Thursday, May 26, 2011

Marriage Under Assault In DC---Again

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While Christians, conservatives and most who care about the safety of our children, were welcoming the resignation of President Obama's "Safe Schools Czar," founder of Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and gay activist, Kevin Jennings; some of the President's advisory council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships joined the President's national war on the Defense of Marriage Amendment (DOMA).

Rev. Nancy Wilson, a lesbian and member of the President's Faith Based council, told the press, "We come to our nation's capitol to tell our elected officials that our marriages count and that DOMA should be repealed,"---echoing the President's sentiments.

Ironically, in the name of morality, there is a growing assault against those who support natural marriage. The charge? Immorality.

Their inversion of biblical truth brings Paul's words to the Roman Christians (Romans Ch.1) to mind.

"How many gays does God have to create before the world will treat us equally?" they ask.

In support of ENDA and the defeat of DOMA, Rev. Wilson declared, "It is a failure of this nation's moral and constitutional character to deny federal benefits to married couples or deny job security to people who just want to feed and clothe their families."

She spoke of her 33-year "marriage," "made legal in Massachusetts in 2004."

In the economy of the new morality of the President and these activists, it is immoral to stand on biblical teaching on the matter of homosexual behavior and natural marriage and it is moral to affirm, celebrate, normalize and legalize it.

I hear the voice of Saint Paul writing to the Roman Christians and those who would follow, "There are those who have exchanged the truth of God for a lie"---they have "become futile in their thoughts and their foolish hearts were darkened"---"vile passions, a debased mind," echoing and affirming the teaching of the Old Testament on the subject.

These are not my words. I'm merely reminding you of them. And we are called a bigot.

The President's response to these particular Scriptures has been to identify them as "obscure" or misunderstood. Too many in the church have chosen silence, while the more blatant response by activists is simply---"Get over it," the title of a video that is circulating, particularly among the youth, advocating they put aside biblical teaching on marriage and homosexual behavior, because it's outdated. Irrelevant. And the church, too often, affirms it with our silence.

Bishop Yvette Flunder, founder of Refuge Ministries, told the press, "Too many have committed suicide," concluding, "One of our elected officials in Minnesota just yesterday said: How many gay people will God have to create before the world will treat us equally?"

With these kinds of arguments, they are demanding that the Christian church forsake biblical teaching, the federal government affirm their sexual behavior and our culture abandon 5000 years of social precedence and declare it normal.

In an email we received yesterday, I was vigorously accused of basing my beliefs on the "bible".

I plead guilty. How about you?

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Informed.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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