Christian Leader of Pro Family Group Complains About Sexualization of U.S. Culture Makes No Mention Of Supporting Hetero Single Adult Celibates
From Jan 20, 2015:
This is not a post I intend to spend a lot of time on. I just wanted to shoot off a quick observation or two.
This Tony Perkins guy is a leader of the group FRC (Family Research Council). The FRC is obsessed with the culture wars, and stereotypical evangelical concerns of fighting abortion, homosexuality, and so forth.
First, I will include a few excerpts then discuss them below:
- WASHINGTON — Family Research Council President Tony Perkins called on Congress to protect the religious freedom of those affected by the “darkness of unrestricted sexual license … gone mad.”
- While America previously faced the threats of Nazism and Communism, today’s threats emanate from the Sexual Revolution, Perkins said Monday in his “State of the Family” address.
“The threats America face are not potential — they are clear, present and dangerous,” he said. “And ironically they come most sharply today not from the radical economic doctrines of Karl Marx, nor from the lights of what Winston Churchill called ‘perverted science,’ but from the darkness of unrestricted sexual license — a new Cultural Revolution — gone mad.”
- …And, Aaron and Melissa Klein were fined $150,000 and told they needed to be “rehabilitated” by the state of Oregon because they declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.Perkins called on Congress to pass the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act to protect the religious freedom of those who believe that marriage can only be between one man and one woman and wish to live their lives according to those beliefs.
- In the audience at FRC headquarters were several families who are, or were, being punished by the government for making decisions consistent with their religious beliefs.
- The Hahn family, owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, won a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court over the Obama administration’s attempt to force them to pay for drugs that could cause an abortion.
A few of my observations.
I do think that the homosexual lobby is composed of a bunch of Gestapo who want to trample on people’s rights.
I’m not a supporter of the idea or of people who think it’s okay to force a Christian baker to make a wedding cake for a homosexual wedding and so on.
I’m not comfortable with the government forcing Christians to provide health services that include, say, abortion.
I’m not disagreeing with some of Perkin’s opinions or concerns here.
My problem is that these far right types (and I’m pretty right wing myself, don’t misunderstand), is that they are constantly bemoaning the left’s encroachment on culture, and how society is becoming too hedonistic regarding sex.
The Christian components of these right wing groups are forever complaining about these types of societal issues generally do not do a thing to support adult, hetero, single celibates.
I don’t understand how these Christian cultural warriors expect to make a dent in the sexual sin in our nation, or turn culture around, if they don’t actually help the people who are living godly lifestyles (ie, celibacy) but only stand around screaming, yelling, and complaining about abortion rates, bakers forced to bake wedding cakes, and so on.
I don’t believe that the Bible teaches Christians to be cultural warriors – but so long as these Christians think there is some kind of mandate to fight cultural wars, I don’t understand why they don’t make an effort to support people who are already living godly lives, rather than speak down about those who are not.
The Apostle Paul said that it is God’s business to judge those outside the church, not the church’s responsibility or place to do so. Paul basically instructed Christians to live the Gospel and to share the Gospel, not to hold picket signs criticizing the sins of culture, or to get in front of a group of journalists and complain about how ungodly culture is.
The church needs to support hetero (and homosexual) single celibates, and perhaps decrease their attention and time in fighting liberals, homosexuals, and pro choicers.
Not that I am opposed to Christians who need to fight to keep their rights from being trampled on, but Christians often go beyond that, or spend far too much time on these things.