God doesn't tell me to stone homosexuals on sight. That was part of a legal system that was given specifically to the Jewish nation, God's people, people who were supposed to be set apart and holy as a nation. I am not of that nation, so I don't have to follow the laws to that nation.
Jesus came and gave many examples of grace (to you, common sense) where he, for example, didn't stone the woman caught in adultery, but let her go.
If you don't trust Jesus to take away your sins, a just God is going to punish you for them. If you do, a merciful God already punished Jesus for it, by His choice. So really, you know the way to heaven, but you choose not to take it - why are you blaming God? He offers you eternity with him, but under his rules, or you can go your own way and have no rules in eternity. It wouldn't be just for him to let you get away with your sin, but the only thing stopping you from not going to hell is YOU, not God. It's not even 'do this' or 'do that' to get in, it is just 'believe Jesus was God, came to earth, died on a cross to take the punishment for YOUR sin, because you are a sinner, and then rose from the dead on the third day.' Look, it's obvious to anyone that it had to have happened - GFT will say I'm stupid for thinking so, but it's true when you look at the context that the disciples were CRUSHED when Jesus died, and would not have recovered had he not risen. The sect would have died THEN, and there would be no New Testament today, unless Jesus had risen. It existing doesn't make sense if the eye witnesses didn't verify the story in those days.
ExpressoKid, you are free. Free to do what you want religiously. It's a guaranteed right from the Constitution. God also gives you the free will to choose him, or choose something else. Yet you say, "I'm not free because of hell!" No, you're still free. There are just consequences for exercising that freedom, just like there are consequences for all things.
Jewish Nation??? Was Jesus not Jewish? Is that what you're saying? That the God Jesus spoke with on the cross, isn't the same God that you worship? When did that get twisted around to feel better in your pocket? Are you saying, that the God that made the old testament happen, is not the same god that had made the new testament happen? What god are you referring to? Or are you really referring to Lucifer, because it sounds more to me that you're worshiping the ideas of Lucifer, than the ideas of the Christian god.
If you really think that the old testament does not apply anymore, then tell me where it says in the new testament, the god make a mistake with the old testament and it's only the new testament that apply... Please do that for me.
So okay - What you're saying is, that I have freedom - as long as it is the "right kind" of freedom I choose. If I choose the wrong kind of freedom, I will be punished. Can't you see how messed up that is? How can some freedom be either "right" or "wrong". If there is such a thing as "wrong freedom" there is no freedom at all. Christianity does not promise freedom. The Christian god does not promise freedom. So constitution or not - I am not free, because Christianity, by default, doesn't want me to be free - because according to Christianity my type of freedom is a wrong kind of freedom.
Here is a little list, that indicate clearly how the Christian god does not support neither freedom or tolerance of anyone that is not worshiping him:
Kill People Who Don't Listen to Priests (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)
Kill Witches (Exodus 22:17 NAB)
Kill Homosexuals (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)
Kill Fortunetellers (Leviticus 20:27 NAB)
Death for Hitting Dad (Exodus 21:15 NAB)
Death for Cursing Parents (Proverbs 20:20 NAB) (Leviticus 20:9 NLT)
Death for Adultery (Leviticus 20:10 NLT)
Death for Fornication (Leviticus 21:9 NAB)
Death to Followers of Other Religions (Exodus 22:19 NAB)
Kill Nonbelievers (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)
Kill False Prophets (Zechariah 13:3 NAB)
Kill the Entire Town if One Person Worships Another God (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)
Kill Women Who Are Not Virgins On Their Wedding Night (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)
Kill Followers of Other Religions. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB) (Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NLT)
Death for Blasphemy (Leviticus 24:10-16 NLT)
Kill False Prophets (Deuteronomy 13:1-5 NLT) (Deuteronomy 18:20-22 NLT)
Infidels and Gays Should Die (Romans 1:24-32 NLT)
Let's not forget a few passages from the supposed peaceful and oh-so-wise Jesus:
"Do not suppose that I [Jesus] have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34)"
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away an withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. (John 15:5-6)"
"So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, 'Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!.' (John 2:15)"
"He [Jesus] said to them, 'Go!' so they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. (Matthew 8:32)"
Come on! This should set off several alarms in your head that something truly is not right. That maybe - just maybe Christianity is the religious version of a Nigerian Computer scam.