On June 26th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 that the Constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage. Although no such right is even close to being mentioned in the document, five justices discovered it in there. Somehow. Someway. Somewhere. In the months and years leading up to the landmark decision, Constitutionalists and Christians across the land began sounding the alarm to where this could eventually lead. If marriages were allowed to be redefined, sexuality wouldn’t be far behind. This is exactly what happened, and we have, for decades now, been undergoing a sexual revolution.
It’s no longer uncommon to hear the word ‘transgender’ spoken in everyday conversations. Before 2015, we rarely thought of such things. Now, it’s all we talk about. The federal ruling that declared homosexuality just as valid and normal as heterosexuality opened the floodgates to insanity…just as we predicted. People now change their gender identity at the drop of a hat. Some even claim they are animals (seriously, it’s call tranimal). We have gender unicorns in our schools, brainwashing our small children into thinking gender is a made-up term. Polygamy is being brought up in public discussion as reasonable and desired, as has marriage to non-humans, inanimate objects, and in some places, yourself (sologamy). The world has truly been turned on its head, and many are applauding the destruction as it burns our consciences away. But now, in what can only be described as the most vile and heinous of all things, we have a new sexuality that we’ll be pressured into accepting:
Thanks to the power of the internet and the world famous TED Talks, billions can now watch as a defense of pedophilia is given by an ‘expert’ with a microphone. Honestly, viewing the video made me angry and disgusted. I wouldn’t recommend watching it to anyone still possessing a sense of right and wrong and who has reached a boiling point on the issue of sexuality and morals. As a father of three young girls, I know my primary responsibility is their protection, and it’s becoming clearer by the day exactly who the people are for whom I’ll have to keep my eyes open.
The defense of a sexual attraction to children begins by appealing to the emotions of the listeners. A 19-year-old by the name of Jonas is introduced. His study of law, love of soccer, and cozy home in Munich is the bait we’re given as the speaker attempts to coerce us into feeling sorry for the pedophile. As has become standard practice, feelings trump reason. The sexual revolution is, after all, based on emotion instead of logic.
The defender of pedophilia, Merjam Heine, states that, “According to current research, pedophilia is an unchangeable sexual orientation, just like, for example, heterosexuality. No one chooses to be a pedophile. No one can cease being one.” She then asks how we (culture) can come alongside Jonas and help him not to act on his natural, innate sexual desires. Merjam says that if we allow him to continue living as he is naturally inclined to live, then it will end in disaster.
The great irony here is that this is exactly what the church was saying in 2015 about legalizing gay marriage and normalizing homosexuality. If it weren’t so sad it would be be satirical. The church kept insisting that even if people are born with homosexual desires, they shouldn’t act on them. Doing so would lead to disaster, upsetting the natural way of creation and the civilized order of society. It would throw all of culture into upheaval and leave us without a foundational moral compass. It would confuse the minds of our children and pit society against each other. There would be another disturbance in the sexual revolution.
Everything we warned would happen did, and now we find ourselves three years later, listening to those who supported the overthrow of marriage lecture pedophiles with our arguments. It’s a strange world, indeed. The slippery slope of the sexual revolution has become a cliff, leading to full-blown acceptance of literally anything when it comes to sexuality.
As Christians, we are called to love those around us, but not to accept and applaud sin. Ephesians 4:15 commands us to, “Speak the truth in love.” The Gospel is miraculous because it can restore pedophiles, gender-experimenters, homosexuals, adulterers, and all other sexually sinful conditions.
The only question is whether we want to embrace and normalize our sin, or acknowledge it and repent. The first option will only lead to more confusion and eventual destruction, but the second one brings life and clarity.
The choice continues to be ours.