TV networks are in a frenzy to air sitcoms and other programming with a view of having their viewing audience accept same sex sex as normal. President Obama claims to have “evolved” to the place where he now approves of same sex marriage. And for many years now, gay rights groups have pushed hard to make homosexuality a part of mainstream America. They have been very successful. We now have at least two generations of American citizens who have never been taught anything to refute the lie.
Now for the common sense part of this post.
- Every person living, or who ever lived, who is or was attracted to the opposite sex had one thing in common. Their very lives were ,or are, the result of heterosexual relationships since the origin of mankind. The human species has not evolved even a tiny bit toward reversing that trend. Every person has a father and a mother. And in 100% of those births the father was a man and the mother was a woman. Those of us who grew up in the country and on farms learned very early that males and females only, produce babies. No PhD in biology required here.
Natural? Or unnatural? Synonyms for “natural” are:
accustomed, anticipated, characteristic,common, commonplace, congenital, con-natural,consistent, constant, counted on, customary,essential, familiar, general, habitual, inborn,indigenous, ingenerate, inherent, innate,instinctive, intuitive, involuntary, legitimate,logical, looked for, matter-of-course, natal,native, ordinary, prevailing, prevalent, probable,reasonable, regular, relied on, spontaneous,typic, typical, unacquired, uncontrolled, uniform,universal, usual.
Antonyms for “natural” are: abnormal, different, uncommon, unnatural
Normal? Or abnormal?
When any reasonable person examines homosexuality using the template of language, biology, and reason the answer becomes clear. One does not have to evolve to a conclusion. It is abnormal and unnatural. It is against nature, a perversion of what is natural and normal.
So, What now?
Do I think same-sex couples should have the same rights and privileges of heterosexual couples? I certainly do. It does not further Christianity to deny anyone in our society equal rights. It’s none of the government’s business who gets married or why. I have had friends who were gay and I loved them and they loved me. They knew that I disagreed with their lifestyle choices but also knew my love for them was not contingent upon how they lived. I have also had friends who were straight but had very dangerous lifestyles. I loved them anyway and never would I think that they should be treated different from me under the law.
Maybe it’s because I know myself better than some of you know yourselves. I am not without sin. I am very far from being the man I know I should be. So, I am no better than any man or woman. I have put my trust in Jesus who died because of my sin problem and paid the penalty I owed. That being said, in God’s view, we each stand on level ground morally. We all fail the test. Gay, straight, sober, drunk, honest and dishonest, all of us are equals. So maybe it might be well if we begin doing what our Lord said and love people who are unlovely, even our enemies. Lovers do not condemn millions of people who are living dangerous lifestyles. Jesus did not come to condemn but to give life. He didn’t appoint any of us to condemn either.
The fact that adultery is wrong, and cheating on your taxes is wrong, and lying, and gossip, and …. None of these wrongs, including homosexual sex, precludes us from loving and looking out for the best interests of others.
God established the man/woman family before any other institution. It isn’t going anywhere. Some people act as if traditional marriage is in jeopardy of being destroyed. Nope. Not as long as boys are attracted to girls and girls to boys. I am worried about a lot of things in our society but marriage is not one of them. Sin (breaking God’s law) will be here until the very end when Christ comes and sets every wrong right. Love God, love your neighbor, and do right the best you can. God will sort them out.
We Christians get all worked up about sins we don’t like. We are pretty fond of some of our own sins. So, let’s not be so quick to judge other’s behavior, while if we are honest, we ourselves are guilty of sinful acts too. Now don’t say you have no sin, that is a dangerous error. Lying and accusing God of lying is very unwise. Sin is as common to humans as feet and hands, all of us have some. The only cure is the sacrifice of Jesus’ body on a cross, dying to set sinners free and being raised from death to assure that we too can one day escape the very presence of sin for ever and enjoy the bliss of God’s continual presence.
(What none of us need is self-appointed editors who think they are wise enough to tell us which parts of the Bible we can believe and which parts we can simply ignore. As foolish as such an enterprise is, even ministers who are paid to preach the Bible are now editing it. Many of these puffy-headed people are especially worked up about the writings of the Apostle Paul. His letters don’ t suit their pet doctrines well in some cases, and he calls some things sinful that they declare is not sinful. So who should I believe, the Holy Spirit inspired Bible or some dude who makes a living preaching other people’s sermons?)
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
I’ll be the first to admit I am light years away from loving in these ways all the time. But it is the right standard to reach for. Let’s be kind to other sinners, Jesus has been kind to us.