There are few subjects regarding sin that I
have difficulty discussing. All sin in God's eyes is sin, no matter who
commits it, nor how it's committed. In the past 30 years, The Church has
watched a growing number of individuals bent having the "government" helping
them to be treated equally among those who have traditionally looked at
their lifestyle as a "choice", and not part of the "status quo".
The Gay movement is a highly charged agenda
that has renewed and increased in numbers every year. Christ tells us that
this is exactly what it would be like just before his return. As gay people
also try and convince the Evangelical Movement of Christians across the
globe that they are saved by grace, elect pastors, priests, and bishops as
Christian leaders, produce cartoons that teach 8th graders about
transgender lifestyles, and can live in the lifestyle they so openly
demonstrate, I cannot help but believe and hear the words of Paul in
Romans Chapter 1.
to the left is Harry Hay. He is the founder of the Gay Movement. This is how
it all got started.....
hardly separate homosexuals from subversives ... A man of low morality is a
menace to the government, whatever he is, and they are all tied up together.
--Senator Wherry" in N.Y. Post, 1950
It may come as a surprise that the gay
movement not only began in the 1950s, but that its founders were former
communists and radicals. Harry Hay, who wrote the first call for a gay
movement in 1948, had been a party member for 20 years, active in labor
organizing and cultural work. The fact that these organizers had already
spent most of their lives outside the mainstream no doubt prepared them for
the risks involved in forming a gay organization.
The modern gay movement in America began in
Los Angeles, a city that symbolized the mobile, affluent lifestyle of
Americans after the War. The Mattachine Foundation (to be distinguished from
the post-1953 Mattachine Society) was formed in the winter of 1950 by a
group of seven gay men gathered together by Hay. The name refers to the
medieval Mattachines, troupes of men who traveled from village to village,
taking up the cause of social justice in their ballads and dramas. By
sharing and analyzing their personal experience as gay men, the Mattachine
founders radically redefined the meaning of being gay and devised a
comprehensive program for cultural and political liberation.
In 1951, Mattachine began sponsoring
discussion groups. Years before women's "consciousness-raising groups,"
Mattachine provided lesbians and gay men a similar opportunity to share
openly, for the first time, their feelings and experiences.
The meetings were emotional and cathartic.
From 1950 to 1953 attendance snowballed. Soon discussion groups were meeting
throughout California. As Dorr Legg described it, "The thing was growing.
Never was there a mass movement in America like it. There were tens of
thousands of people in the L.A. area involved with it.... You could go to a
Mattachine meeting every night of every week, year in and out." Groups began
to sponsor social events, fundraisers, newsletters, and publications.
In April 1951, Mattachine adopted a Statement
of Missions and Purposes. This encompassing vision of gay liberation stands
out in the history of the movement because it incorporated two important
themes. First, Mattachine called for a grassroots movement of gay people to
challenge anti-gay discrimination. At the same time, the organization
recognized the importance of building community: "Mattachine holds it
possible and desirable that a highly ethical homosexual culture emerge, as a
consequence of its work, paralleling the emerging cultures of our
fellow-minorities . . . the Negro, Mexican, and Jewish peoples."
This ideal of a gay cultural and political
community with a unique place in democratic society linked Mattachine to
Whitman's vision of a hundred years earlier.
The discussion groups proved effective in
building gay consciousness. In 1952, the Mattachine founders pushed forward
into political action. That spring, when one of the original members of the
group was entrapped by the Los Angeles vice squad, Mattachine decided to
mobilize the community and challenge the case in court.
Under the auspices of the Citizen's Committee
to Outlaw Entrapment, Mattachine hired a lawyer, raised funds, published
newsletters, and distributed leaflets. When the jury was unable to reach a
verdict " and the case was dismissed " Mattachine claimed victory. An
acknowledged homosexual had beaten the vice squad and been acquitted in
Encouraged by this success,
Mattachine took an even bolder step the following year. In 1953, the group
sent questionnaires to local political candidates, asking them to state
their positions on gay rights issues.
In March, a local newspaper columnist wrote
an article about this "strange new pressure group," noting that Mattachine's
lawyer had been "unfriendly" when he appeared before the House Un-American
Activities Committee. Of course, at this time McCarthy's anti-communist
witch hunt was at its peak.
