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CLARITY – 4-13-19 Pronounced: ‘Booty-Judge’

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-13-19

Pronounced: ‘Booty-Judge’

What’s Happening: “Pete Bootigieg, gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and scheduled to make his bid for the 2020 Presidential race public tomorrow, has been a former colleague of VP Mike Pence, but is now a vocal critic of Pence’s Christian Conservatism. Although they collaborated on economic issues when Pence was Governor of Indiana, they now are on opposite sides, Bootigieg, if he announces he’s a candidate for the Democrat nomination in 2020, will be the first openly gay person ever to run. His campaign just reported raising $7 million this quarter (https://www.yahoo.com/news/inside-buttigiegs-complicated-relationship-pence-100034991–election.html).  ‘If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade. And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand: that if you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator,’ said Bootigieg.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “See, he can’t help who he is!”

Biblical Response:  “Has he tried? I don’t know… In the first place, I’d capitalize ‘Creator.’ It seems that you would want the favor of Someone you’re accusing of making you gay. Of course, Pete might not think that’s a bad thing. I (and the Scriptures) might disagree – Lev. 18:22, Lev. 13:20, 1 Cor. 6:9, 1 Tim. 1:10, etc. Sometimes, we may feel our making is opposed to popular culture…but the cure is not to change the culture, but to change ourselves….and the only one we have please is God, anyway. It may not be easy, but He’ll supply the right desires and actions that please Him (Phil. 2:13). ”

“Christians? We don’t judge Bootigieg or Pence. Truly THAT is above our pay grade.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us (and others) to resist the temptation to make life all about fulfilling our sexual desires; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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