Americans who believe in traditional moral values like the right to life and one-man-one-woman marriage suffered a disappointing loss with the election of Barack Hussein Obama as president of the United States. The most liberal, pro-abortion president in our history, Obama also supports civil unions between people of the same sex. Conservatives were also frustrated by the rejection of pro-life measures at the polls in Colorado and South Dakota, and the failure of a law requiring parental notification for an abortion by a minor in California.
When conservative Christians lose at the polls, they react with quiet disappointment, reevaluation of political parties and traditional loyalties, and prayer for our nation and its leadership. But when the radical homosexual community loses an election, they fight back – literally.
The homosexuals’ response to the passage in California of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, has been marked by violence, hatred and anti-religious bigotry. Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court struck down Proposition 22, a law passed in 2000 wherein the people of California had declared marriage to be only “between a man and a woman.” Once again voicing their support for traditional marriage this Nov. 4, Californians approved Proposition 8, joining 29 other states where, by an average vote of 67 percent, the biblical definition of marriage has been protected in state constitutions. Proving to be the sorest of losers, thousands of angry homosexuals took to the streets to protest Proposition 8, even attacking Mormon and Christian churches in the process.
On Nov. 14, an angry mob of homosexuals attacked a small group of Christians who were praying and singing Christian songs on a sidewalk in the Castro district of San Francisco. The attackers cursed, pushed, assaulted and threw hot coffee on some of the Christians until police in riot gear arrived to escort the Christians (not the violent attackers) out of the area. Shouting “We’re going to kill you!” and “Stay out of my neighborhood!” they even issued a threat to other Christians and Mormons. Those who claimed that Proposition 8 was about “hate” are now showing what hate really looks like.
Homosexual riots in the streets and physical attacks on people of God seem more fitting for Sodom and Gomorrah than America. But those disturbing reactions reveal that radical homosexuals seek more than “tolerance” – they will not stop until they impose their immoral lifestyle on the rest of us, even to the point of making their perverse behavior legally sanctioned by law. Any setbacks are met by violent public tantrums and personal attacks.
In the book of Genesis, when Lot brought two angels into his home in Sodom, homosexual men surrounded his house and demanded that the two visitors be brought “out unto us, that we may know them” (Genesis 19:5). When Lot rejected their demands, the angry mob turned on him, saying:
This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
– Genesis 19:9
The angels intervened, struck the homosexuals with blindness and led Lot out of the city before it was destroyed.
Homosexual advocates have never respected morality or democratic principles. Despite being repeatedly defeated by a vote of “we the people” in a series of fair elections, they turn to riot and violence to get their way. And of course, they return to seek the help of liberal judges who think nothing of overturning the will of the people. The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases seeking to overturn Proposition 8 by claiming the constitutional amendment infringes on a “fundamental right” to same-sex “marriage,” a supposed “right” that has existed in California for less than six months since its creation by that same liberal court.
At this sacred season of Thanksgiving, we should remember to thank God for the many blessings we have received and the victories we do enjoy. We should be grateful for the unalienable rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” contained in our organic law, the Declaration of Independence and the right to control our own destiny by the “consent of the governed,” under the “laws of nature and of nature’s God.”
While we must never adopt the unlawful and hateful tactics of radical homosexuals, Christians must continue to oppose their immoral agenda in our schools, courts and political establishments. We must pray for those who like the people of Sodom are still blinded by their sins. Finally, pray for our country and a return to the moral foundation that made us a great nation.