In the second act of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare has his heroine say, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” As near as I can tell, Shakespeare was promoting the idea that no matter what you call something, a thing or a person is what it is.
If that’s what Shakespeare meant, I imagine he would have as tough a time with current events as I do. As near as I can tell, our present-day world says, “Anything can be called a rose, if you want it to be a rose.”
1. In 1976 — as a guy — Bruce Jenner won the Decathlon at the Olympic Games in Montreal. But now I find out that Jenner has always felt he was a girl. And now, as Caitlyn Jenner, he has won ESPN’s Courage Award. Sounds strange to me, but that’s the way it is.
2. I used to think Girl Scouts were for girls and Boy Scouts were for boys. Apparently, I was wrong as recently the Girl Scouts said, “Girl Scouts exists to serve ‘all girls,’ no matter what they look like or their biological gender.” This also sounds strange to me, but that’s the way it is.
Finally, an expert on the matter summed it up this way: “A person is what he or she wants to be.”
That worked well until the story of Rachel Dolezal made it into the news. Dolezal is a Black lady who is the head of her local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The only problem — Dolezal isn’t Black; she’s the estranged daughter of two white people.
Now Dolezal has gone on record as saying she always “felt she was Black,” but the same news media that applauds Bruce (or Caitlyn) Jenner for his (or her) boldness, has condemned Dolezal and says she is “nuts.”
And I have always heard that chair is still a chair,even when there’s no one sitting there;
But a chair is not a house, and a house is not a home without a family.
And two people living together in sin without the blessings of the Church and the assurances of God is not a marriage.
Yes, it’s confusing to me. Maybe it is to you too.
The Supreme Court, in 5 to 4 Decision, says two homosexuals can marry. No, they can live together in sin in a committed relationship; but, they cannot have a baby, and they cannot make a marriage. And it is not the marital institution that God ordained and gave to man. Why do people act like God did not know what He was doing when he made man and woman and joined them in Holy Matrimony.
The Supreme Court has found that homosexuals have a constitutional right to marriage. Yes, well, homosexuals can purchase a marriage license, but beyond that they can only imitate the marital relationship.
This is a decision that would have been unthinkable just 5 years ago.
It is better to obey God rather than man.