I came across this article today and thought it would be good to share with you. The people who embrace and promote the homosexual lifestyle claim to want freedom of choice while, at the same time, promote laws that would limit the choices of people who may not agree with the homosexual agenda and lifestyle. This response is well thought out and specifically for a person who does not know if he should be forced to endorse gay marriage just because of his business. I really enjoyed the answer and I think that it is very thought provoking.
This is a classic example of how homosexuals claim to be victims and then end up being the persecutors themselves. This is seen in Genesis 19.
4 Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter ; 5 and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight ? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.” 6 But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. 8 “Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man ; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like ; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof.” 9 But they said, “Stand aside.” Furthermore, they said, “This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge ; now we will treat you worse than them.” So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door.
This is the typical response, “who are you to judge me for my lifestyle?” even though that lifestyle is dangerous to the one living it and creates countless victims in its wake. They immediately want to punish anyone who gets in their way. This is what we see today. Who are you to judge is the mantra and we will punish you if you get in our way is the mentality. Because of this, we have men and women who are now afraid to stand up for what they believe is right for fear of retaliation. Is this the kind of society God intended for us to live in? No. Innocent people who stand up for their freedom of conscience are not to be punished. The aggressor is.
Here is how St. Paul explains the situation.
3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority ? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same ; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid ; for it does not bear the sword for nothing ; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. 5 Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. (Romans 13)
Our society has turned this picture upside down. The aggressors claim victim-hood and are praised and allowed to continue persecuting those who do not agree with them while those who do good for the sake of conscience are punished. And we wonder why the world seems to be falling apart! The good news is that God is just as well as merciful. He will forgive us if we return to Him and He will heal our land.
14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (II Chronicles 7)
If not, then we store up wrath for the day of judgment and on that day, the aggressors will be punished even if they were not punished on this earth.
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance ? 5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS : (Romans 2)
May we all be wise as serpents and yet, as gentle as doves, just as the Lord teaches us to be so that we will not fall into the trap that homosexual agenda has set before us.