Sitting back watching the Houston Mayor run roughshod over preachers has been entertaining.
The LGBT community has in many ways influenced the lives of everyone on this planet who has a TV, or a radio or even use a PC or other device to get on the internet.
Hollywood insists on putting “gay” into many of their products, which may be a sign of the times, or it may be part of an agenda, or both. The public can either accept and embrace it, turn a blind eye, turn the channel or turn it off. As Reagan once said “vote with your feet, or in this case your remote.”
When the Mayor of a huge city like Houston who is openly lesbian gets elected, I think that Hollywood has done a pretty good job of indoctrinating the masses.
The simple facts are that few of us care what folks do in the privacy of their own home. That is between you, your partner and your god. Most people simply don’t care, and if you read the bible you would understand that Christians are called not to judge others. They are taught to hate the sin, not the sinner. Christians are not your enemy!
“Sin” is where the rub is, and why the attack on religion.
If I had to guess I would say that is the reason that there is more animosity towards religion and God. If you “believe” you are called to live a different lifestyle “hate the sin” than if you simply do as you please.
The human race is under attack from every angle. Pornography for instance is now incredibly easy and prolific. We have legalized Pot in a few states and more people want it on the ballot in their state even though those that have done it, now say that it was reckless!
We have stuff at the box office which comes from such twisted minds one has to wonder what they were smoking when they wrote it. Even worse, people pay good money to go see it. Our moral compass is way off. The people driving this lack of morality, attack God, and those who follow him. The entertainment industry as a whole is giving the people what they want from pornography to violence to incredibly violent video games which are nothing more than simulators designed to desensitize one to violence.
We have programs that explain everything through science except how did it all get started? Science would tell you that there is no room for God and Religious folks would tell you that there is not room for science. Only when they each realize that they must necessarily co-exists, will they find the answers which they seek! Indeed if God has a language I believe that you will find it to be math!
Mrs. Parker, the same constitution that allows you to live your life as you choose, also allows Christians to live their life as they choose. By attacking organized religion and trying to get them to submit to the gay agenda “whatever that is” is biting off more than you can possibly chew. This is not Canada, we still have Freedom of speech.
Here is the problem. The Bible is what it is. The words in it are what Christians believe to be the inerrant word of God; the same God that judges them, will judge you! Unlike public opinion, the Bible is static, it does not change at some whim of bloated officials such as yourself. While atheist have made a religion out of being atheist; forcing the removal of God from Schools and public places, the Bible will not change.
Live your life as you like, causing others to stray has penalties all of its own; if you believe the words in the bible; and again, that is between the people who do it; and their God.
Denouncing God does not make him any less real but, if that helps you live with your life choices, so be it.
Not my Monkeys; Not my Circus!
If however; you use your powers of office to try and circumvent the constitution; than we have a whole other problem.
The constitution is not out of date as Ruth Ginsburg would have you believe; but a very timeless document that is just as salient today as it was when it was drafted. It was crafted in such a way to protect the public from people, such as you who abuse your power to fit an agenda.
The Gay community did not happen in just the last few decades, but way back before Jesus ever trod the sod. I know of no one that holds any animosity towards them but, if you choose to believe that people do, that is your problem; don’t make it ours.
Houston needs a lot of things and you can do a lot of good, taking on the church or religion or God is not what you were elected for, and I doubt that most of the people who voted for you would want you to continue on with this. Your foolishness is making national news and not only are you hurting your cause but, you are hurting Houston, and you are hurting the Democratic Party. Stop tilting at Windmills. If you are serious about turning Texas Blue, this is not the way to do it! If you want more people to accept gay people, stop making them look bad!
Pick your battles carefully…