I am sure the majority of gay couples are happy with marriage, having achieved equality, dignity, or other such words, and now being able to receive the benefits of being married, whatever those benefits might be—and they aren’t many, and some are even penalties. But I am sure the majority of the gay community will be content to leave the Christian (and non-Christian religious) communities alone, at home and even in their businesses, as long as they have access elsewhere to meet their needs. Most people dislike confrontation, and even in this litigious society, most people will just walk away and go elsewhere.
I am sure most of the gay community will be content to live and let live with their neighbors, and may even agree to feed the cat for their anti-gay marriage neighbors when those neighbors go to the beach. Familiarity brings cordial relationships, and may even cause people to like each other, even if they never agree on marriage and lifestyle. Live and let live proposes there is no reason to foster hatred and enmity between any people, and need not come from either the gay or the straight neighbors. And in the same way, I am sure most gay couples will not force themselves on that evangelical church, and will be content in a church that accepts gay marriage, if they go to church at all.
Sadly, you and I know there are some radicals who will never allow live and let live to exist. Worse, there are radical progressives, for the most part straight people, who have pushed all the way for gay marriage to be approved. Why? Because gay marriage is not about marriage. It is simply the wedge that will be used to alter the whole fabric of society and create a progressive utopia.
Listen carefully. I will not be surprised if gay marriage eventually goes away. Do not despair my gay neighbors! Thanks to rampant divorce, single parent households, people choosing to live together without marriage, and a plethora of other reasons, I expect that in the end, marriage will go away for everyone. I expect it will further the progressive cause to isolate individuals. I also suspect it will not further the progressive cause to sanctify any given living arrangement over any other, but that remains to be seen. In the present day, gay marriage is a convenient wedge in progressive hands.
The progressives already own the main portion of the media, and thus have serious sway over the opinions of millions who depend on the media to keep up with what is going on in the world and in the nation. Just see how the media and their political allies denigrate Fox News and talk radio for not towing the progressive line.
The progressives already own cradle through college/university education. Even some liberal professors are beginning to admit fear of the politically correct monster they have created. Education is no longer about logical thought, reasoned discourse, and a fair examination of the facts where young people can draw their own conclusions based on the evidence. There are no longer two or more sides to every proposition, idea, or story. There is only one side, and tests like Common Core are only there to see how well the students have swallowed the Kool-Aid.
The progressives have already inserted themselves into the government bureaucracy from the local level up to the federal, so if non-progressives (like those hated conservatives) should win an election, it might slow, but it will not end, much less reverse the progressive agenda. And even the courts have shown their stripes where four lock-step liberal justices only need to sway one to advance the cause.
So what is left?
Gay marriage is already being used as the wedge to attack churches and Christianity in general. Calls have already gone out to remove tax exemption and thus bankrupt thousands of small churches. Churches in England are already being sued to force them to perform gay weddings, and don’t be foolish enough to think it won’t happen here. In truth, we won’t be far behind. Progressives are not stupid enough to believe Christianity can be destroyed, but it can be marginalized to where it no longer has any bearing on public life.
The progressive (atheists) have already run away with the church-state arguments. “Free expression” of the Christian faith has all but disappeared in public life, and too many Christians have sadly bought into this narrow misinterpretation of the first amendment—that church and state must be separated at all costs and on every level. There is not very much further to go to completely marginalize the Christian community. But why should that be important to the progressives?
Because Christianity and the church remain the strongest, and some would say the last supporters not only of traditional marriage, but traditional families. Gay marriage will be used, not only to take down the Christian faith, in schools, charities and institutions as well as churches, but to take down the family. Do not doubt. “They are coming for your children.”
Because children are still being taught Christian values and virtues, moral precepts and/or conservative principles in the home, especially among the home schooled. I am not saying they will, but I would not be surprised if HHS declared these things child abuse and began to remove children from such homes. Then again, I would not be surprised to see a sign hung on every church declaring this organization restricted and no one under 18 admitted.
Listen. Here is the end game:
“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.” —Melissa Harris-Perry for MSNBC, 2013.
But why? What is the point?
Obviously, alternate ideas and other points of view must be silenced, and controlling and, in effect, brainwashing the children from birth will be imperative to achieve this end. What I can only guess at is why the progressives want to do this and what the progressives are ultimately after.
I can only imagine the belief is something like this:
If only everyone thought the same, talked the same, acted the same, treated one another in the same way, and agreed with the government, and did whatever the good government told them, then at last there would be world peace, racial harmony, pristine wilderness, clean air and water, and sunshine every day. The thing is, such people, controlled in their actions, their speech, and even their thinking, would hardly qualify for mindless robots and certainly would no longer be human.
I have seen this vision played out in Madeleine L’Engle’s award winning book Wrinkle in Time, and it is truly a dark and frightening vision.
Welcome to the new dark ages.
There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them” (NIV, 2 Timothy 3: 1-5).
“War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength” … “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” —George Orwell.