Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Homosexualists Celebrate Victory over Christian America

A conservative Christian group admitted this week that it is losing the battle on gay marriage, particularly among young people.
“We’ve got to look at what God is doing in all of this.”
-- From "Christian groups admits defeat in battle against gay marriage" by News Staff (gay Chicago publication) 5/24/11

"We've probably lost that," Focus on the Family Chief Executive and President Jim Daly said about evangelicals' battle against gay marriage. "I don't want to be extremist here, but I think we need to start calculating where we are in the culture."

In an interview with World Magazine, an evangelical Christian magazine, Daly noted that people in their 20s and 30s were especially likely to support marriage equality.

A summation is supported by a Gallup poll released last week that showed 70 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds support gay marriage. Overall 53 percent of Americans polled said it's time for gay marriage to be legal, marking the first time for such support since Gallup began tracking the issue in 2004.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Evangelical: We're Losing Fight Against Gay Marriage" by Alison Matheson, Christian Post Correspondent 5/24/11

Daly suggested that the church use the emerging trend as an opportunity to gets its own house in order.

“Have we done such a poor job with marriage, is He so upset with our mishandling of it in the Christian community, along with our lust of the flesh as a nation, that he is handing us over to this polygamy and same-sex situation in order to perhaps, drive the Christian community, the remnant, into saying ‘OK, there’s no no-fault divorce in our church?'”

“We’ve got to look at our own house, make sure our marriages are healthy, that we’re being a good witness to the world,” said Daly.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Young Conservative: Don't Count Us Out of Marriage Debate" by Stephanie Samuel, Christian Post Reporter 5/24/11

Young Republican National Federation Chairwoman Lisa Stickan says membership in their group is growing nationwide ahead of the 2012 election and states that within the YRNF, there is a "groundswell" of support for traditional marriage.

Stickan maintained that she and other young supporters of traditional marriage have found they can respect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people and their rights while holding on to their position on same-sex marriage.

[Stickan said,] "To write off a whole demographic as being liberal or socially liberal, I think, is a great disservice to that demographic."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Why the Same-Sex Marriage Experiment Will Not Work" by Jim Daly, Focus on the Family Chief Executive and President 5/24/11

Throughout its grand history, America has regularly been willing to reevaluate cultural norms, especially when the change that challenges the status quo promises to right a wrong or advance and improve the social welfare. . . .

In the late 1960s, no-fault divorce promised to simplify, streamline and decrease the contentiousness surrounding marital breakup. Instead, it only encouraged struggling spouses to throw in the towel. Fathers abandoned their families in droves. Poverty levels skyrocketed. Prison populations increased at dramatic levels, a consequence of kids now growing up without a father in the home.

A few years later, in 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in all 50 states. Supporters heralded a new era of responsibility, where every child would be a wanted child. Tragically, over 48 million babies have now been aborted and the beauty of life has been cheapened as a result, while child abuse has skyrocketed.

The expansion of welfare promised to alleviate human suffering. While in some ways noble in intent, it disincentivized work, undermined the family unit and created a perpetual cycle of dependency and poverty. Fathers were no longer needed to be an integral part of the family.

Cohabitation is yet another experiment which promised to liberate couples from the “burden” of marriage. The number of couples living together outside of marriage has increased ten-fold between 1960 and 2000. Over 12 million unmarried partners now live together in the United States. The result? Cohabitation not only decreases a person’s appetite for marriage, it also increases the risk of divorce, should the couple ever tie the knot.

In each example of social reengineering I’ve noted, progressives promised good things. Sadly, the exact opposite has happened. However well-meaning the motivation, reengineering what God has designed is not only unwise, but radical and dangerous, too.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.