Are we seriously still having this argument?
How do you even respond to stuff like:
“We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything… I choose to be heterosexual. They choose to be homosexual. Why should I be beat over the head to go along with something they choose?”
As somebody who chooses to be “Christian” I’m all like “What part of the Bible are you reading that I’m not? because I’ve skimmed the thing a few times and I can’t see what rule you’re citing there, bro.”
Everyone has a right to believe in anything. I believe that discrimination has nothing to do with Christianity.
This whole mess is just a bizarre non-sequitur slight-of-hand where a whole bunch of people are sneakily replacing the word “discrimination” with “Christian belief” and hoping nobody notices.
We shouldn’t need to cite Bible verses and argue a proper hermeneutic of sin and sanctification in order to make somebody a pizza.
It’s simple. You twirl twirl twirl twirl the dough around above your head a few times, and then put vegetables and meat and pizza sauce on top. And all the cheese you can get your Bible-believing hands on. You don’t need a statement of faith. Just make the freaking pizza and be cool. If you really want to get fancy, put extra cheese inside the crust. THEY WON’T BE EXPECTING THAT!
So many Christians are so bad at just being cool, and I think it makes Jesus sad.
Remember all the shenanigains Jesus was into back in his day?
Providing free booze at a party. Sharing his food with all sorts of folks who weren’t welcomed by law-abiding religious types. Giving free lunch indiscriminately to random crowds of people. Walking around on lakes and freaking out his friends.
Bro, have you even read the Bible very much?
I don’t see any part of the story where he was into enforcing his religious beliefs on other people by singling them out for ostracization and discrimination
If we’re going to be Christians, we should try to do the same sort of stuff that Jesus would have done.
And Jesus was hella down with giving food to all the random people who didn’t pass dress code at the Bible-believing churches.
That’s not anti-Christianity. That’s the essence of Christianity. (Well, that and communion and Christmas and Easter and the resurrection… there’s actually a lot going on here. It’s a pretty complex religion, to be honest…)
This is the part of the blog post that is a list:
Why Christians Should Serve Pizza to Everybody
1. BECAUSE PIZZA IS AWESOME
2. Because gay weddings (also known as “weddings”) aren’t a sin.
3. Because even if gay weddings WERE a sin, catering pizza to gay weddings isn’t a sin. (see #1 and #2)
4. Because caterers don’t assume culpability for the life decisions of the caterees (not according to the Bible, anyhow. there may be some obscure Indiana bylaw that indicates otherwise. you never know)
5. Because discrimination isn’t a Christian value.
6. Yes, it IS discrimination to say “I won’t cater your wedding because I disagree with your beliefs / choices.” (See #3 and #4, also a dictionary)
7. Because you could use pizza-catering as a form of evangelism – “If You Like Our Pizza, You’ll LOVE the Bread of Life”
8. Actually, #7 is a shitty idea. Don’t do that.
9. Because pizza is what the Lord hath ordained for youth pastors to bribe teenagers into showing up for church. Pizza and fooseball and real talk whilst straddling a folding chair backwards.
10. BECAUSE (and I cannot overstate this point) PIZZA IS LITERALLY ONE OF THE BEST GIFTS THAT THE ALMIGHTY HATH BESTOWED UPON HER CREATION AND WE MUST SHARE ITS WARM CHEESY PEPPERONI-Y GOODNESS WITH ALL WHO CROSS OUR PATHS IN JESUS NAME AMEN.
Bro, have you even had pizza? It’s SOOOO good.
[ image: JeffryW ]
published April 1, 2015
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