Franklin Graham: ‘Equality Act’ will lead to Christian persecution ‘as never before’

July 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Evangelical leader Rev. Franklin Graham is speaking out against one of the LGBT lobby’s top congressional priorities, warning that the so-called Equality Act would have “catastrophic consequences” for both religious freedom and women’s rights if it became law.

The Equality Act would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include “sex,” “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity” among expressly recognized “non-discrimination” categories in “public accommodations” (the definition of which would be dramatically expanded); and force employers of 15 or more people to recognize their claimed “gender identity,” forbid them from “discriminating” based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity,” and mandate transgender “access” to sex-specific facilities.

In May, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted to pass the bill, which Graham warns could become law depending on the outcome of next year’s elections, WND reports.

“If the Senate majority changes or if enough Republican senators change their position, it would be up to the president to veto the bill. And if that office were to change hands in 2020, I have little doubt this would become the law of the land,” Graham wrote in the July-August issue of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association magazine Decision.

If that happens, he continued, Christian employers “would lose all protections to hire people who adhere to their biblical statements of faith. Christians will be persecuted for their sincerely held beliefs as never before. The clear teachings of the Bible on the sins of homosexuality and abortion will no doubt be considered ‘hate speech.’ It will be a nightmare from which this nation may never recover.”

Conservatives have long warned that the legislation’s true purpose is not to protect homosexual or gender-confused Americans from tangible harm, but to force other Americans such as photographers, florists, and bakers to participate in same-sex “weddings”; to force employers and businesses to accommodate cross-dressing, same-sex cohabitation, and sex-change treatments regardless of their own values or policies; and to force women and girls to sleep, shower, and use the bathroomalongside gender-confused males.

WND adds that in the same issue, the Graham association’s Jerry Pierce warned that the Equality Act “would make no exemptions for religious institutions and explicitly invalidates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” leading to the closure of adoption agencies that insist children be placed in homes with a mother and a father along with stripping “parents of their right to raise and educate their own children if their beliefs contradict government mandates.”

“Rather than offering meaningful protections for individuals, the Equality Act would impose sweeping new norms that negatively impact the unborn, health care, charitable services, schools, personal privacy, athletics, free speech, religious liberties, and parental rights,” five chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) declared in May.

“The Act’s unsound definitions of ‘sex’ and ’gender identity’ would erase women’s distinct, hard-won recognition in federal laws. Its sex-based nondiscrimination terms would end women’s shelters and many single-sex schools. It would close faith-based foster care and adoption agencies that honor children’s rights to a mother and father. The bill would even act as an abortion mandate,” the bishops added.

The Daily Caller reported last month that every 2020 Democrat presidential candidate averaging above 1% in the polls has endorsed the Equality Act, including former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren. (Click to Source)

 

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200 ex-LGBT men, women rally to show freedom they’ve found in following Jesus

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Ex-homosexual and ex-transgender men and women from around the country descended upon the Nation’s Capital this weekend for the Second Annual ‘Freedom March’ where they proclaimed the freedom they’ve found in abandoning homosexual and transgender practices.

“Look at this!  This is Amazing!  They say we don’t exist!” declared author and documentary producer M.J. Nixon, a March co-founder, as many gathered for a group picture.  About 200 participated this year—a threefold increase over last year.

 

Former transwoman Jeffrey McCall kicked off the rally on the grounds of the Washington Monument, explaining that nobody here was forced to change; “It was the power of the Holy Spirit and the grace of Jesus Christ that fell on all of us.”

One testimony after another from the racially diverse group of mostly millennials spoke about their personal conversion to Jesus and the freedom they have found from lives dominated by active homosexuality or gender dysphoria.

Our identity is not in our sexuality; it is in Jesus Christ

Angel Colon, who survived the Pulse Nightclub massacre Orlando, Florida where 49 died, told his harrowing conversion story which began that night three years ago.

“As I lay on the ground shot multiple times —couldn’t move— I said to the Lord, ‘I am not leaving this building dead tonight,’” recounted Colon.

“You promised me I have a purpose in life.  You promised my Mom that the baby inside of her womb was special and [You] had a purpose for his life,” he said. “I am not leaving here dead, Lord; I am leaving here alive and when I do, I am going to worship you for the rest of my life.”

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Colon has kept his promise to God, traveling the world preaching about the freedom he has found in Jesus Christ.

“That promise was not easy at all, but look at today,” said Colon.  “Look at all these overcomers here, celebrating that there is change in Jesus Christ.”

Colon explained that the true meaning of deliverance and freedom is being able to look at temptation in the eye and say, “I don’t want you, I want Jesus.”

“That’s how you know you are free,” he added.  “Our identity is not in our sexuality; it is in Jesus Christ.”

“It wasn’t a ‘gay to straight’ thing; It was a ‘lost to saved’ thing.”

A second Pulse Nightclub survivor, Luis Ruiz, said that like many of the people participating in the March the reason why he was there is ultimately because he had a “mother and a father that never compromised the Gospel.”

“They prayed and prayed and believed not in my situation, but in my destiny, my identity found in Christ Jesus.”

“It wasn’t a ‘gay to straight’ thing,” said Ruiz, “It was a ‘lost to saved’ thing.”

“We were all born into sin, baby,” continued Ruiz.  “Even though I might be tempted every day, I choose Jesus.”

“He’s the only man in my life,” he added.  “I chose ‘Him’ over ‘him.’”

“I thank God for this Freedom March.  I thank God for what he is doing in our nation’s capital.  As a combat veteran of fifteen years in the United States Army, today I go to war with you guys,” said Ruiz pointing to the crowd.

“This is a new day, baby,” he exclaimed.

