My local grocery store has LGBTQ+ flag celebratory balloons and

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Laura798

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It makes me feel uncomfortable. You know grocery stores have a balloon section near the front and check-out areas. Mostly birthday balloons or graduation or other holidays balloons. 1 of my local grocery stores had gay pride balloons all over the entrance during June pride month. June came and went thankfully. I went in recently this week and near the checkout stand is a large unicorn balloon with the gay rainbow on the horns. As I was checking out and looked up and saw the large pride unicorn, my brain processed what it meant and I felt gross!

I have gay friends, support gay marriage and support people being being able to live in their truth. I support gay men not being forced onto women but instead being able to date and marry other lgbtq men. I also support them having pride month parades and celebrations.
Why do mainstream promotions of gay ‘pride’ make me feel uncomfortable?

I feel like when it’s mainstreamed and promoted it makes me question right vs. wrong and I need to get home and talk to God. I also feel like I need to stay out of that 1 pariticular grocery store.

Is something wrong with me? I don’t judge people or care about how they live but am uncomfortable with celebratory gay pride balloons once I realize what it’s celebrating :unsure:😔. I feel bad as I support the LGBTQ community but I’m uncomfortable with it being promoted as normal. It makes me confused on what’s wrong vs. right.
Gina, I'm dismayed at this whole thread. This is a Christian website--which means it focuses on Christianity. Christians base their belief system on the bible. I am surprised that no one has mentioned this in these threads. We can be friends with people in the world but we are not to say sin is ever okay. Adultery is not okay, lying is not okay, idolatry is not okay and a man lying with a man or a woman lying with a woman is not okay. This isn't an opinion -- this comes directly from the Word of God.

"He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created."--Genesis 5:2

"“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin."--Leviticus 18:22

"27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."--Romans 1:27

"9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."--1 Corinthians 6:9-11

"7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire."--Jude 5: 1-8

I'm sorry, but I just don't understand why anyone who is not a believer in Christ and his teachings is on this website.

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I don’t know why most Christians live a life of moral Christianity,God hasn’t called us to be morally upright though it’s good,true Christianity is not a list of things you should do or not do,but a call to fellowship with God through Christ his son,so what we do is not supposed to be based on what we think or others, but the way we relate with God is the only thing that is supposed to dictate what we do,will you continue painting pictures of your ex in a home where you have married a new wife????
 

Laura798

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Gina, I'm dismayed at this whole thread. This is a Christian website--which means it focuses on Christianity. Christians base their belief system on the bible. I am surprised that no one has mentioned this in these threads. We can be friends with people in the world but we are not to say sin is ever okay. Adultery is not okay, lying is not okay, idolatry is not okay and a man lying with a man or a woman lying with a woman is not okay. This isn't an opinion -- this comes directly from the Word of God.

"He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created."--Genesis 5:2

"“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin."--Leviticus 18:22

"27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."--Romans 1:27

"9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."--1 Corinthians 6:9-11

"7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire."--Jude 5: 1-8

I'm sorry, but I just don't understand why anyone who is not a believer in Christ and his teachings is on this website.

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I don’t know why most Christians live a life of moral Christianity,God hasn’t called us to be morally upright though it’s good,true Christianity is not a list of things you should do or not do,but a call to fellowship with God through Christ his son,so what we do is not supposed to be based on what we think or others, but the way we relate with God is the only thing that is supposed to dictate what we do,will you continue painting pictures of your ex in a home where you have married a new wife????
I don’t know why most Christians live a life of moral Christianity,God hasn’t called us to be morally upright though it’s good,true Christianity is not a list of things you should do or not do,but a call to fellowship with God through Christ his son,so what we do is not supposed to be based on what we think or others, but the way we relate with God is the only thing that is supposed to dictate what we do,will you continue painting pictures of your ex in a home where you have married a new wife????
Elights--we are told over and over again to OBEY. Jesus and the apostles were continuously admonishing the believers to adhere to the teaching of scripture--not in legalism, but in love--Jesus said , "If you love me you will keep my commandments."

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And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” --Matthew 19:17-19

"Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God."-1 Corinthians 7:19

Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Keep-The-Commandments

Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Keep-The-Commandments
 

Evmur

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It makes me feel uncomfortable. You know grocery stores have a balloon section near the front and check-out areas. Mostly birthday balloons or graduation or other holidays balloons. 1 of my local grocery stores had gay pride balloons all over the entrance during June pride month. June came and went thankfully. I went in recently this week and near the checkout stand is a large unicorn balloon with the gay rainbow on the horns. As I was checking out and looked up and saw the large pride unicorn, my brain processed what it meant and I felt gross!

