There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” – Søren Kierkegaard
I was raised in the Church of Christ, and throughout my upbringing, I was always encouraged to ask “why.” This led to a spiritual journey full of satisfying answers. I asked questions, and rather than simply accepting the answers my parents gave me, or the edicts from the pulpit, I searched the scripture myself.
This behavior informed my political development. As a teenager, I became invested in politics, and grew to love it. As my understanding of politics sharpened, I found myself on the side of conservatism.
Although not every single political issue is directly and boldly tied to Christianity, there are several key issues that—if one professes to follow the teachings of the New Testament, and is therefore a practicing Christian—are tethered to one’s faith. Two such issues are homosexual conduct and gay marriage.
Now, I’ve made several distinctions already because there seems to be confusion among many Christians as to what constitutes being a Christian, and what constitutes sinful homosexuality.
Concerning Christians, I write to the real ones, by which I mean Christians who actually follow the teachings of the New Testament and Christ. I have no intention of wasting time writing to people who are cafeteria-style Christians, picking and choosing what they want to believe. I have no intention of writing to Christmas and Easter Christians.
Concerning sinful homosexuality, I refer to homosexual behavior and acts. One is not defined as a sinner by their temptations. Christ was tempted in the desert, but never sinned. We cannot know at this point how homosexual desires develop. The best guess at this time is that it’s a combination of genetics, intrauterine factors, and early childhood brain development.
I make this distinction because I’ve met people in the church who seem to believe that homosexual desires are a choice. They cannot grasp the difference between intrinsic identity and actions. There is an extraordinary difference, and that must be understood.
Now, back to it. If you’re a Christian and voting Democrat, I’ve got a question for you: Are you supportive of gay marriage and the homosexual lifestyle in general? If not, then why are you voting for candidates whose Party has hinged its social policy on the total acceptance of the gay lifestyle?
Romans 1:27 “In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
I could go on and on, but if you know the Bible, you already know the verses. Christianity and homosexual activity are mutually exclusive. They cannot coexist. Given that, when a political Party endorses homosexual acts and even blesses the marital unions of gays and lesbians, how can you vote for them?
I’ve heard a lot of Christians excuse their vote for candidates fully supportive of the gay agenda by saying “God is love,” and “judge not, lest you be judged.” To those Christians, I have one simple question: Are you willfully ignorant or is it accidental?
You know the context of Matthew 7, which tells us not to condemn another’s behavior while we ourselves are sinning openly. The verse is an admonishment against cruelty and hypocritical behavior, not a prohibition against scripturally-based judgement. If the way in which gay apologist Christians use that verse were true, how could we ever condemn anything? Premarital sex? Judge not. Adultery? Judge not. Murder? Judge not. It’s an intellectually bankrupt argument, and anyone who uses it is either in denial, or an idiot.
As far as “God is love,” well, what is love? Love is many things. One kind of love is tough love. Just as a parent who loves their child disciplines them when they misbehave, God loves us, but if we refuse his law, we too will be disciplined. So, the hippy dippy “God is love” argument is also intellectually dishonest.
By voting for a Democrat, you are endorsing the gay lifestyle. You are helping to advance the degradation of our social morality, and opening doors for further deterioration.
I’m truly concerned for any self-professed Christian who chooses to vote Democrat because, in doing so, you are directly contributing to something that is antithetical to scripture. If you’re a cafeteria-style Christian who picks and chooses, it doesn’t matter. If you’re a casual “Christian” who only goes to church on Christmas and Easter, then you’re likely not following scripture anyway, so it doesn’t matter. But if you’re a committed Christian who believes the bible to be God-breathed, then how can you possibly vote for a candidate and a Party that so openly pushes something God detests?
So, I’ll ask one more time: If you’re not supportive of the homosexual lifestyle, how can you justify voting for a candidate and a Party whose platform aggressively pushes the normalizing of that behavior?