Sunday, March 21, 2010
Is The Tea Party Right; Are Army Deaths Rising because of Gays?
Tea Party in Action
Yesterday I was watching ABC and saw idiocy at its best. Some Tea Party protesters held placards that read that army deaths were increasing due to gays being in the Army. The belief is growing stronger and stronger that the high deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan are due to gays and lesbians in the army. Simply because someone is a homosexual does not mean they attract the wrath of God more than those who are heterosexual. Actually I have met some very kind lesbians and gays like I have met some very mean spirited straight people. Furthermore, biblically, the notion that being gay attracts God’s wrath more than heterosexuality is unfounded because though people have been citing sodomy as the reason why God rained down brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, it is not; it was just due to their sin.
Look at the dialogue between Abraham and God (Gen 18:20), the crux is sin. It was not due to their sin, but the fact that they refused to repent. Proverbs says “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy” (Prov 29:1).
In between Mount Hor and the Land of Edom, God sent fiery serpents to venomously kill many because of murmuring (Numbers 21: 4-9). The answer is simple: “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (Prov 28:13).
At Mount Sinai where Moses had gone to get the Ten Commandments, he delayed a little bit. The people became impatient and corrupted themselves by making a molten calf to replace God. God through Moses gave them another chance to amend their ways by repenting and choosing his side. Some did but others rejected the salvific offer. About 3000 of those who rejected that offer were killed (Ex 32: 1-35). They are not killed because of their corruption but the refusal to repent. Solomon said “He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding” (Prov. 15:32).
The reason why God condemned and destroyed the era of Noah was not because of their wickedness but because of their refusal to repent. (Gen 6-7). Nebuchadnezzar invaded Jerusalem and took them into captivity in Babylon because of the evil they committed under Manasseh. Despite the little effort by Josiah, God did not forgive them (2 Kings 23:26) because they did not entirely repent. After Josiah who had begun the repentance campaign died, Jehoahaz the son reverted to their old corruption and idolatry. So God allowed them to be taken into captivity due to their stubbornness. Read this:
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil ( Prov 1:24-33).
Therefore, the war deaths are not increasing because God is confounding the US army for admitting the gays and lesbians into the army, but for other factors. Since they are in every facet of our lives, country and the world; then, it would not only be the US to suffer. A few factors are responsible for the high death rate. The first is the inability to identify the enemy. The guerrilla tactics used by the terrorists and extremists is working. The army at times mistakes enemies for civilians especially when civilians are used as human shields. The cruelty of the terrain puts the troops in awful danger. The warzones are quiet different from what our boys are used to facing. These guys (terrorists) were born in these terrains and know the topography well; meanwhile, the army has to adapt. The third reason is our in ability to recruit autochthones to join the US Army. That has robbed us of eminent victory. Muslims consider it a religious war rather than a war on terror, so they do not seem to lend their support to fight the enemy. In short, there are many reasons why many are dying, but it has nothing to do with the fact that there are homosexuals in the army.
Until then, Christians should learn to be tolerant.
Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk
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