December 21, 2019

Trump Administration Promoting Decriminalization of Homosexuality

Timothy Birdnow

The Trump Administration is pressuring 69 countries (no joke there!) to decriminalize homosexuality.

From Christianity Today:

Openly gay U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, and State Department Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Robert Destro, participated in a special meeting Wednesday sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

The three joined other diplomats in criticizing U.N. member states that criminalize homosexuality and same-sex relationships as LGBT individuals across the globe are at risk of being imprisoned or sentenced to death.

In a tweet Wednesday, Craft stressed that "no person should be harmed, tortured or killed because of their sexual orientation.”

"[Y]et at least 69 countries criminalize homosexuality,” she wrote. "Our event today at the [United Nations] showed our commitment to defending human dignity & partnering with #LGBTQ groups to decriminalize homosexuality.”

The meeting comes as the Trump administration vocalized its intent earlier this year to launch a campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality.

"Individual men and women around the world have faced — and continue to face — punishment and even death, specifically because of their sexual orientation,” Craft was quoted as saying by Fox News. "This is a wrong we should seek to right, and it is a wrong I am personally committed to helping right.”

While I believe homosexuality is a serious moral issue and a scourge on our modern society (and this "orientation" need not be obeyed, any more than does an "orientation" toward sexual congress with a child or an animal or a dead body or whatnot) I also do not believe the State has any right to make it a legal matter, and that we should support decriminalization. This is a victimless crime, after all, or at least not something that directly victimizes anyone. Compulsion is a poor motivator for moral behavior. Just look at Islamic countries where homosexuality and other sexual acts are strictly forbidden; they happen anyway, and people are sometimes put to death over them. Remember ISIS throwing homosexuals off the tops of buildings?  That is the greater moral evil.

Look the main reason anyone should oppose homosexuality is that it destroys their eternal souls. It is not good for society, but who asked society to stick their noses in it anyway?  In the end the reason to try to prevent homosexual behavior is to help the very people that criminalization will punish. That makes no sense, and it will not lead to any kind of repentance.

It should also be pointed out that the Bible states:

Be not decceive: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God

And such were some of you.

We have all sinned, all fallen short. If we are to punish homosexuals, we also have to punish adulterers, people who have sex outside of marriage, people who like the sauce, or like money, or what have you. You would have a short list of people NOT in jail using this criterion. 

But it doesn't make it morally approvable. That is where we must draw the line.

We can hate the sin and love the sinner. Unfortunately the homosexual lobby has craftily made the act unseverable from the person. They did this (and it was quite successful) to make it impossible to condemn the act without condemning the person. "I'm gay, it's who I am" is a common phrase among gay people. They claim their very identity is inextricably tied to their sexual behavior, so reject one and you reject all. The end result is that just saying you disapprove of homosexuality on moral grounds makes you a hater and evil.

It was a very clever trick.

But we aren't who we have sex with any more than we actually are what we eat, or what we do for a living, or what we do for leisure. My diet has changed over the years; does that make me a different person? I have worked in a number of different fields over the years. Has my identity changed? I move through different hobbies; I used to make beer and wine, for instance, but don't do it any more. Have I as a person changed?

No.

But I DID change when I accepted Christ. THAT is the big game changer. And when I did so I agreed to accept the Word of God and subordinate my own thoughts and desires.

Nobody forced me to convert. And nobody can force a homosexual to be straight for th esame reason. It must be a free choice.

Not being gay, I don't know what it feels like, but I do know that some things can be chosen. You can choose not to have sex. I do it all the time! You would be amazed at how often I don't jump some sexy young thing in the supermarket; I've learned to control my urges. Most gay people do too. Of course, swearing off of all sex is difficult, but then so too is cancer, or birth defects. It's tough but it must be endured. As a Christian I have to keep in mind that in the end there will be reward for hanging tough. We all have our crosses to bear.

So ultimately I think this is a good thing, but I do worry that it will be used, dare I say misused, by the Progressives to promote the Sodom and Gomorrah lifestyles favored by our Western Elites.

Right now homosexuality is one of the Progressive sacraments, the things used to bind people to the church of Man. Once someone walks down that road they have a hard time leaving. Abortion is another. These things stain the soul of the person, leaving them with only one option - the "community" where they feel they are accepted. Like prisoners in the penitentiary, they are "us" and, no matter the circumstances, the person will find it hard to identify with "them". It's a trap, a spiritual trap laid by Satan. And it is very effective.

In conclusion, I think this is a decent move, but we must be cautious to not let our tolerance turn to approval and celebration - which the homosexual lobby demands of us these days.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 09:18 AM | Comments (35) | Add Comment
Post contains 1069 words, total size 7 kb.

1 I am opposed in general to laws which are based on biblical texts. One person's bible is another person's trash, and we live in a nation which is supposed to embody the principle that one person does not impose their religion on another. People recoil in horror at the very thought of the imposition of Sharia Law, and then turn right around and want gay marriage to be outlawed because "it says so in the bible."

