I remember when I was young and living with my parents. My father, never one to mince words, had a saying for things that did not line up correctly. He would say, “That’s the tail wagging the dog,” whenever he would see something out-of-order, or off kilter. Most of the times he said it when he would see children who tried to exert control over the parents. His view was that parents should be in control. If you could have peeped into the window of my childhood, you would have seen four young children who knew where the boundaries stood, and who had a healthy respect for consequences when those boundaries were breached.
I hear his words, “The tail is wagging the dog” frequently these days. No, not in my own household. My children are grown and out on their own. Hubby and I don’t normally fight about boundary issues. Where I hear my father’s voice is in the political arena.
I hear it when I hear the atheists say that all references to God and the Bible should be removed from public life. Really? Last statistical report I saw said that 1.6% of the American population were atheists. That is less than two percent of the population. How have we Christians, the majority, let ourselves be controlled and dominated in the name of political correctness? I have no problem with that less than 2% of the population who are offended at the name of Christ or the symbol of the Cross. However, I refuse to allow them to take these symbols out of public life. I am making notes and taking names of our public servants who are allowing the ‘tail to wag the dog’ in this instance. http://religions.pewforum.org/reports
Another area I hear my father’s words are in the arena of traditional marriage. Statistics state that 3.8% of the population is ‘gay.’ Other reports say that as few as 1.7% prefer same-sex relationships to traditional heterosexual marriage. Yet, we, the majority of the population in the United States are being pressured to approve same-sex unions. I don’t personally care how you choose to pair up. However, I do care about my nation. I do care that my nation was founded on Biblical principles, and historically, marriage has been between one man and one woman. Why are we, the majority allowing less than 4% of the population define marriage? Again, I am taking names of the politicians who are standing up, and refusing to allow the ‘tail to wag the dog.’ http://gaylife.about.com/od/comingout/a/population.htm
What about you? How do you feel about your freedom? Are you going to let a very small percentage of our society define that society?
Until next time,