A recent interview Phil Robertson, the Duck Dynasty patriarch, did with GQ and the subsequent uproar has caused A&E to indefinitely suspend him from his own show. The uproar centered on Phil being outspoken about his views on homosexuality.

The most talked about quote from the entire interview is where Phil gives his reasoning as to why homosexuality isn’t logical. He says:

It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.

This is graphic. I’ll give you that. However, Phil has never been shy about speaking his mind (i.e. “to me“). This was a practical reason why he believes homosexuality just doesn’t make sense to him. The 1st Amendment gives him the right to freedom of speech. Lastly, there was no hate in his speech.

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At another point in the interview, Phil was asked, “What is sinful?”. Phil said the following:

Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.

Phil is just answering a question. The journalist was the one who brought it up. Many people are ignorantly claiming that here Phil is comparing homosexuality to bestiality, as if to say that a gay person is the same as a dude who wants to have sex with a duck. He’s not doing that at all. He’s merely listing sins. Also, he is directly quoting and following the list of sins from 1 Corinthians 6:9.

These two quotes are the major points in the article that have people talking. To no one’s surprise, GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, quickly condemned these remarks. Among the many things they had to say about Phil, they said that Phil’s words were “some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication“. Many other groups continued the train of condemnation concerning Phil’s remarks.

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After everyone had his or her run at Phil, Phil himself released a statement about the whole situation. He said,

I myself am a product of the ’60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.

Then, the family, as a whole, released a statement about what Phil said and what they plan on doing going forward:

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.

Phil Robertson is a Christian. As a Christian, he believes the Bible (shocker). God has declared through his Holy Scripture that homosexuality is a sin. You might not believe in the God of the Bible, but Phil does. He will speak God’s truth, especially if you pose a question to him. There’s much for the Christian to learn from this whole situation.

Phil didn’t shy away from answering questions that were posed to him. He didn’t sugar coat what he had to say and he did it in a loving manner. I love that Phil in his post-uproar statement didn’t take back his words. He meant what he said. This is a man of God. Jesus was crucified for saying controversial remarks (i.e. I am God). Phil is being crucified for the same thing (i.e. saying that God is right about homosexuality).

As a Christian, you’re either criticized for picking and choosing what you believe in the Bible or ignorantly believes everything in the Bible.

There is no victory for the Christian in this world, since this isn’t a Christian world. Personally, I’d rather be criticized for being Biblical than be criticized for being non-Biblical. God is worth people not liking me.

Phil Robertson said:

My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together

Let’s join Phil in his mission to speak God’s truth in love to those around us.

Jordan Kranda
Follower of Jesus. Husband to Ariel. Master’s of Theology (Greek Track) Graduate. Future Pastor. Present lover of cheese, Blink-182, & watching sports.

174 COMMENTS

  1. After reading through some of the comments it is shocking to see so much biblical illiteracy and character bashing, you don’t know Jordan personally and I know you definitely can’t read his heart. Homosexuality is sin just as premarital sex or adultery. does that mean Jordan hates adulterers and fornicators too? Jordan himself says he struggles with impure thoughts. Does that mean he hates himself as well? of course not! you guys have no basis for defaming him. If anything Jordan is showing love by rebuking Christians to treat gays better!!!!

    thanks for being an encouragement Jordan!

  2. I’ve been struggling with my sexuality for as long as I can remember. I knew I’d go to hell for how I felt. When you posted this particular blog, I was in some deep depression. I was hoping I’d find some answers so I read it & read the comments. The comments… I wanted to literally kill myself. In fact I tried. So much hate in what is supposed to be a loving community.

  3. You’re one of the most unloving Christians I’ve ever encountered. Not the blogs you write, your responses & lack of. Some genuinely want to talk with you & have questions/concerns. I know a lot of them are arguing & that’s irritating but what about the ones who clearly have no hope? Just push them further in the margins, where they belong, right Jordan?