After the rally, the group marched around the Washington Monument, across the Constitution Avenue to the Ellipse, and back, chanting, “The Lion of the God of Judah is roaring, he’s roaring, to set the captives free.”  (Click to Source)

10 amendments to keep the pro-LGBT ‘Equality Act’ from persecuting Christians

May 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Well, they did it. Nancy Pelosi’s rogue lawmakers passed the anti-Christian, anti-health, anti-morality, anti-child “Equality Act” (H.R. 5). And so now it heads to the Senate.

Where timid, compromised Republicans wait to offer amendments they can hide behind. We can hope Mitch McConnell never brings this bill to the floor.

But watchfulness is needed. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) is chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Keep an eye on Rob Portman (Ohio); Mitt Romney (Utah); Richard Burr (N.C.); Susan Collins (Maine); possibly Martha McSally (Ariz.); and of course, Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). There’s more than enough to worry about.

And Trump has stated he has reservations but has not committed to a veto.

But hold on. Maybe there are amendments that would make H.R. 5 (and its Senate version, S. 788) acceptable. Here’s a possible list:

1. Let’s see an amendment that upholds religious liberty: “Nothing in this act will infringe upon the First Amendment religious freedom rights of any citizen, nor bar RFRA (the Religious Freedom Restoration Act) as a defense for a cause of action.”

The Human Rights Campaign along with Joe Biden calls religious objections “a license to discriminate.” But let’s not worry about them as we remove a bit of  totalitarianism from S. 788.

Let’s continue, because much, much more is needed.

2. In the spirit of truth over mythology, let’s amend the bill’s definitions with a crucial clarification: “Nothing in this bill is to imply that ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’ (‘LGBTQ’) behaviors are immutable like race. Fourteenth Amendment defenses are therefore inapplicable. Nor are those who identify as ex-homosexuals or ex-transgenders to be subject to unconstitutional First Amendment or civil rights’ violations.”

But wait! There’s more.

3. Another amendment should remove all barriers to counseling choice. Period. The act at present would accelerate bans on talk therapy (pejoratively labeled “conversion therapy”) for all teens and even adults. The act labels such help “discrimination.”

Because no one ever chooses this counseling willingly, right? No teen in the history of the world has ever logically observed that human bodies don’t fit “LGBT” or “Q” behaviors and then sought freedom from disordered desires. If a teen undergoes counseling to overcome homosexual attractions or gender confusion, it’s always under heavy pressure by redneck, right-wing, Bible-thumping parents, right?

Incorrect. Without such therapy, one writer says he would have killed himself as a teen.

But we are not done.

4. “It shall not be considered an act of ‘discrimination’ under this Act to reveal in a classroom or for other educational purposes, the high risks and medical consequences of ‘LGBTQ’ behaviors. This may include citing HIV/AIDS surveillancedata on ‘males who have sex with males’ or the high correlation found in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (CDC) in 9th to 12th graders who identify as ‘gay, lesbian or bisexual’ with early sexual activity, substance abuse and other behavioral risk factors; or by noting the potential health hazards of opposite-sex hormones on adolescent growth and development; or the overall negative outcomes of a ‘transgender’ identity, including the higher prevalence of suicide ideation.”

Let’s continue that line of thought:

5. Concerning parental rights, one amendment should allow parents to remove their children from any school discussion of “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” And if lesson plans feature condoms; chemical castration; oral and anal sex; and all the deviant elements the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) insists belong in an “inclusive” sex ed curriculum, parents and also school boards have the right to bring these lessons to a halt without being labeled as bigots and haters, being trashed in the local media, having their phone numbers given out so they and their children get threatening phone calls, or having their employers contacted so they get fired.

Speaking of endangering other people, there’s another action needed:

6. The Equality Act could definitely use an amendment that removes the entire “transgender” (“T”)  sub-group of the “LGBTQ” coalition. Isn’t it kind of an albatross? The whole “non-discrimination” measure would be sleeker and speedier minus disputes about bathrooms, female sports, women’s shelters, and the obvious dangers to women (and sanity) that some progressives suddenly don’t see.

And as the gender rebellion lobby screams from coast to coast, let’s deal with the assault on biology and the unborn.

7. Clarification: “Nothing in this bill is to be construed as overturning federal restrictions on abortion funding, or altering current definitions of ‘sex’ in federal law. This definition shall continue to rely on biological sex as determined at birth.”

And:

8. “An employee shall not be found to have committed employment discrimination as a result any of the following: social media postings outside  work time, profession of evangelical Christian faith, unwillingness to verbally affirm ‘LGBTQ’ behaviors or same-sex unions, starting an employee group for Christians or conservatives, professing support for a known conservative political figure, or for refusing to be a vendor for a same-sex ceremony or other homosexuality-affirming event.”

We cannot forget to add this one:

9. “‘Public accommodations’ in this bill are not to include church facilities, church property, religious organizations, synagogues, or any church camp or faith-based wedding venue. Public accommodations are not to include schools, youth-related organizations, camps, or any locale where children or teens gather, because of the documented adverse effects and destabilizing influence of homosexuality and gender confusion on youth.”

Last but not least:

10. “Nothing in this act shall prevent a health care professional from refusing to provide puberty-blocking medications to nine-year-olds, or from refusing to prescribe testosterone to teen girls or estrogen to teen boys, or from declining participation in surgery to amputate the healthy breasts of 13-year-old girls, or the penises of 16- year-old boys. Health care conscience freedom is not to be infringed by the inequalities embedded in the ‘Equality Act.’”

Okay, I might be dreaming — but then, I dream of an America where homosexuals and gender anarchists are not in charge.

What’s left in H.R. 5/S. 788? It’s been pretty well stripped bare. That’s perfectly okay with me and millions of other Americans. (Click to Source)

Linda Harvey is president of Mission America.

