If you’ve watched any prime time TV lately, I’m sure you’ve seen one of the many commercials or news stories promoting homosexuality in one way or another. Sometimes it’s a subtle message, and they always try to make it seem as if they are doing a good or noble thing. But typically the underlying message is something along these lines:
If you do not embrace and accept the homosexual lifestyle as something to be celebrated and encouraged, you are hateful, bigoted and in a woeful minority.
I’m not going to get into all of the problems with this deceitful and angry ideology right now. Rather I want to encourage those of you that share my and millions of others’ belief in the foundational biblical value that God has a specific intent for sexuality and that it is only realized in the relationship between one man and one woman within the confines of marriage.
I’ve come across two articles that I hope you’ll take the time to read (I’ll even keep this post short to give you more time to check them out). I was encouraged by the measured and thoughtful approach these well-respected commentators took, and I think you will be too.
From National Review Online: Re: A Federal Response to Bullying in Public Schools? By Roger Clegg
“Children and, especially, adolescents have teased, harassed, and bullied one another on the basis of real or perceived homosexuality for a long time, maybe forever. No one until recently has suggested that this is a federal issue…” Click to read more.
From USA Today: Does it matter if only 1.4% of people are gay? By Michael Medved
“While pop-culture frequently cites the figure of one in 10 (based on 60-year-old, widely discredited conclusions from pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey) the new study finds only 1.4% of the population identifying with same-sex orientation.” Click to read more.