TOTAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE GAY LIFESTYLE
To gain this, the lgbt's are taking the "Snake and Eve" route. A posting @ the ROOT
takes just that stance. The author John McWhorter essentially takes the Bible and says, "you shall not surely die..." Case in point, McWhorter's main argument is that since the Bible was used to promote racism and slavery and that since both have been deemed to be wrong, then the Bible must also be wrong about homosexuality. From what I gather, Mr. Whorter would feel just fine removing the Bible totally from the scene (specifically the Black community) to justify homosexuality. Yet Mr. Whorter is wrong on several fronts (well just about everything he said was plain wrong).
1. True Bible-believing Christians do not endorse Homophobia. Just because we do not agree with homosexuality does not mean we want to see lgbt's beaten down, drug through the streets or hung off of trees. That idea is totally anti-thetical to practicing Christians.
2. Just because the Bible was misused, abused and raped in order to justify other evil men's desires, does not mean that it is wrongly being used to justify opposition to homosexuality. Remember 1 Cor 6:9-10? The Word specifically says that those who practice homosexuality will not see the kingdom of God. What about 1 Timothy 1:8-11? Again homosexuality is condemned (might I also mention slavery is also condemned here too). And while we are at it, there is an entire list of sins that are condemned before and by God. It doesn't mean that Christians are allowed to passover those either. So why should a concession be made for homosexuals? If a murder took your loved one you would cry for justice (any individual in their right mind would). My point being, we cannot take parts of the Bible that make us feel good, keep them and throw the rest away. Homosexuality is no different than other sins mentioned- they all dishonor the God who has given life to His creation.
3. Quoting the desire of a play based on a false religion does not make it Christian-or even an argument for a Christian. Mr. McWhorter tries to use a cultish religion (Mormonism) to argue against the use of the Bible as a defense for Christians. I'm still trying to figure out what part of his rectum he pulled that line out of....smh
4. Just because someone sins doesn't make it acceptable in the sight of God. (see ref. #2). Mr. McWhorter's story about his "assumably" gay pal tries to make the reader feel like it is wrong for people to hold back their feelings. McWhorter tries to make the case that the only option that should be considered is to just cast every care to the side and run after one's own heart's desire. Yet again, he overlooks the Bible where it says, "the heart is desperately wicked." (Jer 17:9) And just so no one tries to cheapen it, this doesn't just apply to homosexuality, but to all things that cause us to chase after our own desires instead of wanting God.
5. The plight for homosexual marriages and acceptance should never be compared to the plight of African Americans in this country. No one could ever look at an infant and automatically declare that a child is gay. But a black baby could be hated from inception because it was known what it would be (color wise). I am sick and tired of homosexuals claiming to be marginalized when most of them have lucrative careers and live lifestyles that are totally pleasing to them. While I won't disagree that many have faced discrimination (and some violently) it has never been at the level of hatred that blacks in America have faced throughout the years. I have never heard of the clan riding the San Francisco shooting people and burning effigies or crosses on their laws. For those that have been brutalized for their sexuality, I empathize with you. That was wrong. We as a society (pushed on by Christian virtues) have condemned acts of harmful discrimination for ages. But the sexual desire of the homosexual community is just that- a desire. It is a desire that is at odds with the Bible, the God of the Bible and the people who worship that great God.
In the end (no pun intended), the homosexual desire for acceptability and marriage are incompatible with Christian mores- just like every other sin out there. The difference here is that there is a group of people who want to make the sin of homosexuality acceptable- take it out of the Bible as a sin if they could. Yet, truth be told, marriage is a gift from God, between one man and one woman. It was created that way from the beginning when God took the rib from Adam and made it into Eve. That is why the Bible says in Gen 2:24,"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and the two shall become one flesh!" They can only become one flesh because they are missing a part of the other- like pieces to a puzzle that "fit" rightly together. Homosexuality cannot and does not fit within the righteousness of the Bible. Man needs woman and woman needs man. Together in Christ they complete each other. There is no other type of marital union acceptable than what is promulgated by the Bible. So no matter how much the lgbt community wants us to back down, we cannot. No matter how much they try to demonize us for hanging on every Word of the Lord, we will not falter.
And believe it or not, this truly is an attack against the Lord of Hosts Himself. Acceptance of gay marriage will make any biblical stance against it a crime. Just look at Canada , where preachers are fined and put in jail for speaking against homosexuality as a sin. The Christian community is under attack from those on the outside as well as those fakers on the inside. Most of their words come off trying to make the church feel guilty for her stance. It will change. They will become more violent in time. If they lgbt can succeed in silencing the church on this issue, then the outward church itself will become a thing of the past. There will be no room to argue because our voices will not even be allowed in the room. They will try to indoctrinate our children through public school teachings and will set child against parent. They have already started all of this. All the church needs to do is open her eyes, focus on Christ and pray to our Lord that His will be done.