Christians Were Right About this Sex Stuff, but it's No Time to Gloat

Societally, there's no putting the genie back into the bottle, and we're sentenced now to sleep in the bed we have made.

Over at the conservative website RedState, author Sarah Rumpf wrote this provocative thought:

There are many of us on the right who rolled our eyes when social conservatives warned that gay marriage would be a slippery slope, and soon liberals would be advocating for pedophilia and beastiality and mercy knows what else.

It would be really great if the activist left would stop working so hard to prove their critics right. (emphasis in original)

Rumpf, who identifies herself as a conservative who “support(s) gay rights,” is complaining about the shocking exploitation of a nine-year-old boy by sexually progressive magazine Teen Vogue.

Described by the magazine as “impressive and magical,” nine-year-old Nemis Quinn Melancon Golden has been turned into a drag queen named “Queen Lactatia.” Nine years old. Drag queen. That’s just half a year older than one of my daughters. This manipulation and corruption of an innocent child is not just sickening, it would be criminal in any sane society. As would the disgusting sexual exploitation of children that takes place regularly at so-called gay pride events.

But to Rumpf’s original point, I know that there was a great deal of effort put into the marginalizing of us “social conservatives” (read, “Christians”) over the gay marriage issue by leftist progressives who seized upon their media stranglehold to paint us as backwards bigots intent on depriving people we “hate” of their right to be happy.

Certainly there were those among our number who made that dishonest effort all too easy. That didn’t help, nor did the willing capitulation of many other self-proclaimed conservatives who happily tossed their Bible-believing allies under the bus as narrow-minded Chicken Littles in order to attain some kind of cultural approval as the "reasonable conservatives."

The truth is that for those who understand the reality of God and submit to His moral authority, this was glaringly easy to see coming. God’s moral law is just as binding as the physical laws He established for our benefit. He doesn’t give them to us to hurt us or deprive us of happiness – He gives them to us for our own protection. We can rebel and break those laws if we choose, but it’s as foolish to say there won’t be negative consequences to our immorality as it would be to say there won’t be negative consequences to walking off the side of a skyscraper proclaiming we reject God’s physical law of gravity.

When Antonin Scalia wrote his scathing dissent in the Lawrence v Texas sodomy case, predicting a tidal wave of sexually immoral permissiveness would follow the ruling, he wasn’t just grinding a bigoted axe. He was making a logical deduction. The same logical deduction that many of us “social conservatives” (read, “Christians”) made when the Supreme Court did exactly what Scalia had predicted and effectively “undefined” the institution of marriage in the country.

When you rebel against God, you are rebelling against any firm, logical order for life and morality – including sexual. The consequences are increasingly terrible, but they are predictable.

This truly isn’t a gloating, “See, I Told You So” rant. There’s no point to that. Societally, there is no putting the genie back into the bottle, and we are sentenced now as a people to sleep in the bed that we have made. But what we can do, and should do – and what I implore all people like Ms. Rumpf to do – is to recognize what we’ve done and testify to the better way.

Acknowledge that only in obedience to God can we find freedom from sin and all it’s ugly consequences, even when those ugly consequences are called “impressive and magical” by those who are perishing.

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russedav
russedav

BenjaminD True. For those who actually seriously study history calling it "The Enlightenment" is no small oxymoron since it was one of the darkest and most corrupt and immoral times in history, but to its blind proponents their success in abandoning God's merciful strictures to do their own thing, allegedly (but falsely) according to reason, was "enlightening!," delusional nonsense that can only be embraced by egotistical and thus infantile and thus irrational and thus lawless and thus fascist and thus immoral and thus degenerate and depraved and debauched bigotry, seen in our last president.

BenjaminD
BenjaminD

Let's be honest Peter this didn't start with gay marriage. You point out the striking down of anti sodomy laws. But before that you had the repeal of blue laws, the rise of divorce, end of prohibition. You can trace it back to the first amendment which prevents the government from establishing a state religion.

It's easy to pretend things like this are only because of gay marriage and America would be a sinless country without it. But honestly western society has been moving away from God since the enlightenment. This is just greatest step.

JASmius
JASmius

King Pyrrhus couldn't have put it any better.