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Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?


Direct from the school of, “Counter-Intuitive Thinking,” I bring you this question: When it comes to the issue of same-sex marriage, are Evangelical Christians actually the ones more ridiculed than homosexuals?

In the media’s narrative, you would think that homosexuals are the poor souls who have been banished by society like ugly stepchildren and are now rising to overcome incredible odds.

But what about today? Let’s be honest: If you are a conservative evangelical who believes in the biblical definition of traditional marriage then guess what? You are one of the following: An outcast, a bigot, narrow-minded, a “hater” or all of the above. It's a different type of ridicule but it's still ridicule.

The tables have been turned. Evangelicals are now the ugly stepchild. In our American culture today, you can easily make the argument that it is harder to stand for biblical truth than it is to be a supporter of gay marriage in today's society.

Don’t believe me? Ask Kirk Cameron or Tim Tebow who both have been endlessly ridiculed for stating mainstream biblical positions on marriage and other topics. How about the comments by Chick-fil-A Founder Dan Cathy? Remember his comments in strong support for traditional marriage? He nearly had his head ripped apart by the mainstream media.

Meanwhile, politicians like former Sen. Rick Santorum have been labeled part of a “Jesus-eating cult" (Whatever that means). The list goes on. It happens all the time. Why? Just because evangelicals believe in the biblical definition of marriage? American society and culture may change but the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob does not.

Evangelicals shouldn’t be surprised by any of this. The Bible clearly states that becoming a born-again believer and walking with Jesus will cost you something and you will be treated like an outcast. Luke 21:7 says, “Everyone will hate you because of me.” Matthew 10:22 exclaims, “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” And Luke 6:22 proclaims, “Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.”

Let me be clear: The Brody File believes hate crimes and incendiary talk and bullying against ALL people (gay or straight) is a sin against God Almighty. And Evangelical Christians have fallen short in this area as well, hence the need for a Savior who forgives us and washes our sins away.

Still, the level of vitriol by media commentators and others who support the homosexual lifestyle is just going to continue to increase and get more aggressive against Bible-believing evangelicals. That’s what happens when you become part of the minority. It’s inevitable. Just ask homosexuals about being in the minority opinion. They know the feeling. It wasn't that long ago!

So here’s a question that may be a bit rhetorical in nature: Is it not the responsibility of the homosexual activist leaders to become much more vocal and preach tolerance and acceptance of the views from Bible-believing evangelicals? If they want tolerance and respect, shouldn’t they preach the same thing toward evangelicals?

Sure, they might not think some evangelicals deserve their kindness but for homosexuals who call themselves "Christians" isn’t that the true definition of grace?

Just sayin…

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# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned Than Homosexuals?

DEAR MR. BRODY:

You ask, "Is it not the responsibility of the homosexual activist leaders to become much more vocal and preach tolerance and acceptance of the views from Bible-believing evangelicals?"

EXCUSE ME? It's not Gay people telling Straight people (including evangelicals) that they aren't allowed to marry the person they love!
Left by Chuck Anziulewicz on Mar 27, 2013 12:45 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned Than Homosexuals?

Since TV and the internet are influencing more Christians then the Bible it is no wonder that 58% of Americans now accept gay marriage. Those of us who believe in traditional marriage are going to be spoken against as Jesus was. Their meaning of tolerance is only if you aggree with them. The same tolerance is not given to Christians. Just think 10% of the population is having more influence over the 90%. If 73% of Americans say that they are Christian then this does not ad up. Are people not sharing the gospel for fear of being labeled hate monger?
Left by KellieC on Mar 27, 2013 1:02 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Amen. Nothing has changed for evangelical Christians except the culture. It amazes me that "tolerance" is now defined by our culture only legitimate towards those liberals, and specifically homosexuals, who demand it from conservative Christians. But those same who demand tolerance do not walk in it when someone differs from their beliefs or opinion.

Left by slnv on Mar 27, 2013 4:32 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.
Left by varados on Mar 27, 2013 4:36 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Ah, the unchanging institution of marriage as defined by God. How many wives did Abraham have? I'm just sayin'...
Left by jerry on Mar 27, 2013 5:05 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

I think it would be fair to say that homosexual activists should preach tolerance and acceptance of Bible-believing evangelicals, not their beliefs.

Accepting that someone believes you are going to burn in hell is a completely different ball of wax than accepting that the person has the right to live their life as they chose and believe what they want.

Love the sinner hate the sin. Homosexual Christians should in my opinion be open to others, including those of a contrary position on faith. They should appeal to those wayward souls to live in peace and harmony.

