“Wintery Knight” (a pen name) analyzes a recent Public Discourse article. As usual, WK provides a pithy and insightful summary.
After quoting the various impacts the new “equality” laws would have, WK begins his reaction with the following words. I find them to be particularly telling of where we stand…and poignant regarding the dilemma for believers.
It seems like every day I am getting a messages from some Christian friend about how his or her co-workers, family or friends are attacking the traditional definition of marriage. And I tell them not to respond directly, but to instead write about it under an alias. It seems like we can no longer even speak in defense of traditional marriage without running into all kinds of legal problems from people who are “offended”. Somehow, their offending us with their view doesn’t draw any ire from the law. But the reverse is not true – it’s open season on pre-sexual-revolution views of dating, sex and marriage.
In other words, we have reached the state in society where sexual promiscuity and sexual modesty have reversed places. What was legal and laudable is becoming illegal and worthy of condemnation; and what was illegal and discouraged is becoming legal, encouraged, and laudable. Truly good is being called evil, and evil is being called good (Isaiah 5:20).
(a 3-minute read; 707 words)