They Don’t Want Equality.

A person I know (not very well, but well enough.) and I were discussing the Bible a few weeks ago, mostly focusing on hot topics such as homosexuality, abortion and etc. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I don’t exactly shy away from hot topics. I can debate well enough to get by, and I can calmly discuss things with people even if they don’t agree. If anything, I enjoy the discussions no matter what their views are or how they differ from my own, because it’s important to know the arguments of the world so you can fight them better. Just saying “Because the Bible says so!” isn’t going to win many souls or make people interested in what I have to say – frankly, it’s probably going to make them dislike talking to Christian’s even more than they already do. During our discussion, we delved a bit deeper into this “equality” fad that’s been going on lately. This person doesn’t share my views on homosexual marriage, abortion, yada yada. In short, I’m a complete conservative, and she’s a total liberal. We couldn’t be any more different. She’s also not saved. It was during this discussion that she said something that really made a lightbulb in my head light up. I realized something.

The majority of these liberals who scream out for equality don’t want to be equal with everyone else. They don’t want to be equal with us Christian’s, they want to have power over us, control us, and those of us who don’t turn from God, they want to shun us. These people don’t want equality – they want to be above God, and above His words and His laws. So often, I’m told that I’m shoving my beliefs down people’s throats. I’m being too forward on this blog, I’m being too forward on social media sites, I’m being too forward in my own life. I’m told that by the people who want equality…how ironic is that? These people are demanding equal rights but they do not want equal rights. They want to be able to sin without Christian’s standing up for Jesus Christ and confronting them. They want to live like pigs without God’s conviction. They want to be able to talk filth, mock the Lord God Almighty and sin freely…they want to be able to do whatever they want…because…equal rights? Right?

Wrong.

If they wanted equality, they wouldn’t be trashing Christian’s and making us hide in the corner. If they wanted equality, they wouldn’t ban Bible’s and prayer from schools. If they wanted equality, they wouldn’t want to get rid of God.

They do not want equality. They want to be above. And let’s never forget Lucifer’s sin, the sin that made us all fall.

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18 thoughts on “They Don’t Want Equality.

  1. Calico Sisters blog March 30, 2015 / 2:38 am

    Amen Kalin! They are totally off scale and have no idea what being “equal” even means! Fabulous post friend!!

    Cassie
    of Calico Sisters blog

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  2. Madelaine March 30, 2015 / 5:22 am

    I’m just a little confused by this post.

    We don’t (or at least I don’t) want to be above you or above your God. We just want you to keep religion with the people who follow it. Bibles and praying are allowed in schools, as far as I know. In my 9 years of going to a public school I have expierienced that those things are perfectly tolerated. I do want equality. I do. I just think that your religious beliefs are something that you shouldn’t use to control other people with, especially if they aren’t of the same faith. You might think we just wan to be able to “sin” and live like “pigs” , but in reality we just want to be able to do things that we think are acceptable. And we don’t want you religion coming in on it because not everyone has those beliefs and we think you need to learn to respect that. If abortion is against your religion, then don’t have one. If homosexual marriage is against your religion, then don’t marry the same gender. But don’t go pushing your religious beliefs on other people and using them to control them. Because not everyone is of that faith and it can be extremely unfair and frustrating when your beliefs are pushed on someone else. Stand up for your religion, please do. Wear your cross necklaces and carry around your bibles, your religion is something you should be able to express and stand up for. But you do need to recognize that not everyone has the same beliefs as you, that’s all.

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    • kalinann April 1, 2015 / 1:27 am

      Thanks for the comment! 🙂 Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply.

      Wearing a cross and carrying a Bible is not being a Christian – believing, following and standing up for Christ is being a Christian. I understand if you feel differently, but the thing is, regardless if someone has the same beliefs as I do, I believe that the Bible is true. Which means it doesn’t matter if someone has different beliefs, it’s my job as a Christian to talk about His word and sin.

      God did not create men and men/women and women to be together, nor did He create them to be equal. When you push for equality, you are going against His law. If you don’t agree, I can tell you that I’ll pray for you, and I will gladly share the gospel with you. No matter what you believe now, or what you’ve done, or how you feel, Christ died for us all. And I know that I know that I know, He has saved me.

