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John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God loved everyone in the world enough to sin His Dear Son to die to pay the price He requires for sin. Sexual sins, to include adultery and fornication between “heterosexuals,” are an abomination to God. Yet, God provides a remedy for everyone because of His great love. For more on this matter in the perversion context, see From Queer to Christ and God’s Plan of Salvation.
Ephesians 6:11-12 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Americans have, in the main, conceded the federal government to the forces of Satan.
Let us quote just a few of many Bible verses in regards to man and woman, God’s crowning creation. Sexual immorality and perversion has become tied up in all three steps of the downfall of America, religious apostasy, moral awfulness, and political tyranny.
Of course, everywhere one looks, sexual perversion is being practiced and promoted. Americans, in general approve of, promote and/or practice it. Romans 1:18-32 states the importance of this to a nation. The steps in the downfall of a nation toward the judgment of God:
Gay Pride in actions that are an abomination to God (a double abomination?): Proverbs 6:16-19:
- Link to page of up-to-date articles from various publications.
- Bible based articles on sodomite issues by Jerald Finney
- What Jesus said about who can marry
- Bible teaching
- Links to relevant sermons on sodomy and perversion by Pastor Jason Cooley
- Miscellaneous but important resources and information
1. Click here to go to LINKS TO ARTICLES: RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS (APOSTASY), THE LGBTQ AGENDA (GROSS IMMORALITY), AND CIVIL GOVERNMENT TYRANNY
2. Essays and articles by Jerald Finney:
- (011616) Kicking someone out of church for speech, the state church versus the New Testament church, and Nicolaitism (The answer as to the actions of a church against a sodomite is different for the state church versus the New Testament (First Amendment) church.
- (090915) Can a church force a homosexual to turn straight to stay in the church? (Question of a sodomite: “I am homosexual and my new pastor says that I have to turn straight to stay in my church. Can force me to it to be able to stay? …” See the article for the whole question, my answer, a link to the AVVO page with the question, answers of other attorneys, and my answer, and the AVVO notification stating that my answer was chosen by the question asker as the best answer. The question asker also commented, “You are quite remarkable and simply an amazing lawyer.”)
- (070715) The Republican Response to Obergefell – Wrong!!!!!!
- (070315) I Pledge Allegiance to God and His Kingdom, Not to America
- (063015) The Proper Response by believers and churches to Obergefell, the United States Supreme Court same sex marriage decision (This article makes clear, with solid reasoning, that, no matter what a wicked government says, only a man and a woman can marry.)(Relevant articles after Obergefel: MP: Use Anti-Terror Powers On Christian Teachers Who Say Gay Marriage Is ‘Wrong’ (080315); Kentucky Ministers Banned From Calling Homosexuality A Sin (073115); Will Christian Universities Fold Under Pressure From Man Or Will They Stand For God? (072015); What Rights Will Others Lose When Homosexuals Gain Their Rights? (071415); Polyamorous Rights Advocates See Marriage Equality Coming For Them (062915); Christian Law School Forced To Support Homosexuality If It Wants Accreditation (070815); Christian Denomination Officially Embraces Gay Marriage, Axing ‘Man And A Woman’ From Canon (070215); Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Organizations (062815)(Written by a supporter of gay rights. He has the right answer, but for the wrong reasons. The federal government will probably not end tax exemptions for religious organizations because of the control they would lose over such organizations.); Republicans begin push for First Amendment Defense Act (062615))(Sermon by Pastor Jason Cooley: “Supreme Court Obamination, A Prophecy Of Perversion,” on sermonaudio.com (070515)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- (060115) The Hierarchy of Law as it relates to sodomy and sodomite marriage
- (052315) Will Churches in America Have a Choice about Sodomite Marriage: A short critique of the Article “Christian schools will have no choice about gay marriage: Column” as it relates to churches
- (06_10) Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime Atmosphere (Article which explains the course of a state church versus a New Testament church when the state forbids preaching against sodomy or orders so-called same sex marriage.)
Some who would profane marriage falsely assert that Jesus had nothing to say about marriage. In fact, Jesus proclaimed the Genesis narrative of creation and God’s order for marriage, an institution which God ordained, laying out the principles thereof in his word. Jesus, according to God’s order, spoke only of male and female when referring to marriage.
Our Lord stated:
“And [Jesus] answered and said unto 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.” Matthew 19.4-6; see also, Mark 10.1-12, Luke 16.18, Matthew 5.31-32.
Our Lord quoted many times from the Old Testament, thereby verifying the truth therein. He never said a negative word about any Old Testament Scripture. The Old Testament, as well as the New, is clear about marriage, sodomy, and any sex outside the union of a man and woman in the bonds of holy matrimony; any sexual sin is an abomination to God. He never said a word in support of any sexual sin. The acceptance and practice of all kinds of sexual sins (adultery, fornication, etc.) led to the acceptance of sodomy.
4. Bible teaching
The following are links to excellent Bible teaching on the soundbites “God loves everyone” and “judge not.” The teaching on love gives Bible verses explaining the love of God, those who love God, what those who love God will do, what those who love God will preach, whether God hates anything or anyone, whether everyone is a child of God, and other related matters.
092615 Sound the Battle Cry Radio Program: Monsters Are Real: The Mainstreaming Of Pedophelia In Our Society
Bible refutation of the soundbites “God loves everyone” and “judge not.”
Sermons by Pastor Jason Cooley (More below on this page):
“Children Of Babylon – Agents Of Antichrist,” on sermonaudio.com (092015)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
“Dark World Rising: Only The Eyes Of Faith Can See”
“God Hates Gay Rights And Destroys Nations For Them,” on sermonaudio.com (070515)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “Orlando Attack: Sodomization of a Nation & Steven Anderson’s Islamic Theology” on sermonaudio.com (061516)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “The Baphomet Bathroom Battle: Stay Out of the Girl’s Bathroom You Pervert!” on sermonaudio.com (042416)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “Christian Androgeny? Raising Children In An LGBT World,” on sermonaudio.com (030916)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “Children Of Babylon – Agents Of Antichrist,” on sermonaudio.com (092015)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “Supreme Court Obamination, A Prophecy Of Perversion,” on sermonaudio.com (070515)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “God Hates Gay Rights And Destroys Nations For Them” on sermonaudio.com (070515)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “Dark World Rising: Only The Eyes Of Faith Can See“,” on sermonaudio.com (070115)
- “Homosexuality Is Occult Worship: Hitler, Crowley, And Secret Societies,” on sermonaudiocom (061015)(Due to technical difficulties, this sermon was not on Youtube.)
