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WHEN SIN IS NO LONGER A SIN!
Authored By : Bill Kochman (aka The WordWeaver)
Published On : June 14, 2001
Last Updated : April 22, 2009
American States Which Now Provide "Civil Unions", Aggressive Two-Pronged Legal Strategy Of The Gay And Lesbian Community, Bill Clinton - Destroys US Morality, Gay Comic Book Heroes, "Corpus Christi" And Ungodly New York, Jimmy Carter Supports Gay Priests, Blind Leading The Blind, Gay And Lesbian Legal Battles, America Is A Divided Nation, Demonized Because Of Our Christian Beliefs, Gays And Lesbians Reverse The Truth, Depth Of Their Deception, Our Children Have Been Targeted
In addition to the above states, other American states offer some form of "civil unions" to gay and lesbian couples. These currently include Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington state. The District of Columbia does also. But within three years, by 2012, gay and lesbian militants have every intention of making gay "marriage" legal in all of the New England states, and they have already put the legal machinery in motion.
What particularly annoys me about these developments, is that these gay and lesbian militants have, as their modus operandi in the political realm, decided to use a two-pronged attack. In other words, rather than taking the issue straight to the people through state referendums, so that the people can make the decision, they have actually been obtaining victories by circumventing the will of the majority of the people. What I mean by this, is that they are going straight to state court systems, or else to state legislatures, with absolutely no input from regular voters in each state. Obviously, they've discovered that it is a lot easy to convince state judges, or a state legislature, instead of a state's entire population. What they are doing is not illegal, but it is most certainly sly, to say the least.
While the passage of the aforementioned 2,000 Vermont "civil union" law, as well as other laws legalizing gay "marriage" have been very public events which have stirred up a lot of heated debate on both ends of the political and religious spectrum, it is important that you realize that these are not the only areas where the gay and lesbian community has been busily implementing its sick agenda. In fact, once you have read the remainder of this series, you will easily come to understand that they no doubt prefer that you do not realize the full extent of their evil program for the psychological readjustment of American society, a program which is meant to convince us that their sin is no longer a sin.
This series would not be complete if I did not dedicate at least a few words to mentioning one man in particular, who has been extremely instrumental in promoting and advancing the gay and lesbian cause. For a period of eight years, that is, from the very first week that he entered the Oval Office of the United States of America, this man, motivated by his wayward, ungodly, liberal beliefs, contributed greatly to the destruction of the moral fiber of Christian America. He did this by his own poor, personal example when he chose to have an affair with Monica Lewinsky and then lied about it; he did this when he chose to support the right to abortion; and he most certainly did this when he opened the floodgates to homosexual and lesbian rights within America. This is the very same man who in September of 2,000, five months after the Vermont "civil union" bill had been passed, said:
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"More and more people are identifying with our common humanity. Increasingly, society is moving to higher and higher levels of decency and justice."
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Of course, that quote was spoken by none other than former US president, William Jefferson Clinton. "Higher and higher levels of decency"? Based upon exactly whose standard, Mr. Clinton? Certainly not God's! The gay and lesbian community could not have asked for a better defender of their cause, or a better president than Bill Clinton; because this sinful man gave them the green light. He basically told them that it was safe to come out of the closet now, and to openly flaunt their sins before the American public; and as we all know, that is exactly what they have been doing ever since. Not only have gays and lesbians been coming out of their closet for years now, but they have been fighting tooth and nail, in order to achieve greater and greater rights, which has now culminated in a legal status, which they believe will give them greater respectability before the American public; but what about God? Do you think that He respects you more simply because you have legalized your sin before the eyes of men? I think not! His laws are clear, and you are knowingly breaking them!
