Obligatory bathing suit pic: Carrie Prejean
Too often social conservatives are afraid to speak up and call sin “sin” when they see it.
I presume something like this goes through their thought process, because something like this goes through mine, too: “I don’t want to condemn pre-marital sex, or extra-marital sex, because, hell, many a few of my buddies do it, and I don’t want to alienate them. And since I don’t want to alienate them, I can’t very well single out homosexuals for criticism. Besides, I just want to get along with everybody. I want linky-love from all the cool kids out there, I want to be part of the “in crowd.” I do not want to be considered “square” (is that even a word any more?) or a religious fanatic. Who uses the word “sin” except religious fanatics? Besides, all the polls show that those under thirty are increasingly tolerant of homosexuality and bisexuality and any other form of immorality. And those dudes on “Queer Eye” seem so cool!”
“Besides, If Republicans remain the party of right and wrong, they will be condemned to be the minority party. And damn, I hate being called a bigot and a homophobe and intolerant! And gee, it is in vogue to be a “social libertarian”–who cares if society falls apart so long as all my friends think I’m cool? Oh, yeah, have I mentioned that I’m not perfect, either? And there is that old admonition, “Judge not, lest you also be judged…”
Whew. Have I touched on enough reasons to flee any discussion about homosexuality? Apparently something like this is effecting the social cons out there, because most are silent when it comes to opposing the incessant onslaught by those who seek to legitimize homosexual behavior.
If you are a social con and you have been similarly cowed into silence for these or other reasons, I have this to say: Grow a pair. Continue reading