Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death
The Bull City has received another so called honor. To the nickname, the City of Medicine, it can now add the dubious honor, “Lesbian Capital of the South”. According to the February/March 2011 issue of the “Durham Magazine”, our city is considered a “lesbian hot spot”. The article states that gays and lesbians are attracted to Durham because of its “family-friendliness, progressive politics, cheap housing and college-town culture”. It seems that more lesbians than gay men, make their home in Durham. According to Ian Palmquist, the Executive Director of Equality North Carolina, “It’s been true for a long time that there are more lesbians in Durham and more gay men in Raleigh”. The 2000 census supports his observation.
In the article, Mr. Palmquist also stated “I think the lesbian community has made a big difference in making Durham what it is today”. How is that? What is Durham today? Is it a city of tolerance and acceptance? Does the cover of the “Durham Magazine” that shows a lesbian couple embracing, reflect tolerance and acceptance? Have we come to a place where unnatural behavior is not only accepted, but celebrated? Yes to all.
The couple on the cover seem like two really nice people who genuinely care for each other. They don’t look all that strange. In fact, they look blissfully happy. If it wasn’t for the headline across their entwined bodies, you may not even notice that it’s two lesbian women.
But the whole idea is to notice. The gay and lesbian community want to be noticed and accepted as normal. That’s why you can’t turn on the televison without seeing a gay couple, character or storyline. Moreover, they are portrayed as a group with exceptional fashion, designing and artistic abilities. They love more than anybody, are more understanding, tolerant and caring than any other group. While anybody who disagrees with their lifestyle is portrayed as intolerant, haters, and bigots.
Don’t be deceived. Recognize what’s going on. The more you see something, the less sensitive you become to it. Stay sensitive to sin. Don’t allow the smiles, kindness, talents, intelligence and humor of these good people make you question God’s stance on their lifestyle. Separate the person from that lifestyle and from the sin of it. Treat the sin of homosexuality just like you would any other sin, i.e. adultery, fornication, stealing. Tolerance doesn’t necessarily equate to love just as speaking the truth isn’t necessarily hate.
No matter how acceptable the homosexual lifestyle becomes to this wicked society, it will never be accepted by God, the ultimate judge. Understand that just because something is accepted by the majority, doesn’t make it right or okay.
Durham is a great place to live, but this new designation is not one to be celebrated. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah?
Genesis 18:20And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
Genesis 19:13For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.