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Be Encouraged

Posted in Marriage & Family on: June 3rd, 2011
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If you’ve watched any prime time TV lately, I’m sure you’ve seen one of the many commercials or news stories promoting homosexuality in one way or another. Sometimes it’s a subtle message, and they always try to make it seem as if they are doing a good or noble thing. But typically the underlying message is something along these lines:

If you do not embrace and accept the homosexual lifestyle as something to be celebrated and encouraged, you are hateful, bigoted and in a woeful minority.

I’m not going to get into all of the problems with this deceitful and angry ideology right now. Rather I want to encourage those of you that share my and millions of others’ belief in the foundational biblical value that God has a specific intent for sexuality and that it is only realized in the relationship between one man and one woman within the confines of marriage.

I’ve come across two articles that I hope you’ll take the time to read (I’ll even keep this post short to give you more time to check them out). I was encouraged by the measured and thoughtful approach these well-respected commentators took, and I think you will be too.

From National Review Online: Re: A Federal Response to Bullying in Public Schools? By Roger Clegg

“Children and, especially, adolescents have teased, harassed, and bullied one another on the basis of real or perceived homosexuality for a long time, maybe forever. No one until recently has suggested that this is a federal issue…” Click to read more.

From USA Today: Does it matter if only 1.4% of people are gay? By Michael Medved

“While pop-culture frequently cites the figure of one in 10 (based on 60-year-old, widely discredited conclusions from pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey) the new study finds only 1.4% of the population identifying with same-sex orientation.” Click to read more.

Posted by Aaron Baer

Aaron is the Communications Director at Center for Arizona Policy. He is continually amazed by the revelation of truth found in the gospel. While he anxiously awaits seeing Christ return in His glory, Aaron roots for the Chicago Cubs in their quest to win the World Series. He is unsure which will come first.

4 Responses

  1. Andrew says:

    Aaron, thank you so much for pointing out these two articles. You are spot-on about the need for a “measured and thoughtful approach” to this topic. How refreshing and encouraging to read two articles devoid of angry diatribe and pushy propaganda. Keep up the great work!

  2. Scott says:

    Aaron – What about bisexuals????? There are many males and females who prefer both sexes. What do you have to gain by attacking gay people. It’s a lost cause. Society has become much more accepting of gay people and more and more people are coming out of the closet. There is no way to tell how many people are gay because so many are afraid to admit it because of wacko organizations like yours. Get a life and stay out of my bedroom and I will stay out of yours. It’s as simple as that.

  3. JoAnna says:

    Scott,can you please quote the “attack” against gay people that occurred in this article?

    Also, I’m not interested in being in gay people’s bedrooms, but they’re interested in forcing their beliefs and morality on me. When that happens, I can and do react.

  4. Mary says:

    People just don’t care about gay rights and gay marriage anymore. They just don’t. It’s becoming such a non-issue. The only reason “Arizona Bedroom Policy” brings it up is because it’s a way to scare people and make money for their organization. It’s a fundraising ploy. So many of my Republican friends just don’t care anymore and you would be surprised how many Republican politicians here in Arizona have told me that (but then they vote the other way). Cathi Herrod should worry about her own sex life. She comes across very mean spirited down at the Capitol.

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