  4. Hi, I was reading through your blogs, and other Christian blogs, and there was some response including self-harm, especially this one. I hadn’t realized how prevalent it was in the Church and it’s insane how prevalent it is in society. As a man of God, who seems to know the Bible, what can you conclude about cutting or burning? Maybe a new blog post? 😉

  5. GUYS ITS A SIN TO BE STRAIGHT. Well not to be straight, just to have sex with the opposite gender. The proof is found in a book with 60+ smaller books in maybe 5-7 sentences. I know times have changed since it was written 2000+ years ago but if you have straight sex, you’re an abomination & your soul will eternally burn in hell. But we LOVE you. Have a nice day straight community 🙂

  6. Hi. I am like a lot of other people who have commented on here that don’t agree with you. I was not offended by the blog post itself; it was nicely written in traditional religious theology. I even feel sorry for you for some of the responses you received. However, I am offended on behalf of the LGBTQ community & our allies because of your lack of any real response. I completely understand not wanting to engage in an argument with some of the idiots on here. In reality though, the majority are not actually idiots, they just don’t share your opinion, so you’ll call them idiots. Anyhow, although I don’t agree with your opinion, I checked out a few of your other blog posts & immediately became aware of your passion for God & the Bible. What a shame that you don’t genuinely give a shit about people. I mean seriously, a few individuals poured their hearts out on here, hearts that are clearly drenched with confusion (NOT because they are gay) & pain. Personally, I think you should be honored that people who you have written several blogs about their “sin” of identifying as gay or lesbian, take the time to read your blog & respond. Or even ask questions & want to hear your opinion. However, you have mostly ignored them & not stood up for them when they have been bashed on here. Despite the fact you say you love them? Shame on the Church, again & again & again & again.

  7. Just to be clear – I wasn’t laughing at your blog, more at the responses. I can respect your opinion, even though I don’t share it 🙂

  8. Are you (not just Jordan) seriously not completely heartbroken for Jake and Molly and others like them? I mean Jake has seemed to just accept that his parents hate him, the church hates him, some of the world hates him, and he hates himself. He carved the word “fag” in his flesh and you are unaffected by this? Think about how much self-hate one must have to carve that into their skin. And Molly – she said she is “desensitized” by the hate she hears. Either she’s covering up her pain or she truly is desensitized. And either way, I’m deeply saddened by that; if she is desensitized, that means she has heard it so much. That’s heartbreaking. And think of the “others”. Some anonymous people have commented and said they hate themselves for being gay. The fact that those anonymous people, any silent readers, Jake, or Molly could slice their skin open, take a bottle of pills, burn their flesh, or unload a gun in their mouth because they HATE themselves is heartbreaking.

    • Hi! is this one directed to me?
      To be honest, I didn’t read through every single comment, only some of them.
      If this is directed to me, I have absolutely nothing against any of the commenters, especially what they’re going through. I will definitely pray for all that they’re going through.
      I just wanted to encourage the writer of the blog, Jordan, as he has to deal with some of the other commenters who may throw hurtful and hard to deal with comments his way.
      Be blessed.

      • Not particularly you. Yes, everyone deserves encouragement. And not to belittle the “hate” he has received, but I don’t think it quite compares to the magnitude of hate some of the commenters on here or in reality have experienced. Yes, I think some took this to a whole new level but the can of worms was opened by Jordan. These people aren’t only online, they exist. They deserve to be heard.

        • But no reaction to anything else. I wouldn’t have guessed you were to self-centered. As I said people have been disrespectful to you but nothing compared to what others have experienced, just on here. Has anyone told you that you are going to burn in hell on here? No. Has anyone called you a “fag”? No.

        • Wait. You seriously just said “it’s ok to hate others as long as they have been hated?” Wow. So gay people have been hated, so it’s ok & justifiable to hate them. Wow. I’m really done with this conversation. You’re an absolutely disgusting person & as a past anon has said, you have the potential to be good pastor if you actually gave a shit about people. I’m appalled. At least you’re showing your true colors. Good luck to you.

