My purpose for this is to give a different perspective on Macklemore’s “Same Love” song. A typical Evangelical Christian, and I use that term loosely since it’s so broad especially here in America, would probably just lay down the law on the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community while failing to really understand their outlook. I don’t want to communicate that sort of message at all. I want this response to be one not only of truth, but of grace and compassion. I want to talk “to” them and not “at” them.
Throughout much of my response, a conversation is taking place between a Christian and a homosexual, and unfortunately Macklemore didn’t offer a two sided perspective in the original. He stereotyped Christianity according to his experience with it and deemed our 3,500 year old Book obsolete. And though I understand where he’s coming from, I think that might be the general consensus of people who sympathize with the LGBT community but who don’t truly understand biblical Christianity. We’re not intolerant closed minded bigots at all, we just have a standard that we strive to live by. In our relativistic culture we want to be so free spirited and defy every authoritative principle that comes our way but I’m saying that authority isn’t bad. It’s actually put in place, by God Himself, for our good.
Join the conversation:
- Do you think Macklemore presented a one sided argument for the Gay community?
- Are Christians bigots?
- Is the Gay community attacking Christians by political action and cultural pressure to force change in our stance?
- How can Christians stand for biblical morality while unconditionally loving our Gay neighbors with the same grace that Christ extend to us?