It Had to Rain
It had to rain today. I was thinking I could go for a walk, but no, it had to rain.
There’s a lot of social media fallout from yesterday’s Supreme Court decision. But what amazes me most is the pure ignorance regarding the commandments. I’m amazed even more when it comes from active members of the church. I question… don’t we sit in the same meetings?
Facebook has a “celebrate pride” app they put up to turn people’s avatar in to a gay-pride color scheme, and people are behaving like this is the greatest thing to happen. While others are busy posting rebuttals to the ruling. Either way, it is a ruling that is dividing the people.
One Christian man wrote about his feelings. He said he loves the sinner, as he has been taught, but cannot love sin. He went on to say he has several gay friends, but he cannot condone homosexuality. A friend of his posted back asking if he knew that he was, “calling homosexuality a sin.”
The man replied to his friend with a huge list of scriptures. And, of course, this leads to the never ending barrage of, “well the Bible says…” and they list things like eating pork and killing certain people, and so on and so forth.
I don’t need to justify my religious convictions. I believe in a God who sent his Son. His Son established a church lead by prophets and apostles. They are the only ones authorized to speak for him in our times. They have very clearly stated that homosexual activities are sinful. There’s no debate.
Being sinful then, there is no celebration and the only pride precedes the fall.
Traditional marriage… well… let me state that it is disheartening that we even have to preface marriage with the word traditional. But, traditional marriage is the only form of marriage with any future – both in God’s eyes and in society.