We in the West have enjoyed "Freedom of Religion" for a long time. We may see it as some kind of fundamental human right, but it is not. It exists only because some have put their lives on the line to secure it, and each generation that wants to keep it will be called upon to do the same.Satan does not rest. Our voices against sin are like fingernails on the blackboard to him, and he stirs his people to fight us at every point."So, officer you want to see my notes and sermons on homosexuality? I don't really have any, I don't have any authority to write anything like that. I just borrowed my notes from another writer, a guy named Paul who is no longer living here..."
The homosexual act is according to Scripture, the fruit of a life lived in full subjection to the lust perfected in the individual. And thus more grave than adultery. Gen 19:5And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.” Gen 19:6So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, Gen 19:7and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! Gen 19:8“See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”Lot's response to the crowd proves this precept. The crowd had no desire for virgin women, they rejected what is natural for that which is unnatural. Secondly, there is a "crowd" of individuals who are enflamed with the same desire. They willfully seek to overpower those who do not share in their nature. Gen 19:9And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door.We are beginning to see this manifestation in our own nation.
Nigel, I suspect you are right. Whenever I write anything in opposition to these hot-button social issues I know it could easily be used against me at some point in the future. Knowing this, do be silent in order to save my skin? or do I speak out and let the chips fall where they may? This is an issue I have to deal with every time I oppose sin.
I think discretion is wise. If the Lord leads you to say something, then I would say something. If not, silence is probably best. "In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise." Proverbs 10:19. With the amount of information gathering the government does, they probably already know you are a christian (fundamentalist), and have your name in a file somewhere. Personally, I have stopped worrying about persecution (and possibly martyrdom). If Jesus is truly with me, He'll give me the strength to overcome.