I’ve always known that governments, laws and legislation that criminalized homosexuality were wrong.
In light of Uganda’s actions and even the struggle that is going on in the United States surrounding same-sex marriage and other issues regarding homosexuality, I found this excellent article written by Russell Moore and Andrew Walker.
Governments “that single out persons for harassment and fear of their lives represent, in our view, a State that has overstepped its bounds drastically and unjustly. And in our view, repressive regimes that target homosexuals fall into this category.”
“Not everything that is sinful should be a crime. The Bible tells us that God has given authority to the state to maintain order and to carry out punishment of “wrongdoers” by the sword (Rom. 13:4). Clearly, “wrongdoers” here isn’t equated with “sinners.” Since we believe all of us are sinners (Rom. 3:23), the jails would be full and the streets empty because there would be none left unprosecuted, no not one.”
The devil has come to kill and to destroy.
I encourage you to read the entire article: What Should Christians Think of Governments That Criminalize Homosexuality?