Report on my SMUG Deposition

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Friends,

I’m not going to go into details but if I had to choose only one phrase to describe the SMUG attorneys’ efforts in their two days of grilling me under oath at their luxury Manhattan offices it would be “grasping at straws.” The veteran “hired gun” trial attorney they brought in from Boston to interrogate me was clearly frustrated that the SMUG legal team was expecting him to “make bricks without straw” as it were, since the very documents they gave him to question me about contained my rebuttals to their accusations.

For example, they voluntarily entered into evidence my Letter to the Uganda Parliament and Reply that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that I vigorously opposed the extremely harsh Ugandan Anti-homosexuality Bill which SMUG insists I masterminded — the essential premise of their lawsuit.

http://www.defendthefamily.com/pfrc/newsarchives.php?id=3261726

And on the second day they played into the record the entire 42 minutes of my April 2012 interview with Roadkill Radio in which I exposed in detail the utter dishonesty of the SMUG lawsuit. It is unfathomable to me that anyone, let alone trained attorneys, could think this radio show helps their case.

http://roadkillradio.com/2012/04/17/dr-scott-lively-vs-smug-activists/

The whole deposition was like that: his skillful (but to me transparent) attempts to get me to agree with his deliberate mischaracterizations of my words and actions, defeated by my reference to clear explanatory statements in the same documents that show what I actually said and did.

Though I was glad the truth was getting on the record, I actually felt a little sorry for him. To make matters worse for him, whenever we went on the record and he started grilling me, a huge jack-hammer type piece of heavy equipment — big as a bulldozer — started up in the construction project across the street where (for the whole two day period) a crew was breaking up a gigantic two-foot thick slab of concrete. He commented frequently about how irritating it was to him, though it didn’t bother me at all.

The whole jack-hammer thing seemed like an obvious metaphor for the steady and relentless chipping away of their frivolous lawsuit by the hammer of truth. It also seemed quite obviously to be directed by the hand of the Lord in answer to all the prayers that were going up for me and my attorneys by hundreds of people around the world. By the way, our Liberty Counsel team led by Harry Mihet served its role at the highest level of professionalism.

I want to thank everyone who prayed for us, and to give all glory to God for what I believe was a great victory for truth in this latest in a long string of legal skirmishes. The case will likely continue, since I don’t believe the Center for Constitutional Rights (whose attorneys are the people driving the lawsuit and milking it as a lucrative fundraising cash-cow) has the integrity to dismiss it on their own initiative. But God is still in charge and I ask you to join me in continuing to pray that His will, not my will be done, whatever that may be.

I’ll keep you posted as events continue to unfold.

Blessings,

Dr. Scott Lively

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Justice that arrives like a thunderbolt

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As expected, SCOTUS today declared a constitutional right to “gay marriage” by judicial fiat. I haven’t read the ruling and may not ever do so since it really doesn’t matter what its reasoning is. The decision is illegitimate on its face because Justices Ginsberg and Kagan were disqualified from voting under the fundamental rules of judicial ethics because they each performed same sex “weddings” during the period of deliberations when the parties were legally entitled to impartiality by the jurists.

In response to the ruling, Mr. Obama called it an example of “justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.” That phrase turns logic and morality on its head as it relates to official government endorsement of sexual perversion. But I suspect it will eventually, perhaps very soon, be recognized in retrospect as an unwitting prophecy about God’s punishment on America for what she has just done.

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12:30pm  I just received an email from my ex-‘gay’ friend Greg Quinlan informing me that today’s “gay marriage” ruling happens to fall on the anniversary of the fall of Jerusalem and the Kingdom of Judah in 586BC to Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzer: the ninth day of the fourth month of the Hebrew calendar.

“Coincidentally,” in our daily chapter by chapter Bible study at Holy Grounds Coffee House that we began in Genesis more than two years ago, we arrived today at Jeremiah 39, which reads in verse 2:  2And on the ninth day of the fourth month of Zedekiah’s eleventh year, the city wall was broken through.

Amazing.

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Now consider all of this in light of Revelation 16: 17Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.” 18And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. 19The great city [Jerusalem] was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great [America] was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. 20And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.

 

 

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Update on SMUG Lawsuit

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Elijah’s Contest with the Prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel

 

Friends,

Here is an article about yesterday’s hearing in Springfield Federal Court regarding a motion filed by SMUG’s lawyers to try to prevent me from seeing SMUG documents related to my defense.

www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/06/scott_lively_lawyers_in_crimes.html

Next Tuesday and Wednesday I will be in Manhattan for my deposition at the offices of Dorsey and Whitney, a large international law firm allied with the so-called Center for Constitutional Rights. I don’t know how many of the now 13 lawyers on SMUG’s team will be part of the deposition.

Some supporters have said they want to have a prayer presence outside during the deposition. I am neither promoting nor discouraging this, but if the Lord prompts you to do so, the address is 51 West 52nd St, NYC (the CBS building). Of course, as far as prayer goes, its effectiveness is not dependent on proximity to the subject, so wherever you may be please do pray for me during that time as you feel led.

I received a wonderfully encouraging note from a Sister in the Lord the other day that I will share below. I think the Elijah reference is particularly apt as the size of SMUG’s army of Baalists grows on the metaphorical “Mount Carmel” of this case.

Blessings,
 Dr. Scott Lively

“June 15, 2015
 Dear Dr. Lively,

During my quiet time on Saturday, I felt strongly that I should
encourage you by what I believe our Lord was speaking to me about
your upcoming deposition.
He reminded me of the situation in I Kings chapter 18 dealing
with Elijah and King Ahab and Jezebel and the prophets of Baal.
In this story, you would be represented by Elijah.
Ahab and Jezebel would be your persecutors and the prophets of
Baal and Asherah would represent the huge group of misled people
who oppose you in the homosexual adjenda.

Observations…
Verse 18….
Elijah speaks clearly even though his words condemn Ahab. We see
that Elijah speaks with power and authority…not using words to
soften anything…just the plain Truth (as you do Dr. Lively)

Verse 22….
Elijah believes he is the only one who believes as he does….I am
sure you have felt that way on occasion as the church of Christ
has been not vocal against this agenda (I believe due to fear of
persecution).
If you are familiar with Richard Wurmbrand, many pastors,
when presented with an opportunity
to speak against Hitler’s plans, did not, because they were
afraid. Only Pastor Wurmbrand openly opposed him.
You seem to be a lone voice (albeit a courageous one for
which we are thankful). So…it is Elijah against 950 + Ahab and
Jezebel….doesn’t it seem that way today?

Verse 28…
We see the foolishness of the false prophets in the continuing of
hoping their god would answer
and even cutting themselves (self destruction) rather than admit
that their gods didn’t exist.

Chapter 19 verse 3….Elijah was afraid of Jezebel’s threat. So
afraid that he wanted to quit. If I were in your position, I know
those thoughts would come to me.

Verse 19:13
From here on we see the outcome of Elijah (God cares for him and
grants his wish to quit along with appointing a successor)…..he
gets the opportunity to learn of and spend time with God.
AND We see the outcome of his enemies….

Chapter 22:37
Both Ahab & Jezebel are killed and the dogs lick up their blood.
“It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living
God”

A promise verse for you….fits perfectly
Hebrews 10:32-36
“Remember those earlier days after you had received the light,
when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of
suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and
persecution…you sympathized with those in prison and joyfully
accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that
you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not
throw away your confidence. It will be richly rewarded. You need
to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will
receive what he has promised”.

May Jesus continue to bless you, your family, and your ministry!
 Carol”

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King Obama has NO Legal Authority Over the Church

One week from today on June 15th 2015, the world will celebrate the 800 year anniversary of the Magna Charta, the “Great Charter of Liberties” which the Archbishop of Canterbury and the medieval Barons of England famously forced King John to sign in the fields at Runnymede, June 15, 1215 near Windsor (which castle still houses the British monarchy). Importantly, the first priority of this venerable charter was the recognition of the sovereignty of the Christian church:

“[1] In the first place we grant to God and confirm by this our present charter for ourselves and our heirs in perpetuity that the English Church is to be free and to have all its rights fully and its liberties entirely. We furthermore grant and give to all the freemen of our realm for ourselves and our heirs in perpetuity the liberties written below to have and to hold to them and their heirs from us and our heirs in perpetuity.”

As I wrote previously in my essay The Death of Human Rights, that first principle of the Magna Charta survived nearly eight centuries — until it was effectively neutralized and superseded by so-called “gay rights” in the body of UK laws known collectively as “Sexual Orientation Regulations” (SORs) http://www.scottlively.net/2012/12/10/the-death-of-human-rights/

These SORs are indeed like open sores on the body politic, and are increasingly used to punish and suppress public expressions of Biblical truth about homosexuality and related perversions, as in the case of preacher Dale McAlpine:

http://blog.speakupmovement.org/church/uncategorized/christian-preacher-arrested-for-saying-that-homosexual-behavior-is-a-sin/

The Magna Charta (or Carta, both spellings are correct), is heralded as the cornerstone of modern human rights law, and indeed was a legal milestone of enormous significance. But there is a much greater foundation-stone beneath the Magna Charta, the Holy Bible, upon which all human rights ultimately rest.

It was no accident that King John was called to account by the Archbishop of Canterbury, for while it was the English Barons whose grievances forced the issue, it was the church which held the independent legal power to force the change. That’s because from the earliest days of western legal history there has always been a “Separation of Church and State,” meaning that the king and the church occupy separate and independent spheres of power and authority within the larger society.

When the legitimate grievances of English Barons were disregarded by the Court of Law (the realm of King John), they appealed to the Court of Equity (the realm of the church)

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This separation of powers goes all the way back to the time of Moses and the Biblical “Cities of Refuge,” under the control of the Levitical Priests, where an accused murderer could flee for sanctuary pending a trial to determine his guilt or innocence (Numbers 35:9-28).

The concept of law vs. equity was central to common law jurisprudence and survives even to this day in the U.S. courts, though few understand its roots. Here’s a simple explanation of it http://patch.com/florida/templeterrace/court-of-law-vs-court-of-equity-why-it-matters-to-you-9. Here is a more substantial treatise

http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/jurisdiction_equity.html

Classic film buffs will recognize this church/state separation in the story of Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, safe only so long as he remained in the cathedral, but subjected to the lash and pillory under the King’s law when he ventured out of his “city of sanctuary” for the distressed damsel, Esmeralda.

And, of course, the concept of “sanctuary cities” has been recently misapplied by the ever lawless Obama administration and co-conspirator Democrat city mayors to shield illegal aliens from deportation. But I digress…

Importantly, like the Magna Charta, the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution also sets as its first principle the sovereignty of the Christian church (as indeed “religion“ was largely synonymous with “Christian denomination“ to the drafters):

“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” states the First Amendment.

And importantly, here in the United States as in Europe, it is the redefinition of various sexual perversions as “human rights” that threatens true human rights as understood from the earliest beginnings of human rights jurisprudence. I summarized this history in 2006 in the Riga Declaration on Religious Freedom, Family Values and Human Rights here:

http://www.defendthefamily.com/intl/

I am writing this article to remind all of us that the church is and has always been legally free from the control of Kings and Presidents and remains so today. There has been lots of talk lately from the reprobate left to the effect that churches should “lose their tax exempt status” if they refuse to “marry” homosexuals after the Supreme Court rules such unions to be constitutionally protected later this month (as many, including this writer, assume will occur).

However, neither King Obama, nor Congress, nor the United States Supreme Court, nor the UK, nor the EU, nor any human government, has the legal authority to strip the church of its rights and liberties. She is a separate sovereign subject to the Law of God, not the rule of man. The government did not “give” tax exemption to the church, it was and is hers by right, as is the power and duty to reject the redefinition of God’s institution of marriage.

And as a sovereign, these rights are for her inalienable wherever she operates under the legitimate unction of God on behalf of His Kingdom anywhere in this world. This was true before the Magna Charta acknowledged it in 1215 and it is true today and tomorrow irrespective of the opinion of any earthly ruler.

 

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Obama Orchestrated Ukraine Coup to Re-Start Cold War and Prevent Russia from Leading Global Revolt Against LGBT Agenda

I have come to believe that Obama orchestrated the Ukraine coup to re-start the cold war to prevent Russia from leading a global revolt against his most sacred cow, the LGBT agenda. While there were clearly important geo-political factors in Obama’s decision to initiate regime change in Ukraine, I am convinced that the primary impetus was to nip opposition to the international LGBT political steamroller in the bud. I have written about that topic here:

www.scottlively.net/2015/02/25/russia-vs-the-lgbt-globalists-a-climate-of-hate-and-fear-part-two/

Now comes evidence that Obama pal George Soros (funder of the Marxist law firm suing me for “Crimes Against Humanity” for preaching against homosexuality in Uganda) is a key puppet master in the Ukraine civil war, something I have publicly surmised without proof, until now:

www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-01/hacked-emails-expose-george-soros-ukraine-puppet-master

Unfortunately, Obama’s strategy has worked and Russia has been forced from its former trajectory toward global cooperation with the west into an increasingly adversarial posture as Obama and the GOP Establishment Neo-Cons (united by perversion) continue to portray Russia as a pariah state while simultaneously attempting “regime change“ within its borders.

