By Wes Walker / 20 May 2014
I graduated high school in 1965. I was in the Marine Corps Oct 1, 1966. Viet Nam March of ’67 to April ’68. I missed much of the demonstrations going on as we were being shot at. Yet I still heard much of the rhetoric of the time and one phrase stands out from all the rest, “I’m tired of Christians shoving their religion down my throat”. Sometimes they would use the word “morals”. Have you ever heard anyone use a phrase like that?
Apparently those times have been lost on a certain group of people. Over the years they have grown bolder and bolder with their demonstrations, political activism and parades. They are a people who chose and lifestyle that all cultures have rejected as unwholesome and wrong. Some cultures have gone so far as to execute anyone who chooses this lifestyle and practices the same. As a result they have used every platform imaginable to “shove” their message, and lifestyle down all our throats, and shamed governments into giving them special rights, even those that will label this writing as “hate speech.” According to them, anything you say against them is “hate speech.”
In more recent years this group of people (about 1% of the population) have cried, screamed and hollered to force everyone else to accept their relationships as the same as one man and one woman marriage. Now the political Left is using this as another divisive weapon to further set citizens against each other. They are promoting discord, not peace.
Lets strip away the façade and have an honest discussion. First of all the chosen lifestyle is homosexual not “gay”. It is still a term in dictionaries, encyclopedias and medical books. It is unacceptable to allow any group of people to hijack acceptable English words and transforming them into a definition of their own just because they hate the word that describes them. “Gay” means happy; light-hearted. That describes most people I know. Non of the have chosen the homosexual lifestyle. Misusing the English language is one of the reasons our nations literacy is declining in record forces. If you have to change the English language in order to get others to accept you, then you have a serious problem with that chosen lifestyle. There are too many groups of people who have worked so hard at rewriting our language in an attempt to make people accept them, or to create their own version of the English language (i.e., “Street Language”).
Second, forcing their chosen lifestyle down the throats of the rest of the people is the exact act they have always complained about. Someone will label this article as hate speech, only because I have used the word homosexual. This word is in every dictionary, encyclopedias and medical books. This small group of people has used multiple forces to eradicate this word from society. As a result, other groups have started using this same “playbook” to get their group of people the same acceptance. Have you ever heard of Muslims and their Sharia Law?
I am one citizen who is tired and being forced to be tolerant. Throughout my business experience, as well as many other venues of my life, I worked with many people who I knew to be homosexual. I fact, one of those people was one of my best friends. He never made it an issue, and neither did I. When he was very sick and dying, he asked me to pray for him and I was honored to oblige. To this day I miss him.
I don’t hate people. I learned a long time ago to separate people from what they do. I can love any person while hating what they do. Anyone can change what they do without changing who they are. I learned this primarily through God’s Word, the Bible and my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I have many times loved addicts of all description, while hating their addictions. People are to be loved and respected. Just because I hate their life choices does not mean I hate them.
If you’re honest enough, you will agree that you practice the same conduct. Your children can do things you do not like, or might even hate, but you still love them. Love doesn’t change (or shouldn’t), conduct can, and does. This myopic view of judging people by their conduct is not of God, but has its roots in cultural origins. It has to be taught, because no one is born with such attitudes.
Stop forcing me to accept something I know to be wrong. You chose a lifestyle, and then you have chosen the results of that lifestyle. I agree that any form of prejudice is wrong. So, stop your prejudice toward me because I do not choose to accept your choices. Stop labeling me with your pseudo political correctness. Stop making me accept your relationships as equal to what I know to be God’s perfect will for marriage. One man, one woman.