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"Destroy the family, and the society will collapse." --Nikolai Lenin
- Facts, Consequences, and Resources
Here are questions that need to be addressed. What is the foundation
for how boundaries are to be established? What new and improved wisdom
do secular humanists use to justify violating "the
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," which was the foundation laid out in America's Founding
Document on how "unalienable Rights" were to be "entitled?" What is the
“progressive” foundation? How do secular humanists determine the rules
and boundaries if not by “the
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God?” What
is the basis that secular humanists use for determining laws and
“Rights?“ How do progressive justify "entitling" a "Right" for same-sex
A marriage made in heaven or a marriage made in courts. What happens when "We the people" are allowed to vote? Do you favor God's Marriage between one man and one woman or that of a despotic Judge? God's design, or Satan's attempt to thwart God's design? Traditional family or destroy that basic premise of a "civil" society? Nikolai Lenin knew it: "Destroy the family, and the society will collapse."
More Homosexual Penguins on Parade to Propagandize Children - By Gary DeMar ...Does the animal kingdom display this kind of same-gender eroticism? When a male dog mounts another male dog, is it because he’s attracted to the male gender of the other dog? I don’t think so. This same poor pooch will slavishly mount sofas or shrubs or anything else available, including the leg of your dinner guest. None of these things are the object of the canine’s sexual lust; they are merely the subject of it. The dog does not desire your unfortunate visitor. He simply desires to be stimulated. It doesn’t prove they have homosexual desire in any way parallel with humans.
...Animals rape on a regular basis. Should we make the leap the homosexuals want to make regarding penguins? If homosexual behavior in penguins is a template for human sexuality, then why can’t a similar case be made for rape among humans? As hard as it might be to believe, the connection has been made.
...If we should follow the animal world regarding homosexual penguins and thereby regard human homosexual behavior as normal, then we must be consistent and follow the animal world regarding rape, eating our young, and eating our neighbors and decriminalize these behaviors as well.
Luther King Jr. - Excerpts from his Letter from the Birmingham Jail
April 16, 1963 "How does one determine whether a law is just or
unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or
the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the
moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law
is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law."
Note: There is no justification in equating slavery or racial discrimination with marriage. The two are totally different issues. The abolition of slavery upheld "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." Allowing same-sex marriage violates God's favored, "natural" design.
Isaiah 5:20 - "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
MLK on Just and Unjust Laws (Youtube) - Published on Jan 20, 2014 Martin Luther King's famous "Meet the Press" interview highlighting the classic distinction between just and unjust laws and our obligations regarding them. Always timely and relevant points in a constitutional society.
MLK: homosexuality a 'problem' with a 'solution' By J.
Matt Barber - This past week America honored both the life and noble
work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Bible-believing Christian
minister who did more to advance the cause of race-based civil rights
than perhaps any other person in recent history. Regrettably – and as
they do each year – the same flock of opportunist "LGBT"-activist
vultures quickly swooped
in, picking the live flesh from MLK's character-based "dream," to
advance their own behavior-based nightmare. In what amounts to a sort of
soft racism, this mostly white left-wing faction has, over the years,
disingenuously and ignobly hitched its little pink wagon to a civil
rights movement that, by contrast, is built upon the genuine and noble
precepts of racial equality and humanitarian justice.
What was MLK's position on the homosexual lifestyle and so-called "gay rights"? While he said little in public on the issue, what he did say made his viewpoint abundantly clear. Unlike the "LGBT" lobby, I'll let Dr. King speak for himself. In 1958, while writing an advice column for Ebony Magazine, Dr. King responded to a young "gay" man looking for guidance. To avoid being accused of "cherry-picking," here is the exchange in its entirety:
Question: My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don't want my parents to know about me. What can I do? Is there any place where I can go for help?
Answer: Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. Your reasons for adopting this habit have now been consciously suppressed or unconsciously repressed. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with this problem by getting back to some of the experiences and circumstances that led to the habit. In order to do this I would suggest that you see a good psychiatrist who can assist you in bringing to the forefront of conscience all of those experiences and circumstances that led to the habit. You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognize the problem and have a desire to solve it.
