I love telling the following story because Everytime someone hears it there’s at lest one person who walks away lost in thought.
Take Joe, he’s a simple man with simple needs. He goes to work, has a small family and makes living in some comfort.
Now his boss (job doesn’t matter, insert what you like) puts more and more pressure to do things a particular way. Nothing wrong in itself but in order to meet the requirements definitely have to bend if not break some moral considerations. Grant you by doing so if his boss ever found out he would be fired. But it is one of those situations where don’t ask don’t tell the boss just wants results.
So poor Joe is giving a choice, he can either burn himself out putting the penalty on himself and his family to make these numbers or make someone else pay the price. ultimately he has to take care of himself in his mind so he goes ahead and start bending rules.
And tell this story because it illustrates the no one wakes up in the morning wanting to be evil. No one wants to be the bad guy what cause harm. But what they do is put themselves over the needs of people around them in order to survive.
Now take that line of thought and apply it to our world. How many times do you think over the various wrongs that end up happening people just bend a rule and something goes horribly wrong?
I get very frustrated when people sit there and say quote “gay agenda” or any agenda really.
Are there any people who want to take over the world and don’t have any moral qualms about putting their boots on people’s throats? Course, but it took many days of bending rules before they reached that point. More importantly most people never do.
There is no gay agenda, there are gay people who see judo Christian values as a punishment for being born the way they are. They see people holding Bibles as threat because people holding Bibles have historically beating them to death. So while they may put themselves opposite the table of your average Christian
they do what they do to protect themselves and their own.
If you don’t want to morally see homosexuality as acceptable that’s fine, you do you. However understand that nobody wakes up, cackles maniacally while plotting an agenda.
Are there forces opposite of you on the political spectrum who are organized to undermine your way of thinking? Yes however, they are not trying to destroy you as much as prevent you from destroying them and the opposite is also true. Thankfully most LGBT people don’t see right-wing Christians as an agenda as much as people who are trying to impose their world ideas being good or bad on others.
When you use terms like agenda your dehumanizing the concept that you’re dealing with just regular people. People who want acceptance and love just as much as you do. When you use terms like that you rob the other side of any kind of altruism even if it’s misguided and therefore conversation and debate and more importantly understanding can never happen.
Stop condensing everything political you don’t like into an agenda. It is a buzzword that will stall your every attempt to be charitable which is the one thing every Christian should do period full stop