Hugh Halter
Another Cake Fiasco
by Hugh Halter on May 29th, 2013

Hey Friends, I'm on sabbatical from my church duties and privileges but I have a little wiggle room on my non-church Missio side of the equation, so I think I'll take a little liberty here to add this to the Gay Cake posts I've done in the past.  I just saw this one and I encourage you to read it.

My Take? Regardless of your stance on the sin of homosexuality, I hope you can at least see the massive self-righteous discrepancies that the standard Christian views the world through.  Once again, a host of other "sinful"  lifestyle choices are overlooked and the sin of homosexuality is singled out.  I have come to realize that what makes Christianity sooooooo repulsive to the world is not the strong stances we may take on certain issues. The problem is that we have no consistency and chose to make our own sins not as bad as another person's. That's called "self-righteousness," and Jesus condemned it in believers because he knew it would not reflect the heart of the father to the world.  We ARE hypocrites on the first order until we put our sins as equal to those of any other person.

Back to my break,


Read my original blog here: Hugh Bakes a Cake

Posted in Missional Church, The Church    Tagged with church, weddings, Gay, homosexual, homosexuality, Jesus, church, bride, groom, sin, lifestyle, sin, sinner, self-righteous, heart, love, joy


Phil - May 29th, 2013 at 1:33 PM
Yep! And what a great day it will be when we (Christians) come to realize that we should've been focusing on the "Love of Christ" (for ourselves and others), all along! Instead of constantly focusing on sin, looking for sin, pointing out sin, etc. We can't "love on" anybody while were highlighting their faults now can we?
Tom - May 29th, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Thanks for sharing. Excellent use of break time!
Matt - May 29th, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Wow, Hugh, that's a powerful and inspired paragraph you wrote below the picture. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Very profound and convicting, and (unfortunately) so politically incorrect within the community of faith. I pray more missional leaders would share such prophetic words with those over whom they have influence.
Matt Baca - May 29th, 2013 at 2:30 PM
I agree, I've been back in contact with a childhood friend who's atheist, he couldn't help but point out how Christians in America highlight homosexuality while not looking at other sins (greed, narcissism, porn, etc.). I'm trying to be more transparent in my faith. I really don't care if the Galaxy's forward is gay, I'm trying to love my brother. Thanks, Hugh.
Ryan Roberts - May 29th, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Love the sinner, hate our own sin.
Scott Harritt - May 29th, 2013 at 2:51 PM
I appreciate your perspective Hugh. As a Christian who struggles with same sex attraction, I'm amazed at how often other believers are either unaware or unwilling to admit to the sin in their own lives but point an accusing finger at homosexuals. I think the gay community and probably the rest of the world would be more open to our message if we were more willing to acknowledge our own weaknesses and failings and reach out in compassion rather than condemnation. Unfortunately, Christians in America are perceived to be modern day Pharisees rather than redeemed sinners.
Colleen - May 29th, 2013 at 3:09 PM
Well said, Hugh. Well said.
Matt Meyer - May 29th, 2013 at 6:42 PM
Good write. Thanks for sharing.
andrew van - May 29th, 2013 at 8:35 PM
I have to agree with you Hugh. No consistency in naming Sins.
doug keifer - July 27th, 2013 at 10:19 AM
Honesty is damn hard and being a pastor myself, I often am embarrassed and perplexed by the actions of the church. Keep up the good work Hugh!!
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