Dolly Parton Condemns Christians for Being Against Gay Sex


I don’t expect Dolly Parton to be a theologian, but you don’t have to be one when you read what the Bible says about same-sex sexuality. Once a person appeals to God for something, that person is stuck with God’s opinion on that something. Of course, even if a person does not appeal to God, that person is still stuck with what God says on the subject.

The Bible condemns same-sex sexuality in no uncertain terms.

In an interview with Billboard, Parton described her humble beginnings and how she’s mostly the same girl who came to Nashville decades ago, except maybe for the wigs, plastic surgery, and some silicon.

About midway through the interview, Billboard asked the following question of Dolly:

Dollywood attracts lots of church groups, but it has also become a draw for the LGBT community. What does that say about you?

LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered. It seems that entertainment magazines can’t stop talking about homosexuality. A person is either in or out based on his or her view of same-sex sexuality. It’s the “Open Sesame” of entry into the liberal cabal. Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich found that out the hard way, as have other prominent actors, patrons of the arts, and your average business owners whose opinions on the subject are regarded by Parton and others as adversarial.

Here is Dolly’s response:

It’s a place for entertainment, a place for all families, period. It’s for all that. But as far as the Christians, if people want to pass judgment, they’re already sinning. The sin of judging is just as bad as any other sin they might say somebody else is committing. I try to love everybody.

Homosexuality is about a particular type of sexual behavior. Homosexuality is what people do, not what they are. Why is it impermissible to judge that behavior? We judge other types of sexual behavior: adultery, wife swapping, incest, pedophilia, public displays of indecency, polygamy, etc.

Then Dolly Parton says that to judge somebody’s sexual behavior is “sinning.” She said, “The sin of judging is just as bad as any other sin they might say somebody else is committing.” Who says this? She’s most like pointing to something Jesus said, and like so many, misquoting it:

“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you” (Matt. 7:1-2).

Is it always wrong to be judgmental? According to Dolly Parton’s own practice it’s not since she judges Christians who hold up God’s moral authority that same-sex relationships are immoral. She calls judging same-sex sexuality as “sinning.” That’s a moral judgment. Why is it OK for her to judge but not people who disagree with those who engage in an immoral lifestyle and tell the world that it’s OK?

Dolly Parton does not “completely love and accept . . . all people.” I doubt that she accepts obnoxious fans and someone who might try to sneak into Dollywood without paying. She might love them, but she most likely doesn’t love what they do. Homosexuality is about “doing.”

Jesus did not say “don’t judge” (Matt. 7:1). He did say, however, to be consistent in judging. Use the same standard of judgment for yourself as you use for others (7:2). He tells us not to “judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24).

According to Jesus, there’s a right way and wrong way to judge, but there is no teaching found in the Bible that says we are never to judge. Jesus judged the woman caught in the act of adultery by telling her, “From now on sin no more.” (John 8:11). Why would He say this to her if He was not judging what she did as a sin? Jesus held similar convictions in his encounter with the Samaritan woman (John 4:15-18).

The apostle Paul makes a moral judgment regarding a particular sexual relationship: “It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife” (1 Cor. 5:1; Lev. 18:8; Deut. 22:30; 27:20).

She went on to say:

They know that I completely love and accept them, as I do all people. I’ve struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood. I’ve had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself. I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love. I don’t think we should be judgmental. Lord, I’ve got enough problems of my own to pass judgment on somebody else.

We’ve all had struggles in our lives. Often times it’s certain behaviors that get us into trouble. It might be alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, theft, and many other types of behaviors. We can love the person without condoning the behavior. Not everything a person does is loveable.

“I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love,” Dolly says. So if a person who is sexually attracted to little girls and claims that’s just the way he is, then we should just love that person and ignore what he does?

If somebody decides to rob Dollywood and is later caught, could the thief use as his defense that Dolly Parton said that people should be allowed to be what they are love what they love? “Your honor, I’m a thief by nature. It’s what I am, and I love being a thief. Dolly Parton says not to judge me for my beliefs or actions. In fact, it would be a sin to do so.”

“Case dismissed.”

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