By Pastor Mike Taylor
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
I suppose anyone who is listening to the news, or reading a newspaper has heard about the recent flap over homosexuality in this country, when Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson expressed his views in an interview with GQ magazine concerning what he considered as sinful behavior. With the abomination that is everything homosexual invading our culture, Christians must must weigh in on this one. I had to say something, so here goes.
I can’t say I watch the show, as I’m not into reality TV and don’t watch much what is on the tube these days. Not much is fit to watch for the Christian man or woman, but when I heard the uproar over a Christian man who expressed his biblical views of what sin is, that his views started an outcry from the likes of the homosexual, gay blade element of our society, then I took notice. It started with the spokesman for GLAAD, a homosexual lobby group, which called for his firing from the popular A&E show. (Which by the way, is their most popular and money making show thus far.) So what did Mr. Robertson say that caused so much hand wringing? In his interview with the reporter for GQ magazine, Mr. Robertson was asked “ what is sinful behavior”...to this he replied and I quote“"Start with homosexual behavior and just go from there"
Then he continued, "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers _ they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right." The TV star was paraphrasing 1st Corinthian 6:9-10. That was the gist of his comments as he called what homosexuality really is, a sin, and said a lot more if you want to look it up on Google, but you get the idea that a firestorm was coming from the pro-gay community. And for that right to free speech and individual conscious, he was banned from his own show?
Remember the controversy when Chick-Fil-A got caught up in the same social dilemma of defending their religious consciousness from a sinful world when they came out against same sex marriage? For too long, the people, the majority of this country have stood by and let a minority dictate what we feel, or what we believe, and what we tolerate. GLAAD’s spokesman even went on to say that most “Christians don’t feel the way Phil Robertson spoke concerning the LGBT crowd and what he said was "unchristian”..Oh, Really?
Well, here’s one Christian minister who disagrees with him soundly. Why do I disagree with him? Because he is on the opposite side of what God my Father stands for and created laws to govern acceptable behavior in men and women. I am in rather righteous indignation that someone who probably has never read the bible, or if he even has one, has so much dust on it’s cover from never being opened, tries to speak for me, or for that matter, any Christian who believes their Bible and what God says.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH?
It seems that the “gay crowd” likes to pick and choose what they wish to believe about the bible and discard what does not promote their position of same-sex relations, civil unions, or marriage. They totally ignore the opening verse to this message...to them, not relevant. They only see what they wish to see. Jesus said when asked what are the greatest commandments? What did He say ? Matthew:
22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
But going further into that Holy Book, you call your Bible, my God, my Savior emphasized through Paul what was and was not acceptable human behavior.Romans:
1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
You need to read the whole chapter that tells you the judgment of God on unrighteousness, and pertaining to this message, this part should speak to their transgressing the law of God by their sexual sins, in the following passage:
1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (lesbians)
1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (sodomites) My additions in parenthesis.
1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
and the chapter ends with this indictment from Almighty God,
1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Now the homosexual, lesbian crowd would only point to love thy neighbor noted in Matthew above, but forget the judgment that comes from sinning against God in your flesh
They fail to understand that if you love the Lord God, you do what He commanded you. We are not to hate our fellow man, that's so true, even if he is wrong in his application of God’s laws, which is not what Phil Robertson was doing or this author. No, he said he respects and loves others, but that doesn’t mean we have to agree with sinful behavior. Love the sinner, hate the sin. Pray for them, but never condone that type of behavior.
But the hidden problem that points at each of us, is why is this type of behavior is allowed in our society? Why is this even an issue in a supposedly “Christian nation”? Not so many years ago, it was a disgrace to be considered “gay”...they stayed in a closet. Why have they come out? Because of a lazy, so called “Christian community” and the clergy in the pulpits that are silent on the subject. They should call sin what it is,...SIN....call a duck, a DUCK.
Do you realize that in one survey they asked young people, that are less than 25 years old, the question.... is homosexuality a sin, or acceptable behavior? Their answer was no, it is not a sin and is acceptable way of lifestyle in our modern era. This answer by an astounding 45% that make up our future generation of leaders in this country. Why has this grown from being a dirty secret, to being cool? Because the pulpit has let us down and the devil is hard at work to destroy this country from within. Christians have stayed silent. Ministers have not warned or preached against this sinful lifestyle and called what it is, SIN, pure and simple and an abomination before God. We have sinned by omission, and they have sinned by commission. God help us to take this sin on head first.
WHAT OF THE GAY AGENDA?
The gay community wants to destroy the morality in this country and wants to outlaw Christian behavior and the institution of marriage. Shocking? Was to me, when I read it, too. It was reported in LifeStyle News, that Masha Gessen, a journalist and author who campaigns for homosexual 'rights', made the comments and ‘fessed up last May in Australia on a panel at the Sydney Writer’s Festival. She said and I quote:
“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.
The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist.” endquote.
The article went on to say that the true agenda behind the homosexual lobby is the following:
“For quite some time, the defenders of natural marriage have attempted to point out that the true agenda behind the homosexual demands organizations is not marriage equality; it is the total unraveling of marriage and uprooting traditional values from society. (This will ultimately include efforts to silence and punish some churches that openly adhere to their religious teachings about marriage and sexual morality.) That is already coming about all over the country, we call ‘land of the free, home of the brave”.