Posted by: Bill H at December 21, 2019 09:52 AM (vMiSr)

2 I agree, Bill, and so did the Founding Fathers, who were Christians but who understood that to have a free society we had to keep government out of religion. The only way to do that was to avoid using religion as the sole criteria for laws. Natural Law was the underpinning of American jurisprudence. Granted, Natural Law is based on "nature and nature's God" and ultimately Biblical, but it is not the enforcement of the Book of Ecclesiastes or Deuteronomy.

Freedom of conscience is at the heart of Christian (and Jewish) belief, and you cannot have it if you impose laws compelling religious obedience. You can have public prayer, say, or general religious symbols, but that is not compulsion to religion.

Now religion as embodied by secular humanism is the law, and it IS imposed on the basis of separation of Church and State (which is nowhere found in the Constitution and was not intended to exile religion from public life as the Left intends now.)

It's always been a balancing act; that is what happens in a pluralistic society. We've tipped over in the last few years, alas.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at December 21, 2019 12:12 PM (OIYAT)

3 Spot-on to both of you. I have nothing to add at this point. It's past bedtime on a Saturday. Been a heckuva busy weekend. And I'm happy to say that with guys like you out there, our spiritual world has some powerful defenders. I may ring in tomorrow, but for tonight we're safe.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at December 21, 2019 09:41 PM (ot1RL)

4 Hope you slept well, Dana!  And thanks; we sure do have a great group here, don't we!  I'm always so thankful to have such a great bunch of contributors and friends like you!

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at December 22, 2019 09:36 AM (Eow07)

5 This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free.buffet catering service Portsmouth

Posted by: buffet catering service Portsmouth at September 25, 2020 12:51 PM (zMked)

Posted by: Jetwriting.com at November 05, 2020 02:40 PM (WVfEm)

Posted by: hary at November 11, 2020 01:35 PM (zpbJq)

8 This is the most important achievement with any type of advertising, making people actually READ your ad and I did that just now with you! If you have an ad message you would like to blast out to thousands of websites via their contact forms in the U.S. or anywhere in the world send me a quick note now

Posted by: zabi at November 19, 2020 07:36 AM (1LVIV)

9 This is very well written and it's so intresting. Excellnt stuff, thanks for sharing,.. Best Status Hindi 
Fb Status Attitude Status in Hindi Best Status Hindi



Posted by: ky at November 27, 2020 02:05 AM (CPwNW)

10

With so many courses around the world, the nutrition field is in great demand. The one who is looking to go ahead in the role of nutrition, can make their knowledge strong by enrolling into nutrition courses.

We all know that the world is facing the problem of health and hence there is a need for individuals who are well equipped with all sorts of knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy body. With all such information, many individuals are seeking to become a nutritionist so that they can guide people to live a healthy life. Nutritionist Certification


Posted by: Nutritionist Certification at December 11, 2020 04:59 PM (Kpmyx)

Posted by: Getdailybuzz at December 29, 2020 04:26 AM (Sh/rK)

12 Your post is very helpful to get some effective tips to reduce weight properly. You have shared various nice photos of the same. I would like to thank you for sharing these tips. seslendirme ajansı

Posted by: seslendirme ajansı at December 30, 2020 03:44 AM (xtIam)

13 Hello to every body, it’s my first visit of this weblog; this
website carries awesome and genuinely fine data designed
for visitors. Sarkari Result

Posted by: Lottery Sambad at December 30, 2020 11:28 AM (SjX4o)

14

I love it when individuals get together and share opinions.

Great website, keep it up! Gold Price Today

Posted by: Lottery Sambad at December 30, 2020 11:30 AM (SjX4o)

15 Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your weblog?
My blog site is in the exact same niche as yours and my visitors would
genuinely benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
Please let me know if this okay with you. Many thanks!  Lottery Sambad

Posted by: Lottery Sambad at December 30, 2020 11:31 AM (SjX4o)

16 çok güzel paylaşım teşekkürler <a href="https://www.ofixall.com/product-category/kirtasiye/ofis-malzemeleri/"> kirtasiye ve ofis malzemeleri </a>

Posted by: kirtasiye ve ofis malzemeleri at January 01, 2021 07:41 AM (YtDXQ)

17 [url = https: //www.ofixall.com/] Diyarbakır Kirtasiye ve Ofis Malzemeleri [/ url]

Posted by: ofixall at January 01, 2021 07:42 AM (YtDXQ)

18

I was surfing the internet and luckily I came across this site and found some very interesting things here.

Reading is really fun. I had so much fun. Thanks for sharing this great information.

kirtasiye ve ofis malzemeleri

Diyarbakir Kirtasiye ve Ofis Malzemeleri

Posted by: ofixall at January 02, 2021 12:59 PM (YtDXQ)

19 BestDay Trading Softwarefor 2021! Do You Day Trade Markets like Oil, NQ or the ES? What about the EUR/USD or USD/JPY? Then you need Renko Kings Software!

