It is now common for men and women who support traditional marriage to be accused of and punished for harboring an animus or hatred of homosexuals---sexually disordered males and females who perceive themselves as two-in-ones (androgynes).
This issue is about far more than just love, happiness and marriage rights. It is really about the disintegration of man’s dignity as the spiritual image bearer of the Holy Triune God. This insidious process began during the Enlightenment when Deists and fellow thinkers elevated ‘reason,’ science, and mechanistic laws of nature above the Holy Triune Creator of everything seen (matter) and unseen (energy, laws, spirit) thereby reducing man to a product of nature.
Supernatural Christianity Versus Pagan and Pantheist Naturalism
In the broadest categories, the raging conflict of our day is supernatural theism versus pagan and pantheist naturalism. Theism is the belief that there is a supernatural Triune God who spoke creation into existence ex nihilo. Naturalism is the belief that natural causes alone, perhaps aided by a deist god or a divine force within nature (a man-centered universe) are sufficient to explain everything that exists. The most fundamental questions of our time reflect one or the other of these two categories: Is ultimate reality the supernatural Triune God or the man-centered cosmos? Is there a supernatural realm or is the man-centered universe honey-combed with alternative universes and astral planes all that exists? Has the personal Triune God spoken and revealed His Truth to us or is truth something we invent for ourselves? Is there an ultimate purpose to our lives, or are we emergent products of cosmic star-stuff? (How Now Shall We Live? Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, pp. 20-21)
In its broadest sense, naturalism can include Epicurean Atomism (materialism) and occult mystical pantheism bespeaking ghosts, transcended masters, space brothers, council of nine and myriad unseen intelligences. In every permutation, however, naturalism results in relativism because if all that exists is a man-centered cosmos then there is no transcendent source of unchanging truth and moral law. By contrast, orthodox Christianity affirms a personal, supernatural Triune God who has spoken and revealed an absolute and unchanging standard of right and wrong based ultimately on His own holy character.
Created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons, the human person is individually unique, rational, the subject of moral agency, and within the context of his humanity, a sub-creator, meaning man creates from what God has provided. Accordingly, the human person possesses innate value and dignity that in turn implies certain unalienable (God given) rights and moral duties both for himself and other persons. These evident truths about the dignity of the human person are known through Revelation, but are also discernible through intellect and conscience.
With the supernatural Holy Trinity displaced by nature, man is no longer a living soul created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons, meaning he is no longer a person nor either male or female, but rather a dehumanized sexless aggregate of matter in motion while the powers and abilities of his mind (spirit) are nothing more than energies acting on grey matter, that is, chemical interactions and the firing of synapses. In short, man is nothing but an evolved hominid or bio-machine, a conscious product of energy acting on matter over millions of years, a process called evolution.
The disintegration of man’s dignity as a creature of God is not the result of science, as evolutionary naturalists falsely claim, but rather the product of a depraved conscience that justifies the depersonalization and abuse of others as the exercise of freedom. It is hostility and outright hatred of the Holy God and His image-bearers disguised behind linguistic sophistry, the Orwellian-speak of rebellious, God-haters.
With God out of the picture, then so too are the fall, sin, immutable truth, universal moral absolutes, the two created sexes (male and female) and the entire structure of morally grounded presuppositions, norms, standards, principles, law, sexual ethics, social institutions and society built thereon. In the resulting void, everything—no matter how depraved– is now possible:
"Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil." Psalm 36: 1-4 ESV
Long before Nietzsche announced that with the death of God an inversion of the West’s biblically-based moral foundations would be the result, the thoroughly evil Marquis de Sade, a murderer whose name is synonymous with sadism, had already arrived at that conclusion. Thus he brazenly defended his bestiality, sodomy, sadism, and murder as moral, and redefined both God and Biblical morality as truly evil.
Building off of this foundation, he denied any need for limitations on the appetites of beast-men. Whatever they saw and desired was absolutely permissible. Consistent with his logic was the repudiation of the idea of crime, which de Sade regarded as an imposition on beast-man’s freedom. According to de Sade, the criminal—the murderer, rapist, sodomite, pedophile, thief, terrorist, ISIS, etc.— is the truly free man.
