Apr 23, 2009

Speaking Boldly Against the Creation of Special Protected Classes of People

By Bill Wilson

The radical nature of this government is spinning out of control. Consider that within four months of the new Administration Congress that Christians who believe in end time prophecy, border control, the Bill of Rights and the sanctity of life are vilified as rightwing extremists. At the same time, elected officials are holding serious hearings to give special legal protection to those who have made choices that are sexually deviant. Democrats in their Congressional hearings are claiming that homosexuals and transgenders are fleeing for their lives from persecution, cannot get jobs, and cannot purchase goods and services. Therefore, lawmakers believe these people need special hate crime protections.

Trouble is, there is no documentation to support the claims. According to Andrea Lafferty, of the Traditional Values Coalition, Democrats neglected to mention that in America - a country of 300 million people - there have been only 1,521 cases of hate against homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people - hardly a surge in public persecution. Homosexuals, bisexuals and transgendered people should not have any more protection under the law than the rest of the population. We are all people. For lawmakers who we elect to office to elevate above the current law this group of people because of their sexual preferences is just another sign that the government is out of control.

It is time that those of us who know the truth, stand up and say it. From a Biblical worldview, homosexuality is an abomination. It is not moral. And it leads to the breakdown of society. Leviticus 18:22 says,
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination."
For those that say things changed since Christ died for the sins of the world, it is written in Romans 1:25-27:
"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator. . .For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that with is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman."
There was a time that Christians were considered patriots and standard-bearers of what was good and right about America. Now we have a government bent on giving special legal protection to those who pervert the truth of God and wish to destroy the moral fabric of a great nation because of their own selfish pride. Instead, Christians who hold to the truth of God are considered hate mongers and dangerous citizens. Romans 14:16 warns:
"Let not then your good be evil spoken of."
And 3 John 11 says,
"Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good."
Recent history suggests that those speaking the loudest get the attention. In this nation, we have a say. And we need to speak boldly.

Related Links

HR 1913 Hate Crimes Bill Gains Approval of House Panel - Prophecy News Headlines
What Is Wrong with the Federal Hate Crime Law? - Rutherford Institute