I believe a consequence of the “punish Russia” strategy is (dangerously for Israel) the transformation of Iran into the key player of the Middle East and the US has been forced to become a suitor (e.g. the sweetheart nuke deal) to our “former” arch-enemy in an attempt to thwart the strengthening of Russian/Iranian relations as Russia turns eastward away from the cold shoulder of the west. And, of course, (dangerously for us) Russian/Chinese relations have warmed considerably for the same reason.

I place the blame for this disturbing transformation squarely at the feet of Obama, whose allegiance to the LGBT agenda supersedes all other concerns, even the very real and growing risk of nuclear war.

I still believe that Russia offers an albeit imperfect model for the west on standing up to the Cultural Marxists but with the US push toward revival of the cold war, the incessant anti-Russian propaganda in the western media, and Russia’s increasing political shift to the east, I hold less hope for an international Russian-led cultural revolution in family values.

Ironically, however, if any hope remains, it may be kept alive by Ukraine, itself. As an astute political observer of my acquaintance recently noted, Kiev thought the West offered them bread but instead gave them LGBT propaganda. Now Ukrainians are protesting in the streets against the “gay” agenda.
russia-insider.com/en/politics/thousands-march-anti-government-protest-kiev/ri7797?utm_source=Russia+Insider+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=19efe6c212-Russia_Insider_Daily_Headlines11_21_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c626db089c-19efe6c212-179866425&ct=t%28Russia_Insider_Daily_Headlines11_21_2014%29

Obama might yet fail in poisoning the western world against Russia, as he has failed in so many areas of foreign policy. I for one would like to see a restoration of the cooperative trends we saw in US/Russian relations before Obama decided to sabotage them, and in the aftermath of that failure I think unity on family values would go a long way toward healing the rift he has exacerbated between Russia and Ukraine and toward weakening the US/EU perversion agenda in the rest of Eastern Europe and the Baltics.

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What God Thinks of Bruce Jenner

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.  Deuteronomy 22:5

To which truth I add the following observation:

Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner is no more an actual woman than Star Trek’s Michael Dorn is an actual Klingon.

 

 

 

 

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Transvestite’s Sick Prank on Girl Not the Worst

A Cambodian TV show played a sick joke on a young teen girl by promising to reunite her with her long-lost Mom, but when the time care for the reunion , her “Mom” turned out to be a male transvestite dressed up like a woman.

http://www.itv.com/news/2015-05-12/tv-show-apologises-for-cruel-prank-on-girl-13-who-thought-she-was-about-to-meet-her-long-lost-mother/

People around the globe are rightfully expressing anger and disgust at this heartless exploitation of a child, yet a far-worse mistreatment of children occurs daily in the western world in the travesty called “Gay Adoption.” 13-year-old Autumn Allen got to go home after being the butt of a sick joke on that show but thousands of children placed with false homosexual “families” through adoption have no choice at all. The joke’s on them — for life.

This teachable moment is sponsored by DefendtheFamily.com, urging you to protect children from exploitation by the LGBT movement by opposing “Gay Marriage” and “Gay Adoption” by every legal means.

PS.  “A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.”  Deuteronomy 22:5

 

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Report from the Court

Scott at Restrain Judges Presser

I’ve had a busy month standing up for authentic marriage and the natural family, publishing a series of essays (linked below) and working in coalition with other pro-family leaders on the Restrain the Judges Project under the leadership of Dr. Steve Holze of Conservative Republicans of Texas and project initiator (and human dynamo) Janet Porter of Faith2Action.

On Monday the 27th, our coalition held a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC that a drew a lot of media and a large crowd of observers.

My comments at the press conference were related to a Motion for Recusal drafted by attorneys for Dr. Holze that are expected to be filed soon by one or more parties. Contrary to news reports I did not personally draft the Motion nor will I be filing it myself because I have no standing in the case to do so. However I fully support the Motion and recusal has been my personal emphasis in the national public debate regarding the so-called “gay marriage” cases before the court. Since February I have been publicly insisting that Justices Ginsberg and Kagan have an ethical duty to recuse themselves because they have each officiated at homosexual “wedding” ceremonies, in Ginsberg’s case at the Supreme Court itself.

My comments on recusal led the news story by The Hill, one of the most read and respected media outlets inside the Beltway.

http://thehill.com/regulation/240163-religious-leaders-want-justices-restrained-from-ruling-on-same-sex-marriage

Following is my two-minute commentary which I delivered at the press conference:
RESTRAIN THE JUDGES PRESS CONFERENCE

COMMENTS OF DR. SCOTT LIVELY ON THE STEPS OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, APRIL 27, 2015
A motion will shortly be filed with the Supreme Court calling for the recusal of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Justice Elena Kagan.

Impartiality is the bedrock principle of judicial ethics that has been painstaking preserved throughout the history of this court.

Justices Ginsberg and Kagan, knowing full well that unique legal issues regarding the definition of marriage would soon come before them, deliberately officiated at so-called homosexual wedding ceremonies, creating not merely the appearance of bias, but an actual and blatant conflict of interest.

Indeed, in my personal view they have committed an unparalleled breach of judicial ethics by elevating the importance of their own favored political cause of “gay rights” above the integrity of the court and our nation.

Quoting now from the Motion:

“Due process requires a neutral and detached judge. A hearing before a biased judge is structural error that is not subject to harmless error analysis. See Tumey v. Ohio 273 U.S. 510, 535 (1927) (noting that every litigant has ‘the right to have an impartial judge’). Justices Ginsberg and Kagan have personally and publicly engaged in extrajudicial conduct that dramatically endorses the legal recognition that petitioners seek to have nationalized in these cases. Their vividly demonstrated favorable disposition towards the petitioners ‘is so extreme as to display clear inability to render fair judgment’ Liteky v. United States, 510 U.S. 540, 551 (1994).”

There are three possible remedies for this ethical breach:

1. The first and best is the voluntary recusal of the Justices themselves, following the example of Justices Bryer, Scalia and Thomas in prior cases.

2. Involuntary recusal by order of this court.

3. Removal of jurisdiction over marriage from the court by the United States Congress pursuant to its authority under Article 3, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

Marriage is not the creation of secular government, it is the ordinance of Almighty God to whom the Supreme Court, the Congress and even our President are accountable. This coalition calls on all branches of our government to acknowledge this fact and Restrain the Judges from redefining marriage.

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On the evening of the 27th I appeared on the Alan Colmes show to discuss my article “Time for the Pitchforks and Torches on Marriage Issue,” which was actually an appeal to liberals and progressives to change their position on “gay rights” and join conservatives in working to protect the natural family, which I argue is “the eco-system of humanity” while same-sex unions are artificial and counterfeit alternatives equivalent to artificial vs. natural foods and artificial vs. natural medicines. It was my best-ever debate/conversation with Alan of several appearances over the past few years.

On the 28th, Anne and I joined the crowd at the courthouse briefly to take some pictures and again pray for divine intervention, before driving home last night.

It’s all in God’s hands.

Blessings,

Dr. Scott Lively

PS. Please consider donating here http://www.defendthefamily.com/help/donate.php to help us cover our extensive and growing travel costs.

http://www.scottlively.net/2015/04/22/time-for-the-pitchforks-and-torches-on-marriage-issue/

http://www.scottlively.net/2015/04/21/lively-renews-demand-for-immediate-recusal-of-justices-ginsberg-and-kagan/

http://www.scottlively.net/2015/04/08/hope-for-marriage-and-how-you-can-help-2/

http://www.scottlively.net/2015/04/03/satans-superbowl-gay-marriage-at-scotus/

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Time for the Pitchforks and Torches on Marriage Issue

Few have noticed, but while Americans have been absorbed with such ponderous issues as the Kardashians latest costume change, our nations leaders have shifted us quietly from a Republic toward an Empire. The middle class is fading fast and in its place is a rising neo-feudalism.

The problem is much broader and deeper than Obama’s “imperial presidency:” the entire elite class has used the crisis-culture of his reign to grossly enrich themselves while re-imposing (though still in its infancy) a form of serfdom on the common people that hasn’t been seen in the western world for centuries.

The grassroots on the left decries Citizens United and predatory corporatism generally. The grassroots on the right decries the annulment of popular votes on marriage by activist federal judges, but both problems originate with the 1%. The elites keep those of us in the grass-roots strata divided and distracted with politically-polarizing social issues while they invent new systems for enslaving us — funded from the public treasury.

What the elites most fear is authentic populism, which began to emerge a few years ago with the Tea Party, joined shortly thereafter by Occupy Wall Street — but almost immediately the two movements began to be co-opted and polarized by the establishment Republicans and Democrats respectively (the two faces of the 1% coin).

There is still some life in both movements, but they never bridged the gap into a single populist mob capable of wresting power from the elite. For this I blame the grassroots left more than the grassroots right. For every knucklehead conservative who defends planet-killer Monsanto Corporation solely because conservatives are supposed to be “pro-business,” there are two or three looney-lefties supporting the dismantling of the natural family because liberals are supposed to favor so-called “gay rights.”

Hey Conservatives! Can’t you see the difference between healthy capitalism and crony corporatism?

Hey Liberals! Can’t you see that the elites wouldn’t so zealously implement anti-family Cultural Marxism if it didn’t serve THEIR interests and not yours? Don’t you remember that Lenin called people like you “useful idiots?”

Hey Everybody! Can’t we stop fighting each other for just long enough to stop the puppet-masters from stealing America out from under us?

The battle today is for marriage, the core of the natural family. Every human being on this planet will be harmed if the elites are allowed to destroy it by mutation. It is no different than Monsanto destroying natural foods or seeds by mutating their DNA, or Big Pharma destroying bodies by flooding the health industry with artificial, often poisonous “remedies.” Our common paradigm in the grassroots for guiding society should be natural vs artificial across the board, including natural marriage and family: rejecting the counterfeit alternatives to the self-evident design of our ecology — and our physiology.

The natural family is the eco-system of humanity! It must be preserved at all costs.

How? By a populist uprising! The elites need to see the angry mob — liberals and conservatives together — surging through the streets, pitchforks and torches held aloft, ready to tear down Frankenstein’s castle with their bare hands if need be. For Christians it’s Jesus and the money-changers time! Making a whip of cords like He did with His own hands, and letting these arrogant puppet-masters know we mean to use it (metaphorically speaking).

The only real pro-family victory we’ve seen in recent years is the repeal of the “sexual orientation” anti-discrimination ordinance passed by the City of Springfield, Missouri. The reason we won is because the conservatives got angry and stopped playing “nice.”

I take credit for stirring up the conservatives in Springfield and laying the foundation for eventual victory (though I had no part in the actual repeal process). My flyer accurately labeled the proposed law a Gay Fascism Bill because that’s what these ordinances always foster. And when local citizens were hand wringing about making the correct arguments during the public comment phase of the process, I told them “You Can’t Win This With Logic and Reason! They’ve Already Decided to Pass It and the Public Comment is All For Show! (Because the “gays” never make their move till they know they have the votes).”

http://www.scottlively.net/2012/07/09/christian-red-alert/

The conservatives did get angry and they eventually repealed the ordinance.

The bottom line is this: The elitists always believe they’re smarter, wiser and better than you. They play the game of democracy to keep the peace but they always follow their own agenda to the fullest extent that the people will allow by their complacency.

The only way to deter the elites is with the threat of the mob. They need to see the pitchforks and torches to know they’ve gone too far and need to back down.

That’s where we are today in America. The elites want to eliminate the natural family to create a better class of serfs: state-bred children for the factories and the battlefield — easier to control, dulled by drugs and sexual promiscuity … and bread and circuses.

But despite their money and power they’re only 1%. They can only succeed if we let them.

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Lively Renews Demand for Immediate Recusal of Justices Ginsberg and Kagan

4/21/15, Press Release, For Immediate Release

Constitutional Attorney and former Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Scott Lively, in his capacity as President of Abiding Truth Ministries and it’s global subsidiary Defend the Family International, will reiterate his call for the immediate recusal of Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elena Kagan at a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington DC on Monday, April 27th at 10:00am.

