I have been very troubled by this last week's happenings, especially on Facebook and Twitter in regards to the recent Supreme court decision about gay marriage. The decisions are troubling enough but what has me shaking my head is the absolute and complete ignorance and spineless reaction from professing born again Christians about this issue.
As I have done on many issues over the years, let me cut through the crap and introduce some actual FACTS into the discussion. In the 1950s gay sex was illegal just about everywhere in the world. In fact, being gay is still to this day illegal in 78 countries around the world and even carries the death penalty in certain places.
In Britain, a 2013 survey found that a mere 1.7% of the population identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. That same year an American survey found that just 1.6% of adults over 18 identified as gay, with only a tiny 0.7% identifying as bisexual. Canada's 2012 survey found that just 1.3% of those between the ages of 18 and 59 identified as gay, with only 1.1% identifying as bisexual.
Now think about those number for a moment. By default that means that the overwhelming majority of supporters of gay marriage will never in their entire life pursue so much as a homosexual encounter, let alone a real gay relationship... to say nothing of actually marrying a member of the same sex. If you listen to the media you would assume that over half the population is gay. Of course that is a farce.
Even more troubling is what this reveals as it relates to our political system when the Supreme court can make up new law out of thin air. Regardless of how you feel good or bad about the decision, the creation of law is supposed to happen through congress according to the US Constitution, not through over-zealous justices on the Supreme Court. What an incredibly dangerous precedent it sets to do this and again, that regardless of what you personally think about the decision. The way it came about was to cut short the normal political process and that is what makes it procedurally wrong on every front.
I never saw myself as someone who would ever become active in politics. I have always voted in every single election and I always stayed up on most major issues, but beyond that I always focused more on other things. As of late I can't help but notice the obvious... the USA that I grew up in has been attacked from within it's own walls and the damage on the moral front has been so substantial, I now worry for my own kids and grandkids.
All of this dumbing down of our children through Common Core, the hard core attempts at gender confusion, we now even have a very white woman with very white parents who thinks she can get a tan, put some curls in her hair and she can convince people that she is really a black woman. This on the heels of one of America's most celebrated male athletes deciding that after 60 years of being a man, he is actually a woman. The media drinks it all up and serves it all back out as if it was normal and to be celebrated.
I am not black.. (I know, Fox News Alert material right there.. ) so I don't pretend to speak from a firsthand understanding about things from that perspective but I will say this... how on earth does anyone draw even a close comparison to what blacks went through from the founding of this country through the 60s (and even to a lesser extent through today) to what professing homosexuals have experienced? If I was black, I'd be really upset with the entire gay rights movement for cheapening what was very real and devastating discrimination against my entire race.
I have a lot more to say but I need to run for now,
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