Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Excuses, Excuses

The disgraced Representative from Florida, Mark Foley is now claiming (40 years later) that he was molested by a clergyman as a youth. This claim comes after another recent claim that he is an alcoholic.

If our own elected representatives, who are supposed to be statesmen of the highest caliber cannot simply accept responsibility for their actions how can anyone expect us lowly peasants to do so?

Foley resigned in disgrace, why is he still in the news. Anyone with a shred of decency would have apologized without excuse and stepped out of the public eye. He obviously does not have any sense of decency or he would have done just that.

I'm also guessing that this whole incident is making the homosexual activists quite nervous. Here is another homosexual claiming he is the victim of sexual abuse. Is it just me or does it seem like nearly all homosexuals were victims of sexual abuse themselves? This is no excuse for the behavior that Foley has admitted to and it doesn't excuse any sort of sexual deviancy.

Knowing that homosexuality tends to be a by-product of sexual abuse, it gives those of us who are believers in Christ an opportunity to introduce those folks to the healing power of Jesus. The activists don't like this very much because they don't want to accept that they need healing and they deride any former homosexual who claims to be healed by God.

Don't let the fact of someone's homosexuality keep you from preaching the Gospel to them. They probably don't want to hear it. As a believer though, it's not you job to decide whether they want to hear it or not, it's your job simply to try. If they reject the message then you have done your duty, planted a seed and maybe the next person who tells them they can be forgiven for the sins will receive a better reception.

Always speak the truth in love to these people. Do not condemn them. Obviously Foley is a public figure and was seeking deviant sex but God will deal with his sin. In the mean time, he needs Jesus.