Heterosexual Hypocrisy

o-PARENTS-DIVORCENothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. – Luke 12:2-3 

What would you say to me if I told you that homosexuality is not the greatest attack on marriage? Many of you would probably immediately begin scolding me. In light of recent changes to our court’s view of what marriage is (not God’s view) this is one of those topics that won’t be going away anytime soon.

I was recently listening to a friend talk to me about how homosexuality was the number one reason for the destruction of traditional marriage, and the views surrounding it. At this point I just listened to his rant, and did my best to absorb all his reasons for believing that. You see my wife and I had visited him and his wife for dinner and as our wives conversed in the other room we were watching the ball game in his living room. As my friend and I were watching the game, a preview of a show displayed a homosexual couple kissing and hugging one another. My friend made a noise of disgust, and gave me a look of “can you believe this.” After, the game my friend pulled up the guide and turned the channel to a runway show of swimsuit models, and began making all kind of inappropriate gestures. I immediately stopped him and had him turn the television off.

That night after I went home, my wife could tell something was bothering me, and I told her what had happened and she just shook her head, but was not surprised considering who the friend was. This fact did not settle my heart any. This friend was an active member in the church and had still found it appropriate to act this way. I began to think and pray and the truth is that homosexuality is not destroying traditional marriage, heterosexual hypocrisy within the church is.

Millions of church going men sighed in disgust on the day the news came out that homosexual marriage was now allowed within the country, while they were nose deep in pornography by the evening. Many outwardly and openly shot down this violation against God’s perfect creation of marriage, just too secretly continue in an ongoing affair that has been their secret for years. Men and women alike were saddened when their pastor did not speak against this heinous and perverse act on Sunday, just to sign their second set of divorce papers on Monday.

03012I want you to know right now that this is not in any way an attempt to lessen the sin and evils of homosexuality. The Bible is absolutely clear that marriage is between one man and one woman, the way which God declared it very good within the first chapters of Genesis and our Lord himself reaffirms this truth in the Gospel of Matthew. However, it is just as much a sin to be having heterosexual intercourse outside of marriage, than it is to be the most outspoken of homosexuals.

Sin is sin is sin. It is incredible to me that many have become such Pharisees in the church today. They go around preaching how great they are, quoting scripture completely out of context, and loading up their Facebook pages with Joel Osteen quotes. They are quick to the draw when condemning a world of unbelievers. Yet, they are nothing more than “white-washed” tombs, beautiful and clean on the outside, but completely dead and rotten on the inside. I want you to know I am thankful for each and every one of your convictions and the way in which you proudly proclaim them, but we must quit trying to prune the world, while many in the church are at a point where they are no longer yielding fruit. We as Christians proclaim so loudly how the world is destroying marriage, and the world looks back at us to see a divorce rate over 50%; shockingly they are not too affected by our cries to repent.

military_leaving_familyHusbands love your wives; wives love your husbands, and together love your God. The only way we can ever hope to reform the world’s view of what marriage ought to look like, is to first restore what our view of it is. Homosexuals are just unbelievers acting like unbelievers, but when a professing believer is living in habitual sin against not only God, but their spouse they are the ones smearing God’s beautiful covenant of marriage; and may I say that has been going on way longer than homosexuality’s attack on marriage. I pray that we quit allowing the world to influence the church, and get back to the church influencing the world; that is for the better I should say. I know this is a hard saying, but those with ears to hear let them hear.

Blake Hart
Disclaimer: The thoughts and views published on the Veterans to Christ blog are those of Blake Hart and in no way are meant to represent the United States Army or the Armed Forces.

Blake Hart is currently serving in the army as a unit supply specialist in Ft. Richardson, AK where he is stationed with his wife Rae and their 7 month old son Colt. Blake has served in the military for 5 years and has been deployed once to Afghanistan for a total of 12 months. He is currently transitioning into the civilian arena in the area of full time ministry. He is finishing up his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty University, and has applied to start Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of this year to begin the process of earning his Master’s of Divinity in Homiletics.