The Seventh Commandment

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The Seventh Commandment

No, I'm not talking about the Biblical seventh commandment on adultery, but the 7th commandment written on the barn wall in George Orwell's, "Animal Farm." "All animals are equal but, some are more equal than others." This was my take away from CNN's Town Hall on Equality. The ten Democratic presidential hopefuls were questioned on LGBTQ issues by CNN's, Dana Bash, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon and Nia-Malika Henderson.

Each candidate was asked whether churches should lose their tax exempt status if they discriminate against LGBTQ people. The answer was a resounding yes, from all candidates! Just because our biblically based moral values do not line up with the "new morality," they will tax you and walk all over your religious liberties, they will use the power of the state to crush and silence you. Good or enlightened religion is defined as those that agree with the new morality and those that don't are bad religions. I had to pinch myself several times to remind myself I was in America and not in the PRC. Here are some other highlights of the town hall (if you can call it that): Kamala Harris came out referring to herself as they, and in an attempt to inject humor into the situation Andrew Cuomo made light of the pronouns, which went over like a lead balloon, especially with the LGBTQ activists in the audience. Will he lose his job over this? Probably not, but a Physician employed by the NHS in England did as did a teacher here in the USA, for a similar offense. Andrew will probably lose some of his "woke" bona fides amongst his comrade's, that's it. We had a nice story from Joe Biden about when he was little and with his Dad, he witnessed two men kissing. Questioning this, his Dad replied, " This is ok son, it's just a different way of loving." The story was astonishingly similar to one told by Senator Warren. 

I have no animus against LGBTQ people, you are welcome in our church, but you will get Biblical counsel here. We can not change the Bible's teaching on this subject, it is, what it is.  As for me personally, I am tired of having this subject shoved down my throat. There is an assault on believers from every angle, from Drag Queen Story Hours meant to indoctrinate our children and grandchildren, to people losing their livelihoods, to bankrupting law suits filed against small business owners and now an existential threat from the state itself! I say ENOUGH!

Note: The above is solely the author's opinion, and does not reflect any official opinion or policy of the staff, Elders, Deacons, the Pastor of Beverly Heights Church or the Evangelical Presbyterian Church at large. You can reach me by email at: arthur.flickinger@gmail.com