What would have happened if, when the little boy was finished singing his “ain’t no homos going to heaven” song, one of those adults had been brave enough to face all of those cheering adults and tell them that their behavior wasn’t imitating the behavior of Jesus? Would any of them have listened? Would any of them have felt shame in their own behavior? Would any of them have questioned what they were teaching the children in their church?
Being the cynical liberal thinker that I am, I kind of doubt it. I’m afraid they may have shouted him down. That they may have insulted him or even done physical harm to him. And isn’t that a sad thing to think about people who are supposed to be trying to live as Jesus would live? I always wonder if people who behave that way understand how they turn so many people off of Christianity by that type of behavior…
It makes me sad to see this type of behavior from anyone, but especially from people who claim to follow Jesus’ teachings. They should know better. Perhaps they should take the time to sit down, think things over and ask themselves, “honestly, what would Jesus do?”…the Jesus I know wouldn’t teach children to hate and he most certainly wouldn’t stand there and cheer when a child (or anyone, for that matter) sang a song expressing that hatred…I think he would have been saddened by what happened in that church that day…I know I was.
- Jesus, I Have a Lot of Questions (christophercrandolph.wordpress.com)