The following is a well-established pattern. Someone who is pro-LGBT finds out that someone else disagrees with them on that topic, and they quickly accuse that person of being hateful. Why do they automatically assume they know that a feeling of hatred is involved?
When someone asks, “Do you think that homosexuality is wrong?” they might not really be asking, “What conclusions have you reached based on reason and evidence?” If that was their meaning, they wouldn’t accuse you of hate if you answer yes. They’d simply try to correct your reasoning. What they’re often actually asking is, “What opinion do you have based on your personal feelings and preferences?” That’s the only reasonable excuse for responding with an accusation of hatred.
If you say that you believe that homosexual behavior is wrong or sinful, a common response is, “Who are you to judge?” That is an excellent question.
If you believe that homosexual behavior is objectively wrong just because you personally find it distasteful, then your standard for moral truth is your own feelings. If that were the case, it would make sense for others to question whether you have any right to judge. However, virtually no one thinks this.
Who am I to judge? I can’t! That’s the point. I’m not God, and therefore I’m not qualified to decide what’s right or wrong. If I’m not the one to judge, then who is? If God doesn’t exist, then no one can. We just have to try our best to figure it out…if objective morality even exists at all. But if God does exist, then he is the only one qualified to judge right and wrong.
I believe that God exists, so I can’t possibly think that I know more than him. How could I be a better judge of what’s best for humans than the one who created everything that has ever existed? How could I know more than the one who knows everything? Most Christians don’t get their opinions on homosexuality from a feeling of hatred. They get them from trust in the God who they have good reasons to believe in.
So who am I to judge? I can’t. I just accept the words of the only one who can. Who am I to disagree with God?
Lauren Daigle and the Homosexuality Question (My blog post was inspired by this video)