Dealing with homosexuality, gambling, drugs and the media
America’s slide into moral decay and a post-Christian era is accelerating.
Here are some developments.
Secular humanists are using homosexuality to attack long-standing pillars of American culture. They toppled the Boy Scouts of America – which was once based on honor – by having its national leaders embrace acceptance of homosexual boys as scouts.
For decades, parents and churches embraced scouting because it taught virtue. Now, if a boy says he wants to have sex with other boys, he can become an eagle scout and can go on campouts and make the normal boys nervous.
The homosexual agenda, which State Rep. Sally Kern correctly tagged a few years ago, has targeted Utah and Oklahoma as two states to force to accept homosexual marriage. Liberal federal judges can’t wait to overturn the will of the people in those two states and force legal acceptance of behavior that historically was illegal and that has been rejected by all major religions.
But the goal here is not to let sweet, aging lesbians visit their partners in the hospital or inherit property. No, the goal is to water down marriage and make it meaningless. The average male homosexual in America has had more than 100 sexual partners. They don’t want to get married – they want to destroy the institution. If marriage is meaningless, anyone can have sex with anyone else anytime without guilt.
By the way, hedonists like Hugh Hefner have done a pretty good job of attacking marriage by promoting adultery and fornication among normal people, too.
And no one is talking about the medical problems with sex outside normal marriage. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in 2013 that the United States has around 110 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs or STIs), amounting to 20 million new infections each year, and it is only getting worse.
That is more than one in every three adults.
The CDC report stated that the following STDs are the most common:
Human papilloma virus (HPV), Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, trichomoniasis and HIV.
Over half of these infections are people ages 15 to 24 years.
The report states that STDs increase a person’s risk for HIV and can also lead to various health complications. Untreated gonorrhea or chlamydia put women at risk for fatal ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain, and raise the risk of infertility.
HPV has the potential to lead to cervical cancer, a life-threatening disease. Most sexually active women and men (who are not married and loyal to their spouse) will get HPV at one point in their lives. Gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis and Chlamydia often go undetected because they do not display any symptoms.
This is the price of the sexual revolution.
Another problem area is illegal drugs. Humanists want to legalize marijuana and that sentiment is sweeping the nation. It started as a “humanitarian” call for medicinal use of marijuana but it has become a drive for legalization for recreational use.
And once pot is legal, the push will be to legalize or decriminalize all illegal drugs (including prescriptions). And progressives will be joined in this movement by a number of conservative libertarians.
Marijuana is a gateway drug – it leads to heroin, cocaine, meth, etc.
If you think legalizing drugs is a good idea, go talk to Tulsa County Chief Prosecutor Steve Kunzweiler. He will tell countless stories about what drug usage does to families, especially dependent children.
I could go on and on about the problems but one of the biggest handicaps for morality in America is the influence of the media.
Two lesbians who are editors at the Tulsa World were the ones who sued (maybe successfully) to overturn normal marriage in Oklahoma.
So, the people who filter the news in the second largest daily newspaper in the state are not only homosexuals but they are passionate about destroying the Christian concept of marriage as we know it.
They brought out the champagne when the liberal federal judge announced that their perverted lifestyles were more important than the will of the God-fearing voters of Oklahoma.
And here’s how deep the problem is. Thousands of those God-fearing Tulsans who go to church every Sunday and read their Bibles and pray still spend hundreds of dollars a year to get the homosexual-influenced Tulsa World thrown in their front yards.
That is just financing the moral slide.
One more topic. For decades, the pastors of Oklahoma churches – especially the Southern Baptists – kept casino gambling out of Oklahoma. It took a liberal Democrat – former Gov. Brad Henry – to get a state lottery and Indian casinos.
For some reason, the pastors of Oklahoma and therefore the churches of the state let this former deacon lead us into a climate with 117 gambling (not gaming) operations.
And believe me, a lot of those casinos might go out of business if the good “Christians” of this state would refuse to gamble or go to shows in those casinos.
This is a pretty bleak picture.
The Bible says you “reap what you sow.” If a nation turns its back on God and His principles, look out. History is full of prime examples (Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, etc.).
Can we stop the slide?
Sure. It starts on an individual basis. People need to accept Jesus Christ. Those who claim Christ need to study the Bible, pray and live according to its instructions.
We need to call sin (homosexuality, adultery, fornication, gambling, drug addiction, etc.) a sin. Pastors balk at blasting sin because people will go down the street to the next church if this pastor makes them feel guilty. The media attacks anyone who dares call anything a sin.
By the way, when atheists quote Matthew 7:1 (Judge not lest you be judged…) they ignore the context. That passage is not saying to abandon all judgment – it later says “Don’t give what is holy to dogs and don’t cast your pearls before swine…”
That passage means don’t judge others as liars if you are a liar. Clean up your own act before you accuse others. It doesn’t say to ignore confrontations with those who lie.
Here’s the challenge. Stop supporting the moral slide. Get your family in a church that teaches all of the Bible. And pray that God will forgive America for our collective sin.
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