It’s bizarre when Stephen Black, who has no problem stigmatizing and lying to gay people says he is the one being bullied (over and over again.) Mr. Black seems to think it’s ok to tell LGBT+ that they and their relationships are nasty, detestable, unhealthy, gross, demonized and that his version of god is weeping AND laughing at us as we allegedly race down the highway straight to hell. If that culturally driven (not Gospel love driven) religious stigma weren’t enough, he loves to try and brand our community and our fight for full equality as chaotic (really? “chaos”?). He minimizes our loving committed relationships as emotional idolatry, and apparently being LGBT+ will kill us.
That’s just for starters. Mr. Black doesn’t apparently know how to focus on anything other than stigmatizing LGBT+ people; well except when he is promoting how humble he is,
But he is the poor bullied one; poor bullied Stephen. Why on earth would anyone ever respond to him angrily? :::smh:::
Here’s a scripture for Mr. Black:
Galatians 6:7 – 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
When someone stigmatizes and bears false witness against God’s LGBT+ sons and daughters (like Stephen has), they are mocking the image of God within us and misrepresenting His love for us. When you sow the seeds of stigma, hatred, fear, you will reap deep anger (at best) and the exact same thing you are putting out (at worst). In other words, if you see every LGBT+ person who responds angrily, forthrightly or thoroughly as a “bully,” it might be good to ask if you have brought that on yourself. If some of us respond to stigma with further stigma…why are you surprised? I don’t believe in stigmatizing Christians (or anyone) because I am one. But, considering how some culture warrior Christians treat us… I understand why they get the same thing they are dishing out.
I actually think it’s a part of Stephen’s approach to ministry to try to provoke wrath in those he apparently hates. The problem is not only the abuse he is personally dishing out, but that he is providing cover for others who believe the same to perpetuate the abuse.
Nutshell: stop bullying others, and you might not feel “bullied” by their honest (and sometimes angry) response.