We all want to change the world for the better, right? to make marriages stronger, affair proof, and Godly, to stop wars, to feel the hungry, to make everyone financially secure, to end abuse of every type, to end all crimes, the list goes on and on. we want a better world right? we want everyone to know God's love and his word and be saved. here is where I want to know if I am wrong... I have not read the whole bible yet, I can't spout out verses for every situation. but I can tell you that Jesus took all the sin of the world when he died on the cross and salvation is ours thru him. he loved us that much....pretty amazing, isn't it!!!! and God said he knows us before he knit us in our mothers womb. Am I wrong for wanting love everyone and spread God's word with love and kindness and mercy and forgiveness??????? here's the topic....homosexuality.... it is when someone engages in intimacy and relationships or lusting after the same sex (of course we all know that) i know that God says to hate (does all bibles use that word or is it different in versions) all evil. i know that God detests when men lay with men (that includes women lay with women). but am i wrong that i am not afraid nor do i hate homosexuals. i can't hate because i have sinned in my life (not in that way tho) and God didn't and doesn't hate me. why do some "Christians" think they can change these people with hate, condemnation, and judgement? i cannot and will not tell someone they are going to hell if they do not change, there is a more loving way to spread God's word than to be hateful toward someone who lives differently. my job is to spread God's word and love, not to hate people and try to change them. im not saying i am or that we should be tolerable to homosexuality. just saying i don't think all the hate is changing the world. i do not allow my children to watch tv shows with homosexuality, cussing, sexual intimacy, violence, or cheating spouses... but i know they will encounter these things in the world. i will not focus my bible teaching to my children on being hateful or afraid of a group of people because they have a different lifestyle. we do not have to associate with those people if we choose not to....just like we do not have to associate to those who are "satanist". we are called to pray for them, just like we pray for family, friends, and those not saved, and non-believers. here's a little scenario: you meet someone and they are nice, funny, smart, etc... good friend material, you find out they are gay.... should you just hate them and tell them they will burn in hell and that God hates them and so forth? i don't think we should be that way (I say we as a general term). i think we should talk to them in a loving manner, pray for them and let them know if they want to know more about God and his word and love that we are their for them. you never know who's life you can change by showing love and kindness. scenario #2: we protest every gay person we meet or come across, bashing them with hate, telling them God hates them and they will burn in hell, that they are an abomination, not knowing that they probably get a lot of this from family, friends may have abandoned them, they probably already have all that going thru their mind and they are struggling.... that person may be so hurt and tired of it that they do something drastic and end their life....eternity in hell without the chance of change. we can be that spark that ignites anyones love for Jesus!!!! so am i wrong by wanting to change the world by using kindness, love, forgiveness, mercy, hope, positivity??? not looking for anyone to be mean or rude, so please if you comment.....be nice!!!! love is louder!!!!