Liberty Conservative: The Apoplectic Reaction to the Nashville Statement
Apoplectic, nearly universal condemnation was the reaction to the Nashville Statement, the dry reminder that, to Christians, homosexual acts are sinful, that two men cannot be married to one another, and that a man who thinks he is a woman is a man.
Yet when the kumbaya crowd heard these things, it was as if it were announced their cell phones were to be taken away. The by-now standard cries of “hate”, “bigotry”, “hypocrisy” were made, with many paradoxically calling the Statement “anti-Christian.”
The Statement does have debatable points, but theological niceties weren’t what triggered the credentialed Left. After all, it is no secret what the Bible actually says about sex. What galled must have been their discovery that large numbers of people still believe things like this:
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.
And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
The New York Times said “The Nashville Statement Is an Attack on L.G.B.T. Christians“. Attack?
Turns out gender dysphoria sufferers and the same-sex attracted “have disproportionately high rates of suicide and of anxiety and depression”, which is so. The NYT claims that these folks being reminded that their lusts are “objectively disordered” will cause them to kill themselves faster.
If that is so, we’re going to have to ban and burn the Bible, Old and New Testaments, lest a homosexual chance upon God saying “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Sites which give comparative translations of verses like that one are also going to have to go.
So too must we rid our shelves of Robert Gagnon’s magisterial The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics, a book which stuns in its erudition and painstaking argument, a book which leaves those who help to find even a scrap of scriptural support for aberrant sexuality with no hope.
How many LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP—and even normal—folks will go to Hell if they act on their disordered desires and do not seek forgiveness, critics of the Nashville Statement do not say. It’s a good bet that, if pressed, Statement critics would say none. The only sin they would probably recognize is the “sin” of recognizing sin.
You know where to go for the grand finale.
The editor at Liberty Conservative, Gavin Wax, asked me to contribute a few pieces, which I was most happy to do. Readers might recall that it was LC Google put over a barrel a couple of weeks back, by threatening to cut off their ads unless they removed a harmless article, but one which ran afoul of the SJWs at that once-great tech company.
It was a requirement to publish that I create an “avatar”. Its moustache, which certain homefront powers forbid, is a wish and not a reality.