The Normalization of Sin

Webster defines normalization as: “The act or process of making normal.” In the last half century we have witnessed the normalization of certain sins. How does this occur? Isaiah the prophet, though he did not use the term “normalization”, aptly described the process in these words: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) Call evil good and good evil long enough and people will start believing it.


One clear example of this is the normalization of homosexuality. Paul described it in these words: “Even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly.” (Romans 1:26-27) Homosexuality is anything but normal, as anyone who knows anything about human anatomy should realize. It is precisely as Paul said, “leaving the natural use of the woman.” Or as he also wrote: “Against nature.” That is, a perversion of the basic human anatomy of male and female.


How is it then that a practice so obviously contrary to human anatomy could possibly become normalized? Well, just as Isaiah the prophet said: “Call evil good, and good evil.” The promoters of the gay movement began calling those who spoke out against the evil of homosexuality by such names as gay bashers, homophobes, and intolerant. And those who favor it were called: tolerant, kind, and loving. “Call evil good and good evil” long enough and people start to believe it.