THIS INFORMATION REALLY BOTHERED ME SO I THOUGHT I’D SHARE IT AND ASK YOUR OPINIONS:
If someone is against gay marriage, are they to be taunted and derided in the news? If someone is for gay marriage, is that person a better person and applauded for speaking against the other? These are the impressions left by our media. Also, we must realize that young wannabes only have to say one thing that supports whatever the media’s bias might be and they become famous! You can call a decent person out for going to a church you don’t agree with and we’re suddenly saying your name? Meanwhile, really decent people suffer from unfairly damaged reputations.
If someone follows Biblical teachings, is THAT now “The Big SIN!” in our culture?
Now actors and the media are going after Chris Pratt and his fiancee, Katherine Schwarzenegger, for going to Hillsong Church, whose founder follows the Bible and God’s word on homosexuality…From one article on this:
“The actor’s church, Hillsong, has made headlines for not “affirming” the LGBTQ lifestyle. In a statement released in August 2015, Hillsong global pastor Brian Houston said he “holds to traditional Christian thought on gay lifestyles and gay marriage” and that “God’s word is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman.”
“Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles,” the statement reads. “Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid. I recognise this one statement alone is upsetting to people on both sides of this discussion, which points to the complexity of the issue for churches all over the world.”
IS THIS THE FUTURE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA? WHEN SCRIPTURE IS UPHELD, SILLY AMERICAN CELEBRITIES MOST PEOPLE DON’T EVEN RECOGNIZE CAN INSULT THEM TERRIBLY, THEREBY DRIVING THEM UNDERGROUND OR SHAMING THEM OUT OF EXISTENCE? HOW MANY PEOPLE MIGHT HILLSONG CHURCH HAVE LOST OVER THIS KIND OF PUBLICITY?
What i’d like to say to celebrities insulting people like Chris Pratt is the following:
We really don’t care that you don’t follow the words in the Scripture, though, for your sake, we wish you did. That’s your right. Following those words in Scripture does not make you a hater anymore than it does us. Our right is to follow those words. We wish you the best, you should be wishing others the best. We do not hate anybody, you should show the same concern.
“And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34)
“as I have loved you”...yes, God means you who are farther than far from perfect, whether you attend church or not. You who have had abortions, you who are homosexual, you who have killed, you who have stood up for Scripture, you who have derided Scripture…YOU. And all of you are welcome in His church.
“I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.” Jeremiah 24:7
A secular celebrity deserves to stay secular and a religious celeb deserves to stay religious, so be it. If people are coming to Hillsong or any other church which teaches TRUTH, let their hearts be changed in His love. This is not evil. If they choose not to come to a church, all Christians wish them blessed, not criticized, which I do believe borderlines evil, unkindness.