Isn't it true that God hates fags?

by Grant
(near L.A.)

Does God hate figs or fags?

Does God hate figs or fags?

Rick Brentlinger Answers -


Sounds like you've been hanging around Fred Phelps and his strange family. No, the Bible never says that God hates fags, gays, lesbians, queers, homos, dykes and fairies.

According to the Bible, God loves us and wants to save everyone who will trust Jesus alone (instead of their good works).
"But God demonstrates his love for us by the fact that the Messiah died for us while we were still sinners."
-Romans 5:8, International Standard Version
Based on what the Bible says about figs, one could argue with much more scriptural authority and more in context (than the anti-gay crowd trying to make a Biblical case against homosexuals), that God hates figs.

The Bible on Figs

"18 - In the morning, as he (Jesus) was returning to the city, he became hungry.

19 - And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.

20 - When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither at once?"
-Matthew 21:18-20, English Standard Version

"12 - On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he (Jesus) was hungry.

13 - And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.

14 - And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it."
-Mark 11:12-14, English Standard Version

"I will surely consume them, saith the LORD: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them." -Jeremiah 8:13, King James Bible

""But thus says the Lord: Like the bad figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten, so will I treat Zedekiah the king of Judah, his officials, the remnant of Jerusalem who remain in this land, and those who dwell in the land of Egypt." -Jeremiah 24:8, English Standard Version

"17 - 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, behold, I am sending them sword, famine, and pestilence, and I will make them like vile figs that are so rotten they cannot be eaten." -Jeremiah 29:17, English Standard Version


The point is that "fag haters" need to stop taking verses out of context. Trying to prove something that isn't so, by taking verses out of context, is so yesterday.

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Comments for Isn't it true that God hates fags?

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May 31, 2012
Fags
by: Anonymous

KILL ALL FAGGOTS

May 31, 2012
homos
by: Anonymous

If your gay and claim to be of faith, that makes you an oxy moran!

Aug 13, 2012
Wow! Feel the love!
by: Anonymous Gyspy

Anonymous and Anonymous (fondly known as No Nuts ' and No Nuts II) are obviously brilliant theologians. One can easily believe that they are both also rocket scientists!

Their words of wisdom are worthy of a happy eternity.

In hell.

Jan 28, 2013
Love?
by: Concerned...

Well, these comments are depressing. We have two grammatical nightmares from people who probably didn't even read the article, and another condemning them. Please don't sink to their level. It's not our place to decide who goes to hell. Maybe if we showed that we were Christians by loving our enemies, the opposition would be weakened slightly?

Dec 08, 2013
Love One Another
by: Mike L

I'm not a brainiac or a rocket scientist. I'm not even a college graduate for that matter. I am queer though and i have been since i was five or six years old. I am a christian and i can say with complete confidence that i love God with all my heart.

Why i am gay I do not know but I am and for all that I have prayed God has not delivered me from that sin. I am not a slut nor do I lust uncontrollably for other men. I belive in being true to my partner and do not desire every other man out there. I'm honest and kind and my love for my man is true and a wonderful experience of life.

All of you heterosexual bible believing fanatics will never understand who or what I am, I don't expect you ever will. I don't believe I ever completely will either. What I do understand is that it is important to love and be loved, to know what love is. It is most important to relinquish the authority of the flesh and follow after Jesus Christ being true to ourselves. God bless you all. Remember to lift one another up and not to tear down, love one another as Christ loved us and died for us all.

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