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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Socialism Leads to Sexual Perversion

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Back in 1987, World magazine published an article by veteran journalist Garry John Moes that asked, “Is there a connection between Socialist doctrine and the homosexual rights movement?”

That striking lead disturbed me. While the article presented clear evidence that there is, in fact, such a connection, it didn’t answer a corollary question: Why is there a connection between homosexuality and socialism?

Why, for instance, did Plato endorse both socialism and homosexuality? Why, today, are many homosexuals — and others in the LGBTQIA+ movements — also socialists?

Back then I set out to answer that question in another article in World titled “Denial of Distinction: Socialism’s Roots and Sexual Deviance.” Its lessons are even more relevant today than they were 35 years ago.

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A fundamental biblical doctrine revealed here is that there are real, abiding, basic distinctions in this world. Some religions — Hinduism and Buddhism, animism and spiritism — believe that all is fundamentally one, that there are no distinctions at the root of reality. Not Biblical Christianity. For the Bible, one is not two; evil is not good; light is not darkness; bitter is not sweet.

When God’s vineyard becomes indistinguishable from the wild vines around it, He tears down its hedge or wall. He will not permit a false distinction to remain. That is why God insists that evil and good, light and darkness, sweet and bitter not be confused with each other.

To those who deny such distinctions — who say that the Church can be like the world, who obscure the distinction between good and evil — to them, God says, “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and clever in their own sight!” As if to say, “They may be wise in their own eyes, but not in Mine. I am the Judge before whom they must stand. They may overlook distinctions, but I will not!”

What joins socialism with homosexuality and all forms of sexual perversion? They all run against, consciously or subconsciously, of the biblical doctrine of fundamental distinctions.

Biblical thinking recognizes a distinction between Church and world. The church is God’s private property, “a people for God’s own possession” (1 Peter 2:9), and it has a hedge or wall of doctrines and ethics built around it to distinguish it from the world. It must not do what the world does, but must perform God’s judgments and statutes, in which it finds life (Leviticus 18:3-5).

Just as the Bible insists that God has property in the Church, so it insists in the commandment, “Thou shalt not steal,” that people have property that must be distinguished from everyone else’s property. Socialism denies that distinction, claiming that everything belongs to everyone. In so doing, it breaks down a wall of distinction by which God orders reality, and to avoid chaos it reverts to another kind of order: totalitarianism. The Bible also insists that property is a just reward for work, not to be divided equally among all people regardless of their contribution to its production (Luke 19:12–26; 2 Thessalonians 3:10). Again, socialism denies this fundamental distinction, insisting on an impossible equality of economic condition.

What of sexuality? The Bible insists that God made man male and female, and that the distinction must be upheld. Neither adultery (Deuteronomy 22:22), nor fornication (Deuteronomy 22:23-29), nor transvestism (Deuteronomy 22:5), nor homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22), nor bestiality (Leviticus 18:23), let alone transgenderism, may be condoned among the people of God. Adultery and fornication, polygamy and polyandry, and polyamorism, deny the distinction between one’s spouse and all other members of the opposite sex. Homosexuality and transgenderism deny the distinction between male and female. Bestiality, with its religious roots in polytheistic evolutionary doctrines of the origin of the world and mankind, denies the distinction between human beings and animals.

Socialism and all forms of sexual perversion have this in common: they attack fundamental distinctions God has built into creation. Where they come into closest ideological contact is in denying the exclusivity of certain relationships. Socialism denies the exclusivity of property as belonging to one person or family and not to others. Sexual perversion denies the exclusivity of sexual relations to marriage between one male and one female.

Distinctions are fundamental to biblical thought: distinctions of order and chaos, light and darkness, good and evil, animal and human, female and male, saved and damned, Church and world, holy and unholy. So are distinctions of work and sloth, individual and community, private and communal property, freedom and slavery, lawfulness and unlawfulness, variety and uniformity.

Each in its own way — socialism and sexual perversion — denies such distinctions. They rebel against the fundamental orders of God’s creation. They must not be countenanced among God’s people — now, any more than 35 years ago.

— E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.,Founder and National Spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, The Christian Post, Denying the binary: Why socialism and sexual perversion go hand in hand, June 24, 2022

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Bruce Gerencser, 65, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 44 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    Sage

    This phd needs to spend some time actually reading about these things he so blatantly misrepresents. Either he is ignorant and refuses to educate himself outside of Christian approved resources, or he is just lying and twisting fact to fit his particular narrative.

    He and all like him need to go find some land, grow their hedges around it, and live blindly serving their version of god., and leave the rest of us alone

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    MJ Lisbeth

    This reminds me of the stuff I used to read –and write–about when I was a Libertarian and Evangelical Christian. To me, if you have a God that is separate from his creation, and humans are made to use, rather than care for and share, that creation, it all makes perfect sense.

    One of the most extreme examples of what I’m talking about can be found in the writings of Gary North, who believes society should be goverend by the laws in Leviticus and Deuteronomy–and has written an “Economic Commentary of the Bible” that, esssentially, says that anarcho-capitalism is God’s economic system.

    Another one of my youthful follies!

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    sjl1701

    Beisner is a frequent guest on the local “Gays, Muslims, Commies, Feminists and Biden is Going to Get Us Stations”, oops “Christian Radio”, here in Minneapolis. He, like the bloviating windbag Dennis Prager is in love with the sound of his own voice pontificating on pretty much anything. Beisner is an economic philosopher, he claims to understand the environment, ecology and biology. He does not. His group is funded by the fossil fuel industry. His religion is economics. He’s incapable of thinking outside of those boxes. As he is incapable of grasping biology, he’s as ignorant about sexuality as any of the Christians he’s part of. These guys want to go back to the days of gays in the closet because they consider it to be the “natural” way of life.

    With Roe dead, these guys will next set their targets on gays. Their version of Christianity only allows for them to be right and in control.

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      MJ Lisbeth

      Gays, trans and non-binary people, anyone who publishes a study that supports the fact that being non-cisgender and non-heterosexual is not a “lifestyle choice.” Or anyone else who questions Christian or other religions orthodoxy. We’re all fucked.

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    Brian Vanderlip

    I am entirely done with assholes who have the gaul to flip me with the black book and say, “God says! You obey!” Fuck you and your savage delusional God.

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