Understand one thing...we are talking about 3.8% of the population who are of the homosexual abomination, which is a deviation from God’s law of nature. Where is the outcry from the other 96.2% of the American people who make up the majority of the population, when it is being rammed down our throats? Is it because they are too busy with their own little world of sinful behavior, and if they came out against gay people, then they would have to examine their own sins? Where are the churches, the ministries to speak the Word against such behavior. They have been silenced by a government bent on our destruction. Can you count the number of times that God has taken action against a people for sins of the flesh when it comes to sexual sins? Let’s add to the ones that everyone should know in the bible, like concerning Sodom and Gomorrah.If God does not punish this land for the sexual sins of strange flesh, then God owes Sodom and Gommorah and apology, but know one thing, God does not change, and He WILL deal with America unless a big awakening happens this side of the Rapture. He may already have taken His hand of protection from off most of our country, that we have enjoyed for 200+ years. Your Bible is full of instances that point to God truly hates this sinful act, but how about the sins concerning rampant diseases because of homosexual sins?
As far as we know, the crisis of AIDS has been with us since 1981, although blood samples from as early as 1959 show evidence of the HIV virus. Already, tens of millions have died from it in the United States alone. Although the disease can be spread by other means, the primary vehicle for the contagion is sexual contact.
Before AIDS, sexually transmissible diseases (STDs) like gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and chlamydia—politely called "social" or venereal diseases—raged around the world for centuries. Like AIDS, these are primarily spread by sexual contact, usually of an illicit nature. Today, the Centers for Disease Control reports, 87 percent of all reportable disease is sexually transmitted!
Many man inflicted diseases could be wiped out in a generation if mankind would only remember the 7th Commandment “Thou shalt not commit adultery”. You commit sins against God and yes, there is a price to pay...here in this life, or the next..or both.
Let me share something with you, that I learned not long ago. Many people don’t know the history of what was going on in the ancient city of Pompeii before Mt. Vesuvius erupted and encased them in hot ash. The city was a city of illicit sex, child sex slavery, brothels, adult sex trade, homosexuality and every sin imaginable of the flesh. It permeated the whole city in every house and building. Did God bring judgment down on them as Sodom experienced in the pages of your Bible? Makes you wonder. Note that the volcano in Yellowstone, if erupted could wipe out most of America, and the rest would die of starvation. It would make Mt. Vesuvius look like a pop gun going off in comparison. And Yellowstone's super volcano is being tracked to be growing in size and activity.
WHAT SHALL WE DO?
For too long, the people of America have stood by and watched their country being taken over by the deviant, the immoral, the decaying mass of humanity that imposes their hedonistic lifestyle on the rest of us. The loss of freedoms, such as not being able to speak your mind in a GQ magazine article and risk being banned from starring in your own show, about your own family...Mr. Robertson, say it won’t happen. I am behind this man 100% as long as he sticks to his guns and refuses to compromise the Word of God or the beliefs we all should share. Like Chick-Fil-A, let us all stand with this family and encourage them to find another show network to sponsor their show.
After all, it is all about them and no amount of censureship should be allowed, when it’s your show. Now, if Duck Commander backs down and issues an apology for his “ill conceived comments” which is what the gay community is slathering over, hoping for, then I have no use for their Duck Dynasty or supporting them. I call for a national uprising of support that dwarfs what was done for the family who owned Chick-Fil-A. The Duck Dynasty family needs to reaffirm their commitment to the standards that made this country great and made them a house hold word....previously, just not in mine, unless he sticks to his guns, then I may just be a fan as well and tune in. They need to walk from A&E and take their hit show with them. I would encourage everyone who calls themselves disciples of Jesus Christ to phone, email, or text A&E and complain about their position on the right of free speech and the gay agenda (Google it)....or if we can find a website for the Duck Dynasty family (believe there is one on Facebook), let them know you are behind them...they don’t need the money, but they could use the Christian support...I encourage them to find a new network to broadcast their type of entertainment. Then follow them to that new station. I'll bet the new station would love to have them, so would their sponsors.
What we need to do above all other things, is engage the conversation about deviant sins of the flesh and oppose them in every arena. Not just this one instance, but everytime this snake rears it's ugly head. Oppose every legislation, every attempt to make the homosexual lifestyle cool to your kids and every other "sports star" that's coming out right now for the notoriety and publicity and think it's "cool"..It's not..it's sick, Satan sick and your kids need to know it. Don’t stay silent over the issue. Think what you would do, if your child came home one day and told you, “I think I'm gay”...yeah, and the Easter Bunny is French...he wasn’t born that way, and neither were you. If you’re a Christian, as I am, you would be devastated, because you would know it is a sin against God and against the soul and spirit of your child......Rise up, Christian America and take back the moral values that made this country great. Because if the duck looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks with swishes in his tail, then he may be a gay duck. Even Duck Commander figured that out..So can you...and as he said, "It ain't right" Ditto, Duck Commander!
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying for you standing for righteousness sake in this dark hour of human history. If I can help you with anything, counsel you with a problem in your life, or just need a listening ear, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
May God bless you, till we meet at Jesus feet.