Why Some Call Us "UnChristian"

book1.jpgFox News recently reported: A radical Baptist church in Kansas said it intends to protest Heath Ledger's memorial service with signs claiming the actor died and is in Hell because he played a gay character in “Brokeback Mountain.”

One member said, “You cannot live in defiance of God.  He got on that big screen with a big, fat message: God is a liar and it’s OK to be gay.”

Sadly, the response from this church toward Heath Ledger's death typifies how many people perceive Christians, namely, judgmental and antihomsexual.  I'm not saying that Heath Ledger is a homosexual.  I am saying that this kind of response toward Ledger gives the world (and especially the gay community) more reasons to dislike Christians.   

David Kinnamon, in his book UnChristian, claims that many people in the gay community don't seem to have issues with Jesus but rather with those claiming to represent Jesus.  But instead of articulating a biblical perspective and living out a biblical response to homosexuals, Kinnamon's research demonstrates how inconsistent and uncompassionate--how unChristian--we have been.