The ‘gay’ deathstyle
Exclusive: J. Matt Barber argues homosexuality cannot be called ‘healthy’
Posted: September 28, 2010
1:00 am Eastern
One has to wonder if Reuters reporter Julie Steenhuysen will soon be joining the millions of other Americans relegated to Obama’s swelling unemployment lines. She evidently didn’t get the media memo last week and violated the goose-stepping left’s Orwellian requirement that we all adhere to obtuse notions of political correctness.Having contracted a rare case of journalistic objectivity, Ms. Steenhuysen penned a story that dared to detail a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study on homosexuality.
The study exposed the jaw-dropping fact that one-in-five “gay” and “bisexual” men in American cities have been infected with HIV/Aids. Needless to say, this scandalous revelation completely blows out of the water, the left’s morally relative, propagandist line that homosexuality is “normal, natural and good.”
To believers, it’s never surprising when modern science serves to validate the transcendent truths found in Scripture (not that God’s truth needs validating.)
James 1:15 warns: “Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.”
Indeed, it seems the common moniker “homosexual lifestyle” has it exactly backwards. As opponents of the extremist “gay” lobby have long illustrated, homosexuality falls dead center within our nation’s burgeoning culture of death.
First, take that feminist rite of passage: abortion. Due to a national lack of sexual self-governance, in 2010 we find that â€“ post Roe v. Wade â€“ 50 million of God’s precious children have been slaughtered at Satan’s altar of euphemistic “choice.”
Moreover, millions of self-styled “gay” men have â€“ as a direct result of homosexual conduct â€“ died from AIDS, Syphilis, Hepatitis and all other forms of homosexually transmitted disease.
Romans 1:26-27, which Obama once comically called an “obscure passage in Romans,” addresses the homosexual deathstyle: “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”
It’s tragic when people yield to disordered sexual temptations that can literally kill them spiritually, emotionally and physically. Nobody with any compassion enjoys watching others “[receive] in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” But a corollary to free will is living â€“ or dying â€“ with the choices we’ve made.
Another problem lies in the fact that far too many Christians have contributed to the dilemma by failing to speak truth, in love, on the issue of homosexuality (pastors with “gay” congregants and family members, I’m talking to you). Nobody likes to be unfairly labeled a hater, “homophobe” or bigot, but fear of such attacks offers no justification for failing to speak truth in love. There are even self-professed Christians today who inexcusably join in with the secular-left in affirming homosexual sin as a good thing. There’s a word for these types: apostate.
There’s no wiggle room here. If you defend or seek to justify homosexual conduct, you defy God. Not good. As I recall, He’s got a little something to say about “causing one of these little ones” to sin.
But even if you choose not to acknowledge biblical truth, you’re still left without excuse. As the CDC has once again verified, if you affirm or defend homosexual behavior as “normal, natural and good,” you also defy science. You’re on the wrong side of history, let alone reality.
What is it about this particular PC-protected practice that causes so many otherwise intelligent people to become blinded blathering buffoons?
Let’s say we had a group of people who defined their identity based upon a penchant for running headlong into brick walls. Oh, we’ll call them, “Wallies.” (Wally pride, baby!)
As significant percentages of Wallies began to drop dead, or suffer irreversible brain damage, do you suppose the left would demand tolerance for such behavior? Do you think they’d begin handing out bicycle helmets in elementary schools, telling kids to practice safe walling? With liberals, anything’s possible, but I’m more inclined to think that even the moonbat left might agree that people tending toward such behavior would be best served to simply avoid running headlong into walls altogether.
I don’t mean to be flip (okay, maybe a little flip) but can someone please tell me why on earth the left insists that we “tolerate” homosexual behavior while â€“ as the CDC has once again confirmed â€“ it continues to have results similar to brick walling?
We throw paper-thin latex condoms at kids who struggle with same-sex attraction and tell them: “You’re gay! Embrace who you are. Gay pride, baby!”
We push them out onto a paper-thin latex tightrope with a one-in-five chance they’ll plummet to their death.
What in the name of all things sacred are we doing? One-in-five with AIDS? Seriously? If five people got into a car and were told that one of them wasn’t going to survive the drive, how quickly do you suppose they’d scatter?
Unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences. Scripture admonishes: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23.
Do you consider yourself “gay” or lesbian? As untold thousands of ex-gays will tell you, you don’t have to be. It’s my most sincere prayer that going forward you’ll choose Christ over sin: Life over death.
You think sexual “freedom” makes you happy? You should experience the true freedom that comes through abiding in He who is “the way, the truth and the life.”
Matt Barber is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He is author of the book “The Right Hook â€“ From the Ring to the Culture War” and serves as director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel.