Tuesday, April 7, 2009

America’s Gay Marriage Crisis and the Christian Faith

In less than a week, two additional states passed measures to give homosexuals the right to “marry” and be recognized by the State. On Friday, the Leftist Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. Just today, the Vermont legislature overrode the governor’s veto against gay marriage – thus making the state the first state to go so far in the legislature.

The obvious conclusion that people of faith should reach is this: liberals are not to be trusted as leaders of our communities, states, and our country. Why? Because even someone like Barack Obama, who is against gay marriage, will do nothing to stop gay marriage. Unlike President Bush, who appointed Justices Roberts and Alito to combat abortion, the appointees of Obama will undoubtedly be pro-gay marriage. Of course Obama will publically decry their decision for good show, but he will have invariably helped to further the homosexual agenda.

This is exactly what happened in Iowa.

My question is: how can Christians really be backing these politicians and policies. Surely they must now begin to realize that a vote even for a “moderate” Democrat is a vote for a radical liberal-atheist agenda because these are the kinds of people they put on the courts. It does make me glad that the only five decent justices on the US Supreme Court (Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy) are all Catholic. I also find some hope in that my distant liberal family members in Iowa are almost guaranteed to be alienated by the onslaught of the immoral and intrinsically evil and disordered acts promoted by the liberals and thus vote for those who are opposed to the Left.

I do, however, have to take a look at the Christian behavior of the last forty years and ask how well we have done to model Christian sexual ethics. The country is nearly 90% Christian but how many of these have justified all sorts of immoral activity? How many Christians are addicted to pornography? How many Christians of the last forty years have loved their future spouses enough to wait for them and retain their purity for their wedding night?

This is by no means a call for judgment upon our Christian brothers and sisters but rather a call to love as God loves. We cannot expect others to live up to the Christian ideal if we do not make some attempt to do it ourselves. For how can we say that adultery is permissible – just as long as it is between two consenting heterosexuals? How can we condemn disordered homosexual lusts and orgies and then condone disordered heterosexual lusts and orgies?

I challenge Christians to reclaim the truth about their bodies and live it. Every action begins with a thought. If we really thought truly about ourselves, we must act on that truth. In the end, it won’t be a clever argument that wins the hearts of sinners, but rather it will be truth proclaimed in word and deed.

To win this war, we must be saints.

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