In case we are still living with the misperception that entertainment is only entertainment and is harmless and innocuous, the lead two paragraphs from an article in USA Today corrects that faulty notion.
When it comes to gay marriage and gay families, politicians are still bickering and courts are still deliberating. But in entertainment, it’s all over but the shouting.
Hollywood, which once routinely depicted gay people as miserable, dysfunctional or tragic, now produces movies and TV shows — such as this summer’s film The Kids Are All Right, ABC’s Modern Family and Fox’s Glee — in which gay relationships and gay families are portrayed as just like other families — normal, unremarkable, no big deal.
Entertainment is not entertainment. It is agenda driven. And part of the agenda is to advocate the legitimacy of homosexual marriage and homosexual rights.
Into this drama of conflict, Al Mohler’s admonition “Homosexuality and the Bible” speaks with a clear and unwavering voice about the responsibility. As believers and followers of Christ, we have a responsibility to speak, and we have a responsibility to speak a particular set of truths.
The fundamental axiom upon which evangelical Christians must base any response to homosexuality it this: God alone is sovereign, and He has created the universe and all within by His own design and to His own good pleasure. Furthermore, He has revealed to us His creative intention through Holy Scripture — and that intention was clearly to create and establish two distinct but complementary genders or sexes. The Genesis narratives demonstrate that this distinction of genders is neither accidental nor inconsequential to the divine design. “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make for him a helper suitable for him,” determined God. And God created woman.
God’s creative intention is further revealed in the cleaving of man to the woman [“his wife”] and their new identity as “one flesh.” This biblical assertion — which no contorted interpretation can escape — clearly places marriage and sexual relations within God’s creative act and design.
The sexual union of a man and a woman united in covenant marriage is thus not only allowed, but is commanded as God’s intention and decree. Sexual expression is limited to this heterosexual covenant, which in its clearest biblical expression is one man and one woman united for as long as they both shall live.
Therefore, any sexual expression outside of that heterosexual marriage relationship is illicit, immoral, and outlawed by God’s explicit command and law.
The entire booklet may be downloaded and is well worth reading.