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The Hallmark of Moral Degeneration

by  Kyle Butt, M.A.

From the beginning of Creation, the family infrastructure was divinely designed to be a life-long marriage between one man and one woman. Homosexuality was never part of the original design, has consistently been condemned by God in both the Old and New Testaments, and is destructive to any moral society (see Miller, et al., 2004). Yet the tiny minority of homosexuals in the United States continues to push its devious desires upon the country as a whole.

As evidence that the homosexual community’s corruption of the family is being accepted and normalized by our morally-weakening society, the Hallmark® Company recently introduced a new line of wedding cards that targets same-sex weddings. Hallmark® spokesperson Sarah Kolell said: “It’s our goal to be as relevant as possible to as many people as we can” (Skidmore, 2008). If that is the company’s goal, what line of cards should we expect next? Should we look forward to a series of cards that praises pedophilia? Will the company produce a line of greeting cards that applauds bestiality, encouraging those who engage in the practice to stay committed and fight for social equality? Will we see a barrage of cards affirming necrophilia, sado-masochism, polygamy, and other sexual perversions?

Homosexuality is a sin. Our country has recognized this fact for most of its existence. Until the 1970s the practice was viewed as a mental disorder. Prior to that, it was illegal in the majority of states, many of which provided the death penalty as an option for punishing the crime. Now we can buy a greeting card that affirms and encourages the reprehensible practice. Outrageous!

Faithful Christians must let their voices be heard. We must decry homosexuality as the sin that it is. If Christians who know the destructive nature of homosexuality remain silent, we can expect our communities and our society to degenerate into further moral deprivation. As the apostle Paul urged the Ephesian Christians long ago, so today we must “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light” (Ephesians 5:11-13). As the light of the world, Christians are called upon by God to present the truth and expose homosexuality as a work of darkness.

REFERENCES

Miller, Dave, et al. (2004), “An Investigation of the Biblical Evidence Against Homosexuality,” [On-line], URL: http://www.apologeticspress.org/articles/2577.

Skidmore, Sarah (2008), “Now on the Hallmark Aisle: Gay Marriage Cards,” [On-line], URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080821/ap_on_bi_ge/gay_wedding_cards.




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