Kirk Cameron, actor and evangelical Christian, appeared last week on the Piers Morgan show. When asked about his position on same-sex marriage Cameron replied:
“Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either,” Cameron said. “So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”
The backlash began almost before Mr. Cameron finished the interview.
“In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,” Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs at GLAAD [Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation], wrote “Cameron is out of step with a growing majority of Americans, particularly people of faith who believe that their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character and not condemned because of their sexual orientation.”
Alan Thicke, the actor who played Cameron’s father in Growing Pains, chimed in on Twitter with this quip: “I’m getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything.”
There are two obvious problems with both Alan Thicke’s response and that from GLAAD.
Faith is not a democracy. The growing majority in America of “people of faith” that supports gay marriage has no impact on truth. They can scream, debate, threaten, and coerce – but no matter their number or the volume of their outcry they cannot change what is true one iota. Their humanistic doctrine might influence what others believe but won’t make those beliefs any less false.
Before moving on to the second problem let’s look at the simple error of this majority faith position.
“People of Faith” and the lies of humanism, social consciousness, fairness, and empathy
In order for faith to be beneficial you must have faith in something or someone worthy of said faith. Where does GLAAD and the “growing majority” place their faith? In what or in whom? In humanism? In social conscious? In fairness? In empathy? There is no foundational definition in any of these and certainly no identity.
Faith in who? In what? Alan Thicke may remember the Old Testament experience of Noah. The majority of the world chose a different path than he and his family. They stayed on that errant path until they drowned in a very large company. That large company would probably be included in the “growing majority” today. Numbers do not dictate truth.
This growing faith community is like the Occupy Movement. Ask any 10 people about their faith or the Movement and you’ll get an entire range of responses. There is no central faith and no foundational movement. The unifying doctrine appears to be that “What I want dictates what I believe.”
“My truth is my truth and your truth is your truth.” Really? In other words there is no real truth which means there is no real who or what that is the object of faith.
There will be no room on the next “Ark” for these people of faith because they don’t have faith in anything real.
The second error deals with Homosexuality and the New Testament.
Spreading the lie that Jesus never said anything against homosexuality.
Mr. Thicke’s tweet implied that the Old Testament admonitions against homosexual behavior have been replaced by the love and grace of the New Testament. How many times has this ridiculous statement been made?
“Jesus never said anything against homosexuality.”
The only people who would even consider the absence of red-letter type addressing gay marriage are those who don’t believe the red-letter type anyway. Jesus never said not to abort babies. Of course, this growing majority of “people of faith” usually think abortion is perfectly acceptable behavior as well. But none of this is really relevant to the problem of Mr. Thicke’s comment.
Christians who do not confess Jesus Christ as Lord are not really Christians. Christians who do not believe in a trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not Christians. Christians who separate the persons of the Trinity are not Christians, but christians. There is as much difference between being Christian and a christian as there is between God and a god. One is a truth and reality the other is symbolic of something open to interpretation by each person. No god subject to definition by man has any power.
Christians have left Jesus Behind
God is Jesus. Jesus is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God. This is the trinity presented in both testaments of the Bible.
If God declares anything sinful then Jesus declared it sinful. God clearly states the sin of homosexual behavior. “Christians” who divide God and Jesus are followers of a faith that has nothing to do with the God of the Bible or the Savior who died on Calvary.
Jesus will judge homosexual behavior based on the fundamentals of relationship He established and shared with us in the book of Genesis.
Kirk Cameron has faith in Someone real. Those who disagree with his position on marriage have faith in something or someone else. Faith in a generic concept is not faith but delusion. Kirk Cameron starred in the movie Left Behind, which initiated conversation and concern about the concepts of Rapture and Tribulation . This growing majority in America of people of faith who support gay marriage will be left behind.
God’s edict regarding marriage is not out-of-step with anyone who ultimately matters. The question is, are you out-of-step with Jesus Christ? Are you more concerned about being left behind by those with faith in an unidentified something, or left behind by Christ? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch Cameron’s movie.
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There are many news articles on this issue. Here is a link to just one. Morgan/Cameron Interview