According to the third-century Christian monks called the Desert Fathers, “pride” topped the list of the infamous “Seven Deadly Sins.”
However, the Bible itself identifies homosexuality as the most deadly, giving it the special designation “toeva” (abomination) in the Leviticus 18 list of worst-possible sins that cause the land itself to “vomit out” its inhabitants, and making clear that widespread homosexuality was the cause of the incineration of Sodom and Gomorrah (Jude 1:7, referencing Genesis 19). That incident, unique in biblical history, expressly linked male homosexual sodomy (and that sin alone) with the last-days destruction of the world by God.
So what should faithful Christians and Jews think of “gay pride,” the international month-long celebration of homosexual sodomy that occurs every June, drawing support from numerous governments around the world?
The answer should be the clearest for the Western nations with a Christian heritage, since the New Testament strongly reaffirms the condemnation of homosexuality found in the Old Testament. Romans 1:18-32 singularly identifies homosexuality as the sin that epitomizes the “reprobate mind” and the apostasy of the last days (see also 2 Timothy 3, Jude 1 and 2 Peter 2). Yet it is many of these “Christian” nations that are the most “affirming” of homosexual perversion. But Jewish Israel, especially Tel Aviv, is not far behind.
All cultures recognize that flags symbolize the powers that rule over a given territory. Raising its flag is the first action taken by any conquering power. How then should we interpret the raising of the rainbow flag across so many nations of the world, not just in June but whenever the “gay” movement is formally acknowledged?
For example, upon the U.S. Supreme Court’s issuance of the Obergefell “gay marriage” ruling, then-President Barack Obama used colored lights to bathe the White House in a rainbow flag. Importantly, no other special-interest group receives such honor by the ruling authorities.
Spiritually minded people should recognize this as a phenomenon with deep significance.
Just what does the rainbow itself symbolize, and why do the “gays” cloak themselves in it?
The rainbow is the biblical symbol of the presence and authority of God from the story of Noah’s flood, foundational to all the Abrahamic faiths, reaffirmed to Jews and Christians in Ezekiel 1:28, and to Christians in Revelation 4:3 in the New Testament. Could there be any more audacious statement of defiance of God than to hijack His symbol to represent the worldwide legitimization of sexual deviance He explicitly condemns? Could this be the meaning of the prophecy of the Antichrist in Revelation 6:2: “I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest”?
Does this verse definitively associate the “gay” movement with the Antichrist of the last days? No. Neither does the spiritual comparison of Jerusalem with “Sodom and Egypt” under the Antichrist in Revelation 11:8. Nor do modern “gay rights” laws that require Christian businesses such as bakers, printers and florists to endorse homosexuality – so reminiscent of restrictions on “buying and selling” imposed on those refusing to take the “Mark of the Beast” (Revelation 13:17). Still, it should give every Christian pause that the Bible’s many warnings about homosexuality from Genesis to Revelation are tied so closely to the last days and to extreme rebellion triggering God’s wrath, especially when these passages are viewed collectively.
Indeed, the ancient prophecy of Isaiah contains the following verse that seems so timely today:
“The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves” (Isaiah 3:9).
This appears a perfect caption for the scene at “gay pride” parades, and it invokes the many horrors that afflict the “gay” community: from a long string of gruesome “gay-on-gay” slayings such as the Jeffrey Dahmer cannibal killings, Matthew Shepard and Giani Versace, to the lingering movement-wide plague of AIDS and other frightening STDs (carefully minimized by the pro-“gay” press).
The current “gay” supremacist version of the LGBT movement was born June 28, 1969, in the notorious Stonewall Riots, when homosexual men violently attacked police officers seeking to arrest a boy “drag queen” prostitute at the mafia-owned Stonewall Bar on Christopher Street in New York City. That was the origin of “Gay Pride Day,” and of the vicious, implacable army of “gay” activists who have battled ever since to transform every institution of Western society into a tool of LGBT advocacy. Since that day, any person who opposes them in any meaningful way faces an intense campaign of personal destruction. By these means, they have nearly achieved the end of the family centered order of civilization my generation took for granted just a half-century ago.
The Apostle Peter wrote only two short letters in the Bible. The second of these is devoted to prophecy about the last days, and its special emphasis was to warn the church about a form of heresy that would then emerge. In Christianity, heresy is a set of beliefs that contradict the clear teaching of the Bible. According to Peter, the last days heresy will be rooted in beliefs about sexuality. “Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned,” he wrote in 2 Peter 2:2. He went on to define this heresy by reference to four biblical texts addressing sexual sin, including especially homosexuality. A close reading of 2 Peter 2 strongly suggests that the last days heresy is so-called “gay theology.”
Christians should not be surprised that the world today – and the U.S especially – is in such a mess. We’ve been steadily losing the “culture war” that in so many ways is a contest pitting LGBT values against ours. And if these are the last days, that’s the way things are supposed to be. However, our responsibility to stand steadfastly for truth has never changed and is not contingent on circumstances.
We must always “contend earnestly for the faith entrusted once for all to the saints” (Jude 1:3). That means having the courage to speak the truth ourselves, to work vigorously to purge the heresy of “gay theology” from the church, and to continue to fight the culture war to win it, trusting God for whatever outcome will result. Lastly, we must rescue as many souls as we can from the seductive evil of “gay pride,” knowing that the wrath it heralds is too terrible to wish upon even our worst enemies.