Over at myspace where I also posted my Mr. Hetero Parts One and Two, I got a visit from a very special guest, 21 year-old Jimmy Otino, the winner of the Mr. Hetero Contest.
Jimmy left the following comments:
First off, there is no power struggle here – There was a homosexual contest in California, so we put together a heterosexual contest! But, it was up to the media and the ignorant people of society to blow it all out of proportion and be in FEAR for themselves for being intolerated! And if you’d like the bible stories, here you are:
1corinthians 6:9-10 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
Also, read Genesis 19. – This speaks of how God destroyed the land of Sodom, for it’s homosexual sinfulness.
We did not tip-toe around anything or try to spread our opinion, it is taken from the bible!
There are so many more references that God speaks about the subject here – remember, this is not our opinion, this is God’s word!
Mr Hetero was done for no reason but to have fun, and to spread God’s truth! God bless!
To which I responded:
Thanks Jimmy for stopping by, even if it is just to tell us what awful sinners we are.
No there was no tip-toeing around. The points made were made loud and clear–you believe that same-gender loving people are just as bad as theives and those who covet (ugh, like I do at the mall??) and those who get drunk and those who have sex out of marriage.
Now about Sodom, you have that one wrong. Even Jesus, when he refers to that incident, he does so to highlight how immoral it is to be inhospitable. Read for yourself–Matthew 10:13-15 (New International Version)
Sending his disciples out to preach the gospel, Jesus tells them to go to specific homes, then instructs them…
“If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.”
Why like Sodom and Gomorrah, because they tried to have homosexual sex? No, because they were not hospitable. Look at Genesis and all the ways the godly people go out of their way to show hospitality. That is how they judged someone’s morality, by how they treated their guests.
Sadly, that is how the young people I met on Saturday night treated me. They did not welcome me or listen to my words. Shame.
To my regular visitors, PLEASE be as polite as possible to Jimmy, even in light of how he wields the word of God as a weapon. Perhaps he might learn something here from our thoughtful responses, especially as we share stories about our lives.
I encourage folks to go to my myspace posting if you like, but please be civil (even if you feel some folks don’t deserve it) or I will delete your comments.