The latest Gallup Poll (July 25-27) showed a significant drop in support for homosexuality among average Americans. Yet the aggressive “gay” minority (about 1-3 percent) continues to force itself upon the world and the church. Governments defend and the media promotes homo-sexuality as normal. There are two new cable TV shows, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (about 5 homosexual men) and Boy Meets Boy (foxnews.com, 8/07/03).
New York City’s Department of Education invested $3.2 million in America’s first “high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students” (foxnews.com, 7/28/03). Talk about segregation! State Sen. Ruben Diaz has filed suit in the state Supreme Court claiming the school violates state anti-discrimination policies (foxnews 8/18). Over many objections, Michigan U. continues to offer the state-funded course, “How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation.”
Each year on April 9, teaching in America’s public schools is interrupted to promote homosexuality. The 2003 “Day of Silence” was sponsored by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), which organizes “gay” clubs in public schools and “Safe Zones” in rooms marked by an inverted pink triangle. GLSEN aggressively intimidates America’s public schools into teaching the acceptance of homosexuality and enforcing “special rights” for homosexual teachers and students.
What was legally known for centuries as the “crime against nature” and practiced in secret is now boasted of and displayed brazenly. The Bible calls it wickedness: “the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners...exceedingly” (Gen:13:13). This sin, known for centuries as “sodomy,” is so hateful to God that He “rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire...the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace” (Gen:19:24-28).
In June, after the U.S. Supreme Court (Lawrence v. Texas) struck down Texas’s anti-sodomy law, homosexuals paraded with placards reading, “CELEBRATE SODOMY.” Clearly, “There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Rom:3:18). America is going the way of Sodom and Gomorrah and will taste God’s wrath if she doesn’t repent.
God abandons homosexuals and lesbians “unto vile affections...women [defying] nature...men with men...receiving in themselves that recompense of their error....” (Rom:1:26,27). Life expectancy is cut almost in half, the body severely damaged, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) proliferate.
Seventy percent of new AIDS infections occur among men. Sixty percent of these are by male-to-male sexual contact. AIDS was once exclusive to homosexuals, who spread it to the IV-drug-using community. From there it spread to heterosexuals. “AIDS education” is mostly gay propaganda, with homosexuals unwilling to admit their role in the epidemic.
In a meeting at the UN in August, openly gay U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D, MA) promised homosexuals that he would seek trade sanctions against countries that oppose UN rights for “gays.” Princeton U. professor Anthony Appiah said religion stands in the way of homosexuals. Delegates agreed on a strategy to advance their agenda worldwide by attacking Christianity.
Sponsored by the UN Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees, the meeting was attended briefly by Kofi Annan, UN Sec’y Gen., and was supported by Carol Bellamy, Exec. Dir. of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Mocking born-again Christians, Canadian Member of Parliament Svend Robinson promised a worldwide lobbying campaign to revoke sodomy, age-of-consent, and other laws which deny same-sex marriage and adoption rights to homosexuals, etc.
Every June, Disney Corporation welcomes homosexuals to “Gay Days,” open to all, including children. The depravity exhibited is indescribable. “Gay Days” began in 1990 as one day with 3,000 attendees. Now a week-long, round-the-clock affair, it draws more than 125,000 revelers from many nations to Orlando’s 40-plus citywide events—and prospers in spite of a Southern Baptist boycott and Pat Robertson's prophecy of God’s imminent judgment. Hotel owners, the media, the Mayor of Orlando and the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners offer “Gay Days” participants a hearty welcome. Each year it grows larger.
In 1998, Tel Aviv became the first Israeli city to sponsor a “gay pride parade”—unmindful of the nearby ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah! Other Israeli cities have followed. On August 1, 2003, under its new mayor, Ron Hildai, Tel Aviv-Jaffa (Israel’s financial center) granted same-sex couples the same rights as those legally married.
