Those of us who still hold a Biblical worldview have been heartened by recent global events affirming normalcy. The Australian high court struck down “gay marriage” as unconstitutional, the Indian high court re-criminalized sodomy, and Russian President Putin declared his nation to be the new moral compass of the world for championing family values. Although Ukraine’s highly controversial decision to postpone (or cancel) a step into the fold of the European Union has been framed in economic terms, there is little doubt that the Ukrainian disdain for the sexual perversion agenda of the EU has played a major role. And in tiny Jamaica, a push to decriminalize sodomy (driven in large part by the U.S. State Department), has run into so much opposition that the pro-family Jamaicans just might win that battle.
There is no question that among the major western powers 2013 has been the best year for the homosexual movement since its defeat of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 1973. The APA was the first of the big secular institutions to fall to the homosexual movement after its agenda was militarized in the Stonewall Riot of 1968 (the day they tried to burn police officers alive in the Stonewall bar on Christopher Street in NYC for attempting to arrest an under-age drag queen who serviced the homosexual men there). Today that incident is celebrated annually as “Gay Pride Day.”
That was the day the “gay” movement abandoned its previous goal of achieving “the right to be left alone” (tolerance) and embraced the new goal of total conquest of Christian civilization being advocated by the radical Frankfort School of cultural Marxists led by Herbert Marcuse. Marxism has, of course, always been about destroying civilization to clear the way for the Marxists to build a supposed socialist utopia on the ashes. Like Balaam in the Bible (Numbers 22 and Revelation 2:14), the Frankfort school taught that taking down civilization could be accomplished more rapidly through a focus on social rather than economic issues (i.e., encouraging sexual immorality in society). Marcuse saw homosexuals as the perfect agents of this change, as indeed they were.
In the US, 2013 saw the completion of a 40-year LGBT campaign to conquer American society and culture. 40 years happens to be the Biblical number of testing (just as 13 is the number of rebellion against God) but in practical terms it was the length of time the “gays” needed to subjugate all of the secular institutions in America. The very last to fall was, of course, the Boy Scouts of America. Tellingly, the new homosexual-controlled BSA has just elected as its first president, the reprobate Robert Gates, who, as Obama’s Defense Secretary, homosexualized the next-most-recent “gay” trophy, the United States Military, following the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
To those who would suggest that the Republican Party remains a secular institution still committed to defending the natural family, let me remind you that it was the Republicans, including libertarian darling Ron Paul, who willingly provided the votes to hand over the military to the Sodomites. And even Ted Cruz voted recently to affirm the first openly homosexual judge to the federal bench. It‘s my theory that the seismic shift of FOX News to a more “gay-friendly” posture over the past 18 months or so is designed to give cover to the now solidly pro-homosexual Republican establishment. (The GOP elite just can’t be too open about it because the grassroots is still strongly pro-family.)
Yet, despite the dire picture in the west (lets not forget that 2013 also saw “gay marriage” adopted in England and France), the culture war is not over, even in America. There remains one institution still standing against the “gay” agenda: the church of Jesus Christ (in alliance with Torah-faithful Jews).
Now that the people with cloudy secular thinking and ambiguous motives are off the battlefield, we can all finally recognize the culture war for what is it: a battle between Good and Evil. The still sizable remnant of the Christian church stands for the goodness of God, represented in the blessing of authentic marriage and the natural family, the sanctity of life and a civilization grounded in Biblical truth. The homosexual movement stands for the agenda of the evil one, represented in counterfeit marriage and corrupt notions of family, the sublimation of the needs of children to hedonistic selfishness, and a degeneration of civilization into moral anarchy.
Yes, 2013 was the year of the LGBT agenda. But I‘m predicting 2014 will be the Year of the Pro-Family Push-Back!
The homosexual movement may have built up a formidable army of activists and an enormous war machine over the past forty years, but even at its best it is no match for an awakened Christian church. And for the first time in my 25 years of service as a Christian social activist I believe the church has been awakened. It hasn’t buckled on its armor. It’s not even standing on its feet yet. But the church of Jesus Christ — the universal body of Bible-believing Christians spanning every denomination and confession — finally has its eyes open and is aware that the enemy has breached the outer walls.
I think the shock that broke the peace of slumber occurred back in 2012 when Chic-Fil A executive Dan Cathy made a public statement in defense of authentic marriage, and the “gays” dramatically over-reacted. In response to Cathy’s pro-marriage statement, the mayors of “gay” stronghold cities Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia announced they would not allow Chic-Fil-A restaurants to be built in those cities. The church suddenly snorted and got up on one elbow: “Huh? What did they say?” For a brief moment the mask was pulled off and Christian America got to see the real face of homo-fascism. They didn’t like it!
The homosexual political machine, which had hummed along so perfectly for so long had made a major gaffe. They turned up the heat under the frog in the water pot too fast and he jumped out. Across the nation, such a wave of support arose for Chic Fil A, that it stunned even the pro-family leaders who had been praying for something like this to happen.
Homosexual leaders moved rapidly to repair the damage, distancing themselves from the Mayors’ ill-advised announcement, but it was too late. The giant settled back into the pillows but didn’t go back to sleep.