 
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How faith-filled Africans saved the United Methodist Church from accepting gay ‘marriage’

Jonathon Van Maren – Fri Mar 1, 2019 – 4:55 pm EST

March 1, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Despite a concerted campaign by LGBT activists and liberal clergy, earlier this week the leaders of the United Methodist Church rejected the so-called “One Church Plan,” which would have permitted individual churches to decide whether or not to permit same-sex “weddings” and LGBT clergy, at their General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Delegates from around the world voted down the proposal and voted instead on Tuesday afternoon for the “Traditional Plan”—which would maintain the current rules of the United Methodist Church—by a margin of 438 to 384.

The decision came as a shock to many, as the Council of Bishops had recommended that the General Conference pass the One Church Plan in response to a growing number of vocal gay clergy inside the Methodist fold as well as intense pressure from LGBT members who insisted that Christianity should be conformed to their beliefs rather than the other way around. One delegate, the Rev. Tom Berlin of Virginia, actually stated that to remain committed to the biblical view of sexuality would be to put “a virus into the American church that will make it very sick, and it will be sick quickly.”

Additionally, Berlin warned the Conference, if delegates did not vote to abandon the biblical standard for sexuality, many churches would leave the United Methodist Church, and many liberal clergy members would simply ignore the vote and perform same-sex “weddings” anyway. “There will be trials, it will be in the news,” he warned in what sounded like a thinly-veiled threat. After heated debate, however, the liberal faction of the General Conference lost.

It should not be exceptional that a church conference has rejected unbiblical sexual practices, but at a time when nearly all mainline liberal Protestant churches are abandoning the Bible for the rainbow flag, it actually does come as a surprise. Interestingly, one of the key reasons that the traditionalists won at the United Methodist Conference has been ignored by nearly all of the news outlets reporting on the vote: The African Methodists stood up in defence of biblical teaching and rejected the change in no uncertain terms.

On the Saturday before the vote, Dr. Jerry P. Kulah, Dean of Gbarnga School of Theology at the United Methodist University in Liberia gave an incredible speech at the Reform and Renewal Coalition Breakfast of the United Methodist Church General Conference. His remarks were a stunning rebuke to those who were trying to mangle Christianity and do away with biblical principles. Here are a few powerful excerpts from a long speech (and it really is worth reading the whole thing):

I thank God for His precious Word to us, and I thank him for you, my dear sisters and brothers in Christ…As I understand it, the plans before us seek to find a lasting solution to the long debate over our church’s sexual ethics, its teachings on marriage, and its ordination standards.

This debate and the numerous acts of defiance have brought the United Methodist Church to a crossroads (Jeremiah 6:16). One plan invites the people called United Methodists to take a road in opposition to the Bible and two thousand years of Christian teachings. Going down that road would divide the church. Those advocating for the One Church Plan would have us take that road.

Another road invites us to reaffirm Christian teachings rooted in Scripture and the church’s rich traditions. It says, “All persons are individuals of sacred worth, created in the image of God,” that “All persons need the ministry of the Church,” and that “We affirm that God’s grace is available to all.”

It grounds our sexual ethics in Scripture when it says, the UM Church does “not condone the practice of homosexuality and considers [it] incompatible with Christian teaching.” While “we commit ourselves to be in ministry for and with all persons,” we do not celebrate same-sex “marriages” or ordain for ministry people who self-avow as practicing homosexuals. These practices do not conform to the authentic teaching of the Holy Scriptures, our primary authority for faith and Christian living.

However, we extend grace to all people because we all know we are sinners in need of God’s redeeming. We know how critical and life-changing God’s grace has been in our own lives. We warmly welcome all people to our churches; we long to be in fellowship with them, to pray with them, to weep with them, and to experience the joy of transformation with them.

Friends, please hear me. We Africans are not afraid of our sisters and brothers who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, questioning, or queer. We love them and we hope the best for them. But we know of no compelling arguments for forsaking our church’s understanding of Scripture and the teachings of the church universal.

And then please hear me when I say as graciously as I can: we Africans are not children in need of western enlightenment when it comes to the church’s sexual ethics. We do not need to hear a progressive U.S. bishop lecture us about our need to “grow up.” Let me assure you, we Africans, whether we have liked it or not, have had to engage in this debate for many years now. We stand with the global church, not a culturally liberal, church elite, in the U.S.

We stand with our Filipino friends! We stand with our sisters and brothers in Europe and Russia! And yes, we stand with our allies in America. We stand with farmers in Zambia, tech workers in Nairobi, Sunday School teachers in Nigeria, biblical scholars in Liberia, pastors in the Congo, United Methodist Women in Cote d’Ivoire, and thousands of other United Methodists all across Africa who have heard no compelling reasons for changing our sexual ethics, our teachings on marriage, and our ordination standards!

We are grounded in God’s word and the gracious and clear teachings of our church. On that we will not yield! We will not take a road that leads us from the truth! We will take the road that leads to the making of disciples of Jesus Christ for transformation of the world! I hope and pray, for your sake, that you will walk down that road with us. We would warmly welcome you as our traveling companions, but if you choose another road, we Africans cannot go with you.

Dr. Kulah went even further when he addressed the idea that African Methodists might vote with the liberal American delegates in order to retain much-needed financial assistance:

Some Africans have been told that if a gracious exit petition is passed our evangelical friends in the U.S. will go their own way and no longer support efforts in Africa. That is not true.

Many of us in Africa have developed deep and long lasting friendships with our brothers and sisters in the U.S. Those relationships will not be severed if a gracious exit petition passes.

Unfortunately, some United Methodists in the U.S. have the very faulty assumption that all Africans are concerned about is U.S. financial support. Well, I am sure, being sinners like all of you, some Africans are fixated on money.

But with all due respect, a fixation on money seems more of an American problem than an African one. We get by on far less than most Americans do; we know how to do it. I’m not so sure you do. So if anyone is so naïve or condescending as to think we would sell our birth right in Jesus Christ for American dollars, then they simply do not know us.

We are seriously joyful in following Jesus Christ and God’s holy word to us in the Bible. And in truth, we think many people in the U.S. and in parts of Europe could learn a great deal from us. The UM churches, pastors and lay people who partner with us acknowledge as much.