Lively is one of fifteen national pro-family leaders who have organized the “Restrain the Judges” Project, calling on the Congress of the United States to exercise its power under Article 3, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution to remove jurisdiction over marriage from the Supreme Court.  The members of this coalition will present as many as 2 million “Restraining Orders” to the Supreme Court at the press conference.  These are letters from pro-family advocates across the nation personalized to all 535 Members of the Congress and the 9 Justices of the Supreme Court.   http://restrainthejudges.com/DefendTheFamily/

Dr. Lively’s emphasis at the press conference will be the imminent threat to civil order presented by the continuing refusal of Justices Ginsberg and Kagan to step down from the “gay marriage” case.

“The social contract of Americans with our government assumes that judges will administer our laws impartially,” said Lively.   “Even the appearance of bias undermines public confidence and breeds discontent, which is why the bedrock principle of judicial ethics requires judges to recuse themselves in cases where their impartiality might reasonably be questioned.

“In the present case, the pro-homosexual marriage bias of Justices Ginsberg and Kagan is not merely apparent, it is actual and blatant, because each of them has officiated at a ‘gay marriage’ ceremony, knowing full well that legal issues at stake would come before them in their capacity as judges.

“The refusal of Justices Ginsberg and Kagan to recuse themselves, and the decision of Chief Justice Roberts to condone their refusal, is an unprecedented act of lawlessness by our highest court that alone renders invalid any ruling they make in this case.

“Furthermore, in taking this action the court is surrendering the Rule of Law to the Rule of Man, and inviting, nay, inciting, civil rebellion.

If this court declares homosexual sodomy to be a basis for marriage by judicial fiat and the majority ruling relies on the blatantly pre-judiced (pre-judged) votes of Gingberg and/or Kagan, this nation will be thrown into a state of civil and moral chaos not seen since the civil war.  A sizable portion of our citizenry, and numerous state governments will rightly refuse to comply with the ruling of the court and civil disobedience will be the only recourse for people of strong Biblical faith.

“Let me be clear.  As a Christian attorney who knows the deep Biblical history of this nation, I will not accept the legitimacy of any decision finding a ‘right’ to so-called homosexual marriage under our constitution, no matter how many justices rule that one exists.  But I believe the best hope for avoiding such a ruling is the removal of Ginsberg and Kagan from the vote.  And in causing the court to require these biased justices to remove themselves, we the people will have demonstrated to the swing voters Kennedy and Roberts that a bad vote from them will create the Roe v Wade of marriage (on steroids) with all of the future social conflict that will entail.”

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Hope for Marriage and How You Can Help

Dr. Scott Lively at the United States Supreme Court.  The sign demands the recusal of Justices Ginsberg and Kagan, both of whom have officiated at same-sex "weddings" and thus proven themselves incapable of impartiality on the "gay marriage" question that is before the court.

Dr. Scott Lively at the United States Supreme Court.  The sign demands the recusal of Justices Ginsberg and Kagan, both of whom have officiated at same-sex “weddings” and thus proven themselves incapable of impartiality (a fundamental tenet of judicial ethics) on the “gay marriage” question that is before the court.

Late in February I put out a national call for pro-family advocates to join me for two hours of prayer for marriage at the United States Supreme Court on March 9th.  The primary purpose was to beseech God for mercy on our nation, because I believe only His intervention can save us from a pro-“gay marriage” decision by the Justices, and that such a ruling would be devastating to us as a nation and a people.

My wife Anne and I went in the spirit of Abraham, asking God to withhold His judgment for the sake of the remnant.

On March 9th Anne and I stood alone for the first hour and a quarter, fighting discouragement.  We were just two witnesses in a sea of apathy.  But then we were joined over the next 30 minutes by eight more people, peaking for just a moment as a group at exactly 10 souls.

In Genesis 18:22-32, Abraham, out of love for his nephew Lot and his family, lobbied God not to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah

“Abraham stood yet before the LORD…and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes….And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.”

Was it merely a coincidence that my call-to-action resulted in just 10 people — exactly 10 — standing for righteousness in front of the court?  Was this the Lord’s answer to our prayer?  I don’t know for certain, but it is at the very least a hopeful sign.

just before the court hears oral arguments on the “gay marriage” case three weeks from now on April 28th I will join a group of pro-family leaders on the court steps yet again as we deliver to the Justices a mountain of “Restraining Orders” — personalized letters to every member of the court and every member of the United States Congress, calling on congress to remove jurisdiction from the court over marriage.  I will have an exact date and time for this shortly, in case you have the ability to join us there.

In the mean time am asking every supporter of Abiding Truth Ministries and Defend the Family International to go here: http://restrainthejudges.com/DefendTheFamily/  and join this effort.  Or make a donation of $50 or more here  http://www.defendthefamily.com/help/donate.phphttp://www.defendthefamily.com/help/donate.php  and we will place the order in your name, using our office address.  This will help those who don’t use credit cards to participate by sending us a check in the mail (our mailing address is on our donate page).

Along with Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action the organizer of this effort, I want to assure you that no-one is profiting from this campaign.  Your payment covers just the costs of the project.  Here at ATM are even using some of our operating budget to maximize the impact of this campaign.

This is the most important battle in my quarter century of pro-family activism, and the Restrain the Judges campaign is the best way (other than prayer) to help fight it.

Please sign up to send your own batch of Restraining Orders to the 9 Justices of the Supreme Court and all 535 US Senators and Congressmen TODAY, and forward this email to your lists.

Blessings,

Dr. Scott Lively

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Satan’s Superbowl: “Gay Marriage” at SCOTUS

Friends,

This article was published in my snail-mail newsletter on March 20, 2015 but I have decided to publish it here as well in light of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act debacle http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/changes-to-indiana-law-largest-step-ever-toward-gay-rights/ which confirms my thesis.  I take no joy in being right in this prediction.

 

Satan’s Superbowl 

During the 1992 election cycle I was the Communications Director for Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA) during the Measure 9 campaign to amend Oregon’s constitution to define homosexuality as “abnormal, unnatural and perverse” (the Biblical perspective in secular terms).  From the initial filing of the ballot measure language in April, 1991 to the final vote in November, 1992 I was the spokesman for the campaign, and a front-row witness to an incredible display of Machiavellian political manipulation.  In my quarter-century of Christian social and political activism I have never seen anything like it at any level.  It was as if the Gates of Hell had opened and all the demons had been unleashed in fury. 

The “gays” used just about every dirty trick ever employed in politics, twisted every arm, broke every rule, and commandeered for their war-machine every government agency, business, non-profit corporation, church, foundation, service organization, school, college, labor union and media organ within their considerable scope of influence.  It was a breathtaking display of power in which the voters witnessed not just a few but a long series of public declarations of allegiance to the “gay” cause by public figures and organizations — like Babylonian captives bowing to Nebuchadnezzar‘s golden statue.   

I offer the above for context.  I predict the media blitzkrieg for “gay marriage” over the next weeks and months is going to surpass what the homosexuals and their allies did in Oregon in 1992.  We are about to witness a “shock and awe” display of solidarity for homosexual marriage like a Superbowl half-time show on steroids –coinciding with an unprecedented level of attack on Biblical Christianity and a variety of dirty tricks designed to portray pro-family leaders and activists in the worst possible light to the largest numbers of people. 

It has already begun with a legal brief to the court filed by more than 300 republican leaders http://time.com/3734626/gay-marriage-supreme-court-republicans/.  Watch for this and similar lists to grow into the thousands of signatories, steadily increasing every week, with accompanying media fanfare.  Watch for a parade of public figures from every sphere of life “coming out of the closet.”  Watch for a “change of conscience” to sweep like a wave through many supposedly conservative churches and religious organizations as they either endorse “gay marriage,” or offer some form of compromise.  Watch for various pairs of bitter rivals to come together in unity for “gay marriage (e.g. sports teams, politicians, religious leaders) and every possible celebrity to compete for attention as a champion of the “gay” cause.  Watch for subtle and not-so-subtle pitches for homosexual marriage in nearly every sit-com, TV talk-show, and “news/analysis” programs.  Watch for all of this to unfold like a finely-timed stage performance in a series of “news bombs” that capture everyone’s attention.  In the broadcast media, in public schools and colleges, and on social media it’s going to be “all-‘gay,’ all the time.”      

Look also for an increasingly virulent wave of self-righteous judgmentalism against faithful Christians and the Bible-believing church — the only remaining barrier to “gay” cultural hegemony in America.  This is Satan’s Superbowl and he is in it to win it.  And in the process to cause as much hurt and injury as possible to the opposing team.  I hope I’m wrong, but experience leads me to expect that by the time SCOTUS comes out with its pro-homosexual “marriage” ruling, the metaphorical Superbowl Stadium of Marriage is going to look to the average citizen more like the Roman Coliseum — the stands filled with triumphant advocates of homosexuality cheering the spectacle of Christians being fed to the lions.

Christians have one chance to avoid this grim scenario: by moving the heart and hand of God to intervene on our behalf through prayer.  No human power can defeat the demonic king of this world as he  moves his team onto the field.  I encourage every believer to hold a personal Vigil for Marriage at the Supreme Court or your closest federal courthouse.  Just go there to stand on the public sidewalk to pray and hold a sign as often as you can until the final ruling comes down.  I may see you there.   

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Indiana Meets the Borg

“Resistance is futile.  You will be assimilated.”  That was the message of the Borg to Captain Jon-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise on the television series Star Trek: Next Generation.  The Borg was a conglomerate of species forcibly transformed into cybernetic drones controlled by a hive mind called the Collective.  The Borg grew ever stronger by appropriating and exploiting the assets of whatever new species it encountered as it roamed the universe in pursuit of its insatiable lust for power over the lives of others.  Both individual and corporate victims of the Borg were assimilated into the Collective, losing their identity to the hive mind.

This week, the State of Indiana met the Borg, which on planet earth is spelled LGBT.  Like Captain Picard, the Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, has attempted to reason with Borg and learned that there is no compromise with the Collective.  “Resistance is futile” said Borg drone Tim Cook, the formerly human representative of the now-Collectivist entity Apple Computers.  The refrain was echoed by a chorus of other drones, including some from the newly Borg-acquired National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Interestingly, the Star Trek Borg used a system involving microscopic nanobots to assimilate their prey but the LGBT Borg use media-driven fear-inducing psychological tactics instead (which is exceptionally effective on politicians).  Governor Pence and the Republican Party of Indiana are, of course, being subjected to the assimilation process as we speak.

All kidding aside, whether or not it was intended as such by the Star Trek writers, the Borg collective is a chillingly appropriate metaphor for Cultural Marxism, the driving force of the LGBT movement.  What we know as “political correctness” is simply the “group-think” of the Marxist hive mind.

No existing member of the American Marxist collective is allowed to dissent from the view that homosexuality and related perversions are deserving of legal protection and cultural celebration.  Moreover, any dissent from outside the Collective attracts the entire body of Borg-like drones — like a swarm of hornets — in the single-minded quest to seek and either assimilate or destroy whatever person or entity has been foolish enough to challenge it.

Many Americans are surprised that major companies like Apple, Ebay, PayPal, and Angie’s List are leading the charge against Indiana on behalf of the homosexual movement.  They are shocked that government entities like the State of Connecticut have banned all state-funded travel there.  Wake up, America!  That’s just how the LGBT Borg operates and it‘s getting stronger with every conquest.

The “gays” began assimilating corporations, government agencies and other entities more than twenty years ago.  As a newly minted Christian social activist fighting the homosexual agenda in Oregon and then California I began observing and reporting on the phenomenon in the early 90s.  It was a simple strategy implemented over and over again with machine-like precision.

Remember, first of all, that there no objective criteria for determining whether someone is “gay” —  it’s purely a matter of self-declaration, thus so-called “closeted” homosexual activists can be the perfect “secret agents” for their own cause just by keeping their sexual proclivities hidden from their employers and co-workers.  Many go so far as to marry the opposite-sex to protect themselves from suspicion.  This is such a common phenomenon among homosexual men that there is even a name for the women they use for cover: “Beards.”

In any case, this is their process of taking over an organization:

They begin by getting one of their in-the-closet activists into a hiring position in the targeted organization.  This agent then hires other “closeted” activists for all new openings for strategic positions.  They hire some open homosexuals as well.  Once they have a large enough body of activists inside the organization and in control of key decision-making positions, the openly homosexual members of their group lobby for and receive approval for the creation of a “Gay and Lesbian Employees Association.”  The demand is typically backed by the “closeted” activists as well.

