My church teaches that public sector discrimination against immigrants, lgbt, women, ect., in the name of Christ, is sin. Is that biblical?
- LynnmarieLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
I'm not sure what you mean by "public sector discrimination" but we should show the love of Christ to all. If we don't, how will they get saved?Source(s): The New Testament (recommended reading)
- Doug CatholicLv 71 year ago
Any unjust discrimination would be a sin. But prudential judgment in such matters is always required.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- Anonymous1 year ago
Discrimination is not following the Gospel.
- PubliusLv 71 year ago
What, we should make the lgbt wear rainbow stars on their clothing? No, we should treat them like anybody else. We just shouldn't encourage them in their sins, any more than we should encourage murderers to kill.
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- jon pikeLv 71 year ago
Discriminate against sin, not people. Jesus said, "Let whomever among you is without sin cast the first stone."
- HonestlyLv 71 year ago
Discrimination is a sin. We are taught to love all. This does not mean that we condone sin, but it does not help to hate those who we do not agree with.
Many Christians pay way more attention to rules and interpretations of scripture and less to following our God given conscience which leads us to do what is right. God wants us to learn His principles and then apply them using our conscience or "the true light which lighteth every man who comes into the world." John 1:9
We should study scriptures and then live lives of service and goodness, family, work, honesty, meekness, humilty, love, generosity, caring for our bodies, modesty, morality, sacrifice, supporting good government, protecting the weak, etc. We all mostly know what is right, even the spiritually numb who push for evil principles.
- 1 year ago
That sounds very odd. Didn't Pope Benedict single this out as a anti-Jesus mentalilty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15. Nor can one localize evil principally or uniquely in bad social, political, or economic "structures" as though all other evils came from them so that the creation of the "new man" would depend on the establishment of different economic and socio- political structures. To be sure, there are structures which are evil and which cause evil and which we must have the courage to change. Structures, whether they are good or bad, are the result of man's actions and so are consequences more than causes. The root of evil, then, lies in free and responsible persons who have to be converted by the grace of Jesus Christ in order to live and act as new creatures in the love of neighbor and in the effective search for justice, self-control, and the exercise of virtue.  To demand first of all a radical revolution in social relations and then to criticize the search for personal perfection is to set out on a road which leads to the denial of the meaning of the person and his transcendence, and to destroy ethics and its foundation which is the absolute character of the distinction between good and evil. Moreover, since charity is the principle of authentic perfection, that perfection cannot be conceived without an openness to others and a spirit of service.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Who cares if it's Biblical? It's the right thing to do.
- Climate RealistLv 71 year ago
Of course it is Biblical.
"Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him." (I John 3:15)
That does not make it right when gays discriminate against Christians.
- .Lv 71 year ago
The Bible says:
Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. Duly constituted authorities are only a threat if you’re trying to get by with something. Decent citizens should have nothing to fear.
So let's say you work at the Department of Motor Vehicles and a lesbian couple come in to renew a driver's license. If you refuse to provide the customary service, that is a sin.