Associated Press writer Travis Loller mentioned in a current column that the Southern Baptists are having their annual convention this week in Houston and that, “It [Southern Baptist Convention] has less influence in government and a growing diversity that might be diminishing its role as a partisan political player.” It’s a lead-pipe cinch that the majority of SBC adults are registered democrats—location/demographics alone dictate this—so one wonders what Loller means.
His offering centered on the thought that the Baptists concentrate on only one “wedge” issue, to wit, sexual preference and anything accruing to its ramifications. This is understandable, taking into account the AP’s liberal bent, as well as its probable insistence that the hardheaded Baptists are not capable of deep thought concerning such things as war and the economy. Even animals understand sex, so in SBC la-la-land…well…
In Loller-think, the ONLY thing that could unite democrats and republicans, who disagree on just about everything, would have to be sex since the believers in both parties accept the Bible as authoritative. He’s probably right, so the partisanship, if any, applies scripturally. In both Old and New Testament dispensations, homosexual behavior is condemned in terms unmistakably harsh.
But take religion out of the equation. The term “sexual preference” was used above, not “sexual orientation.” The reason: As in the case of mongoloid babies or babies with spina bifida or missing limbs as per genetics or birth defects, the number of people “born” as homosexuals is infinitely small. Rampant homosexuality, whether driven by environmental influences or parental mistreatment or nothing at all, is for all practical purposes an acquired “taste.”
As always happens when any type of representative-government is tried, there comes a “tipping-point,” when the society will determine whether to survive in its freedom or slide into oblivion. The decision will always turn on the matter of morality, never military might or anything else, though other things will always affect and be affected by a society’s decisions.
In this context, people often accurately mention ancient Greece and Rome as rotting out from the inside. The same rotting could be true for more recent “empires,” entirely broken up post-WWII. Only a couple decades or so ago, the Soviet Union fell apart almost overnight and is now in a drunken stupor.
The USA is not an empire, nothing like the late European empires that were built on and died from greed. Nor is it like the USSR, damned toward extinction by communism. The USA is more like Greece and Rome, toppling under massive attention to the glories of perversion, accentuated now more than ever before by the current administration, marked by every despicable attribute from approval of aberrant, unnatural behavior to the persecution of the opposition to possible surveillance of its citizenry without appropriate safeguards.
In the last two decades, the vast majority of states have rewritten their constitutions and laws to define marriage as between a man and woman. This was defined in federal law during the Clinton administration and implies vast disapproval of homosexuality, which, until about 1973 was recognized officially and medically as a mental disorder involving the violation of normal bodily functions. It still is and occurs to a miniscule number of people.
Homosexual practices, however, have caught on with especially the elitists, to whom any aberrancy is an adventure, especially sex-wise. These are Obama’s people. With him as Perversion-monger-in-Chief, the emphasis on filth-as-normal has been made into a “civil-rights” cause, ergo, men should marry men and the hell with whatever that means to the definition of family, procreation, civility, decency and civil order.
This negates any notion that a national morality is acceptable based on obvious physiology/mentality. This puts the nation on the track followed by the ancients, namely, that violation of the splendid human body is the way to go…for fun, the highest consideration in the pursuit of happiness. After all, Plato, acclaimed by the intellectuals as the “father of something or other,” was a homosexual-pedophile-pederast.
With a handful of states codifying this travesty of nature (note: religion not the issue) and violation of federal law, almost overnight the nation has reached the tipping-point, slipping toward oblivion, or, as Robert Bork put it, “Slouching toward Gomorrah.” This is literally the case and while God may not turn the nation into an inferno, as happened to Sodom and Gomorrah, the society will burn itself to a lustful death all on its own.