- “The Homosexual Invasion Of The Churches,” on sermonaudiocom (060715)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “Obama: Overhauling Straight America & The Homosexual Manifesto,” on sermonaudiocom (060315)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- (031215 Sound the Battle Cry Radio Program) Sound The Battle Cry Special Report: Disney Pushes Pedophilia and Sodomite Teen Agenda
- “How To Raise A Reprobate – Public Schools,” on sermonaudio.com (121714)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)(This message is also under “2. Featured sermons, Youtube presentions – Sodomy, New World Order, etc.” above.” and also on the “Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny” page.)
- “How To Raise A Reprobate – The Double Minded Man,” on sermonaudio.com (121214)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon)(This message is also under “2. Featured sermons, Youtube presentions – Sodomy, New World Order, etc.” above.” and also on the “Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny” page.)
- “Steven Anderson Is Wrong About Repentance, Regeneration, Reprobates, and Sodomites,” on sermonaudio.com (121414)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “What Is A Reprobate? Are All Sodomites Reprobates?” on sermonaudio.com (121414)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “The Sodomite Agenda,” on sermonaudio.com (101914)
- “Sodomites In The Bible,” on sermon audio.com (This sermon explains the abomination of sodomy and the sodomite agenda. 1 K. 14.24; Ge. 13.13; Ge. 18.20-21; Ge. 19 – Sodomites were very bold as recorded in the Bible. Darkness brings boldness. It loses its boldness when the light is shined upon it…. Ge. 19.2; De. 23.17; Le. 18-19; 2 Pe. 2.7; Jud. 19.22-30; Le. 18.20; Ro. 1.26-32.)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “The Sodomite Agenda In America: Hollywood And The Sodomite Agenda,” on sermonaudio.com (051814)(1 K. 14.34. Media and TV was first attack.)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “The Sodomite Agenda: Public School Queering Your Kids,” on sermonaudio.com (080614)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- For links to more sermons by Pastor Jason Cooley on these issues, click the following: Sermons by Pastor Jason Cooley.
- “Street Preaching Testimonies And The Sermon ‘The Sodomite Agenda’,” on sermonaudio.com (101914)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon).
- “The Rise Of Androgeny – Bible Case Against Transgenders“on sermonaudio.com (062914)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- “Transgender Friendly Bible Versions,” on sermonaudio.com (070214)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- Click to hear “The Pope Watch” (013115), a “Sound the Battle Cry Radio Show” which covers this event: Pope Has Meeting With Devil’s Daughter.
The above quotes are from a thesis by Rev. Jefferis Kent Peterson which is online. Click the following to go to the online thesis:
Androgyny and Popular Culture parts 1 & 2
See Section 5 for sermons,
Before those sections are other important things, such as articles by this author.
6. Miscellaneous but important resources and information.
See college students answer the question,
“Is there a difference between a man and a woman?“
Alabama House Committee Approves Bill to Abolish Marriage Licenses in State (042616)(I have pointed out for years that God’s word makes clear that the Lord never gave the state jurisdiction over marriage, that marriage is a covenant between a man, a woman, and God. The present state of affairs over marriage in America was inevitable since the state presumes to control and define marriage as a contract. American contract law has been used to attempt to destroy God’s guidelines for marriage which only a remnant understand and apply. For more details see the online PDF of God Betrayed, pp. 300, 357-359, 367-368. According to the Bible, marriages at Old Paths Baptist church are done the Bible way with no officiator. )
Why the Gender Identity Debate is Symptomatic of a Much Bigger Issue for Christians (042516)(Read this article if you want to see what has happened to America. Of course, this author has been aware of postmodernism and its inevitable consequences for many years. In the early 2000s, people he encountered while street-preaching would say to him, for example, “I am God” or “I am Jesus Christ.” Some meant what they were saying. They were “postmodernists,” whether they knew the meaning of the term or not. Postmodernists believe that they create their own reality by their thoughts and speech and someone else has no right to say that their lifestyle, philosophy, truth claims, or beliefs are better or truer than theirs. Postmodernists have been played for fools by Lucifer, the god of this world.)
The national bathroom debate on secular media is ridiculous. Listen to the following sermon for the truth of the matter:
“The Baphomet Bathroom Battle: Stay Out of the Girl’s Bathroom You Pervert!” on sermonaudio.com (042416)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
See Section “6. Relevant Articles” below for the latest article on these matters.
Article: Relative Reality – When Perception Of Reality Is Based On Feelings
(We not only have men who identify as women (and vice versa), but we have whites who identify as blacks and human beings who identify as animals, including cats, dogs, parrots and even mythical dragons.)
Article: The Battle For The Heart, Mind And Gender Of Your 4 Year Old (042616)
Article: More Roman Catholic Leaders Covering Up Pedophelia
For many more articles Google:
Roman catholicism and pedophelia
Roman catholicism and child sexual abuse
“Christian Androgeny? Raising Children In An LGBT World,”
on sermonaudio.com (030916)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon – the Youtube version will have pictures when posted.)(This sermon is also linked to on the Sermons by Pastor Jason Cooley page (under “2. Featured sermons, Youtube presentions – Sodomy, New World Order, etc.” and on the 2016 Sermons of Pastor Jason Cooley page.)
GOD JUDGES NATIONS FOR SEXUAL SINS. SEE, E.G., LEVITICUS 18 IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE.
I don’t know much about Manny Paquillo’s faith, but, judging from this article, he has more conviction on the matter of sodomy than do many professing “believers,” including many “pastors”; and he proves it by not backing down on the issue in spite of the loss of millions: “Boxing great Manny Paquillo doubles down on gay slurs.” I highly respect him for that.
Court Unanimously Upholds $13,000 Fine Against Couple for Refusing ‘Gay Marriage’ Ceremony (01__16)(The same fate is around the corner for religious organizations; that is, the legal entity church – that is, the incorporated (aggregate or sole), business trust, charitable trust, unincorporated association, 501c3, 508, etc. church.)
