Texas Governor Rick Perry has caused a firestorm by comparing homosexuality to a disorder that people can avoid like alcoholism, at an event in San Francisco.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, even though most of the event focused on economic issues, Perry was provocatively asked about the Texas Republican Party’s approval of platform language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling to leave the homosexual lifestyle. Perry responded to the question by saying that he did not know whether such so-called “reparative therapy” worked.
The Chronicle then reported that Perry was asked by the event’s moderator if he considered homosexuality to be a disorder. Perry responded, “Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that. I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.”
The Chronicle added that while the event in famously liberal San Francisco was packed with Republicans, there was an audible mumbling immediately after the remark.
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Decades ago, Democrats and other liberals began with “audible mumblings” about views of homosexuality as abnormal or vice. Today, they are stridently combative against anyone espousing conservative moral stances. Signs to come about future Republicans?
The same provocative question that was asked of Perry could also have been asked of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president. Considering that before the Ukraine crisis the Western media, especially the U.S. media, was obsessed condemning Russia for its law banning homosexual propaganda against children, any negative answer from Putin about homosexuality is sure to provoke more storms — and “audible mumblings” from Republicans.
In fact, Dr. Scott Lively, author of “The Pink Swastika,” has commented that the Ukraine crisis, which has been fomented for years by George Soros and neocons, happened to provoke Russia as a possible answer to Russia taking a stand against homosexual propaganda in its society.
If even among Republicans Perry’s soft opposition to homosexuality has caused “audible mumbling,” what about if he signs, as Putin did, a law banning homosexual propaganda in Texas?
His enemies would need a “Ukraine crisis” to deflect his “anti-gay” measures.
“Lucky” are the Saudi kings, because they can comfortably navigate through the U.S. media and government and go unchallenged about Saudi Arabia murdering homosexuals. There are no protests by Democrats and Republicans. There are no sanctions by Democrats and Republicans. And there are no “audible mumblings” by Democrats and Republicans.
Besides, the U.S. Embassy, which has hoisted the homosexual flag in some nations, would never do so in Saudi Arabia.
What is the Saudi secret?
Perry and Putin need to find it, because to oppose homosexual propaganda nowadays is a dangerous media relations proposition.
Unless, of course, you’re Saudi Arabia. Then you can openly slaughter homosexuals without so much as a peep.
Yet, even though he does not have the special exemption the Saudis enjoy, Perry is right: homosexuality is a vice, as is alcoholism. In fact, the Bible warns: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV).
Men who practice homosexuality and drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God.
God said it. God put both sins in the same category of practices rejected in the kingdom of God.
Who can say that Perry’s comparison is wrong?
Perry is an evangelical Christian. I hope he will enact laws to rein in homosexual propaganda against children in Texas.
If the U.S. media and government want to harass him for his traditional moral stance, he should suggest the hypocrites hoist a homosexual flag in the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia and then come talk to him. Let them try to save homosexual Saudis from being murdered in this Islamic nation first. Let us then see the results.
The important point for comparison is not if homosexuality is a vice like alcoholism, but why Saudis and other radical Muslims murder homosexuals, and why evangelical Christians like Perry and Orthodox Christians in Russia do not murder them.
If the U.S. intends to be the supreme advocate of homosexuality worldwide, why then do the U.S. media and government chastise evangelical Christians, Catholics and Orthodox Christians, but silently leave Muslims to their truly “anti-gay” butchery?
What is the secret? What are the interests?
With information from FoxNews and DailyMail.
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