Please understand me when I say the vast majority of African United Methodists will never, ever trade Jesus and the truth of the Bible for money…We will persevere in the race before us. We will remain steadfast and faithful. And some day we will wear the victor’s crown of glory with our King Jesus! Come walk with us! In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen!

Dr. Jerry Kulah is another example of what Nigerian pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha has been writing about for some time, most recently in her seminal book Target Africa: Ideological Neo-Colonialism in the 21st Century. It is the West, she points out, that is attempting to consistently force new sexual ideologies and abortion into African nations, against the will of the African people who still largely reject these ideologies. The West is using foreign aid to force their new values on people who do not agree with them, and it is often African nations that end up voting against Western proposals on sexuality and abortion at the United Nations.

A century ago and beyond, the West was sending missionaries into the heart of Africa to bring the Word of God to those who lived there. In this century, the West may well need to be evangelized by the descendants of those who first heard the Gospel from those brave missionaries—but unlike the rising generation in the West, have actually remained faithful to it.  (Click to Source)

Why Practicing Gay Christians Are Hurting Themselves And Others

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I still remember the day I found myself in a circle of broken men admitting that I needed God’s mercy.  It was pretty much the most awkward and uncomfortable place to be—or so I told myself—yet here was a group of men like me.  Not everyone was there for the same reasons, mind you, but most shared a similar look of shame and desperation.

In one corner sat Charlie—a weathered and worn looking fella whose pained-eyes revealed deep despair.  “My name is Charlie and I, uh, can’t stop drinking.  I’m an alcoholic.  I wish I could say its been a year sober, but I was at the bar last night… well, came home drunk and my wife said she’s through.”  Tears welled up in his eyes as he looked down and quietly murmured to the group, “I hate what I’ve become.”

In another corner was Tim whose gaunt appearance gave away most of what he was about to say.  “Well, can’t believe I came in that door.  Mus’ be God brought me here.  I’m at the shelter cuz’ once you get out of jail ain’t no one there for you and I’m already shootin’ up again.  God’s there though, which is why I came, to get right with him, you know?”

Eventually it was my turn to speak and if you know me you know that’s not something I like to do—especially in a group setting.  My shifting eyes and shaking foot gave away my nervous energy.  “I’m not here for just one thing.  I was repeatedly abused by a family friend when I was a kid and also had a lot of trauma growing up.  I struggle with despair, lust, doubt, and bitterness.”

One man after another shared how they were addicted to pornography or addicted to drugs or whose marriage fell apart because of adultery or how they felt far from God.  Soon just one person was left to speak.  Phil sat slumped down in his chair with his arms crossed.  He wasn’t looking down like most, but was moving his eyes around the group and his face was noticeably red.  “Someone suggested I come here because of a mild drinking problem, but after I walked in the door I found out this church thinks I’m a sinner because I’m gay and in a relationship.  I don’t want to be in this hateful place!”

The coordinator tried to engage with him, curious why he was still here if he had already decided it wasn’t for him, but the answer became clear: Phil was here to argue.  He was here to make a point.  He was here to find validation for his belief that his alcoholism and all of the other things shared in the group were definitelywrong, but not his cherished homosexuality.  That Charlie over there is a broken, alcoholic mess, and Gary a cynical pervert, but Phil—just a mild over-drinker.  No deep dark secrets.  No desperate and acknowledged need for a Savior.  Certainly no shame.

He raised his voice as his face grew even more red.  Finally, he made his penultimate point: “You know what, I WAS BORN THIS WAY!  It’s who I am.  How can that possibly be sinful?  What kind of a God would make me like this and then judge me for it!?  Bunch of hypocrites!”

To this day I still remember the awkward silence that fell over the group after Phil spoke.  It was like taking a bunch of people already at their lowest point and then beating them down even further.  In any case, Phil didn’t stay long after that.  I’m sure he was able to then confidently report to whomever urged him to come that no one could help him and no one could understand.  And thus Phil continued to be Phil—the proud, flamboyant gay, who does no wrong, except, well, for that mild drinking problem.  Phil the homosexual.

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Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with mennor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And that is what some of you were.  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

 

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The passage above is receiving an unprecedented level of textual criticism in light of the modern cultural shift.  Never before in Church history would theologians argue that this passage does not refer to homosexuality.  And how could they even if they tried?  It is absolutely as plain as day—no assumptions or inference necessary.  The Greek word used in 1 Corinthians 6 is arsenokoites and it is the word for homosexual.

1 Corinthians 6 doesn’t exist in a vacuum either.  Numerous other passages unequivocally identify the sinful nature of homosexuality along with other gender-bending sexual practices like transgenderism and cross-dressing (Gen. 1:27–28Lev. 18:2220:13Deut. 22:523:1Matt. 19:4–6Rom. 1:26–281 Cor. 11:14–151 Tim. 1:10).

This absurd theological development is actually splitting the Church.  Well, not the Church, but Christendom in general.  It is severing unity and causing a much, much bigger problem: outright apostasy by denying the truth of the Gospel.  But before we deal with the deeper issue, I want to first address a few things that need to be addressed because they are repeatedly coming up in inter- and intra-church debates about this topic.

The first point to be made is simply the unequivocal nature of Scripture’s treatment of homosexuality.  It’s a sin, period.  The fact that what GayChurch.org calls the “clobber passages” are even being debated in the Church is causing countless Christians to scratch their heads in confusion.  The context doesn’t apply to us today?  These passages don’t mean what they plainly say?  Really?

The absurdity of this debate shows us just how depraved our world has become in these last of the last days (just as was foretold in Romans 1:26–322 Timothy 3:1–9, and 2 Timothy 4:3–5).

The second point is the claim of being born gay.  Christians who rightly believe homosexuality is a sin are often making a key mistake in their arguments by suggesting this is merely a choice and not an orientation or predisposition.  It’s not.  It’s sin nature and we are all born with a sin nature.  And when you are predisposed to something it can feel like everything in the world is urging you on—pushing you to do the very thing the Bible says not to do.

