from those who believe this. I also want to hear from those who believe the church in general is hateful towards homosexuals.
Is there a catch? Yes, there is. I will post the questions in response to your accusations and you have to answer them. If you want to engage in more pointless emotionalism or broad, psuedo intellectualism, your comments won’t be allowed. If you have just caught a boatload of red herrings and you want to sell a couple of them here, keep moving. If you have just purchased your straw man a new Tom Ford outfit, go walk the runway somewhere else. If you have something of substance, and can back it up with something other than “don’t judge”, “youre homophobic” or “where’s your compassion” type writebites, then the floor is yours. This is a discussion in the Christian context, so I’m not interested in hearing about some alleged hate crime by a person who’s never went to church or read the Bible in their entire lives. Im not interested in hearing your conspiracy theories about James Dobson, Tony Perkins, or Exodus. As a matter of fact, Im not interested in unproven theories at all.
If you are going to qualify your accusations of hate, you’ll have to demonstrate that in real terms and with discoverable evidence. Otherwise, I will continue believing what I have previously believed: your accusations are without merit. I’ll continue to believe your accusations are little more than childish gripes because our writings don’t affirm homosexual conduct or your affinities for homosexual sin. That’s simply a pov that I reject as valid.
Having said that, lets open the floor. Here are my questions.
1. What exactly has this site done that can be qualified as hate or hateful against homosexuals, religious or political?
2. According to the Bible, how is hate defined?
3. What neutral criteria do you use to determine if a person is speaking in hate and not in love? Be specific.
4. Explain how a nonbiased person can determine that someone is hateful against homosexuals?
5. Is strong, vocal opposition to an idea, person or organization hateful?
6. How do you interpret Ephesians 4:15?
7. By whose definition and interpretation of love is the Christian church to adhere to?
8. Are you willing to admit that it might be your personal involvement with homosexuality or your personal views that have shaped your criticisms and not any actual acts of hate?