(Article 164 under section 6 below) At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys’ choir run by Pope Benedict’s brother (010916)
A LOT OF OTHER BIBLE VERSES CONDEMN HOMOSEXUALITY, INCLUDING VERSES THAT QUOTE JESUS. SEE BELOW.
Tell me that a significant percentage of Americans are not now certifiably insane after reading the following article and the comments quoted in the article. In the early 1990s I told a friend, “You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait until all the public school kids grow up. Starting at least in the 1980s the public schools were pushing sodomy.” Well, the public schools, the secular media (and much of the so-called “Christian” media) are now promoting even worse perversions than in the 1980s. Sadly, many Americans, even a lot of older Americans who should have better sense, have bought the propaganda. America is going down at an accelerating rate.
Some would say
“Why should sodomites not be allowed to marry? After all, they have a right to be with the one they ‘love.’ They are hurting no one. Etc.”
The problem with their reasoning is that it is just that, and it leaves God and his principles out of the equation. Many sodomites and their proponents leave the word of God out of the equation, or they pervert the clearly stated declarations concerning same-sex fornication, even to the point of taking over so-called “churches” who are led by perverts or their supporters.
The word of God is clear. Fornication (sex outside marriage: marriage can only be between a man and woman according to the one who established marriage and defined it) is a sin. Sexual immorality has bad consequences for the individual, the family, the nation, and so-called “churches” who condone and practice it. Romans 1.21-23 give the seven stages of Gentile world apostasy. Romans 1.24-32 (Romans 1.21-32 are quoted below) give the result of Gentile world apostasy. Of course, the the Old Testament has a lot to say about sexual sins and God’s judgment of nations for such immorality. See, e.g., Leviticus 18, quoted below).
Romans 1:21-32 “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 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 recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Leviticus 18:1-30: “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God. After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness. The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover. The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness. The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s sister: she is thy father’s near kinswoman. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister: for she is thy mother’s near kinswoman. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s wife: it is thy brother’s nakedness. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time. Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her. And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which werebefore you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.”
There are many more Scriptures covering the issue of fornication; the definition of and principles for marriage; the definition, organization and purposes of God’s churches; and other related issues such as God’s judgment on disobedient and immoral individuals, families, nations, and “churches.” One can find teaching on those matters on this website.
Fornicators along with other evildoers will experience the eternal judgment of God. See God Hates, God Destroys, God Judges.
Surprise, surprise, surprise (to mind numbed liberals, but not to those who have some Bible understanding):
Some sodomites are getting bolder about their perversions. They parade their perversions in public, even against those who expose sodomy for what it is. Some have raped children and even adults when the opportunity has arisen. Many sodomites are sodomites because abused by a sodomite or sodomites when a child. One sodomite publicly stated he would rape my pastor. See the following video: Pervert pulls me off the step stool and tries to kiss me. Want more proof? Go to following article (Which is also in Appendix 1 below) by clicking the picture.
Back in the 1990s I went with a group on Wednesday night to do services in the downtown Austin Salvation Army center. Another man and I went one Wednesday night and were setting up chairs and preparing the meeting room. The other man had a young son. The subject of the military came up and I said to him that had I a son, I would never allow him to join the military. He asked why. I said, “Can you imagine going to war with a bunch of women and sodomites.” He said, “You have a point.” Little did I know that a woman security guard (probably a lesbian) was outside in the hall. She came into the room infuriated and started to order us around. Yet, even to this day, I know believers who are letting their boys go into the military with no warning. Hosea 4:1: “Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.” Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” 2 Peter 1:2-10 “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:” [Bold emphasis mine]
Refuting Matthew Vine’s Book: God And The Gay Christian: on Youtube (live on camera – the down and dirty truth about homosexuality, same sex marriage, and the gay “Christian”); on sermonaudio.com (102415)(This broadcast sheds light on the darkness of the false arguments made by sodomites.)
1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-11: “KNOW YE NOT THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD? BE NOT DECEIVED: NEITHER FORNICATORS, NOR IDOLATERS, NOR ADULTERERS, NOR EFFEMINATE, NOR ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND, NOR THIEVES, NOR COVETOUS, NOR DRUNKARDS, NOR REVILERS, NOR EXTORTIONERS, SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU: BUT YE ARE WASHED, BUT YE ARE SANCTIFIED, BUT YE ARE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, AND BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD.
A must hear sermon: “Children Of Babylon – Agents Of Antichrist,” on sermonaudio.com (092015)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)(Back in the 1990s I told a friend, “You haven’t seen anything yet. I told him, “They started teaching [sodomy] in the public schools and pushing it on the secular media in the 1980s. Wait until that and future classes grow up. They and their beliefs will control this society more and more.” You see, many are now brainwashed to believe the lies of the god of this world.)
New subpage to this webpage:
State churches, the Bible told you so and God’s prophets told you so! [This page has not yet been reposted]
A CHURCH WHICH IS A LEGAL ENTITY (E.G. INCORPORATED 501C3 CHURCH) GRIEVES OUR LORD AND IS PARTIALLY, AT THE LEAST, UNDER A HEAD OTHER THAN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Homosexuality: A Biblical Overview (032813)
092615 Sound the Battle Cry Radio Program: Monsters Are Real: The Mainstreaming Of Pedophelia In Our Society (See articles #s 136 and 137 under “6. Articles …” below.)
Actually, it’s God’s way of confirming that he ordained that only a man and woman in marriage may acceptably have sex. All other human sex is an abomiation to him.
Gay Is Not The New Black (Of course, the argument that gay is the new black is ridiculous; this article explains how and gives links to additional resources. The entire arrticle is copied and pasted below, in the Endnote.)
Keep in mind, as I point out in some of the my articles below, only a man and a woman can marry. Same-sex marriage is an abominable satanic counterfeit and rebellion against God’s order.
Lesbian Judge Refuses To Marry Straight Couples (022712)(No action was taken against her. What self-respecting bride and groom would want to be married by a sodomite or lesbian anyway?)
See FLASHBACK: Lesbian Texas Judge Refused To Marry Same-Sex Couples. America has been turned upside-down. Good is called evil and evil good. The three steps in the downfall of a nation, according to the Bible are religious apostasy, moral awfulness, and political tyranny.