Once this political beachhead had been established, the “gays” begin working to gain control of the organizational culture.  This starts with the adoption of a company anti-discrimination policy based on “sexual orientation,” followed by mandatory “sensitivity training” to indoctrinate all employees with pro-homosexual values and perspectives.  These training sessions serve the dual purpose of identifying dissenters who are then targeted for termination after a sufficient paper trail is created to give the appearance that the termination is performance related.  (As an attorney in California I represented several people who suffered this treatment after vocalizing a pro-family perspective during “gay sensitivity training.”)

Once the LGBT power-block had gained sufficient control, the resources, systems and assets of organization are commandeered to advance the “gay” cause outside of the organization.  Charitable giving is diverted to homosexual organizations, business contracts go to “gay”-owned companies, and community influence and goodwill is directed to the support of “gay” political goals, such as the effort to force Indiana to abandon it’s new religious freedom law.

(The Indiana law, by the way, is not an attack on homosexuals.  It is an effort to protect Christian businesses from deliberate attack by homosexual activists who use state and local anti-discrimination laws as an offensive weapon rather than the defensive shield they were designed to be.)

This relatively simple process is how thousands of American corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, labor unions, sports franchises, media outlets, judicial systems, law enforcement agencies, church denominations and even the Boy Scouts of America have been assimilated by the Collective.

So, America, is resistance to the LGBT Borg futile?  No.  Marxist regimes have been overthrown before.  (And even Jon-Luc Picard eventually defeated his Borg opponents).  I guess the outcome of this battle depends on how much we the not-yet-assimilated want to avoid becoming mindless slaves to the Collective.

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RUSSIA VS. THE LGBT GLOBALISTS: A Climate of Hate and Fear, Part Two.

Whenever and wherever normal people resist the mainstreaming of homosexuality, the LGBT movement and its allies attribute that resistance to “a climate of hate and fear” orchestrated by evil “homophobes” who exploit the prejudices of the ignorant by telling lies about “gay and lesbian people” who “just want equal rights.” They predict a wave a violence against “sexual minorities” and then set out to create their own evidence in support of it, all for the purpose of manipulating public opinion and public officials into the role of “protectors of the innocent.”

Here in America the strategy was first initiated on a small scale with human rights commissions at the local level in the 1970s, then at the state level and finally nationally in conjunction with the current massive leftist campaign to create a constitutional right to “gay marriage” by judicial fiat. Homosexualist Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy famously struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor on the grounds that opposition to homosexual “marriage” was motivated by “animus” (hatred). SCOTUS will likely use the same false logic when it rules for “gay marriage” this summer (absent a miraculous intervention by God).

This dangerous LGBT strategy has now gone global and the target is the Russian Federation.

To those who don’t fully recognize the Machiavellian character of the LGBT movement, or the extent to which the American media (even to an increasing extent FOX News) has become a sort-of “Gay Pravda,” what I’m about to state may seem crazy, but bear with me.

Not that it doesn’t also serve other globalist interests, but I have come to believe that protecting and advancing the LGBT agenda is the primary reason that Barack Obama orchestrated the coup to start a civil war in Ukraine. (See this excellent article on the theme that Obama‘s foreign policy is ideologically-driven, though it doesn‘t specifically address the homosexual agenda: http://us-russia.org/2934-stratfors-george-friedman-and-realism-in-american-foreign-policy.html.)

We were reminded this week that the LGBT agenda is a “core value” of the Obama administration when he appointed the first ever U.S. global envoy for “gay rights” http://news.yahoo.com/us-names-first-envoy-gay-rights-211447354.html. He had previously tasked the State Department to make the LGBT agenda a top priority of US policy abroad. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen2/12a/obama_memo_120611/index.html

To the Obama administration this is, literally, again literally, what is meant by “American values,” though most people don’t grasp this and still translate the phrase to something benign and wholesome such as “Mom and Apple Pie” or the like. TO BO, core values are not freedom of speech — that’s clearly trumped by “gay rights” in his world. Nor economic freedom — you can’t run a business that refuses to bake cakes, take photos, or provide flowers for “gay weddings.” Core American values to Obama are publicly celebrated sodomy and doctor-assisted transsexual self-mutilation.

In this commitment to “gay rights” BO is joined by and represents an ideological cartel of global elitists who have cooperated together to force it upon the world. More on that in a later essay.

The Russian anti-propaganda law, passed June 11, 2013, was the first truly effective international counter-measure since the “gay” agenda went global around the turn of the millennium. Typically, the “gays” characterized the law as hateful and an incitement to violence, but in doing so they revealed that propagandizing children is part of their agenda, since the law simply classifies “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships” as material that cannot be distributed among minors and commands the government to protect children from it. http://www.article19.org/data/files/medialibrary/37129/13-06-27-russia-LA.pdf

Just after the passage of this law Barack Obama did an about-face on the “reset” policy (in which Russia had been recognized as an equal partner in the world community) and instead began reviving cold-war rhetoric.

During the Sochi Olympics of February 2014, BO tried to steer Russia back into line through the usual media-driven pressure tactics (which don’t work on Russians who endured worse under the Soviets). http://www.scottlively.net/2014/02/22/pro-russian-press-conference/

When that didn’t work BO started the civil war in Ukraine to force Russia into its current no-win scenario there. US diplomats were caught red-handed in the early stages of this regime change: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/06/victoria-nuland-eu_n_4740004.html.
Nuland said “F*** the EU,” because it resisted the plan for forced Ukraine regime change as inimical to it’s business interests but (in my view) the US didn‘t care because it‘s interests were ideological and punitive.

BO knew, of course, that Ukraine to the Russians was the strategic equivalent of Cuba, or even Hawaii, to the US and they could never simply acquiesce to the transfer of their most critical warm-water port in Crimea and oil interests in the east to a hostile US-controlled regime.

The Russians were deliberately pushed into a situation where they could be portrayed as bullies — rather like the way a couple of “gay” activists set up the conservative State of Texas as aggressors. They (allegedly) orchestrated their own arrest for sodomy so they could portray themselves as victims to a Supreme Court majority (led by Kennedy again) looking for a chance to strike down the anti-sodomy laws. Thus we got the 2003 Lawrence v Texas ruling, which was used as the “moral impetus” for the first “gay marriage” law in Massachusetts in 2004.

Texas wasn’t breaking down anyone’s door to enforce its sodomy law (any more than the Russians were aggressing against Ukrainians before the US coup) but was pushed into doing so by LGBT agents provocateur. No one produces better agents provocateur than the LGBT movement, which has presumably been well represented in the US intelligence agencies since Bill Clinton lifted the ban on top-secret security clearance for “gays” in 1992.

After the Ukraine coup d’etat, BO and his media stooges then joined with anti-family GOP snake-in-the-grass John McCain and his fellow neo-cons (and their media stooges) in a relentless campaign of war propaganda on the theme that Russia is intent on reconstructing the evil Soviet empire. In just over a year Obama and McCain et al, have turned Russia into a pariah state in the view of the US and EU sheeple, based on nothing but disingenuous portrayals of the Ukraine crisis and unsupported fear-mongering that Russia intends military adventures against the Baltic states.

Incidentally, John McCain’s former chief strategist, Steve Schmidt, was hired in 2013 by the ACLU “to build GOP support in the states for legislation to make gay marriage legal” http://www.politico.com/playbook/0613/playbook11032.html.

And while we’re on the subject of Republicans, don’t believe for a second that the GOP establishment is not kowtowing to “gay rights” behind the scenes just as much as the Dems do it openly. Even under ostensibly pro-family George W. Bush the State Department was pushing the homosexual agenda around the world. I personally confronted the diplomatic staff at the US embassy in Riga, Latvia in 2007 for helping to organize a “Gay Pride” parade in defiance of an overwhelming pro-family majority in that conservative nation.

Apparently deciding it’s now time to stop hiding their homophilia, Bush dynasty heir apparent Jeb just hired a top LGBT activist as his communications director http://stevedeace.com/news/bush-hires-one-of-d-c-s-30-most-influencial-homosexuals-as-communications-director/

And here’s another bombshell that missed the conservative media. The Human Rights Campaign effort to characterize American pro-family activism in foreign countries as fostering “hate and fear” (an effort which labels me Public Enemy #1) was funded by GOP mega-donors Paul Singer and Daniel Loeb http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/11/06/controversy-over-hrcs-international-push-paul-singer/

Back to Russia. Recently I was interviewed by the BBC for a documentary the producers said was about “the global culture war.” However, the interview focused heavily on my reaction to the reports of — Surprise! — an alleged increase in “anti-gay” violence in countries that have passed laws against homosexuality” particularly Russia and Uganda These reports (which they never showed actually showed me) were allegedly prepared by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the United Nations, and Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), bastions of impartiality all. (Btw, SMUG is suing me for “Crimes Against Humanity” for preaching against homosexuality in their country). http://www.scottlively.net/2012/06/28/my-analysis-of-the-smug-lawsuit/

This brings us back full circle to the theme of this essay. I told the BBC interviewer that I did not view any of these sources as trustworthy on the issue of homosexuality and cited the Matthew Shepard and David Kato murders as evidence. Indeed, I had already accused Human Rights Watch of indulging in pro-“gay” propaganda in their first video purporting to show Russian anti-gay violence (released to coincide with the Olympics), where I exposed the LGBT movement’s fraud in their characterizations of the Shepard and Kato incidents: http://www.scottlively.net/2014/02/10/the-anti-russian-human-rights-watch-video-is-a-hoax/

So here’s the moment of truth for pro-family analysts and advocates. Do you really grasp the extent to which LGBT leaders and activists will go to serve their own interests? You’ve seen what they do at the street level, against Christian businesses, etc. What would that deviltry look like on an international level, if, say, the President of the United States were a “gay” activist?

In August of 2013 I sent a open letter to President Putin, thanking him for signing the anti-propaganda law. In it I warned him “not to assume that you have fully solved the problem by the enactment of this law. The battle to protect your society from homosexualization has only just begun, and you may be surprised to discover in the coming months and years just how aggressively many world leaders will work to try to intimidate and coerce you to capitulate to homosexualist demands.” http://www.scottlively.net/2013/08/30/an-open-letter-to-president-vladimir-putin/

Regardless of where one stands on Ukraine or Vladimir Putin, just for a moment consider where the pro-family movement would be if it hadn’t been for the Ukraine coup. Russia would still be (relatively speaking) a respected member of the international community offering an alternative, genuinely pro-family model for social policy. There would likely be at least a half-dozen nations which would have adopted the anti-propaganda law for themselves (with many more considering it) and there would be a healthy international debate raging on pro-family vs LGBT visions for the future. I believe the tide would probably have begun to turn in our favor, at least on the global scene, if not yet in the US or EU.

Is it really so far-fetched to believe that morally wicked, Imperialistic, Alinsky-ite Obama (credibly alleged to be a homosexual himself) started the Ukrainian civil war to punish Russia for opposing the “core value” of America, the priority of his State Department? Or (more importantly to the “gays”) to prevent the Russians from leading a pro-family counter-revolution in the world?

Are you as a pro-family conservative really going to accept the word of Barack Obama, John McCain and the mainstream media that Russia is the bad guy in this story? If you do, you really don’t know your enemy — and I’m not talking about Putin.

Next time you hear the implication that Russia has created “a climate of hate and fear” in Ukraine, Russia or anywhere else, just remember whose go-to strategy this is for smearing its opponents and how deeply they are entrenched in the media, the White House and now the GOP establishment as well.

 

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‘Gay Marriage’ and the Beginning of Sorrows

Absent a miracle from God or unprecedented massive wave of popular protest by America’s Christians (which would be a miracle in itself), the United States Supreme Court will declare a constitutional right to “gay marriage” by judicial fiat sometime this year. Justice Ginsberg (who along with Justice Kagan has actually performed same sex “wedding” ceremonies and should but won’t recuse herself) warned the left just before the Windsor decision (in thinly veiled comments about Roe v Wade), that her pro-homosexuality majority was not going to go that far in striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, though the result that all wanted would come in due time.

Her Cultural Marxist pals at the grassroots and in the federal judiciary then waged a campaign to “legalize” homosexual unions by systematically striking down voter-established state DOMAs over the next eighteen months, beginning with the most conservative states. The plan was to engender a sense of resignation in the public so that the upcoming “gay marriage” ruling would not so shock the nation that the common people would revolt against it like they did (and still do) against Roe v Wade.

The fact that SCOTUS has now taken up the issue (with oral arguments set for April) means that the leftist majority on the court believe the time is at hand to finish the job.

