>Things to Come?

>Happened to read a story of a man being sentenced to fifteen years in prison for distributing pornographic photos of men and boys on the internet.

The article, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Sep 8, 2010) also said:

“Linngren’s sentence was decried by the defendant’s attorney in a court filing Friday that outlined his client’s years of sexual repression while growing up in a conservative Missouri Synod Lutheran church in Columbia Heights that believed “homosexuality was wrong.”
“Matthew lived in conflict with his sexuality,” defense attorney Doug Olson wrote. “His religion was intolerant…”

Struck me that this is indicative of things to come…”he shouldn’t be considered guilty because his church said what he was doing is wrong.”

As many have pointed out, viewing homosexuality as sin may soon be, and in some cases already is, the definitive stereotype of “intolerance” and those who stand on Biblical grounds may well be finding themselves in serious conflict with the law.

Interesting times…

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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