When you try every conceivable method to overcome the sin and still find yourself falling back into it you can quickly and easily become convinced that this isn’t a sin, it’s “just who I am.”  And you’d be right about the “just who I am” part, but “just who you are” is a sinner from birth and homosexuals aren’t excused from the universal deathtrap that all sons and daughter of Adam and Eve find themselves in.  We are all sinners.  We were all born in iniquity, predisposed to rebel against God and His rightful commands.  As infants we didn’t have the guilt of sin, but we definitely contained in our tiny frames the sin nature and the continual acting out of our selfish desires.

The third point follows the second: by excusing one’s own “pet sin” as an uncontrollable predisposition—even a God-given quality—you necessarily become 1. Defiant against God’s holy nature, 2. Perverse/corrupted in interpreting God’s Word, and 3. Self-righteous in judgment against others’ sins.  That’s a very bad situation to find yourself in.  When the drug-abuser and alcoholic who was predisposed towards substance abuse from birth has been battling his sin for 40 years and readily acknowledges the sinful nature of his actions, is it fair for a self-proclaimed homosexual Christian to acknowledge the sinful nature of that, but deny the reality of his own sin?

What about the heterosexual sinner?  Many homosexual Christians are ready and willing to condemn that adulterer and declare that pornography and adultery are (rightfully) sinful and for that matter all other manner of sexual immorality.  But not so much homosexuality.  “That’s different.”  “That’s just who I am.”  The Bible plainly and in no uncertain terms declares adultery, fornication, and other forms of sexual immorality to be sinful behaviors.  Homosexuality isn’t unique and it doesn’t earn you a get out of jail free card where you can condemn everyone else, but not yourself.

My fourth and final point about these debates deals with this question posed by many who see little wrong with homosexuality or other unnatural sexual behaviors:  Why do Christians focus on homosexuality above other sins?  Isn’t that hypocritical?  The answer is straightforward and simple: Because the sinful nature of other evil behaviors is not being questioned.  For the most part, Christians are not arguing that adultery, lying, or stealing are ok with God.  As long as some Christians continue to claim that a (repeatedly) biblically-defined sin is not a sin, there will continue to be a debate and mark my words: the acceptance being sought will never be found.

Churches are filled with all manner of sins and hypocrisy—adultery, lying, theft, and all the rest, but, for the most part, there is not a movement within Christianity pushing for these things to be removed from the vice list.  However, homosexuality and transgenderism are being justified and afforded special protection.  This isn’t an issue of judgmentalism, but of righteousness, truth, and love.  What our culture calls love is absolutely not love.

Love is not an emotion or a desire.  Neither is love toleration or merely being kind.  Love is gut-wrenching, painful, faithful commitment in the face of all manner of adversity—even when it means doing what feels unnatural and uncomfortable.  Love is surrendering one’s own wants and desires to care for another.

Did Christ want to suffer a bloody execution on the Cross?  No.  And in fact, He asked His Father to deliver Him out of the situation, but what He chose was love (Lk. 22:42).  Because of His love for His Father and for His flock He chose death over His own will.  How many practicing, self-avowed, homosexual Christians are doing likewise?

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Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

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This brings me to the most important concern:  The modern, anti-biblical movement that is teaching that God wants us to welcome/celebrate/embrace homosexuality is not only blasphemous and self-righteous, it is also apostate.  The truth of the Gospel is at stake and that’s why practicing/self-avowed/proud gay Christians are causing spiritual damage beyond comprehension.

My readers know full well that I am a stalwart defender of the Gospel and salvation by grace through faith alone.  I’ve written extensively on how our works play no role in our salvation itself.  We are saved through faith in Christ and His atoning blood—nothing more, nothing less.  Anything less than faith alone is faith in something other than Christ.  GayChurch.org seems to teach similarly, but it’s just a deceptive bromide.  Salvation doesn’t come from faith in any Christ, but faith in the Christ—the Messiah who had to die on the Cross in order for those who’ve committed homosexual acts to make it to Heaven (or adulterers, liars, and haters, for that matter).  Homosexuality is sinful and it cost Christ His life when He chose to love homosexuals by dying for them.

The cost of homosexuality

What comes to your mind when you read the Scripture’s admonishment that homosexuals, thieves, greedy, drunkards, slanderers, and swindlers will not inherit the Kingdom of God?  There’s three reactions that can result:

1. “That’s true, but that’s not me.  I’m going to Heaven because I’m not one of those.”  These are the self-righteous legalists.  They reject the Gospel because they reject their need for atonement.  They still don’t understand the purpose of Christ’s sacrifice.

2. “This doesn’t mean what it plainly says (or was meant for a different time, context, etc).”  These are those who promote themselves as the loving, tolerant, welcoming disciples of Jesus, but they’re in the same boat as the legalists.  They are also rejecting the atonement because they reject their personal need for it.  That’s the key.  And that’s the cliff GayChurch.org finds itself standing on even though they claim forgiveness and justification through faith alone.  They don’t realize that they need atonement because of their pet sin and therefore they don’t understand or believe the Gospel.  The message of the Gospel contains three essential parts—remove any one of the three and it is no longer the Gospel: 1. Christ died, 2. for our sins, 3. and rose again (see 1 Cor. 15:3–4).  Unbelievers outside of Christianity reject the third part, but unbelievers inside of Christianity reject/twist/malign the second.  Both are in an equally dire situation having a desperate need for Christ’s atoning blood, but not realizing that it applies to them in their personal situation.  You can’t honestly claim to be forgiven by Christ’s blood through faith alone if you simultaneously deny your personal need for forgiveness.

3. The third reaction is different and it comes from humility rather than pride.  It’s simple trust in God’s words and involves the sobering acknowledgement that “this is talking about me.  I have sinned against God and there is nothing I can do to save myself.”

