Dave Welch is the founder and executive director of the U.S. Pastor Council and Houston Area Pastor Council, interdenominational and interracial ministries of and for pastors based in Houston, Texas. Over the past 24 years, he has held numerous leadership positions including founding executive director of Christian Coalition of Washington, national field director of Christian Coalition and executive director of Vision America.More ↓Less ↑
Bowling Green, Ohio, is just the latest American city where the definitions of morality, family and marriage have fallen prey to the GLBT “anti-discrimination” offensive.
As the American Family Association revealed in their documentary (“They’re Coming To Your Town”) several years ago, GLBTQIA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, Intersexed and Allies) activists have been quietly moving into small to midsize towns across the country and taking advantage of those who thought the sexual diversity battle is only in the “big cities.”
Certainly, as “big city” Houston (population 2.25 million) was just reminded again, the battle certainly exists there as well. Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker has in her first year appointed a lesbian as judge who even by the media’s standards was utterly unqualified, issued an executive order opening up city restrooms to the gender-confused and finally, to cap the year, just appointed a radical transgender activist as a city municipal judge.
However, small towns like Eureka Springs, Ark., (population 2,350 and featured in the AFA documentary) and midsize towns like Bowling Green (population 27,775) are increasingly in the crosshairs of the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and their cronies like the ACLU.
As has been happening from coast to coast, Bowling Green had two ordinances on the Nov. 2 ballot, with the main issue worded as follows:
… to modify by expansion the protected classes described in the new definition of “discriminate” or “discrimination” as set forth in Section 1 of this ordinance to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, creed, ancestry, disability, political ideology, military status, veteran status, marital status, family status, physical characteristics, HIV-status, or genetic information. (Referendum 7905)
If voting statistics bore you, please forgive me, but every concerned pastor and local leader needs to know how to target effectively, as it is what wins elections. Here is what happened in Bowling Green (the “right” vote was AGAINST):
4,767 votes FOR, 4,284 votes AGAINST – 483 vote margin of loss;
Total turnout was 35 percent, but was 52 percent in AGAINST precincts vs. 26 percent in FOR precincts – should be good, however …
Average margin in AGAINST precincts was 59 percent, while in FOR precincts it was 68 percent;
Average number of voters in AGAINST precincts was 1,176 vs. 1,496 in FOR precincts.
The lower turnout with higher “for” margins in larger precincts added up to another victory for the hijacking of the civil-rights movement to end racial discrimination by sexual deviants.
Look at the list above – just as the movement itself has morphed from “gay rights” to the alphabet list shown earlier, non-discrimination is now the hammer used to bludgeon communities into submission by the Purveyors of Perversion.
While we’ve argued that “sexual orientation” is a preference and not determined at birth, they blew right past us to add gender identity, gender expression and now … genetic information. While we get all worked up about our jobs, the economy and national security, the enemy has successfully destroyed our foundations.
Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas described the mechanics of their recently completed destruction of some old church buildings and how explosive charges were placed at strategic locations in the buildings’ support beams at the foundation level.
When the button was pushed, explosions were heard, but nothing happened. At least, not for a few seconds. Then, the buildings simply collapsed on themselves in a pile of rubble.
I strongly urge you to watch the video and see these church buildings become nothing more than dust and wreckage. Then think of America following the same course.
As these GLBTQIA operatives run for city councils, become mayors, sponsor referendums and carry out an effective takeover of your town, will they take you by surprise since it always happens “somewhere else”?
When the dynamite explodes and the “institutions” collapse, will you find you were too busy just living your own life and doing church to have seen what was coming? Will you be like the pastor in Bowling Green who “made no formal endorsement of either side”?
It sounds like his gender identity may be up for question. If that sounds harsh, so be it.
Will you be like many pastors in Houston who are now more upset that a ballot measure passed that will add a de facto property tax on their church than they were about the election of an activist lesbian to mayor or the erection of the largest late-term abortion clinic in the Western Hemisphere?
If so, the 2010 election results that promise so much temporary political change will prove temporary. Why? Just a couple of brief reminders:
You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:3,4)
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:7, 8)
When – and if – we get our priorities in order, God just may again bring a spiritual, moral and political renewal that will turn our nation away from our own implosion.