Tolerance for Everything (Except God)

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The word of the day is: tolerance.

Everyday I wake up and I’m told I’m supposed to be tolerant of values and behaviors I feel are not only bad for the long term health of our society, but some that run headfirst into my faith. Beliefs which clash with my beliefs. It reminds me of when I have to discipline my son by shutting down some of his fun – I’m always the bad guy.

Why are the people screaming about tolerance night and day some of the most intolerant folks involved in the discussion? Why am I not allowed to believe in the fundamental principles of my faith? Where is the tolerance? Here’s one: Let’s talk about the Elephant in the room: Gay. Homosexuality. Why are we as conservatives afraid to talk about this?

Most people know my view on homosexuality… I don’t much care for it. Not saying that everyone that practices it is a bad person, I just don’t care for their actions. This is a statement, stance and philosophy which is NORMAL, with no hate involved. It’s just how I feel. Some background on the evolution of homosexuality in America:

While being gay has been around forever, (here I go) it’s not a normal thing for a man to look upon another man with lust in his eyes. Acceptance is one thing, but to label it as normal is where things begin to go south. A little background.

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  • I fight for and against many social issues. I am widely hated for many of those efforts and silently thanked.

    The dynamic of “intolerance” has quieted so many good voices of God’s people. What’s even worse than that; it is no silencing our children.

    Placing the Bible values and commands upon the “Tolerance Hate (Intolerance)” continuum is a fundamental error, but a tactic of the dark. The “issues” don’t even belong there by any stretch. Rather, they are born to the “right or wrong” commands of God. And we all know, right vs. wrong is cryptonite to the ME philosophy. The “ME” = Not God!!

    In my work and activism, I’m actually told to “be more tolerant of the sex-offenders.”

  • I totally agree. It takes a MAN and a WOMAN to reproduce.

    So while it (apparently) is possible to have an intimate relationship with somebody of the same sex, it can never be a MARRIAGE,
    I have no problem with the fact – but call it a domestic partnership.

    It is NOT a MARRIAGE! And it never will be. You can pass a law requiring to call a tulip a rose, but it is just stupid, it remains a tulip.

  • Sharon Byerly

    Thank you, “Joe the Plumber”, for indeed voicing our feelings and beliefs. We stand with God. It is He who says marriage is for one man and one woman and homosexuality is a sin. Would that everyone would care to read the Book and not insist on each going his own way! We all need to pray for the homosexual community and for our country,

  • Most Christians don’t treat marriage for the sacrament that it is. If the majority of Christians lived marriage as the sacrament it is, and meant to be, then the homosexuals would want no part of it. Most of our culture is Christian, yet the majority treat marriage as a partnership that can be ended at any time for any reason and started up with another partner, the procreation of children is hardly a part of marriage, the raising of children is pawned off onto the local public school, and the God (Spiritual and Church) part of the marriage covenant is forgotten. No wonder homosexuals feel they can participate in what our culture considers marriage. Christians need to wake up and live their faith and things will change. They could start by humbling listening to the Church that Christ gave us instead of the latest twist on Christianity by the more than 30,000 invented choices they have to choose from now.

    • ben repta

      Good and interesting points. I agree with you except the part about listening to the church.
      Question: Where in the whole Bible did you find that we have to listen to the church?

      • Kelly Miller

        1 Tim 3:15

  • Many that support gay marriage are loving them straight into hell. It goes against Gods natural order. How many of the supporters would support a murderer, a rapist or an adulterer, All sins like homosexuality. Gays suffer from their sexual sin and the sin of pride.

  • AMEN! I’m getting sick and tired of us being labeled as evil bigots full of hate when we refuse to go along with what God says is WRONG! And all of the ones screaming for us to tolerate their views while they wanna condemn us for ours need to look in the mirror while they call us bigots and haters! If we’re bigots,then so are they!

  • Pray for these people and all people…their is none good, no not one…is what the Word of God says. Jesus is coming soon, be ready.

  • I have 46 year of Marriage under my belt.If God had not been in the picture throughout my marriage the marriage would have been long gone years ago because of the similar turmoil that happens in most marriages.God lessens the turmoil and you can stay on the marriage road your entire life.This is what marriage is meant to be.The good with the bad and ugly and keep driving forward.Think hard on this one.3For life,not when you think it is time to quit.

