Letter: Values turned upside down, and ‘we all lose’
It appears that some of us are lost in the role of the citizens in an old story, "The Emperor’s New Clothes." In the story, the Emperor was conned by his tailor into believing that, indeed, he was wearing new clothes when, in fact, he was still in his underwear.
There, the Emperor was parading in the street while the citizens watched in disbelief. But since his power over them was strong, they were afraid to say he was without clothes, with one exception. A small boy who knew we were supposed to wear clothes in public, but had not yet learned to lie, cried out "he has no clothes."
Many of us now fear being scorned or mocked and fail to speak out when organizations, government offices, even some churches promote to the public the acceptance of values which are directly opposed to the values given to all mankind by God.
A Gay Pride exhibit that appeared in a public library was removed and really should not have been placed there, since children who spend time there are exposed to ideas many parents do not approve. But the media has other ideas, and they have power similar to that Emperor. They make much noise designed to force those who know that God is the better source for our values, to accept the opposite.
From the Bible—God emphatically states that "neither fornicators nor homosexuals will inherit the kingdom of God." God loves all persons, including homosexuals, but he hates homosexuality. These are His words, given to all mankind. Today, homosexuals live as they choose, just as we all do, and none of us is without sin, so judgment is from God. But when believers are mocked, even punished in some ways for not accepting what they know is wrong, we have to speak out.
There is right and wrong, and since the only values which are solid and never change come from God, then I put my trust in Him. The term Gay Pride is really sad. To be proud of any sin is not just foolish, but dangerous.
In America, each person lives as they choose. But when the values that built us are turned upside down, we all lose. And when man fears the world more than God, he is lost forever.