Brendan O'Neill is an atheist, yet he can clearly see the dangers ahead not just for Christians and others who have not seared their conscience with repeated lies that "truth is dead and therefore anything and everything goes except Christianity." Truth may well have been silenced in the public square by the takeover of the main-stream-media by forces opposed to marriage, family and truth, but it nonetheless remains the truth.
Just because Charles Darwin in the late 1800s, Vladimir Lenin in the early 1900s, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler in the 1930-1940s, Mao Tse-tung in the 1940s-1960s (and all their modern equivalents) promoted the lie that "God is dead, therefore you must worship and obey me," does nothing to change the truth that God is what He is: God. His truth remains truth, and He will be patient and merciful, but not forever.
Martin Niemoller said, “In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
History acts as a warning to those defending truth but also as a teacher to those who seek to silence truth, who learn much from men like Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister, whose motto was, “If you tell any lie long enough, often enough, and loud enough, people will come to believe it.”
Germany was covered by a fog of deception for years because of this tactic, a fog which allowed Hitler to exterminate millions of people who he considered either a threat to his sovereign rule or of lesser importance than his arrogant self.
The modern anarchists and their media supporters who now seek to trash our society by destroying foundations such as marriage and family are using this same propaganda tactic to indoctrinate the West. They saturate the media with images of homosexuals doing what they do, repeat their lies over and over again, and silence, ridicule and mock all opposition.
How do you know that a deception is a lie? As always, look at the fruit produced. Use common sense. Think it through. Does it stand up to public scrutiny, to honest and open debate, does it really benefit society, are the proposers respectful and honest? Does their worldview stack up to honest scrutiny? Is what they are proposing good for people? What are they hiding when they seek to rush through change without proper and lengthy public debate?
Use common-sense. For example, think about the human anatomy. The truth about the need for a male and a female to together make a child and continue the human race. The truth about the obvious purpose of, and the complementary nature of, a man's and a woman's sexual organs. The obvious purpose of a human bowel to excrete human waste from the anus. Human beings have separate reproductive and digestive systems for good reason.
But do not be deceived, although this time it may well be the Christian first, it will not stop there. So speak while you still can.
I do not believe this debate is about giving equality to certain minority groups. Only true Christianity, and following the way set forth by our Creator, gives true equality to all human beings. It is bigger than that. It is open rebellion against authority, ultimately against the authority of God. The pots are in open rebellion against the Pot maker. They are deceived that they know better, that they are better, wiser, more "advanced" than all past generations of pots. This rebellion always ends the same way though: broken pots.
As for me and my house I will stick with God rather than follow man, especially the rowdy mob. Even if I get broken because of it He is more than able to put me back together.
Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen