While some are predictably making the most politically of Senator Larry Craig’s arrest for soliciting homosexual acts, others are just as predictably using it as a vehicle to further legitimize an immoral and unhealthy lifestyle.
They view his case as a prime example of hypocrisy — a man who furtively engaged in same-sex liaisons while consistently opposing gay-rights measures as a politician.
“He may very well not think of himself as being gay, and these are just urges that he has,” said Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. “It’s the tragedy of homophobia. People create these walls that separate themselves from who they really are.”
While it may be a case of hypocrisy, maybe it’s also a case of a man who knows right from wrong, doesn’t try to deny that homosexual behavior is wrong…but at the same time has a hard time with the temptation of this sin (do you have a hard time with anger, gossip, jealousy, envy, cursing, lying, gambling, drinking, etc.?).
Craig may be acting hypocritically…or maybe he’s trying to do the right thing in his job, but has difficulty fighting the temptation personally. If anything, he probably knows more than many the pitfalls of homosexual behavior…and why society shouldn’t be encouraging people to engage in it.
If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’ll understand this scenario: have you ever told your child not to do a certain thing, only to find yourself doing that same thing at some point? Does that mean you should tell little Johnny: “Johnny, I’ve been hypocritical. You should just go ahead and be yourself and use profanity. If you feel the need to lie to me, then you have to go with what feels right for you. If you feel the urge to sniff glue or take drugs, then you need to be yourself. For that matter, Johnny, when you get the urge to pull a cat’s tail or even set it on fire, you just need to be yourself. Don’t deny who you are.”
Now does that make sense? So why does it make sense when homosexual activists say people should just give in to their lusts and do whatever strikes them as exciting?
Animals act on their impulses; they have no mind with which to think, reason, and make informed choices, and they have no eternal soul that’s accountable to a Higher Authority. People have none of these excuses. Yes, we all fail; we’re all fallen sinners, after all. But we all have the responsibility to strive to do the right thing.
And if we truly loved those around us, we’d encourage them toward the better choice, the higher road, instead of patting them on the back and encouraging them to wallow in the mire of base human lusts with the excuse of “just be yourself.”
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