I am weary of talking about this issue. I am weary of the tired rhetoric of homosexual activists. I am weary of Keith Olberman’s polarizing caricatures of conservatives. Most of all, I am weary of the liberal intolerance (interesting article here). There will be a powder keg issue on the ballots for the next 12 years. No, sadly, we cannot vote on propositions to halt the murders of unborn children. The issue will be homosexual marriage. There is a militant drive to adopt such legislation across the United States seen just recently in the Pan-American protests in lieu of the majority’s acceptance of Proposition 8 in California.
When gay marriage is accepted in America, we will lose something which Americans have treasured since we founded this nation – separation of church and state. Incidentally, Separation of Church and State began as a Baptist doctrine. Read on the life of early Baptist pastor James Leyland if you don’t believe me. Separation of church and state is something the liberals don’t even understand, and the evangelicals hate the “wall of separation,” not realizing that they should be grateful for it and support it! This is because both are working from the same understanding of the idea. Incidentally, godlessness and atheism is as much a “church” as Christianity and Islam, and the state must be separated from such control.
I slap my forehead when I hear the protestors chanting “Separate Church and State!” Oy vey! When gay marriage had been legalized in California they immediately began to pressure the Methodist church telling them to “live up” to their slogan (“Open hearts, open minds”) by performing gay marriages. School children had to sign pledges to accept gay marriage. Similarly, a pastor in Canada (where gay marriage is accepted) was arrested in the last year for preaching that homosexuality was a sin. So the state has begun to make hermeneutical interpretations for the Church up in Canada. Also of note, a Christian adoption agency was shut down in Great Britain because it was their personal conviction not to allow homosexuals to adopt. There were plenty of other orphanages and adoption agencies through which homosexuals could achieve this, but they specifically targeted the Christians. Shutting down orphanages to achieve one’s own agenda… classy. Article here.
We will eventually see homosexual marriage adopted in America on the Federal level. This will be a grave time for the Church. Preachers of the Gospel will be indicted for hate crimes, but hopefully this will not go too far before our leaders see their hypocrisy. I expect then that, like in the case of abortion, free speech will be allowed to everyone except to Christians in the vicinity of a metropolitan church performing a gay marriage. In view of such dark times, Christians should take hope in and be reminded that we are citizens of a Kingdom far greater than America. Build that Kingdom: Preach the Gospel, though the pagans demand your blood, and Herod rages against the children!