Can anyone blame me for being "gay" (that is: merry in the Spirit) at times?
Notice that the title of this piece is not "Giddy for God" - and the traditional import of the word gay should be taken with allusion to occasionally being innocently yippie-skippie carefree, but by no means meant to neutralize nor contradict the Biblical imperatives:
Romans 12:3 For by the grace given to me I bid every one among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith which God has assigned him.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
Ephesians 5:4 Let there be no filthiness, nor silly talk, nor levity, which are not fitting; but instead let there be thanksgiving.
First Thessalonians 5:6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
First Thessalonians 5:8 But, being that we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
First Timothy 3:8 Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for gain
First Timothy 3:11 The women likewise must be serious, no slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things.
Titus 2:2 Bid the older men be temperate, serious, sensible, sound in faith, in love, and in continuity.
Titus 2:12 ...training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world...
First Peter 1:13 Therefore clothe your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
First Peter 4:7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers.
First Peter 5:8 Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.
One of the definitions of "to marry" in my Webster's dictionary, but only one of them, is: "to unite." As can readily be inferred, whatever is united to what, is not specified.
One of the definitions of "marriage" in my Webster's dictionary, but only one of them, is: "any intimate union." Non-specified is what is closely joined or intimately together.
I do recall from my high-school or collegiate English literature class the excerpt from what I think I remember of Shakespeare: "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments."
Apparently, the master poet preferred a group of one or more persons with a proclivity for truthfulness to remain inseparably intellectually integrated without imposition of pollutive distractions nor off-on-a-tangent diversions.
Recently, five of the nine non-elected judges of and on the American High Court adjudicated the proposition that same-gender [please, avoid substituting the incorrect term: "sex"] couples can "legally" [as alterably fluid as that is] consider themselves, and be considered, "married."
As will succinctly be pointed out, being merely unionized ["officially" or not] contrasted with being married are two faintly related but vastly different conditions.
So now we all have gotten into definitions of "to marry," "married," and "marriage" which are no longer non-defined euphemisms, allegories, figures of speech, or symbolic Shakespearian-type expressions which can be applied to most anything anyone can think of, but instead now only and correctly apply specifically to male and female human beings in what typically, traditionally, and normally is hopefully-permanent intimate associative relationship and connections in a human sexuality framework (be that slight or significantly substantial).
To wit, the "marriage"-related word husband properly applies to only the male human being, and the "marriage"-related word wife properly applies to only the female human being.
It should be clear that the two men and three women on the Supreme Court who made the aforementioned pro-homosexual same-gender sodomy-unions-licensing ruling are not in the superior-medical-knowledge-and-expertise position of being academically-ept, scholastically-accomplished, and duly-licensed clinic and hospital specialists capable and worthy to analyze, ascertain, report, and make a judgment-call determination as to exactly who and precisely what a "male" or a "female" human being is, and therefore are not ultimately authorized to claim definitive gender differentiation on behalf of any homosexual or homosexually-sympathetic person who errantly mis-terms themselves or their homosexual partner as a [male] "husband" or a [female] "wife" -- merely because they [deviantly] "want it that way."
Obviously, valid designation of a "male" human being goes way beyond (but does not exclude) naturally-born possession and retention of a naturally-attached penis and vital supporting organs...and the valid designation of a "female" human being also goes far beyond (but does not exclude) naturally-born possession and retention of a slitted vagina and vital interdependent organs. Intricately-complex DNA-coded structure in the myriad cells in their bodies has engrained non-alterable maleness or femaleness which is impossible to change, adjust, or eradicate.
Sorry, all you transgenders (or those deceitfully and dishonestly claiming such): 'Once a male, always a male...and once a female, always a female' -- irrespective to female hairstyle, dress, dainty mannerisms, and what is surgically or however cut off, cut up, stitched on, stapled on, put on, or claimed "legally" or not legally viable.
Misinformation and disinformation from the depraved vainly attempting to contradict that and legitimatize infidel heresy abounds and is legion, and the futile non-laughably-ridiculous proclamations from such wayward and wrong-headed shills is rife and reeking with semantical-revisionism absurdity.
