Question:

Maybe you've heard, maybe you haven't, but in somewhat recent news, the "alt" community (which is a community of emo, gothic, and other similar groups) and the LGBTQ (a group that represents what the letters stand for, but also peace, love, and tranquility) have become somewhat hostile toward Christians. One example of hostility was by crowding up and barking at a Catholic Church protecting one of its families. Another was a street preacher and they interrupted him with yelling and silly string, I know this sounds weird like they're petty, but one straight man killed a man trying to kiss him, another killed his wife to be with his boyfriend, and some LGBTQ people are homicidal against straight people. This is starting a controversy and may soon cause problems in America that we can't fix. Why do you think we're attacking each other? Why can't we just stay in our own lanes, but instead resort to violence? Of course, I've had situations with alt people that almost turned into them getting squashed, but I've learned to not fight but resort to peaceful solutions unless combat is necessary.

Answer:

The hostilities are not just recent. They have been going on for a long time. Think for a moment and you will notice that people want to feel like they belong and they are wary of anyone who is "different." School-aged children will find something to pick on regarding another child, whether it is their clothing, hairstyle, accent, etc. Christians are different from worldly people, but they are told, "Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men" (Romans 12:17-18). Peace doesn't mean accepting sin, but you don't change people through violence. You get people to reconsider their positions by treating them kindly.

People in the Alt and LGTBQ communities are just as hostile toward other people, but since they rejected Christian teachings, they don't have reasons to restrain their impulses. Thus, you are more likely to see them confronting people who believe differently than they do and demanding that they be accepted. They don't want any discussion about the morality of their choices. Thus, the "peace" that they may claim to promote is in reality submission to their demands.

Jesus is the greatest example of this. He lived a quiet life, he did a lot of good for people, but he taught that righteousness meant following God's commands and not the commands of men. The leaders of his day didn't like his message. They saw it as something that would jeopardize their positions and so they killed an innocent man.

Response:

Thanks, Jeffrey. Thank you for your dedication and for answering my questions. You're awesome.

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