I saw an advertisement for New Orleans, a celebration of LGBTQ+ gains, where the message was something like “we’re never going back.” There probably wasn’t any connection to the fact that Bermuda has just gone back (sort of), but the timing was interesting.
In any case, it was a statement of defiance against those with more traditional views, intended to promote tourism–thus, monetarily motivated. This will probably be the case more and more, as LGBTQ+ groups lobby for economic rewards to cities and states that are outspoken in support of their agenda, and punishments for places that oppose it–tolerance at its finest, if you will.
But there is something especially tragic about the defiance displayed in New Orleans’ advertisement. You can make it as colorful as you will, but persistence in hard-heartedness only leads to broken lives. When we have turned away from God and gone our own way, there is one merciful hope left: we can go back.
In Christianity, we call it repentance. Going back, when you have strayed into sin. Returning from idols to the Lord of Life. Stumbling out of the darkness and into His light. We might even say, going home.
When you determine to never go back, you cut yourself off from hope and life and light. If you never go back, you will never get home.