Demonizing is the least attractive characteristic of the Christian or any other faith. Pointing fingers at some group and giving it the label of sinner does not go unnoticed and hurts the faith’s message. I know it is not everyone in the faith who does this, just too many.
The two most popular demonizations are of gays and of women who need abortions. The link is by an orthodox rabbi but his thinking seems applicable to Christianity as well.
When I issued the first Gay Awareness Proclamation, I received a letter from a prominent journalist in our community. He wrote that since homosexuality was condemned by both the Christian and Jewish faith communities, I as a Mayor should not speak in favor of homosexuals.
He, even though a journalist, had not done his homework. Homosexuality is not condemned universally by both faiths. The parts that do condemn should stop it this Christmas.
Abortion is another place some of the faithful could help their cause this Christmas. They should mind their own business and decide it is not their duty to make decisions for others.
Abortions have been performed since the beginning of human history it is believed. About the same number are performed now as was the case before Roe v Wade.
Abortions are performed because women, and often the men in their lives, see no other choice. So, this Christmas would be a nice time for anti abortion activists to stop demonizing women and their doctors.