That NEW Adage

A pressure-relief valve about God, and just about everything else.

Are We Who WE Say We Are, or Who GOD Says We Are?

I’m just saying…

This is not to be insensitive to those who are gay, but can a Christian pleeeeze be allowed by you to rightly, sincerely practice his faith?!? Would you, who strive so ardently to exercise your rights, seek to deprive someone like me from expressing mine?

I was just watching Rachel Maddow — an openly lesbian show host — lambasting, or just basting — Obama for daring to align himself, however tenuously, with “controversial, immoderate, Falwellian” pastor, Rick Warren. “He believes in a LITERAL interpretation of the Bible! He believes in Creationism!! He’s an extremist bigot! (just like all the rest of those Christians!)”

Warren has done such abominable things as uphold the Christian sanctity of marriage and compare abortion to the Holocaust!!! What horror. How dare a Christian PASTOR, allied to the word of God, actually uphold what that Author prescribed and proscribed!

They have (gay organizations) been up in arms since election day about Proposition 8, and have been angry with black folk for voting against it. In essence:

“We voted for your thing (Obama), so we expected you to quid us pro quo on our thing (the right to change the God-invented definition of marriage from one that can actually PRODUCE MORE HUMAN BEINGS to one that makes us feel good on the inside).”

Hmmm… Funny how they are cool with that exchange, but on fire about Blagojevich…

The left have been just as angry at Obama in the last few weeks as the right. Maybe he IS going to shake it up.

He says he is a Christian, the President-elect, and as such shouldn’t he be allowed to practice his faith? I mean, regardless of his job, a man can not — and by law MUST not — cast his faith out the door, be it Christianity, Hedonism, Islam, or Atheism! And the bottom line is that any plain, honest, and un-convoluted understanding of Christianity says that certain behaviors are wrong.

And gays, being the sensitive and caring people that they are would not, I KNOW, ask someone to change the way he thinks in his own mind and heart just to have him say “I am of the opinion that whatever you do is fine, and I will assent that opinion with my vote.” I know that the warm and loving gay community would not force a man to — in that man’s mind — sin willfully, stage a mutiny, against the Captain of his very soul just so they can engage in sexual intercourse in whatever way they are lead.

I am not insensitive to the desires of the human heart. I know those words will not lessen the anger of any gay person who will read them, but I mean them. Of course I know people who are gay, and who are in agony. I have family members who feel sexually attracted to the same sex. And I love them. I am not, by that same Christian edict, permitted to cast a soul into loveless oblivion because I disagree with their way of life. But my arm will not be twisted to make me say that what I, I, believe to be wrong is now right. I think I am, doggone it, mature enough to disagree with a behavior and still like a person! Goodness!

Just as I know that you, gay community, do not dare suggest that you HATE those with whom YOU disagree. “Hate.” Ever throw that word around? Can we just stop tossing gasoline on a fire and quit using such an extreme word for a difference of durn opinion?!? You guys have the whole nation punked! Scared poopless. It is almost admirable!

Obama claims to believe the Bible. As such, he will be allowed by the gay community — I KNOW — to believe that way in his heart. “Thought Police?” Ever used that term, Maddow?

In my opinion, you can do whatever you do. You can drink till you pickle yourself, take every drug known to man, hook up with prostitutes, lay up with men or women, wear long dresses or short skirts, dreads or braids, or smoke Camels — you can pinch my nose, tie my arms and feet and pour the Kool-Aid down my throat — but you can’t make me like it!

Man ain’t even got a toothbrush in the White House yet, and he’s gettin’ killed on every side!

This is, though, the other side of the coin of this momentous election: While it is great that this country has taken so great a step, certain groups of people were dancing in the streets because they thought — or knew — that the lid was off that girl’s box and anything is about to go!

December 19, 2008 - Posted by | Abortion, Barack Obama, Christian Life, Christianity, Civil Rights, Culture, Current Events, Evangelicals, Faith, Gay Rights, Morality, Obama, Political Correctness, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Prop 8, Rachel Maddow, Religion, Rick Warren


  1. This is such a good post. In some major hospitals homosexuality used to be considered an illness to be treated until the 1990s. But then this gay rights stuff destroyed that healthy approach. Pushing people with a certain illness to increase their illness by plunging into it is considered today in the case of homosexuality as equal to defending their rights. On the contrary, that’s to force them to live with a really bad illness all their lives as well as to destroy their spiritual, religious potential by alienating them from religion in that they know religion considers homosexuality sinful.

