Sodom and Gomorrah, the Holy Bible tells us, were destroyed by God for their immoral sexual behaviour. But with what is going in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community around the world today, we are fortunate that God is still watching us, giving us another chance to mend our ways and refrain from this obvious violation of all that is decent. After all, He is the God of mercy. But He is still the God of justice that applied his justice to those two ancient cities.
From the happenings of today, the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah seems like a child’s play, for the moral crime for which they were punished so severely was, by all standards of moral assessment and judgement, so insignificant when compared with what is happening now in the guise of gay rights.
When the madness started, we thought it was just about same sex relationship between a man and another man or a woman and another woman. Little did we know that the sexual perversion was all encompassing and includes the right to commit adultery and incest (sexual affair between siblings, or between parents and their children).
Like in everything the West sets its mind to do, this corruption of human nature has acquired the dimension of fundamental a human right that must be institutionalised and internationalised. And it is spreading like wild fire with almost all the so-called civilised countries keying in to it.
The unfortunate dimension is that the so-called rich countries of the world, like the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom and France, have adopted it as an instrument of foreign policy. Aids to perceived poor countries are tied to their support, or otherwise, to this obscenity. Even the United Nations Organisation (UNO) has joined in this onslaught on our collective sensibilities.
We were told that God created man in His own image and likeness and placed him at the apex of creation. Animals were placed below man in the hierarchy. But with recent developments, even the animals would wonder whether this order should subsist. We stand to be challenged, but has anyone seen a dog, or any animal for that matter, making sexual overtures to its kind of the same sex? Even among these lower beings, there is a limit to what is decent and acceptable. They are civilised enough to acknowledge that some things are just not doable.
In our opinion, as the US Supreme Court voted yes and as, indeed, other countries that have joined the league, it will be wrong to assume that the citizens of these countries are unanimous in their acceptance of this depravity. As is always the case, it is the vocal minority in positions of power, influence and affluence that are propagating malfeasance and brazenly glamourising this mortal sin that is threatening humanity as we know it. Could this be the sign of the end-time?