February 24, 2017
Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
Publisher, CRTX News
Should a person be granted special minority status because of the deviant sexual behavior in which he or she participates?
Many politicians applaud the actions of the homosexual political movement, the LGBT, and seek its support.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble and dry grass collapses into the flame, so their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 5:20,24)
The wicked homosexual political movement has been working for decades to make “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” a protected class in order to gain minority status for those who participate in deviant sexual behavior. This has been supported by the godless, Marxist Democrat party in its national party platform and by its candidates. The purpose of gaining minority status is to use the power of law to force individuals, schools, churches, businesses, private organizations and civil government to accept, affirm and celebrate those who participate in perverted sexual behavior. This provides homosexuals and other sexually debauched individuals with a veneer of legitimacy which they so deeply desire.
No one should be considered a minority, deserving of preferential treatment, because of sexual orientation, gender identity or sexual acts in which they engage. Take this thought process to its natural progression; what would prevent some activist judge from ruling that those who practice prostitution, transvestitism, pedophilia or bestiality are part of this class deserving of special protection because of their sexual orientation? A moral wrong doesn’t make a civil right.
Many federal court rulings have attempted to define what constitutes a minority. The rulings include: 1) whether the group of people displays a readily-recognizable, “obvious, immutable, or distinguishing characteristic” that defines it as a minority, and 2) whether the impacted group is “saddled with such disabilities, or subjected to such a history of purposeful unequal treatment, or relegated to such a position of political powerlessness as to command extraordinary protection.”
Homosexuals fail to constitute a minority class on both points. Homosexuality is a chosen behavior which can be changed. Homosexuals by and large have very high per capita incomes and wield significant political influence.
Every American possesses equal rights under the constitution, but not because of their chosen behavior patterns. You have a First Amendment right to disapprove of the evil actions of immoral individuals and to refuse to associate with them for that reason.
Business owners should have the right to fire a person if he acts immorally or promotes activities which the owner deems inappropriate and morally wrong. I am not going to tell you that if a male employee were to cross dress as a woman, then the owner or executive of the business should have the right to discipline him for his behavior and fire him. You can decide that for yourself.
If the homosexual movement has its way, then a school teacher could show up in full drag at grade school and the principal would be required to tolerate this. Churches, schools and businesses would be forced to hire homosexuals and so called “transgendered”, even if doing so violated their moral standards.
We do have a constitutional right of freedom of religion. Religious beliefs determine the conduct of which people approve and disapprove. The godless members of the homosexual political movement want to destroy the religious liberty of Christians and of anyone else who opposes them. They want to create moral anarchy in our society.
The goal of the homosexual movement is to obtain respectability for an activity that most Americans consider abhorrent, the practice of sodomy. Since homosexuals cannot reproduce, the only way that they can add to their numbers is through recruitment. Being granted special minority status would cloak them with a respectability that would permit them to freely proselytize their lifestyle to others, particularly children, with impunity.
Homosexuals know that their actions are sinful and violate the commandment of God, just as rapists, thieves, adulterers, murderers and pornographers know that their actions are evil. They are weighed down with the guilt of their sin. Instead of seeking forgiveness and repenting of their sin, they attempt to relieve their guilt by forcing others to tell them that their actions are good and respectable. They seek to pervert others. Misery loves company. This is why the members of the homosexual movement want to teach children in the schools, starting in kindergarten, that homosexuality is normal and acceptable. The new homosexual public school curriculum is called “Welcoming School,” http://mnchildprotectionleague.com/2014/welcoming-schools/beware-the-safe-schools-bullying-law-and-its-dangerous-companion/. This curriculum enables the homosexuals to more easily recruit your children and grandchildren into the homosexual lifestyle.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. Professing to be wise, they became fools. Therefore, God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For this reason, God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” (Romans 1:18-32)
In order to stop the slide of our nation into Sodom and Gomorrah, we must boldly proclaim God’s biblical truths and standards, and practice them ourselves. We must be salt and light in the public square, boldly proclaiming the salvation found in Jesus Christ and declaring His freedom to those who are held captive in their sins.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)