There have been stories about homosexuals demonstrating and protesting Christian meetiings. A report last month related how homosexual advocacy groups are attacking organizations that try to help homosexuals find freedom from -- instead of embrace slavery to -- their perverse passions.
Ever notice how similar the two groups are?
- Both are utterly dogmatic about their perspective.
- Both regard deviations from their perspective, not with openminded interest, but with violent revulsion and contempt.
- Both are intent, not on engaging, but on suppressing alternative views.
- Both insist that theirs is the only possible, true, rational view.
- Even more, both direct the same molten fury against "apostates."
- "He never really was 'gay' / a scientist!"
- "There is no such thing as an ex-'gay' / scientist-who-rejects-evolution!"
- "He's just an anti-gay / anti-science fundamentalist fanatic -- exactly like the Taliban!"
The materialistic, Darwinian, scientistic establishment claims to be all about facts. The face they turn to the world is wide-open to alternative views, with no religious or philosophical axe to grind whatever. You'd think that they'd embrace an alternative approach with open arms, give them an equal seat at the table, allow that their perspective may be valid.
Homosexual activists claim that they've a hard, hard life. They claim to be abused and persecuted. They insist that no one would choose to be homosexual. You'd think that, if someone actually could demonstrate that there is an alternative, there is a different way, they'd rejoice.
In both cases, what you and I'd think is not just wrong -- but exactly, precisely, almost studiedly wrong.
Maybe it's this:
Both share the same real root problem, as do we all. They "love" contrary viewpoints like cockroaches "love" light: not. The scientistic establishment is really a religio-philosophical worldview. So is that of homosexual activists. Both define their lives in terms of their central allegiance (materialism / homosexuality).
Both bet their souls that the God of the Bible doesn't exist.
And so you see, in both cases, if they're mistaken, they lose more than a detached intellectual argument. They lose their god, they lose their world. The Darwinian dogmatist can no longer define everything in terms of mindless, valueless processes. The homosexual's passions are no longer the transcendent, unchallenged measure and defining-point of all things.
And so, everything is called into question: the way they view themselves, their decisions, their allegiances, their values, their relationships, their responsibilities, their world. They feel they have a nice little "gig" going. Challenge the foundations, and the whole is threatened.
In these cases it isn't a problem of utter ignorance of the truth; it is suppression of the truth they know (Romans 1:18). The reality of the holy, infinite-personal God of Scripture is not a welcome concept, for all their thinking is predicated on His irrelevance (Psalm 10:4). If He is in fact relevant -- if a scientist can show that the Biblical model makes more sense than the Darwin's hopeless muddle; if a homosexual can find freedom from his self-destructive passions -- this is the end of the party as they've conceived, constructed, and walled and fenced it.
That may be why alternative views provoke such violent (and similar) reactions from both religions. The Lordship of Jesus Christ is great news -- unless you have bet everything on being able to be your own Lord. Then it feels like terrible news, and it can enrage and drive one far beyond reason.
Which pretty much explains what we see unfolding today.