Murder, Ever Feel Like It?

29 12 2008

Let me first say that the title of this is intentionally ridiculous. It’s meant to be an attention getter. Recently, Ray Boltz made it public that he is actively living a homosexual lifestyle. Without getting into the endless debate as to whether homosexuality is moral or immoral, I’d like to bring to some attention to his newest single that he has released. The new single is titled “Don’t Tell Me Who To Love” (the songs lyrics are posted below). The first verse of the song is really good. He reflects on a court case that took place in 1966, regarding inter-racial marriage. I am pleased with the progress that our country has made in regard to racial equality. This is illustrated with the election of Senator Barack Obama to be the next President. 

I’m not going to even address the second verse of the song, because when reading and listening to it I am assuming what Boltz is meaning. Unfortunately, he doesn’t clearly say what he means. The most likely assumption is that he is referring to homosexual marriage, but since he doesn’t specifically define what he is meaning I’m not going to assume.

What I do want to bring the most attention to is what Boltz communicates in the chorus of the song. Boltz justifies actions based on feelings! “Don’t tell me that’s there’s something wrong because I feel like this.”  What? Does he really mean that? Has he really stopped to think about what he is communicating? In case he hasn’t stopped to think about what he is communicating, allow me to flesh it out. Based on that line of logic, I can do whatever I want to, because I feel like it. I can murder because someone makes me mad. I can help someone out because I happen to be in a good mood. I can do “filll in the blank” because I “fill in the blank.” Would that hold up in court? “Sorry you honor, I just had a bout with rage that’s why I beat that person to a pulp, so I didn’t really don anything wrong. Don’t judge me.” The judge would throw me in jail so fast! Yes, the line makes a good rhyme, but it would be a horrible method to determine right and wrong! 

Our culture is failing to think with the lump that’s in most cases 3 feet above their rear end! Why do we accept junk philosophy like this? My wish would be that this post would encourage you to take a logical look at the way you make decisions. Do you make decisions based on the way you feel, or based on a fundamental truth that you believe in? 

SONG LYRICS: “Don’t Tell Me Who To Love”

written by Ray Boltz (c) 2008 Shepherd Boy Music/ASCAP


The year was 1966 and they were wearing their wedding bands

She was black and he was white and some people didn’t understand

The judge said that’s not legal, the preacher called it a sin

But they couldn’t stop them cause he loved her and she loved him


Don’t tell me who to love, don’t tell me who to kiss

Don’t tell me that there’s something wrong because I feel like this

I know what’s in my heart, that should be enough

Don’t tell me, don’t tell me no, don’t tell me who to love


Maybe you’re in love today and you’ve been making wedding plans

But there is someone in your way shouting things cause they don’t understand

The judge says that’s not legal, the preacher calls it a sin

Oh you just remember they were wrong before and they’re wrong again 



Now there always will be hatred and voices that condemn

Oh but I believe that true love is gonna make it in the end 




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