As a Christian you have churches dedicated to your beliefs all across the country. You have politicians on your side that rally congress to make law based on the god of bible. There are Christian clubs in nearly every school across the country.
Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 1,060 helpful votesYou shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 598 helpful votesFor God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
1 John 3:15 ESV / 411 helpful votesEveryone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
What’s even better is this verse:
Matthew 5:11 ESV / 257 helpful votes“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
The bible even says that homosexuals are blessed when you bully them. Sure, you can play the semantics game all you want Mr. Daubenmire, and claim that you yourself are blessed because people revile your revile. But if you keep that up you're not making any strides toward any sort of progress what-so-ever and you go against god's wishes.
Anyone can play the semantics game, sir. The sad part about that is that it keeps this ridicules circle jerk going for years.
I thought it was a great message. I was trying to be as diplomatic and friendly as possible. I thought I made a pretty good point. Here is the full message Mr. Daubenmire sent back to me from his iPhone:
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