I have gay friends, support gay marriage and support people being being able to live in their truth. I support gay men not being forced onto women but instead being able to date and marry other lgbtq men. I also support them having pride month parades and celebrations.
Why do mainstream promotions of gay ‘pride’ make me feel uncomfortable?

I feel like when it’s mainstreamed and promoted it makes me question right vs. wrong and I need to get home and talk to God. I also feel like I need to stay out of that 1 pariticular grocery store.

Is something wrong with me? I don’t judge people or care about how they live but am uncomfortable with celebratory gay pride balloons once I realize what it’s celebrating :unsure:😔. I feel bad as I support the LGBTQ community but I’m uncomfortable with it being promoted as normal. It makes me confused on what’s wrong vs. right.
Gina hi, I've in later years come to the view that we as disciples identify with Christ and keep His commands and that is the true bible believing position.

But the rest of society does not have this view, their life choices are different. If we want to be free then we have to accept their freedom also. Therefore alternative lifestyles are a social problem, not a church problem.

We pray about it. And nothing stops us from witnessing to Christ as and when the opportunity presents itself.

Our job is not to convict people of their sins ... that's the Holy Spirit's job.
 

Laura798

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I get what you’re saying however without the ability of gays to marry each other, they will be forced to pursue and marry straights. This is especially not healthy for women. diseases are bridged over to straight women that way!

in China, Africa and elsewhere where gay marriage is not allowed, there’s so many gay men married to women but not really ‘in’ the relationship. Some women suffer abuse or get diseases from their gay husbands sleeping with men behind their backs because the men are not really attracted to them but only marrying women because of societal expectations. Therefore, I support the right of gays to marry each other. I also believe all segments of society should be promoting a single lifetime partner and monogamy.

I think one can support that as well as be anti-discrimination for them as well, at the same time not ok with the promotion of homosexuality to the rest of society, and especially not to kids as ‘cool’!
Gina, I don't think this is a reasonable argument--and certainly has no foundation in Scripture which is where all Christian should look as the way and truth for their lives. It's like cities that hand out needles to heroin addicts as they believe they'll be less likely to spread disease. Both heterosexual men and women cheat on their spouses and spread disease. Heterosexuals abuse their spouses.
 

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Why are a large number of our churches blessing the abomination of gay marriages and the LGBT agenda? Because they want to be inclusive. What an awful mistake. Christ's churches should always welcome sinners, we are all sinners of some stripe or other. But our churches should never bless abominable gay marriage rites in their churches. It is an affront to God.

Being inclusive doesn't mean blessing the sin. Many of our brother/sister churches are way off track, not Christian nor Scriptural at all.
 

Icedaisey

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I don’t know why most Christians live a life of moral Christianity,God hasn’t called us to be morally upright though it’s good,true Christianity is not a list of things you should do or not do,but a call to fellowship with God through Christ his son,so what we do is not supposed to be based on what we think or others, but the way we relate with God is the only thing that is supposed to dictate what we do,will you continue painting pictures of your ex in a home where you have married a new wife????
Gina, is that you? Very familiar school of thought there.🤔
 
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It makes me feel uncomfortable. You know grocery stores have a balloon section near the front and check-out areas. Mostly birthday balloons or graduation or other holidays balloons. 1 of my local grocery stores had gay pride balloons all over the entrance during June pride month. June came and went thankfully. I went in recently this week and near the checkout stand is a large unicorn balloon with the gay rainbow on the horns. As I was checking out and looked up and saw the large pride unicorn, my brain processed what it meant and I felt gross!

I have gay friends, support gay marriage and support people being being able to live in their truth. I support gay men not being forced onto women but instead being able to date and marry other lgbtq men. I also support them having pride month parades and celebrations.
Why do mainstream promotions of gay ‘pride’ make me feel uncomfortable?

I feel like when it’s mainstreamed and promoted it makes me question right vs. wrong and I need to get home and talk to God. I also feel like I need to stay out of that 1 pariticular grocery store.

Is something wrong with me? I don’t judge people or care about how they live but am uncomfortable with celebratory gay pride balloons once I realize what it’s celebrating :unsure:😔. I feel bad as I support the LGBTQ community but I’m uncomfortable with it being promoted as normal. It makes me confused on what’s wrong vs. right.
I find this baffling. How can any child of God be confused on what is wrong vs. right? Biblically it isn’t considered even just wrong, it’s a capital offence! Biologically it goes against natural reproductive order and physical health (anal sex). You don’t have to get into their faces and preach they’re sinners because they should know. It’s not sin to be attracted to the same sex. If you are a follower of Christ and a child of God it is an undebatable truth, you can’t act on it! Any church that marries homosexuals is not a Christian church, plain and simple. If you are having moral conflict with the LGBTQ movement, good. We aren’t supposed to hate people but we can hate sin. Their blatant affront to God is obvious. Supporting those who oppose the Lord, aligns you as His enemy. I can see why you are troubled. If I was cheering for God’s enemy, I would be troubled too!
 