God judges nations based upon the moral state of the nation.
Salvation from sin is a free gift offered to all
A minority in this society still live a somewhat moral life. An even smaller (very small) minority are born again (See God’s Plan of Salvation for Bible teaching on how to become a child of God as opposed to remaining a child of the devil. The people of Old Paths Baptist Church care about others and wish all, including the worst of sinners, to come to a knowledge of, and act upon truth.). An even smaller minority are born again believers who are educated in God’s word; who seek to organize their personal lives, families, and churches according to the relevant principles in God’s word; and who are fighting the spiritual warfare the Bible tells them to fight (See After Salvation for information on how to grow in knowledge, understanding, and wisdom after one is saved.). The great majority in American are sinners who are proud of their sin.
Featured Article (America the beautiful? In whose eyes: God’s or Satan’s? See also, Murdering Unborn Babies.)
United States Spreads Sodomite Agenda Throughout The World (080315)(Also linked to below as article #121)
Many ‘Gays’ are Extremely Violent
I care about all people. I care enough to tell them the truth – that they are sinners in need of a savior. See, God’s Plan of Salvation for more. Unfortunately, in my experience, most gays react violently to the assertion that they need to repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ to save them from their sin – even if I do not even know that they practice sexual sins and never mention sexual sins. See, e.g., the actions of sodomites in the article Officials Move To Take Christian Bakers’ Home After Refusal To Pay $135,000 To Lesbians(100415)(This article shows to the sane person the depths of depravity to which this nation has sunk); Death Threats Against Christian Leaders Emerge From Gay Rights Activists(092414).
THIS THREAT OCCURRED 103115 DURING STREET PREACHING. MANY SODOMITES ARE UNBELIEVABLY VILE AND WICKED. I SAY TO THIS ONE, “OVER MY OR YOUR DEAD BODY.”
Many people who practice and/or promote homosexual conduct and many of their supporters are – when told that their sexual practices are sinful – violent, vicious, and would deny freedom of religion, speech, press, association, etc. They hate those who tell them the truth about their sin nature and sinful behaviors, and they label anyone who speaks truth about these matters as hate mongers. This is because of their nature. They share the nature of their leader, Satan. They seek acceptance because God put within them a knowledge of good and evil (a conscious). They feel condemned because of their conscience, but they wrongly believe it is because their sin is not accepted by others. The solution for them, as for everyone, is salvation – repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ – not acceptance of their sins. There have been many stories, largely ignored or twisted to support their agenda, by the secular media, over the last 20-30 years, which show that many sodomites are vicious against those who speak the truth about their sexual behavior. I have personally witnessed their violent, hateful, reactions to preaching of the Gospel, even when sodomy or other sexual sins were never mentioned in the preaching.
Many homosexuals are also pedophiles. Many rape children. Some homosexuals have told me they were raped as children; that thereafter they just had no sexual desire for sex with a woman, and that they did not resent being raped by one of their sex because they were already predisposed to be homosexual. Some female children, having been raped by an adult male, became lesbians as a result. Yes, those who suffered such criminal acts were greatly wronged, but that does not justify continuing in sinful conduct. When one repents and trusts Jesus to save them from sin, they are forgiven their sins and the healing process begins.
See WND’s complete catalogue of same-sex marriage entrapments: Dozens of cases in which homosexual activists have legally bludgeoned believers
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/pentagon-urged-to-boot-chaplains-who-oppose-gay-marriage/#43sqyLhWmU6j9TTd.99. In response to viewing this link, Brother Rick Bagwell emailed me as follows:
Rick Bagwell To Jerald Finney Jul 6, 2015 at 7:12 AM
Very detailed article. I love it. Already myself and others have experienced jail time and stoning for just answering questions by the queer groups from the Bible. Just reading from God’s word and what he says has ended us in near death circumstances, but as Soldiers of the Cross we continue in HIS name. I cannot read or listen to all the sermons/videos at one sitting. Rest assured I will do so as time permits. May God Bless Brother Rick Bagwell
Gay Activists Threaten Violence (with subheadings such as “An Intimidation Campaign,” “A History Of Hatred, and “The Gay Agenda.”
Gays Are The Most Violent Of The Abusers Of Children In Our Society (061713)(Many “gays” were raped or severely abused by someone of their sex when they were children. This is what led many to begin to practice homosexual behavior.)
Google, e.g., “gays are violent” for more articles.
They are coming after your state (incorporated 501c3) church. Here is an excerpt from
“We’ve … found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department. They’re now going to go after 12 new perversions. Things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and making that legal,” DeLay said Tuesday on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“Not only that, but they have a whole list of strategies to go after the churches, the pastors and any businesses that try to assert their religious liberty. This is coming and it’s coming like a tidal wave.” …
[Click link above to read entire article.]
What influence do sodomites have over corporations? A lot. See (141) Corporations On Attack Against Christians (091915)
What influence do those corporations have over the S.Ct.? A lot, according to the article linked to below. Equal justice under the law? Satan, America, money, power (homosexual, corporate, financial), sodomite (Satanic) control. Here are some excerpts from that article:
“A Reuters examination of nine years of cases shows that 66 of the 17,000 lawyers who petitioned the Supreme Court succeeded at getting their clients’ appeals heard at a remarkable rate. Their appeals were at least six times more likely to be accepted by the court than were all others filed by private lawyers during that period. … The lawyers are the most influential members of one of the most powerful specialties in America: the business of practicing before the Supreme Court. … They are the elite of the elite: Although they account for far less than 1 percent of lawyers who filed appeals to the Supreme Court, these attorneys were involved in 43 percent of the cases the high court chose to decide from 2004 through 2012. … Of the 66 most successful lawyers, 51 worked for law firms that primarily represented corporate interests.”
The Echo Chamber (Left click to go to the article.)
A handful of lawyers dominate the business of appealing and arguing cases at the Supreme Court, Reuters finds, primarily for the benefit of corporate America.
Google “Obama being Gay” and “Images of Obama on homosexuality.”
- “Obama: Overhauling Straight America & The Homosexual Manifesto,” on sermonaudiocom (060315)(Click here for Youtube of this sermon.)
