– And Proud Of It!

By Garner Ted Armstrong

The U.S. Supreme Court is in direct defiance of Almighty God and His inspired word, the Bible!

They are in contempt of the Supreme Court of Heaven itself! Recently, the highest court in our land voted to strike down a law in Texas which said that sodomy was a criminal act.

Immediately, “Gay rights” activists all over the country celebrated. Gay activists now hope to use this latest outrage by the court to force changes in what they call “discrimination laws” regarding such things as marriage, employment, housing and adoptions.

Their agenda is clear. They intend being accepted in every profession, every institution, every nook and cranny of society as if their perversions are “normal,” and even to be desired above the God-ordained institution of marriage and the family.

Immediately in the wake of the court’s blatantly anti-God, anti-Bible decision, several homosexuals began attempts to have a “marriage” between them recognized in a New England state.

In an earlier commentary published on our web site entitled “They Declare Their Sin As Sodom,” I wrote, “Consider: Over the weekend of April 19th and 20th, about 30,000 ‘gay’ revelers were intending to take part in a ‘White Party’ in Palm Springs, California. Apparently, the name of the gay festival is not a racial name, but has some other meaning. The celebration is well known for wild, rampant, promiscuous sex, and, of course, the usual cocktails of various kinds of illegal drugs. During such a ‘celebration,’ the mincing ‘closet queens’gaily circulate, looking for new partners. Open sodomy and every deviant sexual act is the order of the day. How appropriate that Satan arranges such things during the middle of the Days of Unleavened Bread, which God instituted to remind His people about putting sin out of their lives, and eating of the bread which symbolizes the body of Jesus Christ! Some of the ‘gay’ leaders of the party, along with health authorities were said to be worrying openly that this wild orgy of sex and drugs would accelerate an ‘epidemic of syphilis’ which was already occurring in California.

“‘We're nervous that they're going to take it there, and we're nervous that they're going to bring it home,’ said Dr. Peter Kerndt, director of sexually transmitted disease control in Los Angeles County.

“An article in the Los Angeles Times indicated that there have been very dramatic increases in sexually transmitted diseases over the past several years, usually resulting from large crowds of gay and lesbian deviates. Many of these who would have attended were said to be carriers of both syphilis and HIV – or AIDS. The paper said, ‘Palm Springs, which is far smaller than either metropolitan area, has in one year developed one of the highest per capita rates of syphilis in the nation.’

“As ‘gay’ leaders and health officials tried to issue warnings, it is important to note that they merely spoke of ‘safe sex.’ Not one word about the condemnation of such incredibly filthy, perverted, sinful behavior. Not one word about abstinence.

“God says of these, ‘Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

“‘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 [in modern English; they receive the net result of their own sins – diseases, and early death].

“‘And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

“‘Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

“‘Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

“‘Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

“‘Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them’ (Romans 1:24-32). Many years ago, I was forced off a major national cable network because I dared to quote this very passage of scripture!

“Where does the ultimate blame lie? With the JUDICIARY...!”

The God who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their filthy perversion is the same personage whom we know as Jesus Christ! The first chapter of the Gospel of John clearly proves this, as does Hebrews 1:1-10, which says, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

“Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high...Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.”

In spite of the plain truth in your Bible that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the “Jehovah” of the Old Testament, millions assume the One who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah was the “Father” of Jesus Christ; assume Christ came to overturn everything His Father ever decreed, including the Ten Commandments and God’s Sabbaths.

In another recent commentary, I passed on the report that an Australian “gay” had made the utterly blasphemous, hideous, outrageous charge that Jesus Himself was “gay.” The man shall bear his sin, and answer to Christ in the judgment.

God’s word says, “Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

“Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.

“Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen” (Deuteronomy 27:20-22).

The seventh Commandment of God is, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”

One of the most spectacular punishments upon sinning humans in all history was that wreaked upon Sodom and Gomorrah! The account is in Genesis 19, which shows that the sodomites of the cities were so brazen they intended attacking the two strange “men,” who were actually God’s angels.

Sodom did not become a city of rampant homosexuality overnight. The practice of assaulting visitors could not have occurred when the two towns were first founded. Instead, as homosexuals pressed their agendas, and as the authorities of the towns; judges as well as whatever clergy may have existed, found themselves either powerless or unwilling to stem the moral toboggan-slide which was plunging the towns into ever greater hedonism and perversion, the small “moral minority” became overwhelmed. Because of this, the city gave its name to one of the most perverse of all deviant acts, Sodomy.

One is astonished that, though the Bible refers to Lot as “righteous,” he nevertheless offered his own two daughters to the brazen homosexuals in place of his two guests! Lot alone stands for the moral laws of God in the account. His wife, yearning for her home, no matter the incredible excesses of her neighbors, becomes a “pillar of salt,” thus standing as an eternal monument, warning any who would lust for this evil world; the evil, man-made societies of this world over God’s deliverance.

In His predictions of the coming judgments of God to fall upon a sinning, perverted society, Jesus Christ said, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

“But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

“Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

“In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

Remember Lot's wife” (Luke 17:28-32).

As the courts continue to erode moral laws; as the motion pictures, television, the Internet and literature continue to promote rampant perverted sex, murder and violence, calluses are rubbed on the consciences of those who decry such things. Eventually, it seems so commonplace, they can but “sigh and cry” for the violence and perversion they see all around them. It is those, however, even though they may feel powerless to stem the rising tide of perversion, who will listen to God’s warnings, and be sealed with His Holy Spirit for His protection (Ezekiel 9:4).

It was former President Bill Clinton who decided to name June as “Gay Pride” month.

Homosexual activists claim the month of June is in memory of the “Stonewall Riots,” June 27, 1969, which they claim were the beginning of the "gay liberation" movement. On that night, homosexuals at a bar called the Stonewall Inn resisted a raid by New York City police.

From the time Janet Reno was Attorney General (under Clinton), the U.S. Department of Justice has held annual events acknowledging “Gay Pride.”

Incredible! The highest officials in the highest places in our government openly embrace and approve the most despicable, perverted, deviant acts!

Truly, the United States of America has given in to the perverted agenda of homosexual activists. Many years ago, I said the time may come when a man would “lead a horse down the aisle” and demand they be married. In effect, the Supreme Court has now approved any kind of perversion in private.

How soon will it be when the Court approves such perversion in public?

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