(August 15, 2011) In support of gay marriage, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked for “one logical reason” why it should be denied.
Why are we pretending we don’t know what the issue is. It’s about morality, Governor.
History has shown that some great nations and empires have gone through the same three basic stages: prosperity, corruption and immorality, and destruction.
The U.S. was, and perhaps still is, the most prosperous nation on earth. That corruption has become rampant in our time is evidenced by the conduct of employees of such institutions as Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Enron, etc., and many government officials.
And you don’t have to dig too deep to see the decline in today’s moral standards. All you need is to watch a few episodes of TV shows from the 1950s and compare the language and demeanor to those of TV shows of the 21st Century; it’s like day and night.
Movies today, fugetaboutit! There are no constraints in the movies; anything goes.
(Please note, vile TV shows and movies, per se, are not the problem. It’s their acceptance by the public that are symptoms of a morally degraded society. By the same token, rampant corporate and government corruption is a symptom of a corrupt population.)
But here’s the strange difference between the decline of honesty and the decline of morality. When it comes to the decline in honesty, people complain about corporate executives and government officials. But when it comes to the decline in morality, you always here the same stupid remark: We’ve come a along way.
Yes, we’ve certainly come a long way.
We’ve already gone through the first two stages that preceded the demise of some great civilizations: prosperity and moral decline. And we’ve begun our slide into the third stage, a financially unstable abyss, the likes of which we’ve never experienced. And no one knows how to fix it.
After all those years of prosperity, you’d thing we would have become good at sound financial planning, the way doctors become better doctors, engineers become better engineers, etc., after years of being in practice. But, it’s as if we’ve suddenly become financial morons. The “experts” can’t even agree on what the solution is, let alone implement one.
What does this tell you? It should tell you that we were never prosperous because of our cunning intelligence or brilliance, in the first place.
Is the connection between moral decay and calamity just a coincidence?
In 1980, the Democratic Party became the first major political party in the U.S. to endorse a homosexual rights platform. That same year, David McReynolds was the first openly gay man to run for President in the U.S.
The year 1980 was certainly a period of great milestones in the history of gays in this country. But there was another milestone in 1980 that many have forgotten, as described by an article on New York magazine’s NYMag.com, an excerpt of which reads:
“In early 1980 a young gay man in New York City contracted an unusual illness that defied diagnosis. Upon his death an autopsy revealed that he had suffered from toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by cell-invading parasites. Joel Weisman, a Los Angeles doctor, noticed that a number of his patients — all homosexuals — were suffering from an illness he diagnosed as cytomegalovirus (CMV). Five suspicious cases of pneumocystis in Los Angeles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta … In the summer of 1981, physicians in New York City found 26 gay patients suffering from Kaposi’s sarcoma, a rare form of skin cancer. Normally, these were treatable afflictions, but in each case the patient’s immune system was abnormally, mysteriously, suppressed. By the end of the summer the CDC was aware of 70 more cases of Kaposi’s and pneumocystis in New York and California. The victims were young , white, gay males, and 40 percent of them had died. The CDC announced that the ‘fact that these patients were all homosexuals suggests an association between some aspect of a homosexual lifestyle’ and the disease.”
By 1982, the disease responsible for the above cases was named GRID — Gay-related immune deficiency. Only after gays complained about the stigma attached to the name GRID, the disease was renamed to AIDS.
By the end of 2008, the total number of deaths, according to the CDC, of people in the U.S. diagnosed with AIDS was over 617,000.
An epidemic that has its origins in a lifestyle, and is still predominant in that lifestyle to this day, is unprecedented in history. What’s particularly odd is that AIDS existed globally and in this country before the 1980s, but the epidemic in this country did not begin until 1980.
So, instead of recognizing the history of moral decay, we have a Governor of a great state such as New York with the gall to make speeches as if it’s a moral obligation to support a base lifestyle, and as if the passage of his gay marriage bill was a noble act. What an absolute disgrace.
We must rid ourselves of such politicians and get back to the values that made this a great nation. We’ve witnessed prosperity and we’ve witnessed financial collapse. You don’t have to be a Bible scholar to see the connection between a nation’s success and its Bible-based traditional values.
Some people seem to be under the impression that God’s existence depends on their belief in His existence. That’s like thinking the IRS will not exist if I believe it doesn’t exist. Either way, you’ll pay your taxes. It’s just a question of whether you’ll pay voluntarily or involuntarily.
You may have the free will to believe or not to believe in God, but God runs the world in either case. Our politicians can obviously not pull us out of this financial mess, maybe it’s time to start thinking of a Higher Authority. The first step would be to get rid of all politicians who have completely lost their moral compass.