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A Political View of Sin
by James Robison

03/15/2007  

Hillary Clinton wouldn't say whether or not she believes that homosexuality is immoral.

Hillary Clinton is under fire again, but this time it's not from conservatives. Less than two weeks ago, she told gay activists that she was "proud" to stand by their side (speech transcript). But when ABC News, prompted by the controversy around Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace's inconvenient exercise of free speech in which he expressed his belief that homosexual acts are immoral, asked the Senator if she thought homosexual acts were immoral, she sidestepped the question and said, "Well, I'm going to leave that to others to conclude."

Gay activists were not too happy.

"Gay Americans are not immoral, and she ought to say so clearly," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of a group that advocates same-sex marriage. (Note how artfully homosexuals focus on the person, not the action. Pace said nothing about people. He expressed his opinion of an action. There is a huge difference and homosexuals know this. That is why they refuse to talk about the action and only about people's rights.)

Clinton's campaign later released a statement that expressed her disagreement with Peter Pace's views on grounds that, "it is inappropriate to inject such personal views into this public policy matter...." Not quite an apology, but not quite an endorsement of homosexuality.

Politicians have learned that there is only one sin: labeling powerful activist groups' activities as "sin."

Scripturally speaking, a lifestyle embracing homosexual acts is anything but gay; it is a sinful, degrading habit. Many homosexuals admit to being unhappy, depressed and guilt-ridden. While there are those who wrongfully encourage hatred and unkindness toward homosexuals (which is also indeed sin), the feelings of guilt and shame cannot be rightly blamed on others. Men and women do possess a conscience--at least most do. Yet politicians gloss over the "sin" aspect for fear of losing money and votes, despite the fact that the majority of Americans view it as unnatural.

The Bible says that when we reject truth, we will be given over to impurity, the lusts of our hearts and degrading passions, exchanging the natural function for that which is unnatural. Scriptures predicted that men would abandon the natural relations and burn in their desire for one another--men with men, women with women, committing indecent acts.

One thing must be absolutely clear: We have all sinned. This includes me, the writer of this article. How foolish it would be for me to defend my actions and disregard teachings in the Scriptures because I have a "preference" and to say that what God has called wrong is in fact right; that night is day; that bitter is sweet; and that sin is non-existent.

Freedom allows people to conduct their lives in any way they wish as long as others aren't hurt. Two consenting adults can privately engage in whatever sexual activities they choose without fear that Christians will put them in jail. But let it be forever settled: There are certain acts that can only be correctly described as SIN, including homosexual and heterosexual immorality. Far too many are enslaved and held captive by it.

Some politicians will continue to blow in the wind because they have no firm moral foundation, but the rest of us must never be deceived by those who push their selfish, destructive agendas. We can love people without approving of their actions. We can love the sinner without loving the sin. And we can express our conviction that homosexuality is an unnatural, destructive practice while simultaneously expressing our willingness to interact peacefully with homosexuals.

We should show genuine compassion for others, even when we disagree with them. We should also take a firm stand for what is right. Just don't leave it up to politicians and self-serving activists.

 

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Author: James Robison

Word Count: 654

About the author: James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, a Christian media ministry and mission relief organization. He and his wife, Betty, host of the television program Life Today; He has authored numerous books, including The Absolutes: Freedom's Only Hope and True Prosperity.

Media Contact: Randy Robison, editor at jamesrobison.net