Even the usually-accurate and trustworthy King James Version Bible is lamentably lacking as to one crucial reference relating to homo-sodomy and self-sodomy by imposing a strange, weird, vague, and thus perhaps-compromising apostate euphemism, as indicated below:
First Corinthians 6:9 [KJV] Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
First Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Fortunately, a few other translations compensate by applying the correct English word for the Greek arsenokoitai:
First Corinthians 6:9 [NKJV] Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites....
First Corinthians 6:9 [Rotherham] Or know ye not that wrong-doers shall not inherit Godís kingdom? Be not deceiving yourselves: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites....
And the Wesley New-Testament translation also correctly states the English word: effeminate [for the Greek-Text word: malakoi] plus the English word: sodomites [for the Greek-Text word: arsenokoitai].
[ NOTE: The New King James Version should have stated the "homogay"-related word: effeminate instead of their word: "homosexuals" ].
Homosexuals (e.g. queers, faggots, dikes, etc.) have absolutely no universally-nor-majority-respected authoritative grounds for presuming (not assuming) that erotic contact [if one can consider such disgusting, nauseating, and obnoxious physical manipulations] amongst themselves as "love" instead of "lust." Equating abnormal and unnatural turgid-dick-in-mouth-or-rectum male, or licking-breasts-and-pussy lesbian female, homosexual-sodomizing-lust piss....with normal-and-natural hetero-love intercourse pop.....plus homosexual-lust poop with heterosexual-love pudding.....in the name of "marriage equality," leaves much to be desired.
Inability to reproduce offspring by sodomy speaks for itself, even if the written Bible is not mentioned or is temporarily unavailable, and the eventual consequence of human extinction as a result of homoerotic lust is rightly disdained by plain common sense as to the horrendous non-desirability of vile and filthy homosexual cravings.
Admittedly, fortunately, and thankfully, the Sacred-66-books Judeo-Christian (Old-and-New-Testaments) Holy Bible...of Divine authorship and origin...is the Ultimate Respectable and Honored Source [unanimously embraced by America's founding fathers and most subsequent presidents] for widely-accepted dictionary definitions of "marriage," "man," "woman," "husband," and "wife" -- assembling and condensing, with organized groupings of alphabet letters comprising words and sentences, concepts of abstraction indigenous to cognitive perceptions of humankind for survival-related value involving interdependent interaction with actual physical phenomena and entities of and within our truly-awesome God-created-and-impeccably-regulated environment.
That profound source of enlightenment never once associates or integrates the words "to marry," "marriage," and "married" with any homosexual coupling, whether named or non-named. Heterosexual prostitution can be found within the bowels of Holy Writ, as can heterosexual incest, heterosexual rape, and patriarchal multiple-wives-or-concubines polygamy. But, again, there is - never once - any examples, instances, or detailing of homosexual partnerships, government-approved or consensual homosexual unions....nothing.....involved with being or getting married. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah who, Scripture records, wanted to "know" other males, certainly did not have "marriage" in mind nor express any inclination whatsoever relating to getting or being married to the ones they tried to molest.
Scripture seems to label homosexuals (not merely barbaric idolaters) with the symbolic, metaphorical, figurative, or euphemistic term: dogs:
Deuteronomy 23:18 You shall not bring the hire of a harlot, or the wages of a dog, into the house of the LORD your God in payment for any vow; for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.
Psalm 22:16 Yes, dogs are round about me; a company of evildoers encircle me; they have pierced my hands and feet.
Psalm 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of the dog!
Matthew 7:6 Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you.
Philippians 3:2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evil-workers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.
Revelation 22:15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood.
What can be done about all this, now that the High Court has done what it took to guarantee God's wrath, in whatever future forms of disaster and dismay, upon the land of the freely enslaved to homoperversion and the home of the non-brave cowards too frightened to fight belligerent homosexual aggressors?
For one thing, homosexual individuals or couples declaring themselves being in a same-gender union who desire to join a Christian church as rostered members should politely but firmly be refused by both pastor and church board members, on the simple but adequate basis of their charter and Biblical by-laws. Lawsuits initiated by homosexual persons and attorneys should be deemed frivolous by fair-minded, religiously-tolerant, sensible judges, then counter-suits against homosexual litigants for harassment and perhaps even imposing undue mental anguish are a potential remedy.
