Monday, July 03, 2006



USA To-gay

No, that isn't a typo. It's an editorial comment about the apparent, ongoing attempt by USA Today to mainstream the so-called "gay" lifestyle. I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of it. (Add in there much of the other media also shilling for the decadent.

Today's particular story was in the "Life" section. It was the cover story and quite long. A lot of text there considering that most of the American populace has the attention span of a gnat if you believe media consultants. The paper must really consider it important to rival War and Peace in the fluff section. The subject was elderly homosexuals and their happiness in finding a retirement community in gay-friendly Santa Fe, New Mexico, that caters to retired men and women engaged in the lifestyle. One can hear the weepy violins playing as the text is read.

A couple of lines in the copy struck me rather forcefully. One quote was from Terry Kaelbaer, an activist. He mentioned how things have changed in society, as once such things were considered "immoral," but now it's ollie ollie oxen free. The next was from the person who runs the place. She said "if they have golf communities, why not..."

That was rich, and you have to wonder if she thought about the implications of what she just said. You can choose to play golf or not to play golf, can't you? Think about it a moment. She just compared something one is supposedly born with and unable to help with something one is NOT born doing and is optional. She'd probably die before she'd admit it, but she's fairly close to the truth there. No matter what the psychobabble crowd says.

As to the prior remark about immorality, earth to whoever. Regardless of what the media or the wine and brie crowd out in Santa Fe think, it's STILL immoral. And it is sad that a mainstream newspaper with national circulation feels the need to celebrate immorality and try to further get the toehold into culture through sympathetic reporting. Actually, that wasn't reporting. That was advocacy journalism much better suited to an activist journal or editorial rather than masquerading as news.

USA Today and others who push the "agenda" will be held accountable in eternity by God Himself, as His Word makes abundantly clear:

. . . although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them (Romans 1:32)

. . . Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals (1 Corinthians 6:9).

The Emergent Church tribe loves to ignore Scriptures such as this, but they're not going away no matter how much they try to deconstruct, redefine, unpack, impugn or whine. Is there hope for people engaged in sinful lifestyles? Of course there is. Jesus can change anyone's life. But there is not salvation without those engaged in sin first recognizing that they are indeed sinners. You can't keep one sin and call God a liar by saying it isn't sin. Jesus said that if you love Him, you obey His commandments. Not engaging in immorality is one of them. Game, set and match.

2 comments:

Randy said...

So, making a pledge to the American flag isnt't idol worship?

You can make a pledge to a cotton flag and a country, but that isn't idol worship? That sounds like a conflict with "Make no other gods before me."

So, please... please... please stop saying that we don't know our Bibles...

SolaMeanie said...

Randy,

You obviously don't understand idol worship, proper application of Scripture or geopolitical issues in the mundane world. You're going to have to do a lot better than that to justify Emergent Church theology.

When you start displaying a better grasp of exegesis and hermeneutics, I might begin giving you credit for knowing how to properly interpret and apply Scripture. I suggest beginning in Leviticus 26:1. There are three little words in that passage that will give you a clue on its meaning. Have loads of fun, and I promise not to make you write a term paper showing me what you have discovered in 500 words or less. (smile)

I would be curious to know how you would handle being called for jury duty, military service, and a host of other things that citizenship require. If you genuinely think that saying a pledge of allegience is tantamount to WORSHIP of an object, you really need to refurbish that seminary degree of yours. I can't wait to see what Ron Gleason has to say about this one!