Why if this is such a big deal, did Jesus not once say, “Oh, by the way, being gay is a deadly sin?” He spoke time and time again about loving one another, of doing unto others, of helping the poor. He even went so far as to say that that which we do for the least among us we do for Him. He is quite clear about what matters to him and nowhere in there is a call to deputize anybody to be the sin police.
(Photo) The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin’s Russia; it’s like blaming Jesus Christ for the inquisition in Spain.
Phil Gasper tells the history of a Jewish revolutionary opposed to Roman tyranny.
AT A forum held in an Iowa church in late November, most of the leading Republican candidates for president fell over each other to proclaim their Christian beliefs. According to the Financial Times, “The candidates…vied to illustrate how God had led them into politics and was motivating their run for the Republican nomination.”
But how close are the views of contemporary right-wing politicians—who want to slash spending that benefits the poor and cut taxes on the rich—to those of the historical Jesus Christ? The answer to this question will be obvious if we examine the origins of Christianity.