Anyone pimping their kids out is an abomination.
OK This one's going to dive a bit into the realms of intergalactic space but we had such a positive conversation last Sunday I've been thinking about it and have a few more insights. I know I over think things. That's kind of the way I am. Last Sunday there was a presentation in Surrey by two Gay members of the Mormon Church. At first I was shocked, then I was a little scared. Finally I summoned up the courage to tune in and hear what they had to say. I was deeply moved and genuinely impressed. However, it kind of opened up Pandora's box and I'd like to reflect on it.
I would never say that homosexuality is a sin. Not because I'm afraid to but because I don't believe it is. I'd say promiscuity is. However, the bible has. I'm not going to quote scriptures and argue about those scriptures. I'm simply going to say that the bible does claim that homosexuality is a sin. The bible also says that no one is perfect and no one is without sin.
Before we continue our conversation about homosexuality, let me ask one question. We obviously don't all agree that homosexuality is a sin but do we all agree that sin does in fact exist? Is rape a sin? Yes it is. It doesn't matter if it's heterosexual or homosexual. Rape is a sin regardless.
What about pedophilia? Is pedophilia a sin? Yes it is. Children can't consent. The reason I ask this is because most people agree that sin does exist. We don't all agree on what constitutes a sin but most of us do agree that sin exists. This brings us back to the tittle page of the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. No one needs to tell us what is good and what is not good. Deep down we all know. The reason I say this is because Satanism teaches that there is no such thing as sin. The Book of Thelma states Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Do whatever you want, there is no law. That is somewhat problematic.
A society that has no laws is both anarchy and evil. Allowing rape and allowing pedophilia is evil. Martin Luther King taught that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is the cooperation with good. They go hand in hand. Allowing theft and murder creates chaos. There is no order. That is the goal of Satanism. They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Satan uses lies to obtain his objectives. God's house is a house of order.
Yet Christ said in my fathers house there are many mansions. We don't have to all agree on the same set of laws. One of the speakers on Sunday said he wears rainbow sox. For him it represents inclusion. Everyone is included. Everyone? Including rapists and pedophiles? I submit that what the rainbow flag meant 20 years ago is very different than what it represents now.
20 years ago it represented LGBT. Now it represents LGBTQ+. It's the Q+ that concerns me. The whole push to embrace MAPs - Minor Attracted Persons is a drive to normalize pedophilia. That is why the Q + are so determined to sexualize young children. I don't agree with that. The Q + represents a drive to normalize the abnormal. To normalize confusion. In my opinion, that's the road to hell. The bible teaches us to hate the sin but love the sinner.
Christ was criticized for dinning with and associating with sinners. Christ's response was the sick need a doctor not the healthy. Well said. There's a big difference between loving the sinner and loving the sin. We're all familiar with Mary Magdalene. She was a sinner. She was also very sorrowful and repentant. Christ didn't just forgive her, according to the Da Vinci code he married her. I realize that movie was fiction and I don't mean to lead us into a distraction. I'm just saying that movie presented an interesting theory. I'm not saying that Christ was married but I am saying if he was married, that would not diminish his divinity. That's all I'm saying.
There's one thing one of the speakers on Sunday said that was very true. He said that through the atonement Christ descended below all things and knows exactly how he feels. Christ understands his sincerity and his same sex attraction. I do not. I understand his sincerity but I do not understand his same sex attraction yet God does.
It's like I have no idea what childbirth feels like. God does. The atonement was infinite. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ felt and experienced all the pains, sickness and temptations of everyone past, present and future. That is mind boggling. That pain cause him to sweat blood at every pore. Bruce R McConkie said in his final testimony before he died that during the final three hours Christ hung on the cross, all the horrifying pains of Gethsemane returned. Which gives us a deeper understanding of the scripture in Isaiah which says I have graven thee on the palms of my hands. Thy walls are before me continually. God knows exactly how we feel.
The rainbow used to have a different symbolism attached to it. The rainbow used to represent God's promise that he would never send another global flood to destroy us no matter how wicked we became. If you look at the Joseph Smith translation it went a bit further than that. The rainbow meant the new and everlasting covenant. Which was a mutual promise to live God's Commandment. It's kind of ironic how Satan used that symbol to lead us down a path in the complete opposite direction. Another thing one of the speakers said on Sunday was that his sexuality is a very small part of who he is. He is so much more than that. Indeed he is. We all are.
As I've said before, the struggle we all now face is very real. What consenting adults do behind closed doors is their business. They key words are consenting adults. Sexualizing children is wrong. Good and evil does exist and it is our moral obligation to resist evil.
As Mormon once said, we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness. That requires honest effort. It is a spiritual war we need to fight because if we don't, we will all end up slaves. Every last one of us.