You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. –James 4:4
As I write this, it is June, “Gay Pride Month.” Every politician and every big corporation is flying Pride flags or posting them on their advertising. This has all happened in my lifetime. I was born before the so-called Stonewall Rebellion. Now people who were considered criminals have public streets closed to traffic so that they can show their pride and wedding rings. My member of Congress and state Senator post about supporting “equality,” without specifying what rights straight people have that gay people don’t.
That is why I started this post with the Bible verse above. The politicians and corporations are advertising their association with the God-haters. The same people will advertise in the Fall for Christmas, the holiday which was once considered a celebration of the birth of Jesus. Not anymore. There is even a children’s show on public TV which has a special episode for “winter solstice.” Neither Jesus nor Christmas are mentioned, lest they offend. Whom? I don’t know. But why are they worried about offending that person while being OK with offending me?
In addition to James, there is another Bible verse that describes today’s America: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21). We have exchanged God’s standards for good and evil and substituted those of a particular perspective among men. And what is God’s warning about that exchange? “Woe!”