Friday, November 23, 2007

One Flew Over The Tutu's Nest!

This past week saw former Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu, libel all who disagree with his pro-gay position. He used the same old worn-out arguments to try and advance his cause. The sum of Tutu's rant was that he refuses to worship a "homophobic God". It seems, then, his only other alternative is to worship the god of this world. Though it would not be an accurate statement to say God is homophobic, it is correct to assert that God is anti-sin--as argued below.

True to form, Tutu invoked the gay orientation argument. Robbed of this salvo, the gay rights movement would fall flat in a blink. Yet, I know of no DNA test ever performed that was able to discern one's sexual preferences through DNA testing! Being gay is simply not the same as one's skin color. To claim such is disingenuous. It is an emotive argument devoid of any concrete proof.

Below is my public response to Tutu's outrage:

Dear Editor;

In his latest bloviating diatribe (I wouldn’t worship an anti-gay God—Tutu) Desmond Tutu gave a clinic on the use of ad hominem logic. Tutu’s hurling of acerbic invectives at his detractors is a favorite smoke-screen to cloud the weakness of his own arguments on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Tutu’s transvalued (calling good evil and evil good) viewpoint on this issue has far more in common with a postmodern, pluralistic culture than the Bible. For Tutu to argue as he does, he must supplant the Bible with the popular interposing of a politically correct culture. To achieve this, he, like many today, must ignore the obvious and argue the ridiculous. This he has done well!

The question arising from Tutu’s tantrum is whether or not God is “anti-gay”? Rather, the question should be is God anti-sin (adultery, fornication, lying, theft, corruption, pride, homosexuality etc…)? The answer is an unequivocal, Yes.

Because God is a complex of attributes, to include His infinite holiness, righteousness, and justice—not just love--He will not “welcome” any sin into His presence. This is precisely why God sent His only begotten Son to die and serve as the perfect sacrifice for humanity’s sin. For those who repent from their sin on the basis of Christ’s finished work on the cross, there is forgiveness and the eternal embrace of a welcoming God! But God only welcomes those who come on His terms.

Therefore, the real question isn’t is God anti-gay, but is Tutu pro-God?

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Rev. Mark Christopher

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