The Dark Side of Christianity: How Patriarchy Has Hijacked Jesus’ Teachings

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The teachings of Jesus Christ and the patriarchal development of Christianity have been a subject of much debate and discussion throughout history. While Christ’s teachings emphasized equality, compassion, and love, the patriarchal development of Christianity has often been used to justify discrimination and oppression, particularly against women.

Christ’s teachings, as recorded in the New Testament, emphasized the importance of love, compassion, and equality. He challenged the social norms and cultural customs of his time, speaking out against the oppression of the poor and marginalized, and advocating for the dignity and worth of all people, regardless of their social status or background.

However, despite these teachings, the early Christian Church was heavily influenced by patriarchal values and norms, and over time, the development of Christianity became increasingly patriarchal in nature. The leadership of the Church became dominated by men, and women were excluded from positions of authority and power. Moreover, patriarchal interpretations of scripture were used to justify the subjugation of women and to maintain patriarchal systems of oppression.

This patriarchal development of Christianity has had significant consequences for women, who have been excluded from the highest levels of religious authority, denied access to education and leadership opportunities, and subjected to discrimination and oppression based on their gender. For example, throughout history, women have been denied the right to vote, own property, and access education, all in the name of religious piety and obedience.

Moreover, the patriarchal development of Christianity has also contributed to the perpetuation of gender-based violence, as women are often blamed for their own abuse and exploitation, and the roots of violence are not acknowledged or addressed. This has led to a culture of silence and shame around gender-based violence, making it more difficult for women to access support and resources.

In conclusion, the teachings of Jesus Christ emphasized equality, compassion, and love, but the patriarchal development of Christianity has often been used to justify discrimination and oppression, particularly against women. It is important to recognize the patriarchal roots of Christianity and to work towards creating a more equitable and just world, where all people are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their gender or background. This requires a critical examination of patriarchal norms and values within religious institutions, as well as a commitment to promoting equality and justice for all people.

The Debate Continues: Christianity and Gay Rights – Is the Church’s Stance Changing



The rise in suicide rates among Christian gay children is a growing concern that has been receiving increasing attention in recent years. Studies have shown that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are at a significantly higher risk for suicide and self-harm than their non-LGBT peers. This is particularly true for Christian gay children, who may feel a sense of conflict between their faith and their sexual orientation, leading to feelings of isolation, rejection, and hopelessness.

One of the main reasons for the high suicide rate among Christian gay children is the fact that many are not able to reconcile their faith with their sexual orientation. This can lead to feelings of shame and guilt, as well as a sense of being rejected by both their faith community and the larger society. Studies have shown that LGBT youth who have a positive sense of identity and a supportive community are less likely to attempt suicide. However, many Christian gay children may not have a positive sense of identity because they are rejected by the church, and may also be rejected by their family and friends.

Another reason for the high suicide rate among Christian gay children is the fact that they may be subjected to bullying and discrimination at school. LGBT youth are disproportionately targeted by bullies, who may use anti-LGBT language and slurs to demean and intimidate them. This can lead to feelings of isolation, depression, and hopelessness. Studies have shown that LGBT youth who experience bullying are at an increased risk for suicide.

The church also plays a major role in the high suicide rate among Christian gay children. Many churches and religious organizations hold the belief that being gay is a sin, and that homosexual behavior is morally wrong. This view can lead to feelings of rejection, shame and guilt among Christian gay children. This harmful belief also leads to exclusion from the faith community and lack of support from their families and friends.

Additionally, the lack of support from families and friends can also contribute to the high suicide rate among Christian gay children. Some parents may react negatively to their child’s sexual orientation, and may even disown or reject them. This can lead to feelings of abandonment and hopelessness, as well as a lack of support for their mental and emotional well-being.

However, it is important to note that there are also many Christians and Christian organizations that are working to create a more accepting and supportive environment for LGBT youth. These organizations provide a safe and welcoming space for Christian gay children, and offer resources and support to help them navigate the

The church that I go to does accept LGBT as members and welcomes with open arms anyone. Jesus stated to Love your neighbor as yourself. It is my belief that God created people who happen to be gay. So it is not our job to judge God.

The issue of gay rights and acceptance within the Christian community has been a contentious one for many years. On one hand, many Christians believe that being gay is a sin and that homosexual behavior is morally wrong. On the other hand, there are many Christians who believe that being gay is not a choice and that people should be able to live their lives as they see fit, without fear of persecution or discrimination.

One of the main arguments against gay rights and acceptance within the Christian community is based on the Bible. Many Christians believe that the Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin and that it is an abomination in the eyes of God. They cite passages such as Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:26-27 as evidence for this belief. However, there are many other Christians who interpret these passages differently and believe that they do not necessarily condemn homosexuality.

Another argument against gay rights and acceptance within the Christian community is that it goes against traditional Christian values and teachings. Many Christians believe that marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman and that allowing same-sex couples to marry would fundamentally change the nature of marriage. They also believe that allowing gay people to adopt children would not be in the best interests of the children.

On the other hand, there are many Christians who believe that gay rights and acceptance is in line with the teachings of Jesus. They argue that Jesus taught love and acceptance for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation. They also point to the fact that Jesus never spoke out against homosexuality, and that he never condemned gay people.

Additionally, many Christians who support gay rights and acceptance point to the fact that gay people are often marginalized and discriminated against in society. They argue that it is not right to discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation, and that Christians should be working to end discrimination and promote equality for all people.

Another important aspect to consider is how gay people are often rejected and isolated by their families and communities. This is a major problem for gay people and it is not only a moral issue but also a psychological one. Discrimination and isolation can lead to poor mental health, suicide and other problems.

There are also Christians who believe that the church should be a welcoming and accepting place for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation. They argue that the church should be a place where all people can feel loved and accepted, and that rejecting gay people goes against the teachings of Jesus.

In conclusion, the issue of gay rights and acceptance within the Christian community is a complex one that has many different perspectives. While many Christians believe that being gay is a sin and that homosexual behavior is morally wrong, there are also many Christians who believe that being gay is not a choice and that people should be able to live their lives as they see fit, without fear of persecution or discrimination. Ultimately, the most important thing is to treat all people with love and respect, and to work towards a society where everyone is treated as equals, regardless of their sexual orientation.

The Greatest Commandment
Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”…


Families and the Church

One of the most unusual acts Jesus did during his ministry was to give attention to children. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”(Mark 10:14) This was an unusual act in the children like women were scene in terms of property. Living in a paternalistic Jewish society, talking to women and even children were not the status quo. Even today an orthodox Rabbi or Muslim Imam is not allowed to shake hands with women who are not of their family. When the Bible mentioned head-counts of attendance, the women or children are never counted.

A female leader of a church informed me that she did not approve of a female minister. “It was not Biblical.” Yet this was the same person who was delighted by her pastor years ago to receive a leadership role in her church, she thought her days as leader in the church was over because she was divorced. It was not long ago that people with mental illness were considered demon possessed. The Christian church had to revise their piety on divorce because 40 to 50 percent of the people in the US are divorced.

Today, the Christian church is still split over women roles and acceptance of various sexual preferences. More women are running for political office than ever before. Soon the Christian church will realize that they are on the wrong side of history. Without women leaders in the future, the Church will die. Jesus did not see an unclean woman at the well but a precious soul. Women are not becoming the bread winner and men are becoming the care givers. Embrace the change, Jesus did.