Important note: prior to absorbing this post, I recommend perusing my introduction page for a proper preface of my diplomatic advocacy mission.
A response to a 28 January 2011 Middletown Patch article by Carolann McLoughlin. Link: http://bit.ly/ymwNUC
You are, by faith in the shed blood of Jesus and His forgiveness, as you claim, a child of God. You are His by faith and not by any good intentions, attitudes, or deeds. In the safe haven that Jesus provides, we have incredible freedom; however, as the bible says we should not use that freedom to grieve the Lord by actions contrary to His moral guidelines. Therefore, because I understand your quest, I wish to attempt a compassionate, yet poignant commentary on your claim as a child of God in contrast to your path of homosexuality.
You said that no one has provided a satisfactory answer to your question. I have found that the few God believing gays that I have conversed with appear to have ignored the bible’s teaching or have rationalized it to a point of inconsequence in order to gloss over their struggle with their sexual preference. It seems that guilt is pushed aside by closing eyes and ears to the truth. In that scenario, no answer will likely be satisfactory.
The gay marriage issue is clearly a monumental and complex issue for our age. Though I often wonder how such a small minority has been able to generate such huge waves in our societal sea, the dilemma begs a solution that, so far, neither side of the debate seems willing to accept. I agree with the Apostle Paul’s Holy Spirit inspired words in the bible’s book of Romans where in chapter one, he proclaims that Homosexuality is egregiously immoral, but I, and all Christians, must remember that all of us have sinned and have fallen short of God’s standards. We all had to ask for our sins to be forgiven to enter into God’s family. Therefore, because we all stand or fall on what we do in our personal relationship with Jesus, the spirit of understanding and compassion must be extended to homosexuals. Each of us must make our own decisions on what we will do, or not do, to please Jesus.
One very important aspect in the discussion is that Women view homosexuality quite differently than Men. I even view Female gay behavior differently than the Male version. I have no idea if Jesus sees a difference, but I view lesbianism as a far lesser sin than gay male perversion. Now, using the word “perversion” allows most gays to accuse me of hatred, but I use the connotation purely to express my own personal revulsion to what gay Men do with each other. Anal sex, even for guys who do not have a faith in God or follow biblical principles, is extremely repulsive. When I was young and not really adhering closely to Jesus, when gays would just simply proposition me, it was a horrible feeling inside of distaste of sexual relations with a man. It is a natural law written in all men’s hearts, but ignored and pushed aside by those who have fallen to the strong temptation of homosexuality. Now, I realize that the “temptation” vs. the “born this way” dispute can be carried on at length here, but I know that the complex biology of humans can allow genes to be changed to produce a homosexual personality, but I also know that all sin is preceded by some sort of temptation. And the temptation toward sexual deviancy whether straight porn, marital infidelity, or homosexuality is terribly strong and laced with very deceptive logic that the devil is expert in delivering. Therefore, if you believe in God, you should also believe that Satan, the powerful rebellious angel cast out of heaven, roams the spiritual realm sparing no effort and charm to gather souls to accompany him in the future inevitable eternal torment.
I have had many discussions with Women about this. They invariably cannot, or refuse to, comprehend the nastiness of gay male sex. They paint me as the monster, not the actual perpetrators, because I present the sinful and sleazy image of anal sex. Women who love each other in a homosexual manner almost appear natural because I see straight gals dancing with each other and acting out innocent intimacies all the time. Though lesbians usually attempt natural vaginal sex by alternative methods, at least it is naturally vaginal. However, it remains that in the natural order of things when God originally created a Man and a Woman to be sexual partners, He made no provision for a departure from that tradition.
