About three years ago, I was filling in for a Pastor on vacation and conducting a Wednesday night message. As part of that message, I mentioned a new piece of legislation called the “hate crimes” law. At that time I warned that I believed it was feasible that in our lifetimes, the hate crimes law would be used to literally walk in to churches and arrest or at least harass Bible preaching Pastors. I truly believed it could happen in our lifetimes….I never dreamed it would happen this fast.
This morning on the “Today” show, Kirk Cameron was intereviewed by Ann Curry. I say interviewed, perhaps a better description would be he was treated like some odd, slightly freakish, anomaly. Mostly he was treated like someone guilty of a hate crime. Ann Curry….little miss smiley face….looked at Cameron and talked to him as though he were some sort of pariah.
In case you don’t know, Cameron was a guest on Piers Morgan a couple of weeks ago and Morgan forced him into a corner. After repeatedly trying to get Cameron to accept “gay marriage” as a good thing, Morgan finally pushed Cameron to the point that Cameron stated publicly the Biblical truth that homosexuality is in fact a sin.
The TODAY show interview went something like this:
Curry- Kirk…WHY do you SAY these things like this?
Cameron- Well I was asked a question and I was only trying to give an honest answer, you see I base my life on the Word of God and….
Curry- Don’t you see that what you said is hate speech?
Cameron- No, not at all. I would never call for harm to come to anyone. But the Bible makes it clear that marriage should be….
Curry- Why do you have to push it Kirk….
Do you see the tone here? These were just a few key comments but do you see the insidious nature of this??!! In Curry’s opinion, Cameron must be educated. Cameron (and oh well lets just say it) CHRISTIANS are PUSHING it. We PUSH it when we try to defend the sacred institution of actual marriage between a man and a woman.
Curry and company and the rest of the homosexual lobby do not push it. Oh no of course not. It isn’t as if they force homosexuality into every episode of every show. It isn’t as if gay couples sue churches when they are not allowed to hold their “weddings” in a sanctuary and then the church looses its tax exempt status. Oh goodness no…..it isn’t that lobby that is pushing it.
Christians are pushing it, and if we don’t stop pushing it we are guility of a hate crime. It is not of course a hate crime to trample another persons faith or religious convictions.
This is sickening and infuriating. But more than that it is frightening. This bullet train of cultural rot that we find ourselves on is moving much faster than I fear any of us realize.
Now this should not be necessary to say, but obviously God loves all people and we as Christians must follow his example. We should want to. No Bible believing Christian (myself included) hates homosexuals or wants anything other than the best for them and their lives.
That is precisely why this is so infuriating. The homosexual lobby does not call out to the larger culture and say, embrace me, I am a human being and thus worthy of respect and love. No, instead they cry out with great stridency and declare, “You must not only embrace me, you must also embrace my homosexual behavior and declare it to be good. THAT is where the “pushing it” truly begins and ends. You are not to be allowed to believe the Bible as it is clearly written. You are not allowed to call sin a sin as informed by God’s word.
The gay marriage lobby will not rest. They are not striving to build gay marriage up. Whether they know it or not, they are striving to tear actual marriage (between one man and one woman) down.
Only those whose life is built upon and informed by the foundation of God’s word can stand up to this onslaught. My thanks and respect to Kirk Cameron for being willing to do so.