Friday, 25 January 2013

I Think I Am Going To Get An Erection

I think I am going to get an erection.

The third volume in William Manchester and Paul Reid's biography of Winston Churchill is out. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill Defender of the Realm 1940-1965 is over 1000 pages of fascinating history primarily covering World War II.

I admit to not reading the first two volumes as I simply was not interested in Churchill's early life. I am a WWII scholar and this was what I was waiting for and frankly this is more exciting than the tits that were popping out of my young tax accountants blouse this afternoon.

This will be taking my free time until I wade through this unless, of course, it turns out to be badly written,  which I doubt.

I couldn't justify the price but the library had it so ...

As Arnold says, I'll be back.

Homosexuality and Violence

According to a study on Violence and Homosexuality:

…it appears that the modern world record for serial killing is held by a Russian homosexual, Andrei Chikatilo, who was convicted in 1992 of raping, murdering and eating parts of at least 21 boys, 17 women and 14 girls.

The top six U.S. male serial killers were all gay

A study of 518 sexually-tinged mass murders in the U.S. from 1966 to 1983 determined that 350 (68%) of the victims were killed by those who practiced homosexuality…

A substantial minority of homosexuals (between 22% to 37%) indulge in painful or violent sex…

In a national survey of random samples of homosexuals and heterosexuals, (7) 32% of those males who called themselves homosexual or bisexual versus 5% of heterosexual males reported having engaged in sadomasochism…

The 1980 CBS-TV documentary, Gay Power, Gay Politics reported that about 10% of the accidental deaths among young men in San Francisco resulted from sadomasochistic sex gone awry.

More alarmingly, between 15% to 40% of statutory rape (child molestation) involves homosexuality.

The ‘hate crimes’ gays complain about are infrequent and seldom involve more than name-calling or snide remarks. The FBI reported 431 hate crimes against homosexuals for the U.S. in all of 1991.

Only one was "confirmed" for Washington, D.C. – yet D.C. gay activists claimed 397 incidents! When pressed, they admitted that at least 366 of these "crimes" consisted of "verbal harassment."

This doesn’t imply that all homosexuals are violent. Of course not! But it does suggest that violence is a significant problem in the homosexual subculture and it raises serious concerns about a society that is now actively promoting homosexuality in its schools, media and entertainment!

Yet the public is almost totally kept in the dark about such statistics. Why is that? Some may not want to publish or investigate such statistics because it would mess up the gay rights’ agenda to portray homosexuality as just other loving alternative lifestyle…like Leave it to Beaver for the 21st century.

Others may be concerned that it would raise a backlash of violence against homosexuals.
Whenever anyone thinks about violence against homosexuals, the first name that usually comes to mind is Matthew Shepherd. Matthew Shepherd was a gay man from Wyoming who was brutally beaten by two thugs. His murder was covered extensively in the media, and numerous movies and songs have been produced in his honor.

Although Christianity had absolutely nothing to do with the atrocities committed against Mr. Shepherd, many have used his death to smear Christianity. NBC’s Katie Couric, for example, slanderously implied that several Christian organizations were to blame, and many others on the internet have followed her (even though ABC’s investigations led them to suggest that the motive may actually have involved drugs and robbery).

While the politically correct crowd doesn’t want to widely publicize statistics about violence committed by homosexuals for fear of increasing the violence against them, the PC crowd is apparently not concerned that falsely blaming Christians for such violence might increase hatred against Christians.

Khomeini's Teachings On Sex With Infants and Animals

The problem with people in the West is they do not want to understand Islam”

Wafa Sultan

Khomeini's Teachings on sex with infants and animals 
Islamic Teachings on sex with infants:

"A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. If he penetrates and the child is harmed then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however would not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl's sister."

The complete Persian text of this saying can be found in "Ayatollah Khomeini in Tahrirolvasyleh, Fourth Edition, Darol Elm, Qom"

Islamic Teachings on sex with animals:

"The meat of horses, mules, or donkeys is not recommended. It is strictly forbidden if the animal was sodomized while alive by a man. In that case, the animal must be taken outside the city and sold."

Editor's notes: I wonder if it is OK to sodomize a dead animal? What happens if the buyer brings the poor animal back into the city?
"If one commits an act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed as quickly as possible and burned, and the price of it paid to its owner by him who sodomized it."

Editor's note: The poor animal first is sodomized and then killed and burned. What an Islamic justice towards animals? Where are the animal rights group?

