You are selecting a point in history that has fluctuated before and afterwards. Morality in America changed with both 1st and 2nd Great Awakenings. So I could choose those periods of time and say morality in America was once better than it is today, and I would be just as right as you are.
The point is, much like the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, the inevitable destination we are headed for is chaos, or less morality. We will fluctuate up and down as we get there, but the end result is the same. It is unavoidable, and it is science. Only God can reverse such courses of man.
 May 22, 2015 at 12:49pm
“I am a chosen father with a little boy named Hunter.”
Well said, Jim. God chose you to bear this burden and you have chosen to carry it. I look forward to when you are reunited with your son.
 May 22, 2015 at 11:59am
Perhaps Blink, but you can’t demonstrate that it was as widespread as it is today, nor can you demonstrate that we are enshrining moral decay in law by legalizing sodomy and gay marriage.
 May 22, 2015 at 11:13am
A law unto themselves.
 May 22, 2015 at 10:44am
Good point. His argument is a total non-sequitor.
 May 21, 2015 at 3:13pm
Said another way, you can sin, seek forgiveness, and be a Christian, then I agree.
But I know you’re saying you can act out your homosexuality unrepentantly and be Christian. That is false.
 May 21, 2015 at 1:50pm
not sure I agree. I think it has more to do with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin that Christians like to put in a special category, that is worse than their own sins, in order to feel less guilty. Many sex-based sins fall under the same treatment. Nobody, especially Christians, want to talk about sexual addictions, whether it be homosexuality, porn, masturbation, etc.
God calls us to shine the light of Truth on ALL sin. He promises to walk with us through these painful experiences. When we confess sins one to another (not to a priest), He is faithful to restore us. We get the privilege of trusting other Christians to bear our burden, and we can bear theirs as well. It’s hard to find churches/groups that do this well, but I have the wonderful blessing of leadership and a church that sees these real issues and seeks to mend the broken hearts of those suffering from such struggles.
 May 21, 2015 at 1:44pm
sin is messy. sin is tragic. and it can affect a lot of innocent people emotionally and physically. it comes with side effects, like you point out. but Christ looks at our hearts when it comes to sin. nobody is without sin (Rom3:23). We’re all guilty, We can’t start ranking sins and say some are worse than others. some come with special punishments, but the wages of all sin is death.
this man’s heart is in the right place in seeking forgiveness and healing. I am not God, so I say that with an abundance of caution and humility. but I’m wondering where your heart is at if you can’t forgive.
 May 21, 2015 at 1:32pm
fwiw, I appreciate your heart and willingness to examine inwardly. God commands it of us. I too have had my own struggles that, up until recently, I was unwilling to confront. But God is breaking me of that because He loves me. It’s painful, but I’m reminded of Psalm 30:5, and the song lyrics that go with it:
There may be pain in the night, but the joy comes in the morning.
 May 21, 2015 at 11:53am
Blest, well said.
And, as you can see, truth has stuck a nerve with the sex addicts.
 May 21, 2015 at 11:38am
I’m somewhat disappointed in the comments here. What is happening in this pastor’s life is no different than sin in yours and my life. Sin is sin. And his sin is being dealt with appropriately. So far, he is taking responsibility and seeking help. This particular sin will have a significant, lasting impact on his life, but that is for him to deal with.
There is nothing else that matters, even the nature of the conduct, at this point. He is seeking change, help, and God.
This is what redemption looks like (albeit, very early in the process).
As a former Christian, I think you view this from the proper perspective.
I could be wrong, but I think that most people on here commenting really have a bigger problem with this man's version of Christianity (Lutheran) rather than the supposed sin he has committed. So I think their vitriol comes from THAT versus anything this former pastor did to denigrate the Christian religion.
I don't know...what do you think?
I openly admit that I find homosexuals repulsive, and have to remind myself daily that their sin is just that, THEIR SIN. My sin, small things we all do everyday, is just as repulsive to God .
I have no problem hugging and encouraging a recovering alcoholic, but even though I am sure God would want me to treat a recovering homosexual the same way, I just can't seem to do it.
I pray every night that God will guide me and give me strength in my area of weakness.
Well said, thenannerpus.
Agree, even though I don't battle with same sex attraction, I can relate to his struggle. Dealing with some sins is like this, you keep doing what you don't want to do. The point is, not to give up and give in to the lie that just because you want to do it, doesn't mean it isn't sin
the real sin, if you will, is the sheer hypocrisy involved with this man.
Perhaps his homophobic rants were his way of shaming himself and being forced to hate his real nature
Exactly. If you glorify homosexuality as a "special" sin, all you do is play into the enemy's hands. The whole gay movement has been about feeling special, and unique; outcasts and rebels who have been unjustly shunned by society. That's how they justify a lot of what they think and believe.
Don't play into that narrative. Take it seriously, but remember that Jesus was tempted with all sin while he walked the earth. That means that at some point, even Jesus felt the temptation of homosexuality. And while he was on the cross, he was punished for that sin in our place, so we wouldn't have to suffer and die for it.
Another way to look at it is he is just using his family and career as a facade and has no belief whatsoever in God.
You can be gay AND a Christian. I think what this man needs to do is reflect on who is really is. Being gay is not a sin, nothing to be ashamed about. Cheating on your wife, that's a problem. Open and honest conversations needs to happen within that family, and this man needs to figure out who he is, and where he wants to be.
May 21, 2015 at 9:44am
Again, exceptions, and this example of yours is even further from the topic of the article.
May 21, 2015 at 9:43am
Yes, let’s use exceptions as the rule.
Arrogance + ignorance = you
 May 20, 2015 at 1:54pm
Sorry, I don’t buy it. Nobody is as successful as him, with continued contracts with NBC, and not have sold his soul to the devil.
 May 20, 2015 at 1:08pm
Agreed! It is our right life, given to us by our Creator, that we protect, along with the family who God has entrusted to us (fathers).
 May 20, 2015 at 1:05pm
May 20, 2015 at 12:37pm
I could have done without the “imaginary god” shot, but I agree with the rest of your statement. G. Edward Griffin has written two books that are bullseyes to the power structure that the elites use to line their pockets: The Federal Reserve and Big Pharma. He wrote a book about the power of vitamin B17 to fight cancer. Vitamin B17 is illegal here.
 May 20, 2015 at 12:33pm
If you’ve never heard of the “fingerprint of God” look that up. The Fibonacci numbers and spiral so profoundly demonstrate a designer, that I don’t know how any scientist worth his salt can ignore it.
 May 20, 2015 at 11:41am
Yes, and in the same vein, I like how he lumps the criminal element with We The People. I guess to the elites, we’re all the same threat to their centralized power (and banks).