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The Homosexual Agenda
24 February 2014
Today's article — my 100th on this Brian's Bits Web site — is the sixth of a series. In case you missed them, you might want to read the previous five articles first:
A recent article on the Fox News Web site — Oregon ruling really takes the cake — Christian bakery guilty of violating civil rights of lesbian couple — gives more details of this incident. In addition, the article addresses a deeper issue:
"It shows that tolerance is one way," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, referring to the militant gay protests. "Those who trumpet the message of tolerance have no tolerance for people who disagree with them." He said he was especially disturbed by the level of attacks against the Klein family.
Perkins told me that in many cases gay couples are targeting businesses owned by Christians. "Individuals are being persecuted and prosecuted using the leverage of the government through these homosexual activists," he said. "Government has become a weapon that homosexual activists are using against Christian business owners."
And if you have any doubts about the validity of his claims, just ask the Klein family. They know what it's like to incur the wrath of militant homosexual bullies. And they learned that in today's America — gay rights trump religious rights.
Just this month a couple of U.S. states have been voting on new legislation which would prevent the travesty of justice which the Kleins in Oregon and other Christian business owners around the country are suffering. A few weeks ago, the Kansas House passed a bill allowing refusal of service to same-sex couples. And last week Arizona lawmakers passed similar legislation — see Arizona Senate OKs bill boosting service refusal based on religion and Arizona lawmakers pass controversial anti-gay bill.
This last headline is a prime example of the homosexual agenda. When Christians refuse to support homosexual "marriage" it's called "discrimination." When those Christians are fined hundreds of thousands of dollars, it's called "justice." But when lawmakers try to correct such abuses, it's called "controversial" and "anti-gay."
In that article, an Arizona pizza-shop owner is quoted as saying: "It's a ridiculous bill." But apparently it's NOT ridiculous that Christians are being sued, fined thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars, and driven out of business just because they refuse to bake a cake, take pictures, or make a flower arrangement for a homosexual "wedding." Nope, THAT is not ridiculous at all!
This blatant propaganda, and twisting of morality and the truth, IS the homosexual agenda. A bill that is designed to protect religious people from the dire consequences of this agenda is perverted by homosexuals into being "anti-gay" legislation. It is absolutely NOT anti-gay in the way they are portraying it. It's only anti-gay in the sense of being anti-gay-agenda.
Israeli Minister: Same-Sex Couples Not a Family. Apparently a male homosexual "couple" had been complaining because they were denied tax breaks to help with the care of their child. The story continues:
The couple in question had received a letter from Israel's Tax Authority informing them that if they wanted the specified tax breaks, they should "find a wife."As usual, pro-homosexuals are howling in rage and protest. The article reports:
Israel's deputy education minister, Avi Wortzman said he agreed with the Tax Authority's response, because in his view, "a family is a father, mother, and child, and not two fathers and a child."
"You won't define what a family is," Member of Knesset [Parliament] Adi Kol shouted in direct response to Wortzman.This is VERY ironic! One of the primary goals of the homosexual agenda is to redefine what a family is, but when the traditional, normal definition of a family is promoted, the homosexuals and their supporters accused their opponents of the very thing THEY are doing! Homosexuals want tolerance, but they are vehemently IN-tolerant of those who are against homosexuality. They want acceptance, but when a government official opposes their agenda, they demand that he be removed from office. Such tactics form their standard modus operandi.
Dror Mizrahi, chairman of the far-left opposition Meretz party's LGBT forum, demanded that the government sack Wortzman over his views.
Another strategy of the homosexual agenda is to bring religion and God into the battle — on THEIR side, naturally! In my previous article Christianity and Homosexuality, I pointed out that there are directories of churches for homosexuals, and special networks for homosexual "Christians" and special conferences for homosexual "Christians" where they can "seek God together." In the Arizona article mentioned above, some homosexual protesters carried signs proclaiming that "God created us all equal."
Of course God created us all equal! We are all equally loved by Him. Yeshua died on the cross equally for all of our sins. We are all equally sinful before a Holy God. We all equally need to turn away from our sins by renouncing them and living by God's righteous standard instead. God will equally send to Hell all those who reject Him and His standards — including those who cling to their homosexuality and claim that it's OK with God. God will equally accept ALL homosexuals who abandon their homosexuality and turn to Him for forgiveness. The Bible is very clear on these matters:
Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men — neither the active homosexual partner nor the passive homosexual partner. (1 Corinthians 6:9)God IS love. (1 John 4:8,16) But homosexuals are perverting the definition of love. God's love is pure and undefiled. God's love rejoices with the truth. God's love hates sin and desires to cleanse sinners of it. God's love is NOT lust. God's love does not involve "sinful desires, sexual impurity, homosexuals degrading their bodies with one another, shameful lusts, homosexuals committing shameful acts with one another" (see Romans 1:24-27).
