Archive for the ‘Morality’ Category

A totally representative work

(this post started on my family blog)

I was flipping through the pages of the school yearbook with my son and daughter.

On more than one occasion, I would remark on this pretty girl or that handsome guy and ask about them

“She is drunk all of the time.”

“But her parents said how proud they are of the person she’s become.”

“Dad, the cops have had to deal with her.”

I flipped a few more pages…

A 1/2 page ad by some parents who are proud of the “fine young man” their son has become.

“What is he like?”

“Oh, he’s gay.”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean he’s openly gay.”

I was disappointed several more times.

It’s not that I think every kid is an angel. I’m not that dumb. Shoot, I was messed up. I was fairly straight until I left high school but that was because I largely lacked opportunity. As soon as I left home, I went into complete self-destruct mode.

Maybe the parents don’t know. I know that my wife and I were blind sided when our second daughter went south on us. We discovered it accidentally. It was a real blow to me because I am and have been a very involved father.

Some parents are actively helping their kids self destruct. They buy the alcohol and are fine with their kids getting drunk. Maybe they really are proud of them! This is in wealthy, upper middle class Overland Park, KS! I know a couple of them. Their son is well on his way to becoming an alcoholic and they took out an ad to tell him that they are proud of the “remarkable young man” he has become.

I realize that this is not politically correct but…

Are we helping our homosexual son by telling him that he has become a “fine young man?” Has the bar been lowered that much? Whatever happened to raising a young man who will love a (singular) woman and become a father to their children? Is everything equal?

Should we tell our promiscuous daughter that we are proud of the person she has become while she reduces herself to being a momentary good time to a bunch of guys?

Whatever happened to shame? Does it have no place in our culture anymore? Is there nothing our kid can do that makes us ashamed of them? Is there nothing for which they should be ashamed?

Have we become so politicized that we are afraid to tell our own children that there is a right and a wrong? Are we unwilling to be the one person who will tell them that what they are doing is wrong?

After the truth came out about our daughter, we reached out to her in every way we could think of but we didn’t suddenly abandon our values and pretend that we accepted her behavior.

My parents didn’t either…and they weren’t “holy roller Christians” like I am. I knew that I was screwing up. No matter how cool my friends thought I was, my conscience told me otherwise.

I think if my parents took out a huge ad in the school yearbook to tell me how proud they were of me while I was doing it, it would have only made it worse. It would have confirmed one of two alienating facts: either that they really didn’t have a clue about my life or if they did know what was going on, they really didn’t care.

Our culture is reeling. We are lost because we no longer know what is right and what is wrong. Everything has become equal. And so we now congratulate what should be reproved. “It’s all good.”

I believe an old, “outdated” Book that has become “totally irrelevant” in our modern society said it best, “we now glory in our shame.”

A glimpse into the future

I dropped my daughter off at the animal hospital today. On Thanksgiving!

Evidently, to more than a few people, our pets imagined “emotional health” is now more important than setting aside a time to be thankful to God.

As I headed home, I thought of the growing trend of people treating their pets like children. How “cute” it all is! How trendy!

Where will this anthropomorphizing end?

Let me venture a guess…

Since it is currently acceptable to treat animals like children, how long will it be before some pop culture television show or magazine does an “exposé” of some hot, “edgy” chicks in New York or San Francisco or Los Angeles who have chosen to make “Bruiser” their partner?

It may already have happened as far as I know. I don’t frequent those “hip”, dark cultural alleys.

You say that is sick. Who are you to impose your morality on her?…or me?

Seriously, what is to stop it? After all, who is she harming? If it makes her happy…

And while we are at it, why can’t she and “Bruiser” be “married”? Why should we limit it to two humans?

“For the mind set on the flesh is death…”  Romans 8:6

Tolerance is not the goal

“There is no place in America for anything but an embrace – not just tolerance – of people’s religious beliefs. Equally, I would say great caution should be exercised when people try to restrict people’s rights.”  Rick Jacobs, chairman of the Courage Campaign

The homosexual activists have been claiming that all they want is tolerance. However, Mr. Jacobs let the cat out of the bag during the Courage Campaign’s recent effort to prevent the passage of Proposition 8 in California.

Tolerance is not enough. No. The homosexual activists plan to force everyone to “embrace” their moral choices.

It has already begun. eHarmony has been cowed into offering its matchmaking services to homosexuals. it is only a matter of time until your church, parish or synagogue is next.

They plan to use the courts to force you to repent of your lack of love and acceptance. In fact, it appears that they will not be satisfied until you are forced to deny all that you believe and celebrate their choice.


“You’re a homophobe!”

This is the familiar accusation of anyone who holds a moral world view that does not condone or approve of homosexual behavior.

This Sunday, a young woman testified that 13 young people went out into the Castro district to worship God. One young man played the guitar and the other 12 sang.

Amazingly, the “loving” homosexual community reacted in a way that would justifiably inspire fear in these young people. Here is the video that was shown to corroborate her story:

Here is another video showing of the homosexual community’s tolerance for opposing views.

Perhaps they are trying to instill homophobia in the general populace.

True lies

The homosexual activists are targeting the Mormons because they contributed an unusually large percentage of the funds that were used to promote Proposition 8 in Kahleefornia (imagine Arnold saying it). One of the complaints against the campaign is that it ran television ads that were “as close to blatant lies as you can get.”

What were the “blatant lies” that have offended so many? The ads promoted the idea that children would be required to learn about homosexuality in school.

Let me make sure that I understand this. The people of the United States have repeatedly and overwhelmingly rejected the idea of homosexual “marriage”. Yet, the homosexual activists are determined to force that majority to “accept” their lifestyle. If they succeed in changing the definition of marriage, what is the next logical step?

The fact is that homosexuality has already been introduced into the classrooms. Anecdotal reports tell of elementary school teachers in CA taking their classes on field trips to City Hall to witness a homosexual “marriage”.

The television ads told the truth. The homosexual activists are angry because the majority of the people have once again rejected their attempt to reshape the culture.