There’s been a huge push lately of the gay agenda. (This, at the expense of any truly tolerant person who disagrees- but that’s another story.) We are told this is the way it is. We’re told that times change and we shouldn’t be stuck in the past. We are even told that if we really want to follow the Bible, we should not eat pork and stone fornicators- this, under the apparent belief that we are all Jewish. But is believing that homosexuality is sinful and those practicing it should not get married really so backward? I’m here to say it is not. I do not hold people who are not Christians to Christian standards, however, Christian or not, there are very practical reasons to be against gay marriage. (I can hear the Homofascists screaming now.)
Despite what scoffers say, the United States was founded on Christian principles. Leviticus 25:10 (yes, from that evil law) is on the Liberty Bell. The Bible and prayer were, for a couple centuries, in public schools and courthouses. The law itself, common law, is based off of, yes, Biblical law. The need for multiple witnesses was also found in the Bible. There is more evidence for this that I explained in a previous post (http://joetrammell.blogspot.com/2014/01/letter-to-a.html).
So why did a nation whose first settlers (apart from Native Americans, my politically correct friends) came for religious freedom, whose Bill of Rights guarantees it, founded on Christian principles? Belief in the God of the Bible was widespread then. Evolution didn’t yet exist. Those answers are explanatory in part, but perhaps not sufficient. Have we ever considered that we need the Bible in our country?
Let me explain. Since the Bible and prayer were taken out of schools, teen pregnancy rates have increased dramatically. The age of sexual activity has decreased while the percentage has skyrocketed. The number of STDs among teens has increased exponentially compared to the growth in population. Single-mother homes, cohabitation, divorce rates, violent crime rates, and alcohol consumption have all increased. Even SAT scores have decreased.
I am for freedom of conscience because it is a fact: no one can make another believe anything. That is why I am for religious freedom. But the Bible, aside from its most important job of showing man the way of redemption through Jesus Christ, is also a moral guide to people. You will scarcely find a founder of our nation, as well as a number of Court justices, that believed otherwise.
When a moral guide is taken out of the equation, what is left? People deciding things for themselves. We may not realize it; who doesn’t consider themselves a moral person (apart from those who have realized their sinful condition through, alas, the Bible)? But if there is not an absolute moral guide- the Bible and our God-given consciences- there is no other option. Sure we can try to name something else. It’s what society feels is right. American society and many others feel it okay to kill unborn children. Canaanite and Aztec societies thought it fine to sacrifice their children. Nazi society felt it okay to kill those different than them. Do we want to leave things up to society? Do we want to leave morals up to laws that are written by society? Can morals change?
No, morals must be absolute. We need something absolute, or else when the majority decides to change its mind, it can make whatever it feels acceptable “acceptable” in society.
And when we realize this, along with the startling numbers when the Bible is eliminated from much of public, we see that homosexuality and the gay agenda is not the problem, but the consequence. The side effect to a very rotten illness in America- that there is no room for God, at least not the true God.
What happens when we decide to go against absolute morals? Suddenly more and more becomes acceptable in our society. A while ago, it was taboo to be pregnant out of wedlock or to cohabitate. Now it is quite common. Homosexuality was nearly unthinkable- now there is an increasing push for not only allowing gays to be married, but to force everyone to condone it. Call me an old-fashioned Bible-thumper (please), but what it next?
We’ve already seen the beginning of further movements down this slope. Pedophiles are now using the same tactics as the gay movement, looking for the same rights that homosexuals are seeking. It isn’t weird or wrong, it’s an “alternative lifestyle”. They’re not twisted, they’re “minor-attracted people.” B4U-Act says they are trying to “help mental health professionals learn more about attraction to minors and to consider the effects of stereotyping, stigma and fear.” Sound similar? The American Psychiatrists Association, which declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973, issued a report over 15 years ago that said the “negative potential” of children having sex with adults is “overstated” and “the vast majority of both men and women reported no negative sexual effects from childhood sexual abuse experiences.” And this agenda has been effective. Pedophilia is now a sexual orientation, receiving protection under the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which the Obama administration naturally praised.
“Pedophiles are not simply people who commit a small offense from time to time but rather are grappling with what is equivalent to a sexual orientation just like another individual may be grappling with heterosexuality or even homosexuality,” psychologist and former University of Montreal professor Van Gijsegham told Parliament. “True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation. You cannot change this person’s sexual orientation. He may, however, remain abstinent….If, for instance, you were living in a society where heterosexuality is proscribed or prohibited and you were told that you had to get therapy to change your sexual orientation, you would probably say that that is slightly crazy. In other words, you would not accept that at all. I use this analogy to say that, yes indeed, pedophiles do not change their sexual orientation.”1
When we begin to compromise absolute morals, there is no turning back. See cases in other countries of people marrying their pets, their cars, and a myriad of other things. We continue down the slippery slope.
Without absolute morals, we are opened up to nothing more than relativism. If you do something I think is wrong, it doesn’t matter because we are both human, and there is nothing above us. What right do laws have to tell us we can’t steal? Or rape? Or murder? Want to beat your wife? What right do I have to tell you no? Want to walk into a school and shoot it up? Not my business. Kill those who disagree with you? I’ll live and let live.
“That’s absurd,” you say. Exactly. We are not the decider of our own morals. The belief that we are puts us on the slippery slope to social anarchy. We must look to the absolute morals that God has placed us under. To truly live this, one must be born again into God’s family- you don’t have to look very far into my posts to find an explanation of that. But even if you choose to reject God, you’ll do society a favor by submitting to absolute morals instead of allowing an every-man-for-himself morality.