God IS love. But the homosexuals are twisting that truth by insisting that LOVE is God. Their propaganda contends that sexual "love" between two people of the same gender must be right and holy and acceptable to God, because it is (human) LOVE. This is just one of the lies and delusions which the homosexual agenda promotes. Many blind and ignorant people in our society swallow such demonic b.s. hook, line and sinker — going so far as to support the homosexual agenda even though they themselves are not homosexuals.
Of course, homosexuals vigorously deny that there is even such a thing as a homosexual agenda. Do you expect them to admit it? "Oh yes, we definitely have a diabolical agenda to morally corrupt this nation with our perverted sexual immorality!" And even if there were no definite HUMAN homosexual agenda (which there is), there is most definitely a SATANIC homosexual agenda. And all the denials in the world won't change that fact!
For the past few decades, homosexual activists have been working overtime on a number of fronts in this battle. For the items listed below I have given just a handful of links as examples, but there are plenty more where those came from. Just Google the relevant phrases.
There are a number of similarities between the homosexual agenda and the Islamic agenda. They both share the same spiritual roots as "doctrines of demons" (see 1 Timothy 4:1). Both homosexuals and Islamists attempt to shove their unpalatable agenda down the throats of the unwilling but apathetic majority by various means, including the criminalization of criticism, opposition and protest. In addition, homosexuals and Islamists use the same favorite strategy of claiming to be victims when they are actually the aggressors. There is a definite linguistic and spiritual connection between "homophobia" and "Islamophobia."
These tactics can been clearly be seen at work in the recent flap about Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson who candidly spoke out the Biblical view of homosexuality. It's getting to the point where opposition to homosexuality is so vilified that we can have gay rights or freedom of speech, but not both.
Pastor John MacArthur wrote a clear-sighted, must-read article on this topic called God's Plan for the Gay Agenda. Here are a few excerpts, but be sure to follow the link and read the whole thing:
Homosexuals need salvation. They don't need healing — homosexuality is not a disease. They don't need therapy — homosexuality is not a psychological condition. Homosexuals need forgiveness, because homosexuality is a sin.... God's plan for many homosexuals is that they come to salvation....In the next articles in this series, we'll consider the Christian response to homosexuality as well as "Gay Pride."
As a Christian, you must not compromise what the Bible says about homosexuality — ever. No matter how much you desire to be compassionate to the homosexual, your first sympathies belong to the Lord and to the exaltation of His righteousness. Homosexuals stand in defiant rebellion against the will of their Creator who from the beginning "made them male and female"....
What should be your response to the homosexual agenda? Make it a biblical response — confront it with the truth of Scripture that condemns homosexuality and promises eternal damnation for all who practice it. What should be your response to the homosexual? Make it a gospel response — confront him with the truth of Scripture that condemns him as a sinner, and point him to the hope of salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Stay faithful to the Lord as you respond to homosexuality by honoring His Word, and leave the results to Him.
UPDATE — 15 October 2014 — As a prime example of the militant, anti-Christian, homosexual agenda, you don’t need to look any further than today’s headlines: City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons. Todd Starnes reports:
The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court — putting them at risk for a fine, prison, or both.
UPDATE — 2 April 2015 — I came across another shocking example of the militant, anti-Christian, homosexual agenda in today’s headlines: Christian pizzeria slammed by ‘modern-day fascists.’ Todd Starnes reports:
A small town, family-owned pizzeria has become the latest target of an angry mob of modern-day fascists — hell-bent on silencing anyone who opposes gay marriage.... Mr. O’Connor and his family have been forced into hiding and had to temporarily shut down their store after they told a local television reporter that they would not cater a gay wedding.... Their Facebook pages were smeared with gay pornography. Their phones were overwhelmed by vulgar and profane threats. A high school softball coach at Concord high school was suspended after posting an arson threat on Twitter.... The bullying and abuse became so severe the Walkerton Police Department issued a statement urging people to follow the law.... Welcome to the age of pitchforks and torches.
UPDATE — 15 April 2015 — Daniel Greenfield gets to the heart of the homosexual agenda in his excellent article: The Deconstruction of Marriage.
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