Saturday, November 15, 2008

In Depravity We Trust ...

The news still is featuring people who are aghast at the notion that gay gangbangers don't have a constitutional right to marry. I have even heard people argue that the rights of GLBTs are primordial and precede the constitution, so that a constitutional amendment is superseded by the rights of those who are ruled by their lusts. The California attorney general, Gerry Brown, has helpfully said that he will defend the prop 8 ballot initiative before the California courts. This is to be taken as seriously as Ahmadinejad claiming that he will defend Israel against the Palestinians.

What I would note from all this is that a decade ago, there didn't seem to be anyone who had even heard of a right for GLBTs to marry. Perhaps five years ago the mainline religion started discussing this as part of their "you can't love the sinner unless you love the sin" heresy, which derives from their unique theology. Now people every where are being whipped into a frenzy because of a "right" which no one in civilization has ever asserted. As Romans 1:30 says, "they invent ways of doing evil".

The main issue here, however, is that a distinctive teaching of Christianity from the beginning has been the need to restrain sexual immorality. The GLBTs, however, have sexual immorality as their name and source of identity, so a right for them to marry is inherently a perversion of one of the most cherished symbols of Christianity. On the other hand, anyone who refuses to honor the GLBT 'marriage' will be guilty of a hate crime against humanity. GLBT marriage really represents the end of the era of freedom of religion in America. Depravity is the new theocracy. So am I discourage? Not at all. Depravity won't even satisfy in the current life, much less in the afterlife. Christianity already went through this phase from when it started until about 300AD when the GLBT community was put into the closet. For worldly Christians, it will be a rough time. For those whose trust is in heaven, it is an opportunity.

6 comments:

Delirious said...

It's interesting how only those the GLBT specifically mentions are guilty of hate crimes. The fact that they target the LDS Church and it's people, and rant and scream at them, seems to go under the "hate radar". Their "No H8" campaign could use a face lift if they want anyone to take them seriously.

Livingsword said...

What was it that placed them "in the closet" 1700 years ago?

Looney said...

LS, some would say that the establishment of a theocracy was the reason. A more complete understanding would be that society had pretty much pushed it into the closet first, and Constantine's establishment of Christianity as a state religion formalized what was in place. The Romans already had a track record of pushing out religions that were considered barbaric, such as the Druids, so this was in a way a continuation of their culture.

Livingsword said...

Two great choices abounding moral depravity and a Church dominated by the political establishment!

So what’s the next plan?

Looney said...

LS, I don't think there is any imminent danger of the Christian church becoming part of the government bureaucracy. Not when a theocracy of depravity is being established.

Livingsword said...

Looney…

:)

I was actually trying to plan for 300 years from now…you know Church committee meetings….