Persectuting the Disenfranchised

Christians as the new disenfranchised.

Liberals are heralded as heroes for reaching out to the disenfranchised. Christianity has been heavily influenced by the ultimate goal of calling the outsiders and those rejected. This goal of inclusiveness has given people utopian ideas about everyone being included and experiencing peace and happiness.

However, the realities of life have been ignored and common sense passed up.

In order to challenge the status quo and reach out to those who feel as if they are the outsiders, it is necessary to overthrow one status quo and create another. Once this is done, there then becomes a new group of disenfranchised. This new standard that creates a new group of outsiders no longer has a sense for reaching out towards the disenfranchised.

In practical terms, the liberals reached out to minorities, women, and those who felt excluded from white, male, Christian America. The Thomas Jefferson America was the status quo and it has been overthrown for the sake of the disenfranchised. Now most Americans accepted the dismantling of ethnic preferences for whites and men and America seems the better for it.

The issue of the Christian religion, though, has collided with the issue of sex and science and at this juncture, the realities of life are revealed.

Liberals have long held great sympathy for non-Christians and non-traditionalists, including atheists, pagans, and homosexuals. The disenfranchised they seek to reach out to have less to do with race or gender than with those who have rejected the dominance of Christianity. The new status quo gives preference to the moral and philosophical views of those who dissent from Christianity.

The question then must be asked. What about the Christians who hold to a traditional Christian view on life, from the origins of human life to marriage? They are now feeling disenfranchised in a secular world. Should liberals reach out to them?

The answer is, of course, no.

If supporters of traditional views of life and marriage feel they are rejected and are on the outside, then it is considered just punishment for persecuting atheists and homosexuals by rejection. These traditional views are not held as equal with other views nor are the people who hold them viewed as equal citizens. In fact, the continuing persistence of traditional views has the potential for making criminals out of adherers for dissenting from the new status quo.

It could be said that liberals were either delusional or they flat out lied. The reality is that liberals sought a revolution to overthrow the status quo and now that they have done so, there only remains the punishment for those they have overthrown. They will have to establish themselves in power by punishing dissent or no one will take the new status quo seriously.

This means that criticism of evolution and homosexually will have to be punishable crimes. Creationists and traditionalists will have to suffer a loss of freedom of speech and thought. Liberals will have no option but to quell any potential counter revolution.

While liberals have been heralded for reaching out to the persecuted, they themselves will have to become persecutors of those who will not conform to their ideas. They have secured positions of power and influence and must begin to oppress opposition.

Traditionalist Christians will become the new disenfranchised and they will become persecuted for any outspoken dissent. Liberals will have no sympathy or compassion for them and will not reach out to them, not if they want to be taken seriously.

Liberals reaching out to the presecuted then becoming persecutors is the inevitable end that is being ignored.

Now it might argued that Christians persecuted those dissented from the faith. Very true. However, Christianity has as a founding premise forgivness and mercy, which is why Christian persecution of dissent is so offenseive. However, secular thought has no such premise and therefore no such reason to view persecution of dissent as offensive.


The Christian Obession With Sex And Why It Is A Good Thing

The city of Sodom overthrown by God.

The “God is love” movement has turned Christianity from a religion of truth to a religion of feelings and sentimental connection and endless philosophical speculation. Biblically-based reality has been replaced with a passive gentleness that is fully accepting of all people and all things just for sake of avoiding the ugly feelings of rejection. Compassion has become equated with comfort and acceptance.

Part of this acceptance is that of sexuality in all forms. While the traditional expectations of chastity before marriage between one man and one woman in a lifelong union are given a nod of respect, the emergence of non-traditional sexuality enshrined and embraced in a new community of sexual openness is the new litmus test for the church. To reject the “gay” community, which includes all forms of sexuality from homo- to bi-sexuality and allows for casual sexuality without any expectation of fidelity, is to be a church called “judgmental” and “fundamentalist.” To prove God is love, the church must accept the “gay” community, providing a place where there is never criticism of non-traditional sexuality. The comfort of acceptance free from the judgment of rejection is the goal.

At the same time, the “God is love” movement is heralding the incessant call for “compassion” for the poor and disenfranchised, especially racial minorities, women and gays. Compassion is acceptance for those who feel rejected. The idea of compassion for the less fortunate is indeed a noble goal and enshrined in the heart of Christianity. Those who are in the traditional camps who feel rejected and disenfranchised by the new movement are quietly ignored.

However, Christianity offers a view that puts acceptance of sexual license at odds with compassion and in fact views sexual license as the forerunner of social cruelty.

One of the most disturbing stories in biblical history is that of Sodom and Gomorrah. It records a community in such a state of sexual depravity that the men of the city sought to have sex with the men who were staying with Lot. Lot himself offers his daughters to the crowd and is later date-raped by his own daughters (cf. Genesis 19), revealing the community’s attitude toward sex. The level of sexual anarchy was such that God destroyed the city. Until recently, the word “sodomy” was used to describe homosexual sex between two men, the very mark of complete sexual depravity.

A sister verse to the account, a sidebar of sorts, is found in Ezekiel 16:49:

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy (ESV).

Some have argued, in defense of the gay community, that Sodom was not destroyed because of its sexual proclivities, but because it did not care for the poor.

However, the apostle Paul saw a connection between sexual license and cruelty. In the first chapter of Romans, in the second half, he lays a blanket accusation against mankind from God. In this declaration of universal guilt, he marks as a sign of man’s descent into depravity three major points.

First, man rejects acknowledging God, including his accountability to and dependence on Him:

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. – Romans 1:21 ESV

Second, having turned away from God, the immediate result is sexual anarchy:

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves. – Romans 1:24 ESV

Finally, without God and in a state of sexual anarchy, they become cruel and malicious:

They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. – Romans 1:29-31 ESV

From a biblical perspective, sexual license is a direct result of man rejecting God and a guarantee of a cruel society. Christianity being obsesses with sex is important because no society can rightly claim to be just and compassionate while holding a state of sexual anarchy. For a man to claim to be a compassionate Christian and yet live a life of sexual license is to live a lie.

True compassion in and from the church will only be achieved when marriage is again upheld as a binding institution and all other forms of sexuality are soundly and thoroughly rejected. This includes divorce, casual sex and the pernicious lie that is called the “gay lifestyle.” It must begin with men first rejecting the carrion call of sexual hedonism and then rejecting the feminist exaltation of women. Men must first begin by returning to God, dedicating themselves first and foremost to God and Holy Scripture. Then they will have a foundation from which to embrace a wife and children and the world in the compassion of truth and service.

Christianity needs to be obsessed with sex in order to lay the foundation for a life of genuine compassion for a dark and depraved world. If men and women cannot care for each other in terms of sex, then there is no reason to expect them to care for each other in every day life.