“God Hates Fags” … Really?

How often have you heard or seen that slogan.  Even though I don’t necessarily understand homosexuality, I feel that individuals (like the lady to the right holding the sign) with this (hateful) mentality have gone astray.  I guess someone out there believes that they are the spokesman for God, and unfortunately, they screwed up (I wouldn’t want that burden). 

We must understand that attributing human descriptors to God is a danger in itself since we are limited to use words of human origin – how in the world could our words describe a God who is not a part of this time and space (instead, He is the creator).  In our efforts though, many religious philosophers conclude that God is the perfection of attributs such as:

  • Power
  • Goodness
  • Love
  • Mercy
  • Grace
  • and so on…(click here for detailed explanations of these attributes)

You will notice that “perfect hate” is not on any of the lists.  However, the Bible does describe things that Lord hates – the most notable example being Proverbs 6:16-19.  Here it says:

“There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.”

I’m sorry, but I don’t see “God hates fags (people)” on that list – Let’s stop attributing “hate” as an ideal of Christianity. 

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9 Responses

  1. I always cringe when I see those signs. I’m not sure what those people think they are accomplishing.

    Is homosexual behavior a sin? Absolutely. But there is a better way to convey that truth than reckless grandstanding.

  2. Justin,
    If you consider that we all came from Adam then we are all brothers. These are men and women that are stirring up dissension among brothers. Maybe the sign should say, “God hates those who hate others”. Come to think of it, they are also false witnesses because God doesn’t hate any homosexual that has turned to Him: anymore than any sinner. Well, a verse always seems to bring a question. Which are the six that God hates and which one is the detestable one? Perhaps God doesn’t hate these protesters. Maybe He just detests them.

  3. So what does her shirt say? Why is she so obsessed with “hate”???? I find her sign and shirt tiresome, her mentality small, and her message sickening. I wish she would put her paint into something productive? Maybe she could work for “Habitat for HUMANITY”!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Justin,
    Well said! These misguided ignoramuses are giving the rest of us a bad name. We don’t need any more help looking bad.
    dwhitsett.wordpress.com

  5. Unfortunately, all it takes is one person screwing it up to turn thousands away from the faith

  6. That was pretty great.

  7. God Loves gay men and women, but He HATES lesbianism, and homosexuality.

  8. if there was a god he would love fags just as much as straight people

  9. if god really Loves all of his “children” he would be happy for what ever makes his children happy. not look down upon them.

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