"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
"And Jesus said to them, 'When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?' They said, 'No, nothing.' And He said to them,' But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one'" (Luke 22:35-36).
I have received some hate mail to the effect that my biblical stance against homosexuality is somehow responsible for "gay" Muslim Omar Mateen's campaign of slaughter at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It's absurd on its face, but it affords me the opportunity to tell you this: If I had been present and armed when Mateen opened fire, I would have shot and if necessary killed him to protect the people in that bar, including the homosexuals. Not because I have in any way changed my mind about homosexuality – the Bible is crystal clear that it is an abomination before God that He (not me) will judge – but because the Bible also tells me to "rescue those being led to slaughter" (Proverbs 24:10-12).
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While in Christ I may choose to turn the other cheek regarding an offense against ME, I have no right to stand idly by when someone attacks YOU right in front of me. I have a biblical duty to defend anyone, regardless of their sexual proclivities, from murder if it is within my power to do so. I stand firmly against the sin of homosexuality and against the sin of violence toward homosexuals.
Furthermore, I think the Orlando Massacre is a spiritual turning point in the Islamic war against the West that represents a literal call to arms for Christians – not because the victims were or weren't homosexuals (though this is a wonderful opportunity to contrast our Christian love for "gays" – we want them saved and healed – with the demonic hatred of the Muslims who want them dead) but because the incident proves that the global Islamist jihad has metastasized beyond the reach of conventional warfare. I think all Americans, including Christians, should from this day forward be ready to personally respond to any terrorist incident with force. I hereby make a pledge that if I ever find myself in a situation where a terrorist begins killing people around me, I will take whatever action is necessary to stop him, even at the risk of my own life. I urge every Christian reading this column – especially the men – to take this pledge as well.
I am writing this from the City of Brasov, high in the Carpathian mountains of Romania, better known to Americans by the name of the province in which it is located: Transylvania, birthplace of the legends of Dracula and vampires and werewolves. These were the watered-down symbols of evil my generation grew up with in those wonderful old black-and-white Lon Chaney and Bela Lagosi movies from the 1930s and '40s. America was Christian then, and its young people were like innocent babes at peace in the bubble of prosperity and security God promises to nations who honor Him, as we surely had done for generations – imperfectly but far better than today.
We didn't know that the fairy tale abstractions of evil in those movies were rooted in historical realities – periods of great horror in the Middle Ages – involving the same Islamic demons that recently showed their face in the Orlando "gay" massacre. Dracula was "Vlad the Impaler," who learned that method of torture as a prisoner of the Islamic Ottoman Turks (whose Sultan demanded as part of his tribute from Christian Europe 500 boys per year to submit to homosexual sodomy as sexual slaves). He used their own tactics against them when he later escaped and became a warlord, at one point impaling the impalers in such numbers as he fell back under their military advance, that the Turks finally withdrew.
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Dracula unfortunately adopted the dark nature of his enemies and became a symbol of evil in children's stories, but there were generations of authentically Christian warrior-kings whose lives were also shaped and defined by the need to stand firm along the ever-pressing Islamic battle front that marked (in Muslim theology) the boundary of the House of Islam (Muslim-controlled territory) and the House of War (all territory not controlled by Muslims). These kings and kingdoms along the Polish/Lithuanian/Hungarian/Romanian frontier were all that prevented the whole of Europe from being enslaved and massacred by the barbarously cruel and relentless Muslim hordes.
It was this centuries-long campaign of Muslim aggression that finally triggered the Christian backlash called the Crusades – which is (amazingly) still being characterized to Western schoolchildren as unwarranted and inexcusable Christian-initiated aggression against peaceful Muslims. While some Crusader actions were in fact indefensible and deserve condemnation, the Crusades themselves were as morally and practically justified as a SWAT team response to a modern Islamist hostage crisis or military campaign to destroy terror-training camps.
These same schoolchildren that are being brainwashed with pro-Islam propaganda are also the subject of culture-wide radical LGBT social experimentation, turning our boys into girls, and girls into lesbians, just when the nation needs a return to a more masculine Christianity and the patriarchal family structure. That must end!
Post Orlando, Americans hopefully are ready to face the stark reality that Islam is a religion of perpetual military conquest that adapts to whatever battlefield conditions it encounters. It has now adapted to the challenge of America's vast military power and police-state technology by metastasizing so that it's millions-strong and growing army of Islamic jihadists – some of whom, like Omar Mateen, are second-generation immigrants who self-radicalize – can self-activate as individuals or small-group terror clusters wherever they may happen to be. The only truly rational response to this is the self-activation of millions of non-Islamists to play the role of "Killer T Cells" in our national immune-system, ready to personally attack the terrorist cancer cells in any situation where waiting for the police or military to respond will allow a massacre to ensue.
It's a time for war.