No amount of leftist spin can muddy Dr. King's lucid position on the homosexual lifestyle. He recognized it as a "culturally acquired" "problem" in need of a "solution" – a "habit" stemming from a series of negative "experiences and circumstances."
...Indeed, were he still alive today, and when judged against today's empty, politically correct standards, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – quite literally the "King" of civil rights – would be perpetually smeared as a "bigot," "hater" and "homophobe" by the ever-"tolerant" left. ...And in 2012, Alveda publicly chastised the NAACP for abandoning its founders and constituents, saying, "Neither my great-grandfather, an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., an NAACP leader, my father, Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda. ..."
FIVE QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS WHO BELIEVE THE BIBLE SUPPORTS GAY
MARRIAGE - By
Kevin DeYoung -
So you’ve become convinced that the Bible supports gay marriage. You’ve
studied the issue, read some books, looked at the relevant Bible
passages and concluded that Scripture does not prohibit same-sex
intercourse so long as it takes place in the context of a loving,
monogamous, lifelong covenanted relationship. You still love Jesus. You
still believe the Bible. In fact, you would argue that it’s because you
love Jesus andbecause you believe the Bible that you now embrace gay
marriage as a God-sanctioned good.
As far as you are concerned, you haven’t rejected your evangelical faith. You haven’t turned your back on God. You haven’t become a moral relativist. You’ve never suggested anything goes when it comes to sexual behavior. In most things, you tend to be quite conservative. You affirm the family, and you believe in the permanence of marriage. But now you’ve simply come to the conclusion that two men or two women should be able to enter into the institution of marriage–both as a legal right and as a biblically faithful expression of one’s sexuality. Setting aside the issue of biblical interpretation for the moment, let me ask five questions.
1. On what basis do you still insist that marriage must be monogamous? Presumably, you do not see any normative significance in God creating the first human pair male and female (Gen. 2:23-25; Matt. 19:4-6). Paul’s language about each man having his own wife and each woman her own husband cannot be taken too literally without falling back into the exclusivity of heterosexual marriage (1 Cor. 7:2). The two coming together as one so they might produce godly offspring doesn’t work with gay marriage either (Mal. 2:15). So why monogamy? Jesus never spoke explicitly against polygamy. The New Testament writers only knew of exploitative polygamy, the kind tied to conquest, greed, and subjugation. If they had known of voluntary, committed, loving polyamorous relationships, who’s to think they wouldn’t have approved?
These aren’t merely rhetorical questions. The issue is legitimate: if 3 or 13 or 30 people really love each other, why shouldn’t they have a right to be married? And for that matter, why not a brother and a sister, or two sisters, or a mother and son, or father and son, or any other combination of two or more persons who love each other. Once we’ve accepted the logic that for love to be validated it must be expressed sexually and that those engaged in consensual sexual activity cannot be denied the “right” of marriage, we have opened a Pandora’s box of marital permutations that cannot be shut.
2. Will you maintain the same biblical sexual ethic in the church now that you think the church should solemnize gay marriages? After assailing the conservative church for ignoring the issue of divorce, will you exercise church discipline when gay marriages fall apart? Will you preach abstinence before marriage for all single persons, no matter their orientation? If nothing has really changed except that you now understand the Bible to be approving of same-sex intercourse in committed lifelong relationships,we should expect loud voices in the near future denouncing the infidelity rampant in homosexual relationships. Surely, those who support gay marriage out of “evangelical” principles, will be quick to find fault with the notion that the male-male marriages most likely to survive are those with a flexible understanding that other partners may come and go. According to one study researched and written by two homosexual authors, of 156 homosexual couples studied, only seven had maintained sexual fidelity, and of the hundred that had been together for more than five years, none had remained faithful (cited by Satinover, 55). In the rush to support committed, lifelong, monogamous same-sex relationships, it’s worth asking whether those supporters–especially the Christians among them–will, in fact, insist on a lifelong, monogamous commitment.
