We should teach young boys to respect women, but we should also teach young girls to respect women. Women should not see each other as enemies, but as allies. Stop telling young girls that the best they can be is “not like other girls”.
Hey, remember that time when Jesus didn’t like how the Romans handled the government so he just kinda conquered the Roman empire and made God’s commandments into law? And remember the time that he purposely avoided those people like prostitutes and tax collectors so he only ever had to deal with the Pharisees- whom he really, really liked?
Yeah, I didn’t read that version of the Bible either.
So basically, we either need to be kind to each other as per Jesus’ example and stop trying to bully or force people into obedience without belief, or we need to finally be honest with ourselves and realize we just don’t want to because it makes us ‘uncomfortable’.
Either way, stop generally being horrible to people and using God to justify what is basically your unwillingness to follow His Son’s example. Because frankly, if you openly refused to serve a couple just because they’re gay- which I believe to be the epitome of pettiness- and then turn around and try to share the gospel with me? I’m already a Christian and I cannot possibly take you seriously. What makes you think someone else is going to listen to you?