If you the reader seriously think that I am over-exaggerating this point, then stop for a moment, and think about what occurred while Clinton was in office, and what continues to happen today. Stop and ask yourself if these things would have happened if a more conservative God-fearing president had been voted into office during those eight years. Clinton flashed the green light, and it was as if someone had said "Follow the leader!". The movie screen and the television screen have become flooded with gay and lesbian characters. There are books, magazines and other publications dedicated to the gay and lesbian cause, and they are not just geared to adults who are of that sexual persuasion. This garbage is being printed for our children as well. In July of 2000, the following news item was included in a newsletter I often receive from the Baptist Information Service:
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Sodomite Super Heroes
"The comic book company that gave us Superman will now give us the first super heroes that will fight crime as a couple - not as Batman and Robin - but as a cohabitating homosexual couple. The dashing duo named Apollo and Midnighter, appear in the D.C. Comics series 'The Authority,' . . . Apollo and Midnighter will be like any other super heroes, fighting crime and saving the world. It's just that at the end of their adventures they will go to bed." (Sword of the Lord, June 23, 2000)
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The movie, television and publishing industries are not the only places where the gay and lesbian community is applying pressure, and concentrating their efforts on changing the psychological landscape of America. During the last quarter of 1998, a blasphemous play entitled "Corpus Christi" made a brief but popular showing at a theater located on West 55th Street in Manhattan, N.Y.; however, stiff opposition by the public caused it to be terminated. What was the reason for the sudden termination? The ungodly play depicted Jesus as a gay man who engaged in homosexual acts with his followers. It is my understanding that the building was later condemned and torn down. This isn't the only kind of ungodly filth that is coming out of New York. In February of 2001, the Associated Press news agency published the following report regarding a controversial photography exhibit, also located in New York:
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Nude Female Jesus Photo Stirs Chaos
NEW YORK (AP) - A photography exhibit that includes a work depicting Jesus as a naked woman is stirring debate at the same museum where a dung-decorated painting of the Virgin Mary sparked a heated six-month legal battle. The work "Yo Mama's Last Supper" features the photographer, Renee Cox, nude and surrounded by 12 black apostles. It is part of an exhibit of 94 contemporary black photographers opening Friday at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Cox, a Jamaican-born artist who was raised Catholic, said the Last Supper image highlights legitimate criticisms of the church, including its refusal to ordain women as priests. "Get over it!" she said. "Why can't a woman be Christ? We are the givers of life!"
Another artist's photo collage depicts a topless woman, crucified.
"I think what they did is disgusting, it's outrageous," Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, adding that anti-Catholicism "is accepted in our city and in our society."
Giuliani said Thursday he is appointing a task force "that can set decency standards for those institutions that are using your money, the taxpayers' money," including the city-subsidized museum. In 1999, the museum's "Sensation" show featured an elephant dung-embellished Virgin Mary. The mayor froze the museum's annual $7.2 million city subsidy - about a third of its annual budget - then sued in state court to evict the museum. The museum filed a countersuit in federal court, where a judge ruled that the city had violated the First Amendment and restored the funding. This time, Giuliani said he would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, whose decisions he said are based on "showing decency and respect for religion."
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Speaking of New York, how ironic that the Clintons have set up shop there, and Hillary Rodham Clinton is now a Senator from that State. Undoubtedly, the gay and lesbian community of "The Village" are happy to have such powerful and loyal supporters as residents of their state!
Sadly, the Clintons are not the only prominent citizens from America's so-called Bible Belt of the South to abandon their Christian upbringing. A few months after Mr. Clinton made his outlandish remarks regarding the so-called "higher levels of decency" occurring within American society, former president Jimmy Carter, a man who many Americans viewed as being much more of a Christian example than Mr. Clinton, announced that he was not opposed to homosexuals being ordained as priests. Following is a news article from the Baptist Press which was published at that time:
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Carter States Affirmation Of Homosexual Ordination
November 4, 2000
ATLANTA, GA (BP) -- Former president and former Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter said that while homosexuality is a sin, he sees nothing wrong with a "Christian homosexual" being ordained. Carter made his comments during a 60-minute telephone interview with Baptist Press on Oct. 20.
