Is tolerance a virtue? Accommodation? Does a parent tolerate, or accommodate a child's misbehavior? Does the judicial system turn the other cheek when judging criminals? Shall we close all the prisons, and release the inmates regardless of their crime or misdemeanor?
Should God have simply forgiven Adam and Eve? Should they have been allowed to stay in the Garden? Should Moses have been permitted to enter the Promised Land? Should David's sin with Bathsheba been overlooked?
If there is to be no consequence for sin then why did Christ die? Why did God establish the Law? Why were the prophets sent to expose the people's transgressions?
Why does Jesus say that unless you repent of your sins you shall surely die?
Moses and the others behaved in a way that was displeasing to God. Note that by our behavior we are deemed sinners before the Lord.
I did not watch the NBA All-Star game from New Orleans. In fact, I have made the difficult decision to boycott professional basketball. This game has been my favorite sport since childhood when I would spend 2-3 hours every day practicing my famous sky hook.
The All-Star game was to have been played in Charlotte, North Carolina; but because of that state's "bathroom bill" the NBA decided to move the game to another venue.
The bill declared that access to public bathrooms be determined by the sex on a person's birth certificate. Common sense? After all, we don't want sexual perverts to be granted unrestricted entry into restrooms designated for the opposite sex. Women are especially uncomfortable that men of questionable sexual identity might be permitted to use the ladies' room -- a non-issue according to former President Obama's Justice Department.
But, we live in a day and age when the world seems to be going to hell at warp speed. Societal custom and tradition that have served us well for thousands of years are quickly being overthrown. If you can believe the polls then those of us who hold to common sense are now a minority.
In addition, there is a difference between sexual preference and sexual identity. There are transgenders -- men who identify as women -- who are physically attracted to other women. If I were a woman this would cause me great angst. Why should the majority be made to feel uncomfortable, and forced to accommodate what is inherently an abnormal inclination? Again, being black is not an abnormality, and I emphasize this point only because the gay mafia compares their demands for social acceptance with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. There is no logical correlation between the right of a black man to public access, and the unnatural desire to commit sodomy, or have yourself castrated because you think you're a woman. One is a civil right -- the other, deviant behavior. That the nation thinks otherwise is a testament to the success that liberalism has achieved through public school indoctrination and mainstream media bias.
[FYI, the Democrats opposed Betsy DeVos as Education secretary because she is a proponent of charter schools and school vouchers.]
When Bill Clinton was in office only 21% of the population favored gay marriage. Why, even Hillary and Obama believed that marriage was between a man and woman, that is, until it was politically expedient to change their minds. Today, 61% of Americans approve of same-sex marriage. The numbers are trending favorably towards the accommodation of the 0.3% who are confused as to their sexual identity. The prescription for this is not tolerance, but treatment. What we are talking about are people who are suffering a psycho-pathological disorder -- not unlike pedophilia.
God condemns all of this.
Liberals are quite adept at forcing the debate with regards to controversial issues such as marijuana, abortion or homosexuality. Like the bratty child who screams and hollers until their parent gives in, the left is relentless with their in-your-face confrontation until society grows weary from fatigue, and surrenders all common sense.
Parent to child: If I give you the candy bar will you please quiet down?
But it doesn't work that way. Civil union was not enough, but only an incremental step towards grabbing the whole bag of candy. Just like Obamacare was only a step towards the European model of socialist medicine. (That's where politicians, not doctors, determine your health care.) Bathroom rights for transgenders is just another step in the unraveling of the social fabric that binds our nation.
Divide and conquer is what the left does so well. I'm afraid that the majority believe the lie, and many of them are Christian. Well, God will not be mocked.
The state of Texas is considering a bill similar to the one passed in North Carolina. Both the NBA and NFL have warned the state of repercussions if the bill passes.
Folks, I'm going to say this as clearly as I can ...
The NBA and NFL can go to hell.
They are in the entertainment business. On the Lord's Day, millions of people worship at the altar of the National Football League. It is idolatry to the Nth degree. How much did a Super Bowl ad cost? Five million dollars for a 30-second spot. Someone might ask what I did on Super Bowl Sunday. That's fair, I was doing church.
Professional sports should be mindful that political activism can hurt the bottom line. Pandering to 0.3% of the population who are transgender, or alienating the 15% who are authentic Christians -- then again, the numbers are so small either way that it probably doesn't matter.
What's the cry? Oh, yes ... Haters, bigots, homophobes, racists, sexists ... name-calling is so first grade.
Do you know why the left prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at Berkeley? Milo is a free speech fundamentalist who rails against political correctness, Islam, feminists and the gay lobby. He believes that homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice, homosexual rights are an offense against society, and gay people should go back in the closet.
What makes Yiannopoulos a target for the left is that he is homosexual. Aren't liberals the defenders of gay people? This is the deception that lies at the core of liberalism. And, as Christians know full well, Satan is the father of all lies.
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