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Wednesday
Jun152011

Does Everyone Have the Same Rights?

Leviticus 18:22 "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination."

The end of that passage says,

26But you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you  27(for the people of the land, who were before you, did all of these abominations, so that the land became unclean),  28lest the land vomit you out when you make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

So immoral behavior, which includes homosexuality, and the land violently reacting to the immoral people in the land, (earthquakes more numerous in the last days, why? Immoral people?)  is a view point, or world view, that few ascribe to today...why?  

What's in a worldview?  Everything.

It is the combination of sexual orientation, religion, political views, family orientation, and education. It is the reference point in which decisions are made, and lifestyles are determined. The culture influences most world views, in fact it was research scientist George Barna who a few years ago discovered that culture was so powerful that it has influenced Christians to the point that only 9% of Evangelical Christians have a Biblical world view. (decisions, beliefs, that are influenced by the Bible)

Here is an illustration from this mornings news coming out from California that strengthens my point.

A federal judge on Tuesday dealt a blow to opponents of same-sex marriage by upholding an earlier ruling in favor of such unions -- despite the revelation that the judge behind the earlier ruling is gay and in a relationship.

Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware said former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker did not have to divulge whether he wanted to marry his own gay partner before he declared last year that voter-approved Proposition 8 was unconstitutional.

Lawyers for backers of the ban argued at a hearing Monday that Walker should have recused himself or disclosed his relationship because he and his partner stood to personally benefit from the verdict.

Here is a question most conservatives have been asking for some time: "How can a judge override the will of the people in an election?" The people of California voted not to accept gay marriage as a State sanctioned law, and now this rouge judge dismisses that vote in order to manipulate the legal system to serve this own agenda because he is gay and because his judgment is based upon his world view of his sexual orientation.

Does everyone have the same rights?  When it comes to world views, no. Try presenting a Christian world view in the same way the gays rights folks are doing in forcing society to accept theirs? I don't accept gay marriage, I never will, but my right to express this view is slowing becoming a crime. Whose rights are now being violated?  I don't blame the gay rights activists in trying to legislate their cause, it's their right to do so under our democratic system. My issue is with fellow Christians who won't exercise their right to stand their ground in defending what they believe. The Bible is clear, homosexuality is not endorsed by scripture, and no matter how you spin the theology, it's not there.  Christians, you will lose your right to defend what you believe in, because your right to defend what the Bible teaches is slowly becoming a crime. You are in a war of world views.   

Keeping it honest and truthful...K

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