Kudo's to Anita Fish with the Edmond Sun in Edmond Oklahoma for her fine article on Soulforce.
"The crux of Soulforce’s debate is that homosexuals cannot be changed. The truth is no one wants to change, but God is the only One who doesn’t need remodeling. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God has laid out His plans for our lives. In fact, a total transformation is what can be expected if you declare yourself a Christian.
Max Lucado writes in his book “Just Like Jesus,” “God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way.” God wants you to “think and act like Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 2:5) This of course requires sacrifice — a mandatory component in every success story."- Anita Fish, The Edmond Sun,
29 Mar 2006
I believe Mel White is attempting a game of spiritual "bait and switch" he is trying to bait society into sympathizing with his agenda of special rights for those with homosexual behaviors by "switching" the courageous activities of the "Freedom Riders" (who risked their lives to shine a light on the corruption and racially motivated bigotry of the sixties) with the actions of his own followers (who travel safely around the country attempting to extort approval from Christian college students and faculties by accusing them of hatred and bigotry if they refuse to approve of homosexuality). Another common "switch" is the exchange of the word hatred for intolerance.. Webster defines intolerance as a lack of sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own, and he describes hatred as a deep seated, prejudiced ill will tending toward active hostility. Most of us will agree that those two things are not interchangeable or equal. The most glaring sham of all is the "switch" between the real need for civil rights protection (as we saw when Americans of African descent were being treated as inhuman and often killed because of their immutable skin color.) and a false need for civil rights protection based on a scientifically unproven supposition of immutable pre-disposition to same-sex attraction. - Nancy Stanfield Brown