This YouTube video short is by a woman who saw the sign on a church in New York that stated that homosexuals should be stoned. She called the guy out on it!
First, if a church wants to go back to the Mosaic Law, the Torah of Judaism, the idiots should read Paul’s epistle to the Galatians before they decide anything!
Second, apparently this church and others have been referring to the account in John 8:1-11 to highlight how this still stands. Hold on!: THAT passage refers to a woman caught in ADULTERY, not a homosexual, AND in that case, Jesus refused to condemn her to death but simply commanded her to ‘sin no more’! Does this mean that Jesus was lax over adultery? Not at all! In fact, he raised the bar!
“You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.” But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matt. 5:27-28)
So, best thing this church could do is call out for all those who have committed adultery and get them to line up in their car park behind the big pile of stones. Better than that, go the whole hog: Deuteronomy 22:13-21 outlines how a woman who is not a virgin when she marries should also be executed! Get all those women up off the pews too!
Emmmm? Can I raise my hand too? I think I can confess to doing that a few times, you know, that thing that Jesus said, looking lustfully at another woman; sure I’m a red-blooded straight man! OK, I’m on my way out to be stoned, right now.
If you are going to call out sin, call it all out!
Need I even quote the bit Jesus said about the plank and the speck? Well, since these people only really know a few bits of their Bible:
“For in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?” (Matt. 7:2-4)
We are called to be righteous, but not self-righteous.
Grace be with you.