The article set off a panic among Mattachine
members, who were horrified at the thought of their activities being linked
to communism. In the controversy that followed, two conventions were held
and opposing sides took shape. These conventions were unprecedented public
meetings of gay people, attended by delegates representing hundreds of
discussion group participants.
Conservative delegates questioned the
organization's stated goals, challenging the idea that gay people were a
minority. They claimed such an approach would only encourage hostility.
Mattachine board members, however, argued that "we must disenthrall
ourselves of the idea that we differ only in our sexual directions and that
all we want or need in life is to be free to seek the expression of our
While efforts to adopt anti-communist
resolutions failed at the conventions, the original leadership was shaken.
They, too, feared the consequences of a government investigation of
Mattachine activities, which would expose the identity of members and
destroy the movement. So, in May 1953, the founders resigned, turning the
movement over to the conservatives.
the new leadership shared none of the vision or experience of the original
founders. They drastically revised the goals of the organization,
backtracking in every area. Instead of social change, they advocated
accommodation. Instead of mobilizing gay people, they sought the support of
professionals, who they believed held the key to reform. They stated, "We do
not advocate a homosexual culture or community, and we believe none exists."
The results were devastating. Discussion
group attendance fell and groups folded. The small core of members that
remained, in San Francisco and other cities, invited psychiatrists to speak
to them and sat patiently through the homophobic diatribes of these
"experts," to prove their "impartiality." As Barbara Gittings said, "At
first we were so grateful just to have people--anybody--pay attention to us
that we listened to everything they said, no matter how bad it was.... It
was essential for us to go through this before we could arrive at what we
now consider our much more sensible attitudes."
The Gay movement then has been here for over
50 years. As I think about all the abortions this country has performed, and
from around the world, the couples that live together and do not get
married, the amount of marriages that have failed due to adultery,
infidelity, drug and alcohol dependency, gambling, teens turning to
prostitution as a means to support themselves, crime and lawlessness, the
climate and how the earth is radically changing, the collapse of our country
economically, the liars in Washington....there is so much more I could
list. IS THIS what Christ was talking about as the days of Noah? Sodom and
The Gay Movement has become stronger, more
vocal, more accepted, tolerated, and is leaning to the brink of acceptance
through our Federal Leaders...Recently, on the AMA awards, American Idol
winner Adam Lambert
performed a single from his debut album "For Your Entertainment". There are
major differences in today's gay agenda. Appearance of looking gay "in a
glamorous way" seems to help project the look, the feel, and the statement
of being gay....that's just Hollywood. But Lambert's performance was openly
shocking for even late night television.
The Evangelical Christians of this country,
and of the Church of Christ simply do not believe that Gay's can be "gay"
and be a Christian while being Gay.
In the Video "Time for Miracles", Lambert sings a song from
his debut album that is part of the Sound Track of Sony Pictures new movie
"2012" called "Time For Miracles". I have included this video because it is
an appropriate way to end this article, and to sum up just what is coming to
all of the inhabitants of this planet who will experience God's Wrath when
he unleashes it on a unrepentant world. If you are gay, and proclaim to be a
Christian, and continue to live in a lifestyle that is unpleasing to God,
then your not a Christian. You have learned what to say, to be accepted for
what you believe, and have twisted God's word to meet your agenda....your
fate, along with the fate of billions of people on this planet who have
rejected the Gospel and are not the "doers" of the will of God, shall be
cast into a lake of fire and burned for eternity.....Adam Lambert...your
right...Maybe it is "time for a miracle"...and for you, and all of the gay
community to turn your hearts and lives over to Christ, who can cleanse you
and make you whole, as a new creature in Christ Jesus. There are no
scriptures that teach that you can live openly in your sin, and expect to go
to heaven....it just doesn't work that way. As a matter of fact scripture is
quite clear in regards to the fate of people who live in their sin....1
Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the
kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor
idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexuals nor
thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will
inherit the kingdom of God." Paul
explains to the Corinthians that these people who commit these acts and do
not repent from their sin are doomed, and shall not inherit the Kingdom of
God. He further states that 1 Corinthians 6:11 - "And that is what
some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were
justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our
God." It doesn't matter what you
believe...what does scripture teach about it? That is truly the question to