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Monday, December 11, 2006

Brokeback Crap

Well, it turns out that yet another Evangelical pastor has been fed to the wolves - and deservedly so - due to his clandestine gay affairs. I believe that there will be more of this in 2007, much more, because the truth of the matter is that people often jump up and down about stuff that hits close to home with them personally, and many of these White men who make homosexuality out to be the biggest afront to the Kingdom of God protest too much, methinks. (Black men have a problem with "laying hands" on church secretaries, organists, soloists, et al., but that's a topic for another day, along with the stereotypically fay ministers of music) I've said it before and it bears repeating: homosexuality is indeed a sin, and so is coveting (aka Keeping Up With The Jonses). That 42" plasma screen that you're licking your chops over? Your lust for it is just as sinful as a gay guy's lust for some other dude. Their Brokeback crap is just as sinful as your Hooters crap and my Super-sized Double-Whopper meal crap - equally crap, equally sinful.

Here's the difference, though: most of us will freely admit that our sin is indeed sin, although some of us will need a little more instruction about the sin of gluttony (yes, I'm talking about myself). The biggest problem that I have with the issue of homosexuality is that those who struggle with that particular sin insist that it is not a sin and that they should not have to struggle against that which seems natural to them. They truly don't want to know some of the things that I have to struggle with as a Black man in America - many of the things that seem natural to me could get me imprisoned for life, executed, or sent to GitMo - they would really want me to continue in the struggle against the desires of my heart. Ultimately, our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

But some people prefer capitulation to struggle.

There are some significant political ramifications to this gay crap that will be felt over the next four to six years, and I'll get into that at some point this week.

Emancipated by Athanasius @ 9:45 PM

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