      In many schools (at least the ones I’ve personally done research on, and the ones that are local) prayer and Bible’s are not allowed. I’ve seen it and heard about it myself, and from friends who attend public schools. That being said, sinful behavior is totally tolerated. That, is what offends me. The people that I’m talking about in this post may not be you or your group of people, and I apologize if it seems as though I’ve made a blanket statement, but the people I talked about here are the ones that demand equality while they spew hatred towards Christian’s.

      If you want to discuss anymore, I’d love to talk more with you. (:

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      • Madelaine April 3, 2015 / 12:51 am

        People like that, that are simply just awful people who throw so-called equality on Christians yet act hateful towards them are not the people I want to be around nor the people I identify myself with. I know a few things about sin, I know that lying and hurting others are sins, but exactly what sinful behaviors are you speaking of when you say they allow them in schools? In my school at least, many teachers have crosses in their classrooms and I have seen some people with bibles. In fact I see teachers and administrators with them. But maybe that’s just my school. Equality is dealing with other people and supporting/tolerating their beliefs and religions. And that is what I believe in, I think that homosexual marriage should be legal, but I also think that people should be able to talk about whatever religion they want. Now if say a student or teacher is telling people they will go to hell or saying other offensive things to other kids simply because they are Christian that’s another story. God did not create people to do quite a few of the things they do today, but I still feel that illegalizing someone’s marriage, someone’s hapiness, someone’s ability to have kids and someone’s ability to share life insurance and other things of the sort is unnecessary just because it is listed as wrong in a religion. Eating pork is wrong in Islam but we aren’t illegalizing it. And if we illegalize gay marriage because of what the bible says then true equality would be ilagalizing things that are listed as wrong in other religions as well. So I do not think that religion should interfere with the government and that faith is different than law.

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      • kalinann April 3, 2015 / 12:57 am

        Sinful behaviors such as – cussing, drug use and alcohol use (that’s a huge thing not only here but in a lot of schools.) sexual immorality, homosexual relationships and more are the ones I’m talking about.

        Just because God has other rules that aren’t followed doesn’t mean we should forsake His rules – if anything, that means we should work on other things as well. Homosexuality is not the only sin in the world, but is an important thing in the Bible, especially in this time. The Bible says that those who practice homosexuality will not inherit the kingdom of God – that is why I speak against it, because it is a big deal. That’s not to say we won’t always struggle, everyone struggles with sin, but the outright rebellion is what gets us in trouble. You can not be saved and openly (and happily) rebel against God and His rules. I fail Him daily, but I am saved by grace. I may sin, but I don’t sin purposely.

        Islam is not what has saved me. The Lord God Almighty in my Bible is. And that’s who I’ll listen to.

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  3. Madelaine April 4, 2015 / 6:16 am

    There are rules against cussing, drug abuse and alcohol use in schools. There are no rules against homosexuality because not only would that be extremely offensive to gay people, but that would also start riots and you can’t outlaw love. Equality isn’t making all sins illegal, it’s making everything
    Legal as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone and respecting others and their religion. But if you really wanted equality, you would respect that other people do not have the same beliefs and not illegalize something just cause it is wrong in your religion.

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  4. mikaylaannm April 4, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Hey Kalin! I’m not sure if I exactly understand what you’re saying in this post. Would you care to maybe explain a little better? I guess why I’m confused is because I am Christian and know 100% that I’m saved by grace BUT I also am 100% for equality. I think equality is extremely important. In the first paragraph, you called equality a “fad,” which I honestly completely disagree with. Since America began, some group has always been fighting for equality. It is for sure an important value here. Also, I definitely don’t want to to be above God or anyone else in my fight for equality and I don’t think many others do either. If I’m being completely honest, Christians are a lot of the times the ones who think they are above everyone else which is certainly not the case. We may know what we consider the truth, but that doesn’t mean that those who don’t know this truth are below us. Christians are a lot of times okay with discrimination against other groups but then when someone disagrees with us, we act like the whole world is falling apart. I just want a world where everyone loves one another because that’s exactly what Jesus would want.

