Pride Over Love

Dear the People,

As we start off another month of June, the hordes of those who identify or sort themselves into the marginalized LGBTQIA+ group are celebrating and joining in parades that push their sexuality into every venue of everyday life. Major (and minor) corporations are putting on brave faces by supporting the movement as their opponents, the “hateful and intolerant Right” prepare to spend the month defending the good fight.

I could join in, listing the reasons why homosexuality is a sin (according to Judeo-Christian objective values of good and evil that can only be rooted in a divine being {see HERE for an article on God and the Bible’s view of sexuality}) or why gay marriage should never have been allowed (a decision that breeds even more sexual immorality and bends the laws of the US constitution at best. I could even discuss why it is thoroughly immoral to allow the travesty of transgenders to permeate spaces that should be sacred for men and women alike, taking away privacy and a right to single-sex activities (see HERE, HERE, and HERE for examples of how transgenderism harms women)

But today I want to talk about love.

Yes, love.

Why love? Because for the majority of the militant Left and those who will be marching over the course of the month, “love” is what they’re marching for. Never mind the fact that many men and women – including myself – deeply and truly love their friends of the same sex without wanting to marry and/or be intimate with them. What is really important here is the appropriation of the term “love” and the use of the word “pride”.

What is love? Jesus tells us [Mark 12:31] that the greatest commandment He can give – apart from loving God – is loving one’s brother as himself. In the character of God all forms of love are expressed and mentioned in the Bible; indeed, there are over 100+ verses discussing love, none of which equate love with sex. The right to love one another is a right that gays have had since the beginning of time. Love is decreed. The right to homosexual intimacy is not.

Why the false equation of love with sex? Why has love become a go-to word to defend actions of immorality? Personally, I believe that the reason for this appropriation has to do with a false idea of what love is and how “loving” works. I highly recommend checking out THIS article on how abuse and lack of true love leads to homosexual behavior. A lack of actual love, love that is honest, compassionate, long-suffering:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

I Corinthians 13: 4-13

When we look at the Judeo-Christian view of love, it is neither selfish, nor material, no relegated to intimate activities. It is not a love that takes pride in itself. By contrast, the “love” of gay, lesbian, and other various sexual identities is a love that celebrates itself, if one can even call it love. There is a reason it is called “pride month” and not “love month”. Those of the LGBTQIA+ who have often times seen little by way of real love choose to take pride in the fact that they search for an alternative. They abhor the truth of real love, which calls out immorality in those it’s directed towards, and instead take pride in the fact that they gain their affection differently.

How would Jesus react to the pride of life that has overtaken our society? What would He do if He were to come face to face? We can find our answer in Scripture, perhaps not surprisingly. Jesus was often accused of being thoroughly immoral by the Pharisees because He consorted with and showed great love to the shunned members of society. John 4: 4-42 shows how Jesus speaks to a woman of ill repute. He does not start off addressing her sexual immorality, but instead listens to her and makes conversation. She is surprised by this, of course.

“9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a])”

John 4: 9

I think this would be the perfect time to link to THIS article, which shows just what a Christian should do in the vein of Jesus’ compassionate spirit. The pride of false “love”, really “self-love”, is not the same as the love that Christ offers. This is the love that the June celebrators have yet to experience or have perhaps simply turned away from. It is the love that Christians are compelled to show to those who would promote such immorality. It is an unyielding, love of goodness.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever should believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His son to the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

John 3: 16-17

exlibrisveritas

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