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SPEECH: It’s not hateful to defend morality

Letter by Vince A. Wagner, University Place on March 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | 47 Comments »
March 7, 2011 2:34 pm

The actions and message of the Westboro protesters is certainly un-Christlike, misguided and venomous. Yet the magnitude in which immorality now trumps morality and common sense in this country forces us to ask ourselves how detached as a nation we are from rational thinking.

For example: The president’s recent declaration of war against natural marriage and the open celebration of homosexuality in the U.S. Armed Forces for the first time in our nation’s history. As unkind and toxic the actions by the Westboro protesters are, in turn many understand that morality is under attack in this nation by those who promote a devalued and perverted view of sexual conduct and marriage.

No sincere Christian advocates violence or hatred directed at homosexuals, nor in turn advocates for sexual behavior that the Bible clearly condemns. It is not “hateful” to defend morality or God’s purpose for marriage.

It is not “hateful” to give the general public a powerful, intuitive understanding of the truth and consequences of homosexuality and to debunk the lie that there are people who’s natural state is “homosexual.”

With Christlike, biblically based love, it’s all about how the message is delivered, spoken and lived. Although not a minute of attention should be given to the Westboro protesters, many in this nation understand that marriage, family, religious liberty, our constitutional rights and our nation’s moral standard are too important to remain silent or ignore the most radical of all anti-moral, anti-Christian movements.

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