In the 1977 miniseries "Roots," the most remembered and replayed scene for most people is the one where a young Kunta Kinte is being whipped because he won't take a slave name. However, the scene that should be the most remembered because of its troubling content is when a grown Kunta Kinte finds his old girlfriend Fanta on the Calvert plantation and asks her to run away to freedom with him. When she hesitates and starts making excuses, he asks her, "Will you stay a slave?!" Her response was not the clear "yes" or "no" that a moralist would like. Instead, she conditioned her acceptance of slavery on what she saw as things of higher value: "I'mma stay alive!! I'mma stay warm instead of cold. I'mma stay fed instead of starved. I'mma stay! I'll do what they say, long as I can suck breath!..."
Blacks in America credit their survival through slavery, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights era to this mentality of staying a slave. Yet, they universally claim to hate slavery. Indeed, we will "do what they say." We will obey our worldly masters rather than our Heavenly Father. In recent years, the slogan was often repeated that MMM+W stands for "Marriage Means Man + Woman." It is perhaps a strange coincidence that in the November 2012 elections, four would-be sovereign States (Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, + Washington) faced serious challenges to their marriage laws. All fours states were defeated in upholding the critical institution that has held families together in accordance with Biblical tradition for over 5,000 years. The fundamental truth that without a man and a woman, there can be no offspring, and therefore the families are not forever united was ignored by the prevailing American population. Our elected servants turned their backs on God and Scripture and made a new definition of marriage to meet a more hythlothean objective. We have seen both Democrats, like Barack Obama, and Republicans, like George H. W. Bush and Dick Cheney, indicate their unqualified support for the homosexual agenda; and this lack of leadership on religious issues has permeated all levels of government, leaving voters who depend on their candidates sharing their values completely disfranchised. We are being forced to accept the sin of sodomy.
Today, we in America are facing the question of whether we will "do what they say" and remain slaves. But this time, it is not the system of plantation owners benefitting from a commerce in human flesh waged by traders sailing the rum & spice triangle from Europe to Africa, and then to the American shores and Caribbean Isles. This time, involuntary servitude is forced upon us by the very government of the "land of the free," in the name of providing privileged status to a notoriously criminal kind of people. These people have been at war with the God of Heaven since the days of Canaan, when the Lord made his covenant with Abraham and spared Lot and his family from the destruction of two wicked cities. The Lord would have spared those cities if therein could be found 50 righteous men. Abraham, seeking to bargain with God, worked the number down to 10, but could not find even that number. For lack of 9 men other than Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. The Bible is replete with references showing not only that these cities were destroyed by God's wrath, but that their most notable affront to the Lord was the sin of homosexuality. Not only does Jesus refer to Sodom directly, but the abomination of homosexuality is brought up again in the book of Jude at verse 7:
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"Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
Sodom's sin was not inhospitality, as the apologists for the sodomites would have you believe. Sodomy was an affront to the Lord, and along with bestiality, adultery, witchcraft, and idol worship, was among the abominations for which a person was commanded to be put to death. The Bible also said that kidnapping (which usually ended in slavery for the victim,) murder, and rape should receive the death penalty. Today, the American justice system recognizes the clear evil in the last three, largely because they are crimes against other human beings. But we are loathe to recognize the evil in the first group, because we do not recognize any evil in disobedience to God. But even the most pious Christian will tell you that we are all sinners, deserving of death, saved only by God's infinite Grace. Which master are we following?
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