The “Gay Amendment” Isn’t Sufficient

 

President Obama and Sodomite “Marriage”

The “Gay Amendment” Isn’t Sufficient

Richard Hollerman

On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters passed the so-called Amendment One that President Obama, former President Clinton, and Arne Duncan, the present Education Secretary, all urged North Carolinians to defeat.  Vice-President Joe Biden also sided with the sodomites, saying that he is “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex “marriage.”

All of this failed to stop 60% of the voters in their decision to pass Amendment One.  This banned so-called “homosexual marriages” but also sodomite unions.  We commend North Carolinians for not being pressured by American opinion but for standing for what they know to be right.

Billy Graham urged his fellow North Carolinians to pass the measure.  Large ads were run of his comments in many of the larger cities.  He said, “The Bible is clear — God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote for the marriage amendment on Tuesday, May 8. God bless you as you vote.” (usnews.msnbc.msn.com /_news/2012/05/07/ 11579197 -in-north-carolina-gay- marriage-vote-its- bill-clinton-versus- billy-graham?lite).

Then, one day later, on May 9, President Obama openly declared that he had “concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married” (firstread.msnbc.msn.com/ _news/2012/05/09/ 11621156 -obama-i-think-same- sex-couples-should- be-able-to-get-married?lite). 

The President is following a growing percentage of the Americans who approve of sodomite “marriage.” Further, he has been having a growing approval by “gay and lesbian voters who compose a core part of Obama’s base, and have been major fundraisers for his re-election” (Ibid.).  In other words, Obama is depending on Sodomites to help him in his bid for the second term.

We might also remember that President Obama repealed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban in the military. This effectively allows sodomites to serve in the military without punishment, something that was the tradition for all of its history.  Formerly, sodomites who were discovered in the armed forces were rejected, but today they are fully accepted.  Thus far, sodomite “marriages” are not permitted—but the door is open to even this perverse practice.

Thus, it would seem that various factors figure into the President’s approval of the immoral state of sodomy relations: (1) His fellow-Democrat friends have come out in favor of sodomite “marriage.” (2) A growing number of American voters have expressed their approval of homosexual immorality. (3) Many sodomites have contributed to his campaign for re-election.  (4) He makes his decisions based on pragmatism and humanistic considerations rather than on how God views the state of the nation, as expressed in His divine Word.

God is quite clear that He created the man and the woman and the only union that He approves is between a man and a woman. This life-long relationship is encouraged, while a union between people of the same gender is strongly condemned in Scripture.  It was grounds for capital punishment under the Law of Moses (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; cf. 23:18, margin). 

In the Christian age, homosexual relationships are seen as a perversion and sinful in God’s sight (Romans 1:26-27; 1Timothy 1:10).  It will prevent one from entering the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).  It is only right that society would enact a law that prohibits people of the same sex having any relationship or union.  Marriage, by definition, is the union of a man and a woman, not two of the same gender!

The question I would raise has to do with hypocrisy, however. Sodomy is sinful and condemned. This is clear. But what about other forms of unlawful sexual activity?  The only fornication that is against the law in American society is that between a person who is underage and one who is older.  But God says that any fornication between unmarried people is sinful and will prevent one from entering God’s Kingdom (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21).  (Fornication with a married person is also sinful.)

What about adultery?  God says that if one divorces his wife, “except for sexual immorality,” and marries another person, that person commits adultery (Matthew 19:9). This would say that at least 70% (and we would guess as many as 90%) of remarriages are adulterous in the sight of God.  Where is the public outcry against this form of immorality? Where are the laws being enacted in any of the states that would recognize a second marriage as adulterous? It isn’t being done, even though years ago the only grounds of divorce was adultery.  “No fault divorce” opened the floodgates to a massive amount of adultery through remarriage.

Thankfully, such sins as rape and pedophilia are condemned in every state.  But what about prostitution?  Is it accepted in certain places?  But if we go to Scripture, we find fornication totally condemned (1 Corinthians 6:14-18).  There is no allowance at all for this sinful activity.

Other relationships and activities are likewise condemned.  Polygamy is not permitted in the Christian age just as it was not allowed at the time of creation itself (Genesis 1:26-27).  All other sexual relationships are not permitted—except for a relationship between a man and a woman who are qualified to marry in the sight of God.

How can a nation like America have drifted so far from the ways of God?  How can such a country fall so deeply into the immoral pit in which we now find ourselves?  How could it be that sodomy could come to such wide approval by civic leadership and half of the American public? At one time (only two generations ago), nearly everyone recognized that homosexuality was a perversion, one that society as a whole condemned as evil, wicked, perverse, and even filthy.

But since the 1960s, during the cultural revolution in the United States, sodomy has been “out of the closet.”  At one time, nearly everyone understood that nature itself didn’t provide for two men to come together in a sexual relationship. Their bodies simply were not made for same-sex relationships. The same is true for woman-woman relationships.  The same truth that most people recognized at that time (before the 1960s) continues to exist today. But people simply will not accept what should be plain to them. 

How any man (or woman) can openly confess and even proudly brag to others that he is a homosexual who does unspeakably horrible and perverse sexual acts with another man is beyond me.  Even unbelievers would never think of publicly acknowledging such a thing in past years. Today it would seem that sodomites gladly profess their “alternative lifestyle.” And parents of homosexuals publicly defend their children’s perversity.  (Maybe they react in this way for to do otherwise would reflect on their child-raising incompetency.)

God has given people up to “degrading passions” so that they might do what is “unnatural” (Romans 1:26).  Sodomites do “indecent acts” and receive in their own persons “the due penalty of their sins” (v. 27).  This would say that sodomy not only often has physical consequences (such as AIDS and other STDs), but it has emotional effects—with personality perversions.  Often one can see in a homosexual his or her warped personality and jaded character.

We would encourage the convicted homosexual to recognize two things. First, the sodomite needs to see that God is highly incensed by his blatant sin. This is why Paul can declare, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18; cf. 2:4-5; Ephesians 5:6).

Second, the sodomite needs to understand that God loves him and has provided for his complete forgiveness and reconciliation.  “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Romans 5:20).  “Repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away” (Acts 3:19).  God will remove his righteous anger and pour out His undeserved mercy in full and complete forgiveness of the immorality and every other sin!

Let’s not forget that homosexuality is not the only sin in need of repentance. It is good that North Carolina went as far as they did. But the state continues to accept unjustified divorce and, along with this, the adultery that usually follows.  Think too of the rampant fornication that is found in every state of the union!  More than half of children are born to single mothers, which displays that many or even most men and women commit fornication (unmarried sex). It is utterly hypocritical for a person to condemn homosexuality while he or she is unrepentant about fornication!


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