    This is all a major part of the crusade of secular humanism against religion, especially Abrahamic monotheism. This is not against religious people themselves. This is against God. Its purpose is to send God even farther away from the earth. What they don’t know is God never went away from the earth on account of the Enlightenment or of anything else. He has always been with us, governing our universe and our earth in ways we cannot comprehend.

    Mehmed Mustafa Hamdi
    Istanbul, Turkey

    Thank you, Mehmed. I too remember when homosexuality was considered a mental issue. I read where psychiatrists were basically bullied into changing the definition back in the seventies.

    Comment by Mehmed Mustafa Hamdi | December 19, 2008 | Reply

  2. i think people are clearly ignoring obama’s attempt to unite everyone. even those who disagree with his stance on social issues.

    Many people don’t want peace. They want their side to win, whatever the position.

    Comment by mf | December 19, 2008 | Reply

  3. Another great post, Derrick!
    A lot of gays seem to believe that if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, you’re “hateful” towards them.

    I also agree that Obama can’t win — the Religous Right hate him, and the liberals hate him. He can do NO right — but did you get wind of Bush’s revelation that he “doesn’t take the bible literally”, and how it rocked the evangelical world? I’m sorry, but I’m beginning to think we’re the “silly rabbit” in the Trix cereal commercial. Knowing what we all know of the Bush years (daddy included), how did he get the title of “Christ-like President”. Seriously, did I miss the memo? Oh…I forgot, he’s against abortion. I keep forgetting that.

    We’re so easily tricked by “religious speak”, and while we say we believe in the redemptive power of Christ, we obviously think it only reaches down to those who are…close to being like “us”, whatever that means. Bush and McCain are close, because they don’t support the killing of babies. That’s the yardstick. We can blow up men, women AND babies, over some oil (with a little waterboarding in the mix)…. with the president’s knowledge and consent.

    Christ can’t take a man, who may have a heart to do what he believes is “right”, as far as he understands “rightness”, and work with him and thru him. No, He’s not that great of a God.

    *sigh* It gets hard, sometimes.

    Tracey, you have a way of saying with five words what it takes me a hundred to say! I ‘gree with every word!

    Comment by anappygirl | December 19, 2008 | Reply

  4. You know, I’m not a big fan of Obama, but I have to say that he’s doing a great job in the transition.

    One reason I think that is that he’s getting hammered from the Right and the Left, both screaming that he’s doing it all wrong. When every political hack is gunning for you, yet you’re still standing up with class and grace, you must be doing something right.

    Thanks, Wickle. Yeah, it looks like he’s trying to be bi-partisan, and I admire that.

    Comment by wickle | December 19, 2008 | Reply

  5. I agree with you, Derrick! Great post.

    All I can say is…it’s going to be VERY interesting to see how things are going to turn out during Obama’s presidency.

    Hey, Erin! Thanks. Yes… veddy intedesting.

    Comment by Erin | December 20, 2008 | Reply

  6. So does that now mean that I can disagree with Obama without being called a racist?? I’m just sayin …

    Comment by Anonny-Mouse | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  7. Sure you can! I disagree with him, and I”M not a racist! You can even say your real name.

    What issues do you have? ARE you racist?

    Comment by maxdaddy | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  8. Great post! I really enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work. I’ve just started a new blog that will be highlighting the dangers of the secular progressive movement (pro-gay “rights”, pro-abortion, anti-religious freedoms, etc). Unfortunately, most Christians still don’t know what’s going on out there and the mainstream media certainly isn’t covering it.

    We’re looking to build a solid group of social conservatives who’ll frequent our site regularly and contribute to some good discussions. I hope you’ll check us out!

    If you’ll add us to your blogroll we’ll gladly add you to ours. Just drop us a comment over at our blog so that we’ll know to add you. Our blog is at


    Comment by cschande | January 2, 2009 | Reply

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