For reference this refute is from an article which speaks of the passing of a law in Kentucky which declares that it is illegal to refer to gay behavior as sinful to the juveniles. The article was taken from author Steven Crowder (2015), Pastors now legally banned from calling gay lifestyle sin. Retrieved from: http://louderwithcrowder.com/pastors-now-legally-banned-from-calling-gay-lifestyle-sinful/. This has both shocked me and brought the truth of God’s Word into a reality. Is calling sin out wrong? Is exposing evil and calling it exactly what it is wrong? It is our duty as Christians to declare and preserve God’s truth.
I will examine three points and bring rebuttal to each of the three. Starting with this statement, “In the state of Kentucky it is now officially illegal for pastors volunteering to council juvenile criminals to refer to gay behavior as “sinful.”
Now, counselling juveniles that homosexuality is indeed a sin is not only a Christians right, it is commanded in Scripture. Ephesians 5:11 (ESV), “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” So I see the great fallacy spoken here in the passing of a law to charge Christian’s with a crime to stand for the truth of God’s Word.
The next point is derived from the following statement, “Pastors are being dismissed if they speak their mind about the LGBTQI community.”
In direct opposition to this is that Christians are not just speaking their minds; much more, they are speaking the mind and heart of God against sin. Also with this is a direct violation of our constitutional rights.
The last point I will speak from is this; where the article said this, “Something to note: you know what else pastors would openly consider “sinful?” Alcohol abuse, disrespecting one’s spouse or parents, anger, promiscuity etc.”
Here is a clear and biased fallacy, one that must be refuted. The refute is that if it’s ok to speak against these sins and not homosexuality, then why? Romans 1:21 (ESV), “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
In conclusion to this, we must be steadfast and immovable in the faith and truth of God’s Word. It is our duty to be the pillar and the ground of the truth. If you take the light out of the world, then the world would be consumed with nothing but darkness and evil. Knowing these great fallacies are being consumed as truth is a stark reality, and one we must prepare for. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, In Jesus name.