Monday, June 29, 2009

Thoughts on the Ongoing "Pride Week"

Pride Parade

"Pride Week" started downtown Toronto just yesterday. The event had been advertised on the news throughout the whole week prior to that, and had been given extensive coverage last night when the "Pride parade" took off with all its flamboyancy.

What really makes me wonder about these pride parades is this: Why do those in the gay and lesbian community want to flaunt themselves so much? They already have the rights and the privileges that they want here, and nobody is persecuting them or spreading hate and homophobia. For some reason, they just have to make a big deal out of their sexuality and flaunt it in public for the whole world to see. It just seems so excessive.

Oh well. I guess the natural man is simply inclined to this kind of behaviour. I'm not trying to advocate taking away the rights of gays and lesbians, but I certainly would not condone this kind of superfluous and unnecessary display being made in public. I would prefer it if these kinds of displays didn't take place, but as long as we are in this world , we will just have to deal with its sinful tendencies and strive not to conform ourselves to its pattern. (Romans 12:2).

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
(Romans 8:6-8)

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