By Michael Glatze
Homosexuality is a problem. Let’s just be clear: Everybody knows that homosexuality is not the same thing as heterosexuality. But what not everybody understands is that homosexuality is not a perversion of heterosexuality. Homosexuality is a perversion of the correct relationship between God and His creation, man.
Thus, since God is male and His creation – man – is male, the appropriate relationship (under the Headship of Christ) is to be satisfied in spiritual union with God. That is why Paul, in 1 Corinthians 6, says we have “become one spirit” with God. And, it is also why Paul describes, in Romans 1, the pattern of degradation that takes place when men turn from God. Ultimately, it results in homosexuality, because the man – seeking for a spiritual fellowship with God – positions himself either as a “god” for another man, or in the position of worshiping another man as “god.”
That is the deification of man spoken of clearly in Plato’s “Symposium,” in which a dialogue among seemingly learned men arrives at the conclusion that homosexuality is the highest form of love. No, it is not just an alternative to heterosexuality; it is something else, entirely.
In fact, during biblical times, the vast majority of Rome’s emperors had homosexual relationships with men, all while also “using” women as procreative slaves, to be sure. In a culture of emperor worship, homosexuality = Man-as-God … ring any bells?!
I don’t think it’s coincidental that President/Emperor Obama is referred to by some as “the first gay president,” and he has no qualms weaving together “gay rights” with “civil rights” in a single breath, positioning himself even further as the Great Human Emancipator (which causes gays to love him viscerally – even if they don’t agree with every aspect of his policies).
Christians – yes, you – we do have a solution. The solution is found in the same place where it was found back when Paul encountered a society that deified Man through homosexual “worship.” Men lead society, and women follow. What men elect to do will have an effect on the responses of women. That, also, is the natural order of things, which is why many have suggested that the feminist movement was, simply, a natural reaction to the lack of strong masculinity in their homes and in the culture around them. Women need strong men; are you, men, willing to be one?!
To be strong, as men, Christian men must understand that homosexuality is a direct raping of the relationship between Man and God – NOT, as some have suggested, a perfectly viable sexual “choice” open to the same freedoms that any other “consensual choice” seems to have in our relativistic society. Sure, Christian truth may not become the law of our land any time soon (though it certainly could), but Christian truth can certainly become the law of our lives – and it should, if we hope to make an impact on our world!
God gifted me with a personal walk through homosexuality to the other side. Now, today, I’m happy and living a good, God-honoring life. I am satisfied with my God; thus, He is satisfied with me. And in that satisfaction I am able to share with people the kind of Christianity I know honors my Lord and Savior, the kind of Christianity that offers hope, healing and promise to people who seem to have forgotten that any of those three things could even exist any longer.
I hope that some, considering how to respond to the Boy Scouts fiasco of the past week, will reconnect with their true, biblical Christian masculinity, a satisfying relationship between God and man that grows, and grows, and grows, as the days go by. Never let culture dictate your view on homosexuality; only let God open your eyes to the truth … and do not be afraid to acknowledge it when He does.
Michael Glatze made headlines in 2007, when he “came out” of homosexuality. Since then, he has pursued a life of Christian ministry. He lives in Wyoming.