- Obama Invites Gay Catholic To White House For Pope’s Visit (090715)
Click here to go to the “Gay (Homosexual) Manifesto”
Click here to listen to Homosexual Manifest Threatens America
Google “Gay Manifesto,” “Homosexual Manifesto,” etc. to learn the truth about the abominable movement.
(116) Obama Speechwriter Performs Secret Same-Sex Marriage At White House (07_15)(It should read alleged same-sex marriage since there is no such thing as same-sex marriage.)(Publishers note: Some no doubt will say that Pres. Obama is not responsible for this reprehensible act because he did not know about it. That may be true, but this shows what vile and wicked people he has surrounded himself with. Based on Rom. Ch. 1 and the example of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Old Testament, once a nation has fallen into this type of debauchery, they have reached the lowest level of the cultural ladder and there is no place left except for God to “Give them over to a reprobate mind.” We must pray that God in His mercy would stay His hand of judgment upon us that we might reach a few more for Christ before it is forever too late.)
Facebook exchange regarding proposed Alabama law which would do away with state marriage licenses:
CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE TO GO TO THE ARTICLE “ALABAMA SENATE VOTES TO END STATE MARRIAGE LICENSES”
Letter written by Jerald Finney in response to a facebook debate on homosexual “marriage” (No matter what anyone (U.S. Supreme Court, state or federal government, John Doe, etc. says, there is no such thing as same-sex marriage.)
MS. RUBART AND LIBERTARIANS ARE PARTLY RIGHT AND PARTLY WRONG ABOUT THIS MATTER.
The following letter was written by Jerald Finney in response to a Facebook debate:
I humbly offer the following. Please check it out and let me know if you believe I am wrong and why.
The highest law is God’s law. Man’s law is below God’s law. See for more on this: (1) https://jeraldfinney.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/edited_2012-08-26-aseparationofchurchandstateattnyjeraldfinney.mp3 (Lecture on “Hierarchy of Law”). (2) https://jeraldfinney.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/laws-protecting-new-testament-churches-in-the-united-states-read-them-for-yourself/ (An article entitled “Laws Protecting New Testament Churches in America: Read Them for Yourself”). (3) The Bible (the lecture and articles are based upon God’s word).
God ordained marriage long before he ordained civil government. He ordained marriage in the Garden of Eden:
Genesis 2:21-24: “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
Marriage, according to God, is a covenant between a man, a woman, and God. God is the controlling party. God never gave jurisdiction over marriage to any lower power. As our Lord said:
“The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto 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”(Matthew 19:3-6).
Civil government was not ordained by God until the flood, sometime after he ordained the institution of marriage (See Genesis 9). At that point in time, man became responsible, for the first time, to rule the world for God. Of course, civil governments decide whether or not to operate under God’s rules or Satan’s rules because God gave man free will. God laid out the jurisdiction of civil government, and he never gave civil government jurisdiction over marriage. Civil government has presumed to assume jurisdiction over marriage, but it cannot and has not done so. Civil government cannot change the definition of marriage. Two men, two women, two women and a man, etc. cannot marry. God defined marriage. One cannot change truth with theology, rhetoric, or laws. Marriage cannot be a contract between a man and woman and the state, the state being the controlling party. What is called “marriage” in American law is not marriage at all. It is a satanic counterfeit of the real thing. It is distressing to see “Christians” using secular (“Satanic”) reasoning to argue for state marriage.
As a side note, I believe that this perversion of the truth about marriage and its relation to civil government occurred in the common law which was developed under the auspices of the Catholic Church, and then also Protestant Church domination.
Humbly submitted by Jerald Finney 012314
E-mail letter from Richard Flanders concerning homosexuality in America and my response
From: Richard Flanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Richard Flanders <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2014 5:44 PM
Subject: Christians and “Gay Marriage.”
CHRISTIANS AND “GAY MARRIAGE”
By Dr. Rick Flanders
“Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
Of course, the homosexual “rights” movement has presented the Christian community with many new challenges. One of the most dangerous developments for Christians in the United States has been the sanctioning of “same-sex marriage” by a number of states. The implications of this new legal status are indeed dire for Biblical organizations, ministries, and individuals. There could be serious consequences in the days ahead for Christians who continue to reject, criticize, or fight these so-called marriages, but we must follow what the Bible says, even if it means suffering persecution.
The fifth chapter of the book of Ephesians begins with admonitions to believers to live as “followers of God” and to “walk as children of light.” A clear-cut testimony for the light of God and against the darkness of sin requires us to live in a way that distinguishes our lives from the practices of those around us. Ephesians 5 deals particularly with practices related to sexual deviation (note verses 1 through 6). We are told, “Be not partakers with them” (verse 7). And we are told that “as children of light” we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (verse 11). Light is distinct from darkness. Christians must not only refrain from the works of darkness, but we must also keep from associating with them, or endorsing them. To “have no fellowship” with sinful practices means refraining from complicity with them, by anything we say or do. Rather we must “reprove them.”
There can be no serious debate or doubt over the sinfulness of homosexual practices. They are condemned as sinful in Genesis 19, Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20, Deuteronomy 17, Judges 19, First Kings 14 and 15, Second Kings 23, Romans 1:26-27, First Corinthians 6:9-11, First Timothy 1:9-11, and Jude 7. If you take the Bible seriously, as every real Christian must, you must regard homosexuality, not as a natural trait of some of our fellow-men, but as a sinful activity.
There also is no reasonable question about the Biblical definition of marriage. Marriage is, and has always been, a life-long and legal commitment between a man and a woman to establish a stable environment (a home) for the bringing up of children. Not only the Bible, but also human history and every human culture, have defined marriage as an institution specifically uniting people who can have children together. If human children are conceived and brought into the world in the same circumstances as barnyard animals are, society could not continue to be in any real sense civilized. Human children are not like calves or puppies, and must be nurtured and directed for years (“brought up”). Therefore with the institution of marriage society charges the biological producers of a child with the responsibility of rearing him. Marriage has nothing to do with emotional attachment or sexual activity (if we can call what they do by that name) between people of the same sex who, of course, cannot produce children together. State-sanctioned contracts between homosexual people are not really marriages, by historical or Biblical definition. At best they might be called “pretend marriages.” The “gay marriage” is one of several departures from reason that are being currently pursued by our society, and it definitely cannot be embraced by Christians. It is not being embraced by other sensible people either, but it certainly cannot be endorsed by people who believe the Bible.