3. Are you prepared to say moms and dads are interchangeable? It is a safe assumption that those in favor of gay marriage are likely to support gay and lesbian couples adopting children or giving birth to children through artificial insemination. What is sanctioned, therefore, is a family unit where children grow up de facto without one birth parent. This means not simply that some children, through the unfortunate circumstances of life, may grow up with a mom and dad, but that the church will positively bless and encourage the family type that will deprive children of either a mother or a father. So are mothers indispensable? Is another dad the same as a mom? No matter how many decent, capable homosexual couples we may know, are we confident that as a general rule there is nothing significant to be gained by growing up with a mother and a father?
4. What will you say about anal intercourse? The answer is probably “nothing.” But if you feel strongly about the dangers of tobacco or fuss over the negative affects of carbs, cholesterol, gmo’s, sugar, gluten, trans fats, and hydrogenated soybean oil may have on your health, how can you not speak out about the serious risks associated with male-male intercourse. How is it loving to celebrate what we know to be a singularly unhealthy lifestyle? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the risk of anal cancer increases 4000 percent among those who engage in anal intercourse. Anal sex increases the risk of a long list of health problems, including “rectal prolapse, perforation that can go septic, chlamydia, cyrptosporidosis, giardiasis, genital herpes, genital warts, isosporiasis, microsporidiosis, gonorrhea, viral hepatitis B and C, and syphilis” (quoted in Reilly, 55). And this is to say nothing of the higher rates of HIV and other health concerns with disproportionate affects on the homosexual community.
5. How have all Christians at all times and in all places interpreted the Bible so wrongly for so long? Christians misread their Bibles all the time. The church must always be reformed according to the word of God. Sometimes biblical truth rests with a small minority. Sometimes the truth is buried in relative obscurity for generations. But when we must believe that the Bible has been misunderstood by virtually every Christian in every part of the world for the last two thousand years, it ought to give us pause. From the Jewish world in the Old and New Testaments to the early church to the Middle Ages to the Reformation and into the 20th century, the church has understood the Bible to teach that engaging in homosexuality activity was among the worst sins a person could commit. As the late Louis Crompton, a gay man and pioneer in queer studies, explained:
Some interpreters, seeking to mitigate Paul’s harshness, have read the passage [in Romans 1] as condemning not homosexuals generally but only heterosexual men and women who experimented with homosexuality. According to this interpretation, Paul’s words were not directed at “bona fide” homosexuals in committed relationships. But such a reading, however well-intentioned, seems strained and unhistorical. Nowhere does Paul or any other Jewish writer of this period imply the least acceptance of same-sex relations under any circumstances. The idea that homosexuals might be redeemed by mutual devotion would have been wholly foreign to Paul or any Jew or early Christian. (Homosexuality and Civilization, 114).
The church has been of one mind on this issue for nearly two millennia. Are you prepared to jeopardize the catholicity of the church and convince yourself that everyone misunderstood the Bible until the 1960s? On such a critical matter, it’s important we think through the implications of our position, especially if it means consigning to the bin of bigotry almost every Christian who has ever lived.
Identical Twin Studies Prove Homosexuality is Not Genetic (Dr. Neil Whitehead) Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay. “Because they have identical DNA, it ought to be 100%,” Dr. Whitehead notes. But the studies reveal something else. “If an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances the co-twin has it are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.” Because identical twins are always genetically identical, homosexuality cannot be genetically dictated. “No-one is born gay,” he notes. “The predominant things that create homosexuality in one identical twin and not in the other have to be post-birth factors.”
"Civil" Rights based on race vs. same-sex argument: Read the first two paragraphs of Americas Founding Document, the Declaration of Independence. "Civil" Rights based on race DOES NOT violate "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." Civil Rights based on same-sex DOES.
The Founders on Homosexuality by Dave Miller, Ph.D. - Of those living today in America who were alive 50 years ago, few could have imagined, let alone predicted, that homosexuality would encroach on our culture as it has. In fact, it would have been unthinkable. The rapidity with which homosexual activists continue successfully to bully the nation to normalize what once was universally considered abnormal is astonishing. And toleration has not satisfied them. Allowing their views to be taught in public schools has not appeased them. No, they insist that societal endorsement extend to redefining marriage to include same-sex couples.