          • Haha. Read the comments before. That’s what she said and I was showing her the ridiculousness of her way. But I think it’s best you leave the conversation.

        • My attention was brought to this blog post & I am laughing. Out loud. I think everyone needs to take a deep breath. The gay & lesbian individuals are not going to convince the conservatives Christians that their lifestyle isn’t a sin. I am a lesbian & honestly it does hurt me that others think I’m sinning & going to burn in hell forever, but it isn’t going to change who I am & who we are. And the conservative Christians can beat their message to a pulp, gay & lesbian individuals aren’t going to see their point. I am a Christian & I know what other Christians think of me. It’s not going to stop me from kissing lots of cute girls or even sleeping with some of them. I’ve come to accept who I am. I’ve come to realize I don’t need my family or anyone else to accept it because I’m not going to be able to change. I’ve tried. Of course I agree with the lesbian & gay individuals on here (and our beautiful allies as well!) but the debate is over. Look at the stats — people are killing themselves because they know they are different. I hope & pray that’s where our hearts are — not with converting people to straight or scaring them straight. Let’s agree to disagree.

  9. Hey Jordan! (: I’ve read through some of these responses that you’ve gotten on this posting.
    I felt the need to send some positive reassurances your way.
    Thank you for standing firm in Jesus and being one of His ambassadors. I appreciate all of the honest blogs & comments & twitter posts that you share. Your love for God shows when you write. Thanks for standing up for what is right. (Oh hey look! That rhymed! haha)
    Sorry you have to deal with all the crazy this world tends to throw at you.
    Be encouraged. (:

  10. Honest question — if being gay won’t send someone to hell, then will having sex with the same gender send someone to hell? I read one of your replies that just said “no gay sex” so I was wondering.

  11. I don’t think “God” would create me to be emotionally, physically, and sexually attracted to girls, if “he” didn’t want me to be a lesbian. Of course my lifestyle isn’t natural to a straight person, a straight person’s lifestyle isn’t natural to me. Because they’re not gay and I’m not straight. It’s unsettling how comfortable Christians are with pointing out other people’s “sins.” I’d also like to share that I hear more Christians throw around the words “faggot” or “dyke” than anyone else. As if that’s “what Jesus would do.” There is also a double standard when it comes to homosexuality. When you Christians talk about homosexuality being a sin, you probably picture two men. I’m willing to bet on it. But probably more than half of you Christians just closed out of a video of two women rubbing, licking, sucking, kissing each other. How can you call one act a “sin” and get off on another?

    • Also, I was reading your responses and seen you said that people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender will not go to hell, despite it being a sin. I personally don’t believe in God but then what is the big deal? Doesn’t seem to be a big deal then.

          • If I hadn’t heard that three million times before, that my soul will burn in hell, maybe it would actually have some effect on me. Dear Anonymous coward, I am desensitized to your words. Quite honestly, if believing in your god fills your heart with as much hate as yours is, I don’t want any part in that. Unfortunately not everybody is desensitized to your words & your words cause tragedies such as self-hate, self-injury, drug abuse, & suicide; but the hate in your heart has blinded you & you cannot see that or care.

  12. I was always taught homosexuality was a sin. As a straight man, I did not understand. I’ve read all of the responses on your blog posts about homosexuality & quite honestly my mind is blown by the responses. I don’t know what to think about the issue anymore as the individuals supporting homosexuals made excellent points. Especially how nobody’s opinion matters because people kill themselves for being gay because they know they will deal with hate. That shook me. Also I don’t think it’s fair to expect gay people to not have sex, sex is a natural desire, from God. I think Christians are obsessed with homosexuality being a sin (allegedly) that they have completely forgotten that those homosexuals are humans, humans with hearts that can break.

        • Something like that, but that’s not a good argument at all. Before the term “homosexual” was created, homosexuality was just described as guys “lying” with other guys. It was always there.