1. WE CANNOT ACCEPT IT.
The pressure will be on for everyone to accept same-sex “marriage” on the same level with real marriage, but Christians can never do it. We are “stuck” because we have always told everybody that we believe the Bible to be the Word of God. Political and societal pressure should not be able to change that. Laws may be passed, or courts may hand down rulings, that say that everyone must accept a marriage sanctioned by the government as a true marriage, but Christians can’t do it. We may be charged with discrimination or “hate speech,” but we must all stand our ground for the truth. We have no choice.
2. WE CANNOT RECOGNIZE IT.
Since according to the Bible, and on the basis of commons sense, same-sex unions cannot be regarded as marriages, Christians are not going to recognize them as such. “This is my husband [spouse/wife]” will be met with “No, he’s not.” We will love everybody as Christ does, but we will not agree that something that is not a marriage is! In legal or business matters, Christians will refuse to recognize these contracts as marriages. Won’t we? The first time a believer complies with a request, or a demand, that he call it marriage will be the time he becomes disloyal to Christ. And we will not turn from God in order to get along with society.
3. WE CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN IT.
Already Christian florists and musicians and decorators and caterers have got into trouble for refusing to serve “gay weddings.” This will happen more and more, and the consequences may get more and more severe. But why should any American be punished for doing what he thinks is right? Should a caterer or a florist be fined or jailed for refusing to participate in a Ku Klux Klan rally? Would we expect a Jewish decorator to be forced to sign a contract to do a job for a neo-Nazi group? Why then should Christians be forced to violate their consciences or be punished for not doing so? Faithful Christians will not cave even to legal pressure, because they cannot bow to Baal.
The changing laws of our land are putting believers in the Bible and followers of Christ in increasingly precarious predicaments. But it is still clear what we all must do. We must walk as children of light and give no endorsement to the works of darkness.
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Response of Jerald Finney
Note. I did not do a comprehensive response. A well-studied born again believer should be able to see many problems presented by the letter above; he can only do so with Biblical knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. This website and the resources thereon are being provided to help one grow in Biblical knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. I did not include this note in the response below.
Dear Brother Flanders:
Thanks for bringing attention to the homosexual agenda in America. I am printing your letter on the website with some of my comments at: https://jeraldfinney.wordpress.com/miscellaneous/the-sodomite-agenda-and-religious-organizations/
As a born again member of a New Testament church (Old Paths Baptist Church in Northfield MN) which is not organized as a legal entity (corporation, unincorporated association, charitable trust, business trust, 501c3, etc.), licensed practicing attorney, head of the “Separation of Church and State Law” ministry out of that church I too am very concerned with the issue.
As you know, believers are to proceed with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding gleaned from the Bible. One can recognize a problem from a Biblical perspective, but not understand how the problem is explained in the panorama of history (as presented in the Bible from beginning to end) or the God-given methods for addressing the problem. Christians (excluding the remnant) have not applied Biblical knowledge, wisdom, and understanding in ordering their individual lives, families, and churches according to the directives of the word of God; and, as a result, moral awfulness engulfs America, and is gaining steam at an accelerated rate. If we cannot get our individual lives, families and churches properly ordered, how in the world do you think we can address the homosexual agenda? If we don’t understand how we arrived where we are today in America, how do you propose that we fight a spiritual warfare against powers, principalites, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places? A lot of “Christians” and churches operate according to their traditions and teach and practice heresy to one degree or another; many are now in complete apostasy.
I have published my extensive studies on the biblical doctrines of church, state, and separation of church and state on the “Separation of Church and State Law” website. The website covers biblical teaching on many biblical doctrines and teachings. For example, one can read about the doctrine of the church (God operates through local autonomous New Testament churches and wishes all ministries to be part of a properly ordered church) and how to organize a church as a spiritual entity only, not a legal entity such as a corporation, unincorporated association, charitable trust, corporation sole, etc. and without 501c3 status. You would agree that the Lord desires churches to remain under him alone and not even partially under any other head?
Gay Is Not the New Black
July 19, 2012
It’s hard to deny that homosexual marriage appears to be a foregone conclusion in America. This is a frightening prospect not only for those of us who understand marriage to be a testimony of the relationship between Christ and his bride, the church, but also for all who value the family and its contribution to the well-being of society and human thriving. And while it’s difficult to watch a coordinated, well-funded, well-connected propaganda strategy undermine thousands of years of human history, it’s especially disconcerting to witness the use of the civil rights struggle as the vehicle for the strategy.
The idea that same-sex “marriage” is the next leg in the civil rights race is ubiquitous. One of the clearest examples of the conflation of homosexual “marriage” and civil rights is Michael Gross’s article in The Advocate, in which he coins the now-popular phrase “Gay is the new black.”1 Gross is not alone in his conflation of the two issues, however. At a 2005 banquet, Julian Bond, former head of the NAACP, said, “Sexual disposition parallels race. I was born this way. I have no choice. I wouldn’t change it if I could. Sexuality is unchangeable.”2Nor is this kind of thinking exclusive to the political left. When asked byGQ magazine if he thought homosexuality was a choice, Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, replied:
Oh, no. I don’t think I’ve ever really subscribed to that view, that you can turn it on and off like a water tap. Um, you know, I think that there’s a whole lot that goes into the makeup of an individual that, uh, you just can’t simply say, oh, like, “Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being gay.” It’s like saying, “Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being black.”3
Even the California Supreme Court bought in to this line of reasoning. In a February 2008 decision they reasoned:
Furthermore, in contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation, and, more generally, that an individual’s sexual orientation—like a person’s race or gender—does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.4 (emphasis added)
The California Supreme Court, like Gross, would have us believe that the homosexual struggle for a redefinition of marriage puts them in the same category as my ancestors. However, they would rather you didn’t take a closer look, lest you see how flimsy the comparison turns out to be.
