An Atheist’s Parable: The Evangelical and the Gay Man

 

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A rich Evangelical Christian was walking on the street in a large city in the dead of winter.

On the way, he found a young man, alone and homeless and shivering from the cold.

“Come,” said the Evangelical. “Get on your feet and follow me, and you will be warm for all of your days.”

And the young man got on his feet and followed him.

An a little further along, the Evangelical came across an old man, curled up in a doorway and shivering from the cold.

“Come out from that doorway,” said the Evangelical. “Follow me and you will be warm for all of your days.”

And the old man stood up and followed him.

And as they neared the place where the Evangelical lived, they came across a woman with her child, lying on a mat by the river and shivering with the cold.

“Come,” said the Evangelical. “Pick up your mat and follow me, and you and your child will be warm for the rest of your days.”

And the woman picked up her mat and followed him.

So they walked on until they reached the mansion where the Evangelical lived. It was filled with light and warmth and good food to eat.

The Evangelical stopped on the doorway and looked at his followers.

“The Master of this house is a good man, but just,” he said. “All you need to do to enter is confess your sins and he will forgive you.”

The woman and child stepped forward. “My child was not born in wedlock,” said the woman. “My parents threw us out and I have stolen food to feed us.”

“Come,” said the Evangelical. “Your sins are forgiven. Now you shall be warm for all of your days.”
And the young woman entered the house.

The old man stepped forward. “I’m a veteran of many wars,” he said. “I have killed innocent people and stolen land. I have raped and hurt others. I am not worthy to enter the house.”

“Your sins are forgiven,” said the Evangelical. “Now you shall be warm for all of your days.”

And the old man entered the house.

Finally the young man, the first to follow the Evangelical, stepped forward.

“I do not know if this matters to your Master, but I am gay.” he said.

“Your sins are forgiven,” said the Evangelical. “Now you shall be warm for all of your days.”

And he took the young gay man out back to the woodshed, locked him inside, and set it on fire.

 

The End

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One thought on “An Atheist’s Parable: The Evangelical and the Gay Man

  1. Where is the post-script where the progressive christian goes ‘tsk, tsk, tsk’ and then goes and sits down at the table with him?

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