I stumbled across a new thing, a project conceived and promoted by homosexual activist Dan Savage, the “NALT Christians Project”, “NALT” standing for “Not All Like That”, as in “Not All Women Are Like That”, “Not All Men Are Like That”, etc. “NALT Christians” are those Savage proclaims to be “non-douche”, that is people who call themselves Christians but accept homosexual behavior.
One idea these people have is the “clobber passages”, places in the Bible where homosexuality is condemned, which they say are used to “clobber” gays. If you are a Christian, you supposedly believe the Bible is divinely inspired word of God which serves to instruct, admonish, enlighten, and various other things.
Their interpretations come down to the assertion that God only condemns certain kinds of homosexual behavior, not “loving, committed” relationships between two people of the same sex. The first problem with this is that it is excessively sophistic. The second is that gays are mostly not interested in monogamous relationships and even those who are “married” typically aren’t sexually exclusive.
What they do in response is resort to their own clobber passages, which progressive Christians use to suppress any dissent. These refer to God’s love for the poor or God’s or Jesus’s admonition to love everyone. In this view, to believe that God forbids homosexual behavior, or to say this, is not to love gays, which is evil and wrong.
The idea of universal love that progressive Christians have isn’t all that universal. It doesn’t apply to the rich, to non-elite or traditionalist whites, to crime victims, or any other group progressive Christians don’t like. It applies to the poor (if they are not white), non-whites, women, lower-class non-white criminals, and other people they regard as sympathetic.