I usually stay in the closet and spy through the keyhole as controversial things happen. I’d hate to estrange people who could find value in Goldinwords because of my explicit stands on a controversial matter. But seeing as everyone is brazenly coming out of closets, here’s me bursting out of mine!
I’m deeply saddened that the country we borrow our accents from, we get our sense of pride because some distant relative lives there, we spend many years staking visa lottery in the hope to be accepted by, we Photoshop pictures in a desperate attempt to prove that we’ve really really truly been there, we draw so much inspiration from and like to be associated with, that country has legalized the matrimony of guys ‘spooning’ guys and girls ‘wheelbarrowing’ girls.
I know I know, there’s a lot more to a civil union than sex, there’s companionship, blah blah blah and love right? Right? But that’s where this donkey’s back breaks.
The sexiest ministry in Christianity (to me) is the apologetic, which intellectually defends our faith. The guy who does it best is this awesome person called Ravi Zacharias. He said one time that the saddest thing about humanity is how we’ve educated ourselves to imbecility. There is no immoral, hedonistic, evil habit or desire that you can’t fly in some Professor from some fancy University to justify. The way I see it, that summarizes how the most sacred institution can be reduced to a boys boys gerhs gerhs situation. Some ‘learned’, ‘successful’, ‘compassionate’, famous people campaign for something and perhaps it must be the way to go.
You see, I work in advertising. For a while now I’ve been in the thick of building advertising campaigns to favorably impact people’s perception of many products and services. It comes down to insights and knowing what makes people tick and connecting that to how your product or service advances their interest and their values. It comes down to word choice and rationales –anything can be sold if your wording, insight and communication channel selection is perfect.
It’s because of that, that so many ‘open-minded’ and ‘liberal’ people are comfortable with this sad development. It’s cool to be open-minded because it’s a characteristic of a contemporary, learned person. If you air a divergent or controversial view on someone’s sexuality, you are ‘intolerant’, and who wants to be intolerant?
If you cant accept that the ‘minority’ prefer people of the same sex, you’re stuck in the past…and who wants to be ancient? So you see, when the values we define ourselves by become the basis of arguing for something unfortunate, a cat catches our tongue and we’re caught between a bum and a hard thing.
“Eiii, me I should say that gay marriages are despicable so that it looks like I’m some misinformed, conservative, myopic religious fanatic? Please no o, what if I want to ‘bogger’ next year?”
My deepest hurt though, is in the theme, the hashtag, the banner under which this ‘victory’ is being trumpeted; #lovewins. I don’t know guys but really? Did love win? The blueprint of love that came to die on a cross that 1st Corinthians 13 speaks of, is that the love that won? How could love have won when she’s been so disfigured and perverted? How could love have won when she’s been given a new passport and social security and hidden in some ‘safe house’ dungeon?
I bet you love is sitting in chains somewhere watching the news, reading tweets and asking ”When, how, what have I won? The thing you claim I have won isn’t me. My victory would never look like that. And if I came out to say it wasn’t my victory you are celebrating, you’d call me fake and delusional.”
It’s like the girl whose picture was mistakenly used to report the sex blackmail story against Asamoah Gyan. Yes, the girl who actually did it with Gyan was called Sarah, but it’s another Sarah’s picture which was sited. I feel sorry for her. But for love, I feel so sad, being celebrated for something she intrinsically can’t be part of.
Now I’m not one to enter heated lengthy inflamed religious debates because really nothing is stronger or more stubborn than a man’s will. Heck, even God is limited by our will. If a person’s mind and will are bent on calling a perversion love, nothing I could write could change that. Because the same thing that brings gladness to the heart of someone being saved is utter rubbish to another with a different value system. So the aim of all this isn’t to change some deep-drilled position, it’s just to express my sadness.
I could go on about the sacrilege of using the rainbow as the color scheme for the movement (given its Biblical significance) and all the mocking crucifixion images online, but it’s not necessary. What is necessary is for you to recognize that it is possible to get lost in your intelligence and be led into murky waters by your very ‘contemporary’ and open-minded world view.
If our moral standpoint isn’t anchored to the unadulterated truth of Jesus, the waves of ‘equal rights’ and ‘genius thinking’ will slowly carry us into dark waters. When Kofis start romancing Kwames and the State says ‘Way to go!’, we need to halt and check where it is we’re going.
Yes there’s so many other wrongs like corruption and murder and adultery and all those. Yes gays are brothers and sisters and we’re commanded to love regardless. Yes, yes, yes to them and a dozen other valid pointers and wrongs, but does an uncorrected wrong make a new wrong any right? Can the existence of plenty sin –perhaps even graver- justify the legitimacy of some other sin?
Marriage and family are such sacred sacred institutions and our intelligence is getting in the way our allegiance to the Lamb.
Align your heart more with God’s and guard it like your life depended on it, otherwise a pipe would tear in from behind and that abhorrent pain would become pleasure to you. Peace out.
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