Putting gay front and center

A small marquee on a Tarrant County highway is causing a big stir.

The sign in front of Airport Freeway Church of Christ on Highway 183 reads: “Homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom.”

via wfaa.com

YOUR THOUGHTS?  Is either way a good way to go?  No wonder people who need Christ think we’re morons.

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12 Comments

  • Dckenney March 10, 2011 Reply

    Mine will say, “Many will say to me Lord, Lord…”

  • Jamie Gallien March 10, 2011 Reply

    Why not simply say “Liars will not inherit the kingdom”? That would reach a much bigger slice of humanity…

  • Tye Male March 10, 2011 Reply

    Sad. This is NOT the way to win people to Jesus.

  • Joel March 10, 2011 Reply

    Another advance of darkness. What a great strategy evil has. Divide the church and let them consume and condemn each other. We can’t agree on hell, we can’t agree on heaven. We can’t agree on what the proper proportions of truth an love are. God save us from our moronic habits and reform your church.

    • Scott Phillips March 21, 2011 Reply

      I agree Joel. We do the devil’s job for him too often by pushing people away from Jesus instead of drawing them into His love. God is holy and we must not waver on sin, but Jesus showed people love, pointed them to God, and after having an encounter with Him and they were changed, he said “Go, and sin no more.”

      After an encounter with Him.

  • Bro Rick March 10, 2011 Reply

    Bumper sticker/church sign religion is a sure way to be offensive without being enlightening or attractive, especially when presented in such a cookie-cutter anti-sinner way. How about the whole counsel of God? “Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor abusers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 MKJV) Homosexuals are 1 out of 10 in this passage, and not even the first. Like any of us sinners, they must – and CAN – come in repentance and faith to salvation in Jesus Christ, and we should – and MUST – beg them with all humility for THEIR sake to do so.

  • @RevGregFisher March 10, 2011 Reply

    Its very “in your face”…and, no doubt doesn’t really serve to draw homosexuals into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. But, unfortunately that is the weakness of billboard/signboard/bumper sticker evangelism. I would have tried something more like, “Lusting after women not necessary for salvation.” Ok. Maybe not.

  • Steve Miller March 11, 2011 Reply

    I’m guessing they aren’t going for a seeker sensitive vibe.

  • Dane Gressett March 21, 2011 Reply

    My question is, what if they had put up, “All liars will have their part in the lake of fire…”??? (Like many posters here suggest.)

    Would we even be having this thread? No.

    Why? Because there’s not a national movement to rewrite the Bible concerning lying! Same with stealing and lusting. Nobody that I know wants to contend that these sins are not sins. Where are drunks having protests and Alcoholic Pride marches? Doesn’t happen. Drunks may not want to repent, but they are not trying to force the rest of us to say their lifestyle is okay.

    But there is an agenda with homosexuality. People want to make us all agree with them and to rewrite the Bible.

    Seems to me most of us are missing this glaring difference.

    • Zad March 24, 2011 Reply

      Agreed. Good points. The fact that we are falling all over ourselves to try to “reach out to the homosexual” says pretty plainly that once we’ve reached them we don’t have a message FOR them anylonger.

      Look guys you can go so far in trying to reach out that you no longer are part of the group you were trying to invite them into.

      If the church would get their act together and stop debating this issue the better. I say praise GOD For peeople like this church who are willing to take a prophetic stand against evil in our times. It gives my church the chance to say… “yes they are right, but there is forgiveness in Christ.”

      Thank you for that churches! We are on the same team, though you may use a different method.

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