Reverent Responses

You Are Spreading Lies!
Angela Rose Responds

[Posted on July 6, 2001]


I am going to try so hard to be reverent in this response. I apologize in advance if my tone fails to be so. Such a letter as you have written, I have no idea how to respond in anything but like kind. I can just see how we can write the story.

Mike and Angela were playing in the sandbox. Their older brothers were each in kindergarten now, so they weren't around to play with. Or to referee.

"I'm a Christian and you're not!" said Mike.

"Am so!" replied Angela.

"Are not!"

"Am too!"

"Well, God doesn't like you, but He loves me!" Mike retorted. "You're a sinner!"

"Am not!"

"Are too! My daddy says so!"

"Oh yeah? Well, my dad can beat up your dad!"

"Can not, you poopy-head!

"I'm rubber and you're glue ... "

I think you can see why I apologized for the lack of reverence in my response before I ever opened my mouth. I have to believe, Mike, that you are a far more intelligent person than you show by the letter you have just written. We may as well be three-year-olds fighting in the sandbox some May afternoon if I respond in kind, but you've offered nothing to respond to. I'm at such a loss as to how to respond, except to dejectedly shake my head at your ignorance and arrogance. You say I'm spreading lies. A myriad of other authors here, myself included, have shown the results of our scholarship and research, presented them in prayerful and thoughtful fashion, and you walk in with your letter, essentially with your fingers in your ears and shouting, "La, la, la! I can't hear you! God loves only me! God hates you! La, la la!"

Offer something, anything, in your letter that would give us ground to discuss the issue. You have come across an entire Web site full of intelligent and scholastic discourse on a sensitive subject. My prayer is that you become mature enough to enter into something other than a three-year-olds' shouting match concerning the issue of homosexuality. My fear is that you will simply walk away calling us "poopy-pants," which would translate into mature, adult terminology as, "God-hating liars hell-bent on the destruction of family and society."

I truly feel sorry for you and pity on you if this is the extent of your ability to discuss this issue. May God open your ears and eyes and mind and heart to the idea of dialoguing with others who do not share your views. I also pray He works on removing the arrogance you display when you say, "We Christians," implying that only those who believe as you do are worthy of being called children of God.

Angela Rose