Spiritually speaking, the official endorsement of “gay marriage” by the most powerful and influential nation on earth, and more importantly the only nation in the history of the world (other than ancient Israel) to be established on a Biblical foundation, is an act of rebellion against God not seen since Noah’s Flood. Indeed, the ancient Hebrew rabbis taught that “same-sex and bestial marriages” were the final insult to God that triggered the great flood (Talmud, Genesis Rabbah 26:5:4). And Jesus alluded to this when he warned that in the time leading to His return, wicked people would be “marrying and giving in marriage” “as in the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:38), when “every intent of the thoughts of [their] heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

The only incidents in Biblical history that come close to that level of wrath are Sodom’s rebellion in Genesis 19 (ending in a rain of fire and brimstone), and the extermination of the Canaanites for committing (on a grand scale for many generations) the sins listed in Leviticus 18 (essentially incest, child sacrifice, homosexuality and bestiality). Importantly, though homosexuality was a central factor in both of these acts of God’s wrath, widespread, socially-celebrated “gay marriage” was not seen in either case, nor even in the secular history of the final debauched days of the Greeks or Romans. Our present time is truly, and uniquely “like the days of Noah.”

Blood Moons, Jubilee, and Tribulation

“Coincidentally,” prophecy-oriented Christians have been intently focused on the year 2015 for several years now. The current Shemitah, a seven-year cycle of prophetic timekeeping kept by the Hebrews since first outlined by Moses in Leviticus 25, ends in mid-September 2015, when many believe the next (perhaps last) of the 50th-year Jubilee celebrations begins. This timetable corresponds with a prophecy about the last days given by Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel in 1215AD, most of which has already been fulfilled to the letter. http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/12th-century-rabbi-predicted-israels-future/#!

And 2015 is the second and final year of the dramatic “tetrad“ of four lunar eclipses (called “blood moons” in scripture) that fall precisely on the Hebrew feasts days (which are outlined in Leviticus 23). Such tetrads are extremely rare and have occurred roughly in conjunction with the most monumental of events in Hebrew history. For example, the only two tetrads of the past 500 years coincided with the establishment of Israel as a nation in 1948 and the 1967 return of full control of Jerusalem to Jewish hands for the first time since the Roman expulsion of all Hebrews in 135BC.

Perhaps unique in all of history, during this tetrad a corresponding pair of solar eclipses (considered an ill omen for the Gentile world) will fall precisely on the two New Years days in the Hebrew calendar in 2015. http://redmoonrapture.com/2014-2015.html

News reports state that the “gay marriage” case will be officially filed in “late March.” The first of the solar eclipses will occur on March 20th, followed by the third of the four “blood moons” on April 4th. The “gay marriage” ruling by the court is expected to come down sometime in mid-2015.

I expect some sort of severe judgment to fall on America in conjunction with this process.

Clearly homosexuality is not the only factor that will trigger the wrath of God. America bears the blood guilt of over 50 million unborn babies who have been slaughtered over the past half-century, a modern parallel to what God warned against in Leviticus 18:22. And we have broken the foremost commandment of the Decalogue and officially set other gods before Him through SCOTUS rulings in Everson v Board of Education (1947) and Torcaso v Watkins (1961), setting secular humanist government above God “and every so-called god or object of worship” (2 Thessalonians 2:4) in the policy we call colloquially “religious pluralism.” Obama’s hostility to Israel probably factors in as well.

IF the speculations about the blood moon tetrad and the timing of the Jubilee are accurate, America will not stand alone in judgment. The coming calamity will almost certainly be a part of some larger act of God’s punishment on the entire world, most likely the Great Tribulation prophesied by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21).

There are various beliefs about the sequence of end time events in Jesus’ prophecy, but a natural reading of it suggests a simple chronology that starts with “the beginning of sorrows” (birth pangs), after which a seven-year tribulation begins, bifurcated by the unmasking of the Antichrist after 3 ½ years. The “beginning of sorrows” is the time of the infamous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6), described in the Olivet Discourse as false Christianity (the white horse), wars and rumors of wars (the red horse), famine and pestilence (the black horse) and death (the pale horse).

What would the “beginning of sorrows” look like if it were to unfold in 2015? (Let me be clear this is purely an educated guess. I am not claiming divine revelation).

In my view the white horse is best exemplified by the phenomenon of “gay theology,” the heresy of our age, advanced by a growing army of self-righteous political activists claiming to represent Christ in a campaign to declare good evil and evil good. They and their unique brand of apostasy are clearly described in the last-days prophecy of 2 Peter 2:1-10, which specifically invokes Sodom and warns in part that “[m]any will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned.” Importantly, like the LGBT movement today, the rider of the white horse in Revelation 6 (symbolic of the Antichrist who is still masked and unrecognized at this stage) holds aloft a “bow” (rainbow), the misappropriated symbol of the presence and authority of God (Ezekiel 1:28, Revelation 4:3).

I would expect the white horse to be unleashed very soon in coordination with the “gay marriage” battle, generating a wave of apostasy far beyond anything we have seen thus far in the culture war. It would not be an exclusively American phenomenon, but a global campaign pushing some version of “gay theology” while proclaiming the dawn of a new era of Christianity (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). Remember, the end-time Antichrist is the ultimate Luciferian deceiver, an Angel of Light, and only the elect will recognize what is actually unfolding (Matthew 24:24) — the rest, even many who claim Christ, will embrace the heresy (as is already occurring on a smaller scale).

The red horse is war, and I would expect to see the outbreak of major regional if not world war soon as well, almost certainly involving Israel and various Moslem nations, backed by various allies. There are any number of plausible scenarios based on current tensions around the world.

The war would trigger a global economic meltdown and varying degrees of collapse of the financial and political infrastructure of the nations of the world, ushering in the black horse: famine and pestilence. There would be social chaos on an unprecedented scale, resulting in the breakdown of civil order, farm and factory supply chains, medical care and sanitation.

The pale horse represents the massive harvest of the grim reaper as potentially millions of human beings are killed by war, starvation, disease, unchecked sectarian violence, ethnic cleansing, and a series of earthquakes and natural disasters.

The Rise of a False Savior

After weeks or months of global chaos, when the nations are sufficiently broken and the peoples of the world desperate for a return to order, a hero will step upon the world stage to end the crisis. In the human context he will secretly represent the globalist elites who have planned and prepared for this opportunity to impose a new world order: a new global government with a new economic system.

In the spiritual context he will be enacting a Satanic plot to usurp the role and identity of the Messiah and gain the adulation of the world.

Wielding great military power this self-aggrandizing human savior will force an end to war and impose a secular humanist paradigm and religious pluralism as a remedy to the various forms of “discrimination” which he will blame for the world crisis. Everyone will be given the choice (at first) to join the new order and gain immediate integration into its cradle-to-grave socialistic bounty. “Just sign this oath to reject and renounce all divisive and discriminatory beliefs and “supremacist” theologies,” he would say, “and take this mark of membership on your hand to receive free food, housing and medicine and all other benefits under our enlightened new order of tolerance and inclusiveness.”

Who would not rush to accept such relief after such a season of horror? Who would not offer heartfelt fealty to the one who provided it? — Only those willing to choose continued suffering and deprivation rather than to “take the mark” and renounce their faith.

In this speculative scenario of mine, the date on or around which this false messiah would emerge is Yom Kippur, September 23, 2015, the first day of the Jubilee — the day/year of liberation. Just as Christ began His earthy ministry by declaring the Jubilee in Luke 4:17-21, the false messiah would do the same, but in modern terms: “I hereby declare a global Jubilee of all debts, both public and private,” he would proclaim, “We are wiping the slate clean to start over on a foundation of social justice and cooperation.” He would not yet be exposed to the world as the Antichrist, but the Biblically literate would recognize him.

The fifth stage of the end-time chronology is persecution of the believers (Matthew 24:9), who, in this scenario, would be characterized as “black marketers” who refuse to support the new economic system and are thus blamed for its many inadequacies and hated by its adherents. Even as the rest of the world lauds its “savior” and embraces his government, the Christian believers (and Torah-faithful Jews) would be increasingly reviled and hunted.

Under the Antichrist kingdom, Jerusalem (the center of the universe for prophecy study) is described in Revelation 11:8 as “mystically called Sodom and Eqypt,” implying in part that both homosexuality and pantheism (religious pluralism) define its culture.

I don’t think there is any question, Biblically, that the cultural celebration of “gay marriage” portends judgment from God. The only real question in my mind is whether it truly signals the imminent “beginning of sorrows” or is just another step in the path leading to God’s wrath at a later time. God is long-suffering, even to the most wicked of societies and He does not act until their iniquity is “full” (Genesis 15:16).

If we are on the verge of “birth pangs” we will likely know it by Passover, but in either case we should brace for serious judgment on the United States in the form of natural and/or man-made disaster if the Supreme Court established sodomy as a basis for marriage under our constitution.

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Lively to Journalists: Stop Using “Anti-Gay” Slur

Letter to The Republican

Dr. Scott Lively
Ctescottlively@gmail.com

RE: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/02/anti-lgbt_scott_lively_reporte.html

Lively to Journalists: Stop Using “Anti-Gay” Slur

Journalistic professionalism in America has declined apace with the print media industry itself, but Springfield’s sole daily newspaper has fallen further than most. News and editorials are supposed to be separate departments, but The Republican routinely editorializes in its news stories about me, and usually doesn’t even disguise its contempt.

The Republican is within its rights to adhere to leftist social values on the editorial page, but the news page is supposed to offer impartial fact-reporting for its readers to analyze and interpret for themselves. Instead, The Republican’s stories about me are often peppered with conclusory statements from a decidedly leftist perspective and deliberately poison the well against me by citing only facts that bolster the accusations of my opponents — even though I have a long history of doing good works in Springfield that have benefited the city.

Most irritating and misleading is that all or most of the stories identify me (often in the title) as “anti-gay pastor,” as if that were some sort of professional title rather than an editorial comment. I strongly object to that characterization, which deliberately misrepresents my opposition to the mainstreaming of homosexual conduct as hatred of homosexual persons.

The term “anti-gay” effectively mistranslates the pro-family motto “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin,” into “Hate the Sinner because of the Sin.” As such it is not an honest descriptor but a slur, and its use by the media is an act of complicity in a dishonest and manipulative LGBT political tactic. Much of what the public falsely believes they know about my views and actions in the culture war is the fruit of this tactic and similar manipulative spin by pro-”gay” journalists throughout the industry.

I am asking The Republican to stop using the term “anti-gay” in news stories entirely, but especially in stories about me. “Pro-family” would be best, but if you insist on framing my position in the negative, use “Anti-homosexuality.” Both of those are factual and accurate, in contrast to the slur, “anti-gay.” You clearly don’t agree with me that people can and should “love the sinner, hate the sin” but you have no right to inject your opinion into the news as if it were fact.

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A Climate of Hate and Fear: Part One: Exposing a Dangerous LGBT Strategy

All disapproval of homosexuality leads inevitably to hatred, violence, murder and eventually genocide of homosexuals. That’s the unstated premise of all LGBT rhetoric and policy goals and the source of their astonishing and relentless political passion. It is the reason why, for example, “gay” anti-bulling policies require all schoolchildren to be brainwashed to believe that homosexuality is good and normal instead of simply teaching children to respect others despite their differences. And why LGBT activists are pathologically incapable of articulating any objective standard to differentiate “homophobia” from “non-homophobic criticism of homosexuality” (try getting one to do it on the record sometime).

The belief that disapproval leads inevitably to genocide isn’t rational, obviously. It is a paranoid delusion — but one that is mutually shared and reinforced by the leaders and activists of the LGBT community, driving them with such desperate urgency that they vehemently attack any person who dares even to whisper, for example, that marriage is for one man and one woman. From Anita Bryant in the 1970s to Phil Robertson in 2014, any public figure who criticizes so-called “gay rights“ is targeted for personal destruction by LGBT bullies.

In the culture war over homosexuality the LGBT movement is always at work to sell the unstated “disapproval = genocide” narrative by attributing all public resistance to their political agenda to “a climate of hate and fear.” In this strategy, people who oppose them are either intentional haters harboring genocidal intent, or potentially dangerous dupes who have succumbed to the climate of hate and fear created by the evil ones. There is no third category. No legitimate opposition to homosexuality can be admitted, because (in their logic) all disapproval strengthens the evil ones who must be stopped at all costs.

To sell their narrative, the LGBT activists and their allies in media, academia and government, create various forms of “human rights” monitoring organizations whenever and wherever organized opposition to their agenda emerges. They then work together with street activists and political operatives in that community, state or nation to “prove” by fraudulent manipulation of data, that a “climate of hate and fear” has caused increased violence against homosexuals in that jurisdiction.