The first problem with the idea of conflating “sexual orientation” and race is the fact that homosexuality is undetectable apart from self-identification. Determining whether or not a person is black, Native American, or female usually involves no more than visual verification. However, should doubt remain, blood tests, genetics, or a quick trip up the family tree would suffice. Not so with homosexuality. There is no evidence that can confirm or deny a person’s claims regarding sexual orientation.5 Moreover, the homosexual community itself has made this identification even more complicated in an effort to distance itself from those whose same-sex behavior they find undesirable. The Jerry Sandusky case is a prime example. Sandusky is accused of molesting numerous young boys during and after his tenure at Penn State. However, try placing the label “homosexual” on his activities and the backlash will be swift and unequivocal. “Pedophiles are not homosexuals!” is the consistent refrain coming from the homosexual community, media, academia, and the psychological/medical establishment.6 Hence, it seems same-sex attraction alone isn’t enough to identify a person as a homosexual. And what about LUGS7 in college, or same-sex relationships in prison? Are these people homosexual? How about men who are extremely effeminate but prefer women, or those who once were practicing homosexuals but have since come out of the lifestyle (i.e., 1 Cor. 6:9-11)?
In short, it’s impossible to identify who is or is not a homosexual. As a result, how do we know to whom the civil rights in question should be attributed? Should a man who isn’t a homosexual (assuming we could determine such a thing) but tries to enter a same-sex union be treated the same as a woman who isn’t Native American but tries to claim it to win sympathy, or casino rights, or votes? But this isn’t the only problem with the civil rights angle.
An additional problem with the “gay is the new black” argument is the complete disconnect between same-sex “marriage” and anti-miscegenation laws. First, there is a categorical disconnect. Miscegenation literally means “the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types.” Ironically, the fact that homosexuals cannot “interbreed” shines a spotlight on the problem inherent in their logic. How can forbidding people who actually have the ability to interbreed be the same thing as acknowledging the fact that two people categorically lack that ability?8
Second, there is a definitional disconnect. The very definition of marriage eliminates the possibility of including same-sex couples. The word marriage has a long and well-recorded history; it means “the union of a man and a woman.” Even in cultures that practice polygamy, the definition involves a man and several women. Therefore, while anti-miscegenation laws denied people a legitimate right, the same cannot be said concerning the denial of marriage to same-sex couples; one cannot be denied a right to something that doesn’t exist. It should be noted that the right to marry is one of the most frequently denied rights we have. People who are already married, 12-year-olds, and people who are too closely related are just a few categories of people routinely and/or categorically denied the right to marry. Hence, the charge that it is wrong to deny any person a “fundamental right” rings hollow. There has always been, and, by necessity, will always be discrimination in marriage laws.
Third, there is a historical disconnect. As early as the time of Moses, recorded history is replete with interracial marriages. In our own history, the marriage of John Rolfe and Pocahontas in the 17th century,9 along with the fact that anti-miscegenation laws were usually limited only to the intermarrying of certain “races” of people (i.e., black and white), stands as historical evidence of the legal and logical inconsistency of such laws. Thus, unlike same-sex “marriage” advocates, those fighting for the right to intermarry in the civil rights era had history on their side.
Fourth, there is a legal disconnect. One thing that seems to escape most people in this debate is the fact that homosexuals have never been denied the right to marry. They simply haven’t had the right to redefine marriage. But don’t take my word for it; listen to the Iowa Supreme Court in their decision in favor of same-sex “marriage”: “It is true the marriage statute does not expressly prohibit gay and lesbian persons from marrying; it does, however, require that if they marry, it must be to someone of the opposite sex.” There it is: not only in black and white, but in a legal decision. Homosexuals haven’t been deprived of any right. How, then, do those on the side of same-sex marriage continue to make the claim that this is a civil rights issue? The key is in the next paragraph:
[The] right of a gay or lesbian person under the marriage statute to enter into a civil marriage only with a person of the opposite sex is no right at all. Under such a law, gay or lesbian individuals cannot simultaneously fulfill their deeply felt need for a committed personal relationship, as influenced by their sexual orientation, and gain the civil status and attendant benefits granted by the statute.
I feel the need to remind the reader that this is a legal decision, since phrases like “gay or lesbian individuals cannot simultaneously fulfill their deeply felt need for a committed personal relationship” tend to sound out of place in such a document. Further, this is asinine logic. For example, following this line of reasoning, one could argue, “I have the right to join the military, but I am a pacifist. Therefore, I don’t really have the right (since it would be repulsive to me). Therefore, we need to establish a pacifist branch of the military so that I can fulfill both my desire to join, and my desire not to fight.” However, this reasoning is critically important in order to make the next leap in logic. “[A] gay or lesbian person can only gain the same rights under the statute as a heterosexual person by negating the very trait that defines gay and lesbian people as a class—their sexual orientation.”
Perhaps the most damning aspect of the civil rights argument is logical unsustainability. If sexual orientation/identity is the basis for (1) classification as a minority group, and (2) legal grounds for the redefinition of marriage, then what’s to stop the “bisexual” from fighting for the ability to marry a man and a woman simultaneously since his “orientation” is, by definition, directed toward both sexes?10 What about the member of NAMBLA whose orientation is toward young boys?11 Where do we stop, and on what basis? Homosexual advocates are loath to answer this question. In fact, they are adept at avoiding it (and are rarely pressed on the point). However, the further legal implications of court decisions about same-sex marriage are inevitable. Nowhere is this clearer than in Lawrence v. Texas, a decision that struck down anti-sodomy laws. In the majority decision, Justice Kennedy cited his 1992 opinion in Planned Parenthoodv. Casey:
These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. Beliefs about these matters could not define the attributes of personhood were they formed under compulsion of the State.12
I have no legal training, and I recognize the limits of my ability to fully evaluate the implications of such a decision. However, I do take notice when Justice Scalia responds to this assertion by stating:
I have never heard of a law that attempted to restrict one’s “right to define” certain concepts; and if the passage calls into question the government’s power to regulate actions based on one’s self-defined “concept of existence, etc.,” it is the passage that ate the rule of law.13 (emphasis added)
It is very important for those of us who oppose the idea of same-sex “marriage” to do so not because we wish to preserve our version of the American Dream, but because we view marriage as a living, breathing picture of the relationship between Christ and his church (Eph. 5:22ff), and because we know that God has designed the family in a particular way. While the design of the family promotes human thriving (Gen 1:27-28), the testimony points people to their only hope in this life and the next. As a result, silence on this issue is not an option. Unfortunately (and quite ironically), many Christians have been bullied into silence by the mere threat of censure from the homosexual lobby. “Oppose us and you’re no better than Gov. Wallace, Hitler, and those homophobes who killed Matthew Shepard!” is their not-so-subtle refrain. Consequently, we spend so much time trying to prove we’re not hate-filled murderers that we fail to recognize that the Emperor has no clothes. There is no legal, logical, moral, biblical, or historical reason to support same-sex “marriage.” In fact, there are myriad reasons not to support it. I’ve only provided a few.
