Christian Love Can Defeat the Lies of the LGBT Agenda
“Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there—because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.” —Masha Gessen, journalist and homosexual activist, Sydney, Australia, 2013
The LGBT lobby loves to paint their opponents with a broad brush called “The Homophobe.”
“The Homophobe” is a cross-eyed dolt, a sheltered housewife, or, everyone’s favorite, a southern yokel.
The homophobe is supposed to have a pathological aversion to gays, and this aversion has nothing to do with gays and everything to do with himself. If someone opposes the LGBT agenda, it must be because they hate homosexuals, and this hatred can only stem from a sheltered lifestyle or psychological derangement.
But here is an inconvenient truth: I am neither cross-eyed nor a housewife. I have lived my whole life in the “blue states.” Yet I am a steadfast opponent of the LGBT agenda.
My opposition does not come from a lack of familiarity with gays. I’ve known or been friends with several gay people since high school. One of my house mates in England, where I lived for nine months, was gay. I even once dated a woman who described herself as a lesbian. I do not have an aversion to gay people.
My opposition stems from purely intellectual, not pathological, reasons.
In my former days as a liberal, I was a supporter of same sex marriage. Actually, it would be more accurate to say I was not an opponent. I was never “fired up” for the cause. But if you had asked me just a few years ago whether I supported same-sex marriage I would have said something like, “Sure, why not?”
In other words, I just really didn’t see what all the fuss was about.
Ironically, around the same time the president’s views were supposedly “evolving” on this issue my views were moving in the opposite direction. But even though I saw homosexual acts in a new light, I still was not an opponent of same sex marriage. I figured that even if homosexuality was a sin, legal same-sex marriage did little to change that fact one way or another. I was not eager to give my blessing to such unions, but I didn’t see how they could affect me or my faith.
The truth is that I wish I could still feel that way.
But the events I’ve seen transpire in this country since the Supreme Court decision of the United States v. Windsor in 2013, which overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act, no longer justify that complacency. When I first heard of that decision I was glad because I thought that finally the issue was “settled.”
The homosexual lobby had won and gotten what they wanted. “Good,” I thought, “maybe now they’ll shut up.” Whether one was liberal or conservative, we should all agree that there were more pressing problems.
But it was not to be. There was a distinct change in the atmosphere of American culture after that decision. I felt it. Campaigns of bullying and intimidation started against high profile figures like the CEO of Mozilla Brendan Eich (now ex-CEO).
Suddenly there were lawsuits being filed in several states against family owned Christian businesses, many of which were bankrupted. And the even wackier concept of transsexualism was being forced down our throats. It was evident that public dissent on these issues would no longer be tolerated. I was honestly shocked by this turn of events.
The latest insult came this spring with the utterly hysterical and fact-free outrage over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. As I watched the disinformation and sanctimonious propaganda spew from the mouths of celebrities and media figures, I began to ask myself, “Is this what fascism feels like?” It inspired me to write The Myth of the ‘Gay Holocaust:’ Lessons from the Nazi Experiment.
It is now obvious that the country has been deceived.
The LGBT agenda was never really interested in marriage for its own sake. Rather, marriage was a just a trophy for them, a symbol of their normalization. If marriage had been their real cause, then their campaign would have ended there. Instead, it was immediately wielded as a tool with which to force more compliance and political concessions.
It is now clear to me that real LGBT goal is to transform our culture.
In a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hand down another decision. If the court decides that homosexual marriage is a constitutional right, we can be sure that the homosexual activists will not declare victory and go home. Rather, this new “right” will be employed as a weapon to weaken the family, strengthen the federal government, and silence all dissent.
Christian schools and churches which refuse to bless same sex marriages will be in violation of the constitutional “rights” of homosexuals. This will make them easy targets for persecution at the hands of activists. They will be denied tax-exempt status and many will be shuttered. Scripture may soon be branded as “hate speech.”
Ultimately, the LGBT agenda is gunning for nothing less than the triumph of godlessness. But why should this be? Why should gay sex and godless philosophy, or any philosophy, have something to do with each other?
I did not used to see things this way, and I’m sure many people still do not understand the connection, including some of those who call themselves Christian.
I used to believe that the Biblical prohibitions on homosexual behavior were just arbitrary and based on little more than ancient prejudice. But the condemnation of homosexuality actually runs deeper than this. To understand why, you have to understand how Christians see things.
For Christians, the human body is part of divine revelation. It is the finale of God’s creative work, and is thus the capstone and symbol for all of creation. Ours is the only religion where God took on human flesh. Christ’s bodily sacrifice is essential to salvation and we celebrate this in the Eucharist.
The body also serves as a metaphor for the church, which is Christ’s bodily presence on earth today. Finally, we believe in the resurrection of the body and the essential unity of body, soul and spirit. Clearly, the meaningfulness of the human body is integral to Christianity.
So what is the meaning of the body with regard to sex? Every part of the body has a purpose which is expressed in its function.
The purpose of the eye is to see, the ear to hear, and the teeth to chew food, etc. Because we know that every organ has a purpose, we can be sure that our sex organs also have a purpose. The purpose of the genitalia of each sex is found in the genitalia of the opposite sex. Men and women “fit” together.
Because our bodies are complementary in this way, we can say with confidence that the purpose of the male body is the female, and that the purpose of the female body is the male. Each has what the other lacks. Only a man can give what the woman lacks and only a woman can give what the man lacks.
The purpose of each sex is found in the opposite sex. In order to be fulfilled, each must give themselves to the other. This mutual self-giving is the meaning of sex, and its fruit is the creation of new life. We can be sure that this form of self-giving is the meaning of the body because it alone can bring a new body into the world.
Christians believe that the basic facts of our anatomy reveal a deeper meaning and purpose. Male and female bodies are complementary; same sex bodies are not. Male and female bodies are capable of generating new life; same sex bodies are not.
The homosexual cannot deny these basic facts. His only option is to deny that these facts reveal any meaning or purpose. The meaning here is too restrictive on his appetites to be respected. He wants what he wants, purpose be damned.
The homosexual will say: “Yes, I know that opposite sex couples ‘fit’ together in a way the same sex couples never could, but so what? Who cares? We can use our bodies however we wish.”
This notion that we can use our bodies however we wish contains an implicit denial that our bodies have a purpose which is meant to be fulfilled. It is in this denial of purpose, in the homosexual’s attempt to rationalize his (mis)behavior, that the battle of philosophies is waged.
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