A well-known radio personality is currently in the cross fire after an ‘anti God’ statement he made on air. He is gay and in his opinion, any god that judges him for that, is not worth serving. South Africa exploded soon after. On social media the rating and raving is shocking to say the least. There are even petitions flying around calling for his dismissal.
For a few days now, I have been observing the social media storm, quietly from my side of the world. And here is my 2c. For what it is worth.
His sexual orientation is none of my business. In fact, it is none of anybody’s business. It is a matter between him and God. Does it mean I agree with him? No. It simply means that I refuse to tarnish the image of Jesus by judging him along with the rest of the so-called Christians who now call for his dismissal.
We live in a country with a wonderful constitution. When the president was found guilty of violating the constitution, the country erupted in anger. Yet, that same constitution grants every person freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of sexual preference. So why can’t he say what he want? It is his constitutional right after all. What’s good for the geese is good for the gander. If we want our constitution upheld, we must uphold it. All of us.
That man needs to experience the unconditional love of God. And he is certainly not experiencing any of it now. We, the disciples supposed to carry the image of Jesus out to the world, it throwing stones at him. Wasn’t it our Jesus who told the crowd that the one without sin can throw the first stone? Wasn’t it our Jesus that died for him too? Wasn’t it our God who carefully and fearfully knitted him together in his mother’s womb? Who gives us the right to judge, blame, accuse, and carry on like heathens? Do we really think we will win him over for the Kingdom of God that way?
Is this man on your prayer list? If not, why not?
Jesus said, the harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Judging Christians are many, but labourers, true labourers, willing to carry the cross of unconditional love even for sinners, are few. How sad. What have we become?