In short, within the worldview of evolutionary naturalism, all appetites, no matter how sick, twisted and murderous, are normative and ideal, but when the Bible declares these to be fallen and depraved, it is abnormal and evil. Hence evil is good, and entirely permissible, while dissent against evil is itself evil:
"The Little Black Book - Queer in the 21st Century," an extremely depraved and disgusting "how-to" booklet "was distributed to hundreds of kids (middle school age and up) at Brookline High School, Brookline, MA, on April 30, 2005. It was written by the Boston-based AIDS Action Committee, with help from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission. The event that day was designed for children and their teachers across Massachusetts, organized by the "Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network" (GLSEN). This is the group that runs "Gay-Straight Alliance" clubs in public schools across the country. You must ask yourself: What kind of person would write this? What kind of person would give it to kids?" (massresistance.org)
"The US State Department under Hillary has already been funding homosexual groups in foreign countries with US tax dollars.....Hillary has also used American tax dollars to fund homosexual groups and events in Slovakia, Russia, China, Honduras, Uganda, Malawi, Turkey, Pakistan, and others. In Pakistan, the US State Department held a homosexual pride rally at the US embassy in Islamabad. The event prompted anti-US riots....Quietly, Obama and Hillary have been granting homosexuals "refugee status" to come to the United States. This includes homosexuals with HIV/AIDS. All of this has been done quietly, with very little media coverage. However, Obama has now declared it official policy." (Obama orders US State Department to Fund Homosexual Groups Overseas, Kyle Rogers, examiner.com, Dec. 6, 2011)
De Sade was a thoroughly evil man who absolutely refused to consider his perverse ideas and evil actions as in any way wrong. He was an intellectually and morally evil man who maliciously whipped up moral outrage against God and His Law and relished his self-appointed role as His accuser.
According to de Sade’s twisted reasoning, all evil---abortion, pornography, incest, pedophilia, sodomy, bestiality, rape, lying, thievery, thuggery, vandalism, violence, murder, genocide, and the subversion and perversion of children---is entirely justified by evolutionary naturalism, which has freed man from God and His Law.
The real horror of this worldview is its positive declaration of a “new” inverted-morality which we commonly think of as political correctness with its two overriding absolutes – “tolerance” and “inclusion.” Thus today the brazenly, shamelessly perverse claim of the “politically correct” wicked to the amoral high ground where declare the 'virtue' of vice while pointing accusing fingers at Biblical ethics and faithful Christians who hold fast to them.
De Sade was the forerunner of all contemporary evolutionary naturalists who today demand total freedom for everything except Christian theism, decency, truth and virtue, a policy now well-entrenched in the American psyche, and as a consequence, in schools, universities, unions, courts, legislators, city halls, statehouses, Hollywood, the music industry, and even seminaries and pulpits.
In the burned out areas known today as the post-Christian West and America, self-worshipping conscious products of evolution hold the pseudo- moral ‘high’ ground from whence they terrorize Christian bakers and home-schoolers while demonizing all decent, law-abiding men and women as haters, heterosexists, homophobes, racists, fascists, bigots and mentally-insane anti-science fundamentalists. (Isaiah 59:15)
Predictably, the day will arrive— and perhaps more quickly than we realize—when being a faithful orthodox Christian or Jew is to be a criminal, as is the case in Iraq:
"We are hated because we persist in wanting to exist as Christians. In other words, we are hated because we persist in demanding a basic human right.....During the past year, more than 125,000 Christians have been forced to flee from their villages only because they chose to remain Christians and refused the conditions ISIS imposed on them. They had to leave at night, under the cover of darkness. Many of them trod their own path of Golgotha for long hours, having left everything behind, other than their bare clothes....Too many families have lost confidence in their homeland. This should not surprise anyone. The homeland of Christians has rejected them and thrown them up." (Iraqi bishop: 'We are hated because we persist in wanting to exist as Christians,' Archbishop Bashar Warda, churchinneed.org, February 17, 2015)
This will become our ‘new’ reality because contemporary naturalists are just now arriving at the more consistent worldview of de Sade and proactively imprinting it upon our culture, with special emphasis upon our children. De Sade’s evil worldview is coming to fullness within Western and American culture. It is a part of our educational system, our laws, politics, courts, the arts, and entertainment.
We cannot stop this evil worldview merely by opposing it. The worldview that justifies evil and demands the right to debase, pollute, depersonalize, kill and enslave must be opposed by its sole antithesis, the supernatural Biblical worldview.
The modern faith in man-as-god, the supremacy of his base urges, salvation through science and the myth of evolutionary progress must be countered with the supernatural God the Father Almighty as the Sovereign dispenser of law and grace. The naturalistic worldview is consistently meaningless, evil and suicidal and pulls its followers down into the void. The gospel of Jesus Christ however, opens up a supernatural worldview that offers ultimate meaning, hope, and purpose.
Fundamentally, there are only two choices before all men: hope or despair, the Kingdom of God or the kingdom of bestial man, eternal life in Paradise or an eternity in outer darkness.