Lance Bass’s mother says “Bye, Bye, Bye” to homophobia in the church

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Lance Bass at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas - Photo by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, via Flickr (

Lance Bass at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas - Photo by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, via Flickr (

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Growing up in the late ’90s and early aughts, I didn’t know a single girl who didn’t try to learn every move to the “Bye, Bye, Bye” dancer, or who wouldn’t have given her right arm to run her fingers through Justin Timberlake’s spring-curled hair. (The arm/finger thing might have presented a problem, but that […]

  • Thank you Diane Bass for being a respectable, authentic Christian and mother.

  • Doc Anthony

    There are other mothers out there (and daddies, and siblings, and aunties, and uncles, and grammas, and grampas) who are also respectable authentic loving Christians and forever unconditional-loving.

    AND, though it’s not always easy, those same mothers/daddies etc don’t shy away from privately and publicly agreeing, affirming, and committing to the love of Christ as expressed in 1 Cor. 10:13 and 1 Cor. 6:9-11 if they are somehow asked for a response,

    They lovingly, caringly, carefully affirm God’s Word without hesitation, and give out a lifetime of unconditional love and prayer mixed with the incomparable healing power of Jesus Christ, even if it takes a lifetime or beyond to see the final results of that affirmation.

  • John McGrath

    Does anyone else get the impression that religion exits primarily to give people a “holy obligation” to hate?

  • The Christian Church and of America roots are based upon the belief that God is the Creator of all life (Ps. 139), and all persons are of equal worth in God’s sight, and deserving of equal respect by each other. But, evidently, not all people are the same (e.g. male/female, IQ, genetic limitations, etc.). There is no reason to disparage persons born with a variant sexual orientation. – However, the Biblical revelation proscribes intimate sexual relations only within the context of marriage between a man and a woman – prohibiting thereby any sexual relations between unmarried heterosexuals (co-habitation, prostitution, and other lascivious behavior – e.g. pole dancing, lap dancing – that is unchaste and encourages immoral actions). It also proscribes homosexual relations, with the same effects. Thus it is not discriminatory because of either orientation – the same rule applies to all across the board. It is notable that when Jesus addressed marriage and “eunuchs” (some made by God) that he does not, in a “but I say unto you” moment, offer a relaxation of the Law for eunuchs – as he allowed that divorce was permissible in extreme case, e.g. adultery.

  • wilton rey

    Lev. 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”1

    Lev. 20:13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them”

    1 Cor. 6:9-10, 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

    Rom. 1:26-28, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.

    EPHESIANS 5:6 Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him.