Carter announced Oct. 19 that he could no longer be associated with the Southern Baptist Convention citing among his reasons the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted in June and its stance on female pastors. Carter said he was convinced to leave the SBC after listening to a taped message by Charles Wade, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Carter discussed a variety of issues surrounding his decision to leave the SBC, including his stances on several controversial issues -- homosexuality and abortion.
"If that person [a homosexual] was demonstrating the essence of Christianity, I would not object to the individual being ordained," Carter said. "Yes, homosexuality is a sin but so is adultery. When somebody doesn't give 10 percent of their earnings to the church, it is a sin. All of us are sinners every day. And adultery is a more serious sin than homosexuality."
Carter said the ordination of homosexuals is a decision to be made by individual churches and he doubted his home church, Maranatha Baptist in Plains, Ga., would go out of its way to ordain a homosexual.
"If we did have a homosexual in our church who wanted to be ordained, it would be decided not on sexual preference," he stressed.
Carter said he does not support legal approval for homosexual marriages but he does support laws that prohibit discrimination against homosexuals.
"Homosexuals have a perfect right to profess to be Christians, accept Christ as Savior, and I wouldn't have a problem if they worshiped side by side with me," the former president said. "Jesus never singled out homosexuals to be condemned. When the Southern Baptist Convention started singling out homosexuals as a special form or degree of sinfulness, I didn't agree with it. Now, that target has shifted to the subjugation of women."
On the issue of abortion, Carter said he is pro-life. "I have never believed that Christ would approve of abortion," he said. "When I was governor and president, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution. I had to administer the [abortion] law, but I did everything I possibly could to discourage abortion."
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In Matthew chapter seven, Jesus taught that a tree is known by its fruits. If America's political and spiritual leaders are so weak, and so backslidden in their faith, that they're willing to do the things that they do, and say the things that they say, is it really any wonder then that the general American population follows suit? As Jesus said so long ago regarding His religious critics and persecutors:
"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
Matthew 15:14, KJV
As I mentioned in part two, the gay and lesbian community is fighting tooth and nail, in order to advance their perverted cause and sinful lifestyle, and they are using every legal means at their disposal. Please make no mistake. They are not the weak, helpless, innocent victims, which for so long they have portrayed themselves to be. These people are powerful; they are rich; and they are extremely well-organized. Not only do they possess the power to recruit the help of state politicians like Governor Dean; or openly gay Congressmen such as Barney Frank; or even the President of the United States, but they even have their own law agencies; and they are using them to the fullest, in order to soundly defeat long-held Christian values.
Following are some reports which were sent to me by a friend who subscribes to a newsletter called "Traditional Values". While the events that are discussed in these reports are now dated, nevertheless, they still help us to understand exactly how we arrived at our current sad condition. Please notice that in addition to recruiting the help of their own legal agencies and support groups, not to mention the backslidden churches, their power and influence even extends to include such international organizations as Amnesty International and the United Nations:
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Massachusetts Homosexuals Win Public Sex Fight
The homosexual movement has gained considerable political strength under former Governor William Weld (a socially liberal Republican) and the current Governor Paul Cellucci (also a socially liberal Republican). The radical Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), a homosexual law firm in Massachusetts, has just won a legal battle against the Massachusetts State Police over public indecency laws. GLAD had sued the police on behalf of a homosexual man who was banned from public rest areas because of his involvement in public sex acts. The man had been convicted a year ago for having sex with a man in the woods near a Wareham rest stop.
The homosexual victory against the police requires that new rules be drawn up to restrict what sex acts the police can prosecute at rest areas. The rules say that "socializing and expressions of affection" are not considered sexual conduct. And public sex is not illegal unless there is a "substantial risk" that the conduct will be observed by a passerby. One police source called the new rules "ludricious" and predicted that state police will continue to arrest homosexuals who engage in public sex acts in parks and public restrooms. This source also told reporters, "These rules are lawyer psychobabble. They won't change anyone's behavior. If someone is doing that in a public place, a rest area, where passersby have access, it isn't right. And this is not going to change any [trooper's] approach to enforcing the law." This victory for public sex is likely to encourage other homosexual law firms to challenge other state's policies against public sex acts.
