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Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Under God's Right Arm: A Wedding Gift to Heterosexuals

By: Rev. Colson Crosslick

President Bush has given heterosexuals a glorious wedding present --- a gaily wrapped amendment to protect the sanctity of marriage. That’s why I support his decision to offer a resolution to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Christians should flock to the president’s side to protect our children from gay marriage, which the Bible clearly labels as morally repugnant and an attack on Jesus.

Do you remember Lot? Two beautiful angels landed at his house and after he fed them and sent them to bed, the men of Sodom surrounded his house and demanded: “"Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them." Lot decried this foulness and said: “No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them.” (Genesis 19).

Even way back then, Lot knew it was better to sacrifice a couple of pre-teen virgins than to indulge in the sins of homosexuality. I mean that in the respectful manner of the Bible. It's time to realize that the good old days when gays were content to be pop singers, intertior decorators, and Catholic priests are over.

Now before the politically correct among you strike, let me say right off the bat that I don’t hate gays, lesbians, transsexuals, transvestites or those buff male prostitutes you can often find trolling the byways of parks in any major city after midnight. Gays and their ilk have a right to many of the same freedoms as the rest of us normal citizens. I respect their right to have TV shows like Will & Grace and even their innate sense of fashion. But that doesn’t mean they should be allowed to get married.

There’s a powerful reason beyond the virtues of Christian belief why homosexual marriage should be banned. And that’s because gay marriage will increase the nation’s crime rate and send more of our trouble, young people to prison.

Many rational people might scoff at that notion, but part of my duties as pastor of the Pretty Good Shepherd Ministries in Ripsaw, Arkansas, is to visit troubled young men who are confined in prison or jail. What do these confused, tattooed prisoners have in common? From my own personal observations and from many outstanding studies done by religious, but non-affiliated colleges, these young men come from broken homes.

Broken homes, my friends, is the major cause of all crime – including bank robbery, murder, burglary, car theft, purse snatching, and soliciting male prostitutes (even if you claim to be just talking a midnight stroll to get rid of jet-lag). When the sanctity of marriage is attacked, the inevitable conclusion is more broken homes. How do we know this? Because we have the example from our liberal friends in Europe.

In Norway, Denmark, Holland, and other socially communist countries, the right of homosexuals to get married has been around for many years. Since same-sex marriage was legalized in these countries, the out-of-wedlock births have skyrocketed. This is because gay marriage undermines regular, normal marriages and makes heterosexuals disrespect the institution of marriage.

It’s a sad fact that few gays even take advantage of same-sex marriage even when it’s legal because it isn’t part of the “gay lifestyle” of bar hopping, Barbara Streisand movies, Broadway musicals, and hot tub orgies. It appears if gays just want to get married because heterosexuals can. It reminds me of a small, greedy child who wants to be allowed to play with the new toys and not the old, broken ones.

Many left-wingers in this country would have people believe that writing intolerance into the Constitution is bigotry. That our greatest living document should not be used as a tool for sanctioned racism. That’s nonsense! President Bush has stepped up to the forefront to support the Marriage Protection Amendment and we all know that this great president, known throughout the world for his honesty and integrity, would never steer the American people wrong.

I urge my fellow Christians to reach out to your Congressmen and Senators and tell them that you proudly support President Bush and want to add prejudice to the U.S. Constitution.

(The Rev. Colson Crosslick is pastor of the Pretty Good Shepherd Church in Ripsaw, Arkansas. In the past, he has called for a boycott of all Nathan Lane movies. He also writes the regularly appearing column Under God's Right Arm for DaRK PaRTY.)

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Blogger Steve said...
Why does a gay person getting married threaten you? No one is forcing you to marry them in your church. your deffinition of a Christian marriage has not changed. A gay couple will be married under someone elses deffintion and then given the same rights under the law.

If another denomination is ok with gay marriage and says that by their deffintion these two are married this dosen't change your marriage at all.

And, i'm sorry but, your connection of gay marriage and and more out of wedlock babies being born is false. There are more babies being born out of wedlock everywhere. Not just the three socialist DEMOCROCIES (as in chosen by the people) you mentioned.