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Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.

 

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If, by God’s grace, you find yourself reacting like #3, then take heart dear friend because your reaction is exactly as God intended it.  You are fulfilling the very purpose of the law, which was given to show us that we are broken, sinful, and in desperate need of what only God can provide.

Only one thing now remains for you:

He then brought them out and asked, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’

They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.’

It’s fitting that the homosexuality-is-ok-with-God movement has attached itself to the sin of pride because that’s exactly what it is: pride in sinning, pride in twisting Scripture, pride in being self-righteous.

Here’s the ironic thing about that night at a Christian recovery program: there was another guy in the group who also was predisposed towards homosexual sin.  Yet he was there for that very reason.  He was contrite and broken in spirit and desperate to be right with the God he loves.  Ian, like the Prodigal Son, came with a remorseful heart and a new-found disposition towards obedience.  “Father, I have sinned against Heaven and against you and am unworthy to be called your son.”  God embraces and forgives sinners such as these and washes all of their sins away.  Through faith alone.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

 

But for Adam no suitable helper was found.  So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.  Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’  That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.  Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

 

Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

 

If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.

 

A woman must not wear men’s clothing [literally – armor], nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.

 

No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the Lord.

 

‘Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?  ‘So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.’

 

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts.  Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.  Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.

 

Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory?  For long hair is given to her as a covering.

 

We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

If you are just now escaping from the sinful snares of the world, the legalists will attack you and claim that you must be perfect.  In so doing, they will cause you to abandon your faith in Christ’s blood if you believe them.  Don’t listen to them.  Listen to Christ.  I know numerous ex-homosexuals who are now faithfully following the LORD and when I say “ex-” I don’t mean that they are free from temptation and never sin.  I mean that they have acknowledged their sin and the sinful nature of homosexuality and now trust in Christ.  And as an incidental product of that trust, some of them are now even married with children and rescuing others from what they themselves had once been trapped in.

I don’t personally know him, but a particularly famous example is none other than Dennis Jernigan whose powerful testimony of fleeing homosexuality has brought thousands out of that lifestyle and led tens of thousands to faith in Christ.  Though temptation is still very real, he no longer identifies as gay.  When he came to the end of himself he found God—the only one who could ultimately satisfy him.

His music is sentimental to me, because it was some of his songs that God used to work redemption in my own family and for that I will be forever grateful.

Lastly, it is important to remember that all Christians stumble from time to time and the one who says otherwise is a liar (1 Kgs. 8:46Eccl. 7:20Rm. 3:93:23Jas. 3:21 Jn. 1:8–2:2), but true Christians must not identify themselves by their sin for Scripture says, “And that is what some of you were.  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”  In the eyes of God, there is no such thing as a homosexual Christian or an adulterous Christian or a lying Christian.  True Christians have acknowledged their sin, believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, and received the Holy Spirit.  They are born again and destined for resurrection into perfect, immortal, sinless bodies.  They stumble and struggle, but they never give up, having made a lifelong, unchangeable commitment to the truth of the Gospel. (Click to Source)

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Tired of LGBT messaging, movie fans flock to Christian films

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March 19, 2018  (LifeSiteNews) – Hollywood is no doubt flummoxed by the news that a low budget independent Christian message film is outperforming an expensive, highly touted big studio production about a high school boy ‘coming out’ as gay.

Variety, daily staple of the entertainment industry, reported on Friday:

The nation’s moviegoers look to be turning out in bigger numbers for a Christian-themed independent film than for the first mainstream teen movie with a gay main character. Roadside Attractions’ “I Can Only Imagine,” based on the story of the biggest-selling Christian  song of all time, is looking at an estimated $14 million-plus for the weekend from 1,629 locations, far outdoing earlier estimates of $2 million-$8 million.

I Can Only Imagine is described on its website as “A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness,” that “beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.”

The Variety report continues:

Meanwhile, Fox’s “Love, Simon” is garnering attention for featuring a love story centering on a teenage boy coming out, and is looking at a $12 million-plus weekend on 800 more screens than the faith-based opener.

Did you get that?  The little Christian film going head-to-head with the big studio produced gay-themed movie is grabbing more viewers––and 15% more revenue––despite the fact the gay “coming out” movie is being shown in 50% more theatres.

And think about this: The much heralded Call Me by Your Name which opened last Thanksgiving, is a homoerotic story of a man and boy whose relationship turns carnal.  Universally praised by reviewers as “the most romantic movie of the year” and “an instant classic,” the movie has earned about $17 million since its debut.

Put differently: After 110 days, Call Me by Your Name had made a little more than what I Can Only imagine will have earned in just 3 days.  Evidently, movie fans are drawn more to stories of redemption than they are to budding pederasty.

And when the movie, Paul, Apostle of Christ opens on March 23––Palm Sunday weekend––it’s mountain of box office receipts will most likely bury both gay-themed movies.

LGBT America Overplays Its Hand

LGBT America, after experiencing one stunning success after another, has lost its mojo.

The gay and lesbian cause owes it success to a strategy laid out in the 1989 manifesto, After the Ball, which presented a comprehensive plan to establish gays as normal in order  to secure broader acceptance and rights.  It was followed “to a tee” and it worked.  Here is a key element of the strategy:

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You can forget about trying right up front to persuade folks that homosexuality is a good thing. But if you can get them to think it is just another thing—meriting no more than a shrug of the shoulders—then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won.

Constant talk builds the impression that public opinion is at least divided on the subject and that a sizable bloc — the most modern up-to-date citizens — accept or even practice homosexuality.

. . . The main thing is to talk about gayness until the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome.

Now that they’ve achieved what they set out to do, homosexuality has veered far beyond being “thoroughly tiresome.”  LGBT, Inc. has gone from seeking acceptance; to searching for praise and admiration; to demanding fealty and obeisance.  It seems they can no longer exist without constant fawning attention.  The “love which dare not speak its name” apparently doesn’t know when it’s time to shut up.

