What Is Being Asked of Christians Is Not Tolerance, But Acceptance and Endorsement of Sin
Harvest Crusades evangelist Pastor Greg Laurie joined a growing number of Christian leaders speaking out against the suspension of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson from the popular A&E show for expressing traditional views – albeit in his blunt style – about homosexuality that were published in an interview story with GQ.
“It seems to me that some people who talk the most about tolerance are the most intolerant toward anyone who dares to disagree with their views,” Laurie, who also pastors Harvest churches in Southern California’s Riverside and Orange counties, stated in a blog posted on Thursday. “As Christians, we are not wanting to force our views on anyone. The fact is, we are, as a whole, tolerant of other people’s choices, even if we don’t agree with them. But what is being asked of us is not tolerance, but acceptance and endorsement of sin. We cannot do that.”
Phil Robertson, who mentioned homosexual behavior among a list of other sins, said Christians cannot judge whether someone is going to heaven or hell, and argued Christians should love those with same-sex attraction.
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