A judge in Australia has been reprimanded because he dared state what many have been thinking as we watch the progression of sexual sin in the world. He was temporarily suspended for suggesting that modern juries may be coming to the point where they could not see a problem with incest.
He cited the fact that in the 1950s a jury would have found it "...unnatural for a man to be interested in another man... Those things have gone."
He observed that the reason for incest laws was to prevent genetic abnormalities in children born to close relatives. The ease of contraception and abortion has eliminated this concern, he reasoned.
Because we are ignoring God`s clear abhorrence for sexual perversion, the situation is getting more chaotic. In Houston, Texas, the lesbian mayor signed a law allowing "transgenders" to use whichever bathroom they wish. Some schools are also wrestling with this confusion.
This year the Southern Baptist Convention was forced to make a clear statement because a pastor at an SBC-member church performed a same sex marriage for his son. They resolved that God`s design for gender did not include a "third way."
Many other groups are watching the success of the homosexual steam roller, hoping to duplicate the public acceptance of their perversion. In Brooklyn, a 15-apartment complex dedicated to "polyamory" is almost full, says Leon Feingold, co-president of Open Love NY. In contrast to polygamy, (one man, many wives), polyamory is defined as "participation in multiple and simultaneous loving or sexual relationships."
The North American Man-Boy-Love Association web site continues to advocate for the elimination of the age-of-consent laws allowing adult sexual predators legal access to children.
Many colleges and universities from Bowdoin to Vanderbilt have instituted "non-discrimination" policies telling Christian campus clubs that they cannot bar homosexuals from leadership. While all sinners are welcome to attend meetings, leaders cannot be required to sign a pledge to abstain from unbiblical behavior.
Some voices of sanity are beginning to be heard. The British Royal College of Psychiatrists has come out with a statement that there is no proof that people are born homosexual. This undercuts the laws in some states against "reparative therapy" where professional counselors are forbidden to counsel anyone underage wishing help in converting to a normal lifestyle.
The "born-that-way" mantra of homosexuals was again called into question by a recent report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Citing a comprehensive scientific study of 400 homosexual men "...the researchers concluded that homosexuality cannot be traced to specific genes."
While scientists still maintain that genetics can be a factor, they admit that: "Environmental factors, such as the absence of a father or an unhealthy domestic upbringing, might play significant roles."
Studies of this sort help bring the discussion back to the biblical viewpoint, that homosexual behavior is a choice. While many "evangelicals" have bought the idea of a homosexual "orientation" which presumes born-that-way, other explanations are surfacing.
One study indicated that an overwhelming majority of those so "oriented" were molested as children.
This tends to support the view presented in the Chick tract, Home Alone, that demonic involvement is introduced early on. Bible believers must continue to present God`s word on the subject: perversion of sexual activity outside His original plan of man and wife is sin. God, through Christ, provided a remedy for all sin, no matter how tenacious its hold on a person.
Further information on reaching those involved in this sin can be found in the book, Hot Topics, along with other subjects such as pornography, Islam, persecution, Israel and demonism.