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Those of us who still hold a biblical worldview have been heartened by recent global events affirming normalcy. The Australian high court struck down “gay marriage” as unconstitutional; the Indian high court re-criminalized sodomy; and Russian President Putin declared his nation to be the new moral compass of the world for championing family values. Although Ukraine’s highly controversial decision to postpone (or cancel) a step into the fold of the European Union has been framed in economic terms, there is little doubt that the Ukrainian disdain for the sexual perversion agenda of the EU has played a major role. And in tiny Jamaica, a push to decriminalize sodomy (driven in large part by the U.S. State Department) has run into so much opposition that the pro-family Jamaicans just might win that battle.
There is no question that among the major Western powers 2013 has been the best year for the homosexual movement since its defeat of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 1973. The APA was the first of the big secular institutions to fall to the homosexual movement after its agenda was militarized in the Stonewall Riot of 1968. Exactly 40 years later, in 2013, we saw the completion of the LGBT campaign. That’s all the time it took to subjugate all of the secular institutions in America. The very last to fall was, of course, the Boy Scouts of America. Tellingly, the new homosexual-controlled BSA has just elected as its first president, the reprobate Robert Gates, who, as Obama’s defense secretary, homosexualized the next-most-recent “gay” trophy, the United States military, following the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Yet, despite the dire picture in the West (let’s not forget that 2013 also saw “gay marriage” adopted in England and France), the culture war is not over, even in America. There remains one institution still standing against the “gay” agenda: the church.
The homosexual movement may have built up a formidable army of activists and an enormous war machine over the past 40 years, but even at its best it is no match for an awakened Christian church. And for the first time in my 25 years of service as a Christian social activist, I believe the sleeping giant has been awakened. It falls to pro-family leaders and activists across America to rally together to quickly arm and equip the giant. Here is what we should do in 2014:
First, Reclaim the Rainbow. The rainbow belongs to God, not to the “gays.'” It is the symbol of His authority over creation in Genesis 6-9, and of His Glory in Ezekiel 1:28 and Revelation 4:3. The “gay” movement in essence is wrapping itself in God’s own cloak in an attempt to sanitize a lifestyle that cannot be sanitized. I am calling on every Christian church, ministry and activist to begin using the rainbow symbol (in conjunction with key scriptures) to reclaim it in a way that cannot be mistaken for support of the homosexual agenda – such as displaying a rainbow flag or bumper sticker bearing the legend “The Rainbow Belongs to God: Gen. 6-9, 19” (linking, the story of the flood with the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as does the Bible).
The church reclamation of the rainbow will not only prevent the name of God from being tied to sodomy (an essential goal in itself), it will throw the homosexual battalions into disarray. It will also force them to find a new battlefield flag to fight under, a demoralizing task.
Second, Reclaim the Constitution. The church must be educated to recognize that anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation, aka “sexual orientation regulations” (SORs), are the seed that contain the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit. Far from being a benign civil rights policy (a shield) to prevent unfair discrimination in employment and housing, SORs are a devilish scheme to subvert the Constitution and give militant LGBT activists a sword to attack Christians through private lawsuits and public “hate crime” enforcement.
SORs are used routinely today to give special rights to homosexuals and transsexuals that trump the First Amendment. The next step in the SOR strategy is to strip the churches of tax-exempt status, force pastors to perform homosexual “marriages,” and criminalize the Bible as “hate speech.”
Churches must step up now to push back the SORs by 1) opposing them in jurisdictions where they have not yet been adopted, and 2) by amending them in every place where they have already become law (including local and state governments, quasi-government agencies, public schools and universities, for-profit and non-profit corporations, etc.). These existing SORs can be easily neutralized by amending them with a First Amendment Supremacy Clause, to wit:
“In no circumstance shall sexual orientation regulations supersede the First Amendment rights of individuals, churches and religious organizations to freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion.
“For the purpose of this amendment, religious organizations are those whose policies or culture are substantially influenced by religious values, including but not limited to Christian bookstores, adoption agencies, hospitals, businesses, social organizations and student clubs on college campuses.”
Once again, I assert no copyright of this idea or verbiage for anyone who wants to adopt it for the cause of Christ.
Third, and most importantly, Reclaim the Bible. This imminent, perhaps final battle for the heart and soul of America largely comes down to a contest over the Word of God. Over the past 40 years, the homosexual movement has produced an entire school of biblical revisionists who have invented a new doctrine called “Gay Theology.” It provides the twisted theological underpinning for the “Welcoming and Affirming” movement in the so-called “mainstream” denominations, and for the more recent “Emergent Church” movement among evangelicals. “Gay Theology” is the heresy of our time and must be effectively countered.
In 2014, I will be working to encourage the church in America to reacquaint itself with the clear biblical teaching on homosexuality that has been largely self-censored due to the pressure of political correctness in the popular culture. Now that the giant has awakened and realizes there is a very real threat to Christian civilization presented by the homosexual movement, individual churches will be increasing more inclined to revisit the teaching of the Bible on the topic. I will be referring pastors and church leaders to the work of scholars such as Rob Gagnon and James DeYoung, as well as to concise Genesis-to-Revelation summaries such as my video “The Global Threat of Homosexuality.”
I confess that I’ve been increasingly pessimistic over the past few years and downright discouraged a few times during the darkest days of 2013, but I have a very strong sense today that things have changed for the better for the pro-family movement, at least in the short term. I am very optimistic for our prospects in 2014. It’s time for some push-back!