Hate group leader Matt Barber has probably put the Trevor Project on high alert thanks to a horrifically dangerous and condescending message to gay teens that he's penned.
In a proselytizing message of hope hate, Matt instructs who he refers to as "gay" teens to ignore how god made them so that said god doesn't damn them and their loved ones to an eternity of torture.
I love you. I neither judge you nor condemn you. I accept you and I would die for you. But you are not 'gay.'
Yes, you may be physically attracted to people of the same sex, but how you act on those attractions is entirely your choice. Who you are – your identity – is not defined by your sexual feelings, temptations or behaviors. The difference between who you are and what you feel or do is as the difference between night and day.
Here is who you are: You are a wonderful, beautiful, precious human being created in the image and likeness of the one righteous and Holy God of the universe.
You are priceless. But you are flawed – you are a sinner. Homosexual behavior is always wrong – demonstrably and absolutely wrong. Period.
God’s word also says that when we sin sexually, it’s particularly egregious because our bodies are the temple of Christ. This separation from God – a natural result of sexual sin – can lead to depression and even despair.
If you feel such despair, know this: it is not “homophobia” causing it, as adult enablers might tell you, but, rather, it is the sin itself that causes it (or struggling alone, absent Christ, with the temptation to sin). [...]
If you continue down this wide, empty path, make no mistake: it will not “get better.”
It gets much, much worse. [...]
Kids, take your sexual confusion – your struggle with sin – to Christ.
No one else can give you rest.
Let's paraphrase one of the key misleading messages from the bigot:
"That depression and inadequacy you feel is actually not caused by people like me telling you that you're an abomination, it's caused by my interpretation of the Bible."
I don't even think Matt is attempting to help anyone here. It is clear not just by the content but by the scare quotes around "gay" teens that his only mission is to stoke the flames of hatred and bigotry. Maybe he's hoping to instill a sense of self-hatred early in the lives of LGBT youths in the off chance they end up like him?