Marco Rubio, one of the leading candidates for the Republican nomination for president, made headlines this week with comments he made to the Christian Broadcasting Network concerning the increasing level of attacks on Christianity. He stated that “there’s a real and present danger” that the promoters of gay marriage will label the teachings of mainstream Christianity as “hate speech”.

He went on to say that, “If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech. Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage, you are labeled a homophobe and a hater.”

Water’s edge? I would say that we are already knee deep and the water’s rising. I am willing to bet there is already legislation in a drawer on Capital Hill codifying Christianity as hate speech with jail time recommendations.

You have to hand it to the Marxists though; they are relentless and effective. At the beginning of Obama’s first term, most Democrats as well as Obama himself wouldn’t touch gay marriage with a ten-foot pole. And now just a few short years later, the Supreme Court will soon establish a Constitutional right to same sex unions out of the ether.

As Christians, we are told to love others as we love ourselves. This is an impossible task, but we try to do the best we can. The Bible tells us that homosexual activity is a sin but set that aside for a minute. If you love someone, you want what’s best for that person. If that person is engaging in an activity that is harmful to them, you want to warn them and protect them from it.

There are reams and reams of data that show that homosexual behavior is destructive to those that engage in it. For example:

— The lifespan of gay men is 8 to 20 years shorter than heterosexual men.
— Homosexuals are 50% more likely to suffer from depression.
— Suicide rates are 200% higher in gay men versus their heterosexual counterparts.
— While comprising only 2% of the population, gay men represent 62% of new HIV infections.
— Rates of infection for other STD’s are much higher in the gay community than the heterosexual community.

So who are the haters here – Christians who love their brother enough to tell him the truth or Leftists who promote the lifestyle as an acceptable alternative and turn a blind eye to the suffering?

The left argues that homosexual behavior is genetically based. Therefore, same sex attraction is normal and natural for a person so predisposed and should be accepted. Well, this is just a red herring. There are plenty of genetically based conditions that are destructive to the individual and society that we do not endorse and encourage. (Do I really need to list them for you?)

Whether homosexual tendencies are genetically determined or not doesn’t matter. Knowing that the behavior has such significant consequences, isn’t it more loving to steer the person with same sex tendencies away from such a lifestyle and not use them for political gain?

What Rubio alludes to is that there is indeed a war on Christianity by the left.
Normalization of homosexuality is just one front in this war. The atheistic Marxists hate Christianity and attack it because it is only Christianity that stands in opposition to everything they are trying to bring about in this country.

Marxists, hungry for absolute power, want the government to be the source and determiner of our rights. With Christianity, our rights come from a transcendent creator and are immutable. The government is there to protect these rights, not create them.

Marxists promote the premise that morality is relative. There are no absolute moral principles that apply equally for everyone at all times. Therefore, the state can then determine what is moral or immoral at any point in time to suit it’s interests. Christianity is based on absolute morality. What’s moral for one person is moral for all and does not change with the seasons.

The Marxist materialistic worldview leads to a conception of man as being an accident with no more value than a tree, a fish, or a monkey. This life has no significant purpose and there is no life beyond this one. Therefore, abortion on demand at any point in gestation is perfectly acceptable and even valued. One hundred million dead in the twentieth century at the hands of Marxist dictators is just a necessary expediency.

Christianity on the other hand views human life as a precious gift. We are all created in the image of a perfect creator and therefore are of the greatest value. We are spiritual beings with eternal life waiting for us when our time here is done. And we understand that actions taken in this life can have eternal consequences.

We have to understand that atheistic Marxism and Christianity are incompatible. They cannot coexist. Marxism is aggressive and seeks to conquer. Soon, a choice will have to be made between acquiescing or standing firm on the Word of God. Choose wisely.


About the author: John Tutten

John Tutten

John Tutten holds degrees in both engineering and business management. He is veteran of thirty-three years in the high technology business world where he spent time in development engineering and technology management predominantly in the area of custom semiconductor circuits. He recently retired to the mountains of north Georgia where he devotes his time to the study of Christian Apologetics and writing in defense of the Christian worldview.

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