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Vic Biorseth, Thursday, December 13, 2012
Glenn Beck got me thinking about this yesterday. I listen to him every morning as I start my deliveries. He is only available here on AM; on 550 out of Cincinnati, and on 610 out of Columbus. But he is not on FM in Dayton. So, he fades in and out in the downtown areas, especially under electric trolly lines and near traffic lights. Out of the downtown area, he comes in crystal clear. But, of course, his daily message is also interrupted by my stops for pick-ups and deliveries; so I don't always get his whole message uninterrupted.
But what I heard him say yesterday, multiple times, and without further explanation disturbed me a bit. The reason it moved me to write this is that Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are my two most beloved and highly respected contemporary champions of Western Civilization, Judeo-Christian morality and the American Declaration and Constitution. They are, for me, two lonely voices crying out in the wilderness to make straight the way of the Truth.
Now, none of us is perfect (except me, of course.) But what Glenn said that prickled my sense of propriety was, while opposing the push for gay marriage, he emphasized his own tolerance of the so-called gay life style, and challenged the lack of tolerance from the other side of the argument. Which sounds fine. But then he said he has homosexual friends and employees, that they are welcome in his house and at his table, and he has no problem with them being openly homosexual.
What message does that give to his children?
Would he say the same thing and build the same close friendships with open, public adulterers, who openly spoke about it and were very public about it, and would they be welcome in his house and at his table? If not, why not? Why should illicit sex of a homosexual nature get a public moral pass, but that of an adulterous nature, or a fornicating nature, does not get a pass? What about bestiality? What's so special about homosexual un-chastity?
The old tale about how to boil a frog might apply here. If you throw the frog into hot water, he will jump out. But if you put him in cool, comfortable water, he will stay put, as you slowly crank up the heat. Before he knows what's happening, he is boiled to death.
We have shown, in Blessed-Polarization and elsewhere, how the American Democrat Party and the International Communist Party are, today, absolutely indistinguishable in their programs, agendas and goals. Step by step, item by item, we have shown, in that article, that the planks in the Democrat Party platform are, precisely, the pillars of Communism established in Marx's Communist Manifesto.
It was by this same, slow, crank-up-the-heat process that American Catholic bishops consecrated and raised up homosexual priests, and formed the infamous Catholic clerical Lavender Mafia.
The difference between tolerating and blessing. It is one thing to tolerate the close company of a known homosexual, but it is another to give tacit approval of it by continuing the close company when the sinner is blatant about it, not repentant of it and not trying to change for the better. We are called to hate the sin but love the sinner; but that has limits. It is one thing to be a sinner and another to be a proud public sinner. Why do we have to even know that someone is a homosexual?
Homosexuality, like fornication, adultery, and other sins, was born in the gutter, and that is where it belongs. It does not properly belong on open public display, and it has no business boasting or raising itself out of the gutter and into polite society.
Blatant and even proud openness about the sinful activity moves the matter into the realm of public scandal. Even Billary Clinton, America's most famous adulterer, lies about it and denies it even to the point of committing perjury. But today's homosexuals, for reasons that escape me, have become not only open, but proud and boastful of their sinful condition.
The claim that they are "born that way" is a lie. It is a choice. There is, in all the world, not one shred of scientific empirical evidence supporting the "naturalness" or the normalcy of the homosexual perversion. It has no support other than massive consensus. That's it. Consensus of opinion and nothing else.
Note that Darwinism and Freudianism similarly have absolutely no scientific empirical evidence supporting them either, and yet they prevail today, due solely to massive consensus. Note that Marxism, which has mountains of empirical and historical evidenced weighing heavily against it, still prevails today, due solely to massive consensus.
How did we ever get to the point that popular consensus, created by a Marxist-dominated education system, a Marxist-dominated news industry and a Marxist-dominated upper academia, could convince us of the naturalness and normalcy of the homosexual perversion, to the point that the proud, prancing homo might be welcome at our table with our children present?
Please pray for my hero, Glenn Beck.
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Date: Thu Dec 13
Vic, I’m pretty sure where you said “Purple Mafia” you meant to say “Lavender Mafia” if you were talking about the cabal of homosexual priests and bishops. Right?
Date: Thu Dec 13
From: Vic Biorseth
Right you are; I have corrected it in the article. Thank you very much for pointing it out.
Date: Dec 13
From: Reily Smith
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Thank you for your website and effort. I truly enjoy and look forward to your thoughtful articles.
Date: Thu Dec 13
Location: Tucson, AZ, United States
For reasons that escape me,? have become not only open, but proud and boastful of their sinful condition. Reasons that escape you? Do you not know He has said?. it’s a shame to speak of these things but they not only speak but boast openly about such things they who do this are worthy of death...remember man's BASIC SPIRITUAL PROBLEM (AS FAR AS THE MIND IS CONCERNED?) the integrity of God's Word...but my point is it's almost a promise from the Lord even though He doesn't put it that way - THEY WILL DO AND SPEAK THESE THINGS so then they cannot help but do them for they have been given over to a reprobate mind...do see the reason they do them now...they are bound and blinded by the chords of their sin
Date: hu Dec 13
Location: Tipp City, OH USA
I too, heard Glen Beck's discussion on homosexuality.