  • DAN

    SAM SEX MARRIAGES JUST SICK

  • classicsforever

    “Gay”??? Where did this term come from anyway? The word “gay” means happy and carefree. Homosexuals have a high rate of alcoholism and drug addiction. That’s gay? They have a high rate of suicide. Happy and carefree? Homosexuals are usually assaulted or murdered by OTHER HOMOSEXUALS. That’s something to be gay about? Their life expectancy is much shorter than other people. I think I’ve made my point. There’s nothing gay about homosexuality!!!

    I never tolerate anything that a holy God says is sin and an abomination to Him. The first chapter of Romans gives us the downward slide and eventual collapse of any society, nation or empire that has rejected God’s Word. Sodomy appears when conditions have become so corrupt that God will turn away. This is where America now stands…at the edge of God’s rejection.

    We need men of God who will preach God’s Word in all of it’s fullness and with great boldness! America needs REVIVAL more than anything else!

  • Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

  • Same sex marriage is no different than saying the government will now allow all counterfeit money to be legal tender for all debts public and private. When anyone can print money it will destroy the economy and when anyone can marry in any situation it will destroy everything.

  • Greatful

    If this is going to be the law of the land, why should there be marriage at all. It pretty much eliminates the need for the legality of it. Since God has stated that adultry or same sex marriage is an abomination do you really think that He, as our creator, would create a person to be a homosexual ? All of the homosexuals that I know had life changing experiences in their background. I do not have any hatred towards them, in fact I have the same personal feeling towards them as I would with any other person. I just don’t think that those who desire to have this looked at as Ok should not force those who do not feel the same to have to agree.

  • Bubala17

    I don’t believe homosexuals should get married. It goes against the bible.
    My youngest brother was gay and has been gone many years now. There was no talk about gays being married 20 yrs ago, but if he would have wanted to be married to another man, I would have had a long talk with him. He was a very religious person and believed in the bible – also was a minister and talented in so many ways and was a social worker who worked with people who were on deaths bed. I still ask myself – if he believed in the bible, why did he die of aids? He could have done so much good here on earth if he hadn’t lived the life that he lived. Surely he knew it was wrong. Yes I loved him and I was close to him, but I wished I would have had the time to talk to him about this. He lived in another state because he didn’t want my parents to know, but of course they found out when he got sick. He was a person who could have helped so many people if he wouldn’t have been gay.
    Personally, I think if our government spent money on anything, they should try to find out why this happens because I believe people are born this way.

    • classicsforever

      It’s certainly sad to know about your brother. However, people are not born that way. It is a choice. Otherwise, a just God would never condemn them for being homosexual. The same can be said for those who commit adultery. A man or woman may say they were “born that way” and can’t help it. Again, it’s a choice and God still says in the Bible that adultery is sin.

      There are many good, decent and faithful church members who are not saved. They’ve never had a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If your brother knew the Bible as you say he did, there is hope that he repented of his ways. God is merciful to the lost sinner and to one of His children that has gone astray. This should bring you comfort.

      • Bubala17

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        I totally disagree with you about gay people making a choice to be gay. Adultery is completely a different thing. There are many quirks that happen during the time a baby is being formed. You are right that a just God would never condemn them for being homosexual and I believe that my brother was forgiven for his way of living because I believe that he had no choice in the way he was born. God is merciful and maybe he will even forgive you!
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        classicsforever
        It’s certainly sad to know about your brother. However, people are not born that way. It is a choice. Otherwise, a just God would never condemn them for being homosexual. The same can be said for those who commit adultery. A man or woman may say they were “born that way” and can’t help it. Again, it’s a choice and God still says in the Bible that adultery is sin.
        There are many good, decent and faithful church members who are not saved. They’ve never had a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If your brother knew the Bible as you say he did, there is hope that he repented of his ways. God is merciful to the lost sinner and to one of His children that has gone astray. This should bring you comfort.
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        • classicsforever

          Friend, you need to become familiar with what the Word of God says. That’s all that matters. Sin is sin. The Bible, in both Old and New Testaments, condemns sodomy and those who practice it. There are no excuses – none. This may seem harsh to you. However, that’s what God’s Word says. Sure, I could try to smooth it over and make it appear nice and pleasant. Many preachers want to be popular, so that’s what they do. I will not compromise the Bible. You may disagree with me all you want to. Go ahead. Just don’t disagree with God.

          That said, I say again that your brother may have been forgiven. Very possibly so. If he was, it was ONLY because he asked the Lord for forgiveness.