  13. All love to Jake, Kayt, Katie, anyone else who was affected by the hate… I’m sorry for the bigotry & hate you have encountered. I’m appalled. I’m sorry they have tainted my Jesus. You were created to be just as you are & I pray one day you experience acceptance. I accept you & love you just as you are. YOU ARE LOVED.

    • To the cowardly anonymous individual: the words you have typed are appalling. You hold your religion up so high that you have no compassion for individuals, regardless of what your opinion of their sexuality or whatever else. I pray & hope that your cruel & unnecessary words are not the last words an individual chooses to read. You have the ability to be a strong voice of love, to reflect the love of the Jesus you claim to follow, yet you have clearly CHOSEN to be a voice of hate. Good luck to you.

      • Jake, Kayt, whoever else: to sum up Phil Robertson’s quotes, Jordan’s blog, and the bible: GOD IS DISGUSTED WITH GAY PEOPLE AND THATS WHY JORDAN, OTHER CHRISTIANS, AND I WILL NOT SEE THEM IN HEAVEN. Bye sweetheart. Good luck to you too because your support of homosexuality will send you straight to hell with all the gay people.

        • I didn’t realize that an omnipotent deity would be capable of feeling disgust towards his own creation. Then again, the Bible does illustrate just how jealous and angry God can be. It’s interesting that an all-powerful creator can experience these banal human emotions.

          • It’s strange to me, yet also not so strange at the same time, as it proves my point, that (most) Christians don’t give a rats ass about people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Jordan included. An individual who has identified as gay, has put forth a worthy opinion and personal story, gets ATTACKED by some anonymous bigoted asswipe, and no Christian, or has shared that they love lgbtq people, but don’t support their lifestyle, has defended him. Especially since it’s Jordan’s blog and he has claimed that he loves gay people………… Hmmmmmmm.

            • One of my best friends is gay. I go after Christians for the crap they do. I wrote a blog about how Christians shouldn’t bash gay people. I work at Disneyland & many gay people are now my friends thru my job. I love gay people. I don’t care if you believe it because they do.

          • God is painted in human terms because we are humans. It’s a literary device to convey something to an audience. God is all of those emotions, but not quite in the human sense. It’s just to give us a glimpse of the Divine.

    • U guys supporting the gay people and the gay people are arrogant. It’s Jordan’s blog, he doesn’t have to defend anyone, especially a bunch of gay sinners. The bible is crystal clear. We won’t be seeing any gay sinners in heaven. Sometimes the truth hurts I guess.

    • You are bringing shame to Christians. You’re a cowards for not putting up anything about your name & your Bible knowledge appears to be a surface knowledge. It’s good to know some Bible verse, but if you don’t reflect God’s love then you’re nothing more than a lifeless body.

  14. Jake you can appreciate people saying you aren’t going to hell for choosing to be gay, but you have to accept that if you continue to be gay, you’re going to hell. It’s your choice. The Bible is very clear. Don’t be upset with your family or the church for a decision you made.

    • You could be more loving. Read Ephesians 1:15. I’m all about being blunt (just read my other blogs), but your words don’t appear to be seasoned with love.