"It is forbidden to consume the excrement of animals or their nasal secretions. But if such are mixed in minute proportions into other foods their consumption is not forbidden."

"If a man (God protect him from it!) fornicates with an animal and ejaculates, ablution is necessary."

Editor's note: It does not say who should have ablution: the animal or the man?

Darwin Was Clearly Wrong

What is up with this? The news is reporting that Darwin was wrong? Has hell  frozen over? Someone was clearly asleep at the switch to allow this story out. The next thing you know we will fin dout that scientists have been fudging data. Oh, wait ....

New Giant Virus Discovered
Wed Dec 9, 10:56 AM 

PARIS (AFP) - Scientists in France have isolated a new giant virus that lurks inside amoeba and whose gene pool includes genetic material from other species.

The virus "is a completely new viral form," said Didier Raoult, head of infectious and emerging tropical disease research at Aix-Marseille 2 University in France.

The genome of the so-called Marseillevirus encompasses a complex repertoire of genes that are "very different from the DNA of other virus forms," and shows that there is genetic exchange between other micro-organisms such a giant viruses and bacteria found in amoeba, he told AFP in an interview.

Amoeba, single-cell life forms that can be parasites on either human or animals, are acting as "a sort of cradle of creation for new viruses and bacteria," Raoult said, whose research was also published this week by the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.

Only a small number of so-called giant viruses have been discovered, the first in 1993 by accident. Unlike classic viruses, they can been viewed through a conventional light microscope.

Even now little is known about them but in 2008, a team led by Raoult even found viruses that infect other viruses so as to replicate themselves, he said.

With a genome of 368,000 basic pairs, Marseillevirus is the fifth biggest virus ever sequenced and has a diametre of 250 nanometres (around 250 millionth of a millimetre, according the a report by Raoult's for the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

The DNA of the giant virus contains material from different sources including plant and animal matter, bacteria and other giant viruses such as the Mimivirus, the report said.

"There is a mechanism of permanent creation going on in amoeba producing a new repertoire of viruses and predisposing giant viruses to become pathogens once they specialise", Raoult said.

He said the mechanism was not foreseen by Charles Darwin's theory that life comes from a common ancestor.

"The idea of a common ancestor makes no sense in the light of viruses," he said.

"That was Darwin's idea, but he was clearly wrong."

7 Myths About Islam

7 Myths About Islam
By Timothy R. Furnish 
Mr. Furnish, Ph.D (Islamic History), is Assistant Professor, History, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Mr. Furnish is the author of Holiest Wars: Islamic Mahdis, their Jihads and Osama bin Laden (Praeger, 2005). 

 One of the few positive effects of 9/11 has been renewed American interest in Islam and the Middle East. Unfortunately, much of the information disseminated in the media about those topics is ignorant and misleading. This is unfortunate because any hope that the predominantly-Christian West and the Muslim world might transcend conflict requires that the former be accurately informed about the latter (and vice-versa, but that’s an issue for another column). There are in particular seven myths about Islam and Islamic history that have been repeated so often in the media that they’ve achieved conventional wisdom status. 
First, it is untrue that Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion. (Mormonism and Scientology also claim this, but few outside of Salt Lake City and Hollywood believe it.) As Philip Jenkins of Penn State University demonstrates in his work Christianity—in particular Pentecostalism—is the world’s most-rapidly growing faith. Currently there are 2 billion Christians and 1.3 billion Muslims (out of a world population of 6 billion), and in the 21st century Christianity will maintain its lead, thanks to explosive growth in sub-Saharan Africa and China. 

Second, despite the claims of even President Bush in a number of public statements, Islam is not solely a “religion of peace.” Yes, there are verses of toleration in the Qur’an: Sura(chapter) al-Baqarah:256 says “there shall be no compulsion in religion;” Sura al-Furqan:65ff says that Allah will be merciful to those who repent and do good works; and Sura al-Nisa’:19ff enjoins Muslim men to provide financially for wives and ex-wives. But verses such as these are arguably outweighed by others: Sura Anfal:12ff and Sura Muhammad:3ff command the beheading of unbelievers; Sura al-Nisa’:34ff allows for beating of one’s wives and in verses 74ff and 94ff, promises great reward for those who die fighting for Allah; Sura al-Ma’idah:51 says “Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.” Of course there are violent sections in the Bible—or at least in the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament (Joshua and David were military leaders as much as religious ones). But no one denies that, as many—both Muslim and non-Muslim—deny these violent and misogynistic passages in the Qur’an. Many arguments can be made against such verses (they must be contextualized, they are applicable only to that time, they are metaphorical, etc.) but one cannot say they do not exist. Someone who simply rehashs that “the Qur’an teaches peace” obviously hasn’t read it. No doubt most Muslims do not read the passages about decapitation as a blueprint for today. But just as some Christians take literally, for example, the command of to Christ handle poisonous snakes (Luke 10:19), some Muslims take literally the injunction to behead unbelievers. And the latter practice is a bit more injurious to other folks than the former. 

