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I recently spoke at a community college in Southern California demonstrating that faith and science are not at odds. In posts leading up to the event, I was labeled a “hate pastor” as LGBT activists protested the event. Sadly, due to escalating campus protests across America, a number of sheriff deputies were on stand-by.
My wife and I were perplexed – when did a message of love become a message of hate? We love the LGBT community and I wasn’t talking about this issue that evening. When my wife approached them, she was attacked verbally – from profanity to sexual innuendos. Ironically, those who promote tolerance are often intolerant of those who disagree.
This experience, as well as an upcoming appearance on Fox News.com with Lauren Green to debate a pastor who supports homosexuality, prompted me to define the misunderstandings.
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1. TOLERANCE “TOLERATES” DIFFERENCES; LOVE EMBRACES REGARDLESS OF DIFFERENCES.
In 2016, I received a call from a concerned sister whose brother was suicidal. The following day, I had the privilege of visiting him, a male prostitute, in North Hollywood. I spent two hours sharing God’s love, my prodigal story, and hope in Christ. I left him feeling hopeful and encouraged.
A month later, I received a call that he had died in his sleep, possibly from complications of pneumonia. Just prior to his death, he told his family that he was reading my book, Desperate for More of God.Tolerance would not have motivated me to drive three hours round trip, but love did. The message from his memorial is here. Judge for yourself – love or hate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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2. CHALLENGING THOSE WITH WHOM WE DISAGREE IS OFTEN A CHARACTERISTIC OF LOVE, NOT HATE.
3. THE CREATOR MADE HIS PLAN OBVIOUS.
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