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Re: “Harding responds on blocking gay website

I agree many Christians claim to be something they are not, we all should love, we should not be hypocrites at any cost. We should not hold ourselves above any other belief or anything, that is not what God called us to do. I also agree the site was created as a cry for help, but I think the way they presented themselves was uncalled for in that they degraded the entire university. There is an uprising in the school, the writers have clearly caused what they wanted and have gained attention, if there is bullying I think it should be addressed, no homo/hetero deserves any bullying. I do not however believe Harding has turned its back on any gay students, Dr. Burks clearly stated that bullying is not tollerated no matter who the target be because that is not the Christian way of life. The site was blocked for many reasons, we are a private college, the articles were not approved and degraded Harding, even mocking the theme. No one makes students go here, the contract in the student handbook is clear to all, you can find students who break many of those rules, they still CHOSE to attend Harding. Some rules are ridiculous especially if you do not agree with the ways of the Bible, however if you are a student you go into this university knowing the rules and the consequences of breaking them. Christians all over the world disagree on gay rights, abortion, warfare, and many big headliners. As Christians we are to put those opinions aside and find commonground in the fact that God is our Father, who sent his one and only Son to save us from our sins. You can find people in every religion who don't practice what they preach, no one is perfect. However, you should not judge and assume i am not "getting to the love making", I like to believe that I am doing that to my best ability. At this point, all we can do is pray that the gays at Harding University will not be bullied, just as we pray every night for others who struggle with sins here on campus. We are all in need of prayers. I would like to say that in all harshness on this page, as a Christian, I do love you. The love I have for each and every one of you is love that encourages you to say what you believe in, just as I am doing it, but I pray you do it with manners and respect as I hope I am. No sense in being harsh, the world is harsh enough already. Love everyone.

Posted by mbaker8 on 03/04/2011 at 2:04 AM

Re: “Harding responds on blocking gay website

I attend Harding University. I am friends with sinners, I am a sinner myself; As is everyone. I believe as a Christian, we are to love everyone. That comes from the Bible. We do not judge, that is up to God and God only. It pains me that students that are gay get bullied, I personally have never witnessed this but no school, place, thing, or person is perfect; therefor it doesn't suprise me there is a fault in the university. Being gay, is a sin, just as getting drunk, abusing, adultry, even the slightest hint of a sin like a white lie. All sins are to be treated equally. God doesn't condemn to Hell, he loves us all, regardless of how we treat him and if we choose not to love him back. I have a best friend whom is gay, and I love him as any other friend. I wish the people who have created and participated in this site would have chosen a different route to go about this. The vulgarity and degrading of Harding is why they blocked the site, if those of you accusing Harding of being awful care so much, you should inform yourself by watching Dr. Burks commentary during chapel this morning. It was respectful, and talked about the manner as it should be discussed. He clearly said that the bullying needs to end, and that many were unaware of it even happening. The teacher mentioned in the writing was very out of line, but we all are out of line in some aspect. No one person is completely right, as the chapel devo today stated, major issues including gay discussions, should not break the unity of God's people. John 13:34-35 reads "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you LOVE ONE ANOTHER."

Posted by mbaker8 on 03/03/2011 at 11:26 PM


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