Dennis Campbell
August 18, 2004
Criticize 'gays' and be ready to pay the price
By Dennis Campbell

Well, the truth is out about me, and it is not pleasant.

It seems that I am a "right wing nut job" for whom hell awaits, my writing a "hate-filled, drooling, ignorant rant."

That's not all I am "blinded by hatred and fear," no better than "a hypocritical Pharisee, judging others" when I should be examining my own "hateful behavior, discerning its cause, and rooting it out" of my soul.

All that for telling the truth.

My great sin, in the eyes of gentle soul who authored the lovely words above, was to assert that homosexuality and Christianity are incompatible.

In today's popular American culture, where the worst thing one can be called is intolerant (unless one is intolerant of true Christianity, President Bush, conservative principles, and Ann Coulter, which is acceptable), homosexuals have become our most pampered, pandered-to and protected sub-culture.

The homosexual agenda is focused, relentless, and highly successful. It has succeeded in making immoral sexual behavior acceptable to half the population. It has succeeded in introducing homosexuality to our children, even those in grade school. It has succeeded in causing enormous harm to the Boy Scouts the Scouts, for crying out loud!

And now, it is attempting to pervert the church. One might think that homosexuals have been successful in this regard because of the recent (and scandalous) elevation of an openly homosexual Episcopalian priest, engaged in an illicit love affair with a man after having left his wife, to bishop.

However, you must remember that those in the church who are attempting to make homosexuality acceptable are at best misguided and at worst what Scripture calls tares, nearly indistinguishable from wheat and sown in an enemy's fields in ancient times to ruin his harvest.

Of tares and wheat, Jesus said: "Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 'First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"

The person referenced above says that his relationship "is not a part of my sin. It is a glorious gift from God. God did not call me to live a life of celibacy. He called me to share the gifts and love that I have with one special person. Since that person also happens to be a good Christian man, I count myself blessed."

Blessed by whom? Here is what God says in the first chapter of Romans: "...God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."

Maybe God has changed His mind about homosexuality. Perhaps He has outgrown His anachronistic views and realizes that loving, same-sex relationships are a good and healthy thing. Apparently our letter-writer thinks so. Regarding marriage, he says that "The definitions of marriage like acceptance of slavery have changed over time. Polygamy was perfectly acceptable when the Bible was first written, so the whole argument of 'God said it was one man and one woman' is inaccurate, at best."

Those determined to do what they will and find Scripture opposing them have this endemic habit of assuring us hide-bound Bible-thumpers that all of the translations done over the past 2000 years are inaccurate, and at the least God has relaxed His standards, perhaps in light of the great knowledge we have today.

Maybe God is sorry He said, "I am the Lord. I change not."

The final word, of course, is God's, and His words to Timothy through the Apostle Paul are as clear a summation of the desperate state of American culture today as could be written:

"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God...loaded down with sins and...swayed by all kinds of evil desires...."

Our angry homosexual is shocked that I would "presume to know the mind of God." Well, I only know what He has revealed, and it is clear that it does not include His church calling good what He has called evil.

© Dennis Campbell

 

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