[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Homosexual lobby has been quite busy in the brainwashing department.
They–who are without Jesus Christ–are at best ‘Stuck–on Stupid’.
But, I digress. Sure, we can look at the scorecard. Every major television show has at least one writer of that persuasion, and many of the same shows have at least one gay character written into the script. In the west, we have men trying to marry men, and women trying to marry women. In the east, we have courts forgetting to read their Constitutions, and going with the ‘whim’ of ‘feeling their way’ through the social swamps and quicksand pits of our modern times. In the church, those who stress ‘unity’ over ‘doctrine’ have large congregations and great news clips on the local six o‘clock news, but NO connection to the Lord of Lords, and King of Kings.
Now, I’m not going to ‘soft soap’ this issue.
Homosexuality is wrong, period.
Homosexuality is an abomination, period.
Homosexuality cuts one’s lifespan in half, period.
Homosexuality for men or women is a death warrant, period.
And, while I have your attention, let me put a flag in here for a moment to unspool this little nugget of wisdom. The clamor and charge for ‘same sex’ marriage is being led by female homosexuals (aka lesbians). Think about the pictures on the TV news. Sarah and Sue are arm in arm, heading to the Sperm Bank to ‘build’ a happy ‘family’ with the absence of a father.
That is the ultimate goal of homosexuality…to render manhood a ‘moot’ point.
But I digress…again!
I may be ‘hated’ and criticized for my stand. However, in the words of Bill Murray from the movie “Stripes”: “That’s the facts, Jack!”
What I have noticed among those who claim this ‘lifestyle’ is how intolerant they are towards those who used to partake in this life, but have ‘gone public’ with how they have exited the field, and are determined not to be a part of this ‘mindset’ anymore.
The real mark of a man–or woman–is not how they handle themselves in the fields of sunshine and rainbows, but in the fields of storms and thunder. And brother, when a former homosexual decides to ‘break ranks’ there are HOWLS of protest!
Simply because they know their former group’s playbook. They know the ins, outs, and where all the bodies are buried–including those of the leadership.
Let me provide an example.
There was a man named Steve who used to be into the homosexual lifestyle. By his public testimony, he had at least 100 different ‘sex partners’ over the course of his life. Many of his lovers, by Steve’s own admission, died from complications associated with AIDS.
Needless to say, each death made Steve do some serious thinking. Little by little, he found that the Bible stand against this lifestyle was true. He believed it, and accepted it. Then he repented of this lifestyle (repenting meaning ‘turning away from it’), was set free by the power of Jesus Christ, and has gone on to marry a beautiful woman, and is now the proud father of several children.
Now, one would think that, with all of the ‘cries’ of ‘free speech’ that we have here in the States, ol’ Steve would have an easy time of carrying his message of a better way to those whom he used to ‘hang’ with on a regular basis.
Nope. No such luck.
Not only was he–and does he–continue to be hounded by those in his former lifestyle; there ARE those in his ‘new life’ that treat him as a ‘suspect’. One who has not ‘fully’ come out of where he was.
Because he doesn’t ‘scream and holler’ against those in his former life, his stance of ‘meekness’ has been wrongly mistaken for ‘weakness’. Thus, he is perplexed by those on BOTH sides who scratch their heads over ‘why’ this man cannot be ‘typecast’.
Nevertheless, he continues to point the way out to those who will listen.
Brothers, when God REALLY gets a hold of your life, meekness is no longer a sought-after commodity, but a desired byproduct. No longer does a man not have to ‘prove’ himself to society’s satisfaction; he can go on to being a better man by modeling his ‘liberation’, rather than focusing upon his ‘past life’.
Homosexuality does MORE to try to turn man into woman far more than those in this lifestyle would like to admit. No longer is a man guided by logic–but by feelings! In fact, if I may be so bold…homosexuality is the best friend that feminists have ever had! It can–overnight–turn a man’s mental state from logic to feelings.
Stop and think about this one–which I have observed at more than a few ‘Gay Pride’ marches that the mainstream media carries on television and in the papers. We see rows upon rows of men marching in the streets, proclaiming their ‘right’ to be ‘different’.
To be blunt, a man doesn’t have to ‘scream and shout’ about being different. His meekness–his ability to impact by character and actions is what causes people to turn around and take notice of his message. And, if you want to get right down to the bottom line, A CHRISTIAN MAN is a different man, because HE lines up with the REALITY of manhood as DEFINED by the BIBLE.
If one wants to truly be radical and ‘different’, why not stop following the crowd, and start following Jesus Christ?
But, I digress–again!
There is a commercial on our airwaves that has become a matter of great satire of late. A technician is on a cell phone, checking the ‘reach’ of his employer’s signal. He keeps saying: “Can you hear me, now?” As he moves from spot to spot. Satisfied with the quality of the reception, the technician says: “Good,” and moves on to another point in the field to continue his testing. Over the course of time, we see this guy crossing rivers; driving down the road; going from country to country. Always the same question/answer exchange. Pretty soon, you get the impression that this guy can pick up the signal anywhere in the world.
That’s the impression that the company WANTS you to remember.
The impression that I want to leave from this issue’s column is that I don’t have to ‘scream and shout’ my views on homosexuality. I know where I stand on the issue, and so do you. Either you agree, or disagree. If you disagree, blast away all that you want, but my God will outlive your whims, whines, protests, and parades.
Let’s put this another way. Those who side with those involved in this ‘lifestyle’ will increase their shouting. They will continue to try to become more outlandish and stage even crazier antics. Adopting children and trying to ‘create’ families without women. Getting health care guaranteed for when they contact the diseases that plague this ‘lifestyle’ choice. “Heather Has Two Mommies”, and “Ronald Has Two Daddies“.
Taking to the streets to ‘out’ people who don’t agree with them.
Aaah, thank God I’m not like I used to be…because God CAN fight ALL my critics, from A to Z. I’ll just smile, provide the logical alternatives, and rest secure in the manhood God has given me. Like the old folks used to say: “If you are an adult, you can do what you want–but don’t expect everyone to like what you do, nor expect me to subsidize your choices.”
Also, in the words of R. G. Lee: “There is a PAYDAY, SOMEDAY!”
Can you hear me, now?
More importantly: Can you hear the Lord, now?
As I update this piece, I give Jesus Christ the majesty of making this work rise to the top. More than 5,000 hits in almost two years online without changing a word is nothing short of the Lord’s doing.
I’m not that bright to think of this ‘all by myself’.
Still, I’d like to note something for the ‘choir’. ALL sin is a stench in the nostrils of a holy God. ALL of us came from somewhere before we became saints. We were YET sinners, and Christ DIED for us. Before you are quick to draw your gun to ‘blow away’ a sinner, ask yourself the following: “Would YOU get excited IF someone whom you KNEW to be a sinner came to Christ because of something YOU put forth from the scriptures?”
Someone did it for you, oh those many years ago!
Mike Ramey is a writer, minister, and journalist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. His monthly, syndicated column THE MANHOOD LINE appears on various Internet sites. To correspond, Email to email@example.com. ©2002, 2004, 2006 Mike Ramey/Barnstorm Communications International (1).