Jesus made it clear to his disciples that he was there to offer all men salvation. He went through a horrendous death with out fighting back and even
told his disciples who were waiting while he prayed, when Judas brought his captors, when one of them tried to fight them off with his sword Jesus
told him not too. And we all know that in 3 days he rose from the dead and eventuallly ascended into heaven to prove he was in fact who he was.
He did not order his disciples to force sinners to act as if they were believers, follow the rules etc, but against their wills, so that the righteous
could live in a nice cozy world without exposing themselves to anything distasteful.
He told them he was offering all his children salvation through his life and death. Those who already belived and were reghteous were to show the
sinners his love and help them find their way to him.
Now as they say you can catch more flies with sugar...as he showed the adultress.
He made it clear that no man on this earth was pure enough to judge another, nor had the right to do so as the judgement was from that point on only
something himself and his father were beyiond sin and able to cast judgement.
Now here is an important issue. The primary reason for focusing on anti-bullying legislation for gays, is as we have seen through history, people who
aren't part of the majority havve a tendency to be abused by the majority, until it comes to the point that the only way to stop it..is to garner
legal protection for the minority os the mjority is no longer able to harm people and expect to be able to cointinue harming them while every one
turns a bilind eye. One example is the civil rights movement, disabled people became the source of abuse and so it goes on and on.
And I have seen situations where someone considereed "cool" during the school years will focus on someone less outgoing, or maybe a boy who would
rather geek out then play football and lable them gay or queer just because they are different, and in the past that would make the kid fair game for
whatever they wanted to do to him because.....gay wasn't acceptable....everyone would turn a blind eye to the abuse. I grew up in the 60's and
70's I am a straight woman married with one chidl. But people couldn't get a fix on me in my school years, I didn't go out dirnking on the
weekends or get high. I didn't fawn over the hottest guy in school. I dressed fairly modestly, I was very into math and science and real people. I
didnt want to make the mistakes others I saw did, and I would reach out to anyone who looked like they could use a hand, shoulder, ear.....and I ended
up labled gay. I guarantee you that was not fun, and landed me in a fist-fight with one guy who circled me over and over at work commenting about it
all night loong (I worked from 14 on ) after work he grabbed a pint and started shoving me around one minute calling me gay the next telling me to
prove it to him that I wasn't. And you know what .......no one came to my defense, no one tried to stop him cause was labeled gay so I deserved
it. Kids in schols st;; experience that today and it's not right. My daughters first boyfriend went to a differnt school than her, he worshiped
the ground she walked on and had no interest in anyone else. Well he was cute and the girls kept trying to get with him and he would brush them off;
Not realizing what it would trigger he got so fed up with the girls hitting up on him he told them he was gay. Within 2 weeks he was suspended form
school because get this 2 guys beat him up in the hallway for being gay. Nothing was done to the 2 guys and it broke my heart when he came over
that night to see my daughter with a black eye, split lips, bruises on his arms from being thrown into the lockers.