I’m so proud that my governor, Christine Gregoire will be heading up Washington’s Gay Pride Parade this year. Makes my heart squeeze with emotion, it does. I look at these images and what do I see? Do I see a proud, honorable society? Do I see a group of people dedicated to altruistic desires to help other humans in need? Do I see a group of people worthy of my respect? Do these people truly expect me to believe they understand marriage? Should these people be parents to adopted children? Do I see loyalty? Do I see virtue? Do I see humanity? Do I see humility? Do I see kindness? Do I see tolerance? Do I see respect?
All I see is complete and utter self absorption and abandon. Complete lust for the sensual and craving for unlimited appetite. Sodom & Gomorrah on display. Where are William Faulkner’s old verities here? Where is Jesus’ command to be humble servants? Can you see any of these rebellious humans bending down to wash a poor man’s dusty feet? Or feeding a hungry child’s mouth?
This is everything vile. This is to be reviled. And yet, our culture- the world’s culture- would have us stand by while our governors & presidents & senators & People stand by and smile, clap and nod their heads approvingly. Some ‘straight’ people on the sidelines also celebrate wildly. Why? Because to encourage lewdness & hedonism in others is to give themselves permission for their own sins. Somewhere in their psyche is the hope that by banding together in their sin, they can keep God & his judgement at bay. By celebrating wildly with these base humans, their own sins pale by comparison. These celebrating humans wish very much to forget God, Jesus & their commandments. Perhaps if they can truly throw themselves into this abandon, they can rid themselves of that pesky little voice reminding them of Judgement Day. It’s not an easy thing to forget, after all.
Most of us, however, stand in utter awe at the self-glorification & wild abandon displayed by these completely immoral creatures before us. It is so clearly evil. Nothing in our heart celebrates. But we feel strange. Like we have landed on another planet, perhaps. We look around us and wonder, “Why is everyone smiling & clapping?” and feel pressured to do so ourselves. We swallow our bile & try to understand.
Americans, give yourself the gift of honesty. What these people do is disgusting. Not only for the clear amount sexual immorality- but for the sheer selfishness, self idolatry, Godlessness, anger, bitterness & lack of humility displayed. Call it what it is: an excuse to lose themselves in their lusts. There is nothing honorable here. There are no heroes. Only the most foul, the most base, the most humiliating displays of humanity. Don’t celebrate it. Walk away. Our world becomes more morally bankrupt by the day, my Christian friends. This is Man’s inevitable path. This is why God gave us Jesus. He KNEW we were incapable, in the presence of Satan, to resist and do good on our own. Jesus allows us to keep some form of moral compass in this insanity and finally, when our days are ended, to throw ourselves at Jesus’ feet to claim his promise of forgiveness. Not just for our sins- but for these people’s.