The topic of gay rights and homosexual marriage is being referred to more than ever in this year’s election.  Let me make my position perfectly clear:

1.  Whether or not people are born with a predisposition toward same-sex attraction is beside the point.  God calls sexual behavior between two men or two women dishonorable, shameless, and unnatural, and promises that the sinful behavior will be punished.

Rom 1:26-27  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.

2.  God does not call me to police the behavior of individuals.  If given a chance, I will speak God’s truth as I see it in the Bible, and if given the opportunity, I will vote against legalizing sin.  However, I will not bully, threaten, or harass my neighbor, acquaintance, or fellow American just because of the particular sin they choose.  I have my own sins (gluttony among them) and I will stand before God one day to answer for my own thoughts, words, and deeds–and so will everyone else.

3.  That having been said, I don’t see why I need to know your sexual attitude!  I really don’t care whether you are oversexed, undersexed, gay, straight, celibate, boring, or perverted–just keep your hands off me!  I don’t like women other than my wife touching me beyond a handshake or a hug, and I don’t want men touching me, either.  In fact, the only time (since I became an adult) that I ever violently hit someone was one time in a crowd when a man started touching my leg; I jabbed him in the ribs with my elbow as hard as I could, and got out of there.  If it were a woman, I probably wouldn’t have hit her, but I still would have run away.  Did it offend me to have a gay man make a pass at me?  Yes.  Would it have offended me to have a straight woman make a pass at me?  Yes.  I am an equal-opportunity offense-taker when it comes to people touching me.  Your rights end where my skin begins.

Beyond my personal space, when it comes to issues of sin and righteousness, I leave it up to God to deal with.  I only have an opinion; He is the Truth.  And if you don’t like what He says about homosexuality, adultery, fornication,  or any of the other sins of passion, take it up with Him when you see Him.  I don’t think it will get you very far.

(Here’s one last thought:  if you are going to bow your knee in submission to Him anyway (Phil. 2:10-11), why not do it sooner rather than later, and save us all a little aggravation?  Thanks!)

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