Or so is claimed by our pop culture! In the mind of today’s warped pop culture, that’s a serious offense! In today’s world, political incorrectness is the most heinous of all crimes. And at the very top of their list of heinous crimes is any inflammatory act or remark aimed toward homosexuality. In their sight, no one is more deplorable than a so-called homophobe. Thus, if Jesus was alive today, He would once again be crucified; not necessarily by the laws of the land but certainly by our vaunted pop culture. He would be brutalized by the mainstream media, by the talk show hosts, and by the ‘stars’ of Hollywood. It even extends into the penal system. If a ‘straight’ man commits any ‘crime’ against a homosexual man, it is considered a ‘hate’ crime, and thus draws a much harsher penalty. I am utterly amazed at the rate of speed that the homosexual community has morphed from the closet, to ‘coming out’, to raucous gay parades, to gay and lesbian churches, and now sanctioned gay marriages; all within my lifetime. I hold no malice against friends and relatives who are involved in such unnatural activity, but my strong feelings against their lifestyles are Biblical. According to the Scriptures, it is still sin and depravity.
Accordingly, by their standards, the Bible itself would necessarily fall into that same ‘blasphemous’ category. We got an up-close and personal photo of that when Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ ignited a national controversy by including homosexuality in a list of pretty bad sins enumerated in the Scriptures. It should be noted that he was not merely exposing his so-called homophobia, but was quoting 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 nearly verbatim. Just for the record, that Scripture contained a substantial list of notoriously degenerate people. The ‘PC police’ doesn’t seem to bristle over calling out any of those other degenerates, but don’t dare include homosexuals in that infamous list. As you well know, Phil did, and for that he was suspended from his wildly successful TV show. In so doing, they were not only attempting to defame him, but were actually indicting God’s Holy Word through him. He was soon reinstated, but inquiring minds such as mine are inclined to wonder if that reinstatement was due to their repentance or the realization that considerable income would be lost. The money trail nearly always trumps noble intentions.
Today’s society seems to have brushed any memories of Sodom and Gomorrah under the rug. The term ‘sodomy’ has long since disappeared from our vocabulary. Nevertheless, those twin cities were a noted haven for homosexuals; and God demonstrated his utter disapproval of their degenerate lifestyle when He destroyed them with fire and brimstone. The result of that great fire evidently created such depression in the earth that their location is now considered to be at the bottom of the Dead Sea. That should have been a lesson to all generations that followed. But quite the opposite is true! In today’s society homosexuals are declaring that they are simply wired differently—that God created them that way. Today’s openly defiant gay and lesbian society seems to have no fear—no shame—no remorse. They insist that they are simply coming to grips with ‘who they are’, and since ‘God created them that way’, for them it is not sin. WOW! How bold do homosexuals have to be to blame God for their ‘unnatural’ lifestyle? Has God changed? Has the Bible evolved to fit the times?
By way of comparison, let‘s take a look at the ‘natural’ lifestyle. For instance, God also created me the way I am. I am just a normal red-blooded American man. As such, I am attracted to beautiful ladies. I will be the first to admit (very shamefully) that I have on occasion lusted after ladies other that my own sweet wife. That’s just ‘who I am’. That’s the way I am wired! So, does that give me license to commit adultery with every pretty lady who might submit to my advances? Should I obey the lusts of my flesh just because ‘God made me that way’? Would it be His fault if I became an adulterer? I don’t think so! That would put me and my lifestyle into the same infamous list with all the other degenerates listed in1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Paul addressed that problem to the Christians in Rome in chapter 6, verse 12: “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey its lusts (NASB).” He also wrote a little note of personal testimony in 1Corinthians 9:27: “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should *become disqualified (NIV).” *Note; In the KJV that phrase is ‘become a castaway’. Whew! Not good! Even the great apostle Paul had to deal firmly with the lusts of his flesh. We should also be reminded of the fact that most of the Children of Israel who, after being delivered from Egypt, never made it to the Promised Land. Why? In 1 Corinthians 10:8, we find one of the reasons: “Nor let us act immorally as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day (NASB).” Another lesson ignored!
So, if we are so bold as to state that such unnatural activity is still sin in God’s sight, we’re classified as politically incorrect; we’re hate mongers—extremists—homophobes. Thus, in today’s society, if Jesus walked on earth again, the ‘PC’ police would also immediately label Him as a person filled with hate—an extremist—a homophobe! Sadly, as such He would be brutally and unmercifully pummeled by our own vaunted pop culture. I guess, to them, He would be the chief of all offenders; a sad commentary on today’s society.


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