Friday, November 07, 2008
Homosexuals on a Rampage
I knew it was only a matter of time.
Since the election of Barack Obama to the presidency this past Tuesday, there have been a growing number of homosexual threats aimed at anyone who opposes homosexual marriage, especially churches and other religious groups. Some of the hate was unleashed even before the election.
One rather vile liberal radio host named Charles Karel Bouley was caught on tape unleashing a profanity-laced diatribe calling for the death of Joe the Plumber. Joe didn't even say anything about gay marriage, but his backing of John McCain was enough, as McCain stands for traditional marriage.
Now that the election is over, the venom is escalating. Today we heard about homosexual activists mounting protests outside of Mormon temples because the Mormons backed the ban. The homosexual lobby is calling for investigations into churches who oppose homosexuality on moral grounds, as well as calling for the revocation of churches' tax-exempt status. But it gets worse. Leftist and gay blogs are rife with obscenities and threats of actual violence against Christians, or any other religious group that stands in their way.
Such violence is not unprecedented. Shall we recall the scene in Sodom? Let's go back in time and read the Genesis account . . .
Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” They said however, “No, but we shall spend the night in the square.” Yet he urged them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast for them, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.” But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. “Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof.” But they said, “Stand aside.” Furthermore, they said, “This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them.” So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door. But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. They struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the doorway. Then the two men said to Lot, “Whom else have you here? A son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place; for we are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before the LORD that the LORD has sent us to destroy it.”
Both Old and New Testaments declare that homosexuality is a grave sin. The word "abomination" is used -- a very severe term. Homosexuality has been viewed as a moral evil in most societies throughout history. The problem we have today is that our society no longer has the moxie to oppose homosexual behavior on moral grounds. Many politicians and secular conservative groups who oppose such marriages make all sorts of dance steps around the issue. They say it's bad for children or harmful to traditional marriage. They'll hem and haw, or obfuscate. Or they'll just say they oppose the idea without any articulation of why. But the one thing they won't do is call it what it is -- immoral and evil. Once you surrender moral authority and the moral argument, you've surrendered the very thing that buttresses your opposition.
I am all for people holding politicians accountable on this issue, and being active politically to stand for what we believe in. But that's not enough. It's not even the main thing we as Christians should do. Our churches need to thunder the Word of God from the pulpit again. We need to begin getting angry, yet without sin. The Gospel, of course, is the ultimate solution to any social ill. Giving in to homosexual demands is not showing them love, as some misguided Christians believe. They need to be lovingly confronted with truth.
By all means, show a Christian witness to homosexuals. Be kind and polite. But don't compromise the truth as you endeavor to show Christian love. Sometimes love must be tough. Prophets call people to repentance out of love. It's the most loving thing you can do, because judgment is coming to those practicing this kind of immoral behavior.
On the political end, Christian citizens still have rights. We must remind our politicians who's ultimately in charge. And that goes for the White House, Congress, state and local governments, state and federal courts, school boards, college boards of trustees and all the way down the line. Homosexuals are a tiny minority, and their conduct is not a civil right. As Alan Keyes once said, "you do not have the right to do what is wrong." They have no right to force their behavior on society. And that brings me to my final concern.
Handling the Violence
I am afraid that the homosexual lobby feels cocky enough now to begin getting physical with people, just as bullies intimidate their targets on the playground. You don't respond to a bully by being Caspar Milquetoast.
Remember when gay activists invaded a Catholic church in New York some time back? They desecrated the host and did a number of other outrageous things during a worship service. Why didn't the men of the church get up and escort those vile thugs out of the building, by force if necessary?
Don't cite "turning the other cheek" to me either. Self-defense is permissible, as is protecting your loved ones and your property. A church is a public place to some extent, but it is also private property like a business. Churches have the right to protect their property, and order people off of it if they're behaving in an untoward way. By all means, call the police if you must and file a complaint, but if a protest turns violent, there isn't time to call 911 before someone gets hurt. The men in the church should act like men and deal with the threat.
What if they start harassing us at our homes, or -- God forbid -- even breaking and entering with the intent to do harm to us and our families? It can happen, especially if they feel emboldened by the recent political change in Washington.
If someone invades my home, it's a criminal act of violence. I can guarantee you that the invader would be greeted by the business end of a shotgun. Then I'll call the police and explain what happened. The long and short of it is, this kind of thing must get nipped in the bud now before it escalates any further.
Unfortunately, the election of Barack Obama and giving large majorities to the left in Congress will have serious consequences on this issue and many others. If you think you've got problems now, just wait. They're already arresting pastors in Scandinavia and even in Canada for taking a stand and speaking out against homosexuality.
The jackboots could well come marching up to your door next.