Many are familiar with Theodore Dreiser’s acclaimed novel, “An American Tragedy,” published in 1925. Once recognized by Time magazine as one of the best English languages novels of all time.
Dreiser’s book is about the dark side of the American dream. Clyde Griffiths turns his back on his Christian upbringing provided by his parents. Seeking a life, not guided by Christian principles. And that is the crux, of our modern day, “American Tragedy.” A nation of people, turning away from a life guided by established and accepted Christian principles. To pursue the American dream from the dark side. Embracing lifestyles and behaviors of inclusiveness which means what one sees as dark, another sees as light. Arguing that the American dream must be pursued from the perspective of tolerance and not condemnation. Pointing out that just because two men are married with both seeing one of them as the wife. Being entitled to all the rights and privileges of heterosexual couples. It does not cloud or darken the American dream, instead it brightens the American dream.
A persuasive argument which has the full support of American jurisprudence today. And culturally, its acceptance is just about impenetrable. Pretty much rendering Christendoms Judeo-Christian heritage obsolete.
So tarnished is the Christian perspective concerning the legal, social and cultural issues about the topic that Christians need to take heed to this warning. “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse, and worse deceiving and being deceived.” See 2 Timothy 3:12-13.
Unless Christians decide to keep their mouths shut then they won’t know the difference because they’ll be swallowed up by deception. However, if Christians insist with vociferous reiteration of this truth, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh;” then the Pauline admonition of persecution will be experienced by them. Also see Ephesians 5:31.