A.J. Castellitto
June 3, 2015
The new abnormal
By A.J. Castellitto

"Conservative Christians may be in a minority, but thank God we have a richer understanding of what it means to be human and to be free....." – Carl R. Trueman

For the faithful, God-fearing Christian, the whole gay thing is dicey. But as Christians, we can't separate the truth of Original Sin (and our tendency to be led by our carnal lusts) from the realities of our modern society. Some lusts are easier to hide, while some lusts are wholly embraced, but Christians have been asleep at the wheel for so long that now our righteous reaction appears an overreaction. We don't hate 'gays' nor are we better than them......

However, I would argue that being 'gay' is illegitimate. It is a counter-purpose behavior that has been wrongly acknowledged and legitimized. If I ignore my natural biological makeup and act counter to it, I would need to be corrected or discouraged from proceeding thus. Such inclinations and tendencies go against natural, biological and spiritual health and wellness. I may remain faithfully single and celibate, but I proceed in rebellion to my own detriment.

Of course, there is also the issue of 'gender identity,' which is simply 'sexual orientation' taken to the extreme (a.k.a. sex orientation on steroids). Tragically, once you entertain the one, the gateway becomes wide open.

Once 'anything goes,' it isn't long before all human dignity and reason go out the window. A boundless, laissez faire approach to morality and society may sound good to the less discerning among us, however, the logical conclusion of such slippery slopes paints a highly troubling and arbitrary picture.....

"boredom – presented as justification for remaking the marriage bond speaks of a self-absorbed approach to life where stimulation and personal entertainment are now almost the only ethical criteria (except for the increasingly tenuous principle of consent). Indeed, the unthinking moral solipsism of this present age is on full display – "If it is good for me, it must be good for society" is dangerous enough as a principle of social ethics. To replace that with "If it cures my boredom, it must be good for society" is lunacy."

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/06/freedom-is-a-sexual-ponzi-scheme

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A.J. Castellitto

A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.

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