Thursday, October 01, 2009

You've Got to Love "Tolerance"

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We continue to get lessons and lectures on "tolerance".

One of the most recent goes something like this:

"On Friday, 9-25-09, I received 15 R-71 signs and put them out in the University Place area. As of Tuesday morning, 9-29-09, only 6 of the 15 were okay and remained where I put them."

Let me tell you what happened, what messages were sent back to this person and others who saw the defaced signs, the solution from someone else in another area and my personal observation regarding what I feel is the real lesson in this.

Nine of the 15 signs in University Place had been broken off or defaced with messages, including two with swastikas spray painted on them. The messages included:

"F--- you homophobe"
"Real love is one man and one man"
"man and man-woman and woman"
"Everyone should be equal-equal-equal-equal"
"One man and one man--one woman and one woman=LOVE"

And so on.

In a email from another person involved in the same effort, different area, relayed similar stories of sign destruction. He said, "I think these folks prefer boycotts and parades to tearing out signs. Taking out the signs is hard work, boycotts and parades are not. I just keep putting new signs up and now they have grown tired of it and leave them alone."

He used the word "persistence". Indeed.

I think there is also an unintended message in this.

Clearly there is a deep need to affirm a lifestyle as an acceptable identity. There is also a double standard regarding "tolerance".

But there is also something else.

I personally think these kinds of actions point out why homosexuals have a difficult time believing that Christians don't hate them, but rather stand against their attempt to legalize and enshrine into law as normal that which is not normal and to deconstruct the institution of marriage. There is no historical, theological or social basis to justify so-called homosexual "marriage".

Every major religion condemns it and no successful society has ever made homosexual relationships equal to marriage.

This realization leads to desperation, hate and a need to destroy anyone who opposes their agenda.

And it seems to preclude their ability to accept the fact that Christians do not hate them. Christians hate the destructive lifestyle and are not willing to incorporate that as a legal norm and equal to marriage. Without justification for the lifestyle, the only response left for homosexual advocates, it seems, is often personal destruction toward those who have a different view.

Christians also know of the grace and restoration that is found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son. In that all have sinned, we pray for God's deliverance and restoration for every person.

When one has been restored and redeemed in Christ, it is an easy matter to believe that everyone who disagrees with you does not necessarily hate you, because God's Spirit has dealt and is dealing with any hate you may have harbored.

It is said, "Those who the Son sets free are free indeed."

Freedom is a wonderful thing.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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  1. What a freedom we have indeed. Well said and a insight to what tolerance/hate differences are. Thanks for the good and Godly words of wisdom

  2. You are correct. Homosexuals do have a deep seated need for respectability. Legalizing same sex marriage in an attempt to gain respectability is akin to a hit man demanding that murder be legalized so he can feel respectable.

    Both are wrong and deeply flawed.

    Normal, mature adults do not have temper tantrums. Marriage (real marriage) forces people to accept responsibility and greatly matures a person. The only thing that will mature a person more is becoming a parent.

    Marriage and parenthood are both marked by selflessness. Both the husband and the wife sacrifice for the other. Both parents sacrifice for their children.

    Homosexuality is all about selfishness. Gratification of sexual desires even at the risk of serious disease. These people will never mature into adults.

    They have not respect for others.

    They do not allow others to live and let live.

    They seek revenge against anyone who gets between them and what they want.

    Lord help us if they ever became the majority.

  3. There is a spirit that is out for blood. It has a thirst for the lifeblood, the temperament and disposition of the Christian. It works through people who are under it's spell. It lusts for preacher blood, pastor blood, any
    Christian blood. There are people who react to that spirit's influence, not even aware as to why they do those things as they
    are under it.
    Maybe another sign should be next to these signs that get defaced, that says, "If you are being tempted into defacing this sign, pray the following: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.-Matthew 6:9b- 13."

    John 8:31-32
    Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    Acts 16:31....Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..

  4. "Lord help us if they ever became the majority."

    then you needn't worry yourself. Gays have no intention of becoming a majority, they just want to be a minority with equal rights. Why does that scare you so?

  5. Why is not what was wriiten investifated as a hate crime ?

    Which I never understood about hate crime legislation . Ot always seemed to aimed to support political view points , not deal with crimes motivated by hate .


  6. 2:10-It does not 'scare' us, we just think it's stupid! You are single people, trying to become something that can NEVER be--equal to 'marraige'--keep the status quo-live in a country that allows you to live your lifeslye, as it always has been, and stay out of our authenic marraiges--no fears, just standing up for God's 'rule' of one man/one women marriages--period!

  7. Defacing your signs was wrong. Period. A better response would have been to find a legal place in which to post their own signs expressing their legal opinions as well. Both sides of this issue seem to be on the edge of sliding into a terrible cycle of lowering themselves to each others level. Make your points, let the voters decide. It is a time honored tradition in this country to use fear to get others to vote a certain way. The anti R-71 folks use it to make otherwise rational people insecure, while the other side uses guilt. In the end each of us must simply ask ourselves "does this bill harm my marriage? What are the Pros and Cons of this bill?" In the end, what will be will be.


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