Question:Currently at my place of work I have homosexual couples doing things that really disturb me. Is there not something wrong with homosexual couples adopting children, or female homosexual couples being able to get in vitro fertilizations to have children? I really desire to voice my opinion but I know that I will be the one that is looked upon as being wrong and not understanding and I am sure that they would take some offence to it and take it to Human Resources and I will be fired. What are you thoughts?
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 7:10-16).
I guess it depends on which is more important to you: your job or standing for the truth.
Understand that taking a stand against the sin of homosexuality will not be accepted in today's society, but we don't teach the truth because men accept it. "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God" (John 3:19-21).
I once received a complaint that I taught against abortion in a nursing home. It was funny because I was doing a weekly Bible reading with the people in the Alzheimer unit and that particular week was Exodus 1:8-22. I don't even recall mentioning abortion -- it really isn't an issue for the elderly -- but a nurse who overheard the reading made the obvious connection and got upset. The chaplain, who relayed the complaint, simple said, "Keep up the good work." By the way, we both eventually got forced out about a year later. The home didn't have "time" for us in their schedule (this after teaching there for seven years).
All that said, you still must keep in mind that the goal is to rescue people from sin. "And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will" (II Timothy 2:24-26). So with that in mind, what I would suggest doing is pointing out why homosexuals make poor parents, such as:
- Studies show that children do better being raised by a mother and father who are married to each other. Each gender contributes necessary things to a child's development. Children raised without one or the other simply do not do as well. Now why would anyone expect a child being raised by two men or two women to consistently develop well?
- Studies show that children do better in a stable home environment. Homosexuals have far more partners and less commitment to a relationship than heterosexual couples. How does this benefit a child?
- We already know that children being raised by unmarried couples do worse than those raised by married couples. Why would you think that that a child raised by a homosexual couple would do better?
- What is the real motivation behind the push for homosexual marriages and homosexuals raising children? Isn't it simply a desire to legitimize what God defines as a sinful behavior? Isn't it just an extension of the earlier push to legitimize living together without marriage and unmarried couples raising children?
No matter how nicely or logically you present your case, you will always have people who don't want to hear you. While you don't have to rub their face in their wrongful thinking, merely stating what you understand -- and, worse, being reasonable about it -- will eventually lead to problems. A Christian just has to accept the fact that the world won't always like them, even while they benefit from our work ethic and kindness.