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What should a Christian say if someone asks, “Do you believe gay people are going to hell because they’re gay?”

We should say, “Let’s back up a bit. Do you know why Jesus came?”

Their answer will indicate where you should go next. If they actually say, “To die for our sins,” then you can ask, “Who are these sinners He died for?”

You can then explain to them that everybody—everybody—is a sinner. Jesus told us that if we hate people, it’s like committing murder. He said that if a man looks at a woman with lust in his heart, it’s the same as if he’s committing adultery. Everyone is a sinner—including you and the person asking the question. Everybody has lied. No one has loved God like he should, with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength. We have all failed.

So, should gays be discriminated against? No. Should a man who looks at a woman with lust in his heart be discriminated against?

Should gays be hated? No. Should people who hate others be hated?

So, are gay people sinners? Yep. So is everybody else. We’re all in the same boat. We all need to be forgiven. None of us are able to come into God’s presence in our own righteousness—we don’t have any. Only Jesus can supply that righteousness.

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