I understand that actress Ellen Page called out Chris Pratt for attending an 'infamously' anti-LGBTQ church. While not commenting on his specific church, I am trying to get my head around this common secular logic which they seem to apply to just about any local church or school which takes the Bible seriously.
Wouldn't it actually be anti-LGBTQ to EXCLUDE those who identify as LGBTQ by withholding the gospel from them? More and more people like Page assume that declaring the gospel to LGBTQ people is somehow discriminatory, but the opposite it true - it is radically inclusive. It is actually the same gospel that we all need for our sins. Jesus did not die for good people but for sinners like me. So no one is being singled out as if some deserved God's grace but others do not. Theologically conservative churches (like mine) do not exclude any people from any nation with any sin, who by grace, willing come to Christ to be saved from it. And that's why we have sinners of all types in our pews. It seems what people (like Page) are offended by is that LGBTQ is even classified as sin to begin with. These false narratives are really a kind of tactic and grandstanding that is getting really boring.
The same kind of talk about Christians discriminating can be found in recent articles by the Washington Post and other secular media outlets. They assume, wrongly, that schools such as the one Karen Pence is teaching at is somehow going out of their way to discriminate against LGBTQ people. This would be true if this were to only sin they these schools targeting and would not allow to be active on campus, but everyone knows this clearly isn't the case. In a majority of these institutions, teachers and students would be, and frequently are, disciplined for many types of sin. No serious theologically conservative Christian school would tolerate someone on their staff who lived in habitual sin. It is hardly limited to this one. Hey media. Stop obsessing over this. We only bring it up because you do.