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Conservative surrender on same-sex marriage?

Posted By Joseph Farah On 09/04/2010 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

The homosexual press has noticed.

In an enlightening commentary on a homosexual activist blog, we get this observation: “But isn’t it something how the issue of marriage equality is slowly starting to tear at the GOP. What a difference a few years make. In 2004, there was nary a Republican that could get behind the issue of marriage equality without looking like a Benedict Arnold. And now? The trend is shifting big time.”

And that’s really the context needed to understand why WND took the stand it did with Ann Coulter upon her acceptance of the headliner position at GOProud’s Homocon event this month.

The conservative movement is nearing surrender on the issue – even while public opinion stands firmly committed against same-sex marriage.

This is the way it works in our political culture.

The people vote and express their will in overwhelming numbers to affirm something as basic as traditional marriage between one man and one woman. Judges assail the process and explain that only bigotry could explain their votes. Election results are overturned. Homosexuals celebrate. Conservatives cave.

Conservatives are simply not freedom fighters, as I have explained many times. In fact, there are some so-called “conservatives” cheering on what they see.

“In time, gay people will be married, extending the valuable social institution of marriage to more people,” writes blogger Jon Henke of TheNextRight.com. “In time, conservatives will argue that the positive impact that marriage has on the gay community is further evidence of the importance of the institution of marriage.”

The list of conservatives surrendering has been noticed by the homosexual activists, as the homosexual blogger notes: “Ted Olson, Margaret Hoover, Meghan McCain, Glenn Beck, Laura Bush, Steve Schmidt, Cindy McCain, Charlie Baker, Elisabeth Hasselbeck … it’s like each day a new high-profile conservative jumps on the marriage equality bandwagon.”

I, for one, don’t plan on giving up. Someone needs to hold the celebrities accountable. Someone needs to offer correction.

If we lose the battle over marriage, I’m not sure there’s much left to preserve. Marriage is literally the building block of our civilization. Destroy it and you destroy the foundation.

The enemy knows this.

Do our so-called allies?

I am ashamed of these people who should know better flirting with the destruction of a 6,000-year-old, God-created institution with no regard for the unforeseen and unimaginable consequences.

That’s why I will not be silent. I will not go quietly into the night.

If there is a subject upon which the Bible is crystal clear – from beginning to end – it is homosexuality. Another subject about which no one can misinterpret what the Bible says is marriage. Let’s examine the text:

  • Leviticus 18:22 (KJV): “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
  • Romans 1:22-27: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

Some suggest Jesus Himself was silent on these matters. Nothing could be further from the truth. First of all, Jesus said He did not come to overturn the law but to fulfill it. He taught that He was and is the Word – its living fulfillment. He explained that He is eternal and created the Heavens, the Earth and man. The Bible also says God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. And Yeshua never contradicted any of the law. He quoted from it. He taught from it. He explained it. He affirmed it. On the road to Emmaus, He gave two disciples a Bible study from the Torah, revealing Himself at the very core of it.

The law, in fact, was the measuring stick by which He was judged perfect and worthy of serving as the atonement for the sins of mankind – including the sin of abominations like homosexuality.

But Jesus also spoke very specifically and clearly on the subject of marriage.

In Matthew 19:4-6, it says: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

Here Jesus had a golden opportunity to explain any middle ground in this issue of men and women – if there were any.

There is no middle ground on this issue.

Either you believe the Bible or you don’t.

If you don’t, there are consequences. If you do, you are obligated to take a stand for righteousness. Of course, there are worldly consequences for that, too – for some apparently too great to accept.

Followers of Jesus have a choice: They can please God or please men. They can accept God’s laws, which are not burdensome, and obey them, or they can reject them and try to tickle the ears of men. They can offend God or offend men.

But followers of Jesus cannot find some happy medium where they can please God and please the world. Nobody can.

I choose obedience.


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