Homosexuals Plan Operation Rescue-like Protests
On March 13, three homosexual leaders will host an open forum in California on "Dismantling Homophobia: the Growing Use of Nonviolent Resistance to Oppose Religious-backed Sexual Prejudice." The forum will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto (1140 Cowper St.) at 7 p.m. The three leaders are: Will Doherty of the Stop Dr. Laura campaign; Rev. Don Fado, leader of United Methodist ministers who conducted a lesbian wedding ceremony in violation of Methodist rules; and Greg Marlan, a leader in SoulForce, a homosexual civil disobedience group founded by Mel White.
This forum will encourage homosexual activists to conduct Operation Rescue-like events to protest groups opposed to homosexuality.
Amnesty International Seeks Overturn Of Austrian Sex Law
The human rights group, Amnesty International (AI), is protesting an Austrian law that places restrictions on how young a boy can be who engages in sex with another man. Article 209 in Austrian code says that a man 19 years of age who engages in sex with a boy who has attained "the age of 14 but not yet the age of 18 shall be punished with imprisonment from six months to five years."
Amnesty International is protesting the arrest of a man known only as Franz L, who was arrested for having sex with several teenage boys. AI says it takes no position on an appropriate age of consent, but believes sexual consent laws should be the same for both same-sex and opposite sex partners. Under Austrian law, the age of consent for heterosexuals and lesbians is 14, while the age of consent for homosexual males is 18.
In other words, AI is pushing for a lowering of the age of sexual consent for homosexual males so they can have earlier access to boys for sexual exploitation.
U.N. Seeks To Fight "Sexual Orientation" Discrimination
The United Nations is at it again. A committee working on a draft document for the upcoming World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, is working on banning "sexual orientation and gender discrimination." The conference will be held in Durban, South Africa from August 31 through September 7, 2001. Homosexual activist groups in Canada have hailed this U.N. draft document.. According to EGALE, a powerful homosexual lobby in Canada, "If adopted, this will be the first time that sexual orientation discrimination has been condemned in a United Nations Conference Declaration."
Homosexuals have already won major victories in Canada against Christians who believe homosexuality is a sin and perversion. Christian mayors have been prosecuted for failing to proclaim "gay pride" celebrations; Christian schools have lost court battles for firing homosexual teachers; and a Christian printer was fined for refusing to print homosexual propaganda.
Under no circumstance should the United State sign any U.N. document or treaty that criminalizes opposition to homosexuality.
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Concerning the legal victories and headway which the gay and lesbian community has been making in Canada, (as mentioned in the previous news article), following is another news report which was distributed by the Associate Press in July of 2000, which serves to offer proof of this fact:
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Province Mulls Same-Sex Marriage
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) - British Columbia's attorney general filed a petition with the Canadian province's supreme court to determine whether the ban on same-sex marriages is constitutional. Attorney General Andrew Petter said Thursday that his office has received a legal opinion concluding the federal common law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman would likely be revised by the courts in light of recent equality rights decisions under the Charter of Rights, Canada's bill of rights. Currently in Canada, same-sex couples are entitled to all the benefits of heterosexual couples except for the right to apply for a marriage license.
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In addition to all of the advances we have already exposed, gays and lesbians are making progress in other areas as well. For example, not only have they taken over entire apartment complexes, but certain cities have now become safe havens for their ungodly lifestyle; such as San Francisco, Denver, The Village of New York City, and others as well. To make matters worse, they openly sit on city councils, church boards and school boards; and they occupy respectable positions in the American Congress. Many businesses are also operated by gays and lesbians. This issue has totally divided the Christian church within America. It has also divided the government, it has divided the military, and it has divided the American family. America is truly a very divided nation; and what did Jesus say about such a situation? Consider the following:
". . . Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth."
