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Alex Harris is right to call out the hypocrisy of so-called Christian fundamentalists who profess to treat the Bible as the inerrant word of God, but selectively omit to observe some of its more bizarre commands whilst also taking a hard line on homosexuality. A distinction must be made however between fundamentalists who wish to harm homosexuals, and mainstream christians he mentions who merely dislike the practise of it.
It is anyone’s right to believe that anything is acceptable or not for any given reason. For example, we have people who honestly believe that all religious people are stupid and harmful to society. This is doubtless irritating, offensive and stupid itself, but that’s not to say we should cajole people out of this view for the sake of conforming to a ‘point of moral understanding’. It’s a shame the media infrequently captures the subtlety of the christian position: that whether homosexuality is a ‘sin’ or not is partly inconsequential, as we are all sinners by definition. For a true christian, this basic doctrine contextualises all subsequent christian law. a sinner is also a brother, and an enemy is also a friend.
Of course, the obligation is also on christians to show that they understand the universality of this, their own message.