Editor’s note: The loss of freedoms means restrictions and penalties in many areas. Hobby Lobby’s fight against Obama care. The government control of business is crippling our country. This explains Dolce and Gabbana’s interest in fighting for the preservation of marriage as defined by God.
Also, there is grace for those redeemed in Christ who abused alcohol and there is grace for those who suffer the temptation of sexual sin.
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.(Romans 6:1-14)
Lifesite news reports:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The homosexual lobby’s effort to redefine marriage “is a form of incremental totalitarianism,” a self-described gay man told LifeSiteNews at the second annual March for Marriage in Washington, D.C.
Doug Mainwaring, who was a speaker at the March, spoke with LifeSiteNews after his brief presentation. Asked about his sexual orientation, he said, “I identify as gay in the same sense that an alcoholic who has been going to AA meetings for years would never fail to identify himself as an alcoholic.”
Noting that he “put that aside a few years ago,” Mainwaring said “the impulses are still within me.” But he said he opposes marriage redefinition because “same-sex ‘marriage’ is the most implausible idea to ever come down the pipe.”
“I don’t have to go into religious arguments. Just from natural law — and people even dismiss natural law nowadays,” said Mainwaring. “Even 10 years ago, in the gay community, it was a joke in the same-sex community. ‘This is my husband, ha ha ha.'”
“Gays and lesbians have been used as pawns by progressives to bring about this wedge issue that I really feel strongly is meant to usher in incremental totalitarianism,” he said.
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