It is astonishing how quickly America’s mindset has shifted from viewing sodomy as an abnormality (to say the least) to viewing sodomy as an acceptable alternative.
In the late 90s, when respondents were asked the question, “Do you think gay or lesbian relations between consenting adults should or should not be legal?”, 47 percent said they should not be legal while 43 percent believed they should be legal. In Gallup’s most recent poll asking the same question, only 30 percent said sodomite relations should not be legal while a whopping 66 percent believed they should be legal. Only six years ago, when respondents were asked the question, “Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?”, 57 percent said they should not be valid while only 40 percent said they should be valid. Recent polling has again flipped the numbers, with only 42 percent saying sodomy “marriages” should not be valid, with 55 percent saying they should be.
What has changed people’s perspective? Is it that 2015 homosexuality is so much better than prior versions of the perversion? A major reason for this change in perspective has been the media’s push to normalize sodomy.
There are different ways the media has pushed to normalize sodomy. Part of it is the obvious slant with which their articles are written and their features are presented. Part of normalizing sodomy involves demonizing those who would say it is wrong. Recent events provide a key example of this.
On January 14, a man named Bill Jack walked into a Denver bakery, and asked for cakes with messages speaking of the sinfulness of sodomy in light of God’s word. He asked for two cakes in the shape of an open Bible—the first cake was to read on one page, “God hates sin—Psalm 45:7,” with “Homosexuality is a detestable sin—Leviticus 18:22.” The second cake was to read, “God loves sinners” on the one page, and on the facing page, “While we were yet sinners Christ died for us—Romans 5:8.” So these cakes would point sodomites both to the sinfulness of their actions and the hope despite their actions. The pastry chef refused to bake the cakes with the wording the man requested.
On January 20, USA Today printed a story about the event, saying, “[The bakery owner] says Jack pulled out a piece of paper with phrases like ‘God hates gays’ and requested her to write them on his cakes.” The New York Times claimed that Jack “showed her a piece of paper with hateful words about gays that he wanted written on the cake.” The Washington Post said Jack requested “anti-gay phrases including ‘God hates gays.’” ABC News and other sources repeated the accusation. Several referred to the quotes as “hateful” and some called Jack a “hater.”
The fact is, Mr. Jack had never requested for any of the cakes to read, “God hates gays.” While he did reference God’s hatred of the action, one of them was to read, “God loves sinners,” including sodomites. The owner of the bakery has confirmed that Mr. Jack never requested any of the cakes to read “God hates gays.” However, in the media’s delirious craze to normalize sodomy and demonize those opposed, major newspapers and television networks apparently never bothered to fact check the stories published by the sodomite newspaper and the sodomite website from which the major news outlets learned of this story. But, as Mark Twain uttered with his tongue firmly implanted in his cheek, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” The media had a narrative they wanted told, and they were not about to let the truth stop it from being told the way they wanted it to be told.
Perhaps their influence has been declining, but the news media still largely has America’s ear. A large number of Americans form their opinions at least in part by what they learn from newspapers, television news programs, and news web-sites. People need to be aware of what they are doing, spinning virtually every story related to the subject into pro-sodomite ammunition.