The Rule of Reason #5 – Rights for Gay Americans

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We The People!

The Rule of Reason – Rights for Gay Americans ranks #6 in Conservative News’ Top 10 issues facing the country in 2015. I have mixed feelings about the dilemma.  As a Christian, I believe God thinks gossip is as bad as adultery or murder. Mankind can’t meet God’s standard, except through faith in Christ. This is the whole point of needing a Savior. My opinion of whether homosexuality is a sin doesn’t matter. The matter is between God and the person. I don’t believe in condemning others when I stand convicted of so many sins myself.

“So by Grace ye are saved through faith and this not of yourself. It is a gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8-9.

This is why I don’t believe in religious-based governments. Having said this, I pray for our government to be one that allows for freedom of religious expression. I believe in equality under the law. However, I am torn by the radicals on each side of the issue. God loves all men and wants all to be saved. He hates sin, and we are all sinners. It serves no purpose to beat the pulpit denouncing homosexuality. It serves no purpose to flaunt homosexuality in front of heterosexuals.  14 major countries have passed laws legalizing same-sex marriage. 37 States have legal same-sex marriage, but only three by popular vote. Which shows how government forces us to accept our tax obligations to skyrocket without the vote of the people.

On the positive side, Gay Americans are talented, hard-working people. Everyone deserves to have life-long happiness and companionship, an emotional state few couples find, whether gay or straight. The sad fact is I can’t help but feel the issue is being forced down my throat. I don’t have a problem with gays, but I don’t want to be bombarded with the issue either. I’m sorry. I’ll never be comfortable watching gay men kiss on television or lesbians having baby in vitro. But this is because I’m not gay. The issue of their salvation is between them and God.

So, let’s turn to a bigger issue. Let’s stop the blatant swearing, dirty performances on stage, comedians who can’t tell a clean joke, and the glorifying of nudity on television—all to make money. Do we really want a nation where anything goes—anywhere, anyplace, anytime? I don’t.  Television shows where the whole purpose is people jumping in and out of bed and from partner to partner indicates how far our society has sunk. Murder, torture, sexual perversion, and greed make up every show on mainstream T.V. And the movies aren’t far behind. Whether you believe in God or not, there is a breaking point where human beings turn into beasts. Pass this point and you have the Fall of Rome all over again.

I promise CBS, NBC, ABC, I won’t take my clothes off for your cameras. I won’t tell filthy jokes. Please stop showing other people doing it. I do have power over my television set. I’ll turn it off, as many have already done. Then the sponsors of those programs might get the message. If the trend continues, what comes next, incest, polygamy, bestiality?

I fear for America. We have faced our enemies, and they are us.

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