While driving home from church this morning, my wife and I began talking about sin and the association of it to the one committing it. As we talked, Hannah brought up a point that had never even entered my mind. Christians tend to be double-minded (at least in their actions) regarding the sin of homosexuality and the sins that we commit everyday. If someone is living a lifestyle engaging in the act of homosexuality, we apply the label “gay” to them. When we do this we are blending the sin of the individual with the individual making them one. However, if someone is engaging in other sexual sins, let us say pornography, we do not label them as a pornographer. What I believe my wife was getting at is this, when we start labeling people according to their sin, we end up treating the person as if they were the sin itself and not simply a slave to it. Therefore, we ought not to call someone living a homosexual lifestyle “gay”, but rather we should refer to them as “people struggling with the sin of homosexuality.” This is not to say that we should accept their lifestyle as anything other than sinful, but that we should make distinctions between the person and the sin in which they are involved. I would not want to be called a pornographer because I struggle with this sin, likewise, we shouldn’t label people according to their sin.