  15. I’ve read through your blog and also all of the comments from readers. It is unsettling to me personally how divided the opinions are because I identify as gay. I wasn’t sexually abused, I was raised by a mother and father – he is even a pastor, but I knew at a young age that my attractions were different than my friends. I knew I was supposed to be attracted to girls but in the deepest pit of my heart, I knew I wasn’t. I thought it would pass, but it didn’t and hasn’t. I grew up in a religious home and was taught that homosexuality was a sin and that homosexuals would not go to heaven. When I began to put a label on my sexuality, I quickly HATED myself. When I was 11, I started burning the skin on my thighs because I thought if I punished myself enough, I would (somehow) be straight, or even bisexual (so I could pretend I was straight). When I was 14, my parents found out that I was burning my skin and even after 3 years of burning, I knew I was still gay. My parents told me it was a sin to harm my body, so that night I carved “fag” into my skin. Of course my parents found out and after a few weeks in a hospital, I came out as gay to them and they put me in extensive conversion therapy. I thought “YES. This has got to work.” After a year & a half, I lost hope and attempted suicide. I continued the conversion therapy. Because I wanted to be straight so badly. I started burning again and devoted my life to “praying the gay away.” I had all the questions some of the individuals on here have asked: why would God make me gay? (I have no doubt I was born gay). How can I change my sexuality? Why isn’t praying working? Should I just kill myself? – I’m going to hell anyway. The day after my 17th birthday, I attempted suicide again. My parents genuinely thought the conversion therapy had worked and were confused as to why I would try to take my life. Again. Burning and conversion therapy wasn’t working. I was as gay as I was when I was born. One night, I sat in the family room with my parents and told them I had tried to be straight, I had prayed so hard to be straight, I wanted to be straight, I hated being gay, but I told them “I’m gay.” I started to cry and expected comfort, but I was kicked out. That night, my relationship with my parents died, I literally haven’t talked to them since. I’m 21. But also that night, my faith died. I personally appreciate the individuals saying homosexuality is a sin, but I don’t know. If being gay is a sin – I despise God for making me this way. If it’s not a sin – I hate the church for making me hate myself. My point in this super long comment is to defend the position that a gay individual cannot change their sexuality. If sexuality can be changed, I want a straight person to be gay for a week. They can change back after all, right? I’ll be honest – it hurts me to read the comments saying homosexuality is learned, a choice, a phase. It hurts me that I could be sinning – in face, it down right scares me. But it hurts me more to try to be something I’m not – I have the word “fag” and hundreds of scars I have to see for the rest of my life to prove it. I wouldn’t choose this life.

      • Your entire story has such power, thank you so much for sharing with everyone. I think you’ve made your point clear & I hope everyone takes it to heart. I’m so happy you are still here to share your story & that you weren’t successful at suicide. I’m in your corner 🙂

      • People’s view on sin doesn’t matter. Only God’s opinion matters. He loves you and wants the best for you. He knows you have a different battle than most. He understands. However, it’s still not His plan for your life.

      • As a lesbian, I can say I’ve tried for years, at rock bottom to pray the gay away & it hasn’t worked. Probably because it’s not a choice. I wouldn’t choose a harder life for myself. I can’t change. I’m sure many other LGBT individuals would agree with me.

        • I’ve prayed to lust less or any other sin. I haven’t seen them go away either. We both have to still try to sin less though.

      • God has specific reasons for why each sin is deemed sin. And generally speaking, the reasons make sense and are comprehensible by human kind. Except homosexual sex. I cannot find a feasible explanation for why that might be a sin. The only one I’ve ever come up with is because it would disallow procreation which is our assumed natural purpose. But even that makes little to no sense because then it is saying that all humans are made to reproduce and I am sure that is not the case. And if it were, then priests are sinning because they refuse to reproduce ”in the name of God.” I believe that God is just. He would not deem something sinful without a just reason.

  16. It’s arrogance & hate like yours that pushes individuals closer to the decision to commit suicide for identifying as gay. Don’t really think I’m exaggerating. I’ve felt the hate & condemnation from Christians like you. Fake love like yours led me to take an overdose of pain killers. See, I couldn’t handle Christians telling me “it was just a phase” or “it was just a choice” & “you’re going to burn in hell.” Why would I choose a harder life for myself? Why would I choose this shit??! Wouldn’t really be logical.

    • I’m so sorry for your pain. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. I don’t believe you go to hell for being gay, I don’t believe it’s just a phrase, and I don’t believe it’s absurd to think that some gay people were born gay. I’m so sorry for your pain.

