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Bill O’Reilly: Thumping ‘Bible Thumpers’

MH900007580Bill O’Reilly is becoming a boor. Many “Bible thumpers” have appreciated his aggressive defense of certain conservative principles, but when it comes to Christianity and social issues, his temper and his ignorance make for rude and ill-advised commentary, as revealed in his recent attempt to smack down Laura Ingraham when she politely tried to get him to reconsider his insulting remarks.

He insists Christians cannot cite the Bible in making their argument against homosexual marriage. Really? So sayeth O’Reilly? If Bill chooses not to believe God’s word, or dismisses its applicability, he is free to do that, but to proclaim it is only “honest commentary” to deny others, calling them Bible thumpers if they disobey him, that is the height of presumption, and arrogance.

The homosexual lobby uses the term “Bible thumpers”, as do any number of others in the anti-Christ enclave. O’Reilly claims to be a Christian, then gives aid and comfort to the enemies of Christians everywhere, saying his justification is we’ll only win the argument if we engage a secular debate. He claims we have lost the war because we refuse to do battle as he dictates.

He fails to realize there is no winning in this earthly, secular realm where he wants us to be confined. His faith apparently discounts supernatural intervention.

Homosexual activists will not stop attacks on the majority and on churches if they acquire the right to homosexual marriage. The end game — as with their ally Obama — is the complete and radical transformation of society, and the destruction of religious faith and community.

In the face of such an onslaught the faith of Bill O’Reilly tells him the most powerful force on Earth — the Word of God — is irrelevant and impotent?

Furthermore, I too have studied and debated this issue in depth for many years. With few exceptions, the ones making the most compelling scientific and secular arguments against homosexual practice generally, and homosexual marriage specifically, are Christian activists, people not so interested in winning an argument as they are promoting the greatest good for the greatest number, in the name of love. They’ve presented peer-reviewed research showing that:

Homosexuals suffer terrible health problems far exceeding the rest of the population:

— They live shorter lives.
— Rates of suicide are much higher.
— They suffer more depression and other psychological problems.
— Rates of “divorce” and adultery, much higher.
— Children in those “families” are at greater risk.

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Allan Erickson

Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.

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