Thursday, 4 May 2017

Tim Farron and gay sex: giving into the baying crowd

Does a main-line Christian believe that gay sex is a sin?

Yes.

Sin literally means 'missing the mark', God's standard and gay sex is one activity of many that miss that mark.

This is a straight-forward answer backed up by the Bible and the teaching of all the major churches.

For the last two thousand years this has been seen as a perfectly normal and reasonable view for a Christian to take. The atheists and agnostics, the hedonists and the philosophers have disagreed, but they do not call themselves Christians.

However Mr Farron does.

So when the tabloid press with their penchant for the prurient started asking Mr Farron whether he believed gay sex was a sin he should have simply said, 'I am a Christian, so the answer is, 'Yes.'

It seems there was some hesitation, but eventually Mr Farron said the opposite.

This is a betrayal at two levels.

There is the betrayal of the main line Christian faith and the only loser here is Mr Farron. The media's kangaroo court  is over; the story almost forgotten. But Mr Farron now faces a future where he knows in his own heart that he has the sort of character that tries to face both ways.

And worse: in essence Mr Farron has tried to make up the rules of the world's oldest, largest and most successful organisation to please a few journalists from a non Christian culture soaked in the cheap candy floss morality of Elton John and Piers Morgan. For those with a sense of the history of how orthodox Christianity – with her clear teaching on human sexuality – has survived and prospered despite all the anti Christian dogmas adopted by various governments, this will cause a sad smile.

As for the baying journalists who hounded Mr Farron into a corner to squeeze this reluctant betrayal out of him, they are the storm troopers of the UK's new rainbow religion whereby anyone who rejects the dogma that gay sex is good should be put into room 101. One can feel some sympathy for Mr Farron who had to face them and a great sense of sadness for our country that now calls sin good.

It is at times such as this that men of courage are needed in public life.

Mr Farron does not appear to be in their number.

No comments:

Post a comment

Followers