We need to be able to cut through all the confusion in our culture today. On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court made a bad decision. They declared that refusing to allow homosexual couples the right to marry was discrimination and this kind of discrimination is unconstitutional. Now this is where you need to be sharp to cut through all of this smoke. Is it ever right to discriminate against a person? Is it ever right to discriminate against a person for bad behavioral choices they have made? There is a lot of discrimination that is allowed in our country that is totally legal. For instance, banks will discriminate when making loans. If a person has a foreclosure or a bad credit score the bank has the right to discriminate against this person and to refuse to lend them money. Why is this allowed? Because it is the result of their bad choices. It would be wrong for a bank to discriminate against a person if they were dark skinned, left handed, or Asian or Italian. Why is this allowed? Because they are born that way, these are unchangeable characteristics. When I rent homes to people I am allowed to discriminate against people who have been evicted from their previous residence or who have a record of paying late. Why is this allowed? Because it is the result of their choices. I cannot discriminate against a person if they are old, or dark skinned, or of some other nationality. Companies are allowed to discriminate when they hire. They can refuse to hire someone who does not have the correct degree or enough job experience but they cannot refuse to hire someone who is old, or just because they are a female or a male. Grad schools discriminate when deciding who to allow into their schools. They can refuse to allow someone into their program who does not have high enough grades.
So you see the issue is not that we CANNOT discriminate, the question is what criteria we use, to decide when to discriminate and when not to discriminate. That criteria should be what is in the best interest of our society. So it is right for a bank to refuse to loan money to someone who has bad credit, and it is right for a rental company to refuse to rent to someone with evictions and late payments and so on. In the US we do have a very special right that is the result of our choice and that is the right to our religious freedom. So even though a person is not born Christian, Hindu, or Moslem in the United States of America is it illegal to discriminate against a person for his religious choices.
The question that needs to be answered is, “Is homosexuality the result of ‘behavioral’ choices or it is the result of ‘unchangeable’ characteristics. There is NO real scientific debate about this at all. All unbiased scientific research has clearly leaned on the side of homosexuality being the result of ‘behavioral’ choices rather than being ‘born’ homosexual. There was one so called scientific study over twenty years ago, 1993 that claimed homosexuals had a genetic difference. This study has been rejected by all scientific research today. It has never been reproduced. It was totally flawed. It is not science at all! But yet we still have people today who think that a person is born a homosexual. This is just plain not true, never has been.
The US Supreme Court basically said that homosexuality is not the result of someone’s behavioral choice but basically that they are born this way. This is where the mistake is. Homosexuality is the result of someone’s sexual choice. If a person can be born homosexual because of sexual orientation isn’t it possible for a person to be born a child molester, or an adulterer since these are also the result of someone’s sexual orientation. Couldn’t a person be born an alcoholic? Wouldn’t it be possible to be born abusive, or to be born a kleptomaniac or a pyromaniac? Where the confusion is today, in our culture, is basically with personal responsibility. When a person makes certain choices it is all right to refuse them certain privileges for their choices, like what banks, businesses and grad schools do. This is a form of discrimination that is allowed and legal and necessary for our culture to exist. Homosexuals should not be allowed to be married. Homosexuality is not healthy. It is unnatural and it will be the ruin of our society. History clearly bears this out. Marriage was meant to be between a man and a woman. Homosexuality is a sign of brokenness and sexual identity confusion. Homosexual marriage should not be considered a Constitutional right!
We are living in some difficult times. What is so sad is that many Christians have become so dull they cannot tell what is right and what is wrong anymore. So many Christians have strayed from God’s Word as their guide post for living. It is clear in the Bible that homosexuality is a sin and needs to be repented of. The reason it is sin is because it is destructive, much like drunkenness is a sin. Homosexuality is the not worst sin a person can commit but we need to clear on the teaching of God’s Word, that homosexuality is wrong!