Yes, I'll admit it -- no use denying it any longer -- I'm a pure homophobic person through and through!
Oh, you're one of those who isn't quite sure what that means? It means basically that I've got a real hang up about sodomites and lesbians, and according to them, if one is labeled "homophobic" it automatically translates into being a hater of sodomites and lesbians as well -- at least according to their definition and description of persons who will not meekly yield without objection to their demands for full acceptance in every realm of our culture!
But let's consider a definition or two as the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary puts it:
- homophobia: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality
- homophobic: a person characterized by homophobia
Please understand -- I did not intentionally choose the label -- it has been assigned to me and others such as I for a number of reasons.
Before those are discussed let's back up a few years -- there was a time when sodomy and lesbianism were considered to be abnormal deviant sexual practices by the majority of persons in our culture. And if you chose to engage in sodomy or lesbianism, you and your same gender partner kept it very private and never hinted at being involved in such sexual escapades publicly -- you kept this type of activity very secret.
But as time passed there was a change as sodomites and lesbians decided to "come out" and disclose their "sexual orientation." As one might expect, controversy erupted, but they persisted. As a lumberjack eventually topples the tree by chipping away, so the sodomite/lesbian cartel has been "chipping" away and in so doing has chalked up impressive accomplishments in recent years.
Here are some things to note concerning the track record of the sodomite/lesbian cartel:
Highly favorable coverage most of the time from the mass media -- sodomy and lesbianism are presented as "normal" if not desirable and there is guaranteed national coverage if a violent act is committed against a sodomite or a lesbian vs. a suppression of news releases if sodomites are involved in violent criminal acts such as the brutal torture, rape, and murder of 13 year old Jesse Dirkhising of Arkansas by two sodomites! (see Dirkhising Memorial).
Steady increase in numbers of TV programs and movies that present a "positive" image of sodomites and lesbians -- again the not so subtle message is that this is "normal" and all should accept it!
Gains made politically with sodomites and lesbians being elected to political office as well as receiving high profile appointments even as high as that of ambassador representing the US in a foreign nation -- the ambassador and his "domestic partner" just settle in as a heterosexual married couple would do!
The invasion of our public school systems with the dissemination of information which conditions students to accept same gender coupling as "normal" -- and one must be very careful as to how one refers to students or teachers who happen to be of a different "sexual orientation." One example was the distribution of a book entitled, "Heather Has Two Mommies." There is also an increase of student organizations which promote the same gender coupling lifestyle as being every bit as normal as heterosexual marriage!
Gaining favor with big name corporations to the extent that many now grant sodomites and lesbians the same benefit packages which used to be restricted to married couples (males married to females) only! In other words a sodomite's "domestic partner" receives the same benefits as does the wife of a male employee in a number of corporations and businesses.
Gaining ground in the family arena so that now "family" is redefined and the sodomite/lesbian cartel is aggressively pursuing an agenda which will ultimately result in legal "marriage" in eyes of church and state, and the "legal" option to adopt children -- the result will be that Heather indeed will have 2 mommies, but then again, maybe she will have 2 daddies!
Great succcess in use of vocabulary for advancing the agenda -- within churches and in mass media we are confronted with "gay Christian brothers" and "lesbian Christian sisters" -- the terms "gay" and "lesbian" are identifiers and employed in such a manner so that one is encouraged to conclude that these are decent law abiding citizens who have been "born" with that particular "sexual orientation." There is heavy emphasis on "acceptance" of all persons regardless of race, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation. And as we might expect there is no emphasis on repentance as far as sexual immorality is concerned!
Gains being made in the legislative arena with pressure to make a criminal act committed against a sodomite or a lesbian a "hate crime" -- that is, that sodomites and lesbians will have special protection that we heterosexuals don't have! Ultimately the "hate crime" legislative agenda could eventually be expanded to include controlled speech -- that is, one would be forbidden to even speak against sodomy or lesbianism -- to speak against these abominations would be considered a criminal offense!
The gaining of acceptance within numerous church groups with the issue being acceptance of sodomites and lesbians into church membership, the ordination of the same into the ministry, and the prize plum of the joining of 2 sodomites or 2 lesbians in holy (term used very loosely here) matrimony! The strategy has been effective -- it's called "dialog" -- sit down to the table and simply discuss our "differences" -- be open and at least "agree to disagree" on cordial terms -- not a few professing to be "evangelical Christians" have fallen for the bait on this one!
Well, that's a bit of what has been going on. With growing support and sympathy and powerful use of carefully worded rhetoric, the sodomite/lesbian cartel rolls on like a Cat bulldozer under full throttle overthrowing anything standing in the way.
Anyone who refuses to respond positively to the sodomite/lesbian avalanche is instantly branded with a number of unflattering labels. One of the most common is "homophobic."
As mentioned at the beginning -- I confess and plead guilty to the charge -- if by refusing to accept and endorse the abomination of sodomy and lesbianism I am labeled by those people as being a homophobic person, then so be it.
My reason for refusing to accept sodomy and lesbianism is quite simple -- God also uses labels and He has labeled these practices as being an abomination in His sight!
And so I also confess the following which further provides grounds for being assigned the label of "homophobic person":
I believe God's revelation on what is acceptable and what is unacceptable sexual expression and experience to be crystal clear, and nowhere in that revelation are sodomy and lesbianism ever presented in a positive and acceptable light -- nor is there ever any reference of 2 sodomites or 2 lesbians coming together and becoming "one flesh" as is the case of a male and female in the bond of holy matrimony -- this was affirmed by Jesus, and while it is true as some claim that He never mentioned homosexuality, it is also true that He never affirmed a sodomite or a lesbian union as well!
Just as I had to repent of my sins (some of which included sexual sin) so God demands repentance of acts of sodomy and lesbianism in order to experience reconciliation with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
I do not hate sodomites or lesbians and am willing to do whatever it takes to help them experience deliverance from sin through the love, mercy, and power of Jesus Christ -- even as I also experienced His mercy and forgiveness and deliverance from my destructive sins.
But I also confess my skepticism in regard to practicing sodomites and lesbians who are in some "church" and who talk about "Jesus" and "love" -- you see, I am reminded to be alert to those who present another "Jesus" -- who are of another "spirit" -- and who preach another "gospel' other than the true gospel revealed in the New Testament Scriptures (See Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Corinthians 11:3,4,13-15).
And I confess that I am skeptical of those scattered throughout the church who speak of "gay Christians" and "lesbian Christians" and who promote the heresy that God is giving us "new revelation" on human sexuality -- a theological twist to the stupid move of trying to switch horses in the middle of the stream!
I further confess my intention to abide by God's revelation on human sexuality until I draw my last breath or Jesus returns, whichever may occur first -- and then the label, "homophobic," which had been assigned to my by some unrepentant humans here on earth will be removed by the best Friend I ever had!
Now according to the definition mentioned at the beginning, I'm traveling in pretty impressive company -- because, according to that definition God Himself is homophobic -- what, you don't believe it? Just go and check out what God says about it and see for yourself! Since He labels it an abomination, doesn't that mean that He fully qualifies to wear the label, "Homophobic Person?"
It is time for You to act, O LORD, for they have regarded Your law as void. Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold, yes, than fine gold! Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way.
Psalm 119:126-128 NKJV
May 22, 2002
by Clayton D. Harriger
Elder in Full Connection
W. PA Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church
and presently pastor of
Gipsy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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- Portrayal of the U.S.A's Hidden Horrors!
- Is George Bush a Josiah in Modern Garb Perhaps?
- Justice Denied!
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- The Way - The Truth - The Life!
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