A state of grace is exactly right. They should strive to be in a state of grace with their fellow man and god. That is not to say that they must accept contrary beliefs but instead hold to their faith and show by example that their beliefs are right and righteous, as any good person should do.
Left by Alex on Mar 27, 2013 5:17 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Several points:
1. Evangelicals are NOT being "vilified" for their "faith." The anger comes from the fact that Evangelicals seem to believe that THEIR tenets of faith should be enshrined in civil laws that EVERYONE has to follow. But NO ONE is saying that Evangelicals can't believe anything they want to. It's just their trying to force it on the rest of us that brings forth the vitriol.
2. My son is gay. He is also a gainfully-employed, TAX-PAYING CITIZEN of these United States. If you want him to have fewer rights they you do, why shouldn't he therefore have fewer obligations of citizenship than you AND A LOWER TAX RATE, TOO? See the problem?
3. I am a person of great faith, but I do NOT try to get my particular beliefs about God, Jesus, and the afterlife posted on a Court House wall or written into current law. You my do what our laws permit, and I will never want to try and stop you by enshrining my particular beliefs under the shield of law. Does anybody remember Prohibition?
Left by georgiesmommy on Mar 27, 2013 5:22 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Thank you for this wonderful article. I am so proud of Kirk Carmeron's NBC interview. God's word teaches us that 'hate' is just as much of a sin as 'homosexuality'. Just because I disagree with a persons life style doesn't mean that I hate that person. "Do not judge, or you to will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will measured to you." Matthew 7:1-2 KKJV. God's word further tells us that the ONLY unforgiveable sin is unbelief.
Left by Altaylor on Mar 27, 2013 5:55 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

The long-time prevailing evangelical message to homosexuals, single or paired, is they are not allowed faith, hope, or forgiveness for their sin. I don't think evangelicals are being heavily scorned, but it probably feels that way. When you throw stones and heavily concentrate them on one target for years, you should probably expect some to be thrown back. When defending Biblical marriage, stones should be spread evenly among adultery, domestic violence, teen sex, single parents, a fifty percent divorce rate, and all things which diminished the value of marriage to the point that same sex couples believe they are entitled. If you didn't defend marriage against all of those sins as well, you may indeed look like a bigot and hater.
Left by GregoryTheTruth on Mar 27, 2013 8:18 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Yes good and true article as I understand but let's not be blind. Can you ever imagine the wolf asking the lamb if he can it it? Man who has not understood or accepted repentance does not know restraint but: "the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off"(Psa 37:28). And let me say that the Christian who does sin willfully, support or tolerate it is part of it, and is as much the seed of the wicked. Now comes the time "as in the days of Lot" when homosexuality, in and/or out of church, is the sign post indicating the milage required to get there! Let's remember that The LORD forsaketh not his saints but loveth judgment. The Bible say so! Let's be encouraged not to be intimidated by scorn to excuse sin.
Left by Daniel on Mar 27, 2013 8:39 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Left by Rachel on Mar 27, 2013 8:44 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

First of all you must understand this: In the last days mockers will come and, following their own desires, will ridicule us
Left by D&J on Mar 27, 2013 8:59 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Why are Evangelicals not praying for and loving these people...their are plenty of people in sin, including many Evangellicals...
Pray for these people to turn from their sins, just like we have to turn from our sins...Jesus said, The one who is without sin can cast the first stone...He does not comdem us, but says to go and sin no more... We all know the things we do... that are not right, no one needs to tell us...I just pray for everyone to come to Jesus, He is God, and He is coming quickly...Revelation 22
Left by SPEAKTHEWORDNOW.COM on Mar 27, 2013 9:19 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

As I see it, there is no justification in "scorning" either homosexuals, or evangelical Christians. Both groups have the ability to live and let live, which avoids "scorn" against either community. Also, there are actually some evangelical Christians who are also homosexual, even though the labeling implies exclusivity in one group or the other.
Left by InChrist on Mar 27, 2013 9:22 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

America is returning to its tradition of separation of Church and State, a tradition that was perverted by the alliance of the Religious Right and the Republican Party. So, now you are experiencing the backlash to your own effort to impose your religious will on the nation. This is not a theocracy; not Iran or Saudi Arabia. So, while I support the rights of all to worship (or not) as they choose, I can glad that no religion is imposing its will on me and my life. Religion belongs in the house of worship, not the law books, not the science books, not the psychology books. Focus on your own spiritual growth and stay out of the lives of others if you don't want to feel "scorned."
Left by Joe Dokes on Mar 27, 2013 9:51 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

I have been at odds with myself over the gay rights conversation. I absolutey belive homosexuality is a sin, but I also belive in true individual freedom. This article helped me realize no matter what our federal courts or government says is law, it is mans law. God has given us his law and it stands unchanged, the way it was, the way it is, and the way it will ALWAYS be. Nobody can legislate or filibuster that. I do not want to "fit in" with the progressive crowd after reading Matthew 10:22. Not everybody belives the Bible, but I need to be better equiped when attacked for my faith. Thank you for a great article!
Left by wolfeman on Mar 27, 2013 10:21 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