...The Founding Fathers of these United States would be incredulous, incensed, and outraged. They understood that acceptance of homosexuality would undermine and erode the moral foundations of civilization. Sodomy, the longtime historical term for same-sex relations, was a capital crime under British common law. Sir William Blackstone, British attorney, jurist, law professor, and political philosopher, authored his monumental Commentaries on the Laws of England from 1765-1769. These commentaries became the premiere legal source admired and used by America's Founding Fathers.
...How many Americans realize that while serving as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, the Father of our country was apprised of a homosexual in the army. The response of General Washington was immediate and decisive. He issued "General Orders" from Army Headquarters at Valley Forge on Saturday, March 14, 1778 (Search with quotes "George Washington, March 14, 1778, General Orders" at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/): Or (The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript ..., Volume 11, page 83)
At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778) Lieutt. Enslin of Colo. Malcom's Regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false Accounts, found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th Article 18th Section of the Articles of War and do sentence him to be dismiss'd the service with Infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the Army never to return; The Drummers and Fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose
...Observe that the Father of our country viewed "sodomy" (the 18th-century word for homosexual relations) "with Abhorrence and Detestation." Homosexuality was treated as a criminal offense in all of the original thirteen colonies, and eventually every one of the fifty states (see Robinson, 2003; "Sodomy Laws...," 2003). Severe penalties were invoked for those who engaged in homosexuality. In fact, few Americans know that the penalty for homosexuality in several states was death, including New York, Vermont, Connecticut, and South Carolina (Barton, 2000, pp. 306,482). Most people nowadays would be shocked to learn that Thomas Jefferson advocated "dismemberment" (castration) as the penalty for homosexuality in his home state of Virginia, and even authored a bill to that effect (1781, Query 14; cf. 1903, 1:226-227).
Numerous Challenging Scripture and Nature Points
1 Kings 14:24 - And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
1 Kings 15:12 - And he (Asa) took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
1 Kings 22:46 - And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he (Jehoshaphat) took out of the land.
that ran prior to Election 2009: (http://www.familypolicy.net/
sent an email out Tue 11/3/2009 4:10 PM EST)
-- What is marriage for?: http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyPolicyNetwork#p/a/f/1/Ks6JXrz0hLI
-- Teaching homosexuality: http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyPolicyNetwork#p/a/f/4/zukoa2_x0Vc
-- Whose bathroom is it?: http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyPolicyNetwork#p/a/f/1/6P5mmmpt_G8
-- Reverse discrimination: http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyPolicyNetwork#p/a/u/0/mwE6NmaEdbo
-- Opposing homosexuality: http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyPolicyNetwork#p/a/f/0/SPPiTJY-Rkg
'Gay marriage' squashes parental rights & religious liberty, experts say by Michael Foust -Some say the sky hasn't fallen in the nearly five years since "gay marriage" was legalized in Massachusetts, but Kris Mineau, a citizen and conservative activist in that state, begs to differ. Sure, he says, things may look the same on the surface, but if you dig a little deeper, you'll see dramatic cultural changes. Teachers are teaching children about homosexual families over the objections of parents. A major adoption agency has chosen to shut down rather than be forced to place children with homosexual couples. "The sky is falling in Massachusetts in two key areas: parental rights and religious liberty," Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, told Baptist Press.
Don't Give Up Hope, Says Pro-Family Leader: Launches Free pdf Textbook Teaching How to Re-Build Family-Centered Culture Dr. Scott Lively is an attorney, pastor and international consultant on family issues with more than twenty years of ministry opposing the "gay" political agenda around the world.
For the past ten years, while lecturing and consulting on pro-family strategies
in more than 30 countries, Dr. Lively has been writing the world's first
textbook that teaches pro-family advocates how to defeat the homosexual agenda
and reestablish family-centered culture in their respective nations.
