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“Questioning?” Sexuality

The following letter to the editor of the Monroe Watchman was written in response to a long letter Emily Winter had written in support of homosexuality.  She titled her letter “It Gets Better.”  Since he didn’t print it, I assume Editor Craig Mohler apparently didn’t like my letter in response to Winter’s.  He is a Democrat and that may be enough to explain why.

Editor,

I read with interest a letter in The Monroe Watchman written by Emily Winter, a graduate of James Monroe High School, and now a graduate student at Boston University School of Public Health.  I appreciate her apparent concern for troubled teens who may become suicidal.  She specifically cited the fact that several young homosexuals across the US have taken their own lives since September, and that discrimination/bullying by others was a factor in causing these suicides.   It just may be a flawed premise to suggest homosexuals who commit suicide do so because they have been bullied.  Is it possible they were confused young people because they are getting so many mixed signals from TV, movies, and school programs about their sexuality?   At the very least we should consider that, just maybe, homosexuality is abnormal.

While claiming to have no personal experience, Winter wrote that she had heard stories from friends in high school, college and in the workplace who are “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning” people.  She acknowledged that there are some good values in small, rural, and largely religious communities, but she also wrote “And in a place like Monroe County, it can be difficult to figure out how to find your place or find your way in a society that may not be fully welcoming of the person you were born to be.”

The tone of Emily Winter’s letter did not suggest she is a hardcore homosexual advocate, but merely one of the many people, especially the young in America today who have bought into the sales pitch of homosexual activists.  Briefly, the propaganda goes like this: Homosexuality is normal and people who disagree are bigoted homophobes. Homosexuals are victims.  They are generous with buzz words like bully, tolerance, welcoming, diversity, affirming, insensitive, bigot, hate speech and homophobe.  Above all, they keep repeating the mantra, “Homosexuals were born that way.”

Winter said people are “born with differing perceptions, philosophies, or preferences.”  Check the definition of “philosophy” and then tell me people are born with one.   Preferences: the truth is that after many studies looking for a genetic cause for sexual preference, or a “Gay gene”, no one has come close to discovering such.  For those who believe there is a Gay gene, I wonder, do they also believe there is a Transgender gene?  Does the guy who swings both ways, as it were, have a Bisexual gene, or is this type behavior of his own choosing?

Even some homosexual activists agree that homosexuality is not normal.  For example, Lesbian author and activist Camille Paglia has stated: “Homosexuality is not ‘normal.’ On the contrary it is a challenge to the norm … Nature exists whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction … No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous … homosexuality is an adaptation, not an inborn trait.” Source: http://www.traditionalvalues.org/urban/seven.php

The best evidence we have suggests that homosexuality is a choice people make and not a genetically inherited trait.  Troublesome is the fact that too many people readily accept so much deceptive propaganda without searching for the facts.  To her credit, Winter did recommend people seek advice from teachers, a guidance counselor or a pastor.  However the main place she recommends for advice is a web site started by two homosexuals. The web page was called It Gets Better Project, and the title of Winter’s letter was “It Gets Better.”   You tell me, can the fact that practicing homosexual men are apt to die 30 years younger than their heterosexual counterparts be categorized as “It Gets Better?”  Just google “homosexual lifespan” on the Internet for that information.

Considering the fact that homosexuality is likely a choice people make, and the sexual act definitely presents a dangerous health risk, why are there thousands of homosexual clubs in high schools where “questioning” teens are invited to explore their sexuality/gender identity?  Does that not qualify as child endangerment?

Our children need to hear the truth.  All people, including homosexuals deserve some level of respect regardless of the choices they make.  However, since the Garden of Eden man has tried to be his own god while rejecting God’s never-changing Truth.  For those who wish to reject the writings in the Bible, fine, but the prospects of dying 30 years too soon is worth some serious study of the facts.  Two men having sex with one another certainly sounds more dangerous than global warming or secondhand smoke to me.  Truth … common sense …  wisdom … priorities … we have some work to do here!

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Pretty Song, Pretty Feathers

On a pleasant day in early spring I took a walk through a pasture to check my sheep. I sat down on a large rock and took in the view of the valley below and the mountains in the distance.  While sitting there I heard the most beautiful song coming from a bird in a nearby tree.  God was giving me some quality time in His place.

As I looked in the only tree near me I saw a bird with beautiful feathers.  Wow, God has really shown up, giving me a great-weather morning, a fantastic, peaceful place to sit to enjoy the landscape, plus the experience of hearing a beautiful songbird with colorful feathers.

After a few minutes I saw the bird fly away.  Pretty song and pretty feathers were gone, or so I thought.   Soon afterwards I heard the same songbird.  I looked carefully and discovered the bird that was singing.  However, the feathers were ugly compared to the one I had been watching.  There had been two birds in the tree, one with pretty feathers that flew away, and one with not so pretty feathers but it had a delightful song for me to hear.

Quickly on the heels of this revelation my thoughts turned to some of man’s challenges; things are not always as they first appear.  I had made the assumption that the pretty feathers went with the bird with the pretty song.  How often do we hear and see things in our world that prove to be inaccurate as we obtain more information? Do we draw conclusions based upon little or no evidence?  Do we have the wisdom to make proper evaluation of things we see and hear?   What does God have to say about discernment?

“…the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14

Is there good reason why the USA, the richest country in the world, is trillions in debt?  Are there good reasons why the graduates of America’s public schools do so poorly when compared to other countries of the world?   We have some serious problems, and for no good reason.  Pretty songs don’t necessarily come from pretty birds, and neither do birds with pretty feathers necessarily sing well.  Politicians always make good targets, so here goes.  If a politician tells you something is free, grab your wallet because you are getting ready to pay!  The song never seems to fit the feathers on most of these guys.

I love farmers who look to God and not government for guidance.  They are the Americans who protected their land long before we had bureaucrats telling us how we should do it. If necessity is the mother of invention then the farmer was the first to notice. Farmers understand that you cannot borrow your way out of debt, and that we should not be transferring debt we incur down to our grandchildren.

Christians understand that wisdom comes from God. As Paul said to the people at Corinth, the natural man fails to discern the things of God because they are foolishness to him.  We all need to seek God for wisdom in these trying times in order that we can properly discern what is behind the pretty songs and pretty feathers.

 

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