Thursday, June 14, 2012

Is The Word "Sin" That Hard To Say?

Everywhere you turn these days, you are bombarded with articles, incidents, books, movies, etc., regarding homosexuality. Scan through any dozen news articles and there will always be three or four that mention it. It is my considered opinion that the pro-homosexual movement, from here on referred as the pro-Sodom agenda, is using exposure as a desensitizing influence on society. Keep something in front of the masses regularly enough and for long enough and they’ll start to see at as normal. Once the majority of people view something as relatively normal, all vestiges of the past will have been swept away.

This was brought home to me with peculiar impact by a documentary I saw a few days ago. The program was about the strange cosmetic surgeries some people want, and actually have done. I will not go into all the details of the show, but one example was a Russian woman who was having a procedure done in which her legs were broken, then her calves were stretched out millimeters at a time over a long period of time, thus making the new bones longer during the healing process. All of this agony was so that this woman could gain an inch or two in height.

Another woman had had a nose job, and several other procedures done to her face. She had ribs removed in order to get a small waistline. After nineteen breast related surgeries, she set her sights on an augmentation so outrageous that the unscrupulous American cosmetic surgeons, who had already bilked her on 19 other breast surgeries, laughed her out of their office. Not to be deterred, she went overseas and had the procedure done anyway. She contracted a horrific infection there which nearly took her life.

Through these, and the other portions of the program, the producers had a team of various experts, psychiatrists and psychologists commenting on these people’s strange behavior. The gist of all of the collective insight was simple: “These people have severe psychological problems. They have very big problems internally and they are trying to mask, evade or compensate for these by changing themselves externally. They should instead address their inner issues and change there rather than changing themselves on the outside.” Fair enough.

But then, lo and behold, there was a man who was having the first of several scheduled surgeries to change himself in a “woman.” So, of course he went to Thailand, were such profligate behavior is encouraged, and had the first surgery to feminize his face.

Based on all the comments by the panel of psychiatrists and psychologists, you could almost anticipate what they were going to say: “This man has a huge internal problem which he should change. Instead of ignoring it and forcing his external image to fit to his internal erroneous concept of reality.” But no dice. These same experts who decried cosmetic procedures which betrayed the subjects’ refusal to face reality by tampering with their bodies, then turned around and applauded this Sodomite for having to the courage to change his body, in the face of societal disapproval, because it is important to give yourself what you want to be happy. If this isn’t the acme of professional and ethical hypocrisy, nothing is!

As a Christian, you might expect a more consistent stance by our clergy. Yet again, no dice. Time after time, prominent ministers are queried (interesting word choice) regarding their position on homosexuality and one finds nearly as much waffling and hypocritical double standards. If one didn’t know better, one might think that the Bible has nothing to say about the matter. Yet time and again, pastors, with wide audiences and influence, mince words and obfuscate in a manner more becoming of ambulance chasers than ministers of the Gospel. It is really a very simple yes or no question: “Is homosexuality a sin?”  Plain answer: “Yes.” Now how hard is that? 

One is reminded of the highly satirical lyrics of the song by Steve Taylor, “What Ever Happened To Sin?” He writes:
“I heard the Reverend say,
‘Gay is probably normal in the Good Lord's sight.
What's to be debated?
Jesus never stated what's right’
I'm no theology nut,
But The Reverend may be a little confused.
For if the Lord don't care
And he chooses to ignore-ah
Tell it to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah”

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