I agree that most troubled youth have come from troubled homes, but this doesn't connect with any of your arguments about homosexuality.

One more point. If you think that George Bush is respected throught the world for his honesty and integrity, you should do an internet search as to "George Bush" and "public opinion". you will find that even in America he hsa the loest approval rating of any president in the history of the United States. he has freely lied to the people he was elected by, and vast number of Christians support him simply because he says he is a Christian. Look at his actions.


Blogger GFS3 said...
Hi Steve:
The Rev. Crosslick here. Thank you for reading my column although it pains me to inform you that you will be going to hell.

You also are a traitor to your country by using such foul words to describe this nation's greatest asset -- George W. Bush.

May I suggest that people who support the downfall of regular, normal marriage and hate our president should move to a place that supports those evil endeavors? A place like Denmark for example.

Thanks for reading and get yourself to a church, young man!
Under God's Right Arm,

Blogger Steve said...
hi Coloson,

This is Steve. I already do live in Canada, quite happily. You do know that if all the people who disapproved of George Bush were forced to leave the U.S. you'd loose half your population, right?

Please don't generalize me to fit into your camp of righteous or evil doer, thanks. I have to say that I think it is quite funny that you think you are omnipotent enough to know that I am going to hell. I do attend church, thanks, (I grew up in a Christian home and a Christian school. I know the Bible very well) and I live my life according to what I believe is righteous. Just as you do.

I was not debating the rights or wrongs of homosexuality (I know there is no debate on the subject with you). I was defending homosexual’s right to a civil union and I was defending the right of all people to choose the way they want to live. In the Bible God gave us that choice when he created us. He gave us a free will to choose to eat of the tree of good and evil.

Do you think God has any trouble with forgiving other persons sins as easily as he forgives yours? Or are you completely righteous like Jesus? The only people that he lost his temper with were the religious right. He rejected the Sadducees that condemned the people for their sins. Jesus comforted, accepted and forgave their sins. (You are a pastor. I know you know the stories well.) You might want to think about comforting, accepting (not peoples life styles, but the people) and trying to show the light of CHRISTianity that way. You might turn more hearts and souls that way instead of telling people they are going to hell.

Good luck with your ministry,


Blogger GFS3 said...
Hi Steve:
The good reverend here again.

You asked a very important question for someone who can't spell "lose" -- Do I think I'm as righteous as Jesus? The answer, of course, is yes.

I do God's work in the name of Jesus H. Christ (not many people know this, but the "H" stands for Hubba).

You claim -- like many lying liberals -- that you read the Bible, yet at the same time you defend the right of homosexuals to engage in homosexual behavior -- which is condemned in the Bible many, many times.

In fact, the Bible says that being a Turd Burgler is worse than stealing another man's sheep. And sheep stealing was considered a high crime back in 1776 when the Bible was written.

I also urge you to stop insulting our president! George W. Bush is one of the most respected leaders in the world because most world leaders recognize the logic of starting a war to establish everlasting peace. It takes a deep mind to think up foreign policy as complicated as that! So give the man a clap on the back -- not a punch to the jaw!

Keep reading Under God's Right Arm and you'll learn a thing or two, young man!
Yours in God,

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This post is to address something I read on your blog (Colson Crosslick). Normally I do not take the time to write something to someone like you but I found it hard to pass this up. I have never met anyone, especially in the Christian realm that is so self proclaimed. Talk about tooting your own horn. "I am the leading intellectual" As a pastor and Christian I would think taking a posture of a little more humility would be more appropriate. Please take a step back and try to look at how you sound in all of this. My first impression was that you must be some kind of nut. No one, Christian or Non-believer would refer to themselves in this manner.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It's disappointing to me that commoner like yourself can't appreciate how God has blessed me.

I call myself a Christian intellectual not to brag, but because it is a fact. I have an extremely high IQ and my insight has been called uncanny by many, many people. When I say this I am being humble.

If you want to be a better person then you should stop insulting men of God on the Internet.

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