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    • kalinann April 4, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      The equaliry I’m speaking of in this is the equality that homosexuals want, to be able to be with and marry the same sex. Not just gender equality, women are equals of men and vice versa. I should’ve made that more clear! 🙂 This was strictly about homosexual marriage. I’m having to type on my phone so I can’t do a super lengthy, in depth reply, but I did reply to a comment above and it may explain it a bit better! 🙂 I 100% agree that a ton of christians are so bad about making others feel like we are above them because of our faith. I actually had this same conversation with a friend of mine last night! We aren’t above anyone or better than anyone else.

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      • mikaylaannm April 4, 2015 / 11:46 pm

        Thanks for clearing it up! I will say that from a legal standpoint I personally see no problem with gay marriage. I know that A LOT of Christians would disagree with me including you. And I do see why Christians think it should be illegal. It’s a sin. But I guess I’ve just realized that our rules shouldn’t have to apply to everyone who aren’t Christians. Just because we won’t marry someone of the same gender, doesn’t mean that everyone shouldn’t have that option. Plus, people who aren’t Christians get married all the time, and we’re okay with that. And marriage began as a Christian thing. But it’s definitely the sociologist coming out of me in thinking that gays should have equal rights. It sometimes conflicts with basic Christian beliefs, but I’ve also found that it’s super complimentary to it as well.

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      • kalinann April 4, 2015 / 11:48 pm

        I do think that if God was okay with them marrying, despite the fact that they didn’t share the Christian Faith, He wouldn’t of destroyed sodom for the homosexual immorality and jr wouldn’t have been so heavily mentioned in the bible.

        This is a topic that’s been hard for me because one of my friends is bisexual. It was hard knowing that she had to struggle with it, but God makes His laws for a reason, who am I to argue?

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  5. mikaylaannm April 5, 2015 / 12:07 am

    I definitely see what you mean! And I’m definitely not arguing with God’s law or anything. I guess I just see it as lying and adultery aren’t illegal and they’re sins. Sins that are equivalent to homosexuality. So if we don’t want gay marriage to be legal then we should want a whole bunch of other things to be illegal as well. We pick our fights so specifically instead of just saying “All sins should be illegal.”

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    • kalinann April 5, 2015 / 1:10 pm

      I think that’s more of a testament to our time. Years and years ago, adultery was illegal. And lying is still looked down upon now. I think that when Christian’s have the chance to fight against sin, especially one that God has told us about so many times and destroyed cities over. All sin can’t be illegal, but marriage is a sacred thing and it should be protected as much as possible.

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      • mikaylaannm April 5, 2015 / 1:17 pm

        It’s true! All sin can’t be illegal. And maybe homosexuality is one that we should fight harder against. My campus minister said something recently that I had never thought about before. The Christian and sacred meaning of marriage has been lost. So instead of fighting to make our original definition come back, we should fight to redefine our definition of marriage so we stand out and look different from the rest.

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      • kalinann April 5, 2015 / 1:23 pm

        Another thing I thought about too on why other sins aren’t/can’t be illegal – God didn’t make a ton of rules for the unsaved. Most of the laws were geared towards His people, not the lost. But the one thing He did make a law against was homosexual acts and marriage.

        I think it’s time that Christian’s take a bolder stand for all of the Biblical causes that should be dear to us. Like we’ve talked about so much at church, the greatest enemy is not the homosexuals, but the importance of godly marriages! 🙂

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      • mikaylaannm April 5, 2015 / 1:42 pm

        I definitely agree that our rules can’t be applied to those who aren’t Christians! You’re got an interesting perspective. Thanks for sharing it! I’m sorry I started a big long discussion haha. I could talk about equality all day every day!

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      • kalinann April 5, 2015 / 4:53 pm

        No problem! 🙂 I life having discussions like this, even if I don’t agree completely! 🙂

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  6. Katie Gibson April 10, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    Very interesting blog post, and I agree on some points – we deffinetly shouldn’t stop Christians from worshipping God and sharing rhe gospel. However it goes both ways. Christians should not enforce there beliefs on non Christians. I also think that there is a fine line between sharing the gospel and forcing your beliefs on someone and that line can sometimes be overstepped. For example, I don’t think its okay to go to a homosexual person and tell them what they were are doing is wrong,especially if they are not Christian, because its not going to change them but instead is just going to make them unhappy and feel unaccepted.That goes for non Christians as well – we don’t have any right to say that your opinions on gay marriage are invalid. Real equality is not forcing your beliefs on someone, its being tolerant of their beliefs

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