        • I’d like to further extend this anon’s question: if an individual is born gay, that would mean God created them to be gay, correct? To further support this, I’ll use the verse that God has created every individual fearfully & wonderfully. And I’ll also use the verse stating God won’t tempt anyone… In the event that someone wants to say homosexuality would be a temptation to overcome. That is if people are born gay, as you’ve stated, Jordan. But yes, why would God create someone to be lesbian, gay, or bisexual, if it was a sin? As people are in fact born gay, I’m willing to argue that it’s not a sin, but actually a beautiful thing. 🙂

          • Psalms 51:5 says “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” In other words, we’re born in sin. That’s why the Christian needs to be born again (John 3). I’m born in sin too. I have a inclination to anger & lust. Just because I was born with that inclination does not mean that I just go with it. God’s word says that unrighteous anger & lust are sins. Therefore, I can’t live in it. Homosexuality is a sin. The Bible is crystal clear. You can believe homosexuality isn’t a sin. Fine. You don’t have to believe in the God of the Bible. Go create your own god. It just won’t be the one that is actually real.

        • God hasn’t created anyone gay. Homosexuality is a learned behavior. Stop drinking the potion. All living creatures on this planet have a common purpose, to reproduce. Homosexuals have to rely on recruiting.

      • Jordan if you have the answers for everything, then answer this for me: why would God make me gay if it was a sin?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? For me to be single? I’m still gay, single or in a relationship. You’re not sorry for my pain. You’re happy that I hate myself. You think it helps prove your point.

        • You came out of a women. You aren’t a direct creation of God. Only Adam was that. You were born into a fallen world. You probably were born gay & that is a result of being born into a fallen world.

  17. So your point is that all individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or as a different gender are going to burn in hell? Even if they have “put their faith in Jesus Christ”?

  18. Well they do say that sometimes the homophobic & anti gay people actually have gay tendencies & struggle with their sexuality themselves.

  19. What’s sad is Jordan doesn’t give two shits about your guy’s opinion. His opinion is the only one that matters, he’s superior. Kelsey & Sarah, I hear you & many others do as well. But don’t waste your breath sweethearts, it’s impossible to argue with ignorant & arrogant people.

      • Did you even read the article? 1 out of 3 gay teens attempt suicide.
        So no. What you think about homosexuality doesn’t matter. And yes, I agree with Kelsey & Sarah, but our opinions on it don’t matter either.
        1 out of 3 gay teens attempts suicide. That matters. That trumps any argument. Instead of telling people they are going to hell for the “sin of being gay,” love them.
        I don’t think there is a gay individual in this world that doesn’t know what Christians think of them & their lifestyle.

        • If your heart doesn’t break for the individuals who know that Christians think & tell them they are going to hell for being gay, for the individuals who take scissors & carve into their skin because they hate themselves because they are gay, for the individuals who pray to the God of individuals who hate them, if he could kill them in their sleep because they don’t want to have “two strikes against them” – being gay & suicide, & for the individuals who blow their brains out because they can’t handle to hatred they receive for being gay, then I’m afraid you don’t have the heart of Jesus. Telling other people that how they are living or how they identify is sinful, or that you think it’s sinful, shouldn’t trump loving as Jesus said to love. However, that’s the message I think many would say you have portrayed.

          I respect your opinion about Phil & what he said. But the debate on whether homosexuality is a sin or not is over. Your entitled to your opinion, as I am to mine, but your opinion doesn’t matter & neither does mine. Not when God’s beautiful creations, LGBTQ, think suicide is the only escape from the hatred they face for how they identify.

          My older brother committed suicide after deacons in our old church made it clear he wasn’t welcome after he came out. Even so, my opinion doesn’t matter. I hope you don’t have to go through a similar situation to learn yours doesn’t either.

          • My heart breaks for them. One of my closest friends is gay. No speak about what does & does not break my heart. You don’t know that.

  20. It makes me angry when Christians claim to love gay people, while at the same time saying it’s wrong for them to develop a meaningful relationship with a same-sex partner. Homosexuality is more than just a sexual act or a “lifestyle choice”. It’s not some minor personality trait, like your favourite color or preferred musical genre. Our sexual orientation defines who we will one day fall in love with, marry, and potentially start a family with. If you’re married or in love with someone, that person becomes your everything. Your relationship with them defines who you are as a person. Christians constantly try to minimize this aspect of homosexuality, but the reality is that you can’t love someone if you don’t accept them for who they are.