All Christians who truly love Jesus and have committed their lives to Him must strive daily to please Him, yet it is our faith in Him and His atonement that makes us righteous in God’s eyes, not any works that we accomplish. We all must work out our salvation in an intimate walk with Jesus and if we have problems or sin in our lives, He compassionately helps us deal with it. Sometimes it is a quick process, other times a long one, but the essential rule is that it must be an ongoing process leading to a solution or perfection of our faith in Him. Homosexuals claiming childhood status with our heavenly Father, the Creator of the universe must submit the issue sincerely to the Lord and make it an ongoing personal development between each other and no one on the outside looking in should condemn that process. If in fact that a homosexual was born that way, then he or she must commit that to the Lord and follow His direction whatever it may be. As long as one’s condition is placed under the Lord’s all-encompassing understanding, compassion, and care, and all effort is made to live according His direction directly concerning that condition, then we remain right in God’s eyes and no one else has the right to exercise condemnation. The scriptures support this freedom by proclaiming that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, it is an intensely personal issue between you and God. However, on a broader social level, gay marriage has the potential of damaging the moral health of society because there is a deeply immoral and Godless attitude behind the scenes in the hearts of most homosexuals. I say this not because of some built-in prejudice or hatred, but after 40 years of increasing intimacy with Jesus, four years of study of the issue, and interaction with gays, it is an overwhelming observation of the reality. I am dismayed at the unchristian behavior of gay opponents that you displayed in the accounts in your article, but the opposition of gays to my statements in support of morality and opposition to gay marriage has been monstrously venomous, vulgar, and hateful. What this means is that there is a moral corrosion of our society that is leading to many different forms of immorality of which open homosexuality is just one. Though I state that the gay rights crusade may corrupt our nation, it is actually the growth of a God-rejecting, immoral mentality rapidly growing in our society that is the insidious germ, not homosexuality itself.
The gay marriage issue is a complex homogenization of several essential ingredients. It wrestles with American freedom, equality, religion, basic morality, and constitutional rights. It is a morass of significantly complex legal, traditional, social, and moral arguments that considerably strains the rational mind in contemplation of all the ramifications of implementing federal legal approval, or a 50 individual state’s legal sanction. The younger generation, because of ignorance of our founding precepts, liberal indoctrination in schools and in the media, and no biblical knowledge, see homosexuality as simply a natural and acceptable moral condition; they sincerely, but naïvely, view gay marriage as a necessary constitutional right. They claim that anyone should be able to love and marry anyone they choose. The subterfuge of innocent love and rights make it appear to many as a justifiable cause. Gay rights activists and their straight supporters have no concept of the older generation’s traditional views, or the beliefs of anyone else who bases their moral outlook on biblical principles, or on thousands of years of Male/Female marriage tradition, and the precepts of the American founding fathers who, though rejecting the tyranny of the oppressive Anglican church that strayed from God’s truth, built this nation on the moral principles found in the bible.
So we have a dichotomy. We have a personal issue between God and Man, and we have a societal issue in that because of the root attitude behind the homosexual freedom crusade, there is a danger of corrosion of the moral fabric of our nation. It is difficult for some to realize, but personal and private gay relationships will not in themselves ruin a nation. It is the blatant and public war of a minority to force legalized homosexuality upon the majority of our population that is the problem. Just like the revulsion I felt in a close encounter with a gay guy wanting my body, if the moral segment of our population is subjected to official government sanction of open and blatent homosexuality and the legalization of an abhorrent corruption of centuries of traditional marriage, they will experience a profound negative psychological effect that contributes to a significant diminishment of national pride and the personal security of living in a morally stable environment. That essential stability is part of the founding fathers goal of being able to freely pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Now, there may be happiness for minority gays if they achieve their goals, but there will be a detriment to the happiness of the straight majority having to endure the humiliation of living in a society that, by virtue of establishing legal sin by deception, basically condemns their version of morality and places a stigma upon them as enemies of freedom and equality because of their opposition to gay marriage. Most homosexuals cannot comprehend this concept because their minds are conditioned to grasping for their own selfish goal no matter what the cost to the majority.
I cannot here, present all of the other aspects of this issue, but if you are so inclined, you can explore my blog site for the several articles addressing the issue. Most gays accuse me of hypocrisy because I have advocated rights for gay couples, but yet opposed the marriage contract. God did not set up America as a theocracy and the founding fathers knew this, but many religious people ignore this important aspect. The rights of gay couples must be gained in a way that aligns with American freedom, yet does not violate our founding moral principles or the centuries old, God established, and overwhelmingly majority ratified tradition of Male/Female marriage.
I suggest reviewing the extensive list of many articles in the right hand column for advocacy on a wide range of issues.
For truth, justice, God’s morality, honor, and the original American way,
The Word Guru
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