So the Family Research Council has been labeled by the Southern Policy Law Center as being a “hate group.” You can read the article here.
There is nothing that I can think of that is more a hot button issue than gay marriage/gay rights/ gender and orientation discrimination. I have stated over and over that regardless of what you may want to think, what you may believe, and what you may want to hear, God declared wrong anything outside of sex between a male husband and a female wife, and that includes the following:
-heterosexual relations outside of marriage.
Did I discriminate there? God’s vision for sex and sexuality is that it is between one man and one woman in holy matrimony. So, where does that leave us with the FRC?
First, I tend to agree that labeling an organization a hate group is tantamount to political namecalling. There is nothing to be gained other than creating negative connotations of the organization’s branding. Second, while I agree with the FRC’s position, it should be noted that many of our problems in communicating the message of the Bible in regards to homosexual behavior have stemmed from our inability to present it with grace AND truth. Too often, the message is a beatdown rather than a loving presentation of the truth of God. Maybe we as Christians need to walk away with the realization that we can’t present the truth of the Gospel with the same power our Lord did until we are willing to present it with a modicum of grace and gentleness.