    So just a message to Jordan and all the other Christians out their who share his views: Stop saying you love gay people. You sound ridiculous. Imagine how stupid I would sound if I robbed a store, then told you that I’m not a thief because the Bible says not to steal. Or if I killed someone and told you I’m not a murderer because the Bible says not to kill. But here you are denying gays the right to marry, yet saying that you love them because the Bible says to love thy neighbour. Take a minute to consider how contradictory this is.

    • I read your message. Thanks for sharing your opinion. However, don’t tell me who I can and cannot love. I’m a Christian. I’m going to be Biblical. You don’t have to like that. I don’t mind if we’re not best friends. Please just read the Bible. You exhibit a surface knowledge of the Bible.

      • I’m not telling you who you can and cannot love. My point was that it’s one thing to say you love someone in order to be “Biblical”, and another to actually mean it.

        What exactly about my comment makes you say that I “exhibit a surface knowledge of the Bible”? I attended Catholic school from kindergarten to grade 12, and religion courses are part of the curriculum. As a child and teenager, I went to Sunday mass each week. I even spent a couple summers at “Bible Camp”. Although I am no longer religious, I have a very comprehensive understanding of the Bible and Christianity.

          • As I said in my initial comment, in order to love someone you must accept them for who they are. Our decision to get married and have children is a very important part of who we are.

            It would be one thing to say, “I love you, but I wish you would quit smoking. It’s bad for you.” Or, “I love you, but I don’t like how angry you get sometimes.”

            It’s quite another to say, “I love you, but I hope you never fall in love and get married. If fact, it should be illegal for you to marry the person you love. And heaven forbid if you ever decide to raise a child! Children deserve to be raised in healthy, loving environments… not by people like you.”

            Imagine if I said that to you, Jordan. How would you feel? Would you believe that I love you?

            • As someone who doesn’t know the God of the Bible, you don’t know love. The Bible says “God is love” (1 John 4) & you don’t believe in Him & you don’t follow His commands. Therefore, you don’t know love. You might have a idea of it, but it falls short of the real thing. Love doesn’t rejoice in evil (1 Cor.13). Love can’t & won’t allow someone to do something harmful to them. Period.

  21. Phil On Growing Up in Pre-Civil-Rights-Era Louisiana
    “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

  22. hey jordan I totally agree with you, don’t worry about what these other people are saying about you. very proud of phil for standing up like that, sharing your views and thoughts is not hating. it can be but not in this case. hate the sin love the sinner.

  23. This was wonderful. I mean…I know you will get hate from those who don’t follow Christ but keep your eyes on Jesus..he is the author and finisher of our faith!

  24. Kelsey, I don’t see anything arrogant in Jordan’s post whatsoever. He is simply stating his views. Jordan has also said repeatedly that he loves gays just as much as other individuals. He has the right to display his views on his own blog, just as Phil Robertson has the right to speak his views publicly. Thank you, Jordan, for taking the time to write this article. These comments left on your blog already exemplify what you were saying – you would rather be criticized for being biblical and Christians are never right in the view of the world. I want to make it clear to you Kelsey that God loves everyone and He made everyone on this earth but He has declared homosexuality a sin just as he has declared lying, stealing, and gossiping as sins. None are worse than others. Also, the majority of Christians, the Christians who really truly live by the Bible and strive to be Christlike, do not hate gay people. We are called to love everyone unconditionally just as God does. Just as it would be hard to love a liar because of their sin, it can be hard to love homosexuals because of their sin. But that’s when we turn to Jesus and ask Him to help us love everyone. Seeing past sin is hard but we do it daily.

