Thursday, July 26, 2018

Love the Homosexual as Thyself (by Rebuking Him)

I have seen in my lifetime a gradual but steady moral decline in American society. I think that the 1960s were a turning point for morality in America:
The modern consensus is that the sexual revolution in 1960s America was typified by a dramatic shift in traditional values related to sex, and sexuality. Sex became more socially acceptable outside the strict boundaries of heterosexual marriage.
And the results:
Studies have shown that, between 1965 and 1974, the number of women that had sexual intercourse prior to marriage showed a marked increase. The social and political climate of the 1960s was unique; one in which traditional values were often challenged loudly by a vocal minority.
The moral decline continued as homosexual relations, once strictly outside of the consensus, gradually became acceptable to many. I will not be surprised if America's moral decline continues, and other deviants, encouraged by the successes of the Gay Rights Movement, will also demand equality and acceptance.

However, those of us who are obedient to God's Torah, will never accept any behavior that the Torah forbids. It does not matter how many risque movies get produced in Hollywood, or how many "Gay Pride" marches take place. The 18th chapter of Leviticus will always be our beacon and guide.

As a rule, people are ashamed of their sins. It seems that the militant homosexuals are an exception to this rule, as I once wrote:

Among the great acts of kindness that God has done for us is that he has built in to the human psyche the feeling of shame. A person with strong moral underpinnings will feel uneasy if he has done something wrong. He will feel shame. Usually this feeling of shame is magnified the more that the misdeed is publicized. This feeling of shame, when harnessed properly, will help the transgressor make amends and return to God. Returing to the Creator will bring him true bliss.

The whole idea of "gay pride" is the antithesis of the positive trait of feeling ashamed mentioned above. How is it that this great trait of shame has been suppressed in some individuals? Who in their right mind is proud to sin? Who is so shameless as to take part in a parade celebrating the transgression of the Torah's commandments? This is is abominable indeed!

The Torah clealy states, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination." When one points this out to "gay activists" or their supporters, they often reply, "The Torah also says that one must love one's neighbor as oneself." To this I reply that if one truly loves one's neighbor, he rebukes him when he sees him sin. To be oblivious to bad behavior, or even worse to encourage it, is not a sign of love! It is the exact opposite!

"For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth." (Proverbs 3:12)

"Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise man, and he will love thee." (Proverbs 9:8)

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