Over this last week, I’ve received a lot of feedback on “Chick-Fil-A and the American Dream.” I assumed I would get some insight, from both the left and the right, concerning free speech and free enterprise; what the article was essentially about. Yet, the bulk of the reaction that I gathered was criticism linked to the assumption that I had “accidentally” left out the actual reasons why Chick-Fil-A had generated so much publicity and heat regarding Dan Cathy’s statements, which was the fact that he offended the LGBT community and its supporters by supporting traditional marriage. I’ll start by saying; the message of last week’s article had no relation to Cathy’s stance on same-sex marriage. It was strictly about the troubling fact that our country has reached the point where a man can no longer voice and support his beliefs without being persecuted and banished by our government officials.
That was last week. This week, I’ll open myself up to liberal scrutiny by siding with Cathy and his Christian idea that we should support the biblical definition of the family; the marriage between a man and a woman. I also concur that the failure in our nation to do so, is inviting God’s judgment on us as we shake our fist at him and say, “We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.”
Homosexuality is wrong. There, I said it. Call me intolerant, call me homophobic, call me a bigot. Call me whatever it is you like, but I said it and I’ll say it again. Homosexuality is wrong. Not only is it wrong, it’s the first major step being taken in the breakdown of this country and the fundamental ideas that it was built upon. In speaking about the truth of homosexuality, Pastor Scott Lively says, “Many people today will still say that they don’t support same-sex marriage, but very few will call it like it is and say that homosexuality is wrong.” If we cannot accept and prove the fact that homosexuality itself, is wrong, then how would we even begin show that same-sex marriage shouldn’t be? You can’t go around saying, “Well I know homosexuality is wrong, but I guess same-sex marriage is okay if that is what makes them happy.” That’s like saying, “Well, I know that stealing is wrong, but I guess if they are only stealing from other people and amongst themselves, and stealing is what makes them happy, then it’s fine with me.” If you know something is wrong, then you cannot accept it as normal. And that’s what we are doing today by accepting the LGBT way of life as “normal.”
In today’s society, it is so hard to argue the fact that homosexuality is wrong or that it’s evil because so many people are losing their perception of right and wrong. In essence, they are losing their God given conscience, and there’s where the problem arises… God. The minute I bring God into the mix, I’m immediately brushed off. If I point out that homosexuality is a sin against God’s law, I am immediately condemned because “the LGBT population are just fighting for civil rights, which have nothing to do with the law of God.” But wait, civil rights are based on our natural rights, our natural rights are those of human nature, and human nature is to reproduce, just as is God instructed Adam and Eve when He told them they must, “be fruitful and multiply.” To most people, the evolution of our rights is irrelevant, because they instead base their views on the idea that our civil rights start and stop at the constitution. What we may be forgetting is that our founding fathers were indeed Christians. The Pilgrims were Christians who fled Europe in order to escape religious persecution. The Pilgrims were followed to America by the Puritans who created Bible-based commonwealths. Those commonwealths followed the same type of representative government as their church covenants. Those governmental covenants were the foundation for our Constitution. Today, we are seeing just how those covenants are being deteriorated and how it’s taking a harmful toll on America.
If I wanted to fundamentally break something down, the first step would be to redefine it. The traditional family unit of a husband and wife has been the cornerstone of our society since the beginning of man. In order to break down something that has been so strong for so long, the first order of business would be to redefine what constitutes a family. Now being adding instead of a mother and father, it is normal to have a father and father or a mother and mother, or in a really sick and twisted mix, children calling their same-sex parents “mom” and “dad” as if to prove that being same-sex parents is equal to traditional child rearing! Accepting homosexuality as a norm is a threat to what many people still value as the traditional family. If we cannot at least keep the family sacred, what has our world come to?
It’s easy to hop on the LGBT bandwagon when we have icons like Lady Gaga telling you that you were “Born this Way,” or our own President lending his voice to the “It Gets Better” campaign, encouraging kids that if they embrace their struggles as homosexuals, they will “make this country a better place.” The “It Gets Better” campaign started when columnist Dan Savage and his partner released a YouTube video telling people that it’s okay to be gay, give in to what you feel is natural and that it will “get better.” They talk about how their predominantly Catholic families eventually accepted their homosexual lifestyle and how they now live a normal and happy life and that anyone who opposes this lifestyle is full of hate and intolerance and that they’re just “miserable”. This is textbook technique in trying to normalize a behavior that is inherently abnormal. In David Kupelian’s bestselling book, The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom; he reminds readers that “All of us, homosexuals included, have a conscience that causes us inner conflict when we’re doing wrong.” He shows that when we let the dark forces of evil grab hold of us, we then begin to defend our compulsions and begin to regard our conscience as our enemy. What happens once this moral conscience becomes our enemy and we begin to see this factor in other people? We feel threatened and we label those people intolerant, hateful, homophobic bigots. Why? Simply because anyone with an opposition to their lifestyle confronts a truth that is no longer welcome inside of them.
Homosexuality is a self-destructive behavior that, I believe, can be controlled. However, even if they are born that way, just because something is natural doesn’t make it right. Just like Ryan Sorba points out in his upcoming book, The Born Gay Hoax, if someone has a natural tendency toward violence that doesn’t constitute assault and that even if there were a so called ‘gay’ gene to be found; science cannot do moral work. Science does not have the power to determine right and wrong. Ethicist C. Ben Mitchell states that, “If a genetic link to alcoholism is proven, it would just make it that much more urgent to avoid the first drink.” One of the oldest arguments are to point out the fact that animals do what comes naturally and to just take them as example and the recently studies have shown that some animals exhibit homosexual tendencies. So, yes, let’s take animals as example. Animals are immoral beasts. Animals have no souls as opposed to humans who are protected by morality. Some species of animals have been known to eat their young as well, but we don’t follow that type of behavior just because it “comes naturally.” Sorba informs us that what sets us apart from doing what comes naturally and self-restraint is called civilization. If we all give into our impulses, just because they feel natural, what type of world will we be living in?
What people, generally liberals, fail to realize is that neither I, nor most advocates against same-sex issues, “hate” anyone because of their sexual orientation. Truthfully, I am sympathetic towards and want them to be able to receive the help they need. Pope Benedict XVI said, “Christians owe all persons respect and love, regardless of their sexual orientation, because all people are respected and loved by God.” I not only agree with that statement, but I believe that homosexuals need even more love and guidance to aid them to see the error of their ways. My opinions and beliefs may be direct but they are meant in a useful way, as to help and spread the basis of what is truly right and wrong. I believe everything said must come from love, but not at the expense of the truth.