Today, Dr. Lively released the book, "Redeeming the Rainbow: A Christian Response to the 'Gay' Agenda" on the Internet as a free resource in pdf format.
"This is my free gift to the international pro-family movement," said Lively. "Everything I've learned in twenty years on the front lines of the 'culture war' is in this book. I want pro-family people to have free access to these insights, analysis and strategies so that they will know that there is still hope for re-building family- centered culture, and how they can achieve that goal.
"I have devoted thousands of hours of work and all of the skills and training I have acquired through my career to produce the most straightforward, concise and easy-to-understand guidance that I can," he added. "I've boiled it down to under 250 pages, addressing every significant aspect of the conflict between Christian and 'gay' social goals. My only restriction on the use of this book is that it may not be offered for sale, but must be given away freely. I offer whatever value it may have as a sacrifice to the Lord."
"Redeeming the Rainbow" is available for download online in the Resources section of www.defendthefamily.com, specifically www.defendthefamily.com/_docs/resources/1889235. pdf
See further Resources below....
"Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both." --James Wilson, law lectures at the University of Pennsylvania
Military Chaplains Speak Up on Marriage and Homosexuality in the
Military -- /Christian
Newswire/ -- Before civilizations crumble, the last thing to hit the
fan is government-sponsored, government-forced, homosexuality, sodomy,
and pedophilia. Homosexuality is a psychiatric disorder and probably the
worst sin described in the Holy Bible due to the permanent damage caused
to what was or is or might have been a temple of the Spirit. The
consequences are said to be nothing short of eternal damnation, by
choice. It's a shame that the US military, historically known to be a
beacon of morality and religious tolerance and freedom, while the
civilian sector has engaged in immorality, is now having its nose shoved
in the dirt of filth to make the Sinners-in-Chief in the highest
echelons of politics--the perverts, the pedophiles, and the
psychiatrically ill--feel better about themselves.
Retired Military Chaplain Jim Linzey, a Baptist minister, states that "the teachings of the Church are an elaboration of the laws that Jesus gave when He said, 'But from the beginning of the creation, God "made them male and female." "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh' (Mark 10:6-8). Jesus' teaching emphasizes the unity between a man and his wife. Jesus also said, 'Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate' (Mark 10:9, NKJV). Based on Jesus' statement, it is a moral obligation to remain married once the marriage is consummated." There is a biblical basis for separation. "But the point is that marriage between men and women are the foundation of society, including military society," said Chaplain Valerie Potter, who is Methodist.
Military couples face many trials, including separations due to deployments. Chaplains have a crucial role to counsel them, to help them keep their marriages intact. As Chaplain Frank Johnson, a Baptist minister, said, "Marriage is a combat multiplier in that it gives married troops hope and a reason to fight well, defending ones country, of which marriage and families are the foundation; it gives troops a reason to live and come home." "But homosexuality is a combat divider, dividing one's reason to live while taking breaks on the combat field to change diapers all because their treacherous sin causes them to lose control of their bowels," said Chaplain John R. Kauffman, a Pentecostal minister. "How do you win a war like that? What a spectacle in the face of moral Muslims who detest homosexuality," he continued. As a military chaplain, Rev. Linzey has counseled Soldiers struggling with homosexuality who left the military and some who had HIV. "Homosexuality was not a pleasant sin for these Soldiers," Linzey said. "They were laden with guilt and wished they could be freed from this most vile bondage, destroying their mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. But only a penitent heart in the soul of one who would receive the atoning sacrifice of Jesus the Christ can be free." God have mercy on the US military.
