I like Apple. I have an iPhone, iPad and own a few shares of Apple stock. Their products are excellent and innovative. Tim Cook is Apple's CEO. He succeeded Steve Jobs, who was possibly the greatest CEO in business history. Jobs led Apple from near bankruptcy to becoming the world's most valuable publicly traded company - Apple's turnaround is considered the greatest in business history.
Like myself, Tim Cook is from Alabama. He attended Auburn University and was mentored by Steve Jobs. Tim Cook's announcement on TV news tonight was he's a homosexual. Cook even claimed being gay is, "among the greatest gifts God has given me." He's the first Fortune 500 CEO in America to publicly declare he's gay. As I was watching this, I thought, "Is this news?"
What do Bible-believing Christians make of this? How do you respond to "news" that the most influential CEO is gay?
First, evangelical Christians must realize the battle isn't against our culture. We must become influencers of culture. We must boldly proclaim what God has said about homosexuality - every time it's mentioned or referenced in Scripture, it's condemned.
Second, Christians must be cautious of their approach towards homosexuals. The homosexual community has been somewhat successful in deceiving people in thinking that evangelical Christians are all like members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas - angry protesters screaming, "God hates fags!" The Gospel is attractive and allows repentance and restoration for everyone who believes, including gays. This is exciting news for anyone struggling with same-sex attraction. No one is beyond change and redemption.
Third, always remember that the real sin in a homosexual's life is unbelief. If a homosexual is transformed by the Gospel - their sexual orientation will change. They will change from living to please themselves to living to please God.
Our duty as Christians is to show the homosexual community that a passionate devotion to Christ saves them from their sin and will save them from future temptation.