A couple of days ago I got an email recommending a boycott of Pepsi for their contributions to the gay agenda and support of a show which promoted homosexuality. It went something like this: At a “straight” meeting, the speaker talks to gays about Jesus and tells them, “Jesus Christ, who hates many people, but none more than homosexuals….” The scene comes near the end of the video. I am then urged to boycott Pepsi and a host of other companies. But I can’t get past the line they quote. Evidently this organization believes that Christians should be offended and must act to defend Jesus (forgetting that even Jesus didn’t defend Himself). And I am left wondering why this doesn’t have more Christians crying out for mercy instead, for if this is how Jesus is viewed then we are failing miserably.
“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails….But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Cor. 13:1-8, 13