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Of course it’s abnormal and not moral, but there’s always been and will always be gender dysphoria, feminine men and people wired in their brain to have same-sex attraction. Society should acknowledge that, but my discomfort comes from the feeling that some want to mainstream and pretend it’s normal or to be celebrated. I get that you’re saying gay marriage is an attempt to normalize it but I don’t see any other way to not have gay men pushed onto women. You have some guys who have spent their teens and college years having sex with other guys, some of them end up with HIV and other stds. these guys should not forced by society to marry women! I do get what point you’re making though.
There is no ‘straight pride’ though, so if we promote rainbows as a celebration of gay life and promote celebrating homosexuality, this will blur the lines of wrong vs. right to society!
Nobody is forcing gay people to marry straight people. I think the lawyers pushed gay marriage so they could increase the divorce rate. More money!
 
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Money does not change what was not there already.
Money absolutely changes people. The only thing that is there already is the serotonin and dopamine responses. Our God given response to pleasure, originally programmed to repeat activities like eating glucose to ensure we survive, having sex, to make sure our species survives and acceptance because we are pack animals. Society especially, moves the normal range at which our serotonin receptors accept these chemicals or resist them. Money is probably the greatest variable.
 

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It makes me feel uncomfortable. You know grocery stores have a balloon section near the front and check-out areas. Mostly birthday balloons or graduation or other holidays balloons. 1 of my local grocery stores had gay pride balloons all over the entrance during June pride month. June came and went thankfully. I went in recently this week and near the checkout stand is a large unicorn balloon with the gay rainbow on the horns. As I was checking out and looked up and saw the large pride unicorn, my brain processed what it meant and I felt gross!

I have gay friends, support gay marriage and support people being being able to live in their truth. I support gay men not being forced onto women but instead being able to date and marry other lgbtq men. I also support them having pride month parades and celebrations.
Why do mainstream promotions of gay ‘pride’ make me feel uncomfortable?

I feel like when it’s mainstreamed and promoted it makes me question right vs. wrong and I need to get home and talk to God. I also feel like I need to stay out of that 1 pariticular grocery store.

Is something wrong with me? I don’t judge people or care about how they live but am uncomfortable with celebratory gay pride balloons once I realize what it’s celebrating :unsure:😔. I feel bad as I support the LGBTQ community but I’m uncomfortable with it being promoted as normal. It makes me confused on what’s wrong vs. right.
All that makes you uncomfortable because practicing the gay lifestyle is sin. It is not a sin to have same sex temptation until one gives into it.
 

Icedaisey

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All that makes you uncomfortable because practicing the gay lifestyle is sin. It is not a sin to have same sex temptation until one gives into it.
One wonders how inanimate merchandise makes her uncomfortable but knowing and hanging with pda gays doesn't.

I believe in gay marriage. But a Mylar rainbow unicorn balloon makes me uncomfortable? 🎈🥺
 

MatthewWestfieldUK

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Least the store is open, u can agree to disagree.
What offends me, is when supposedly 'model citizen ' businessmen at church turn out to be the most tax dodging liars ever.
 

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It makes me feel uncomfortable. You know grocery stores have a balloon section near the front and check-out areas. Mostly birthday balloons or graduation or other holidays balloons. 1 of my local grocery stores had gay pride balloons all over the entrance during June pride month. June came and went thankfully. I went in recently this week and near the checkout stand is a large unicorn balloon with the gay rainbow on the horns. As I was checking out and looked up and saw the large pride unicorn, my brain processed what it meant and I felt gross!

I have gay friends, support gay marriage and support people being being able to live in their truth. I support gay men not being forced onto women but instead being able to date and marry other lgbtq men. I also support them having pride month parades and celebrations.
Why do mainstream promotions of gay ‘pride’ make me feel uncomfortable?

I feel like when it’s mainstreamed and promoted it makes me question right vs. wrong and I need to get home and talk to God. I also feel like I need to stay out of that 1 pariticular grocery store.

Is something wrong with me? I don’t judge people or care about how they live but am uncomfortable with celebratory gay pride balloons once I realize what it’s celebrating :unsure:😔. I feel bad as I support the LGBTQ community but I’m uncomfortable with it being promoted as normal. It makes me confused on what’s wrong vs. right.
Focus on your own sin and need for repentance. Leave the sin of others to them.
 

Magenta

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I get what you’re saying however without the ability of gays to marry each other, they will be forced to pursue and marry straights.
I find this repeated assertion disturbing, because it is false :oops:

OP is now a guest... and not posted here since Monday, I think ;)