These “human rights” organizations then use these “official” reports to 1) generate public sympathy for homosexuals as innocent victims of irrational prejudice, 2) smear the leaders of their opposition as haters who want homosexual to be harmed, and 3) to lobby public officials for anti-discrimination laws. In their minds, the end of “protecting” homosexuals justifies their deliberate deception of the public.

It is a highly effective strategy and very difficult to fight, especially if (perhaps more accurately “when”) the “watchdog” media in that jurisdiction is actually a “lapdog” for the LGBT movement. Most “human rights” abuses reported in these campaigns are self-reported but the media never seems to ask whether or to what extent the political self-interest of the self-reporting “victims” invalidates the data.

How could such data not be tainted when the self-reporters are convinced that “homophobia” will kill them if is not stamped out in society? Are homosexuals and homosexualists as a group so scrupulously honest that we can trust them not to manipulate statistics to their political advantage?

No. On the contrary, the enormous propensity for fraud in the LGBT community has been well established and documented. The most outrageous “hate crime” hoaxes in recent years in the United States have nearly all been perpetrated by homosexuals. I have documented some of them here: http://www.defendthefamily.com/pfrc/newsarchives.php?topic=21

Perhaps the best example of LGBT fraud regards it’s most famous “victim” Matthew Shepard. His horrific murder was used as a justification and impetus for a federal hate crimes law, “The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Act,” and a nationwide pro-homosexual propaganda campaign for public school children, “The Laramie Project.” After the LGBT movement had exploited Shepards’s death for over ten years as a warning against “homophobic” bigotry, a “gay” journalist finally exposed the crime as an incident of “gay” on “”gay” violence. http://www.scottlively.net/2014/02/10/the-anti-russian-human-rights-watch-video-is-a-hoax/

As the person most often blamed for creating a climate of hate and fear” around the world http://www.scottlively.net/2014/09/17/hrc-has-targeted-me-for-murder/
And one who has been a victim of LGBT “hate crimes” hoaxes

http://www.scottlively.net/2014/05/06/gays-smear-pastor-lively-and-afa-with-horrific-murder-hoax/

As well as a victim of LGBT hate crimes http://www.scottlively.net/2014/04/07/pink-brick-award/
I have a personal interest in exposing this insidious LGBT strategy as a fraud, but my purpose is to alert pro-family advocates.

To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Never trust the reporting of “human rights” organizations on the issue of “gay rights,” no matter who they are, or who they are blaming. Always challenge the use of such reports by media, government or activists. Always remind people that no such studies can be considered trustworthy unless they are prepared by organizations which are genuinely neutral on the question of so-called “gay rights” and which have thoroughly and honestly addressed the problems of self-interested self-reporters, “hate crimes” hoaxes, and “gay” on “gay” violence in their analysis.

 

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In 2015 Silence Equals Death to Marriage

The US Supreme Court has taken on so-called “gay” marriage this session and is certain to declare it a constitutional right UNLESS the people prove by unequivocal speech and action that they don’t want it.

Pro-family citizens need to face the facts.  The swing vote on the court is still homosexualist Anthony Kennedy who has written every pro-homosexual majority opinion on  “gay rights” for the past 20 years.  In the first of these, Romer v Evans (1996), he stunningly declared that Colorado’s Amendment 2, which said homosexual conduct did not qualify a person for minority status in civil rights law, did not even rise to the level of a “legitimate state interest,” and therefore none of the normal analysis of its legal reasoning need be performed.

In Lawrence v Texas (2003), the challenge to the Texas anti-sodomy law, Kennedy stated that he could have ruled against the law narrowly, but instead ruled broadly to overturn Bower v Hardwick  (1986) which had recognized the right of states to regulate sexual conduct in the public interest.   His motive, he said, was to remove the “stigma” against homosexuality in America, declaring that public morality is not a legitimate basis for law.

The ruling on Lawrence was heralded by the left as an endorsement of “gay” marriage and within months then-Governor Mitt Romney surrendered without a fight, siding with a activist homosexualist judge and declaring homosexual marriage to be a fait accompli in Massachusetts.

Importantly, in Lawrence, Kennedy invoked the European Court of Human Rights as a legal authority.  The global “elites” dream of a one-world government and sexual perversion is a tool of it’s implementation.  It is the age-old strategy of Balaam who used illicit sexuality to turn the Israelites away from God to make them easier to subdue (Numbers 23-25).  “Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned,” warned the Apostle Peter (2 Peter 2).

In U.S. v Windsor (2013), which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act at the federal level, Kennedy wrote  “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.”

The Roe v Wade of Sodomy

Just before the Windsor ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg delivered a highly revealing  speech at the University of Chicago Law School, saying that Roe was decided too soon: “my concern [was] that the court had given opponents of access to abortion a target to aim at relentlessly…[and] stopped the momentum that was on the side of change.”

The real purpose of that speech, in my view, was to signal to the political left that the Supremes were not going to declare a constitutional right to homosexual marriage in the Windsor decision as many expected.  Instead, they would “put their stamp on the side of change and let that change develop in the political process.”

Ginsberg deviously misrepresented the “elites’” plans because the change that followed Windsor was not by the political process but through the rulings of fellow homosexualist federal judges which began systematically invalidating state DOMAs, starting with the most conservative states.  As always, the strategy of the cultural Marxists is to create the sense in the public of the inevitability of the success of their agenda  — “the tide of history,” etc..

But Ginsberg’s speech also provided the clue to their main weakness — the presence of an active remnant of vocal opponents who do not accept the inevitability of “gay marriage.”  Our one chance to prevent the death of marriage is to convince SCOTUS that their ruling will become the Roe v Wade of sodomy.  That means we need to start fighting now.

The first line of attack is to demand the recusal of both Ginsberg and Kagan, who have performed “gay wedding” ceremonies, thus invalidating their claim to impartiality, which is a prerequisite to sitting as jurists on any matter.   We need a continual presence in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts in every state demanding that Ginsberg and Kagan recuse themselves.  A demand for recusal must be on the lips of every pro-family activist in America and a constant refrain on talk shows, social media and letters to the editor.

And if they fail to recuse themselves and by their votes establish a majority opinion “legalizing” homosexual marriage we must declare the ruling invalid and refuse to recognize it.

This article has a political tone, but the threat we face is primarily spiritual.  Homosexual “marriage” represents the defeat of Biblical truth in America and the church must not sit silently by and acquiesce to it.  In 2015 silence equals death to marriage, and by extension to Christian civilization.

Let’s not let that happen.  If you share the Biblical worldview it is time to get out of the pews and into the streets.

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The Forgotten Last Days Warning about Homosexuality in the Bible

Downloadable PDF of this article: Forgotten Last Days Warning About Homosexuality in the Bible 
Summary of this article in brochure form: http://www.scottlively.net/2014/08/19/an-open-letter-to-christian-leaders-in-america/
 
NOT just another sin…
 

A dangerous modern heresy called “gay theology” is infiltrating the Christian church at an alarming pace.  Many believers, fearful of being called “haters,” are trivializing the threat by calling homosexuality “just another sin.”  But from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible teaches that homosexuality is NOT “just another sin.”  It is a symbol of extreme rebellion against God and harbinger of His wrath.

But more than that, when the key Biblical references to homosexuality are taken together and laid out in chronological order, they reveal a stark and sobering warning to the church about the last days culture of apostasy before the return of Christ.  Specifically, the emergence of widespread homosexuality and its celebration by the world is designed to test the faithfulness of the church to God’s Word.  It is, in a sense, a “dress rehearsal” for the Mark of the Beast, as indeed “sexual orientation” laws in parts of our economy today prohibit “buying or selling” without first accepting the normalcy of homosexuality as a precondition — eerily foreshadowing the consequence of resisting the Antichrist in Revelation 13:17.

Courage in defending the Bible regarding homosexuality is certainly not a “salvation issue,” which fact helps the timid rationalize their avoidance of the issue.  Yet this is precisely why it serves God’s purpose as a litmus-test.

He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much” (Luke 16:10). 

If a Christian is unable to remain faithful to Biblical truth when all he will suffer is the disapproval of the world or the loss of a job, how can he be expected to stand with Christ when the cost is his life? (Revelation 12:11).  As Jeremiah 12:5 puts it

If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?”

As we proceed to assemble in sequence the individual components God’s unmistakable warning about homosexuality in the light of current events and present day church compromises, the words of Jesus ring with special significance:   “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).

The “One Flesh” Paradigm: God’s Exclusive Standard for Sexuality and the Model for His Relationship with Mankind

In Genesis 1:27 & 2:24 God sets forth the exclusive “one flesh” paradigm for human sexuality: the lifelong, faithful union of one man and one woman created in His image for procreation.  “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them“ (1:27).

This male/female complimentarity, consummated in marriage, reflects the very relationship of God and Man, as the Apostle Paul explains in Ephesians 5, citing Genesis 2:24.

 ” Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it: That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.’ This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”
 

All sex outside of marriage is thus wrong and harmful — spiritually equivalent to worshipping false gods — as in fact God condemns as “adultery” all idolatry by His people. [1]

[Footnote 1: The Book of Hosea is especially instructive to this teaching, as the two “Houses” of the divided Hebrew kingdom, Judea and Israel, are portrayed as wives of God, condemned as adulterers for worship of false gods.]

Sexual Sin is Especially Grievous in the Eyes of God Because it Defiles Both His Image In Us and His Relationship With Us.

The teaching of Leviticus 18, which we will address shortly, makes clear God’s perspective of sexual sin as the most destructive to human society and our relationship to Him.  It is important to highlight this fact before we proceed to examine the lessons of Genesis 6-19.

As Paul explains “Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:18-19).  Every human body was created to be a temple of the Holy Spirit!  Through Christ, the bodies of the elect are cleansed and made inhabitable by Him, but even the unsaved were created for this same purpose.

Jesus summarized the Mosaic laws with two commandments: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Humans tend to measure the gravity of sins based on the second commandment, and thus we think of murder, or perhaps genocide, as the worst of sins. But from God’s perspective, the worst human sins are violations of the first commandment.  “You shall have no other gods before me” tops the Decalogue, and its violation is certainly the greatest of all possible sins, but sexual sins are uniquely grievous in that they violate both the first and second commandments simultaneously.

Homosexuality and Bestiality are the Most Harshly Condemned of All Sexual Sins Because They Deviate the Furthest from the One-Flesh Paradigm.

Genesis 6-9:  After the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and 1000 years of increasing sin by their descendents, God pours out His wrath in the form of a global flood which the ancient Hebrew rabbis taught was triggered by homosexual and bestial “marriages” (Talmud, Genesis Rabbah 26:5:4).

The ancient scholars of Hebrew who wrote the Talmud stated expressly what Jesus Himself merely alluded to when He warned that in the time leading to His return, wicked people would be “marrying and giving in marriage” “as in the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:38), when “every intent of the thoughts of [their] heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

The main points here are that homosexuality in the Bible is equated with bestiality and that the human celebration of marriages based on these sexual perversions represented the final insult to God triggering Noah’s Flood.

The common law crime of sodomy is still on the books (though not enforced) in several U.S. States including Massachusetts. [2] It does not emphasize specific sexual acts (eg oral or anal sex) as in modern statutory law, but prohibits two types of sexual relationships: those between people of the same gender and those with animals, reflecting this same correlation in the Bible.   President Thomas Jefferson addressed this crime in his restatement of the common law and observed that of the two forms, homosexuality was the greater threat to society. [3]

[Footnote 2: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 272, Crimes Against Chastity, Morality, Decency and Good Order, Section 34, Crime against nature: “Whoever commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or with a beast, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years.” ]
[Footnote 3: Paragraph 25. H. 8. C. 6. Buggery is twofold. 1. With mankind, 2. With beasts. Buggery is the Genus, of which Sodomy and Bestiality, are the species. 12. Co. 37. Says, “note that Sodomy is with mankind.” But Finch’s L. B. 3. c. 24. “Sodomiary is a carnal copulation against nature, to wit, of man or woman in the same sex, or of either of them with beasts.” 12. Co. 36. Says, “it appears by the ancient authorities of the law that this was felony.” Yet the 25. H. 8. Declares it felony, as if supposed not the be so…. B. Fleta, L. i. c. 37. says, “pecorantes et Sodomitae in terra vivi confodiantur.” The Mirror makes it treason. Bestiality can never make any progress; it cannot therefore be injurious to society in any great degree, which is the true measure of criminality in foro civili, and will ever be properly and severely punished, by universal derision. It may, therefore, be omitted. It was anciently punished with death, as it has been latterly. Ll. Aelfrid. 31. and 25. H. 8. c. 6. see Beccaria. Paragraph 31. Montesq.” Peterson, Merrill D. “Crimes and Punishments” Thomas Jefferson: Writings Public Papers (Literary Classics of the United States, Inc. 1984) pp. 355, 356.]

