The University of Louisiana created a buzz by adding a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangender Studies minor to its offerings. Many Christians are up in arms over the new LGBT minor. But I am pumped.
Now, no Christian on campus can say they don't know how to start a conversation about the Gospel. And only the Gospel changes hearts. We can sit on our religious, condemning high horse. Or, we can season our speech with grace. Salty speech makes people thirsty.
Here's how it works:
"I go to UL."
"Oh, really? What do you think of the new minor they're offering there?"
"What new minor?"
"The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangender Studies minor. Do you think that's a good idea?"
"Well, I think people should believe whatever they want to believe."
"Really? Can I go to your house and take everything you own, then? Since I believe that's right for me."
"Of course not. Because you don't really believe that statement. It's wrong to do bad things. Would you consider yourself to be a good person?"
And off you go.
Somebody else says, "Man, I drove by UL today, and the traffic was horrible."
"Yeah, Johnston Street can be pretty rough. So, have you heard of the new minor UL's offering? What do you think of it?"
Just like before, in 30 seconds, you're not talking about homosexuality at all. You're talking about relativism. 30 seconds later, you're taking him through the law and the Gospel.
"I can't wait for the big game! Geaux Cajuns!"
"Me either! I don't know how this season will live up to last season, but I can't wait to find out! Hey, so what do you think of that new minor they're offering at UL?"
"Hey, I heard in the news that UL's offering a new minor: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangender Studies. Have you heard about that? What do you think about that?"
... and it's a short trip to the Gospel from there.
Let's not be Pharisees. Let's be salty.