1 Michael Joseph Gross, “Gay is the New Black,” The Advocate, November 16, 2008 (available online athttp://www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid65744.asp).
2 Ertha Melzer, “NAACP chair says ‘gay rights are civil rights,’” Washington Blade, April 8, 2005. It should also be noted that the NAACP recently endorsed same-sex marriage (http://graftedthemovie.blogspot.com/p/watch-grafted.html)—significant since the organization exists for the “Advancement of ‘Colored’ People.”
3 Michael Steele interview in “The Reconstructionist,” by Lisa Paulo, GQ (March 2009), available at http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2009/03/-the-reconstructionist-michael-steele.html.
5 Even if brain studies, twin studies, etc., provided conclusive links (which they do not), one would still be left with the fact that while blackness and maleness are attributes one cannot deny, homosexual behavior is not. Thus, even if there were a genetic connection, it would be insufficient to propel sexual orientation into the same category as race or sex.
7 The term “Lesbian Until Graduation” refers to young women who participate in lesbian relationships only during the duration of their college life.
8 It is important to note that this is a categorical distinction, and not a determination based on fertility. Otherwise, the same could be said about men and women beyond child-bearing years, or those with defects preventing conception.
9 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pocahontas-marries-john-rolfe. Though it is commonly thought that Pocahontas married John Smith, it was actually English tobacco farmer John Rolfe whom she married on April 5, 1614, in Jamestown, Virginia.
10 See Elizabeth Emens’s February 2003 Chicago Law School White paper, MONOGAMY’S LAW: COMPULSORY MONOGAMY AND POLYAMOROUS EXISTENCE, available athttp://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/58-monogamy.pdf.
11 North American Man/Boy Love Association. Their motto is “Eight is Too Late.” http://www.nambla.org
12 Justice Kennedy Majority Opinion, “John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner, Petitioners V. Texas ” in539 U. S. (2003), ed. Supreme Court of the United States (2003).
13 Antonin Scalia Dissenting Opinion, “John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner, Petitioners V. Texas ” in539 U. S. (2003), ed. Supreme Court of the United States (2003).
‘Gay’ rape in military underreported by Pentagon
By Rowan Scarborough – The Washington Times – Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Far more military men are being raped by other men and experience other sexual traumas than is reported by the Pentagon because of the stigma attached to such assaults, says a new study released Tuesday by the American Psychological Association.
“Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported, largely because of barriers associated with stigma, beliefs in myths about male rape, and feelings of helplessness,” the APA said in releasing findings published in its periodical Psychological Services.
If the survey of male combat veterans is accurate, it could mean the U.S. armed forces are dealing with an epidemic of male-on-male sex crimes.
Comparing the new study’s numbers and the Pentagon’s survey results produced some shocking statistics.
The Rand Corp., which conducted the most recent Pentagon sexual assault survey in 2014, found that about 12,000 men reported being assaulted. Sexual assault in the military is defined as unwanted sexual contact, including rape and other assaults or the attempt to commit those acts.
Of the 12,000 male victims, 3,850 reported “penetrative” attacks — meaning they were raped.
Extrapolating the study’s estimates of up to 15 times greater than thePentagon’s count, it would mean that as many as 180,000 men are assaulted in one year and, of those, 57,750 are “penetrative” attacks.
The scholarly survey refers to “male sexual trauma,” which translated to this survey question response: “I was sexually assaulted while serving in the military.”
“That was the question. It was quite literally it,” Sean Sheppard, a psychologist and research fellow at the University of Utah who led the study, told The Washington Times.
Mr. Sheppard said researchers used a random response technique that allowed them to extract more accurate data from a sample of 180 male combat veterans. From that technique, they derived the 15-times rate compared with anonymous surveys such as the Pentagon‘s.
He said the military should “consider the fact that stigma and other biases potentially leads to underreporting and to utilize techniques like the randomized response technique to try to determine more accurate base rates. It would be a tool in addition to what the Pentagon is doing.”
Does the survey mean that the 3,850 male military rape victims count is actually nearly 60,000?
“In the research that we conducted, broadly speaking, the rates of sexual assault are significantly higher,” Mr. Sheppard said. “I couldn’t tell you whether that is due to rape or not, but you can make that hypothesis.”
The study said: “Data from this study, although preliminary, suggest that published rates of male MST [military sexual trauma] may substantially underestimate the true rate of the problem. Current work is underway to replicate these findings and expand the scope of this research by assessing a broader range of behaviors that comprise sexual assault.”
The Defense Department issues a biannual report on sexual assaults. Based on Internet emailed surveys, Rand found that more men than women, in pure numbers, are sexual assault victims. Women make up about 14.5 percent of the 1.3 million active-duty force.
“We know that there is underreporting among men and women, and hope that this special issue will help to bring awareness and treatment for those that serve and protect us,” said the periodical’s co-editor, Michi Fu, a clinical practitioner. “I personally wanted to pull together scholarship after hearing of reports of military sexual trauma being so much more prevalent than in the general population.”
Researchers said that even though the Pentagon-sponsored survey is anonymous, men still are reluctant to disclose that they were raped.
The rapes and other assaults come at a cost to the men and the nation, according to a survey of 2,042 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, says another study in Psychological Services.
“Male veterans who reported being sexually assaulted while serving their country suffered more severe symptoms of PTSD and depression, had higher rates of suicidal thoughts and were more likely to enroll in outpatient mental health treatment than those who were not assaulted,” the researchers found.
Elaine Donnelly, who runs the Center for Military Readiness, said male-on-male sexual assaults have been increasing since Congress repealed the gay ban in 1993 and replaced it with “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which was erased by President Obama to allow openly gay service members.
“DoD figures have shown that most sexual assaults on men are perpetrated by other men, not women,” she said.