If you have read many of my articles, you know where I stand on Homosexuality in our country. You are aware that I trust God’s word to direct me to whether or not it is an acceptable practice. So, some of you may be surprised at the angle that I take on this issue. For me to pound out another piece on why sodomy is wrong and what God says about it would be somewhat superfluous. Rather, it seems that this issue has continued to ride for free on the accomplishments of others.
Take, for example, Eric Fanning being named Secretary of the Army. Even the “conservative” Fox is reporting the nomination as a historical event. Yes, I know that it is a first, but that is not the point. The point is that they are treating it the same as they would the first woman or Black person nominated to the post. Why is this a problem? Well, to begin with these people’s actions in bed do not make them a sex or a race. So when Fox and others report this nomination as a civil rights accomplishment, it belittles the struggle of those who actually faced discrimination. Let me show you what I mean.
President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army’s new secretary. If confirmed, Fanning, a civilian, would be the nation’s first openly gay leader of a military service.
Now, they set the readers mind by framing it in the same light as a civil rights accomplishment. They call it the “nation’s first.” This presents it as an accomplishment. So, no matter what the rest of the article says, readers think that this is like a milestone. But they do not stop there.
In the meantime, women have been crossing traditional barriers in the military, as well. Two women competed for and earned their Army Ranger tabs this summer for the first time in history. On Friday, the Marines announced they would open armored units to women, but would seek to keep several front-line combat jobs – infantry and artillery — closed, a senior military official told Fox News. That would buck the trend being followed by the other three military services.
So, what does women being allowed in combat units have to do with a sodomite being nominated the Secretary of the Army? Well, it depends on what you want the reader to believe. You see, now the struggle of a woman to break into male roles in the military is given the same place as the sodomite struggling to be accepted in political life. And if I were these women, this would piss me off but good.
I am not pro- feminist but we have to see that there was a time that women and men were not given equal footing. Woman were exploited and were not protected, so they had to make the law protect them. Many times this struggle had become violent, and many women in the feminist movement lost their lives.
Being a complementarian in my view of women and men, I always look to see how men failed in situations. So, when we look at the way women were treated we can look at the fathers, husbands, and brothers. These men should have stood up for and protected their woman, that they were not exploited and silenced. That they were not treated as slaves by their husband. That they were not given the dignity and place that Scriptures clearly gave the women, is the fault of all the men in their lives. So, how does this relate to this sodomite and this position?
The problem that I have with this is that this man could simply turn from these actions. Women can never stop being women. If this man walked into a room, you would not know that he was a sodomite. But you cannot mistake a woman, and she cannot choose not to be a woman. So, for this man and Fox for that matter, to set this in the same context of women’s suffrage or the Civil Rights struggle of the sixties is to slap those who have faced real discrimination.
It is as disgraceful and discussing as the sexual acts that Fanning thrusts in the face of those around him.