For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it." (Genesis 19:13)
God is not politically correct. An outcry of a people gets to His ears and instead of embarking on a series of negotiations and discussions to bring about a peaceful resolution to the situation, or at least levied some spiritual embargo or blockade against Sodom and Gomorrah, He wipes them off the face of the earth. In unmistakeable fashion. That’s why I’m glad He’s God and I’m not. There are sins in life that sometimes we want to brush over or excuse – perhaps justify and tolerate because ‘we can’t do any better’ or ‘I can’t help it’ or some other well-meaning cliché. The reality is of course is that the thing goes straight to Yahweh as an outcry to which He will respond.