Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin

Hello all:
Had to post something…

In browsing through blogs I came across one by a Jenny*, who says she is an evangelical Christian and she also has a homosexual father.  In her latest blog posts she is publicly sharing and working through her feelings of what it is like to have a father who openly confesses to being a homosexual.

It would take months, probably years before I could come to grips with such a circumstance.  And I know I would be in anguish.

I am staunch opponent of homosexuality.
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 

Yet as she implies, homosexuality is a term that this shuttled back and forth between opponents and supporters of the issue. What she encounters is looking into the face of a father whom she dearly loves and she’s not just having to think about the moral or rational underpinnings of the topic.

I know I would quote and stand on what God says. If  God says “a thing” is a sin, then it is a sin. The requirement for righteous living by God does not change for anyone. Yet as this righteous principle came bursting from my lips, I could easily imagine being separated from one I love — that’s where the anguish comes in. (People rarely want you remind them of their weaknesses.)

This would definitely be one of those instances where one has to love the sinner, but hate the sin.

Share what you think.

* To see her blog go to

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