President Obama's pronouncement last week favoring gay marriage was the fodder for all the weekend news programs as his position was examined and re-examined in light of political implications in the current race. He simply articulated an increasingly popular national opinion...no real surprise. Though I strongly oppose his view, I need not rehearse the examination further in this forum.
My interest is in advancing the responsibility of citizens of faith in a national culture that is changing very rapidly.
The aggressive emergence of the GLBT (gay/lesbian/bi-sexual/transgender) agenda, seeking to legally equate assumed nature with created nature, is not unexpected. It is simply one of many transitions occurring in a ripe context presented by a far left ideological White House, a divided Congress, a national psyche that has elevated tolerance to the sole American virtue, and a Church that has disappeared from the national conversation.
Do I suggest that all Americans buy into the GLBT agenda? No, just those who currently make the most noise. Over half of us do not buy it and will not support it, but we are the quiet ones.
Time to change that.
Many of you have asked me, "What do you want me to do?" Ok...here's the answer.
I want you to stop complaining about the problems as if it is someone else that caused them or someone else that must rise to solve them.
I want you to conform your mind, your mouth, and your actions to biblically stated directives of Christ. Read Matthew 5-7 for starters.
I want you to read the Manhattan Declaration and sign it. Already done that? Ok...use your influence...lead others to sign it.
The Manhattan Declaration is a biblically based statement advocating religious liberty, sanctity of marriage, and sanctity of life. It is the place to which all citizens of faith can rally regardless of their faith tradition or theological convictions.
National opinion is a numbers game. Numbers equal noise...numbers get attention...numbers draw more numbers. Right now, 527,313 Americans have signed the Declaration...
not enough noise.
I can promise you this. Do nothing...loose your nation. Act...you might just save it.
If you are an American citizen of faith, there is one other thing you should read today. It is the last speech given by Joshua to the people he led. Apply it to yourself and to the Church in America.
Hold on tight,