In the past I have shared some of the silly proclamations that come out of the Islamic world from time to time. Now, according to a page from the Middle East Forum, a fatwa has been issued saying it is okay for Moslem women to prostitute themselves during a jihad, because “necessity makes permissible the prohibited.” Yes, jihad may not be one of the “five pillars of Islam,” but it is considered so important that women can do things for jihad that would make them the victims of honor killings, if they even hinted at doing them in any other situation.
Meanwhile closer to home, you’ve probably heard the news from last Thursday about the Supreme Court of the United States striking down a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. I wasn’t going to say anything about it, because enough people have talked about it already, and I only want to speak out on a subject that controversial if I know the facts and I have something to say that hasn’t been said by someone else. Well, my pastor made same-sex marriage the topic of this weekend’s sermon, and he started by stating the court case that led to the Supreme Court ruling. Quote:
“This week, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in response to a lawsuit by Edith Windsor who declared discrimination for not being able to claim her deceased same-sex partner as her legal spouse and so receive federal tax exemptions from her partner’s estate.
The portion of the DOMA law that has been ruled against is a provision that denies federal benefits to legally-married gay couples.
Gay couples, under federal law, will now be considered ‘married,’ if the state they are living in has provision for same-sex marriage.
The rulings, though, do not impact gay marriage rights in the 38 states where it is currently not legal on the books.”
Unquote: Did anybody see that besides me? The plaintiff wants her dead partner declared to be her spouse. Not only is this a step toward legalizing same-sex marriage in the whole country, it’s a step toward legalizing necrophilia, too! I predicted years ago that if same-sex marriage becomes legal, necrophilia can’t be far behind; see my messages from April 30, 2012 and May 16, 2008.
Finally, I don’t think I am the only one who is tired of the homosexual lifestyle getting shoved in my face constantly. It’s vastly overrated, for a start. Those who practice it have appropriated the term “gay” for themselves, but to use the original meaning, I can’t remember seeing any of them happy, except in bars and at their pride parades. In addition, I don’t meet that many homosexuals in real life, unless most of them are still in the closet; I never believed they were more than a small percentage of the population, like 3%. Yet it seems that the media has to do a gay interest story every week, as if we’d forget they were around if they didn’t. Today, for example, Bing.com ran a picture on its home page of a few rainbow flags from a gay price parade. Or maybe the elite of our society want us to forget that a lot of people still think homosexuality is wrong.
Moshe Feiglin, a conservative Israeli politician, echoed similar sentiments to mine last year when he said, “Gays, kindly return to your closets.” In the advanced nations of the world, most of us are too busy with life to be concerned about what our neighbor does in the bedroom. If a person who happens to be “gay” also has useful talents/skills, like the basketball player who “outed” himself a few weeks ago, we will accept them for what they can do. On the other hand, making one’s sexual preference the most important characteristic of himself or herself is just plain sick.