Those who commit or tolerate sin wish others to tolerate rather than condemn their sin.
The head of the Richmond County Democratic Party writes of tolerance for partisan and illegal actions by President Obama out of respect for the office of the president of the United States. The reader only has to read his letters and guest columns from 2001 to 2008 to expose his hypocrisy.
The same hypocrisy is rampant among “pro-choice” and “pro-homosexual” advocates. They ask for tolerance while murders and sodomies are committed. But true believers are to expose “deeds of the flesh” listed in the Book of Galatians. We are warned of the death spiral waiting for those who practice sin.
Consider a secular defense of marriage between a man and a woman. The Census collects far more information than it is legally required to collect. Consider their data on poverty and unemployment. A significant sample of 75 million families reveals that families headed by a man and a woman are least likely to be poor. A single parent – even if college-educated – is much more likely to be poor. A girl who gets pregnant and drops out of school usually condemns herself to a lifetime of poverty. She likely will be a parasite on productive Americans, but she can vote for politicians who offer her help – food, rent, health care, money, etc.!
It is not sin for a man to prefer the friendship of men or for a woman to prefer the friendship of women. It is sin when the sexual barrier is crossed. This is no different than married people having sex with anyone other than their spouses. Both homosexuality and adultery are equal abominations to the Lord.
As we turn away from our Judeo-Christian foundation, we lose the moral anchor that has allowed us to be a nation of laws and thereby prosper. Now everyone wants to be like God, deciding right and wrong and doing what is right in their own eyes. That should sound familiar.
Chuck Tatum, Th.D.
North Augusta, S.C.