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Three Reasons to Forsake Homosexuality
There are way more than three reasons...
I originally titled this hub 5 reasons to forsake homosexuality, but these three are more than sufficient to make the point. There are hundreds or thousands of reasons why the practice should be abandoned by our society. In this hub, you get to read what I consider to be the big three.
The New Morality
The last 50 years have taken a huge toll on the United States and the world as a whole in terms of morality, especially as it concerns chastity. Celebrities, the media, and their minions have pushed our society off the deadly cliff of promiscuity, well beyond the restrictions placed upon behavior by virtue. The title boyfriend or girlfriend today doesn't refer to someone you simply hold hands with or kiss on the cheek now and again. Pornography is accepted as normal behavior.
This obsession with everything impulsive and its focus on sexuality has created an environment where natural inclinations and healthy relationships are no longer enough to quell an insatiable appetite for something new, something different, something more extreme. Because our culture's bounds on what behavior is acceptable between a boy and a girl have been nearly erased, new forms of pushing the limits of the forbidden have re-emerged. One of the most menacing of these hazards is the growing trend of what champions of the cause refer to as "homosexuality" (using that term so as to make it appear not to be a choice, but a condition upon which no judgment should be passed), but what those of us who oppose prefer to designate "same-gender attraction", a reference that places the problem in its proper place among fleshly weaknesses that are meant to be overcome.
Before I get to my list of five reasons to forsake what our homosexuality, let me give some context. This hub is obviously not intended to win an award for political correctness. Neither can it be realistically painted as hate speech, a tactic too commonly used among the raisers of the rainbow flag. This hub is intended as a Christian approach to hopefully help to reverse (or at least slow down) the trend of thinking that attempts to force every human relationship to be viewed through the lens of its relationship to homosexual behavior. The idea that sexuality itself should be the obsession of any and every person who has reached puberty is absurd. Believing that the welfare of this country's citizens should be held hostage by those who want no opposition toward their quest for indulgence is even more ridiculous.
The following video is a great introduction to the Christian perspective on same-gender attraction.
Overcoming Same Gender Attraction - Dallin Oaks
Three Reasons to Forsake Homosexual Behavior
- It's a commandment. God's prophets have always warned against immoral behavior, specifically condemning homosexual practices.
- Living that lifestyle is a choice, not something that is forced upon any person. If your circumstances (your own choices, upbringing, genetics, etc.) have combined to put you in a position to make same-gender attraction a temptation, read 1 Corinthians 10:13:
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
- Preserving our civilization. A free country can only maintain its freedom when the majority of its citizens are people of integrity, born and raised in an environment that fosters morals. The glue upon which this environment is held together is comprised of family units - husband and wife raising children.