I had the same thoughts - since Glen seems to be a morally good man, how can he feel this way? I know the saying about love the sinner, hate the sin, and think perhaps that's where Beck is coming from.
Homosexuality and especially gay marriage as a "civil right" is being pushed harder all the time. I believe it yet another initiative of the socialist left who for the past 100 years have been dedicated to destroying American culture, legal and educational systems and our Christian heritage.
God help us.
Date: Thu Dec 13
From: Vic Biorseth
Thank you for your kind remarks and your expressed thoughts. If people don’t think about these things they get worse, right under our noses. A little light on the subject goes a very long way. You would be surprised (or maybe you wouldn’t be) at how many people don’t give such broadcast comments even a second thought.
In Glenn’s defense, friendships are involved; that adds a layer of difficulty to the required thought. Close personal relationships can color and cover a lot of disagreeable subjects. Still, there must be a common sense of right versus wrong if we are to be a recognizable Christian people forming a decent civilized culture.
The real question is whether or not active homosexuality is to be condemned or accepted. It’s a very simple question that demands a direct and simple answer, of all of us. It ain’t pretty, but there it is.
Date: Fri Dec 14
One might consider himself or herself homosexual if they have same-sex attraction, but if they are not acting on that attraction then they like all of us, are fighting the temptation of sin that resides in us because of the Fall. Can we be sure that Glenn was talking about practicing homosexuals, (because that would be definitely sinful,) or just those homosexuals that have same-sex attraction and are celibate??? We need to be exacting in our words and definitions when talking about this issue.
Date: Fri Dec 14 19:55:34
From: Vic Biorseth
A homosexual is what a homosexual does. If someone with perverse tendencies or attractions are not acting on them then they are not homosexuals. They are merely humans avoiding and resisting sin and temptation like the rest of us.
Regarding what any of us know about any of our friends or acquaintances – how would any of us know if they were homosexual unless they told us, or somehow made it abundantly clear? For example, how do we know that Ellen DeGeneres or Barney Frank are homosexual? They are public homosexuals. They have made it part of their public persona.
What disturbed me about Glenn’s comments was the fact that, if you can ever get a man to accept sodomy as acceptable, then you can eventually get him to accept anything at all. I just don’t think he has given it nearly enough thought.
He knows it is wrong. He would never teach it as acceptable. But he accepts it socially. Men like him should be social trend setters and examples to follow. But social acceptance of open homosexuality is not good for society; it is the path to Sodom and Gomorrah.
I see no middle way here.
Date: Sat Dec 15 06:59:52
From: Vic Biorseth
Some additional thoughts on this –
This subject represents just one of many so-called tipping-points for America.
It may have begun with organized labor, establishing in the mind of society the new “rights” of the worker against his employer, involving the right to share in the employer’s profit from the enterprise, and the right to change even the very purpose of employment itself. And that means changing the purpose of the business enterprise itself, regardless of the opinion of the enterprise owner(s).
It was exacerbated by invented government benefits for some, that developed into “rights” to ever continued and ever increased government benefits.
We have a looming financial disaster brought about by the felt need to satisfy these rights despite the fact that the annual cost of them vastly exceeds annual federal income.
It is added to by racial and ethnic factions assuming special “rights” to special treatment that others do not enjoy.
The issue of homosexuality alone shows, in microcosm, the direction of America. It has come to the point that the homosexual has “rights” to aberrant and perverse behavior actually established in representative, legislated civil law, in a once-upon-a-time Christian nation.
If it is now against the law to fire, or to not hire, or to discriminate in any way against the homosexual, then, what does that say about us as a people, and what does it say about the representative government we have elected to represent us, and to legislate purely representative civil law?
How is it that the tail always winds up wagging the dog here?
Date: Tue Jan 29 20:12:33 2013
I'll go just a tad different direction and add that when we allowed what was essentially 'post card divorce' in Soviet Union to become law here in no fault divorce, which has NO due process for the respondent to become law of the land, we also went further and allowed that same kind of thinking to enter the Church Tribunals where they have now made it almost impossible for anyone to have a 'valid marriage' as defined by them. When the Bishops did not reign in those who were 'compassionately' destroying our families from inside the Church instead of teaching the Truth of INDISSOLUBILITY of marriage, we ran through the gates at full speed, and WE opened the doors for what is going on today.
Glenn Beck was Catholic. To marry a second time, he would have to submit to an examination of that first marriage, which we are to assume is valid until proven otherwise. Much easier to search out a different, welcoming religion than to submit. What he did not realize is that in the past forty years, his chances of GETTING that Null verdict have increased to the point where NO ONE is prepared for the verdict to be "VALID"
I am convinced that if the Bishops had stood for MARRIAGE as boldly as they are attempting to do with the Mandate and SSM, we would have saved ourselves a lot of grief. Had they stood for LIFE in that same time frame as boldly as they have more recently... same. But they didn't. In fact MANY priests told their parishioners that they could contracept AND divorce... even when they knew the person was already living in adultery, they did not speak Truth.
Mary told us at Fatima that many would perish due to sexual sin. Adultery IS ALSO sexual sin.
Date: Wed Jan 30 05:45:01 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
Amen, and amen.
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014
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