Skip to main content

Apropos of which...

A few years ago a local church posted the phrase "GAY IS NOT OK" on the sign outside its door. Admittedly, the phrasing lent itself to the lie that it's sexual orientation rather than behavior which is the issue when it comes to the Christian problem with homosexuality. But in any case, the gay community responded promptly and decisively.

Hundreds of protestors promptly descended on the church. Before many hours had passed, the sign had changed. It now read "ADULTERY IS NOT OK." Presumably adulterers are not so politically conscious.

Whether the American Psychological Association convention which first entertained the notion that homosexuality is not a mental aberration or various church conventions considering trashing the teachings of the Bible and historic Christianity on homosexuality, confrontation and physical intimidation have been hallmarks of the sexual revisionist movement.

And we've allowed ourselves to be intimidated. And where, by contrast, have the demonstrators been to support those Christian bakers whose consciences would not permit them to bake "wedding" cakes for gay couples? When Indiana was considering its own version of the law Bill Clinton signed to protect religious freedom, the gay protestors were everywhere. But where were the Christians whose religious liberty was at stake?

As it happens, I went directly from writing my last post to Drudge- where I found this.

And we can't even be bothered standing up to psychological intimidation. ELCA and PCUSA laypeople couldn't even be bothered to speak out as their denominations were deciding to deny the Faith as regards sexual ethics. And in many cases, they still can't be.

Neither, for that matter, can LCMS Lutherans or other conservative Christians who are fortunate enough to be members of denominations which continue to confess that Faith be inconvenienced enough by it to stand up and be counted.

Even here, people are losing their jobs and their livelihoods for the sake of the Faith. But not many. It's easier to burn a few grains of incense to the Emperor.

Maybe we need to be reminded sometimes just why the symbol of our religion is a cross rather than a recliner chair.

HT: Drudge


Popular posts from this blog

Jan Chamberlain's rhetoric is too strong. But the stand she has taken is right.

I do not share the religion of Jan Chamberlain. I don't even pray to the same god. But I can't help but admire the integrity of the woman who quit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rather than sing at Donald Trump's inauguration.

Ms. Chamberlain, like me, voted for Evan McMullin in November. Like me, she holds no brief for Hillary Clinton or her agenda. But she cannot, as she put it, "throw roses at Hitler."

As I've said before, comparing Trump to Hitler strikes me as harsh. I believe that Trump is a power-hungry narcissist who exhibits disturbing signs of psychopathy, like Hitler. Like Hitler, he has stigmatized  defenseless minorities- Muslims and undocumented aliens, rather than Jews- and made them scapegoats for the nation's troubles. Like Hitler, he has ridden a wave of irrational hatred and emotion to power. Like Hitler's, his agenda foreshadows disaster for the nation he has been chosen to lead.

But he's not going to set up death camps for Musli…

Neither Evan McMullin nor his movement are going away

Evan McMullin has devoted most of his post-college life- even to the point of foregoing marriage and a family- to fighting ISIS and al Qaeda and our nation's deadliest enemies as a clandestine officer for the CIA. He has done so at the risk of his life.

He has seen authoritarianism in action close-up. One of his main jobs overseas was to locate and facilitate the elimination of jihadist warlords. Evan McMullin knows authoritarians.

And when he looks at Donald Trump, what he sees is an authoritarian like the ones he fought overseas. He knows Donald Trump. After leaving the CIA he served as policy director for the Republican majority in the United States House of Representatives. He tells about his first encounter with The Donald in that role in this opinion piece he wrote for today's New York Times.

In fact, when Mitt Romney and Tom Coburn and all the others who were recruited to run as a conservative third-party candidate against Trump and Hillary Clinton backed out,  McMulli…

Huzzah! Once again, 45 does something majorly right!

First. he appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and now 45 has- at long last- initiated a sensible space policy, with a plan to promote a "rapid and affordable" return to the moon carried out by private enterprise by 2020.  Afterward, it will be onward to Mars and beyond.

This is a great idea for three reasons. First, private enterprise is the future of space exploration, and as far as I know we will be the first spacefaring nation to put most of its eggs in that basket. Second, it's nice to have eggs! Since the Obama administration canceled the Constellation program to develop the Ares booster and the Orion crew vehicle (though it subsequently reinstated the Orion part of the program), the United States has been twiddling its thumbs while China has taken great leaps toward the moon and other countries- including Russia, India, and Japan- have to various degrees intensified their own space programs. It would be both tragic and foolhardy for the nation which first…