When you folks apologize for Jerry Falwell, we'll apologize for thinking you should all be deported.
Left by SteveJ on Mar 28, 2013 12:53 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

75% of Americans claim to the "Christian", but as a guess I would say only about 25% are born-again. Therein lies the problem.
Left by Mother_Mary on Mar 28, 2013 2:33 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Sir, I think that you and the rest of us TRUE christians must identify our course clearly and walk in it. We are sent from Christ to this darkworld to help men see the light of the knowledge of Christ. Does who defend evil do so because they first think that they are on the path of freedom, but the freedom to sin is liberty to perish and destroy. Same thing goes on at homes where a child can never be spanked for wrongdoing. Human freedom is bondage to mankind. We are not part of their civilization.
Left by Wordworth on Mar 28, 2013 4:55 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Excellent points are made here. You have spoken truth. If they want tolerance and respect, they should they preach the same thing toward evangelicals and faithful believers who follow God's instructions with their lives.

Left by Heaven's Calling on Mar 28, 2013 9:40 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

You'd have a much more valid point is LGBT groups were fighting to make it illegal for evangelicals to get married.
Left by Dan on Mar 28, 2013 9:55 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

As to the title of your column, Well I Hope So.

Scorned and being outcast is where Christianity earned it's chops, not in being the social club, it is today.

Re "homosexuals"...intolerant, religious demagogues HAVE attempted throughout history to treat them like ugly stepchildren and they HAVE overcome incredible odds to arrive where we are today. BTW, why not LGBT or similar to show you know can appear "tolerant". Is it you don't have to because you KNOW the ONE truth and thus don't have to be tolerant? Or can't, due to dogma?

Re being honest...Yes, it IS ridicule to say those things re you. But it also tends toward truth: "Bigot"-a person obstinately/intolerantly devoted to his own opinions and prejudices (Webster). And that IS the definition of narrow mindedness. See above.

I overrun...but "The Brody File" could do with a bit of counterpoint concerning what you write. Then you would at least give believing people something to think about instead of what to unthinkingly believe.
Left by Billyjoe Jimbob on Mar 28, 2013 10:50 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Is a bit of respect not in order towards both groups (homosexuals and evangelicals)?
Left by CantTouchThis! on Mar 28, 2013 11:28 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

"They will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name." Matt.24:9
A practicing homosexual will not enter the kingdom of God i.e. Rev.21:8, Gal. 5:19-21 & Eph. 5:5
Yes, evangelicals are being scorned & it will increase to the point of death mentioned in
Rev. 13. I do not believe in pre-trib.rapture where Christians will be rescued before the
Tribulation.
Left by Cryinginthewilderness on Mar 28, 2013 11:28 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

"As much as I hate to break up a good pity party, it's worth noting that conservative evangelicals are not actually oppressed, at least not in this country. They're losing public debates -- failing to persuade the American mainstream is not the same thing as persecution -- but no one has proposed stopping social conservatives from getting married, or adopting, or serving in the military. When conservative evangelicals get elected to Congress, it's not a historic breakthrough. When social conservatives look for equality, they don't wait patiently for a Supreme Court ruling to decide whether they'll get it."

"They're eager to make others second-class citizens, but as these efforts stumble, conservative evangelicals have convinced themselves that they're the real second-class citizens." h/t sbenen
Left by Jilli on Mar 28, 2013 11:50 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Matthew 5:11. Scorn away.
Traditional Marriage Defender in RI
Left by JoshinRI on Mar 28, 2013 1:12 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

In Acts 5:29 It is written: "We must obey God rather than men."(NIV) The Lord thy God laws trumps over man's laws. If anyone refuses to believe so, the truth is not in them!
Left by bill dlubak on Mar 28, 2013 1:42 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Maybe not 'more scorned' today, but tomorrow is coming. We Christians will not, cannot change our opinions. Our God tells us to stay away from 'sexual sins', that includes homosexuality. That marriage is between one man and one woman, and to be fruitful and multiply. Even if we do not say verbally "to be gay is against God", and we say only that "God tells us marriage is between a man and woman", We will be called "homophobic, bigots, haters" no matter what we say, we will be treated badly. Jesus warned us about them hating us because of Him. We are warned that "good will be made evil and evil will be made good". If this is today, just think how it will be tomorrow.
Left by bygrace on Mar 28, 2013 2:19 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

NO...How come some folks always turn everything into"Their Moment"?Very Narcissistic...
Left by godluvsguns? on Mar 28, 2013 2:32 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

