Monday, March 21, 2016

Seeing Through Pro-LGBT Propaganda

It's amazing how people buy into the twisted and manipulative language that is being thrown left and right by the LGBT community and their supporters. As believers, what do we need to know in order to respond intelligently to the typical rhetoric used to promote the LGBT agenda? Let's look at three common ideas that are often expressed in pro-LGBT propaganda.

"Discriminatory Legislation"

"Discriminatory legislation" is how politicians & lobby groups refer to legislation that puts any kind of restriction or limitation upon laws that create new "rights" and offer special protection for LGBTs. For example, Nathan Deal, Gov. of Georgia and professing believer, has used this language to criticize House Bill 757. The bill would, in the words of one journalist, " something, "that allows discrimination in our state in order to protect people of faith."NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard."

Notice how the cultural left is willing to penalize organizations and individuals who love and serve LGBTs except when the nature of the "service" would violate the very tenets upon which those organizations and individuals stand. We also need to note that these services are non-essential (ex. catering, photography, weddings, hiring, membership into an organization) and are just as readily available to LGBTs from other non-religious groups. In such cases, no harm is done to the LGBTs except to their feelings.

Really, who is being discriminated against?

"They're Human Beings, Too!"

I've been on the receiving end of this not-so-subtle accusation that Christians think of LGBTs as subhuman, and that we're comparable to the aristocratic slave-owners and Ku-Klux Klan members of days past.

One could get into the history of slave emancipation, and how that movement was energized by robust, biblical convictions. One could get into biblical and historical theology to show that "all people are created equal" is not only found in the Bible, but that's where the idea originated from!

More often, however, we just have to make it clear that we love LGBTs as human beings and will defend their human rights, but that it is NOT a human right to be given special protection and privileges by the state at the expense of other groups' freedoms and tax-payers' money.

We also need to know, however, that listening to such a nuanced conviction will require a level of open-mindedness and intellectual honesty that, by my experience, the friends of the sexual revolution have rarely exhibited.

"You're On the Wrong Side of History"

This phrase is thrown around a lot in leftist articles, and it just smacks of presumption and intellectual arrogance. For example, one columnist writes in an article entitled, "Still opposed to gay rights? The shame of being on the wrong side of history,"
There are decent people with good values who are against gay marriage. One day, in the not-so-distant future, these people will be ashamed of their position.... Not only that but their children, their grandchildren and their heirs will be ashamed of them.
To that, we can respond, "We will never be ashamed to uphold Scripture. Our first concern is not what future generations will think of us, but how to love and serve the living God."

No comments:

Post a Comment