"Acceptance is right. Kindness is right. Love is right. I pray, right now, that we're moving into a kinder time when prejudice is overcome by understanding; when narrow-mindedness, and narrow-minded bigotry is overwhelmed by open-hearted empathy; when the pain of judgmentalism is replaced by the purity of love." Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Who would not be for kindness and love, and against prejudice and bigotry? But this is rather slippery, and it’s a sign of the times. The quote is from the entertainer Janet Jackson, who was at that moment receiving an award from a gay-rights group.
I wonder—to whom is she praying? If it is the true God, then she will not get a hearing for her plea for freedom for people to perform unnatural sex acts (is that “the purity of love”?). God has already condemned that in the Scriptures. If Dad has warned Junior not to stick his hand in the lawnmower blade when it is running—because he knows the consequences—it will do Junior no good to ask him for kindness and “open-hearted empathy” with his desire for self-destruction, because Dad loves him too much for that.
A more profound assessment of the issue comes from someone who saw these times from afar, from about seven decades ago: “We all know about Sodom nowadays… Men can be in love with men, and women with women…and make sounds and speeches, but don’t you know how quiet the streets of
There is a demon that mans the gate of
Today’s celebrities word it differently: “Acceptance is right. Kindness is right. Love is right…” But the smooth, deceptive invitation to
For a while, things would seem well in the streets of
Read between the lines of what celebrities or other public-opinion shapers gush about love and compassion. Know what is really being said and offered. Don’t fall for the phony rhetoric of “love” that is nothing more than tolerance of evil. Head for