Politics gets stranger and stranger. Who would have thought that same-sex sexuality would become a political selling point? But it has. Chicago just elected a lesbian mayor. South Bend, Indiana, elected Pete Buttigieg who is married to a man. “My marriage to Chasten,” Buttigieg said in a speech at LGBTQ Victory Fund National Champagne Brunch in Washington, D.C., “has made me a better man and … has moved me closer to God.”
By what standard? How does he know this? We’ve come a long way from “God said” to “every man does what is right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6; 21:25).
Once we go down this road, then anything goes. This includes using Buttigieg’s version or morality as a way to persecute dissenters.
Like many other Democrats, [Buttigieg] disdains religion in the public sphere until he can use it to bludgeon his opponents, adopting the self-righteous posture towards other Christians that he accuses them of taking toward the LGBT community. (Breitbart)
It’s a shame that the American people don’t see the moral tragedy in all of this. They think they are enlightened voters when they accept homosexuality as normal or just another lifestyle choice. “Aw, isn’t that cute. Two men who love one another.” It’s not about love. People love their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, aunts and uncles, friends, etc. Love and sex are synonymous.
Buttigieg claims to be a Christian or at least a member of an Episcopalian Church. The church is failing in this area.
Then he made this outrageous claim. “That’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand: That if you have a problem with who I am, your quarrel is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
God’s moral law has been discarded for “God made me this way” theology. Well, given the anatomical equipment God made for him, God did not make him in such a way that he desires having sex with other men. Can you imagine an adulterer saying to his wife?: “If you have a problem with who I am, your quarrel is not with me. Your quarrel is with my creator.”
Did God make them that way? If God made this is the case of Buttigieg, then Donald Trump could make the case that his sexual exploits could be explained as having a “God made me this way” cause. No, both Buttigieg and Trump sinned.
There are all types of behaviors that could be put in the category of “being made that way.” If that’s the case, then can any behavior can be considered immoral?
It’s very much like Democrats pushing the abortion issue to tragic ends where a newborn baby can be killed during a crime but that baby is not considered a murder victim. There was a time when a baby in the womb was protected by the law if that unborn baby had been harmed in a crime. If a woman in New York loses her baby as the result of a crime, there is just one victim — the mother.
A pregnant woman was found stabbed to death in New York City over the weekend [Feb. 2-3, 2019], offering a grim example of one of the overlooked consequences of radical abortion law enacted last month by the state’s Democrat leaders.
In January, New York’s state Senate voted 38-24 and the state Assembly 92-47 in favor of the so-called “Reproductive Health Act” (RHA). Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill as a “historic victory” for “progressive values,” ordering the One World Trade Center spire to be lit in pink to mark the occasion – the same building where a memorial recognizes eleven preborn children killed in the September 11 terror attacks.
The new law declares, “Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion,” erases the state’s recognition of preborn babies as potential homicide victims, removes abortion from the penal code entirely, and allows licensed health practitioners other than full doctors to commit abortions.
Before the new abortion law, New York’s definition of “homicide” included the death of a “person [or an unborn child with which a female has been pregnant for more than twenty-four weeks] under circumstances constituting murder, manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, or criminally negligent homicide.” The RHA deletes the bracketed section, and all other references to abortion or the preborn from the homicide statute. (Life Site News)
In Georgia, a man killed his pregnant girlfriend and her 17-year-old son and himself. The mother was due to give birth in a week or so. If the murderer had not killed himself, he would have been charged with three murders.
“Thirty-eight states currently have some form of fetal homicide laws, 29 of which apply at any gestational age, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, or Laci’s Law, recognizes preborn children as second victims when they’re killed in the course of federal crimes.”
There’s biblical precedent for this type of law:
If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that her children come out,1 yet there is no injury [to either the mother or her unborn children], he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide. But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise (Ex. 21:22-25).
The unborn children in this case law are covered under this statute.
- Some translations have “so that she has a miscarriage” or “she givews birth prematurely” or “an untimely birth occurs.” The literal translation is how I’ve translated it: “her children come out.” The English Standard Version (ESV) gets it right: “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children [yeled] come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine.” The Hebrew word yeled is translated elsewhere as “child, son, boy, youth” (e.g., Ex. 21:4). The Hebrew word for “miscarriage” is not used. [↩]