New Hampshire Considers 'Bathroom Bill' - Last week, New Hampshire's House Judiciary Subcommittee voted 3-2 to pass a bill that would open all public restrooms and locker rooms to people of the opposite sex. Family advocates are concerned that by adding the words "gender expression" into the list of anti-discrimination laws, it will make New Hampshire's public bathrooms a haven for sexual predators. Bruce Hausknecht, judicial analyst for Focus on the Family Action, said the government is failing to protect its citizens. "These 'bathroom bills' provide the opportunity for peeping toms, pedophiles and sexual predators to walk into women's restrooms and locker rooms unchallenged, upsetting and endangering women and young girls," he said. "People suffering from gender confusion should receive therapy, not government endorsement. This bill is simply an attempt to appease the GLBT lobby at the expense of the safety of New Hampshire's citizens." Last June, Colorado passed a 'bathroom bill,' and shortly thereafter reports came in from women who were uncomfortable that men were using their restrooms. Pennsylvania is considering a similar bill.
Homosexuality and the Laws of Moral Physics J. Matt Barber - It makes front page news when conservative elected officials are accused of selling-out to monolithic corporate lobbies like Big Oil or Big Tobacco. Yet the media rarely take notice when liberal politicians toe the line for extreme ideological special interests.
Case in point: Within minutes after swearing in, President Obama had the White House web site updated to declare his unconditional support for every demand of the politically powerful and very well-funded homosexual lobby (a.k.a., "Big Homo"). By announcing to the world his pro-gay agenda, Obama has thrown gasoline on smoldering culture war embers, generating a firestorm of controversy.
...Evidently, Christ failed to clear His marriage definition with Barack Obama and Big Homo. Notice, that rather conspicuously, He did not say: "At the beginning the Creator made them gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT). For this reason a male, female or shemale will leave his, her or whatchahoozie's father and mother, father and father or mother and mother and be united to his or her wife “and/or husband“ and the two or more will become one flesh. Not that there's anything wrong with that."
...Christ's Apostle Paul rhetorically asked in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
"Gay affirming" churches, which engage in what I call "a la carte Christianity" (take what you like, leave what you don't) are really just "sin affirming" churches. And "gay friendly" politicians, like Barack Obama, who push an anti-Christian homosexual agenda, are really just "immorality friendly" politicians.
Fortunately, as untold thousands of ex-"gays" can attest, God's word also offers hope and freedom from the homosexual lifestyle. 1 Corinthians 6:11, says, "And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
The Consequences of Homosexual Marriage are REAL, The Science it is Based on is NOT Faith2Action.org has produced a provocative marriage video, with help from Tony Perkins, Don Wildmon and others, that shows the harsh reality of the consequences of homosexual marriage. The lie that is perpetrated says that homosexuals are born with a "gay gene" and because of that we are to accept them just as they are and allow them to redefine marriage and family life to fit their lifestyle. In 2008 the American Psychological Association put out a revised publication that included the admission that there is no "gay" gene. As the video points out, the truth is there are thousands of ex-homosexuals living happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. I urge you to view the five minute video in its entirety by selecting on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brIvfpIqvx8&feature=channel
Response to those who believe that being gay is a 'gift' from God?
How do they in turn respond to the following Scriptures:
(KJV unless specified otherwise.)
Genesis 18:20 - And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
Genesis 19:15 - And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
Jude 1:7,17-19 - Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. ...But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
Jesus - Matthew 19:4-6 - Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Romans 1:24-27 - For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature; And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.Leviticus 18:22, 20:13 - You shall not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is an abomination. If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - Or do you not know that the unrighteousness will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Stop being deceived: neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor effeminate nor homosexuals nor thieves nor covetous people nor drunkards, nor abusive people, nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God. (Power New Testament)2 Peter 2:6-10 - And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
Matthew 11:23-24 - And you, Capernaum, which is exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done here, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you. JesusLuke 17:26-30 - And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Deuteronomy 23:17-18 - There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog (* keleb), into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God. (* keleb -- from an unused root means. to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute: KJV -- dog.)Deuteronomy 32:28-33 - For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up? For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
Isaiah 3:9 - The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Jeremiah 23:14 - I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.Jude 1:7 - Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
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"Reprobate Mind, to do the shameful things"
Romans 1: 26-32 (Power New Testament) Because of this God gave them over into vile passion of disgrace, and indeed their females exchanged the natural function for that contrary to nature, and likewise also the males who neglected the natural function with the females. They were inflamed in their lustful passion with one another, males performing the unseemly deed with males and receiving the reward which was necessary for their deceit in repayment for their sin. And since they did not see fit to have true knowledge of God, God gave them over into an unrighteous (reprobate) mind, to do the shameful things, since they were filled with every unrighteousness, wickedness, avarice, desire to injure. full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, evil habits, whisperers, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, braggart, contriving evil, refusing to obey parents, without understanding, covenant breaking, without natural affection without mercy: who, although they know the ordinances of God thoroughly, because they are practicing such things as these that are worth of death, not only are they doing them but they are applauding others who do them.
Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Jesus - Matthew 19:4-6
"But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm... But what degree of madness could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity." James Madison - Author of the U. S. Constitution (Federalist No. 46, 29 January 1788)
"The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person... Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend." James Wilson
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. ...But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. Jude 1:7,17-19
The Constitution Does Not Permit Polygamy or Same-Sex Marriage MichNews.com, March 18, 2005 (Extreme Conservative) - Thomas Jefferson drafted a bill concerning Virginia's criminal law providing that the penalty for sodomy should be castration. See Thomas Jefferson, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew A. Lipscomb, ed. (Washington, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904) Vol. I, pp.226-27, from Jefferson's "For Proportioning Crimes and Punishments." The bill read: "Whosoever shall be guilty of rape, polygamy, or sodomy with a man or woman, shall be punished; if a man, by castration, a woman, by boring through the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half inch in diameter at the least." (Virginia Bill number 64; authored by Jefferson; 18 June 1779)
See "buggery" in state laws: Supreme Court of the United States _______ No. 02-102 (pdf) "Buggery is . . . committed by carnall knowledge against the ordinance of the Creator and order of nature, by mankind with mankind, or with brute beast, or by womankind with bruite beast." Edward Coke, The Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England 58-59 (1641). Thus, the term included anal intercourse between two men. See also Stafford's Case, 12 Co. Rep. 36, 37, 77 Eng. Rep. 1318 (1607)
What same-sex "marriage" has done to Massachusetts It's far worse than most people realize by Brian Camenker - Anyone who thinks that same-sex "marriage" is a benign eccentricity which won't affect the average person should consider what it has done in Massachusetts. It's become a hammer to force the acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone. And this train is moving fast. What has happened so far is only the beginning. The public schools - Public health - Domestic violence - Legal profession - Adoption of children to homosexual "married" couples - Government mandates - The public square - The media. Homosexual "marriage" hangs over society like a hammer with the force of law. And it's only just begun. It's pretty clear that the homosexual movement's obsession with marriage is not because large numbers of them actually want to marry each other. Research shows that homosexual relationships are fundamentally dysfunctional on many levels, and "marriage" as we know it isn't something they can achieve, or even desire. (In fact, over the last three months, the Sunday Boston Globe's marriage section hasn't had any photos of homosexual marriages. In the beginning it was full of them.) This is about putting the legal stamp of approval on homosexuality and imposing it with force throughout the various social and political institutions of a society that would never accept it otherwise. To the rest of America: You've been forewarned.
Myth: Same-sex marriage does not impact heterosexual marriages or society as a whole.
Parents are losing the right to oversee/direct the sexual education of their children in states like Massachusetts, where same-sex "marriage" is recognized as the moral equivalent to natural marriage.
A church that holds a biblically orthodox view of marriage and sexuality could lose its tax-exempt status as a result of the recognition of special rights for one sexual behavior.
"There is no such thing as 'a homosexual.' Homosexuality is not what you are. It's what you do." Stephen Bennett
15 Reasons Why Homosexuality is Wrong and Hurts Society "The wicked strut about on every side when vileness is exalted among the sons of men." Psalm 12:8 - Biblical Family Advocates passionately implores Pastors and Churches to educate themselves regarding the Biblical and societal implications of engaging in homosexuality. Readers are encouraged to go to the Biblical Family Advocates website and read the article, "15 Reasons Why Homosexuality is Wrong and Hurts Society." The article discusses such things as the higher infidelity and domestic violence rates of homosexual relationships, why homosexuality is not genetic, as well as understanding why the Bible cannot support homosexual marriage. More importantly, it offers links and insights as to how those who are caught in the bondage of homosexuality can be set free.
