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While the Bruce Jenner* controversy is at its peak, be very careful about what you are tempted to say about it on social media. Though your gut reaction might be to post a comment/article that articulates your disgust, I beg you to reconsider. Here’s a couple of reasons why.
- Many of you are either looking at porn, or something close to it. I know this because some of the pages and videos that you “like” on Facebook show up on my news feed. You probably don’t realize this, because you keep doing it, and I keep seeing it. Unfortunately, all sexual perversion is a result of human corruption. You have it, I have it too. But you might want to reconsider publicly shaming one perversion when you have another.
- Related to reason #1, you don’t understand the gospel. There is nothing wrong about outwardly expressing your disgust at sin. The problem is, many of you aren’t really disgusted at sin—you’re disgusted by homosexuals, transgender people and so on. This leads you to posting hateful diatribe towards these people for reasons that often have nothing to do with Christian beliefs. The result is that we’re called bigots and hypocrites. And we are. We cherry pick sins, and compare our lives to these individuals because it makes us feel a little bit less screwed up. We do this because we don’t understand the gospel. There is a way to condemn sin, but many of us are doing it wrong because, again, we don’t understand the gospel. Please remember that Christ died for us when we are at our absolute ugliest state. “The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”  If we really understood this, we’d be more careful about what we say.
- Many of you aren’t praying for people like Bruce Jenner. If we are not praying, we probably do not care. If we do not care, then we do not love. If we do not love, then we’re in direct opposition to God. In fact, we may not even love God (1 John 4:20). Please, instead of placing these people further away, pray that God would draw them close to himself. In fact, pray that for all of us. And if you’re finding it impossible in your heart to love someone like Bruce Jenner, pray that God would make that happen.
Please, I beg you. Be careful how you respond to cultural curve balls. It is not my intention to be harsh, or unloving. The reality is that many of us believe that we are being “Biblical” in our approach to these scenarios, but we could not be further from the truth. The reason that many people reject Christianity is not because it’s “conservative,” but because we, as Christians, act and react in ways that are genuinely repulsive. Be careful.
 Quote by Tim Keller.
*This is not a post about gender identity, nor is it primarily about the Jenner controversy. This article was written by a Christian, and is directed towards Christians—it is important that you understand the context of the article before you comment.
(Thoughts? Comments? Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org)