  25. It’s ok for you to “share” your opinion on every fucking thing ever, but everybody else is just wrong. I’m not even just talking about this. You’ve said that atheists are unintelligent, individuals who are pro-choice don’t have a brain, individuals who support gay marriage are just about as wrong as the gay individuals themselves (you’ve made it clear that you are anti-gay). We know you are studying to be a pastor. But how about respecting other individual’s beliefs on theology..? It’s not a secret that most Christians, you being one, are pro-life, anti-gay, etc. You’re not sharing new information, you’re not going to change someone’s mind or someone’s sexuality that they were born with. All you are doing is further turning those “sinners” away from Jesus, as Christians are supposed to be a representation of Jesus, & who the hell wants to have anything to do with people who tell them they are stupid for believing something or are going to burn in hell for identifying as gay & having gay sex???? Jesus is love, so it’s my understanding that is what “Christians” should be doing. Not what you’re doing. At all. The sad part is, you’re going to continue to do what you do arrogantly.

    • He isnt wrong in what he is doing. If you read the bible like you are supposed to. You would see even Jesus told people they were wrong on occasion. And I’ve read several of Jordan’s posts and he has not once called someone stupid directly. People sin. You tell them they are wrong in a loving way. Which he does. Maybe not the way you like it cause that probably means you are being convicted of it YOURSELF

    • You’re right about Christians needing to show love like Jesus and unfortunately, many Christians do not show this love to others like they are called to. I don’t think this will come as a surprise but Christians believe in what the bible says and in the bible, God clearly says that homosexuality is a sin, just as murder, lying, and idolatry are sins. Christians can still show love to others, including homosexuals, without believing that what they are doing is right. Sadly, this is a message that I think many Christians as well as non-Christians need to hear. If you want specific bible verses that talk about homosexuality, you can read Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, and 1 Timothy 1:8-10. I hope this helps show you why Christians believe what they believe.

      • If you’re using Levictius to “prove” your point, I surely hope you don’t wear clothes with more than one fabric (19:19), have touched a dirty animal (5:2), have a bad hair day (10:6), planting different seeds in the same field (19:19), or trimmed your beard (19:27).

        • I’m not necessary using Leviticus to prove my point I just included it to show where in the bible it talks about homosexuality. Wen though that is the Old Testament, there are places in the New Testament that talk about homosexuality as well.

          • And like he said and like what God wants us to do is love the person despite what they do. You can love gay people without having to support homosexuality. You can still love and respect those people the way God wants us to love them, you can still be friends with those people. We don’t have to support the sin though.

          • Obviously he is anti-gay. Just because he claims to have gay friends doesn’t mean much when 75% of what he talks about is how homosexuality is a sin. That sounds pretttttyyy anti-gay. It’s pretty irritating how Christians feel the need to continuously talk about how the bible says homosexuality is a sin or whatever. I don’t think there is a gay person on planet earth that doesn’t know what Christians think about them. No need to keep saying it. Seriously god damn.

          • Jordan, you’re such an asshole. But it’s nice of you to “cover it up” by saying you do it all with love. It’s sad you actually do have some fooled, but I’m happy to report not everyone is fooled :))) you judge other’s sin but then say “oh I’m not judging others, I love gay people!” Yet you talk about how they’re going to burn in hell for how they were born. How loving.

          • Homosexuality is a sin though, it even says in the bible. God doesn’t agree with homosexuality but he still loves the person. People often get mad about this because they hate hearing the truth because the truth is against what they want to be true.

          • I’m friends with gay people and I’m a Christian and they know that I don’t agree with homosexuality but they know that I don’t hate them though and they aren’t annoyed at me at all…..

          • This kelsey bitch is going to burn in hell with the whole gay population. Along with anyone else that supports gay love, gay sex or anything else gay god hates fags. Turn or burn

          • Whether you agree with a girl on her opinion or not, or for whatever reason, it’s never ok to call a woman a bitch. Have some respect.

    • It seems like you’ve been following my Twitter for quite some Twitter. If you seemingly hate everything I post, then why do you bother following me? You say, “who the hell wants to have anything to do with people who…”, then you describe your impression of me. It seems like you want to have something to do with me.

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