God’s Symbol of Promise Becomes a Harbinger of Wrath by Fire

Genesis 9:13  After the flood, God creates the “bow” (rainbow) as the symbol of His authority over the earth, specifically identified with His role as Judge of the Earth.  With this symbol He promises never again to destroy the earth by flood (Genesis 9:15), knowing that He will bring a final destruction in the last days by fire:

“[L]ong ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly” (2 Peter 3:5-7).
 

The rainbow is intimately associated with the person and power of God.   “As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD” reads Ezekiel 1:28, and a rainbow emanates from His throne in heaven (Revelation 4:3).

It is not mere “coincidence” that the modern “gay” movement, so hostile to Biblical Christianity, has hijacked the symbol of the rainbow for itself.  It is a hallmark of the Antichrist spirit to claim God’s throne for itself ((2 Thessalonians 2:4)

The Culture of Perversion Survives the Flood and Reemerges in the Post-Flood World

Genesis 9:22-25  Corrupted by the pre-flood homosexual culture, Noah’s son Ham passes it to his son Canaan, who sexually molests his grandfather.

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan

To “uncover nakedness” is a Biblical idiom for sexual intercourse.  “None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD” states Leviticus 18:6.

The Genesis passage has been interpreted some to mean that Ham had sex with Noah’s wife, producing Canaan by incest, a conclusion bolstered by Leviticus 20:11: “The man that lies with his father’s wife, has uncovered his father’s nakedness.”  Alternately, the sin is interpreted to be the homosexual molestation of Noah by Canaan.  We have chosen the latter interpretation, partly because this was the conclusion of Hebrew scholars of their own language,[4]  but primarily because it more closely aligns with the pattern of conduct we have exposed in this study, and thus seems more plausible.

[Footnote 4: In Call of the Torah, Rabbi Elie Munk interprets the sin against Noah as “an act of pederasty” (p. 220).]

Having been banished for his sin, Canaan and his descendants then brazenly colonize what we know today as the Holy Land and introduce ritual demon worship involving child sacrifice and sexual perversion (Lev.18, esp. 22-24).  They also establish the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 10:19-20).

Again, the goal of the Antichrist spirit is to appropriate and defile what is most precious to God.  We are of the view that the Holy Land of Israel is the same territory as the Land of Eden, and that Jerusalem is the site of the Garden of Eden.  If so, this would explain why evil Canaan would take possession of this particular land of all the places on the earth he could have chosen.

As Sexual Perversion Increases in the Post-Flood World, God Provides a Glimpse of the Wrath to Come, Triggered by the Homosexual Sin of Sodom

In Genesis 19, God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone, foreshadowing the last-days destruction of the earth (2 Peter 2:6, Jude 1:7).  The final insult to God is the attempted homosexual rape of the two angelic witnesses whom He sent to Sodom to confirm its wickedness (Gen 19:4-5).

Importantly, the incineration of Sodom and Gomorrah is completely unique in Biblical history.  God’s intentional association of homosexuality with the outpouring of His wrath by fire is absolutely unmistakable, as is His warning that it was simply a preview of the last days.

He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter” (2 Peter 2:6).

Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire” (Jude 1:7).

 Widespread Sexual Perversion So Defiles the Land that God Employs Genocide to Cleanse it

In Leviticus 18, God identifies incest, homosexuality and bestiality as the sins which cause the land to “vomit out its inhabitants” (v25).  Even in this dark context homosexuality is singled out for special condemnation as “an abomination” (v.22).

In what is probably the most challenging Biblical passage of all, Deuteronomy 20:16-18, God tells the Hebrew people to completely wipe out the Canaanite inhabitants of the Holy Land.  His explanation why is detailed in Leviticus 18:24-30.

Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled. ‘For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants. ‘But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled); so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you. ‘For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people. ‘Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am the LORD your God.’
 

It is certainly not within our right to judge God.  We can only rest in the assurance that, by definition, whatever God does is justified.  Importantly, however, his use of genocide to punish sexual perversion is instructive as to His perspective of the relative gravity of human sins, as is His admonition not to tolerate these forms of sexual conduct by any persons in the society, even “the sojourner among you.”

Of course, this does not condone hatred or violence against homosexuals.  To quote from one of my recent articles:

“Under the New Covenant by which Christ has instituted an era of grace for those who belong to Him (John 1:17; Romans 11:25) believers are freed from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2), instructed to love the lost, even our enemies (Matthew 5:44) and leave vengeance to Him (Romans 12:19). Our weapons are not physical, but spiritual (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)…under the new covenant it is Christ Himself who “judges and makes war” against the wicked (Revelation 19:11-16)….

“Our instruction from Christ is to lead sinners to Him (Matthew 28:19-20) so that they may be spared the terrible consequence of their sin — both in this life and in eternity — through the acceptance of His sacrifice on the cross (Romans 10:9-10). If they reject Christ their blood is upon their own heads but we have done our job (Ezekiel 3:18-19).”

The Second Witness of Sodom’s Sin

In Judges 19, ala Sodom, the attempted homosexual rape of a Levite by the Benjamites of Gibeah leads to civil war among the Hebrew tribes (v15-30).

Frequently, God give special emphasis to His teachings by sending two witnesses.  A we noted above, this occurred when God sent two angels to bear witness to Sodom’s homosexual sin before the outpouring of His wrath.  But there are also two separate incidents in the Bible which bear witness to the special relationship of homosexuality with apostasy and judgment.  The first is, of course, Genesis 19.  The second witness is Judges 19.

Readers of both passages will be struck by the clear parallels in the two stories, the primary common elements being the mobs of predatory homosexual men insistent on raping the male guest(s), the offering of a female substitute(s) as the lesser evil, and the severe consequence to society from the behavior of the homosexuals.  The differences in the stories highlight the importance of the common elements but also add meaning to the lesson.  For example, the fact that the object of the homosexual’s lust in Judges 19 is a Levite is significant as the Levites were the tribe of priests who served as Old Testament intermediaries between God and man, and thus the offense was against both God and man simultaneously — a violation of the first and the second great commandment.

Sexual Sin Can Corrupt Even the Wisest of Men

In 1 Kings 11, Solomon’s reintroduction of Canaanite ritual child sacrifice and sexual perversion, including homosexuality, causes God to take the Kingdom of Israel away from him and divide it in two (v. 5-13).

Many Christians are unaware that in his later years, “wise” King Solomon succumbed to sexual perversion and sinned greatly against the Lord.

 For when Solomon, his wives turned his heart away after other gods, and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites. Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD fully, as David his father had done. Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon. Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods” (1 Kings 11:5-8).
 

In other words, King Solomon allowed and apparently participated in rampant sexual perversion and the murder of innocent children in sacrifice to demons on the Mount of Olives.

While Solomon apparently repented later in his life, as the Book of  Ecclesiastes suggests, he nevertheless suffered severely for his sins.

“Now the LORD was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice, and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not observe what the LORD had commanded. So the LORD said to Solomon, ‘Because you have done this, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant. ‘Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. ‘However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen.’
 

Thus, solely due to sexual sin, the Kingdom of David was divided in two:  the House of Judah (Judah and Benjamin) and the House of Israel (the other Ten Tribes). [5]

[Footnote 5: A useful resource for investigating the so-called “Two House Teaching” is www.jewsandjoes.com.]

The Wickedness of the Kings of Judah and Israel was Measured by the Degree to which they Embraced Sexual Perversion

In 2 Kings 23, Josiah is named as the most righteous of all the Kings (v 25) in part because he “broke down the houses of the Sodomites who were in the House of the Lord” (v.7) — ending what Solomon had begun 300 years before.

Central to the worship of the demon gods of the heathens were fertility rituals including practices involving sexual perversion, which is why God always equates idolatry with adultery in the Bible.  As you read the following description of Josiah’s reforms, remember that all of this idolatry was occurring in or near the Temple of God:

“The the king [Josiah] commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order and the doorkeepers, to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. He did away with the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah and in the surrounding area of Jerusalem, also those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun and to the moon and to the constellations and to all the host of heaven. He brought out the Asherah from the house of the LORD outside Jerusalem to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and ground it to dust, and threw its dust on the graves of the common people. He also broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes which were in the house of the LORD, where the women were weaving hangings for the Asherah. Then he brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates which were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one’s left at the city gate. Nevertheless the priests of the high places did not go up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they ate unleavened bread among their brothers. He also defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire for Molech. He did away with the horses which the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the official, which was in the precincts; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire. The altars which were on the roof, the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, the king broke down; and he smashed them there and threw their dust into the brook Kidron. The high places which were before Jerusalem, which were on the right of the mount of destruction which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the sons of Ammon, the king defiled. He broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones.”
 

The “sacred pillars“ and  “Asherim” in this passage were fertility symbols, most likely including giant phalluses carved from oak trees, which were the central feature of the “sacred oak groves“ often found on the “high places” where the demons were worshiped through male and female prostitution.   The ritual of “kissing under the mistletoe” derives from this ancient pagan association of sex with oak trees, as mistletoe is a parasite most commonly found in oak groves.

Homosexuality is a Tool of the Antichrist to Corrupt God’s People

In Daniel 11, the Antichrist figure Antiochus IV Epiphanes uses homosexuality to corrupt Hebrew male youth in his plan to turn the Jews away from God (v.21-39, see also 1 Maccabees 1, esp v.14-16).

Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation. “By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action. “Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many …“Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time“Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. “He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all (Daniel 11:31-37).
 

Daniel does not specify the process by which those who disregard the covenant are turned to godlessness, but the apocryphal book of 1 Maccabees 1 does.  The Books of the Maccabees are not inspired scripture, but they are highly reliable historical records, and provide key details of the events described in summary by Daniel. The reader is encouraged to read the entirely of 1 Maccabees 1 for context.

“Antiochus Epiphanes began to rule….At that time, some renegade Israelites emerged. These people went against their ancestral laws and encouraged many other Jews to join them. They spoke up, saying, ‘Let’s make an agreement with the Gentiles around us‘…. Consequently, they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem, following Gentile custom….They joined with Gentiles and gave themselves over to an evil course…Then King Antiochus sent word throughout his entire kingdom that everyone should act like one people, giving up their local customs….They were supposed to make themselves repulsive to God by doing unclean and improper acts. All of this was intended to make them forget the Law and change its regulations….

The king’s inspectors drove Israel into hiding in every place of refuge they had available….they set up a disgusting and destructive thing on the altar for entirely burned offerings in the sanctuary….When they found the Law scrolls, they tore them to pieces and burned them. If anyone was caught in possession of a copy of the covenant scroll or if anyone kept to the Law, that person was condemned to death by royal decree…. In keeping with the decree, they killed women who had circumcised their sons. They hanged the infant boys from their mothers’ necks” (1 Maccabees 1:10-61).

The Greek “gymnasium,” where young men engaged in sporting events in the nude, was a center of homosexuality and one of the reasons sodomy became known throughout the entire western world as “Greek love.”  In his article, Homosexuality & the Maccabean Revolt, Catholic scholar Patrick G.D. Riley notes:

“The all-male athletic club known as the gymnasium was notorious in the ancient world as a nestingplace for pederasty. Socrates himself was susceptible to it, as we learn in the Charmides. The lovers of boys came to the gymnasium in crowds, as Plato notes in that dialogue and in the Euthydemus. Plutarch mentions it in the Erotikos.  Hence the gymnasium, with its sexual seductions, was bound to arouse alarm when it arrived in Jerusalem and “attracted the noblest young men” of Israel (2 Macc. 4:12). What follows that phrase bears this out. The original Greek of the text of 2 Maccabees continues with a pun: hypotasson hypo petason, which literally means “subduing [these noble young Jews] under the petason,” the broad-brimmed hat of Hermes worn by naked Greek athletes. But in the Church’s traditional Latin translation, known as the Vulgate, St. Jerome renders this in lupanaribus ponere, that is, ‘to put in brothels’

…Joined themselves to the Gentiles. In the Greek, this has a strong connotation of sexual union. The verb, zeugizein, means “to yoke in pairs,” a graphic metaphor for sexual union. It is used in a love-passage from second-century B.C. Alexandria, hence contemporary with the Maccabees, in a context implying copulation. Since the Greek gymnasium was traditionally exclusive to males, and since the histories present the Jerusalem gymnasium as male-only, the sexual union can only be homosexual. (New Oxford Review, September 1997).

Homosexuality is Singled Out by God to Exemplify the “Reprobate Mind,” and Identify the Period of Apostasy Preceding the Return of Christ

In Romans 1 homosexuality is singularly condemned as the sin associated with the “reprobate mind” and apostasy (v.24-32).

