We often hear about the plight of homosexuals in America. For the movement as a whole, they have every corner of the culture in solidarity with their agenda, which is to breakdown the social norms of tradition and recast it in their image; one where constant victim hood and sexual deviance is celebrated and protected, and those who are against such things are vilified and marginalized by the secular armies of an increasingly anti-Christ culture.
I ask this one question, one I've found myself pondering more and more: Does the true to the word Christian still have the right to express his or her opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage in particular?
I cannot be a Christian and be opposed to peoples of another race having the same freedoms that I do, therefore as a born again believer and student of the Word of God, there is no marriage of similarities between homosexuals and African Americans when it comes to civil rights. That long winded talking point is but a cloud of flatulent distortion. Blacks in America were not allowed to vote, eat in the same diners, ride in the front of bus, drink at the same water fountains, or go to the same movie theaters as white Americans. Homosexuals, and I've made this point time and time again, not only have the same freedoms as straight men and women, but in many cases particularly in the entertainment arena hold a lot more power and influence than even many high profile blacks. I have never heard of or read about an instance where homosexuals were denied entrance into a movie theater, nor have I seen any signs above said theater that read "Straights Only"
Gay people can sit anywhere they like on a bus, boy my father would have loved that right growing up in the segregated south in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.
I could go on and on about the inaccurate line from homosexuals and their allies in regards to their desire to tie themselves to the Civil Rights Movement in America; but I have more important issues to discuss.
Back to the question about the believer in America: Do we still have the right to oppose homosexuality and gay marriage?
In 2014 does a Christian football player in the NFL face backlash for simply disagreeing with the lifestyle of former Mizzou defensive end Michael Sam? To say, "I don't agree with his lifestyle, I might feel uncomfortable being his teammate because of my religious beliefs" Is that the foundation of hatred or one's devotion to their faith and adherence to the Bible?
Eric Erickson made valid points in his article concerning gay marriage, but the questions I have aren't about government force, but the cultural and social force by way of intimidation, marginalization, and outright hatred for those who do not hate gay people but hate the sin of homosexuality.
Why was Chris Brussard of ESPN made to apologize for his opposition to NBA center Jason Collins admission of being a gay man, and yet Jason Collins was celebrated across the media spectrum, President Obama called and personally congratulated him as though Collins had saved thirty children and three old women from a burning housing project or had won the Medal of Honor.
I ask these questions of course already knowing the answer, which is explained in Isiah 5:20 "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."
People like Chris Brussard and those who share his Christian views are evil, they're bigoted, haters, and anti-gay. Jason Collins and Michael Sam are heroes, men to be exalted by a wicked culture and media who hate God and his Word. They hate God because they are enemies of God in their minds through wicked and sinful works.
By that very basic reality, because this culture and the media hate God, Chris Brussard saying something so harmful as to say Collins and other homosexuals can be saved by asking God for forgiveness, is not only a comment of love, but one that is based in truth. To ask for forgiveness of sins and to trust Jesus Christ and accept him into your heart the sinful life you once led passes away and a new life and new creation takes its place. But to suggest with the best intentions that homosexuals repent and trust Jesus is seen as an act of bigotry and a warning shot in this war gays have long declared on God, his Word, and those who life by his Word; not the other way around.
I ask once again: Do Christians still have the right to oppose homosexuality and gay marriage without being attacked?
And if we do not, and the time is coming where believers are strong armed into this new conformity where the culture and media tell us exactly what is expressed in Isiah 5:20, at that point the so called tolerant have become the intolerant. Although, haven't they already?