Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Media Birds of Prey?
Long time readers of this blog know that I take the conservative, biblical position on homosexuality and most social issues in general. Today, the folks over at WorldNetDaily posted this thoughtful piece on Chaz Bono, the mannified name of the former Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher. Chastity has been undergoing sex change therapy to become a man. As Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association points out, the surgery and therapy will do no good. She will still be a woman no matter what.
I posted the photo of Sonny, Cher and Chastity, because that is the Chastity I remember from her long-ago television appearances - a sweet, smart little girl. She obviously grew up a very troubled young woman. I posted the link to Bryan's column because I think he's on to something. Aside from the sin of homosexuality and all the heartbreak that often attends those who fall into it, there is also the sin of a media who loves to feed on this kind of thing for all sorts of varying agendas. Profiteering on tragedy and wickedness. It's no different than the Coliseum entertainment of yesteryear. Bread and circuses for the masses to help distract people from the real problems of society.
Today, they're celebrating and promoting perversion. Next they'll make a spectacle out of ridiculing people who stand for truth and righteousness. And ridicule will only be the beginning. In fact, it's already started. I'm waiting for them to throw Christians to the lions again. It's coming, because we will never approve of what the media culture approves.
What's ahead for our culture unless the Lord intervenes in His grace and mercy? The Apostle Paul gives a pretty sober warning:
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and 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 1:28-32).
Note the last line? "Give hearty approval to those who practice them." Reminds me of another Scripture. "Woe to those who call good evil, and call evil good."