Worldwide, millions of homosexuals and lesbians celebrated in gay pride parades June 29—750,000 in San Francisco alone. Corporate sponsors of the parades included Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Verizon, IBM, United Airlines, Anheuser-Busch, drug companies, etc. At the Atlanta parade, which drew 300,000, a gay spokesperson boasted, “...gay sex is...not illegal anymore!”
Well-financed, well-organized, and flushed with victory, homosexuals are on the offensive worldwide. Introducing its views to be incorporated into the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, The International Gay and Lesbian Association (IGLA) exulted, “...for our organization...to address the Convention on behalf of Europe’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities...is an important symbol of the immense change taking place in European society....Even 10 years ago our presence at [such] an event...would have been unthinkable. Centuries-old patterns...are breaking up...we can no longer speak of ‘the family’ as [only] a married heterosexual couple and their children...and the EU Charter must [recognize] this social reality.”
Such basic concepts as “family” must now accommodate the desires of a tiny deviant minority! The entire world’s rejection for 4,000 years of homosexuality as harmful and unnatural must be laid aside. And the rationale is always the same: elimination of “discrimination.” Will it one day be “discrimination” to deny pedophiles their “rights”? Are today’s offending Catholic priests just slightly ahead of their time?
President Bush affirmed on July 29 that marriage is “between a man and a woman.” Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (R, CO) proposed as a Constitutional amendment: “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman....” But The New York Times includes same-sex unions with its wedding announcements, and the Sept.-Oct. issue of Condéé Nast's Bride's magazine features homosexual weddings.
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien says the “evolution of society” requires Canada to redefine marriage to include “the union of same-sex couples,” and MP Svend Robinson says to defend “traditional” marriage is “unbelievable.” An Ontario court ruled that restricting marriage to a man and a woman is unconstitutional and discriminatory. In 1997, Canada prohibited a Focus on the Family video giving facts about homosexuality. A Saskatchewan man was recently fined $5,000 for placing a newspaper ad with Bible verses condemning homosexual acts.
Marriage between one man and one woman was instituted by God. Yet churches now bless “same-sex marriages.” That term is a travesty. This is not marriage as God established and blessed it! There is no bottom to depravity’s depths once God’s Word has been abandoned as the final authority.
In contempt of God’s Word, the newest Episcopalian Bishop from New Hampshire, V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion said, “that [homosexuality] goes against...Scripture does not necessarily make it wrong” (The Washington Post, 8/5/03). So man’s Creator can’t define right and wrong?!
The 56-year-old Robinson left his wife 13 years ago to live with his homosexual “lover.” The marriage into which Robinson and his wife had entered under solemn vows of fidelity for life was instituted by the Creator when He joined Adam and Eve: “God blessed them” (Gen:1:28) and said “a man...shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Gen:2:24). Jesus added, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Mat:19:6). Paul declared, “let every one of you...so love his wife even as himself” (Eph:5:33).
Robinson’s fellow bishops who voted him into office brushed aside the fact that God “made them male and female” (Gen:1:27; Mat:19:4): Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. They approved Robinson’s violation of the solemn promise he had made to his wife before God and man. Incredibly, the fact that Robinson and his male “partner” have lived in “faithful union” of perverted sex helped to qualify Robinson for this high church office! Yes, “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Tim:3:13).
Bishop Robinson? Not by God’s authority and blessing! “A bishop [Gr. episkopos, meaning “elder”] must be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children...” (1 Tim:3:2; Titus:1:6). No mention is made anywhere in the Bible of a “faithful monogamous homosexual relationship.” Even normal sex outside marriage disqualifies one from associating with other Christians: “...any man that is called a brother [who is] a fornicator...with such an one [don’t even] eat...put away from yourselves that wicked person” (1 Cor:5:5-13).
As “political correctness” now rules the world, so “religious correctness” (offend God, not men) is taking over the church. The Creator’s will must not interfere with man’s desires. The heirs to Eden’s rebellion aim to dethrone the Creator. Prophecy is being fulfilled: “[they] take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us” (Ps:2:1-3).
