A keynote is defined as being “the first and harmonically fundamental tone of a scale.”
Sustainable freedom and a free people require a foundation of moral absolutes that foster biblical truth and restrain vice — the fundamental tone in the Founding of America was laid on the bedrock of “for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith … ” and the Geneva Bible.
Homosexuality is debauchery. God’s loyalty and fidelity — that guard the nation — make sustainable freedom dependent on seeking virtue. There is no “fear of God” from the Republican Party establishment today.
“Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.” -1 Corinthians. 6:9-10
Virtue is a key component of freedom.
What homosexuals do in their bedroom is none of my business, but — politically — someone’s values are going to reign supreme.
R.L Wing, analyzing the principles of Sun Tzu, observed: “The weapons were quite different, but the armies were nearly as large and the devastation and human suffering just as profound. Today, the chariots and crossbows are gone, but the conflict, throughout the world, is exactly the same: a struggle for ideological supremacy and control of resources.” Ideological supremacy — the moral against the immoral — is the current fight within the Republican Party by establishment moderates and the biblically conservative grassroot, precinct-level ground forces.
Solomon wrote, “Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34)
The glory of a nation lies in its righteousness, not in its wealth or military might. The key to maintaining sustainable freedom is righteousness. Moral character is what preserves the nation and guarantees freedom.
Freedom always faces a fundamental moral challenge; virtue is a key component of freedom. Taking the present Republican leadership amoral route — in the end — will destroy the Republican Party, initially, and then vie for America’s freedom.
It will take nothing short of a cultural revolution for biblical arguments to be heard, much less to become material to the debate. Homosexual desire and marriage is unnatural and — more so — is a symptom of advanced cultural decay and precursor to the collapse of the Republican Party and the nation.
Os Guinness’ A Free People’s Suicide - a must read – says “Freedom requires truth and virtue. Arnold Toynbee’s repeated observation, ‘History shows that all great nations commit suicide’. But the theme of this book owes far more to Abraham Lincoln’s expressly American understanding of the challenge: ‘if destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.’”
Iowa Republican Party Chairman A.J. Spiker did a great service to America in his letter to RNC leadership:
Fellow RNC Members,
While inclusion is important, elected Republicans (we all know the most recent example) and National/State Party leaders who embrace so-called same sex marriage are doing grave harm to our Party and the whole of society.
Lets not forget, so-called same sex marriage is an irreconcilable difference with the Republican Party’s largest constituency… Committed Christians.
Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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The RNC Establishment — most likely — will have to decide which constituency is more paramount to them: the estimated 1.5% “GLBT 4.3M gay, lesbian, or bisexual,” or the estimated 44% “born again/ Evangelical 125M”constituency.
Immigration, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the environment, global warming, etc. can be discussed, and good people can — and do — disagree. Homosexual marriage and abortion are inviolable.
The mark of a decadent society is the exaltation and normalization of sin — which leads to the death.
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