So much for just wanting acceptance.

The overstepping is visible everywhere, not only in the entertainment industry, but also in sports and on the United States Supreme Court docket.

Most people prefer not to spend their hard-earned money see high school boys kissing.

LGBT proponents are stumbling, squandering goodwill carefully built up over decades.  They now seem intent on building up ill-will.  Some prominent gay pundits recognize this and warn against it, saying “the gay rights movement is undoing its best work.”

They are being ignored.

As it turns out, the gay manifesto, After the Ball, could have used one more chapter:   “How to Know When Enough is Enough.”  (Click to Source)

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The New Winter Olympics: praising gays and glamorizing murderous regimes while bashing America

Yahweh’s-God’s Righteous Judgement will come upon the US for allowing this perversion to take over this country!

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, February 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ripping a page from the NFL playbook, the Winter Olympics have gotten off to a rocky start as organizers, participants, and the media have used the games to bash Americans who love both their country and sports more than they want to celebrate LGBT diversity or idolize leaders of North Korea’s barbaric regime.

Like the NFL, the Winter Olympics have become politicized, used to promote progressive political ideology.

It should come as no surprise that television viewership has taken a bad hit compared to recent Winter Olympics: Day 1 coverage was down 15% over 2014 and a whopping 20% over 2010; and Day 2 coverage was down 6% over 2014 and 11% over 2010.

This is despite the fact that the Olympics had almost no competition on other networks on Sunday, according to entertainment trade publication Hollywood Deadline.

Gay Olympians: “Eat your heart out, Pence”  

Two gay U.S. Olympic athletes have used the games to pick a very public fight with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who is at the Games leading the U.S. delegation.

“Mike Pence doesn’t really stand for anything that I believe in,” said figure skater Adam Rippon.  The skater said he would turn down an invitation to the White House because he thinks he wouldn’t be “welcome” because he is gay.

Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy said that Vice President Pence is a “strange choice” to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympics.

“To have somebody leading the delegation that’s directly attacked the LGBTQ community, and a Cabinet in general that just sort of stands against us and has tried to do things to set us back, it just seems like a bad fit,” Kenworthy told Ellen Degeneres.

“I feel like the Olympics is all about inclusion and people coming together,” continued Kenworthy, adding that Vice President’s presence is “not really doing that.”

The lesbian talk show host piled on, saying, “I agree with you.  I think it’s a weird choice.”

Yet Pence has never taken a stand against gays.  As Governor of Indiana, Pence fought to protect religious liberty in the Hoosier State––an act incorrectly interpreted by the LGBT world as “anti-LGBT.”

In a taunting instagram posting accompanying a photo of the two gay men embracing each other, Kenworthy said on Friday: “The Opening Ceremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way!  I feel incredibly honored to be here in Korea competing for the US and I’m so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy! Eat your heart out, Pence.”

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LGBT-sports news outlet Outsports reports that this year there are a “record 14 ‘out’ LGBT athletes” participating in the Winter Olympics.  Of the fourteen cited, 10 are females and four are gay males, including skier Kenworthy and three male figure skaters.

American media infatuated with murderous North Korean dictator’s sister   

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jung, Kim Jong-un’s younger sister, grabbed the spotlight in Pyeongchang for the first three days of the Olympics.

“Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics,” blared a CNN headline, while The New York Times trumpeted, “Kim Jong-un’s Sister Turns On the Charm, Taking Pence’s Spotlight.”

The Washington Post and others called her “North Korea’s Ivanka Trump.”

The backlash against the left-leaning media giants was fast and furious.

“‘She’s North Korea’s Ivanka Trump!’ if Ivanka Trump oversaw prison labor camps, tortured & starved citizens & ordered a few hundred executions, totally,” tweeted  Stephen Miller.

“She’s literally the deputy director of the ‘Propaganda and Agitation Department’ for one of the world’s most repressive regimes,” said Jesse Lehrich in a tweet.

Frank Luntz noted, “CNN has had harsher coverage of Trump than they have of Kim Jong-Un.”

Kim Yo Jung is North Korea’s director of the Department of Propaganda and Agitation, occupying a powerful political position in her brother’s murderous regime.

Within its fawning coverage, CNN admits that it allows Kim to serve as “a foil to the perception of North Korea as antiquated and militaristic.”

“But as North Korea’s brutal dictator,” continues the CNN report, “Kim’s brother has ruled with an iron fist since coming to power, operating Nazi-style prison camps, repressing political opposition and even executing senior officers and his own family members in an effort to consolidate power.”

A ‘rainbow of political correctness’

When Fox News Executive Vice President John Moody penned a now-deleted opinion piece titled, In Olympics, let’s focus on the winner of the race – not the race of the winner, he may or may not have been prepared for the swift backlash which followed.

Moody said, “Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger.’  It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.’”

“If your goal is to win medals,” he added, “that won’t work.”

“If someone is denied a slot on a team because of prejudice, that’s one thing,” he continued.  “Complaining that every team isn’t a rainbow of political correctness defeats the purpose of sports, which is competition.”

Moody’s assertion that the Olympic games are about sports competition and not diversity horrified the LGBT world and progressives who issued a stream of hyperbolic statements.

National Center for Lesbian Rights deputy director Catherine Sakimura told The Hollywood Reporter that Moody’s commentary is “racist and homophobic sentiment demeans our U.S. Olympic athletes.”

Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, told the Reporter Moody’s comments represented “vicious anti-LGBTQ and biased rhetoric.”

“FOX News: How can we prove we’re racist and homophobic in the quickest way possible?  John Moody: Hold my beer,” said deadpool in a tweet.

Actress Mia Farrow, who played the mother of Satan’s offspring in Rosemary’s Baby,  chimed in, saying “This Fox News executive, John Moody, is DISGRACEFUL.”

