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Thoughts on gay marriage

By Lisa Fabrizio
web posted April 1, 2013

With all the propaganda surrounding homosexual marriage blaring at us from every direction—most distressingly on ads during the nightly broadcast of Fox News' Special Report—you'd think that its supporters were doubtful that most of America now favors its adoption instead of the other way around. Not a day goes by without some politician or entertainer ‘bravely' announcing their support for the oxymoron commonly known as same-sex marriage. Why this is considered courageous when we are constantly told that those who oppose this travesty are in the minority is beyond me, but there it is.

Amid the avalanche of stories about gays and their heroic triumphs over the many offenses committed against them by, I have no idea who, comes a piece stating that it may now be "safe" for an NFL player to come out of the closet. The author states: "This player's true concern, I'm told, is not the reaction inside an NFL locker room but outside of it. The player fears he will suffer serious harm from homophobic fans." What form this harm might assume is unknown, but I'm sure that he expects it to come from knuckle-dragging Neanderthals who cling to God and guns.

Only in Barack Obama's America are people told that they have more to fear from those who love God and the U.S. Constitution, than from an all-powerful government which now seeks to divorce them from these two traits which formerly defined what it meant to be an American.

Sadly, many are changing their opinions on homosexual marriage because their children have adopted the gay lifestyle; truly a terrifying position. To take this to its logical conclusion; are young people always right and should their desires always be indulged? Can you imagine running a family or country that way? Yet, this is exactly what has happened in America for the past 40 years and has so significantly contributed to the moral downfall of our country.

Now no one, especially Christians, should advocate shunning or condemning those with same-sex attraction, but they need not abandon their faith in order to show their love for them. On the contrary, in loving and obeying God, they can only love them more, after the example of Jesus Christ, who loved sinners more than any man who ever lived. But somehow it is his followers, who strive to follow him in all things, who have been cast as the villains.

This is a cause for much confusion, even among Christians. Senator Rob Portman actually said that he "wrestled" with his faith, but "Ultimately, it came down to the Bible's overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are all children of God." Yet this is the same Portman who only two days earlier said, "Pope Benedict XVI inspired us with his unwavering commitment to faith during, as he put it, ‘today's world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith'"  It appears that some are more shaken than others.

Still, the whole issue is fraught with so many inconsistencies, but not among those on the right. Like why is it only Christians who are branded with inane invectives like ‘homophobia', when some Muslims advocate the stoning of homosexuals and others threatened the lives of a British MP who voted for gay marriage? Or why liberals, after decades of belittling and devaluing the institution of marriage, suddenly feel that it is essential to the dignity of mankind. And finally, why civil unions don't suffice to fulfill the needs of those whose human identity is based solely on sex acts, yet still want to be treated as ‘normal'.

Of course, the answer to those questions is a simple one. The left knows it is only the Christian right that stands between them and the total control over all American life that has been their goal, and that of all communist/socialists, for decades. Therefore, they will use any means—even the misguided guilt and love that parents have for their children—in order to bring religion in America to its knees. But guess what? We're already there, praying for the strength to fight them off. ESR

Lisa Fabrizio is a columnist who hails from Connecticut. You may write her at mailbox@lisafab.com.






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