Has anyone been turned away recently from a Bed and Breakfast for being:
- or an angry person?
- or a Gay couple?
My argument is this: If anybody wants to ban a Gay couple from a B & B then why don’t they ban a greedy person or an angry person?
(I could also add an unmarried couple onto that list – but that broadens the topic too much.)
The answer may be that greed and anger are ‘not so bad’ in some people’s eyes, well let’s quickly look at them:
By greed I mean a desire for wealth, status, and power.
The Bible is very direct on this:
“and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5 (ANIV)
Yes, the desire for wealth, status, and power is idolatry, to which the Bible says:
“The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: … idolatry … selfish ambition, … I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21 (ANIV)
There is good anger and bad anger – the former can be expressed in a good way when, for example, children were known to be in a situation where they were being abused by grown-ups and nothing was done to stop it.
Bad anger is the normal self centred reaction and Jesus puts this anger on the same level as murder!
“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.” Matthew 5:21-22 (ANIV)
Why do a few Christians want to point the finger at Gay people?
I am of the opinion that Gay people are no worse than greedy or angry people, or adulterers, etc, etc.
I just don’t see Jesus excluding certain people, He was always in amongst the ordinary people, and spending time with those who didn’t attend the Temple.
He met people at where THEY were.
Jesus didn’t ‘bash’ prostitutes or swindling tax collectors, but unfortunately a few Christians seem to want to ‘bash’ Gay people.
The only time Jesus remotely went ‘bashing’ was towards the religious hypocrites, the people who promoted lots of laws but actually they themselves didn’t submit to God, nor honour Him.
It has been said that you have a right to choose what happens under your roof.
Well yes within reason, if it is our own private house.
But as soon as it is a Bed and Breakfast, that makes it a place of business.