Disciple of Thecla
5/14/12 at 05:30 AM 2 Comments

Regarding Homosexuality: Be Not Afraid

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In the days following Obama's self-aggrandizing endorsement of gay marriages, Christian bloggers have been asserting that homosexuality is a sin and that we need to preserve traditional marriage. Obama's endorsement immediately came after the North Carolina vote, which banned gay marriage through a much larger margin than Christians predicted. Obama's self-serving comments might have zero impact whatsoever upon the institution of marriage in our nation.
Obama merely came out in support to excite the liberals, win votes, earn millions of funds, and to smear Romney. The liberals are very excited. Even Newsweek went so far as to call Obama "The First Gay President" with a rainbow halo over his head. Hm. How does Newsweek know Obama is gay? I wonder what Michelle Obama thinks about her husband being gay...
But this might have no impact whatsoever upon marriage and homosexuality. Gay marriage is not a part of Obama's campaign platform and is not a stated objective. The only way Obama would strive for those things would be if he benefited somehow, especially if these things enabled him to win the election.
About preserving marriage... anyone who has read my blog knows my views on the matter. Marriage is more than one man and one woman. Marriage is a lifelong commitment and purpose. In order to genuinely preserve marriage, we need to target the high divorces, and we need to demythologize marriage in our society. The purpose - not merely the appearance - of marriage must be restored. And we also need to assert that being single and celibate is good and sensible. Marriage is not for everyone, and that is okay. In other words, we need to battle the cultural deterioration that began before Obama came into office.
And then, there is the standard "people do not have to stay gay." Paul of Tarsus condemned heterosexuality just as much as he condemned homosexuality (Galatians 5:19). About conversions and ex-gays... why would people go from one sexual orientation prone to sin and become another sexual orientation also prone to sin? Paul wished for all people to be celibate, just as himself (1 Corinthians 7:7). Even so, if they want to change their sexual orientation, that is their choice, and there is nothing wrong with that.
The best way for Christians to share the Gospel and to convince people against sexual sin is to preach about the beauty of the soul and about the superiority of the human soul over the body. When people yearn for what is spiritual, they cease yearning for physical desires (Galatians 5:16-17, 2 Corinthians 10:3). Sexual sin falls to the wayside and becomes abandoned, discarded, in favor of spiritual purity and the restoration of the human soul.

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