In the ongoing controversy over Indiana's Restoration of Religious Freedom Act (RFRA), "Christian conservatives" are once again showing their complete inability to combat the enemy. Not only do they fail to advance their own position, but they retreat at every single opportunity and never recognize (or admit) that they are in fact retreating. The behavior of these conservatives reminds one of the "traditores" of the early Church. During the persecution of the Church by the Roman Empire, certain Christians surrendered to the worldly powers and handed over (Latin "tradere") the Holy Scriptures to be destroyed by the pagans. Today's conservatives are not physically handing over copies of the Bible, but they are still betraying the Church by perpetually redefining what Christian attitudes should be.
Up until the mid 20th century the Christian position was that homosexuality should be illegal. The only real difference of opinion that existed was whether homosexuals should be executed, castrated, thrown in prison, or forced into conversion therapy. But the unanimous voice from Old Testament times up until the 1960s was that the power of the state should be used to suppress homosexuality. This attitude is perfectly in line with what the Bible teaches, as all Christians have always known.
Many of the more conservative regions of the country were slow to accept the radical redefinition of sexuality brought about by the cultural revolutions of the 1960s. Even in 1986, the US Supreme Court upheld as constitutional Georgia's anti-sodomy laws, a decision that was not reversed until 2003. Today, a mere 12 years after anti-sodomy laws were finally done away with, "Christian conservatives" are hoping for a "victory" in Indiana, whose Restoration of Religious Freedom Act could prevent Christians from being forced to provide services for homosexual mock-weddings.
In recent comments made by former Senator Rick Santorum, we can see how weak the "religious right" has become:
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate dove deep into the topic on most everyone’s lips this week, telling “Face the Nation” on Sunday that when it comes to religious freedom and discrimination, “tolerance is a two-way street.”
In his interview Santorum distinguished between discriminating against a person and declining to take part or contribute directly to an activity that one’s faith indicates is wrong.
“If you’re a print shop and you are a gay man, should you be forced to print ‘God Hates F**s’ for the Westboro Baptist Church because they hold those signs up?” he asked. “Should the government force you to do that? And that’s what these cases are all about. This is about the government coming in and saying, ‘No, we’re going to make you do this.’ And his is where I think we just need some space to say, ‘Let’s have some tolerance (and) be a two-way street.”
Santorum here suggests that "mutual respect" and "non-discrimination for all" are what Christians have been in favor of all along, which is clearly untrue. The Christian position is that homosexuality should be illegal. Christianity requires legal discrimination against sodomites and other sexual perverts. The de-criminalization and normalization of homosexuality was carried out by anti-Christian forces that were unsuccessfully resisted by the Church. Proponents of RFRA are constantly saying that the law does not allow discrimination, thereby implying that discrimination against homosexuals is somehow immoral or undesirable. By doing this, they betray the Church of just a few decades ago, when legal discrimination against sodomites was universally accepted. Almost no contemporary Christian, no matter how "conservative" he claims to be, will dare to state openly that legal discrimination is the only winning tactic in the battle against sexual depravity.
This ignorance of history allows the retreating church to move from one defeat to another without acknowledging that they are firmly on the losing side of the battle. It also prevents Christians from recognizing how to solve their current problems. Absolute suppression of all homosexual activity and propaganda is the only way to maintain a healthy society. Perverts are like subterranean vermin who cannot stand the light of morality and righteous judgment. Once "tolerance" of sexual perversion is allowed, the degenerates will fight to destroy all remaining decency.
Sadly, it seems as if the sodomites have a better historical memory than most Christians do. The sodomites still remember that a generation ago men were arrested and thrown in prison for their sexual behavior. The sodomites understand that there is no common ground, no perpetual peace that will be agreeable to all sides. They see the current conflict for what it is: an ideological struggle in which only one side will be victorious.