Letter to a homosexual activist
Note: This was received by email earlier today. The author prefers not to be named.
August 3, 2012
Dear Homosexual Activist,
I am a Christian, and with Christians throughout history, I am convinced the Bible is the word of God. As a student of that word, I know that both the Old and New Testaments expressly and repeatedly condemn homosexual conduct as sinful. Attempts to deny that fact are transparent exercises in Scripture twisting.
You claim to be convinced that homosexual conduct is not wrong, so we are on opposite sides of a moral question. Your assertion that those who disagree with you are hate-filled bigots assumes the matter in dispute, that is, it assumes that homosexual conduct is moral. If it is indeed immoral, as believed not only by Judeo-Christian and Islamic societies but by countless societies having no regard for Scripture, then it is not wrong to think and say it is immoral. That is simply telling the truth. It is doing the very thing you do when you agree that consensual sex between a mother and her son or between an adult and a twelve-year-old is immoral.
You deny that you are a hate-filled bigot in those cases by insisting that your moral assessment of incest and pedophilia is correct, and you affirm that I am a hate-filled bigot in the case of homosexual conduct by again insisting on the superiority of your own moral judgment. As we used to say, who died and made you king? On what basis do you presume to dictate moral judgments to others, especially when your view on homosexual conduct contradicts the great religious traditions and the judgment of societies throughout history?
Failing to persuade me that your conduct is moral, you have used your allies in the news and entertainment industries to propagandize the masses so as to increase your political power. You now believe that power is sufficient that you can attack the Christian faith directly and openly by treating its view of homosexual conduct as illegitimate and threatening to punish anyone who dares to express it. The recent attack on Chick-fil-A is just the latest example. You have become what you purportedly despise, a bully who uses intimidation and power to silence views you find disagreeable. Your hypocrisy is only made more grotesque by your attempts to justify it.
In declaring war on the Christian faith, you join a long line of ignoble predecessors. Our Lord said it would be so. But to paraphrase the remark popularly attributed to Martin Luther, “Here we stand; we can do no other.” I do not invite or welcome your persecution, but I will not surrender my allegiance to Christ to buy you off. The very truth you are fighting to suppress is part of the larger truth that will set you free. My prayer is that you will choose to bend the knee before that day when you will have no choice but to do so.