Maya Angelou. Well what can you say? She’s been hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and revered as a poet extrordinaire, the best of the best. She’s appeared in movies as the wise old matron and read her churchified poetry at presidential events. But its strange how getting to a pinnacle can bring dizzyness and very bad conclusions about life. She’s a self professed Christian who attends Mt Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Maya Angelou once wrote she “knows why the caged bird sings”, but now aging she seems to have become ensnared by false ideas. Like Solomon, who despite his unparalleled wisdom, fell off his rocker in his old age and completely went astray, Angelou is following the same path. One would think that with years of such accumulated wisdom, advocating such an insipid concept as gay marriage would be anathema. But for some reason, this issue causes even the so-called wise among us to stumble into utter foolishness.
To the political liberals and gay religionistas who are rabidly pushing the idea that homosexuality is just a form benign love, the news that Angelou wants homosexuals to be married was cause to dance in the streets. Calling one NY senator (who is opposed to homosexual marriage) Angelou reportedly asked her:
“I would ask every man and every woman who’s had the blessing of having children, ‘Would you deny your son or your daughter the ecstasy of finding someone to love?’ ” she said.
Ms. Angelou said she believed that society made gay relationships hard enough without the added burden of making marriage illegal.
What a completely illogical statement. So parents are supposed to give their children blank check approval to whomever they want to “love” (beware definitions in traction).
Let’s just take the above statement at face value. What if the person’s grown son or daughter fell in “love” with a child and wanted to marry them? Would you approve and say, well if that’s who you love, then you have my blessing? What if the son or daughter fell in love with their blood sibling? Would you tell your son its okay to marry his sister? This is one of the more asinine aspects of gay marriage arguments which defy common sense. The loaded accusation is a denial of the “right to love”. That a patent lie. There are millions of people in America who meet, fall in love, never marry and stay together for long periods of time. No “marriage equality” protests from them. What homosexuals are being denied — just like all the other nonacceptable forms of coupling— is the privelege to marry who they feel is right.
Angelou and those like her who intentionally conceal or outright ignore the spiritual, physical and emotional maladies of homosexuality are condemning people to hell with whipped cream and a cherry on top. The father of lies has seduced them.
As I argued at Christocentric, there is no way the gay movement can claim moral high ground over pedophiles and incest-mongers when both use the same arguement to gain acceptance. Gay marriage isn’t in pandora’s box, it is pandora’s box.
Solomon, in his latter jaded state declared “all is vanity”. That wasn’t altogether true. He filtered life through his disobedience, rather than the glory of God which had previously covered his life. When we reject the good and perfect will of God for our own foolish pursuits, life will be vain. That’s the real reason gay relationships are hard. But if we accept what God has declared, life can be beautiful. And glorious.