Australian Homosexual Charges: “Jesus Was Gay!”

By Garner Ted Armstrong

Remember Salmon Rushdie? The author of the “Satanic Verses” in the Koran became the object of a global search by outraged Islamics who swore to kill him because of alleged “blasphemy against Muhammad and the Holy Koran.” One cannot imagine a single place in the world where a person who writes blasphemy against the Bible receives an international death warrant; a global license to kill.

To this day, Rushdie must live in hiding, wondering if each day will be his last.

To speak disparagingly against Muhammad can get you killed. The same may be said about those in India who would disparage Vishnu; in China who would disparage Buddha, or in Japan who would disparage Shintoism.

But in the “Christian” world, God the Father and Jesus Christ are fair game. No Muslim uses “Muhammad” as a curse word, or in slang, saying “Oh, Muhammad!” or, “Oh, Prophet!” as in an epithet. You never hear an oriental golfer miss a shot and shout out “Oh, Buddha!” or an Arab golfer say “Muhammad dammit!”

In the latest blasphemous outrage, an Australian homosexual, working on an advanced college degree, has allegedly been awarded public funds to proclaim, “Jesus was gay.”

Putting his own perverted twist on Holy Writ, one Rollan McCleary, given a grant from the University of Queensland, is pursuing his “doctoral degree” by submitting a thesis on “gay spirituality” which includes allegations that Jesus Christ, along with “three or four” of his disciples, “were gay.” “The starting point is the matter of John, who always referred to himself as Jesus’ beloved disciple,” McCleary told an Australian newspaper.

McCleary is an Anglican; a member of the “Church of England.”

The man has not long to wait to see Christ’s own opinion of the blasphemous slime which has flowed from the homosexual’s pen. Does the Bible say anything about what would happen to such a person if God’s own government were in charge on this earth?

It certainly does! God explains how ironic it is that His own people curse His name; blaspheme His son Jesus Christ and everything that is holy, while heathen nations who worship non-existent gods remain fiercely faithful to idols: “For pass over the isles of Chittim [Cyprus], and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.

“Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

“Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

“For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:8-13).

When Moses was God’s direct representative and Aaron was his spokesman, flagrant blasphemy was punishable by death.

Children were taught to revere their parents; to obey the commandment which says, “Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” The father of a family was not only life giver, provider and protector, he was also an authority figure; the loving, kind, forgiving, yet firm ruler of his household. His children were to learn about God from him, and their mother. God’s law told children, “... he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death” (Exodus 21:17).

There were no simpering lawyers, attempting to explain that the father was somehow “too authoritarian,” or that the child was in the right. There were no lenient judges who were bent on turning the family into a “social experiment,” or who advocated “children’s rights,” wherein a child could sue his own parents. Just immediate, swift, sure punishment!

AIDS could never have begun had ancient Israel faithfully obeyed God’s laws – nor could it have begun today if African males had obeyed those laws, as set down in Exodus 22:19, “Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.” Bestiality was a filthy, abominable perversion which demanded instant death! It has been repeatedly alleged that African males, committing bestiality with Chimpanzees, gave rise to the HIV virus, which has since spread by leaps and bounds around the world resulting from promiscuous sex, homosexuality, and shared drug syringes.

This is precisely what God foretold in His condemnation of homosexuals through Paul, in the book of Romans; “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold [Greek: “kataballo,” meaning to “hold back,” or to “suppress”] the truth in unrighteousness;

“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse [The Creation presents millions of powerful proofs of God’s existence, glory and power]:

“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

“Professing themselves to be wise [as in granting “degrees” for such theses as that being submitted by the Australian homosexual], they became fools,

“And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves [because their MOTIVES in denying God are to rid themselves of a screaming conscience – allowing themselves to indulge in every perverted appetite]:

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:18-27). Those final words simply mean that the automatic consequences of homosexuality and bestiality consist of a host of horrible physiological, psychological and spiritual curses, such as AIDS!

Under God’s theocracy, a person could not blaspheme God without the death penalty being imposed: “And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp;

“And the Israelitish woman’s son blasphemed the name of the LORD, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)

“And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be showed them.

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

“Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

“And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.

“And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death” (Leviticus 24:10-16).

The homosexual McCleary knows nothing of the frightful consequences of his blasphemy. He should read Jude 5-8, which says, “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

“Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.”

The so-called “gay community” in the United States, and for that matter all over the world, seeks nothing short of the “homosexualization” (to coin a word) of all society. They are making great strides. “Same sex” so-called “marriages” are becoming lawful in several states; churches ordain “gay” clergy; the Boy Scouts of America are gradually being forced to admit “gay” leaders. Leading television prime time shows now feature “gay” couples, allegedly “married” as they simper, mince, cavort, chortle and entertain the gay and “straight” world.

Sodom did not become perverted in a day. It took time. How long, now, before your sons and grandsons find themselves with teachers, scout leaders, officials of all sorts advocating the “gay” life style? Today, it is “in your face.” No more “closet queens.” Now, they are marching, demonstrating, suing, influencing legislation and forcing themselves on the public.

As God says, “The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves” (Isaiah 3:9).

That evil will descend upon them in the judgment. May God’s kingdom soon be established on this earth!

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