Luke 11:17, KJV
Exactly why is America's house divided? Because some people are willing to stand up for the truth of the Scriptures, while others are not; some people fear God, while others do not; and this causes inescapable division; even within the same families. As the Bible plainly teaches us:
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."
Matthew 10:34-38, KJV
"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."
Matthew 10:22, KJV
"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."
2 Timothy 3:12, KJV
As I noted earlier, while for many years the gay and lesbian community has tried to paint themselves as the victims, the truth of the matter is that they are the ones who have been actively vilifying Christian believers, by portraying us as being unloving, hateful, bigoted, ignorant, prejudiced and narrow-minded. Simply by reading some of the news articles that I have included in this series, it become quite obvious what's really going on. These gay and lesbian militants have totally reversed the truth from what it really is. If there is one glaring truth which has stood out in the information that I have shared with you thus far, it is that contrary to what God's inspired Word clearly states, the gay and lesbian community does not believe that there is anything wrong, or anything sinful about their chosen lifestyle. As far as they are concerned, sin is no longer a sin. In their sad delusion, they are absolutely convinced that God accepts them just the way they are, without any need for repentance or change. This attitude is very apparent in the following news report that was released by the Associated Press in January of 2001:
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Gay Advocates Protest At Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Carrying teddy bears, toys and a message for Pope John Paul II, a small band of gay Christians from the United States gathered Wednesday at the edge of St. Peter's Square to protest Vatican teachings on homosexuality The group, numbering 18, staged a brief, mostly silent demonstration outside the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica. Arriving about two hours after the pontiff finished his weekly public audience with tens of thousands of pilgrims, they were barely noticed by the crowd. Wearing sweatshirts with the slogan: "God's Gay Children Bring Gifts . . . Bless Them," they softly sang "We Shall Overcome," and hoped a Vatican priest might come out and bless them. None did. John Paul has repeatedly denounced attempts to legalize same-sex marriages or adoption by gays. Last summer, he bitterly denounced a gay pride festival in Rome as an "insult" to Christians and said homosexual acts were "contrary to natural law."
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Isn't that really a tragedy? Isn't that truly the epitome of personal deception? If, as their sweatshirt slogan states, God has gay children, that is to say, actively practicing gay children, and NOT repentant sinners who have forsaken their sinful, unnatural lusts of the flesh, why in the world did He inspire the Apostle Paul to write the following? The part in brackets was added to clarify what the verse means:
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, NOR EFFEMINATE, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, [meaning homosexuals, from the Greek word "arsenokoites"]"
1 Corinthians 6:9, KJV
Obviously, someone is wrong here; someone is lying here; and someone is deceived here; and I certainly don't think that it was the Apostle Paul. Notice that Paul very specifically says "Be not deceived". In other words, Paul is saying, "If someone tells you otherwise, don't you believe it. Don't be deceived by their lies." As we saw earlier in this series, Paul also wrote:
"But evil men and seducers shall wax [grow] worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
2 Timothy 3:13, KJV
While we have now covered various aspects of the gay and lesbian agenda, there is one important area which we have not yet looked at in detail, and it is one which should be of concern to us all. Contrary to what some people may be led to believe, adults are not the primary focus of their program. Most, if not all of us, are already set in our ways. We know what we believe, and we aren't too receptive when it comes to allowing anyone to change our beliefs. We are simply not very malleable. Not only that, but we are not the future; our children are; and it is precisely for this reason, that our children are the primary targets of the gay and lesbian psychological campaign. The perpetrators of this subtle program know that societal change must begin at the bottom, that is to say, with America's youth, and not at the top. They know that our children are vulnerable; they are easily influenced; and they are more prone to being open to new ideas; hopefully to THEIR ideas, and to THEIR sick moral standards. So exactly how are our children being targeted by these misguided people?
Please go to part four for the continuation of this series.
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