One cannot help but be struck by the rapid speed at which states through either activist judges or through legislatures are jumping on the "gay 'marriage'" bandwagon. It was only ten years ago that Vermont stunned the nation by legalizing civil unions between homosexuals. Now, to be in favor of civil unions, as so many evangelical leaders are advocating, is considered neanderthal, hateful, and homophobic. One has to hand it to the atheistic left - they know how to move the chains.
Carrie Prejean, Miss California, was the runner-up for Miss USA because of her rather tentative endorsement of marriage being between a man and a woman (and may I say that she was TEN times more beautiful than the woman they gave it to). It is too bad when she was contemplating what to say, and she said she had prayed she wouldn't be asked that question, that she didn't simply plan to say, "I am going to agree with Barack Obama and the fine citizens of California whom I represent and say that I believe marriage is between a man and a woman." Christians have to be smarter and more media savvy. You have to make it hard too edit what you said into something else entirely. Nothing a Christian says will be treated fairly. No Christian, even one that did some modeling I'm sure she regrets now, will be given any space at all.
Now we all know that Barack Obama is not against gay "marriage". Perez Hilton certainly knows - he isn't attacking Barack Obama even once - he is attacking Carrie Prejean. Just look at the facts. Obama is doing everything he can to bring it about through executive orders, support of legislation, and his judicial nominees. He is simply posturing his public position so that he can seem like the reasonable man reluctantly supporting "what the people want" because that is what a President is supposed to do, isn't it? The President, like most graduates of American "elite" universities, may not know absolutely anything about the Bible, the history of Western civilization, the sordid history of Islam, or the mind of a terrorist, but he DOES know politics. Carrie should have flushed him out of the closet, but she was speaking on the defensive.
Prophets of God do not speak on the defensive. They are not mumbling words trying to sound more like Arlen Specter or Colin Powell than as one standing firm and unwavering for righteousness. Look in the Bible - they are bold. They are strong. They do not weigh the political consequences of what they say. They just say it and let God support them. If God doesn't support them by saving their necks, they let the sword kill them. Jesus did not talk about the leaders killing the prophets because he was making up a story to prove a point. He was talking HISTORY. And so it continued... Jesus and most of his apostles died because of their message being rejected, So did Stephen and a long line of martyrs that continues to this day in North Korea and other repositories of pure evil.
My friends, do not support civil unions. Do not support homosexuality in any way whatsoever. It is an abomination to God. It leads to gay adoption, it leads to normalization of the perverse. It defies any reasonable observation of human anatomy. It is believing a BIG lie. We do not judge homosexuals - God does. We do not persecute them - we seek to reach them with the good news, and many have responded by confessing all there sin including homosexuality and have been saved and delivered. However, we must never call good what God has condemned. We cannot move to the left as the left moves the chains. We must stand for righteousness period. Otherwise, things will never change, and this scourge on our land will not be lifted, but wax worse and worse. We must show the world that we believe God rather than man on EVERY issue. No man is our enemy - Christ died for them all.