LGBT Activists and Enslavers
Jonathan Merritt is a Christian writer and blogger who struggles with same sex attraction. He wants to be free of it.
He falls sometimes. That’s the Christian life (Romans 7:14-25). We all struggle in various ways with various sins and we all fail.
How sad that “gay” activists, self-proclaimed prophets of “liberation” and tolerance, play the role of the enslaver. Jonathan Merritt wants to be free but his freedom would undermine a major tenet of LGBT dogma: “once gay always gay”. So they’ll do everything they can to destroy him, mock his weaknesses, lure him back toward his chains. Sick, sick people. Ed Stetzer interviews Jonathan Merritt about the controversy here:
Recently, after Jonathan, in a piece written for The Atlantic , defended Chick-fil-A against a potential boycott by gay activists, a “gay, former-evangelical” blogger claimed he had evidence Jonathan himself was gay. In the parlance the effort was to “out him.” Merritt’s defense of Chick-fil-A had already exploded in the LGBT blogosphere, but this enflamed the issue as many sought to discredit Jonathan after he dared to defend Chick-fil-A.
Jonathan’s views have been clear—he considers homosexual practice as sin and is not in favor of redefining marriage (about half of America agrees, btw). Such views make you a target today, regardless of your personal situation.
“Outing,” in case you do not know, is the practice of revealing that a certain person is gay without his or her consent, is not an unheard of occurrence though it is not always looked on favorably within the LGBT community. My heart grieves to see such low integrity, particularly when done by a person who claims the title “Christian”—and I am deeply disappointed with a few “Christians” in the blogosphere, who, since they disagreed with Jonathan in the past, seized the moment. Sad.
Yes, Jonathan Merritt is a public figure who lives in the intersection of church and culture, and is accustomed to cars coming from both directions—which appears to be the case now. In the past I have used my blog as a way for leaders to address blogosphere issues (see this interview with Rick Warren, for example) I want to do the same today.
So, I asked Jonathan if he would take a few questions and respond to this situation for himself. He has agreed, and I welcome him to the blog today…more
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