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Christians Being Sued

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by LanceA, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. I just read an article where a Christian photography business refused to take photos of a gay couples ceremony. They were sued and supreme court upheld it. As Christians we aren't suppose to conform to this world. So my question is should they have done the photos and looked for an opportunity to witness or not?
  2. If it were me I would have taken the pictures, I believe. Trying to witness is better than turning people away.
  3. Not a smart decision on the Judges part.
  4. It is difficult, but after a little thought, putting myself in the shoes of having a photographic business or any business for that matter, i would go ahead. It is my business so to speak , it would be what i do. Also it shows that part of being christian and showing love to all as Jesus loves all, although not agreeing with it (homosexuality-gay marriage). Finding a way of bringing christianity and Jesus into the situation would be beneficial to witness.
    This also makes me think of b&b's etc refusing to accommodate gay couples. Things like this are showing blatant discrimination. While i agree with the Bible and am not in favour of gay marriage and so on, i feel we must show a higher standard and that includes being hospitable when called for. Back to accommodating gay couples as an example, i have heard that when an unbeliever comes into a strong christian home or environment it is possible that the unbeliever begins to feel convicted(i think that's the right word). Maybe they even have an uncomfortable feeling where they don't want to stay in that environment. Either way , being in a strong christian environment may not be a bad thing, there could be a possibility of something good and unexpected to come out of it. I don't know, just some thoughts. The power of God can work in amazing ways, we never know what, how, when but as vessels He can work through us an make things happen, not happen . God is amazing, He is love and perhaps we should show His love and grace in everything we do and that goes for accepting to do business graciously with people gay or not. We don't have to personally marry them ourselves do we? As in be the priest and bless the marriage ceremony.
    Huntingteckel and LanceA say Amen and like this.
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    Fornication and adultery can lead to "...uncleanness through the lusts of their own bodies between themselves." That, to my understanding, is the first step of homosexuality.
    The second step is worse: it is "women did change the natural use into that which is against nature...". That means that they can enjoy sex, but can also use their bodies (female to female) as "safe sex".
    And the men also, "...burned in their lust one toward another; men with men...". It is God giving them up to vile affections. Like an addiction, the deeper the addiction, the harder it is to break. I don't know if anyone succumbing vile affections will repent. I have only "heard" of one case...but don't know whether that is true.
    The third step is not retaining God "...in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind to do those things that are not convenient." What did they do next? "Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness...not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do it."

    I believe the only homosexual that will repent and can therefore be saved, is in the first step.
  6. 9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister[c] but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people. 12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-12. :)
  7. "Business" and belief are being systematically attacked. It is an attack on religious liberty. It should be optional either way for the business owner; not to be coerced by lawsuit into something they don't believe in. Oh like worshiping Baal or Moloch or...oh that story in Daniel....

    See Daniel 3:
  8. christians should have the option of not taking photographs for gay/lesbian couples. I have a friend who is Hindu (?), and he couldn't eat beef because of his religion. On some ceremony, he had to eat beef but he refused. and the ceremony just stopped. That is really messed up on the ceremony planners. People should respect other people religion. I am for gay people but I am not for forcing the other person to do something if it goes against his/her religion.
  9. What does that mean?

    Secondly (for everyone) - I am a newer Christian (just a one year old baby) and am torn on this issue. I would like to propose some more questions; would you attend a homosexual wedding at a church (no matter the denomination)? Would you take pictures of a homosexual wedding if it was being held at a church?
  10. When I start up teaching martial arts again there is a prayer I am going have before we train. Now, most likely I will be sued for my religious beliefs. I put my trust in God, but it is really sad where the US is going.
    Where is the Messiah likes this.
  11. (not a believer)

    I should say that I am for gay people too-gay people getting saved. Unfortunately they are so knee deep in their agenda (usually) they would rather be antichrists for their 'cause'. All we can do is pray...

    Not saying that it is impossible...
    Apologia likes this.
  12. You shouldn't be liable. You aren't forcing people to listen to your prayer, they can always walk out.
  13. Mario, none of what you posted has anything to do with this thread.

    Should people be allowed reject people? Sure. Should Christians deny the unsaved opportunities be witnessed to? No.
  14. Indeed. With God, nothing is impossible :)(y)
  15. I apologize for my ignorance, but what does "to be witnessed to" mean?
  16. Yes. I would attend a homosexual wedding at a church. and yes. I would take pictures of a homosexual wedding. Wedding to me, is suppose to be the public announcement / legal record between 2 people that are in love, whether they are male/male, male/female, female/female. It shouldn't matter what gender they are, as long as they are both in love with each other. but don't take my word for it. It goes against God and christians should not go against god. According to God, marriage is suppose to be a sacred sanctimony between a man and a woman. Sex is suppose to show deep emotions and/or to make children.
  17. I had to go back and read twice to see if you were correct.
  18. My gosh! That's got me thinking completely differently. I don't think i could take part in that. In the house of God! No i wouldn't . So now why am i thinking it'd be different elsewhere? Perhaps because we are in the world and can't always avoid certain matters unfortunately. I know we shouldn't be of the world. So another example has come to me- evangelising- we wouldn't accept drug taking in the church but we could perhaps enter a place where drug use was going on and -evangelise! Evangelism also happens in brothels i've read, where groups or twos reach out to those involved in the trade, sex trafficking etc.
  19. Preached to? I've noticed every church seems to say things differently so I'm not sure if that's the proper way.

    What I meant is we shouldn't give up opportunities to share the gospel just because someone has a sin we can see. The same people that wouldn't take the gay couple could have taken photos of the man who beats his wife of someone who is deeply obsessed with pornography.
  20. Lol. Sorry, I was doing other things while I was typing so I guess it didn't come out right.

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