Will this be the lifestyle and American way of life for our descendants in America?
What the mainstream media doesn't report: The increase in children being born out of wedlock in Scandinavia since marriage was redefined! William Murray, the chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, warns of the dangers of legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. He says Scandinavia has had nearly a decade of legal homosexual marriage, and it has nearly destroyed the institution of marriage altogether. More details: http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/4/132004c.asp (Excerpts: ...In Scandinavia, illegitimate birth rates exceed 50 percent. The majority of Swedish and Norwegian children are born out of wedlock, and 60 percent of first-born children in Denmark have unmarried parents. Meanwhile, marriage rates subtly decline while, in some countries, divorce rates have skyrocketed to nearly 80 percent. ...Still, as Kurtz noted, such studies have been done. He says they showed that "throughout Scandinavia (and the West) cohabiting couples with children break up at two to three times the rate of married parents. So rising rates of cohabitation and out-of-wedlock birth stand as proxy for rising rates of family dissolution.")The High Cost of Aids - The James Hartline Report On The Frontlines of the Culture War January 29, 2007 - The Great Rainbow Robbery: Gay Activists Costing America Billions Of Dollars In Medical Expenses To Pay For Unsafe Sex Practices
Redeemed!10 Ways to Get Out of the Gay Life, If You Want Out by Charlene E. Cothran, Venus Magazine Publisher
"During the Supreme Court hearings in 2000 on the Boy Scout case, pro-life Rev. Rob Schenck was sitting in the audience next to the Clinton White House liaison for 'gay' issues. Thinking the pastor was a fellow liberal, the woman whispered, 'We're not going to win this case, but that's okay. Once we get 'hate crime' laws on the books, we're going to go after the Scouts and all the other bigots.''
Violating "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."
"It is not necessary to enumerate the many advantages, that arise from this custom of early marriages. They comprehend all the society can receive from this source; from the preservation, and increase of the human race. Every thing useful and beneficial to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits, favourable, in the highest degree, to society. In no case is this more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage." -- Samuel Williams (The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794) Reference: American Political Writing during the Founding Era: 1760-1805, Hyneman and Lutz, ed., vol. 2 (952)
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." The second paragraph continues: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...." Opening paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, America's Founding Document
Can a moral wrong be a "civil" right? Secular liberal progressives have implied that what is written in the opening paragraph of the Declaration of Independence no longer applies to today's society, indicating that "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," which set up the boundary for how "Rights" are to be "entitled" is now outdated. So what is the "new and improved" basis in determining how "Rights" are "entitled?" What new wisdom is being employed? Have lawmakers overruled the founder's Biblical worldview of moral virtue and replaced it with a liberal secular progressive worldview whereby the "Laws of Nature" no longer apply?
"A compromise which results in a half-step toward evil is all wrong." Theodore Roosevelt
From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003] [Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between January 7, 2003 and February 12, 2003] [CITE: 1USC7] THE CODE OF LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TITLE 1--GENERAL PROVISIONS CHAPTER 1--RULES OF CONSTRUCTION Sec. 7. Definition of ``marriage'' and ``spouse'' In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word ``marriage'' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ``spouse'' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. (Added Pub. L. 104-199, Sec. 3(a), Sept. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 2419.)
A Bill Sponsored by Homosexual Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, who once ran a homosexual prostitution ring out of his home, will amend Title 1 of the United States Code, to eliminate any Federal policy on the definition of marriage. Another Bill will also amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act giving "Special Rights" to homosexuals, by forcing every organization is America, Churches, Day Care Centers, Nursing Homes, Schools, etc. to hire gays and lesbians as teachers, coaches, doctors, etc.
Herbert Hoover - "When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. There is no such thing as a no-man's land between honesty and dishonesty. Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public sensitiveness to evil. Our greatest danger is not from invasion by foreign armies. Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior."