James Dobson and his guest Rebecca Hagelin today on Family Talk warned that the culture is devolving into disarray as homosexuality gains acceptance in society. Hagelin argued that progressives are trying to “silence” Christians in order to “have full control over what’s taught and what’s said,” and went on to blame the Penn State child abuse scandal on greater approval of homosexuality. Dobson then quoted Romans 1 outside of its cultural and historical context to argue that American society is now modeling pagan Rome:
Hagelin: The Left, and lets call them the Radical Left, are out to silence us. Because if they can silence us, then they have full control over what’s taught and what’s said.
Dobson: You know what I would like to hear a minister say from the pulpit some time, when the issue of homosexuality comes up and people say ‘how dare you deny those folks the right to be like everybody else and do what everyone else does,’ I wish somebody would say, ‘what about the single woman or single man, do they also have the right to do this?’ That absolutely destroys morality. That means everybody has the right to do things that the scriptures say is wrong, it really doesn’t make any difference whether it’s homosexual or heterosexual; it’s the same issue.
Hagelin: It’s the same issue and chaos develops once we start compromising on basic truths. It is what the scripture teaches us, which you started in Romans chapter 1, go back and read Romans chapter 1 for yourself, I encourage every listener to do that and read the whole book of Romans and see what the answer is too, because again the good news is there are answers for this.
Dobson: Romans 1:24 is one of the most frightening verses in the Bible, where it says, ‘Therefore God gave them over to sinful desires of their hearts, to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another, and they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, who is forever praised amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts; even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.’ Now I don’t know how you can read that and not understand what Paul was saying.
Hagelin: That’s right. When you exchange the truth of God for a lie, then chaos results and anything is possible. Pedophilia—we started off the show by talking about how all these people are rising up again in Pennsylvania to protect the coaches who let massive pedophilia go on—we as a society are so lost that many people don’t even know which was is up and down.