Bill O’Reilly is becoming a boor. Many ‘Bible thumpers’ have appreciated his aggressive defense of certain conservative principles. But when it comes to Christianity and social issues, his temper and his ignorance make for rude and ill-advised commentary, as revealed in his recent attempt to smack down Laura Ingraham when she politely tried to get him to reconsider his insulting remarks.
He insists Christians cannot cite the Bible in making their argument against homosexual marriage. Really? So sayeth O’Reilly? If Bill chooses not to believe God’s word, or dismisses its applicability, he is free to do that. But to proclaim it is only “honest commentary” to deny others, calling them Bible thumpers if they disobey him, is the height of presumption and arrogance.
The homosexual lobby uses the term ‘Bible thumpers,’ as do any number of others in the anti-Christ enclave. O’Reilly claims to be a Christian, then gives aid and comfort to the enemies of Christians everywhere, saying his justification is that we’ll only win the argument if we engage in a secular debate. He claims we have lost the war because we refuse to do battle as he dictates.
He fails to realize there is no winning in this earthly, secular realm where he wants us to be confined. His faith apparently discounts supernatural intervention.
Homosexual activists will not stop attacks on the majority and on churches if they acquire the right to homosexual marriage. The end game—as with their ally Obama—is the complete and radical transformation of society and the destruction of religious faith and community.
In the face of such an onslaught, the faith of Bill O’Reilly tells him the most powerful force on Earth—the Word of God—-is irrelevant and impotent?
Furthermore, I too have studied and debated this issue in depth for many years. With few exceptions, the ones making the most compelling scientific and secular arguments against homosexual practice generally (and homosexual marriage specifically) are Christian activists, people not so interested in winning an argument as they are promoting the greatest good for the greatest number, in the name of love. They’ve presented peer-reviewed research showing that:
- Homosexuals suffer terrible health problems far exceeding the rest of the population
- They live shorter lives
- Rates of suicide are much higher
- They suffer more depression and other psychological problems
- Rates of ‘divorce’ and adultery are much higher
- Children in those ‘families’ are at greater risk
The loving thing to do is to dissuade people from walking the path to destruction, not accommodating it!
These are issues worthy of debate, including the issue of morality, its influence or lack thereof, and the foundations of morality in western culture, thanks to Judeo-Christian traditions. Those traditions established the ideas of inclusivity and tolerance. The Left in all its manifestations works to destroy inclusivity with rabid intolerance, a real threat to liberty, which is what this fight is really about.
Instead, O’Reilly wants us to admit defeat and bid Christians farewell.
With the ‘Bible thumper’ remark, O’Reilly insults the tens of millions of Christians in this country who have no interest in simply thumping a Bible. For the most part, they are good people who wisely look to Scripture for wisdom. They share that wisdom with a sincere concern for individuals and the larger society.
The ones most often sued and targeted for abuse and persecution from homosexuals are Christians. Instead of insulting them, Bill, how about stopping the spin and defending the good guys? Stop the spin, and admit the homosexual lobby is much more than some innocent effort to legalize their ‘marriages.’
PS: Jesus himself (the Living Word) endorsed traditional marriage (look it up) and called the entire Word of God the truth. I guess he was just a Bible thumper too, huh?
PPS: Without God at the center, conservatism becomes an abandoned building.
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