Friday, July 25, 2008

Homosexuals and Evangelism

Here we go again. This morning I received an email regarding Colorado passing a law that, according to the Liberty Council, is a threat to those who pass out Bibles or any material that speaks against homosexuality.

Now, I can't say that this is what it actually does. Here's the text from the email:

"Colorado just passed a law that, in our legal opinion, could ban the distribution of the Bible in that state.

The Law -- SB 200 -- bans the distribution of any written material that discriminates based on "sexual orientation."According to the law, that includes...any communication, paper, poster, folder, manuscript, book, pamphlet, writing, print, letter, notice, or advertisement of any kind, nature, or description which is intended or calculated to discriminate or actually discriminates..."

Liberty Counsel's legal team has concluded that this statute effectively means a judge in Colorado has the power to ban the distribution of the Bible in that state!"

Let me say a couple of things:

First, I'm not going to go over the edge over this. Yes, I did sign their online petition, but spreading God's Word is not a "right" that the government gave or can take away. Sure, they can penalize me for doing so, if our state follows this track (and I suspect it will), but sharing the Gospel isn't even a right that can be given or taken away. It's a duty given us by God.

Secondly, and more to the point of homosexuality and witnessing, it's not necessary to stress the sin of homosexuality at all. The Bible tells us that if we break any part of God's law, we are still guilty before God. The point is this; how do you witness to a heterosexual? How do you witness to anyone else? Well, maybe it's better to simply watch the following video from Way of the Master and see some good discussion with homosexuals: