Monday. Another week. Week 10 [correction: Week11] in my quest to continue blogging, find a way to organize my blogging effort (for 2015), and discovering a lot of things about the effort...and myself. :-)
I think the times we live in are hazardous for those who oppose the LGBT/etc. community. I have learned a lot about this group over the past many years, things I wish I never knew.
My concern is the Christian community. We are the main group the LGBT/etc. oppose because we are the main group that opposes their choices and see where it will lead. I hear news items about mainline churches that seem to be embracing this community...in ways that are not approved by the Bible. The Bible is clear: you cannot be a committed Christian and be simultaneously active in sexual lifestyles outside of a monogamous married relationship between a genetically male husband and a genetically female wife...in the manner described by the Bible. Sexuality is becoming forced to gain political power. I have to believe that donations must be the cause in the church.
The Bible tells us that we need to separate the sin from the sinner...meaning the humanity of all sinners is important, but the sin humanity chooses to be involved in is not. This means to care about the individuals in the LGBT/etc. community, to provide food when they need it in the same way we would provide it to others, to provide shelter when they need it in the same way we would provide it to others, to provide any benevolence to anyone in the same manner we would provide it to others. It doesn't mean we are silent on the issues that GOD wants us to share. The benevolence of the Christian community is an expression of their faith, and it comes with the need to share that faith.
When anyone is in the middle of a sinful lifestyle, they don't see the damage it does. They don't want to hear about it. They want to keep "enjoying" the sins they choose. When Christians say that the choices of the LGBT/etc. community are not good, not right, not genetic, and not welcome in all of society, there is an outcry, often aggressive and often violent, against the Christian community.
When any group possesses the power of the paycheck, their influence goes beyond the ability of normal, average, innocent people. This is why there is a cry against anyone who supports anything that is against the "politically correct" doctrine. We hear it about corporations, big banks, big money... but only when the opposition is supported. When the media is owned by those with the "politically correct" views, the content of their news can be suspect. We only know what they tell us. This is not a good place to be in.
All that America has stood for is wrapped up in the ability to learn the facts and make a decision. The Internet is making our information sources even more tainted. What happens to us in the future depends on the people in charge now. We are all the expression of our moral foundation. If there are no morals, there will be little to stand on...nothing to stop a person from choosing to do wrong.
When the church is silenced, when it ceases to influence the goodness of Man, violence takes its place. The LGBT/etc. community is becoming that violent force.