The homosexual advocates have pretty much accomplished article # 18 of the gay agenda:"Make the anti-gay “victimizers” look bad by coining and repeating charges of hatred and bigotry against anyone who does not agree with them." You can find out what the other 19 articles of the gay agenda are at http://rethinkingtheology.com/2012/09/03/the-gay-agenda-what-in-the-world-is-going-on/
Left by jnjaist on Mar 28, 2013 4:29 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Christ Jesus our Lord prayed in John 17:13-20 Now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy Word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou should take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil. Sanctify them through thy truth; thy Word is truth. I pray not for the world but for all who have kept it. Christ Jesus is our example. For man's life is but a mist. God is the eternal. He sets our standards. Self-rule has no part in God's Kingdom. And will never prevail over the righteous who are called according to His Glory.
Left by Heaven's Calling on Mar 28, 2013 6:58 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

"Scorned" denotes victimhood. Christians by definition are not 'victims' in this country, because we are in the majority. Gays are coming into the mainstream, and are less victimized now than at any time in the past. Why would we advocate anyone being "scorned" to begin with? And why would we lament a lesser level of "scorning" of a historically victimized group? Should not our goal be to love everyone, and pray that no one suffers discrimination? I'm just sayin'.
Left by InChrist on Mar 28, 2013 9:28 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Yes Evangelicals are scorned now more than ever and there is a reason for it.

99% of people are smarter now than they were a thousand years ago or two thousand, or even five hundred years ago.

Evangelicals however are the 1% stuck in one time not getting any smarter while the rest of the world is, so 99% of the world is moving on, creating beautiful and wondrous things while evangelicals sit in the dark ages spouting nonsensical hateful madness and destroying lives and contributing nothing to society.

The rest of the world is smart enough to see through all of the evangelical nonsense.

That's why you are scorned. Because you deserve to be.
Left by Zelkarr on Mar 29, 2013 2:34 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

The problem with homosexuals and born again Christians is this: We are saying only what The Lord God Jehovah,and Jesus the Messiah say in scripture. Hell for the unbelieving, disobediant,proper marriage rules for New Testament believers,honoring the Bible and laws and rules and grace laid out by the Godhead.We did not make this stuff up. Take up your pro homosexual contentions with HIM. We just honor what HE says. Possibly we could be kinder and gentler,but we cannot back down from the TRUTH in the BIBLE. So do what you gotta do,we cannot lie against the TRUTH.
Left by Peanut on Mar 30, 2013 9:18 AM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Scorn? Yes! Who scorn who? Homosexuala use the same tactics as the Muslim extremists. They cry out victimisation and the typical western confused way of society feels guilty and gives in to those deceitful groups what they want at their perils.May God have mercy!
Left by Daniel on Mar 30, 2013 6:44 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Oh my goodness. Kettle... calling the pot black??? roflol Look... "traditional marriage" is not under attack. Intollerance of Christians have caused hate crimes and denial of a loving couples ability to get married. Most people don't care about the definition of "traditional marrige" Christians want to use. The problem comes when Christians INSIST that only "traditional marriage' can be allowed. Stop the hate the gay community and fear what will happen if the gay community can have marriges the say way the Christian community can. I am just saying... stop lying and pretending that my way or the highway is the only way to do things. Equal rights means equal for all... not equal for Christians.
Left by Bobrobert on Mar 31, 2013 5:37 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

Of course they're not. This may be the single most ridiculous question ever asked on this site.
Left by Kevin O. on Mar 31, 2013 10:01 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

While you sit there feeling all put upon because of your Christian beliefs regarding marriage, ask yourself some hard questions:

1. Did a landlord refuse to rent you a property because you're a Christian?
2. Did you not get a job because you're a Christian?
3. Do you have to drink from a separate drinking fountain / use a separate bathroom / sit in a different part of a theater or courthouse because you're a Christian?
4. Would you not be allowed to legally adopt children because you're a Christian?
5. Are you forbidden to marry the person you love because you're a Christian?

Unless your answer is "yes" to any of these 5 questions, let's not talk about being an outcast or an "ugly stepchild." From where I sit, you've got it pretty good.
Left by MrWriteSF on May 06, 2013 3:53 PM

# RE: Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals?

It is not just Protestant Evangelicals who are ridiculed because they believe in Biblical morality. Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox are subject to the same kind of persecution. All believing Christians should stand together in the face of the onslaught from the gay rights movement. They control the media and our educational system, and under Obama the Democratic Party. Look at what they have done in California where it is not against the law to try to help a teen suffering from same sex attraction overcome this temptation and develop normal sexual desires. The pro-gay movement is the greatest threat to Christianity since Communism. It is tragic that so many liberal Protestants have surrendered to the pressure from the pro-gay movement. Had the large Protestant denominations remained faithful to Biblical morality, we might not be in the moral decline that has cursed our society.
Left by V. Rev. John Morris on Aug 26, 2013 12:55 PM