Third on the misinformation parade is the allegation that jihad does not mean holy war. This falsehood crops up often in text books and in the media, where the politically-correct tirelessly repeat that jihad actually means only “striving to be a good Muslim.” This is half-right. But early on in Islamic history, jihad came to mean fighting against unbelievers in order to expand the territory under Muslim rule. al-Bukhari lived in the 9th century CE and was the most authoritative compiler of sayings attributed to the prophet Muhammad; he mentions jihad many times as meaning “holy war.” Jihad as “Muslim piety” is mainly the province of the Sufis, the mystics of Islam, and has become a minority view today. Furthermore, Islamic history is chock-full of leaders declaring jihads against their enemies—even the moderately Muslim Ottoman Empire declared a holy war against the French, British and Russians in World War I! 

Fourth is the whopper that Islam spread peacefully from Arabia, as if the followers of Muhammad went door-to-door ringing doorbells and handing out brochures. From the mid-7th century CE Muslims militarily overran regions and then pressured the conquered to convert. (Yes, Christian kingdoms did the same—but, again, no one denies that!) Muslim Arab armies destroyed the entire Persian Empire (modern Iran), replacing its official Zoroastrian religion; about the same time they invaded the surviving Christian Roman (Byzantine) Empire and within a few decades had taken half its territory. In 732 CE a Muslim army from Morocco was in France! By 750 CE Muslims ruled from the Iberian Peninula to India. And Muslim armies would stay on the offensive for the next millennium, with only two exceptions: the “Reconquista” in Iberia and the Crusades. 

The fifth tiresome myth is that the European Catholic Crusaders started the war with Islam and that for eight centuries Muslims have been brooding over the horrible injustices thereof. Actually, the Crusades, 1095-1291, were simply the first time that European Christians managed to take the fight to their enemy’s territory. And besides: why are the Crusades being constantly used as a club with which to beat the West—remember the scathing attacks on President Bush when, not long after 9/11, he referred to a “crusade” against terrorism?—when the Muslims won? Usama bin Ladin’s constant references to Americans as “Crusaders” is thus a perfect marriage of historical illiteracy with keen psychological insight into his enemy’s self-hate. 

Another fairy tale about Islam is that poverty produces terrorists. This hoary myth tells us more about the worldview of its American adherents than it does about the ranks of the Islamists. Most of the 9/11 and London bombers were university-educated and at least middle-class. The same is true for Palestinian suicide bombers and most likely those in Iraq. Naive Americans take their domestic paradigm about poverty and crime—that the former causes the latter—and apply it to a context where it doesn’t fit Regarding the recent London bombings, a British terrorism expert said that “socioeconomic background does not appear to [have] play[ed] a role.” Poverty may be necessary, but it is hardly sufficient, to explain Islamic terrorism. 

And finally, we have politically-correct mendacity number seven, which even British Prime Minister Tony Blair recently repeated: that Islam has been “hijacked” by terrorists. In this view Bin Ladin, the ayatollahs in Iran, the former Taliban rulers of Afghanistan, the Saudis with their Wahhabism (a particularly puritanical brand of Sunni Islam)—all are twisting a “moderate” religion to suit their purpose. The “Islam = peace” brigade essentializes Islam as peaceful. UBL essentializes it as jihad. Although there are Qur’an verses, and sayings of Muhammad, on both sides, many do support Bin Ladin and his ilk. Also, Islamic history is replete with Muslim scholars whom the modern Islamic fundamentalists draw upon. The most famous is Ibn Taymiyah who, 700 years before George Bush said “you’re either for us or against us,” divided the world into the domain of Islam and that of war. The only good ruler is a Muslim ruler, asserted Ibn Taymiyah. And by that he meant one that enforces shari`ah, or Islamic law. Most Muslims do not agree, but some do. (And only 10 percent of 1.3 billion is 130 million.) But it is no use pretending that the UBLs of the world have falsely “hijacked” Islam. Indeed, their view of the faith—however intolerant and violent it may seem—has a basis in Islamic theology and history. 

