SSM and the Downward Spiral of Society

I’m going to go ahead and say this since I’m fairly certain that NO ONE reads my blog: sexual immorality will be the beginning of a terrible downward spiral of our American society.

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For some that may be a “No duh!” statement. For others they aren’t real sure what I’m talking about.

In case you’ve been napping for the past couple of weeks, there has been quite a ruckus caused by the possible law in Arizona and Kansas that would protect Christian business owners who choose not to provide services to homosexual couples based on their religious convictions.

It probably wouldn’t be an issue except that there have already been cases of Christian business owners being fined and even had their businesses shut down by their local government because of their “discrimination” against the same-sex couples. Blogger and college professor Denny Burk wrote a powerful article on the subject.

And now, the Christian voices of conscience, columnists Jonathan Merritt and Kristen Powers have attacked “their own” by giving a weak “What Would Jesus Do?” argument on whether Jesus would give goods and services to a same sex wedding. Those articles can be seen here and here.

But you probably knew all that.

Here is what I would like to say: if this continues on in our society, America will crumble to the ground. I’m not exactly sure what “crumble to the ground” means, but I don’t think it’s good. Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece are called “ancient” because they are not the top dog any more. Something happened. Society went bonkers.

Let’s follow this to the logical end. A few people in this country are gay (somewhere around 2% of the population.) Those few people and their friends yelled so loudly that many lawmakers decided to pass laws allowing same sex couples to be legally married.

Fast forward just a couple of years and now ALL citizens of this country, regardless of religious beliefs, are not only expected to agree with same sex marriage but also celebrate it and give your goods and services to it with your blessing. If you don’t, then there will be consequences to pay!

Now, stay with me. If we follow this to the logical end (which there is no end in sight) what’s next? I will tell you what’s next because it is already happening: polygamy. Multiple marriage partners. Two men and a woman, two women and a man or any other nonsense arrangement that could be thought of.

So soon enough, ALL citizen will be forced to agree with and celebrate polygamous weddings.

Let’s not stop there. After multiple partners getting married, I believe the next logical step will be legal pedophelia. It is already considered to be a sexual orientation by many expert (read here). So, who is to say that law-abiding citizens of this country cannot be happy or experience true love with a consenting minor? I mean, we already have associations formed to deal with silly little laws like statutory rape and having sex with minors (see North American Man/Boy Love Association).

“But, that’s illegal!” one might say. Please remember that same sex marriage was illegal just a few years ago. “But, that’s disgusting!” says another (who are these people yelling in my blog?) Yes, and many people find same sex marriage disgusting and have for centuries. If the past decade has taught us anything it is this: If something is illegal and disgusting today, just wait a while; it will change.

What is the next logical step? I don’t know. You tell me. I remember several years ago reading “The Marketing of Evil” by David Kupelian and hearing him describe a group of people known as bug chasers. Bug chasers, apparently, are gay men who seek to have unprotected intercourse with HIV+ men in order to contract the life-ending disease. I remember being floored by the thought of that. But honestly, can we open our eyes and see the downward spiral our country is going through?

I would like to end this rant by quoting a lengthy passage from Romans 1. It is crystal clear to me that this paints a very vivid picture of where 21st Century America is. Our society, for the most part, has a debased mind that has been given over to our own depravity. We have introduced a culture of homosexual promiscuity, violence, death (abortion anyone?) and on, and on and on.

Romans 1:18-32

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.


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About gavinmcroft

I am a Christian, husband, father, local church pastor and aspiring writer (aren't we all.) Thanks for viewing my thoughts.
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