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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Google on the Offensive is reporting that Google is launching a campaign to flush marriage down the tubes and redefine it in favor of same-sex couples. Oh ... wait ... that's not what they said.
Google is launching a new campaign called "Legalize Love" with the intention of inspiring countries to legalize marriage for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people around the world. ... Google intends to eventually expand the initiative to every country where the company has an office, and will focus on places with homophobic cultures, where anti-gay laws exist.
I have a feeling that very few are paying attention to the words they are using.

1. "Legalize Love." When did "love" become illegal ... anywhere? Since when did love have to be legalized? Now, certainly certain expressions of what is loosely called "love" will be illegal. "I only beat my wife because I love her," the guy will say as the police haul him off in handcuffs. "I eat my cats because I love them so much," the cat lady told officials when she was arrested. "I love my daughter, so I lock her in her room so she won't get in trouble," says the father accused of child abuse. They're calling it "love" and they are expressing it in a manner that is not legal. However, actually loving is never illegal. And the suggestion (which I have actually heard) that "Christians think that loving someone of the same gender is a sin" is absolute nonsense. We are commanded to "love one another". Love is legal. Such nonsense!

2. "... legalize marriage ..." Marriage is already legal for heterosexuals, lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. Of course, if you're going to redefine the concept, then say so. But there isn't a country in the world of which I'm aware that would prevent a self-professed lesbian from marrying a man or a self-identified homosexual male from marrying a woman ... because marriage is the union of a man and a woman. It's already legal in all countries for everyone. No, legalizing it is not the aim. Reconstructing it is the aim.

3. I was fascinated at the claim to want to "legalize marriage for ... bisexual people." Really? Taking your "legalized marriage" in the spirit that it is intended -- allow people to define marriage in a new way that simply expresses the desire to be in a committed relationship with someone for whom they are very fond -- are they really seeking to make it legal for someone who is inclined to sexual relations with both genders to marry ... both genders? Are they seeking to make polygamy or polyamory legal? I haven't heard of that much in the mainstream yet. They tend to deny that. Are they finally admitting it?

4. As always seems to be the case, the perception is that the only possible reason that anyone would think that the concept of marriage is the union of a man and a woman is because they hate people of the homosexual persuasion. There can be no other reason. "Defense of marriage" is a euphemism that means actually "hating gays". Seeking equality for all in "the longstanding, traditional definition of marriage" is only a cover story for seeking to keep the gay man down. The only possible motivation is hate. And the only reason for "defense of marriage" is "anti-gay". Indeed, you can't put "defense of marriage" anywhere without including the "anti-gay" tag. Such drivel!!

Christians, here's what's coming. You will be verbalized out of the mainstream in the foreseeable future. Part of it is your silence. Most of it is the control that pro-gay and anti-Christian influences have on the media. They've eliminated thinking in schools and we've obliged their efforts by largely eliminating thinking in churches. The culture has normalized explicit sexual immorality and the churches are following mere steps behind by accepting said immorality without comment. And, having redefined marriage in the direction we've already let it go, you can expect the end of the prevalence of anything resembling biblical marriage, the decline of parenting, and the continued slide of morality. We've assisted it by following along. Why would we expect anything different? And, of course, having redefined "marriage", "sexual immorality", and some of the mainstays of society (like "family" or "parents"), you can expect very soon to see the end of religious freedom as well. Think what you want; just don't act on it ... ever. There will be consequences. And Christians -- the genuine ones -- will need to determine if they're willing to pay the price. Because, for the most part, we've already surrendered. And I'll be counting on a Sovereign God here, not society, the media, the government, or even the churches.


Dan said...

Small correction: "You will be verbalized..." in last paragraph should read "you have been verbalized..."

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Amen, Dan, Amen!!!

Stan said...

"You will continue to be verbalized ..."? We have been, we are being, we will be.