Opinion

June 3, 2014

Letter: Here’s the problem

There is a new religion that’s exploding among Christian and other established churches. It’s gathering converts from many established congregations — Catholic, Jewish and Protestant. Its devotees are encouraged to work within their churches to effect change. This new faith is known as the “Church of the Politically Correct.”

Churches are being attacked through their humane sensibilities and softhearted values. They have opened the door to deception by turning away from biblical truths, instead preaching the doctrine of tolerance. However, the politically correct meaning of “tolerance” has been changed to include only those who agree with the liberal point of view, excluding everyone with Bible-based values.

One subject that churches are reluctant to tackle is homosexuality. Perhaps they consider this a political question rather than a religious one. I think liberals have taken a religious topic and made it political. The Bible is very clear: Homosexuality is a sin, like many other sins that Christians commit — theft, infidelity, cursing, drunkenness, anger, pride, greed, etc. How many people who commit these sins are denied church membership? We are instructed to love God and welcome sinners with love into a congregation of sinners. (Matthew 22:37-39)

Here’s the problem. Gays say they want equality, but that’s only partly true. The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) community seeks to destroy the reputation of anyone who has ever supported programs that affirm traditional marriage. One example is Brendan Eich of Mozilla. The “gay mafia” forced Eich to resign because he made a donation years ago to an organization that supports traditional marriage. That was about the same time that candidate Barack Obama said he believed marriage was “a union between a man and a woman … a sacred union.” The LGBT community demands more than acceptance; we must affirm and celebrate the gay lifestyle, or else. Consider the public rejection of Tim Tebow’s affirmation of Christianity when compared to the celebration of “heroic” gay athletes Jason Collins and Michael Sam.

Abortion is something that Christian churches must never condone or accept. To do so, churches must renounce that beautiful description in Psalm 139: “For you formed my inward parts; you wove me in my mother’s womb … I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Acceptance of abortion by churches would be a sure sign our culture is in moral freefall.

History has shown that when Christians are silent, a secular government will eventually persecute all who oppose its immoral ways.

Ina Fay Manly

Dalton

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