At the very least I'm thinking of getting him off my Facebook page. So a little backstory. This friend used to work with me when i worked @ my previous job. He's a good guy and we got along well. He was there when another friend of ours got fired suddenly. He got a full time job as a youth minister and from all i've heard he is very good at it and really feels like he is where he belongs. When we worked together he never made any statements that made me think he had any nasty feelings towards gays or anything like that. Well let's fast forward a bit. When the federal court struck down the same sex marriage ban in Oklahoma he was on Facebook, clutching his pearls about the slippery slope and what the Bible says. He actually said i didn't know Jesus when i said that Jesus never said anything about gays and i needed to be taught Scripture. Well that was a red flag. Now he just posted a story from the Washington Times story about how the athiest director turned the Noah story into a secualr tale where Noah was the first enviormentalist and God is never mentioned.(http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/…). First off, if you're going to do a Bible movie and not mention God, what is the point? That said, it is what it is. So of course he's upset about this. My thoughts are...

A. It's an adaptation. there were allways going to be changes made for the sake of adapting it to the big screen. If it bothers you that much don't go see it. It isn't as if the Bible will be going away and the origonal tale disappearing. That's a reason why i don't do the whole evangelical thing. By this point everyone knows who Jesus is. I don't need to teach people about the Lord. They know and will make up thier own minds. What i can do is act like the Lord commands as an inspiration which leads to...

B. Aren't there enough problems you could be tackeling? I mean, it's a silly summer movie that will probably get panned for being big, loud and dumb. If you have that much energy to post these articles ( and belive me, this isn't the first), can't you find time for other things? Spend time at a food pantry or a veterans home or a orphanage? Actually serve the poor and needy like Jesus said to do? I'll be honest, i should be doing more those tihngs myself. There are a lot of community projects I could do either in conjunction with my church or on my own. Otoh I'm not the one bitching about a movie on Facebook. Speaking of bitching....

C. Lastly, KNOCK OFF THE FUCKING PERSECUTION COMPLEX. My aunt does this to and it makes me mad but since i live with her for now until i get married and she has done so much for me i tend to let it slide. It's always little things like when the reporter made a little laugh at Kevin Durant in a post game interview for saying he's skill was from God. She shouldn't have laughed but it wasn't a huge deal and it was forgotten about quickly. But things like that. Now she's family and it's how she is and i've learned to kind of side eye it and move on. She never makes any bigoted statements towards gays or POC. But that being said, it is a bit annoying. And it's not true. There is no Christian persecution. It does not exist. I know he knows better and it makes me wonder what he is teaching the kids in his youth ministry.

So there ya go. Maybe it's not bad enough to warrant a full cutoff but it's getting on my nerves bigtime. I know he won't listen to me since apparently i don't really know Jesus or Scripture like he does. And I'm sure our differences when it comes to same sex marriage aren't going to help. But when he's not preaching he can be a nice guy and I don't want to just dump him without giving him a chance but I don't see anything changeing. Any advice?