Nothing Makes Sense

Have you ever tried to follow someone’s logic but couldn’t? Have you met a person that you have looked up to all your life, but then suddenly disappoints you with an argument that has no sensible logic?

A church leader I grew up with recently stated during a dinner get together that gays should be welcome in church, but they should not be able to be the leaders of church. His only argument for this basis was he felt they would not make good leader material. No other arguments were given to back his statement up, just that he “felt” they shouldn’t.

I was crestfallen. This is a man who during my childhood always encouraged us to be what we wanted to be. He told us that we could be anything our dreams allowed us to be. He said we should never be afraid to spread our wings because we could and we should fly.

And just a few days ago, he says something so ignorant. I’m not even sure who brought the topic up. But my ears perked up when I heard the word gay mentioned during the dinner banter. I’m still trying to come to terms with this leader’s train of thought.

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4 Responses to “Nothing Makes Sense”

  1. Lemuel Says:

    I fear that such is not uncommon in the world of faith: when reason leads some to a path that challenges their preconceived ideas, they simply turn to the “well that’s the way I feel”. Their refuge is their ill-understood notions of intuition, “inspiration”, and divine revelation.

  2. Rob Says:

    Sometimes religious people are the most homophobic

  3. Robert Says:

    How do you feel about him now? It’s just a lack of understanding… it always is, or so it seems.

    Have you seen this movie? http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexa.htm

    Somehow your post reminded me of the movie. Have a great week JM!

  4. Peter Says:

    J, sometimes they have to follow their ‘leader’, which is not good. When he preached [said] that we could be anything our dreams allowed us to be. He said we should never be afraid to spread our wings because we could and we should fly. he was much younger too. Maybe over time his wings have been clipped, he didn’t became what he wanted and someone with an “other lifestyle” took his place in the church.

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