I’m sure I’m about to make myself terribly unpopular with this post, but it certainly won’t be the first time (anyone remember Ludacris? That one certainly didn’t make me Mrs. Popularity!).

The big debate on Good Morning Tri-Cities this week has been whether or not gays should have the right to adopt in the State of Tennessee. Those opposed to the idea cite “the best interest of the child” being a family which has a mother and a father (which I certainly won’t dispute) and those in favor believe that it’s better for children to be placed with a gay couple than to be left in the custody of the state.

We seem to be forgetting something very important: homosexuality is a sin. We’re not talking about whether blacks or redheads or disabled people should be able to adopt (which they undoubtedly should), but whether sexual deviants should be given the right to adopt children out of state custody. They should not.

Allow us, for a moment, to have a little Bible lesson.

  • “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22
  • “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination…” Leviticus 20:13
  • “Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire [homosexuality], serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.” Jude 1:7
  • “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality.” 1 Corinthians 6:9
  • “Understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine.” 1 Timothy 1:9-10

I think the last verse (1 Timothy 1:9-10) expresses my point the best: Biblically, homosexuality is equal to unholiness, profanity, abuse of parents, murder, sexual immorality, slavery, lying, perjuring, etc. Would we want to allow children to be adopted by murderers? People who abuse their parents? Those who enslave others? Probably not.

The homosexual movement has done an effective job of making people believe that, even if homosexuality isn’t “normal,” it’s quirky, not harmful, and “just an alternative way to live” (like being a vegetarian, or something). Heck, gays are even really funny! Haven’t you ever watched “Will and Grace?”

As Christians, we are taught that homosexuality is a sin, not unlike lying, abusing our parents, or murder.

I wonder if those who believe that a child in the custody of a homosexual couple is better off than a child in the custody of the state would feel the same way if the couple were heterosexual but also likes to rape kittens. Say, for example, the couple was a man and a woman, the man has a good job while the woman plans to stay at home to raise the child. They have adequate income, go to “church,” and live in a good school district. This particular couple, however, likes to go to swingers clubs on the weekend. Or they like to have sex with donkeys. Or, more common in our society, the man has a mistress. Would the child be better off in their custody, or the custody of the state?

We’ve become so politically correct that people are afraid to call a spade a spade (or a sin a sin). So I’m saying it: Homosexuality is a sin. It is deviance. “Gay love” is evil. And it should be treated as such.

I am not, of course, advocating that we should be “mean” to gay people. Far from it. Just like any other sinner, Christians should love homosexuals in such a way that they will turn from their sin and repent. That does not, however, mean that we should overlook their sin. We certainly shouldn’t give them special treatment because of it. And we most definitely shouldn’t allow them to adopt children, teaching these impressionable youngsters that their deviance is not only acceptable, but deserving of special treatment.

So, there you go. Let the hate mail come pouring in!