Should Christian People Mourn the Death of A Man Who Promoted Hate
By Linda C Dipman        

   Newsmen hovered and ran to cover the newest breaking story.  They were eager to proclaim the death of a
powerful man of the Religious Right who had passed away from a massive heart attack.  It was the media's duty to
cover the story whether they liked this man or not.  They interviewed as many high ranking officials they could find
to eulogize the memory and power of a popular religious man of the world.

   A man, who over the years was able to out officials from public office just by speaking a word against their
policies.  A man, who had so much power that whether Christians every where believed in his causes or not they
felt compelled to vote according to his convictions.

   Great and powerful leaders of the Religious Right could hardly wait to be mentioned on national news and
newspapers their grief for the founder of the Moral Majority party of the Religious right.  A man that preached  
against women's rights, abortion, and the gay lifestyle.  A man who broke up families, denied women justice and
persecuted people for being born homosexual.

   The Spirit of God descended into my heart changing me and speaking words of light.  I was a high standing
woman of Religious Moral convictions in the Southern Baptist Church.  I dedicated my life to Jesus Christ as my
Savior and Lord in church and service. I prayed constantly seeking and pleading that God's will would be done in
my life and in Christians lives throughout the world.

   God in His infinite wisdom saw me and because He loved me so much He made me gay in a world where
homophobia reigned.  In His mercy these words sprang to life on my typewriter, words I had not written. "My Ways
Are Not Human Ways, Trust In Me! God Has Spoken."  Up until this time I had never experienced anything
supernatural before.  

   Up until this very moment I had believed what I was taught and I obeyed the words of people who had been
educated in the greatest school's of theology and doctrine.  I surrendered my belief system to their knowledge
never questioning their authority, because they had the degrees to prove they were in the know until God pitted
me against their teaching and made me stand on my own.

   My church, family, and my community deserted me.  None wanted me as part of their lives for fear that
approving of me would make them despised by their friends. I was jailed, I was spied upon and deprived of justice
in the courts.  Anything men wanted to do to me was given permission to them through the teaching of the Moral
Majority Leader who had gained the approval of millions to vote against people of my kind.

   God spoke to me in a real way because of what I was about to suffer for being what God created me to be in a
lost and fallen world.  A world where Satan is god.  A world where politicians and religious leaders have been given
the power to deceive people by how they interpret the Bible.

   A world where love is despised.  A world game that reveals the differences between love and hate.  A life game
that opens the dark ways of this world and brings to light why people suffer injustices in an evil and corrupt world.

   Romans 13: 8-10, "Be under obligation to no one-the only obligation you have is to love one another.  Whoever
does this has obeyed the Law.  The commandments, 'Do not commit adultery; do not commit murder; do not steal;
do not desire what belongs to someone else; -all these, and any others besides, are summed up in the one
command, 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'  If you love someone, you will never do him wrong; to love,
then, is to obey the whole Law."

   These scriptures and many other verses tell us over and over again Jesus' way for people.  It is not about
persecution of gays and women who are fighting to have the same rights as men.  It has everything to do with
proving to people that the things we suffer here on earth is not about punishment, but rather about people who
have traveled to the dark side of life and chose hate over love.

   Jesus came to set people free from the controlling evil teachings of  Pharisees and the teachers of the Law by
sending the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  A Spirit that teaches people the truth about God.  This had to happen
because when you are in an evil world the only way you can find truth is on an individual basis led by the Holy
Spirit.

   Romans 8: 1&2, "There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus.  For the law of the
Spirit, which brings us life in union with Christ Jesus, has set me free from the law of sin and death."

   When we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, He makes us aware of the game of life that pits all Christians
against the evil workings of the world.  He opens our eyes to the wrong teachings of those who use the Bible to
control people.  For instance, teachers whose only goal in life is to become rich and famous by telling people it is
okay to hate.

   2 Peter 2: 1-3a, "False prophets appeared in the past among the people, and in the same way false teachers
will appear among you.  They will bring in destructive, untrue doctrines, and will deny the Master who redeemed
them, and so they will bring upon themselves sudden destruction.  Even so, many will follow their immoral ways;
and because of what they do, others will speak evil of the Way of truth.  In their greed these false teachers will
make a profit out of telling you made-up stories."

   People who take the Bible to use it as a weapon to preach hate are not on God's side.  As a result God is
condemned and blamed for evil that has been orchestrated by Satan and his evil followers who use fame as a way
to elevate themselves.

   When Jesus walked on the earth most of His teachings were directed at the Religious Right.  He was constantly
exposing their motives and pointing out their desires for riches and fame.

   Mark 7:6-8, "Jesus answered them, 'How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you!  You are hypocrites,
just as he wrote; "These people, says God, honor me with their words, but their heart is really far away form me.  It
is no use for them to worship me, because they teach man-made rules as though they were my laws!"
   'You put aside God's command and obey the teachings of men.'"

   Peter, Paul and the rest of the apostles preached against men who would come proclaiming in the name of
Jesus Christ anything that would make them look superior.  Even though many of the things they proclaim as sin is
documented in the Bible, they leave out every scripture that justifies the acceptance of all people from all lifestyles.

   I have been shocked over the pass week of how many politicians to high religious leaders have mourned over
the death of a man that literally tore up families and set our United States society into the dark ages.  His moral
teachings were wrong and unbiblical according to the freedom all people have been given once they proclaim their
faith in Jesus as their Savior.

   God chose a gay woman to know His will about homosexuality.  He taught me the principles behind the game of
life and why our world is not about religion versus laws.  We are in a game of good versus evil.  The only way to
understand the difference between those who follow God instead of Satan is by how they reflect love in their lives.

   Jesus was constantly confronted by the teachers of the law because He stated the simple truth of love
superseding the Laws of Moses.  Jesus stated that if we follow God we will be persecuted by those who use the
bible to control people.  He said this because he understood that if a person didn't take responsibility for their own
religious thinking; an evil corrupt moral majority leader would come and rob them of their faith.

   Romans 9: 25&26, "This is what he says in the book of Hosea: 'The people who were not mine I will call "My
People." The nation that I did not love I will call "My Beloved." And in the very place where they were told, "You are
not my people," there they will be called the sons of the living God.'"

   Christians, grow up in your thinking and have nothing to do with anyone who teaches you to hate.  Listen to the
Holy Spirit of love, allow God and Jesus alone to guide your life.  The Spirit of truth will open up your eyes and light
your path so you will not be deceived by those who use religion as a way to become rich, powerful and popular.