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Homosexuality Continues Its Assault On Our Society

by  Kyle Butt, M.A.

The homosexual community has tried almost everything in its power to make their sinful lifestyle appear legitimate (Romans 1:18-32). Homosexuals have suggested that since some animals exhibit homosexual tendencies, it must be a “natural” way of life. Same-sex defenders have suggested that homosexuality is genetic, and those who are engaged in it cannot help themselves due to their genetic composition. Others have proposed that it is not genetic, but it is helpful and constructive to a society, and that all “loving” homosexual relationships should be affirmed.

In truth, all of the attempts to justify homosexuality have failed miserably. Homosexuality is a chosen, sinful lifestyle that is destructive both to individuals and societies that allow the practice to thrive. Many Americans understand the destructive nature of homosexuality and have repeatedly tried to protect our culture from the practice. Those efforts are consistently being undermined by many governmental authorities in high places. Recently, Pete Yost, Associated Press writer, reported on the White House’s latest attempt to encourage homosexuality. He noted that the Attorney General said, “President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration cannot defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman” (Yost, 2011)

In addition to the Barack Obama’s reversal of his stance on the federal law defining marriage as between one man and one woman, the state of Hawaii recently added new legislation encouraging homosexuality. Hawaiian governor Neil Abercrombie signed a law stating that, starting January 1, 2012, homosexual couples will have all the same rights as heterosexual couples (Neisse, 2011).

Such legislation and support for the sin of homosexuality is on the rise, and seems to be increasing by the day. Sadly, that means that our society cannot expect to be a nation that is “under God” and receive His blessings if it continues to promote and condone such sinful behavior. The apostle Peter reminded his readers that God turned “the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes [and], condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:6, emp. added). As Christians, we must love our nation and fellow citizens enough to remind them that homosexuality is a sin. We must care enough for our nation to do all that is within our power and moral responsibility to dissuade our nation from accepting such aberrant, destructive behavior. We should pray that the Lord will be patient, and pray that He will give us courage to “open our mouths boldly” to preach the truth about homosexuality and its eternally devastating consequences.

REFERENCES

Niesse, Mark (2011), “Hawaii’s Governor Signs Civil Unions Into Law,” http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41746743/ns/us_news/.

Yost, Pete (2011), “White House Reverses Policy on Rule Banning Recognition of Same-Sex Unions,” http://www.theledger.com/article/20110223/NEWS/102235037/1410?Title=White-House-Reverses-Policy-on-Rule-Banning-Recognition-of-Same-Sex-Unions.




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