The “Gay Pride” Club at Independence High School built a float that was featured as part of the Homecoming parade that drove around the High School, down 31 and then made a lap around Heritage Elementary and Heritage Middle School.
It’s a big tradition and the Kindergarteners along with the Grade Schoolers are allowed to sit outside and watch what amounts to a big parade coming close enough to where those who are on the floats can throw candy and wave hello.
But at one point, two of the individuals on the “Gay Pride” float kissed…
Some saw that and felt an overwhelming sense of disgust and threw a fit. Others saw it as a sign of the times and, while they don’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle, accept it as a hill that’s not worth dying on because, after all, everyone has the, “…right to be happy.”
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It’s a volatile discussion, but there’s a key element that often gets overlooked that’s worth considering because in the end, there’s a lot more at stake than a person’s right to be happy.
It’s a Strategy
First of all, the manner in which the Homosexual Agenda is advanced is done according to a strategy that’s characteristic of someone who has something to hide more than they have something to say. The moment you hear elements of that strategy being deployed, you can rest assured that what you’re hearing is not meant to champion the truth as much as it’s intended to distract from it.
Typically the Homosexual Activist positions themselves as a victim of a cruel and intolerant society that’s determined to prevent them from being able to exercise their right to be happy.
However that may or may not be the case, the fact that you can’t be critical of someone who’s in pain without immediately being labeled as insensitive and inappropriate is a handy tool in the hands of someone who needs to avoid those questions that have the potential to reveal their argument as being weak apart from a controlled collection of polls, pictures and personalities.
In this case, the issue isn’t whether or not the Homosexual has the right to be happy as much as they have the authority to redefine Moral Absolutes.
That’s the question on the table. And that’s why it’s necessary to frame the entire conversation around the “victim,” because otherwise it becomes too obvious that there’s a resolve to either dismiss or manipulate the Bible in a way that’s not appropriate.
To categorize it as a conversation about “sex,” or to try and characterize those who have a problem with Homosexuality as being guilty of “fear and hate,” is a tactic that’s used to distract from the bottom line which is:
Who makes the rules?
Who Makes the Rules
You’ve got one of two options: Man or God.
Granted, for some, there’s a lot to unpack there. But the point is this: It’s not about a person’s “right to be happy.” You can conceivably assert that as a way to justify whatever you want to do.
The question is, “Who makes the rules?”
And that’s not a question people want to entertain in the context of a Homecoming Parade.
But that’s the other piece of this that makes this whole campaign so diabolical.
By positioning their agenda in the context of something that is traditionally processed as healthy, patriotic or philanthropic, they compel those who would otherwise object to be silent because of the way any criticism will come across as inappropriate given the obvious noble nature of the event.
But if the issue isn’t so much about one’s rights as much as it’s about what’s True…
…then regardless of the event or the situation, we’re now looking at a completely different issue.
Who makes the rules?
It’s What You Do Believe
However passionate or dogmatic a person may be in insisting that God has no place in a civilized conversation pertaining to morality, it’s not about what you don’t believe…
…it’s what you do believe.
Because there is a “god” in this equation – there is someone who’s calling the shots and defining the standard that you deem acceptable.
And it’s one of two people.
It’s either the God Who created the heavens and the earth and validated His Identity by dying and coming back to life, or…
…the person who’s staring back at you in the mirror every morning when you wake up.
Who makes the rules?
Atheists, Homosexual Activists and advocates of a distorted perspective on the “separation of church and state” want to be perceived as having an impartial approach to the various faiths represented by the American population by insisting on a “religion-less” perspective on morality.
But there is no such thing as a “religion-less” approach to anything, let alone morality.
From a purely philosophical standpoint, “religion” is the way in which you answer four basic questions:
- Origin – how did the universe come to be?
- Destiny – what happens when you die?
- Morality – how are you supposed to behave while you’re here?
- Purpose – what’s the point of your existence?
These are not lofty, theological issues or advanced, philosophical themes that only academic types bother to engage. The way you process yourself and the world around you on a daily basis is based on the way you answer these questions and from that standpoint, you are a “religious” person regardless of how often you go to church, if you go at all.
So, when you hear critics of Christianity or social activists insist that they represent a more judicious approach to moral issues and social tensions by removing the Bible from the conversation, they’re not leveling the playing field as much as they’re giving priority to that religious school of thought that establishes the individual as his own deity.
And before you allow yourself to think that there is more than one “god” to choose from, bear in mind that Christianity is the only faith where man cannot facilitate his own salvation let alone merit the favor of his chosen deity. Every other religion, be it Islam where you’ve got the option of Jihad,
It’s not about what you don’t believe, it’s what you do believe.
Either God is God or man is his own bottom line and when you put it that way, this isn’t a controversy or a demand for equal rights.
It’s just one more instance of you going up to God as He’s sitting on His Throne and telling Him to get out of your chair.