Deprivation of IRS-related tax-exemption for church leaders upholding Biblical morality is always a concern, but exclusionary prohibitions of diverse types are certainly allowed by the IRS for many private clubs, groups, associations, tax-exempt organizations, and so forth, under the allowable religious-beliefs-respecting auspices of the IRS, itself constitutionally constrained by the Non-Establishment/Non-Prohibition Clauses of the First Amendment, subject to various judicial interpretations and applications at all levels, concurrence by a majority of both houses of Congress, plus veto or approval by the Chief Executive.
Any thought of the possibility of potential repentance or forgiveness by and for those already proudly espousing licensed homosexual sodomy unions should be abrogated and dismissed by ecclesia in charge, unless and until such homosexuals sincerely indicate remorse and regret (and not simply for getting caught or exposed) by proving dissolution of their same-gender homosodomy-unions licensing.
Never forgive the sins of homosexuals or others who do not regard their perversion as sin, do not regret doing their homosexual or other sinning, and have expressed no intention whatsoever of permanently stopping it and thereafter being completely compliant with the heterosexual doctrines of Christ in clear allegiance to Scriptural anti-homosexual precepts and directives, and therefore totally heterosexual only in their outlook and lifestyle.
Moreover, it behooves Christian business owners to specifically state plainly-visible disclaimers to the general public and potential customers thereof that they are a Christian business, and as such reserve the right to deny or refuse service to anyone at any time for any cause, be that in housing, employment, or whatever.
Such lawsuit-avoiding insurance is and will be as effective as orange-cone Caution: Wet Floor signs obstructing walkways inside business premises in case someone blames their own carelessness when slipping and falling on the business not responsible for unreasonable entrant stupidity, or front-door signs stating: Guns are not allowed on these premises...in preventing successful court entanglements for spurious and fraudulent claims of unlawful discrimination or defamation.
As heterophobic homogay-effeminate and homosodomites arrogantly wave pretty multi-colored flags and emblems of flaunted-rebellion impudence, touting insinuations of aggregate broad-spectrum inclusiveness concerning common-cause comradery of an amalgamated horde of homowhorites of all ages, languages, countries, cults, occupations, income levels, education, and more....while perhaps not realizing that they simultaneously are enthusiastically proclaiming their eventual prophesied damnation from the God of Righteous Heterosexuality....may we saints also celebrate and proudly display the non-copyrighted, no-trademark, public-domain God-given colors of Noah's rainbow:
Genesis 9:8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
9:9 "Hey, I establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you,
9:10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.
9:11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."
9:12 And God said: "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:
9:13 I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
9:14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,
9:15 I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
9:16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will look upon it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth."
9:17 God said to Noah: "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth."
....embedded with both that promise from the Lord to never again destroy the surface of planet Earth with a global flood, along with an ominous warning that in the relatively-near future there will be a worldwide destruction of wicked people by cataclysmic fire:
Second Peter 3:3 First of all you must understand this, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own [homosexual and other] passions
3:4 and saying: "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation."
3:5 They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago, and an Earth formed out of water and by means of water,
3:6 through which the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished [during Noah's global flood].
3:7 But by the same Word the heavens and Earth that now exist have been stored up for fire, being kept until The Day of judgment and destruction against godless [homosexual and other] persons.
3:8 But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as [not equivalent mathematically to] a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise as some miscalculate slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
3:10 But The [post-Millennial Last] Day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the Earth and the works that are upon it will be incinerated.
3:11 Being that all these things are thus to be annihilated, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,
3:12 waiting for and speeding up the coming of The Day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and inflamed, and the elements will disintegrate with fire!
3:13 But according to His promise we wait for new heavens and a new Earth in which righteousness resides.
3:14 Therefore, beloved, being that you wait for these, be zealous to be found by Him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
3:15 And consider the forbearance of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,
3:16 speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures.
3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, beware lest you be carried away with the error of lawless persons and lose your own stability.
3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.