Unintended consequences


Robertson Nature Reserve

Robertson Nature Reserve (Photo credit: Poytr)

When we are brazen enough to open doors that should be left closed, we must be prepared to deal with unintended consequences. There have been a few of these lately.

When passing hate crime bills, making it a punishable offense to state your religious beliefs, we have created an avenue by which even those who advocated for the law are caught up in eventually.

When the star of Duck Dynasty was asked about his thoughts on homosexuality, this is what he said:

Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes
fine,” he later added. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph
out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that
woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the
adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual
offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers —
they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not
right.

This is what was said about his comments:

Robertson’s anti-gay comments did not sit well with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates. GLAAD called his comments some of “the vilest and most extreme” uttered against the LGBT community, “littered with outdated stereotypes and blatant misinformation.”

Here is a bit of wisdom from the bible: God said homosexuality was a sin. Christians don’t get to make the rules, we just have to live by them. If his comments were outdated, when did God add an addendum to the bible? What the hell was stereotyped? What did he say? That all gays were homosexual? Maybe, it was that all Lesbians were homosexual? Were they ‘typed’ as sinners? Guess what, the bible says they are sinners. Those who commit adultery or have sex outside of marriage are as well.

Here it the part that those who pushed for the hate crime bill will be hit with eventually. If it is illegal to say that homosexuality is a sin, it will be just as illegal to tell a Christian he has to accept homosexuality as just business as usual.

When we opened the door to same sex marriage, we opened it wide enough for polygamist to walk through. Also, one man can be married to another man and a woman. One woman can be married to another woman and one husband. Next, we will have the men who want to marry children.

Why have any rules of conduct, any moral compass or any laws? Let us do away with them all. It won’t bother me, I won’t be here when that happens. Right at the moment, I can’t think of any reason why it should bother me that millions will be left here to deal with it. The church will be gone, which is what many desire anyway.

The only ones left to live in total lawlessness will be the ones who deserve to live that way. Why do Christians care how much pain and suffering will be left behind? Because we do care. We care about the pain and suffering of others.

Christians don’t believe they are better than, smarter than, more morally upright than others. We know for a fact that we are the same. The only difference is this: We have recognized our sins as sin and work hard to stay out of temptations way. Even so, we still slip. We confess the sin, God forgives the sin and we start all over again. No, we don’t lose our salvation when we sin, we lose our good fellowship with God when we sin.

There is no hate in a Christian. If you find one with hate in him, he is a liar. He says he is a Christian, but he isn’t. Hate can’t live in a true Christian. Now understand this. I don’t care if you are a guy who likes guys. I stay out of your business. Even so, if you ask me if homosexuality is a sin, I won’t lie to keep from hurting your feelings. So, I ask you not to bait me the way Mr. Robertson was baited.

Mr.  Robertson doesn’t need television. He has made his millions. Does anyone really think that he cares about being on a reality show? He lives his life, he doesn’t act. No matter how you spin life, the truth is the truth is the truth. One thing Mr. Robertson tried to say nicely was this, ‘what comes out of an anus versus what comes out of a woman’s womb?’

It isn’t news to the gay community that Christians believe in the Holy Bible. I think it is more than a bit pretentious to act as if it is something some of us just invented to make life difficult for them.