Discrimination is Okay?

Well, at least in Goshen, IN! I received an e-mail from an old friend with this link to an article in the Elkhart Truth.

Basically, the Goshen City Council decided not to provide protection for victims of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

It is my considered opinion that all people deserve protection from discrimination, regardless of race, socio-economic, gender, or orientation issues. It is also my considered opinion that, regardless of ones views on race, socio-economic, gender, or orientation issues, that no one has a right to discriminate.

One lady posed the question, “What about our rights as Christians?”

Yes, what about “our rights”? Are we supposed to have the freedom to discriminate? Or are we to have the freedom to live out lives of love…love for all people…love like Jesus loves???

You know, I haven’t heard too many stories about people being discriminated into the Kingdom.

I’m not trying to reduce this issue…it is a very complex issue for many. But, I think we’re really failing if we’re fighting for our rights to discriminate.

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”¬†Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.¬†And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)