Homosexuality is a sin. It is a particularly offensive sin, labeled as an abomination in the Scriptures...and because I've said this I am considered a bully.
At least that is the consensus of those who participated in a recent LGBT seminar in town. You can read about it here.
You will note that what constitutes bullying is not physical or verbal agression. Instead, it is simply not acknowledging a person to be a homosexual and accepting their lifestyle. In other words, to call out their sin and tell them that they are living a lifestyle that is contrary to the law of God will now be considered "being a bully."
This is outrageous in and of itself. It would be like saying we shouldn't call rapists, pedophiles or murders what they are. However, what is even more preposterous is that this seminar had the backing of those who supposedly call themselves Christian. It was held at the Salvation Army, supported by a local church, and put on by a man who graduated from Ashland Seminary and serves as a professional mentor.
What this amounts to is a push to make homosexuality acceptable. The idea is that, if you will not accept it on your own, we will make you accept it. You will become an outcast from society if you do not. In a word: We will bully you into submission by calling you a bully.
But let us thank our local churches and ministries for helping to break down our community and for contributing to the further collapse of our society.
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