Wednesday, December 24, 2008
What are we going to do?
Homosexual activist groups across the country are angry with the president-elect for choosing evangelical pastor Rick Warren to pray at the inauguration on January 20. Warren publicly voiced support for Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that banned same-sex "marriage" in the state.
Obama has also asked Pastor Joseph Lowery, a liberal civil rights activist who supports same-sex marriage, to deliver an invocation at the swearing-in ceremony.
A Washington-based homosexual activist group "Human Rights Campaign" is demanding that Obama commit to a "five-step legislative blueprint for change" to make up for his selection of Pastor Rick Warren to pray the invocation at the inauguration. That "legislative blueprint" includes, among other things, signing "hate crimes" legislation into law within six months, supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (often referred to as "ENDA"), repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and issuing an executive order providing special protections for federal workers based on their sexual behavior and gender identity.
Gay rights groups and activists have also condemned passages in Pope Benedict XVI's end-of-year address in which the pontiff spoke about gender and the important distinction between men and women.
Although Catholic doctrine is that homosexuality is not a sin, the church does condemn homosexual acts and the former Joseph Ratzinger stated in 1986 before he became pope that homosexuality "is a more or less strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil; and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder."
The pope's main target appeared to be same-sex marriages. He claimed that lifelong wedlock between a man and a woman was like "the sacrament of creation."
Homosexual activists recently attacked a Michigan church during its worship service. The attack occurred at Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan, by a group of self-described homosexual anarchists called "Bash Back!"
Outside they chanted "Jesus was a homo" on a megaphone. They were beating on buckets, presumably to drown out what the pastor was saying inside the church, and carrying an upside-down pink cross. They set off the fire alarm.
Prayer had just finished when men and women stood up in pockets across the congregation, on the main floor and in the balcony. They shouted profanities and blasphemies as they rushed the stage. Some forced their way through rows of women and kids to try to hang a profane banner from the balcony while others began tossing fliers into the air. Two women made their way to the pulpit and began to kiss.
In California, an incident is documented on video of pro-homosexual protesters challenging a 69-year-old woman to a fight because she was affirming the biblical perspective of homosexuality.
"This screaming and shouting, name-calling and pushing by homosexual activists is not unlike a small child throwing a fit because he doesn’t get his way,” said Randy Thomasson, chief of the Campaign for Children and Families, a leading California-based pro-family group. “The public is getting a clue that homosexual activists don’t like democracy and are willing to trample anyone and anything that gets in their way.”
What is going on? It seems that gay rights activists have been embolden by the recent presidential election. They cannot even wait until he takes office to push their agenda.
I think it says a lot about the homosexual community. What's being revealed is that the intolerance of the radical left is coming out. They want to be received and tolerated, but when someone takes one little overture like praying a prayer at a major event, they can't take it.
I find their intimidation tactics unacceptable. But I do wonder how many pastors in America will be intimidated and avoid the issue entirely in spite of what the Scripture says.
Churches beware. There is a present threat of disruption to your members’ freedom to worship in peace and safety. But, this is not the first time in history Christians have faced persecution or threats of reprisal for standing for their faith and values.
I believe that people of strong faith are not cowards and will not be bullied by emotional adolescents in spite of their disrespect of private property, the rule of law, and those who dare hold opinions diverse from their own.
I believe in loving all sinners and praying for them and offering help to those who have gender identity and same-sex attraction disorders. But I must reject their attempts to overturn the Scripture and the will of the people to impose their disorders on our children and society at large. The Scripture is clear. Right is right and wrong is wrong. Sin is sin. Not everyone is going to Heaven. There will be a judgement. There is a place called Hell where the wicked will be punished for eternity. Not my rules - God's. Check out what He said.
I believe the illegal activities of the gay rights movements should be investigated and prosecuted. What would happen if I entered the offices of the gay rights movement private property, disrupted their activity, and shouted them down with a bull horn?
And, where is the outrage in the media concerning the illegal activities of homosexual activists groups?
Pastor, where do you stand? Where does your church stand? What are you doing about church security?