Glenn Beck’s supposed conservatism is really a man-centered libertarianism. Beck recently told Bill O’Reilly that he does not believe homosexual “marriage” is a big deal, and that conservatives should be fighting other things.
According to Beck, “the country is burning down,” and arguing about homosexual “marriage” and abortion should be lesser concerns. Beck tipped viewers off to his libertarian beliefs when he quoted Thomas Jefferson, saying, “If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me?” Here is a classic example of foolish shortsightedness.
Beck doesn’t realize marriage laws DO affect everyone’s pocket. From tax benefits to adoption, marriage laws impact the way tax dollars are spent! If Beck is so concerned about his pocket being picked, he should be wary of opening the floodgates of homosexual “marriage” and its subsequent effects on how his tax dollars are used.
Even apart from the immediate fiscal impact of the issue, his statement belies the selfish tendency of libertarianism. Beck’s primary concern, according to his own paraphrasing of Jefferson, is his own well-being and his own wallet. In other words, Beck would condemn future generations of young impressionable children to homes wherein God is mocked and sexuality is perverted just because he thinks it won’t affect his own safety or fiscal security.
How selfish! This ideology is in direct opposition to the Word of God, which teaches that governments exist to promote righteousness and restrict evil. Scripture also teaches that homosexuality is evil and a perversion of God’s intentions.
Therefore, the state should not actively legitimize and promote that which God has called evil. For Beck to espouse a contrary position because of the Constitution is to place that fallible document on a greater level of value than the infallible Word of God. Mr. Beck would do well to heed the warning of Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…”
Glenn Beck: Gay Marriage NOT Threat To America
The Huffington Post
Why doesn’t Glenn Beck cover gay marriage? Because he doesn’t believe it’s a threat to…
Read the story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/12/glenn-beck-gay-marriage-n_n_679691.html
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For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (NKJV)