I feel for those who believe themselves to be “gay” – however, I draw the line when they push their lifestyle on me, forcing me to accept it as “normal.” It’s NOT “normal” for me to see two men or two women in a “made for television” movie, getting on! It’s NOT “normal” for me to see, for instance, a “Sunday Morning” show segment about some guy who has done something wonderful and you’re feeling all warm and gushy about him – and then, before the segment ends, the interviewer parades in the guy’s husband (obviously to make sure we all know he's "gay"), who walks over and kisses his “husband” on the lips.
I'm sorry, but for those of us who LIVE our faith, it’s NOT “normal” to have homosexuality pushed down our throats as if it WERE normal; and I, for one, will NEVER bow down to "the world" and pretend this whole thing is "just fine" with me! Where are MY rights today?
Whether the "lukewarm" wish to believe it or not, YHWH HATES homosexuality! He said so, time and time again. NO AMOUNT OF SCRIPTURE twisting will change that!
Leviticus 18:22 You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. (CJB)
Romans 1: 22 Claiming to be wise, they have become fools! 23 In fact, they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for mere images, like a mortal human being, or like birds, animals or reptiles! 24 This is why God has given them up to the vileness of their hearts' lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other's bodies. 25 They have exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, by worshiping and serving created things, rather than the Creator - praised be he for ever. Amen.
26 This is why God has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchange natural sexual relations for unnatural; 27 and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burn with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appropriate to their perversion. 28 In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things.
29 They are filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and vice; stuffed with jealousy, murder, quarreling, dishonesty and ill-will; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God; they are insolent, arrogant and boastful; they plan evil schemes; they disobey their parents; 31 they are brainless, faithless, heartless and ruthless. 32 They know well enough God's righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die; yet not only do they keep doing them, but they applaud others who do the same.
2 Peter 2: 19. And they promise them liberty while they themselves are the slaves of corruption: for, by whatever thing a man is vanquished, to that is he enslaved. 20. For if, when they have escaped the pollutions of the world by the knowledge of our Master and Redeemer Y'shua the Mashiyach, they become again involved in the same and are vanquished, their latter state is worse than the former.
21. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after having known (it), to turn back from the Set Apart Commandment that was delivered to them. 22. But the true proverb has happened to them: the dog returns to his vomit and the pig that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire. (AENT)
Revelation 22:14 How blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! 15 Outside are the homosexuals, those who misuse drugs in connection with the occult, the sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (CJB)
Many Christian pastors tell their flock that "it's okay to be gay" and they cater to the tired mantra, "We're born that way." Well, I challenge them to think about this: Would the Creator purposely cause someone to be "born gay" only to then turn around and make their lives miserable by telling them their acts are "an abomination?" For those who refuse to believe people “weren’t born that way,” then I posit this: Decide WHOM you wish to worship, and stop making excuses for SIN! If you want to do that, then stop pretending you belong to God! Stop running to your church or synagogue and pretend you're holy, because you're not! You CANNOT serve two masters.
The bottom line is: KNOWING homosexuality is wrong, but to continue the behavior, anyway, is “deliberate sinning.” Here are just two examples of what Scripture says about deliberate sinning:
Hebrews 6: 4. But they who have once descended to immersion and have tasted the gift from heaven and have received the Ruach haKodesh 5. and have tasted the good Word of Elohim and the power of the world to come, 6. cannot again sin and a second time be renewed to repentance; or a second time execute him on a stake and insult the Son of Elohim. 7. For the earth that drinks the rain which comes often upon it and produces the herb that is of use to those for whom it is cultivated, receives a blessing from Elohim. 8. But if it should put forth thorns and briers, it would be discarded and be approaching closely to a curse, and its end would be a conflagration. (AENT)
Hebrews 10: 26 For if we deliberately continue to sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but only the terrifying prospect of Judgment, or raging fire that will consume the enemies. (CJB)
Sexual immorality of ANY kind is an abomination to YHWH! If you refuse to behave yourself according to HIS Rules, then WHOM are you worshiping?
Those who are pushing this stuff down my throat are stepping on MY rights! I would be happy to leave you and your lifestyle alone IF you would agree to stop pushing your lifestyle on me. But as long as people are out there shoving this stuff into my face to the point where I can't go to the movies or to the mall or anywhere in public without having to close my eyes against their SIN, I will be right here, fighting the good fight for GOD!