Progressive messages sominate, obscuring real news out of Pyeongchang

As progressives continue to use the Winter Olympics to advance pet causes, far more pressing issues are being dealt with, invisible to politically correct social justice warriors.

While gay American athletes might think that attacking the Vice President is the most important story coming out of South Korea, Mike Pence has had to bravely face down the North Korean regime.  Somehow, as a news story, the Vice President having to contend with a couple gays with hurt feelings pales in comparison.

Before leaving South Korea, Pence said, “We’ll continue to seize every opportunity to ensure that North Korea does not use the powerful imagery and backdrop of the Olympics to paper over an appalling record of human rights and a pattern of developing weapons and conducting the kind of missile launches that are threatening our nation and threatening neighbors across the region.”

In response to the fawning coverage of Kim Jong Un’s sister, Salena Zito, a Washington Examiner reporter who has her finger on the pulse of heartland America like no other reporter, said, “I am deeply saddened by how my profession has normalized and glamorized this murderous regime. And then we wonder why no one trusts us.”  (Click to Source)

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Demonic War Turning Point – 1973 and The Movie The Exorcist

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The human race is caught in a war for souls that is intensifying. I totally believe that what we are witnessing today is literally the spirit realm opening up and pouring into the physical realm. The followers of Lucifer along with his own angels of darkness and demons are working hard and they were winning the battle, just like in the days of Noah.

But there has been a turn, a shift and more and more Christians and people with a moral compass are seeing a change.

We are literally seeing a battle for good and evil.

We literally have the soldiers of the enemy in a physical form going to battle. The hatred, the vileness, the anger is at an all-time high.

The problem is that we are the good guys fighting for good and we need to get our numbers up. The enemies of God outnumber us like it or not.

Sure there are a lot of Christians out there, but what is needed today are warriors, willing to do battle not only in the spiritual, but if called, to do battle in the physical.

I have been driven to preach and teach the idea of The Servant Warrior for the past three years and to be honest, I did not know why except to better my own self and help others join the journey.

But it has been in these last several years that God has lifted the veil and allowed me an understanding that only He can show. And let me say this, I am not the only one who He has put this burning in our bones.

One of the chief difficulties of living for God today is not the social pressures or inconvenience of life; it is the spiritual battle in which we are engaged.

Scripture says…

Ephesians 6:12 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.

What Christians need to understand is that we have real enemies out there and these enemies are demons. These demons have possessed people who in turn have become “the rulers of darkness.”
For example, George Soros, I truly believe that he is demon possessed and has allowed his demon full access. They work in league together and over the years Soros has become a “ruler of darkness.” (Click to Site)

Obama’s disturbing poem on man-boy relationship

When Barack Obama was a 19-year-old student at Occidental College, he published two poems in the Spring 1982 issue of Occidental’s literary magazine,Feast. One is the cringe-worthy “Underground” about “apes that eat figs.” The other poem, “Pop,” is much more interesting, biographical, and disturbing.

“Pop”

Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken
In, sprinkled with ashes,
Pop switches channels, takes another
Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks
What to do with me, a green young man
Who fails to consider the
Flim and flam of the world, since
Things have been easy for me;
I stare hard at his face, a stare
That deflects off his brow;
I’m sure he’s unaware of his
Dark, watery eyes, that
Glance in different directions,
And his slow, unwelcome twitches,
Fail to pass.
I listen, nod,
Listen, open, till I cling to his pale,
Beige T-shirt, yelling,
Yelling in his ears, that hang
With heavy lobes, but he’s still telling
His joke, so I ask why
He’s so unhappy, to which he replies…
But I don’t care anymore, cause
He took too damn long, and from
Under my seat, I pull out the
Mirror I’ve been saving; I’m laughing,
Laughing loud, the blood rushing from his face
To mine, as he grows small,
A spot in my brain, something
That may be squeezed out, like a
Watermelon seed between
Two fingers.
Pop takes another shot, neat,
Points out the same amber
Stain on his shorts that I’ve got on mine, and
Makes me smell his smell, coming
From me; he switches channels, recites an old poem
He wrote before his mother died,
Stands, shouts, and asks
For a hug, as I shrink, my
Arms barely reaching around
His thick, oily neck, and his broad back; ‘cause
I see my face, framed within
Pop’s black-framed glasses
And know he’s laughing too. (Click to Article)

‘Bigotry-assisted suicide’: LGBT activists in horror over Trump victory

 

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November 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) —Homosexual groups are expressing horror at Donald Trump’s surprising victory and warning that it would undo the advances made by the LGBTQ movement.

Leftist homosexual activist Dan Savage tweeted: “Just sitting around watching my country commit bigotry-assisted suicide tonight.”

Eliza Byard, executive director of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, which promotes the acceptance of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism in public schools, issued a letter to the “GLSEN Family,” which reads in part:

I won’t try to sugarcoat this: what happened yesterday is not ok. LGBTQ youth face losing the federal civil rights protections provided by the Obama administration, like the Title IX guidance. Any hope of passing federal LGBTQ-inclusive legislation in the next few years is gone. And our Supreme Court may well be packed with justices who will challenge our work to create LGBTQ-inclusive schools for decades to come.

While we can’t go back and change the outcome of this election, we will not sit silently by and watch the progress we’ve made on LGBTQ issues be destroyed.

We have seen tremendous progress in recent years, such as California’s passage of legislation requiring LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum and Michigan’s guidelines for transgender-inclusive accommodations in all schools. We have seen district and school leaders in Tennessee and Kentucky stand up for all students, even in a hostile political climate. And we have raised the profile of LGBTQ issues in education.

Byard tweeted a picture of an electoral map in which almost all the states were colored Democratic blue rather than the Trump electoral victory map, which is vastly colored Republican red. Her caption reads: “This is how the future voted. This is what people 18-25 said in casting their votes. We must keep this flame alight and nurture this vision.” (Click to Article)