By David Outten
If you believe homosexuality is morally wrong — that God himself has condemned the behavior — then you’re a “homophobe.” You don’t have to be afraid of homosexuals. You don’t have to be afraid of being infected with AIDS. You’re a “homophobe” if you don’t condone gay sex.
Those who love to use the label “homophobe” see their enemies as cruel, judgmental people standing for outdated concepts of morality. Until you’re ready to wave the white flag and abandon a biblical concept of morality, you are a threat to the sexual revolution.
Sexual revolutionaries have taken the White House, the Senate, many courts, most colleges, many schools and many churches. They’ve gained the support of most American corporations. Their first and most adamant allies have been the media outlets. In fact, more than just allies, some in the media are generals in the revolution.
Even Christians watch television stories about people born gay who cannot help being “what they are.” Sympathy is aroused when anyone is critical of their natural condition. Many Christians are abandoning biblical values in favor of such media sales pitches.
The truth about the gay lifestyle is not presented on television. The health issues and the death toll from gay sex are enormous.
At the root of the sexual revolution is the idea that men and women are right to pursue whatever sexual gratification they desire. The idea is that if you were born to desire something that’s just who you are and you are entitled to be who you are. To criticize someone for their “sexual orientation” is wicked, cruel prejudice — like racism.
Biblical morality sees mankind as sinners, born into a world driven by lust. It sees God’s commands for human behavior as good, healthy and “holy.” It sees “the lusts of the flesh” as evil and unhealthy. Jesus came to enable the forgiveness of those who have sinned and to free mankind from enslavement to vile, unhealthy lusts.
The drive of the sexual revolution is to see lusts satisfied. The drive of Judeo/Christian morality is to overcome lust and live a healthier, more “holy” lifestyle. Yes, this means that those intent on pursuing lusts are seen as “unholy.” Yes, it means they are seen as “sinners.” No, it does not mean they are hated. Christians are called by God to love sinners and to do what they can to set them free from their lusts. Christians are not “holy” themselves. They’re in a constant battle to walk in freedom from lust.
Bottom line, one side sees lust as good, the other sees lust as bad.
Revolutions have consequences. As America abandons Judeo/Christian morality in favor of the sexual revolution, there is more pornography, disease, divorce, fatherlessness, child abuse, poverty, crime and welfare.
The model for “holy” sexual behavior condoned in the Bible is to save sex for the faithful marriage of a man and a woman. Couples who live this lifestyle tend to live in better health and experience greater prosperity. Their children are less inclined to go to jail and more inclined to get a good education and a good job. Ironically, studies show they even enjoy sex more.
The media loves to arouse sympathy for gays who feel bad because they are looked down on by those who see themselves as more “holy.” The media seldom seeks to arouse sympathy for the young criminal in prison who killed someone in a gang initiation because his was not brought up by two parents advocating “holiness.”
Yes, if you advocate holiness, as defined in the Bible, you will consider any sex outside of marriage a “sin.” If, out of fear of being considered judgmental, you condone sin, how can you advocate holiness? It’s like saying, “You should save sex for marriage, unless you don’t want to,” or “You should not use profanity, unless you want to.”
It is not an act of love to condone sin. If Christians, feeling sympathy aroused by the media, endorse the sexual revolution, many children will suffer the consequences. Over 30,000 young men acquire the AIDS virus every year as the result of gay sex. Is it an act of love to tell little boys, “It’s okay to be gay?” Is it an act of love to condone pornography? Is it an act of love to teach children that the traditional family is no better than any other?
We must not abandon the pursuit of holiness to make people feel better about their lusts. To do so is to create a culture more like hell and less like heaven.