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How Does It Hurt You?

By Lee Duigon
March 03, 2004

Whenever you try to argue against any part of the homosexual agenda -- be it “gay marriage,” civil unions, adoption, whatever -- you're bound to hear this:

“How does it hurt you (if sodomites ‘marry')?”

This is usually accompanied by another deep one:

“Well, what about me?”

Knowing America's penchant for being softhearted and softheaded, the gay militants sidestep issues by atomizing them into an endless series of personal matters. The one thing they never, ever do is answer our questions by filling in the blank:

“We believe civilization should be turned upside-down to accommodate us because _____________.”

Oh, they might try to fob you off with a meaningless mantra or two. You'll probably hear this zinger: “It's the right thing to do.” This from a mob of moral relativists who have been telling us for decades that there's no such thing as right or wrong!

But what they don't do, because they can't, is describe for us the supposed benefits that will accrue to all of society once we've jettisoned our most deeply-held beliefs and disestablished the family as the keystone of our social order. What are we to get in return?

Still waiting for an answer.

It'll Hurt, All Right

The gays can't answer our question, but we can answer theirs.

By allowing “gay marriage,” etc., we set up a competing and conflicting system of culture and belief. Our country will become a house divided, and it will not stand. Not for long.

The logic of the militants' position dictates that they follow up their victory.

First, by engineering the abolition of homeschooling (See “A Quiet Threat to Homeschooling, Chalcedon http://www.chalcedon.edu/articles/0310/031001duigon.shtml). They have to. They can't allow parents to teach their children that the homosexual lifestyle is a moral abomination. These homeschooled children might grow up, take over the government, and abolish “gay marriage.” The militants can't be secure in their position, knowing that millions of Christian children are being taught to reject that position.

Second, they must either take over or abolish the religious schools, for the same reason. They have the public schools locked up, but all those kids in Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish schools pose a dire threat to them.

They'll deny it, but you can be sure that the gay militants won't let up until they've abolished your right to control your children's education.

And that will hurt you.

Once upon a time there were people in Jerusalem who were asked the same question: “How does it hurt you, if we choose to worship idols, sacrifice our children to Molech, and go to homosexual brothels?” (See 2 Kings 23:7).

A man named Jeremiah had the answer, but no one listened to him. So the question went unanswered until the day the Babylonians broke down the walls of Jerusalem and dragged the people into captivity. On that day the answer to the question became crystal clear, but by then it was too late.

America may be a superpower, but history is littered with the bones of fallen superpowers. We will remain free, prosperous, and powerful only for so long as God ordains.

Knowing that, are we not better advised to regenerate our country -- not make it even more odious to God?

Then there's the little matter of one's immortal soul. If I put my seal of approval on the homosexual lifestyle, I place myself in a state of open rebellion against God and His revealed Word. There is no ambiguity in what the Bible says about homosexual behavior. It is an abomination, period. What part of that don't liberals understand?

Putting my soul in danger of eternal damnation -- yeah, that could hurt.

So What About You?

One of the more ludicrous remarks made during the “gay marriage” debate in Massachusetts this month was by a lesbian who said that unless she and her “partner” were allowed to “marry,” she might die and her girlfriend might lose their jointly-owned house, due to ruinous inheritance taxes.

Let's not do anything so simple-mindedly obvious as lowering or abolishing the death tax. Instead, let's redefine the family (translation: destroy it) and create a sociological disaster to keep this one set of people happy.

You hear the same twaddle about hospital visitation rights. “What if my ‘partner' gets sick? I can't even be at his bedside unless we're ‘married'!” Again, we're asked to overturn the whole applecart -- not just change a few silly, unnecessarily restrictive hospital regulations.

It's like burning down your house to get rid of a mouse.

It's time not only to start answering these people but to hit them with a few questions of our own.

How does their societal demolition program benefit America? Don't give us platitudes. Spell it out. We want to know, and we want to know now.


Topics: Culture , Family & Marriage, Government, Justice

Lee Duigon

Lee is the author of the Bell Mountain Series of novels and a contributing editor for our Faith for All of Life magazine. Lee provides commentary on cultural trends and relevant issues to Christians, along with providing cogent book and media reviews.

Lee has his own blog at www.leeduigon.com.

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