In 1 Timothy 1Homosexuals are equated with murderers, slavers and perjurers (v.9-10).

The condemnation of homosexual perversion in the Old Testament continues in the New Testament under Christ.  The Apostle Paul expounds on the theme of natural law from the Biblical perspective, but also frames the discussion in an end-times context:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,  because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse….Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error” (Romans 1:18-27).

The phrase “wrath of God…revealed from heaven” invokes both the incineration of Sodom and the coming destruction in the last days and associates it unmistakably with homosexuality.

Moreover, the characteristics of the end-times apostate culture are portrayed as a direct consequence of the embrace of homosexual perversion by the society (note especially the last sentence of the following passage).

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful. And although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them” (Romans 1:28-32).
 

Now, keeping in mind that God frequently provides two witnesses to emphasize an important teaching, compare the list of apostate conduct in Romans 1 with the only other place in scripture it is found: 2 Timothy 3:1-5:

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.”

Lastly, note the “last days” context of the 2 Timothy passage.  Take together these two Biblical witnesses clearly warn that the societal embrace of homosexuality will define the culture of the end, and the final warning in both passages is for believers to shun that culture.

The Good News is that Homosexuals Can Be Healed and Delivered by Christ

1 Corinthians 6 warns that neither homosexuals (nor transsexuals) can inherit the Kingdom of Heaven, but they can be saved and healed of homosexuality by Christ (v.9-11).

“[D]o you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God
 

“The simple, powerful truth of God is that He can heal homosexuals and deliver them from their bondage to sexual sin.  It is a fact of Biblical history!  In declaring that promise, this passage also reveals that former homosexuals were some of the earliest members of the church.

Thus, those who accept the lie of the modern age that homosexuals cannot change insult God and deny the truth of  His Word.  To these people, which unfortunately includes an increasing number of Christians, James’ warning is especially relevant:

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God”  (James 4:4).
 

Consider further the implications of the lie that homosexuality is innate and unchangeable, especially for children who struggle with same-sex attraction due to sexual molestation or gender identity disorder — frequently from Christian homes.  Imagine trying to cope with the shame and fear of abnormal sexual orientation and then being told by the “experts” that you have NO HOPE of ever being healed of it.  Is it any wonder that so many “gay” kids commit suicide.

But what is the implication for those who help perpetuate that lie?

[W]hoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).
 

Every believer in this age should always be ready to rebut that lie and offer real hope to those who struggle with homosexual sin by citing 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

The Apostle Peter Warns of the Rise of  “Gay Theology” in the Last Days

2 Peter 2 invokes Noah’s flood, Sodom’s incineration and Balaam’s error, to warn against “destructive heresies” in the last days which are defined by “sensuality” and “the lust of defiling passions” (v.1-19) a clear reference to homosexuality.

A heresy is any theory or teaching that directly contradicts the plain truth of scripture.  “Gay theology” is the most blatant example of heresy in the present age and is quite obviously being described in Peter’s prophecy.

[T[here will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned
 
For if God did not spare…the ancient world, but preserved Noah…when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter…. And if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men …then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority…..

But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct…count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime…reveling in their deception…having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls… [T]hey have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam….speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved” (2 Peter 2:1-19).
 

The phenomenon of “destructive heresies” warned of in this passage is unmistakably the legitimization of sexual perversion, especially homosexuality.  The invocation of Sodom alone reveals that, bolstered by the references to Noah’s flood and Balaam’s error. [6]

[Footnote 6: Balaam was the magician who (in Numbers 22-24) refused Moabite King Balak’s command to curse the Hebrews out of fear of God, but advised Balak that the same result could be accomplished by involving the Hebrews in sexual sin.  Thus, “the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab. For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods” Numbers 25:1-2.]

Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned.”  Could any phrase more perfectly capture the essence of the “culture war” in our age in which LGBT activists and their surrogates champion the sexual revolution while declaring Biblical Christianity to be a religion of hate?   

And doesn’t this entire passage accurately describe America and the West today: a hyper-sexualized culture of people “reveling” in self-deception, rationalizing that they are “born as creatures of instinct,” driven by insatiable lust and full of boastful “pride” about it, enticing others to join them in what they call “sexual freedom” but which is actually bondage and addiction?

Peter ends his letter with the following admonition, which also alludes to the heresy of “Gay Theology.”

[B]e diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:14-18).
 

The Tribulation Kingdom of the Antichrist will be Defined by Homosexuality and “Religious Pluralism”

Revelation 6 warns that the end-times Antichrist (a counterfeit version of the Messiah in Rev. 19:11-16) will ride forth on a white horse “conquering and to conquer” holding aloft a “bow” (likely God’s symbol of authority, the rainbow) (v.2).

“Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.  When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.  When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand….When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him” Revelation 6:1-8).
 

Chapter 6 of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the Apostle John closely parallels a portion of the Olivet Discourse in Matt 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13, in which Jesus summarized the sequences of end time events before His return.  The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse represent the four phases or aspects of what Jesus calls “the beginning of sorrows” (labor pains) just before the start of the tribulation (Matthew 24:4-8).

The white horse represents the Antichrist, and the “bow” which he holds is almost certainly the rainbow.  Remember that the Antichrist is an imposter who seeks to deceive the world into thinking he is the messiah.  The real Christ will return “in the clouds” at His second coming (Matthew 24:30), and on a white horse.  Revelation 19:11 states “And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.” 

Remember also that the rainbow, which God set “in the clouds” after the great flood (Genesis 9:13) is the symbol of God’s authority over the earth and evidence of His presence (Ezekiel 1:28 and Revelation 4:3).  The Antichrist will apparently appropriate the symbol of the rainbow for himself as part of his claim to deity.

The crown represents the authority which God allows the Antichrist to briefly wield.

Interestingly, while the crown is “given to him” the rainbow was not, but was something he already “had,” or claimed possession of, suggesting (in the context of this study) an association with the global LGBT movement. Further to that point, the Antichrist goes forth “conquering and to conquer” which is traditionally interpreted to mean military conquest but is more precisely described in Revelation 13:7: “It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.

The LGBT movement is unarguably warring against Christianity across the world today and winning nearly every battle.  The few nations which continue to offer strong resistance, such as Uganda and Russia find themselves “coincidentally” the subjects of intense hostility from the “international community,” albeit not always overtly related to the homosexual issue.

Importantly, when the Antichrist takes power he will deceive the world with lies that are already largely embraced by non-believers: “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10).

One of those lies is the normalcy of sexual perversion, but another is “religious pluralism,” the idea that all religions are equal and equally subservient to secular humanist government. [7]

[Footnote 7: In my view, the “religion” of the Antichrist will not be one of the established religions or some new phenomenon, it will be simply U.S. and U.N.-style Secular Humanism, enforced by an all-powerful dictator who demands worship as a God among men: a modern version of the human-led polytheism that Antiochus Epiphanes, the Pharaohs of Eqypt and the Emperors of Rome imposed on their subjects.]

Revelation 11:7-8 identifies Jerusalem under the reign of the Antichrist as “symbolically… called Sodom and Egypt” meaning that it is known for homosexuality and polytheism.

“’I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth‘….When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.”
 

Conclusion:  The Church Must be Strengthened Against “Gay Heresy”

Not only is homosexuality NOT just another sin, it serves in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, as the primary symbol of end-stage rebellion against God triggering the outpouring of His wrath.  Moreover, the challenge to Biblical orthodoxy represented by an increasingly militant pro-homosexual culture serves as a key litmus test for whether believers will stand with God or the Antichrist in the last days.

It is incumbent upon remnant believers to warn the church against the heresy of “gay theology” and to boldly and forcefully advocate for the Biblical worldview on sexuality and the one-flesh paradigm.

While there are many pro-family resources available on the Internet to refute this dangerous modern heresy, every believer should at minimum be familiar with the following essential points.

  • Not a single Biblical passage portrays homosexuality positively (though “Gay” heretics twist a few verses to create a false impression — e.g. David was an enthusiastic heterosexual, notwithstanding his brotherly love for Jonathan — 1 Samuel 18:1, 2 Samuel 11).
  • Jesus unequivocally condemned ALL sexual sin including homosexuality by affirming the “one flesh” paradigm of Genesis (Matthew 19:4-6).
  • Condemnation of homosexuality predates the Mosaic code and is reaffirmed in the New Testament, so it bears no relation to the ban on “eating oysters” or other supposedly “repealed” laws of the Bible.
  • “Eunuch” is not a synonym for “homosexual” in the Bible but means any man who has been castrated or who practices strict celibacy (Deuteronomy 23:1, Matthew 19:12).

We conclude with Jude’s timeless admonition to the church:

“Contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.” Jude 1:3
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Bad Moon on the Rise: Bill Cosby, Ferguson and Obama

The first time I ever heard the Clearance Clearwater Revival hit, “Bad Moon Rising” was at Bill Cosby’s house in my home town of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  It wasn’t actually his house at the time, it belonged to the family of my 7th grade best friend where I was spending the night.  Mr. Cosby bought it a few months later.

I heard the tune recently on a classic rock station just after watching the utterly bizarre “First Meeting of Three Cosby Accusers” on CNN.  (I almost never voluntarily watch CNN but it was on the TV in the breakfast area of my hotel.)  In that odd confluence of events I was reminded that there does seem to be a ‘bad moon” on the rise in America on the issue of race relations.

I’m not entirely certain that Bill Cosby is innocent.  It could be that his accusers are telling the truth.  But I’m giving Mr. Cosby the benefit of the doubt.  Innocent until proven guilty is still an important principle in our law and culture, notwithstanding the conclusions of CNN’s editors.

What tips the scale for me in Mr. Cosby’s favor is the timing of these accusations.  It seems awfully suspicious that the bravest Black man in America on the issue of irresponsible Black youth and their adult enablers was suddenly re-ensnared in an old scandal just when President Obama and his Marxist fellow-travelers were ginning up a race war in Ferguson, Missouri — by inflaming racial hatred among irresponsible Black youths and their adult enablers.

At least these leftist agitators are consistent: it‘s “lynch mob justice” for anyone for whom an assumption of guilt serves the Marxist agenda, whether it’s a white police officer or an iconic Black civil rights hero. (Remember, they did the same thing to Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain.)

The Marxist agenda in America is largely the design of Herbert Marcuse, darling of 1960’s radicals.  His recipe for destroying America was three-pronged:  elimination of the natural family (primarily through the LGBT movement), elimination of the “patriarchal society” and male authority (the radical feminist movement) and elimination of the cultural “melting pot” (through “multi-culturalism” and racial conflicts).

In Cosby the Marxists get a “threefer.”  Here is a man whose career promoting a healthy image of the natural family has served as a bridge across the Black/White racial divide.  By stirring up deep-rooted feminist resentments and unleashing them like a raging river, the Marxists believe they can take out a key bridge over which Black and White Americans of my generation found a way to express commonality and community in family values.  In one fell swoop these diabolical Marcusians undermine the family, male authority and the goal of racial harmony.

I don’t know Mr. Cosby personally, but I have long admired his courage.  Whatever sexual improprieties he may or may not be guilty of, the fact remains that Cosby is a symbol of  racial healing and that part of his legacy should be protected and preserved, as well as the truths he told about healthy family — stand-alone truths that are not diminished in the slightest by any personal failings in his private life.

Indeed, If I were Mr. Cosby’s advisor I would encourage him to turn the tables on his attackers.  Take their siege tower and turn it into a platform for his own message on authentic Black empowerment, especially in the wake of the revenge-assassination of the two police officers in New York City.

Instead of hiding from the spotlight like the Marxists hope and expect, he could step right into the center of it and preach the plain color-blind truth about personal responsibility, setting an example of fortitude.  I think if he did that he might be shocked at the number of fed-up Americans — both Black and White — who would rally to his side.

To have a race war, you need to generate mindless hatred on both sides — hatred that dehumanizes the individuals on the “other side” and assigns blame based on skin color.  The Socialist left has been grooming inner-city Blacks in anti-White racism for a long time, while the Fascist left has been doing the same with suburban Whites by lumping all Blacks together with the “Knock-out Game” gangsters and other punks (remember that National Socialists are NOT rightists — they are nationalistic leftists).

The take-down of Bill Cosby is a tactic to manipulate Whites into giving up on Blacks.  Let’s not let it succeed!

The thing that “moons,” scandals and social crises have in common is they run in cycles.  There is indeed a “bad moon” on the rise today, but if the Marxists can be thwarted in the early stages of it, that moon will wane before the destruction they desire can be accomplished.

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