After millennia of hatred, jealousy, murder and wars, man still won’t admit the fault is in himself. He blindly insists he can create peace in his own heart and the world. No delusion could be greater, as 5,000 years of human history prove. “Repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts:20:21) is the only solution.
And nowhere does this moral mutiny express itself so blatantly as in homosexuals’ growing defiance of their Creator. Upon creating man in His own image “male and female...God said...Be fruitful, and multiply...” (Gen:1:27,28). This first commandment (to bear children) homosexuals and lesbians, “without natural affection” (Rom:1:31), refuse to obey. Defying their Creator, rejecting the normal function of the bodies God made, they flaunt their perversion in His face.
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward” (Ps:127:3). God’s “heritage” and “reward” is proudly despised by homosexuals. Paul describes them as those who “did not like to retain God in their knowledge” and whom, therefore, “God gave... over to a reprobate mind...” (Rom:1:28).
“Gay pride”? Proud of a way of life that produces no offspring and would therefore exterminate mankind if adopted by all? This “pride” presents homosexuality to public schoolchildren as some-thing desirable that they ought to “try” in order to see whether this is their “sexual orientation.” And cries of “discrimination” suppress the horrifying medical statistics.
It is not “discrimination” to protect society. Yet courts are finding ways, with the help of self-deluded psychologists, to excuse almost every crime. Criminals are now “victims” of circumstances—and this alleged “victimhood” justifies even what used to be called murder. How long will it be before pedophilia and incest are acceptable?
The “Reverend” Richard Kirker, general secretary of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (Gene Robinson will preside over a session of its October conference in Manchester, England) has declared: “Sexual orientation is a gift of God and no one should invoke their faith to justify discrimination.” God’s gift of sex between male and female is in the genes and physical structure. “Orientation” is a matter of choice, as proved by the fact that as many as 70 percent in some Roman Catholic seminaries are practicing homosexuals, and high percentages prevail in prisons where men live in close proximity and normal sex is impossible. “God made me this way” expresses homosexuals’ rejection of the way God made them, as thousands of those delivered from this perversion through faith in Christ testify.
“Gays” have managed to be categorized as a persecuted minority even though their “difference” is by choice, not by birth. They have adopted this aberrant behavior voluntarily and now claim it as a badge of special privilege. They call attention to what makes them “different,” boast about it and flaunt their offensive behavior in the face of society.
False statistics are often used to foster sympathy for “gays.” Homosexual “Project YES” conducted seminars (paid for by tax money) in four Miami-Dade County Public Schools, allegedly to counter the “epi-demic...of suicide and violence toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth" by making schools “safer for gay students.”
A “YES” brochure claims that “33% of teenagers who commit suicide are gay or lesbian” (to say nothing of its other false “statistics”). Yet during a significant test period in Miami-Dade County, not one of the adolescent suicides involved homosexuals. Of 120 consecutive teen suicides in New York City, only three involved homosexuals and for none of these was homosexual involvement central to the suicide.
Sweden, a “liberal utopia,” blesses homosexuality as normal. Pending legislation will outlaw any teaching (even by pastors quoting the Bible) that homosexuality is wrong, with penalties of up to four years in prison.
The Roman Catholic Church declares that homosexuals are “born that way” but can’t explain why so many join its priesthood! In fact, the unbiblical rule of celibacy imposed upon priests and nuns helps to foster this perversion. CBS News recently obtained a 1962 document from secret Vatican files written by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani requiring that sexual abuse by priests be kept a secret at all costs. Larry Drivon, a lawyer who represents victims, calls it “an instruction manual on how to deceive and how to protect pedophiles...to avoid the truth coming out.”
The truth is, there would be no AIDS epidemic and no risk of STDs if the world obeyed the biblical command for one man to be married to one woman for life, with sex only within that union. End of AIDS epidemic. Period. But the world rejects God’s solution. As homosexuals lead the rebellion against their Creator, the entire world is ripening for judgment.