Over the weekend, I posted a link on Facebook to an article of interest to social conservatives. According to Gallup, the percentage of those supporting abortion on demand has dropped to record lows. To introduce the article, I typed this small blurb: “If people vote morality as the number one issue, America’s looking at an Administration change in November.” A couple of people clicked “Like,” hundreds of others ignored my post or thought to themselves politely, “Here Bryan goes again,” and one typed the following response, “I disagree with that statement. People interpret morality differently. President Obama actually embodies my moral priorities more than any of the opposing candidates.” And now I write about confronting liberalism.
In my humble opinion, the philosophy “people interpret morality differently” reeks of relativism, but instead of responding in that manner I countered with, “You’ve got to be kidding me…..He’s the most pro-abortion candidate of all time. He supports homosexual marriage. And according to a 2004 interview, he defines sin as ‘being out of alignment with his own values.’ God sets the standards for what is and is not sin…” And a bit later I added, “And lastly, our President made the following statement in a speech recently, ‘You’re the tie-breaker You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.’ Have any guesses who he said that to? Hollywood celebrities dining at a $40,000 per plate fundraiser. We want Hollywood to dictate the direction of this Country? If so, may God have mercy on our souls.”
Let’s take a look at the definition of arbiter. First, it’s a person empowered to decide matters at issue; judge; umpire. Secondly, it’s a person who has the sole or absolute power of judging or determining. I find it difficult to turn over the reigns to Hollywood celebrities in hopes that they hold the key to a brighter future for America. Erika Johnsen from Hotair.com writes, “These wealthy Hollywood types seem to dearly love their Occupy-solidarity and their “war on women” and their extreme environmentalism, issues about which most Americans don’t care at all.” If Hollywood only understood the dangerous path our President hopes to drag America down, but instead of investigating the direful outcome of a socialist nation, they sit around banquet tables toasting their “make believe” clout over the average American citizen.
Lastly, these supposed morals our President espouses wanders greatly from the Word of God. Remember the day that Mr. Obama announced a press conference to herald his “evolving” view on same sex marriage? Do you recall how he consulted with his wife and kids about his decision? I found that odd at the time, especially involving his girls in such a controversial matter. A short time later, that huddled family conference made more sense. I stumbled across an article in which the First Family shared some personal insights about their television viewing. Mrs. Obama and the girls describe themselves as “Card Carrying Modern Family” addicts. That’s quite possibly where the girls adopted their positive opinion of homosexual marriage.
Focus on the Family shares the following on “Plugged In,” a Christian’s guide to all things media. Mitchell and Cameron (gay cohabitants and parents of a child on the show), then, are now just part of the landscape. And that says a lot not just about how TV has changed, but also how it—by presenting shows like Modern Family—has helped normalize homosexuality. What the Bible clearly defines as sin, our society chooses to call an alternative lifestyle. Those who embrace this lie, slap God squarely on the face.
Commissioning the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker to shoulder the responsibility of deciding America’s course frightens me. Tree hugging and saving the endangered Swamp Shrew won’t right America’s ship. Focusing on God and the principles of our Founders’ holds the key to our Country’s greatness, not $40,000 dollar plates in the home of a star from “Sex and the City.”