Posted by: Day Trading Software at January 10, 2021 07:21 AM (1Tkkz)

20 Extremely intriguing online journal. A lot of web journals I see nowadays don't generally give anything that I'm keen on, however I'm most definitely inspired by this one. Recently felt that I would post and let you know.Test Bank for Community Public Health Nursing 6th Edition by Nies

Posted by: Test Bank for Community Public Health Nursing 6th Edition by Nies at January 12, 2021 03:39 AM (FX6yP)

21 Thank you for sharing this amazing piece of content. You are doing a great job, thanks for it. Sad Shayari with Hindi Images, Sad Shayari for Facebook Whatsapp in Hindi Sad Shayari in Hindi Best Sad Shayari Collection in Hindi

Posted by: Rich at January 12, 2021 07:34 AM (oa0y7)

22 Rent and charter yachts and other types of ships from owners around the world - 2Yachtscharter yacht in Spain

Posted by: charter yacht in Spain at January 15, 2021 06:45 AM (0zz8Z)

23 Thanks for sharing a good content.Really a lot of content here and very informative for everyone.Thanks for sharing a good content for us. Keep it up
Visit my site :  https://www.slotcat777.com

Posted by: slot at January 17, 2021 10:14 PM (KrgOQ)

24 I curious more interest in some of them hope you will give more information on this topics in your next articles.note pad ++

Posted by: note pad ++ at January 23, 2021 12:30 AM (oounZ)

25 checkiqamaonline.com  This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only.

Posted by: checkiqamaonline.com at January 23, 2021 02:07 AM (oounZ)

26 I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own Blog Engine blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine example of it.

Posted by: facetimeappfree.com/facetime-for-android at January 23, 2021 02:17 AM (oounZ)

27 We have the best weed for sale online and other marijuana for sale online related products. check out out website and buy the best weed online. We are rated as the number suppliers of quality weed from Colorado, we ship both in and out of states.

Posted by: Drug Stores Online at January 23, 2021 07:49 PM (8dOL8)

28 What to do when yourNo-Fault PIP Carrier Won’t Pay? Every auto insurance policy sold in Utah includes no fault personal injury protection PIP coverage This includes at least 3,000 for reasonable medical bills

Posted by: pewok45 at January 28, 2021 09:20 AM (mOgoY)

29 basedwindow cleaningbusiness who specialise in all domestic window cleaning and commercial window cleaning  

Posted by: pewok45 at January 29, 2021 01:13 AM (mOgoY)

30 If you want toLearn English Vocabularyfast, you should use this method Watch this video and find out how to expand your vocabulary words faster

Posted by: pewok45 at February 05, 2021 06:45 AM (R+/yr)

31 We believe in empowering women, bringing them joy, helping them feel happier in their own skin, and celebrating their bodies.nude photography

Posted by: pewok45 at February 06, 2021 01:53 AM (gaHJi)

32 The PS4 zombie game’s multiplayer recommendation seems to be the "best arcade style”PS4 Zombie Game

Posted by: pewok45 at February 07, 2021 02:12 AM (rpGX6)

33 This is my first time i visit here. I found such a substantial number of interesting stuff in your blog especially its examination. Really its inconceivable article. Keep it up.Royal online

Posted by: pewok45 at February 12, 2021 08:47 AM (Da3ha)

34 I needed to thank you for this phenomenal read!! I unquestionably adored each and every piece of it. I have you bookmarked your site to look at the new stuff you post.virtual office rental

Posted by: pewok45 at February 23, 2021 02:19 AM (IXYRC)

35 A Wide Range Of Products To Suit The Needs Of Our Customers. We Strive To Offer The Best Service And Ship Products Worldwide. All The Products Listed On Our Site Are Available In Stock.Actavis Cough Syrup

Posted by: pewok45 at February 25, 2021 08:36 AM (IXYRC)

Hide Comments | Add Comment




What colour is a green orange?




44kb generated in CPU 0.06, elapsed 0.3413 seconds.
37 queries taking 0.3037 seconds, 155 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.
Always on Watch
The American Thinker
Bird`s Articles
Old Birdblog
Birdblog`s Literary Corner
Behind the Black
Canada Free Press
Christian Daily Reporter
Citizens Free Press
Climatescepticsparty,,a>
_+
Daren Jonescu
Dana and Martha Music On my Mind Conservative Victory
Eco-Imperialism
Gelbspan Files Infidel Bloggers Alliance
Newsmax
OANN
The Reform Club
Revolver
FTP Student Action
Veritas PAC
FunMurphys
The Galileo Movement
Intellectual Conservative
br /> Liberty Unboound
One Jerusalem
Powerline
Publius Forum
Ready Rants
The Gateway Pundit
The Jeffersonian Ideal
Thinking Democrat
Ultima Thule
Young Craig Music
Contact Tim at bgocciaatoutlook.com

Monthly Traffic

  • Pages: 97145
  • Files: 21043
  • Bytes: 2.4G
  • CPU Time: 604:39
  • Queries: 3777608

Content

  • Posts: 21235
  • Comments: 71542

Feeds


RSS 2.0 Atom 1.0