It was thus awake later in 2012 to see Southern Poverty Law Center supporter Floyd Lee Corkins attempt mass-murder against the Family Research Council, carrying a bag of Chic-Fil-A sandwiches to scatter among the corpses.
It was awake in June of 2013 when U.S. Supreme Court Justice and long-time homosexualist Anthony Kennedy released the opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
It was awake in September when a “gay” journalist exposed the Matthew Shepard “hate crime” narrative as the biggest hoax of the modern age.
And it was still awake later in the year when Christian small business owners across the nation began facing criminal penalties for refusing to bake cakes and print wedding announcements for “gay” provocateurs who deliberately targeted them for punishment in the wake of sexual orientation “anti-discrimination” policies being adopted in their cities.
At the close of 2013 the Christian church is now wide awake and concerned. The giant is sitting up on the edge of the bed, ready to put on his shoes and go out to deal with this problem.
This article is a call to action to pro-family leaders and activists across America. We need to rally together to quickly arm and equip the giant. I will personally pursue three tactics to accomplish the goal and I invite you to join with me in encouraging the church to follow suit:
First, Reclaim the Rainbow. The rainbow belongs to God, not to the “gays.’” It is the symbol of His authority over creation in Revelation 6-9, and of His Glory in Ezekiel 1:28 and Revelation 4:3. The “gay’ movement is essence wrapping itself in God’s own cloak in an attempt to sanitize a lifestyle which cannot be sanitized. I am calling on every Christian church, ministry and activist to begin using the rainbow symbol (in conjunction with key scriptures) to reclaim the rainbow in a way that cannot be mistaken for support of the homosexual agenda — such as displaying a rainbow flag or bumper sticker bearing the legend “The Rainbow Belongs to God: Rev 6-9, 19” (linking, the story of the flood with the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as does the Bible). I assert no copyright of this idea or verbiage for anyone who wants to adopt it for the cause of Christ.
The church reclamation of the rainbow will not only prevent the name of God from being tied to sodomy (an essential goal in itself), it will throw the homosexual battalions into disarray. It will also force them to find a new battlefield flag to fight under, just as in the 1990s they were forced to abandon their first banner, the inverted pink triangle, after my book The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party (co-authored with Orthodox Jewish researcher Kevin Abrams) exposed their efforts to create a false “Gay Holocaust” as a symbolic rallying-point for their national movement.
Second, Reclaim the Constitution. The church must be educated to recognize that anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation, aka “sexual orientation regulations” (SORs) are the seed that contain the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit. Far from being a benign civil rights policy (a Shield) to prevent unfair discrimination in employment and housing, SORs are a devilish scheme to subvert the constitution and give militant LGBT activists a Sword to attack Christians through private lawsuits and public “hate crime” enforcement.
SORs are used routinely today to give special rights to homosexuals and transsexuals that trump the First Amendment. The next step in the SOR strategy is to strip the churches of tax-exempt status, force pastors to perform homosexual “marriages,” and criminalize the Bible as “hate speech.”
Churches must step up now to push back the SORs by 1) opposing them in jurisdictions where they have not yet been adopted, and 2) by amending them in every place where they have already become law (including local and state governments, quasi-government agencies, public schools and universities, for-profit and non-profit corporations, etc.). These existing SORs can be easily neutralized by amending them with a First Amendment Supremacy Clause, to wit:
“In no circumstance shall sexual orientation regulations supersede the First Amendment rights of individuals, churches and religious organizations to freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion.
“For the purpose of this amendment, religious organizations are those whose policies or culture are substantially influenced by religious values, including but not limited to Christian bookstores, adoption agencies, hospitals, businesses, social organizations and student clubs on college campuses.”
Once again, I assert no copyright of this idea or verbiage for anyone who wants to adopt it for the cause of Christ.
Third, and most importantly, Reclaim the Bible. This imminent, perhaps final battle for the heart and soul of America, largely comes down to a contest over the Word of God. Over the past 40 years the homosexual movement has produced an entire school of Biblical revisionists who have invented a new doctrine called “Gay Theology.” It provides the twisted theological underpinning for the “Welcoming and Affirming” movement in the so-called “mainstream” denominations, and for the more recent “Emergent Church” movement among evangelicals. “Gay Theology” is the heresy of our time and must be effectively countered.
In 2014, I will be working to encourage the church in America to reacquaint itself with the clear Biblical teaching on homosexuality that has been largely self-censored due to the pressure of political-correctness in the popular culture. Now that the giant has awakened and realizes there is a very real threat to Christian civilization presented by the homosexual movement, individual churches will be increasing more inclined to revisit the teaching of the Bible on the topic. I will be referring pastors and church leaders to the work of scholars such as Rob Gagnon and James DeYoung, as well as to concise Genesis-to-Revelation summaries such as my video The Global Threat of Homosexuality at http://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/scott_lively/speech_011512.html
I confess that I’ve been increasingly pessimistic over the past few years, and downright discouraged a few times during the darkest days of 2013, but I have a very strong sense today that things have changed for the better for the pro-family movement, at least in the short term. I am very optimistic for our prospects in 2014. It’s time for some push-back!