Concerned Women For America legal counsel Mario Diaz is not pleased with Christian pundits who have come out in opposition to the new spate of state-level measures that would allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples.
In a Christian Post column today, Diaz accuses these discrimination opponents of ignoring Jesus’ example (Would Jesus “deliver a blessing” at a same-sex wedding? “I suspect not”).
Diaz also expresses concern for gay people themselves, writing that getting married will make it “more difficult to ever escape” their “sinful lifestyle. “
After discussing the case of a baker who did not want to provide a cake for a same-sex “wedding,” because he feels he would be encouraging the celebration of sin, Powers concludes, “‘What would Jesus do?’ I think he’d bake the cake.” I think it would help her to see more clearly if she would have used Jesus’ real profession for the comparison. Jesus was a teacher, a preacher, a religious leader. Does she believe Jesus would go to the wedding to deliver a blessing (i.e., offer His services)? I suspect not.
But somehow, if you are a photographer, she thinks you should be forced, under penalty of law, to go and bless the union by using your talents to portray them in some amazing, inspiring pictures.
She confuses ministering to sinners with encouraging sinners in their sinfulness. The point of Christ’s miracles (and His service) was salvation. Isn’t it interesting that He would heal them and say, “Your sins are forgiven”? What does that have to do with anything? It has to do with a spirit of repentance. But there is no such spirit of repentance involved in homosexuals cementing their sin through a marital-like commitment. In fact, it is the opposite of that; it will make it more difficult for them to ever escape that lifestyle – very clearly a sinful lifestyle in the eyes of our Lord. But perhaps Powers is not that clear about that, either.