A watershed is a ridge of high land from which rivers on one side flow in one direction and rivers on the other side flow in a different direction. In America, rivers on the east side of the Continental Divide flow to the Atlantic Ocean, while rivers on the west side flow irresistibly to the Pacific.
Last night was a dark and perhaps fatal night for the once noble Republican Party. For prior to last night, the rivers flowing from the mountain tops of the GOP flowed majestically in the direction of natural marriage, normative sexuality, and the natural family. The Republican Party was founded not only to fight against slavery but to fight against the corruption of the institution of marriage. It was founded to fight for marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Last night it utterly and perhaps permanently abandoned that cause.
After last night, the rivers are now flowing with the irresistible pull of gravity in the direction of non-normative sexuality and the embrace of behavior which deviates alarmingly from God’s design for humanity. From this day forward, the party is dedicated to the embrace of “shameless acts” which are “contrary to nature” (Romans 1:26-27).
Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley powerhouse and co-founder of PayPal, struck the first blow against sexual normalcy by declaring “I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American.” His announcement was met with a standing ovation and thunderous applause. Ken Vogel of Politico tweeted out a picture of all the nominee’s children giving his remarks an enthusiastic standing ovation in their VIP box.
Thiel went on to denounce Republican efforts to reclaim our nation from the grip of moral decay as nothing more than “fake culture wars (that) only distract us” from the main goal of achieving economic prosperity. In other words, the important thing is not moral character but getting rich. […]