Four aberrant CA Extreme Court judges took it upon themselves to decide to legislate from the bench and trump over 4 million voters in CA who voted for Proposition 22, which states, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
I have already written a lot about this subject in previous posts. This article from Human Events recaps a lot of what has happened and what traditional marriage advocates are doing about it.
Today, I want to focus on the dangers, controversies and future silencing effects that legalizing same-sex "marriage" (along with the rabid, homosexual activism that often accompanies such anarchist decisions by judges) would have upon churches that steadfastly hold to the biblical Christian worldview.
Note this excerpt from the Human Events article:
The California court’s citation of Canadian law is particularly troubling because Canada is the country that ought to be voted “Most Happy to Persecute in the Name of Tolerance.” Just last week the Orwellian “Human Rights” Tribunal of Ontario ruled that Christian Horizons, a charity that runs homes for developmentally disabled adults, engaged in illegal discrimination when it tried to ensure that its employees were practicing Christians who accepted Christian sexual teaching on adultery, fornication and homosexual sex. Worse than the $23,000 fine is a government edict that the organization submit to a re-education plan to change the group’s attitudes.
So the second big idea endorsed by the California court is even less promising: Sexual orientation should be treated just like race under the California equal protection amendment, subject to “strict scrutiny.”
For the reasons discussed below, the court added, “we conclude that sexual orientation should be viewed as a suspect classification for purposes of the California Constitution’s equal protection clause and that statutes that treat persons differently because of their sexual orientation should be subjected to strict scrutiny under this constitutional provision.”
With this lawyer-ly sounding language, the California court let the cat out of the bag. Same-sex marriage is not just about letting Adam and Steve get some juicy new government benefits, it’s about inserting into our law the principle that “gay is the new black,” that sexual orientation is just like race and then using the law as a club to repress, marginalize and stigmatize Americans who disagree.
If that last paragraph does not chill you to the bone...well...it certainly should!
Trouble is, it's not just the problem of "gay is the new black," it's the fact that "gay(s) will TRUMP not just black civil rights, but ALL Americans rights" to disagree with the radical homosexual agenda!
Don't believe me?
It's already happening!
An Open Letter to a University President regarding the Suspension of a Black Female Administrator Who Challenged a Comparison between Homosexual Practice and Being Black - by Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D.
On his website, Dr. Gagnon asks all Christians:
When will Christians wake up to the seriousness of the threat to our civil liberties posed by the homosexualist agenda and vote accordingly? Jacobs can attempt such outrages only because he lives in a political culture that on a state, local, and increasingly national level is becoming bold in affirming homosexual practice and abridging the liberties of those who disagree. Just ask yourself whether it makes sense to vote for someone who thinks that you are a hateful, ignorant bigot and the moral equivalent of a racist because you believe that it is unloving to support the dishonoring of one's maleness or femaleness through same-sex intercourse. Ask yourself whether it makes sense to vote for someone who will work to pass legislation (and/or appoint judges) that can get you or your children fired, fined, incur massive court costs, denied educational opportunities or career advancement, denied adoption rights, and/or be forced to teach or be taught the homosexualist agenda.
I have been sounding the alarm bells about this radical agenda for almost eight years now. Christians who just shrug their shoulders about it, stay silent (or, even worse, side with this aberrant, ungodly agenda!) are subjecting our nation to a moral decline like none other!
Don't believe me?
People, there is more to this than meets the humanistic eye. This is a huge, spiritual battle between good and evil. The trouble is, those who THINK they are fighting on the "good side" often have "turned evil for good, and good for evil."
