Rev. Mark Creech lends his obnoxious voice to the loud chorus of people telling us that their imaginary friend is going to do terrible things to the country if we don’t give up this silly idea that gay people are human beings with equal rights. But he starts with this:
In an irony of ironies, during the week of Valentine’s, two federal judges overturned the marriage protection amendments of Kentucky and Virginia, single-handedly redefining romance and marriage.
Wha? Irony of ironies? Must be something you experience in your “heart of hearts.” Whatever the hell that is.
Such court decisions are certainly a sign of the times – a sign that we are heading for an impending judgment. This matter burdens my heart greatly nearly every day, sometimes with tears.
John Phillips, the great preacher and Bible commentator once said concerning the story of Sodom’s celebration of homosexuality and its ultimate destruction, the first sign of the imminence of God’s judgment is a judicial blindness – an inability to make right moral judgment. Citing in Genesis chapter 19 how the angelic visitors struck the perverse mob pressing on Lot’s door with blindness, Phillips writes:“‘Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad,’ said one of the ancient philosophers Not so! Whom God would destroy, He first makes blind. There comes a point in the rising tide of human wickedness, where God acts. In preparation [for His judgment] He blinds. The process takes various forms; in Pharaoh’s case, God hardened his heart; in a coming day He will send a strong delusion so that they will believe ‘the lie.’ It is a dangerous thing to transgress with arrogance and persistence the laws of God.”
Seriously, how many times have we heard this? It always reminds me of the parody about kissing Hank’s ass. They just keep telling us that their friend is going to show up any minute now and kick our ass if we don’t stop doing things he doesn’t like. Is that really supposed to frighten us?