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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Supreme Consequences: LA Times Vilifies Christians
The ink was hardly dry on the Supreme Court's rewrite of US marriage laws when the LA Times wrote a story not so subtly characterizing Bible-believing Christians as racists, murderers, bigots, and ignorant. The story, "Mississippi in limbo over high-court's same sex marriage ruling," began by pointing out that a very elated Mississippi same sex couple got "married" after the court's decision, while another same sex couple minutes later was refused a license to "marry." Mississippi's Attorney General Jim Hood stopped same sex marriages until the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals approves same sex marriage in the state. Then the LA Times began its anti-Christian tirade.
The build up went like this: "...as Mississippi, long at the heart of America's most divisive issues, from slavery to school integration, once again dug in its heels against the winds of change...shows that even a ruling by the nation's highest court cannot force immediate change where opposition is so deeply entrenched...To understand Mississippi's resistance to gay marriage, it helps to look at its legacy as a deeply religious and conservative state. This is where three civil rights workers were killed by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s; where James Meredith became the first black student to enroll in Ole Miss, but only after a violent confrontation; and where the Confederate symbol is still part of the official state flag."
The story went on to say, "It is where 59% of residents described themselves as "very religious" in a 2014 Gallup Poll, higher than any other state, and where 86% of voters in 2004 approved a ban on same-sex marriage." Then it quoted spokespersons from American Family Radio and the American Family Association explaining why Christians believe what they believe, and painted what they said as ignorant and inflammatory. Then the story quoted people from the streets in Tupelo speaking against same sex marriage, implying that "those attitudes" led to a homosexual being "run down by a car while walking home" in September 2011.
Then the story quoted a tolerant pastor who, after marrying a same sex couple, said, "We live in the Bible Belt. People here believe that homosexuality is a sin...There's racial supremacy and religious supremacy." A pastor said this! This is why the consequences of the Supreme Court decision will have the most severe ramifications on Christians. 1 Peter 4:17 says, "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" Making same sex marriage legal doesn't make it moral. The standard, the word of God, never changes. Yet much of the church turns a blind eye to truth. This particular Supreme Court decision, just as the one legalizing abortion, is a test for Christianity in this country. We all will be held accountable by our response.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!