Here is an essay which reveals the intent of the radical homosexual agenda:
The militant homosexual agenda is one of the sledgehammers used in America's cultural demolition. This agenda is not just about equal rights - it is revolutionary in its scope and aims to recreate society in its own image. In her book, "The Hidden Homosexual Agenda," Beverly LaHaye wrote, "The homosexual ideology implies the intent to rearrange our perceptions, lifestyles, and legal system. In the strict sense of the term, this change is revolutionary. It requires, if it is to be effectively implemented, the careful and gradual application and transfer of power. The homosexual movement is thus not primarily a philanthropic or educational enterprise, but a hard-nosed political movement bent on changing our society." Nowhere is this truth more shockingly portrayed than in this essay on the homosexual agenda, written by "gay revolutionary" Mark Swift and printed in the Feb. 15, '87 issue of Gay Community News. These excerpts are reprinted from the Congressional Record: "We shall sodomize your sons....We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms...in your youth groups.... Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding.... They will come to crave and adore us. All laws banning homosexual activity will be revoked. Instead, legislation shall be passed which engenders love between men. Our writers and artists will make love between men fashionable.... We shall raise vast, private armies...to defeat you. The family unit...will be abolished. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory.... All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our only gods are handsome young men. All males who insist on remaining stupidly heterosexual will be tried in homosexual courts of justice and will become invisible men. Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks." What does the future hold for the United States and the rest of the nations swept into the net of the global culture? We may find the answer to this question by sifting the ashes of Sodom and Gomorrah. Written 8/28/97
Next, read a letter by a radical homosexual activist who wrote to WorldNetDaily in April of 2005:
'We are going to win'
Posted: April 15, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern
By LETTER OF THE WEEK
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
We are going to win. Your ilk will probably be rounding up gays soon and executing us, I am sure.
Well I can assure you no matter what happens in this country, gay people are going nowhere and killing us will be the only way you will stop us.
I will fight people like you until I die. I will give money, I will march, I will sue, I will never stop – never. Every day I breathe will be to advance gay rights. Every success you people have only makes me more determined.
And you people may get what you want for now, but young people don't feel the way you do and they will be making the rules soon enough and they don't hate gay people. It may take 10, 20 or 30 years, but gay people will get everything they want I can assure you. All setbacks now are temporary, trust me. Hating gets tiring and boring after a while and I think people are going to tire of gay bashing very soon.
So keep on writing your blather and spewing because you see Fred Phelps has done more to advance gay rights than any gays have. Each article like this wins us sympathy, so please keep on spewing.
"The good news is God rules and will right all wrongs at the appointed time. Stand firm."
I live by this every day and it is good news that He is on my side – the gay side.
"A very militant queer who is here to stay"
Editor's note: Each week, our editorial staff will consider the letters we receive for possible inclusion in our Letter Of The Week section. Letters will be evaluated primarily on content, clarity, and conciseness. WorldNetDaily reserves the right to edit letters for clarity, brevity, spelling, grammar, AP style and foul language.
That "very militant queer" (as he labeled himself) thinks that God is on his side? Why would he think such a thing? I wonder if he really even acknowledges God or just quotes a Bible verse as a ruse. Does he really see God approving of his "militant queer" agenda? An agenda which is so perverse that its stated goals include the ones listed in the previous quoted text above?
He and the rest of his "militant queer" army are in desperate need of prayer!!
We are now seeing how this issue affects all of us. The culture war against immorality that we are now living in is getting worse all the time! Immorality (heterosexual as well as homosexual sin) will impact our lives in severely negative ways when unrestrained evil is allowed to flourish.
We see the signs of the times all around us today. But this particular issue is now front and center in the cultural war going on in America today. We are increasingly seeing the terrible results of how denying a Bible-based morality ultimately leads to depravity, disease and death.
The question remains, why would any Christian church embrace this agenda?
The answer is that evil is being cloaked through a ruse of "equal rights." Homosexuals who willingly refuse to see homosexual behavior as sin and willingly want to continue practicing homosexual behavior while claiming they are Christians, may not have ever been saved in the first place!
At the same time, they use Jesus' love, grace and mercy while completely rejecting the need for confession, repentance, and acknowledging their sin at the foot of Christ's cross.
At the same time, several groups have taken up the cause of silencing those who follow the biblical moral laws against homosexual behavior - even visiting such churches to get them to agree to their agenda! People who have been duped into depravity are trying to drag others into that pit of despair with them!
There are groups such as "Soulforce," whose goal is to force their heretical false gospel views upon churches that are beholding to the absolute truth of God's Word, including when it comes to regarding the subject of homosexual behavior. Such groups twist Scripture and its timeless meaning in order to deceive others into thinking that such behavior is not identified as sin in the Bible.
GCMWatch has a GREAT video of Bishop Harry Jackson exposing Soulforce for what they REALLY are all about:
Luk 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am [Christ]; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
1Cr 6:9 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,
1Cr 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8
The eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth to show Himself strong to those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. 2 Chronicles 16:9
HT's: Dr. R. Gagnon