I See Bigotry In Your Future

November 6, 2012

It is safe to say that our culture is running from a biblical morality. In fact, if you hold to biblical truth you either will soon be, or already are, a bigot as defined by our culture. Marilyn Sewell, writing for the Huffington Post, addresses the issue of tolerance. She is no longer tolerant of the beliefs held by evangelical Christians. Why? Because, among other reasons, evangelical Christians are to some degree responsible for hate crimes. In her piece entitled Saying Goodbye to Tolerance she writes:

Is it fair to blame these crimes on conservative Christianity? Not directly. No doubt, the great majority of people who commit hate crimes would not call themselves Christians of any variety. Indeed, conservative Christians typically say that although they may disagree with the sexual orientation or religion of another, they “hate the sin and love the sinner.” In fact, they may go so far as to say that they themselves are “sinners saved by grace.” However, I would maintain that these Christians, almost all of whom condemn gays for loving differently, support and perpetuate the milieu in which hate crimes take place. They contribute immensely to the cultural ground out of which prejudice grows and flourishes.

Her conclusion:

All religious traditions are not equal. Some beliefs foster freedom, growth and a deepening of compassion. Others are rigid and exclusive, warning of eternal punishment for those who don’t believe in the one true path to salvation, as they see it, or for those who love someone of the same sex … But for the damage that conservative Christianity does to people and for its perpetuation of prejudice and hate, I must reject this tradition. I believe those who teach it and preach it are doing great harm, and I in no way wish to be an ally.

I post this simply to point to what is coming down the pipe for Bible believers. In many ways, I think this is the tip of the iceberg in relation to what believers will face in America in the not too distant future. Sewell’s view is becoming more mainstream all the time. She is affirming the idea that it is okay not to be tolerant of people with different ideas. You don’t have to actually do anything other than “teach” the Bible to not be tolerated. To “preach” and “teach” the Bible is to do “great harm.” This begs the question, how long before our ever expanding government begins to punish those who do “great harm” by teaching the Bible? Witness what Boston Mayor Thomas Meninos said about Chick-fil-A: “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.” This is a punishment of sorts. All of this simply because owner Dan Cathy said:

We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We operate as a family business … our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that. We intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.

Doesn’t seem like he said anything wrong except the last part about being able to share their values. Clearly they can’t do that. The day is quickly approaching, and in fact is here, when it will be very costly to follow Jesus. “The one who endures to the end will be saved.”

Obviously, I’ve ingested lethal amounts of CNN and Fox News lately.

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8 Responses to “I See Bigotry In Your Future”

  1. ancientcures Says:

    There never was tolerance, from the left only the cry of it for them. Because we stand for Biblical Principals those who are engaging in abhorent lifestyles believe we are against their person, when their real enemy is GOD. The LORD told us that we were no better than HIM and that because the world loved darkness rather than light that they would hate us too. It’s really too bad that they can’t see the hate they spew each day as they yell out for us to tolerate them. Hypocrisy runs rampant by those who are perishing, but that is going to change one day and the Righteous will stand with the KING of KINGS in a new heaven and a new earth. The Church Must stand for Righteousness or suffer for it. Either way we suffer as the World gets more out of control. How else could the anti-Christ arise? GOD is Still on the Throne and HE takes care of HIS own, even in Exile.

  2. Flyaway Says:

    Pray for revival!

  3. phfs9 Says:

    Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but would not God prefer a sing or advertisement or public statement that announced finding and loving God and following the laws, rules and precepts of the Bible than to pick one of man’s many, many faults and attack it? Do you not catch more bees with honey than with vinegar.

  4. phfs9 Says:

    typo – sing = sign

  5. Mark Says:

    I agree. But the way things are going it seems that we might get to the place where it is wrong to simply read what the Bible says about homosexuality.

  6. phfs9 Says:

    I don’t know if most people realize it or not but the east coast has a very large openly public gay following and gay communiuties making San Francisco look insignificant. Just take a look at the states Obama won on the east coast which helped tremendously to win his re-election. The issue of homosexualtiy is for most people political more than a moral or Christian issue.

    If someone were to give me a choice between there being either homosexuality or abortion I would choose homosexuality and save lives banning abortion….not that I am in favor of either.

    You wrote that “the way things are going it seems that we might get to the place where it is wrong to simply read what the Bible says about homosexuality” – Fact is we are headed in a direction where it might well be illegal to read a Bible at all.

    She is murdered, dead and gone but Madeline Murray O’Hare’s legacy lives on everyday.

    • Mark Says:

      It is amazing how things have radically turned during our generation. I really don’t care that they get married. It bothers me that they think that in some sense it will be like a heterosexual marriage. To me it weakens the concept of a one woman, one man marriage. What we really want is for people to come to know the Lord. With this in mind, I try to stay out of politics. I’d rather be known for the Good News. Yet, I realize, that simply teaching the Bible might one day be a contact sport.


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