DISCLAIMER: I love my country. I am proud of much of what we have created. I am also not unaware of our failings – to our own people and to the rest of the world.
The following is not a researched or fleshed out article. It is my immediate, emotional response to reading yet another end times article posted by a friend and fellow Christian. Please forgive any misspellings or not-so-eloquent statements.
Of all the horrific things our country has had its hands in, I am really sick and tired of members of my faith trotting out their warped view of homosexuality and same-sex marriage as evidence of end-times or America’s “failing” in God’s eyes.
America has much for which it needs to atone. We have hurt our own people and the members of our global community.
We have had internment camps for Japanese-Americans.
We have robbed,raped, and murdered indigenous people – and had the audacity to claim it was in God’s name.
We have repeatedly financially and militarily supported dictators and war criminals – enabling them to oppress and even kill their own people.
We have enslaved and/or oppressed “minorities”.
We have objectified and exploited women on a societal level.
We have over 400,000 abandoned/unwanted children coming of age in government-run facilities.
We have created and protected economic systems that allow us to exploit each other for financial gain.
We boast a national rate of homelessness that is approximately 21 homeless people per 10,000 people in the general population (more than 600,000 people).
We continue to knowingly profit from and maintain our lifestyle through labor trafficking (SLAVERY).
This is just to name a few things.
But sure, homosexuality, something that I and many members of our faith adamantly agree is NOT a sin, that is going to be the thing that offends our God.
Okay, rant over.