Western nations once embraced biblical notions of marriage and sexuality. But five or six generations of Darwinism have left the culture in moral disarray. The highest court in the US has elevated homosexuality and same-sex “marriage” to legal status.
Of course, given our Yankee pluck, radical change in our domestic policies is not enough. Having cast off the ballast of moral restraint, the USS Decency is listing badly. Yet as we stagger from capstan to mast across her careening deck, we feel compelled somehow to sail courageously on. We must export our enlightened views to our neighbors across the sea.
Western Churches and the Wrong Side of History
SEXUAL REVOLUTION VS. THE GOSPEL
We hear a lot about “the wrong side of history” these days—usually from those who want to convince us we’re on it, and that everyone in the future will think like the New York Times editorial board. But if we want to understand where history is really headed, we’ve got to look at the big picture—the global picture.
President Obama—someone who’s used the “right side of history” trope more than once—got a glimpse of that picture last month when he spoke in Nairobi. Addressing Kenya’s strong cultural aversion to homosexuality, the President warned that “treating people differently” not because they’re harming anyone but because they’re “different,” erodes freedoms and leads to “bad things.”
Well, in a nation where 96 percent disapprove of homosexuality, that didn’t go over so well. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was quick to express the feelings of his country and Africa, saying: “…there are some things…our culture, our societies don’t accept…for Kenyans today, the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue.”
But the real clash of cultures is happening not among governments, but between churches; specifically between churches in the West—that is, in Europe and the U.S.—and churches in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
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