Islam is where Christianity was before the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) and then the Enlightenment led the West to divorce religion and state, thereby removing (mostly) the threat of religious-based warfare. As a fellow monotheist with Muslims, I pray that the moderate strands within Islam win out over the more fundamentalist ones, allowing that civilization to follow suit. And for we in the West to help with that, we need to open our eyes to the reality of the harsher aspects of Islam and Islamic history. Anything else is simple—and dangerous—self-deception.

Statistics on Homosexuals

Everyone Should Know these Statistics
on Homosexuals

Frank Joseph, M.D.

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What is being pawned off on our children and grandchildren in public schools is the story that to be homosexual or lesbian is just another normal alternative lifestyle.

Any of you, who have children in public schools, it would behoove you to print out the following and mail it to the principal of your child's school, with a little note stating:

I don't know if the students at (name of school) are being indoctrinated that homosexuality is just another normal alternative lifestyle. If you have been, then you should print out the following and have it passed out to your students, as the truth must be told in order to preserve their health and avoid cutting off about 15-20 years of their life span.

If the authorities give you a hard time, I would take my child out of that school and put him/her in a private school, and if you cannot afford it, I would homeschool him/her. And you can tell that to the principal.

Or, you can wait until one day, your child comes home and says, "Mom, I think I'm homosexual."

I just heard that in the Los Angeles school district that the enrollments are considerably down (20-30,000)and has caused much grief to the school hierarchy, as the amount of money received is based on the number of students. Probably because more parents are homeschooling.

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The Statistics on Homosexuality and its Effects

Some statistics about the Homosexual lifestyle:
  • One study reports 70% of homosexuals admitting to having sex only one time with over 50% of their partners (3).
  • One study reports that the average homosexual has between 20 and 106 partners per year (6). The average heterosexual has 8 partners in a lifetime.
  • Many homosexual sexual encounters occur while drunk, high on drugs, or in an orgy setting (7).
  • Many homosexuals don't pay heed to warnings of their lifestyles: "Knowledge of health guidelines was quite high, but this knowledge had no relation to sexual behavior" (16).
  • Homosexuals got homosexuality removed from the list of mental illnesses in the early 70s by storming the annual American Psychiatric Association (APA) conference on successive years. "Guerrilla theater tactics and more straight-forward shouting matches characterized their presence" (2). Since homosexuality has been removed from the APA list of mental illnesses, so has pedophilia (except when the adult feels "subjective distress") (27).
  • Homosexuals account for 3-4% of all gonorrhea cases, 60% of all syphilis cases, and 17% of all hospital admissions (other than for STDs) in the United States (5). They make up only 1-2% of the population.
  • Homosexuals live unhealthy lifestyles, and have historically accounted for the bulk of syphilis, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, the "gay bowel syndrome" (which attacks the intestinal tract), tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus (27).
  • 73% of psychiatrists say homosexuals are less happy than the average person, and of those psychiatrists, 70% say that the unhappiness is NOT due to social stigmatization (13).
  • 25-33% of homosexuals and lesbians are alcoholics (11).
  • Of homosexuals questioned in one study reports that 43% admit to 500 or more partners in a lifetime, 28% admit to 1000 or more in a lifetime, and of these people, 79% say that half of those partners are total strangers, and 70% of those sexual contacts are one night stands (or, as one homosexual admits in the film "The Castro", one minute stands) (3). Also, it is a favorite past-time of many homosexuals to go to "cruisy areas" and have anonymous sex.
  • 78% of homosexuals are affected by STDs (20).
  • Judge John Martaugh, chief magistrate of the New York City Criminal Court has said, "Homosexuals account for half the murders in large cities" (10).
  • Captain William Riddle of the Los Angeles Police says, "30,000 sexually abused children in Los Angeles were victims of homosexuals" (10).
  • 50% of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals (10).
  • Dr. Daniel Capron, a practicing psychiatrist, says, "Homosexuality by definition is not healthy and wholesome. The homosexual person, at best, will be unhappier and more unfulfilled than the sexually normal person" (10). For other psychiatrists who believe that homosexuality is wrong, please see National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.
  • It takes approximately $300,000 to take care of each AIDS victim, so thanks to the promiscuous lifestyle of homosexuals, medical insurance rates have been skyrocketing for all of us(10).
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Close-up of one of the New York "Gay Parades"
  • Homosexuals were responsible for spreading AIDS in the United States, and then raised up violent groups like Act Up and Ground Zero to complain about it. Even today, homosexuals account for well over 50% of the AIDS cases in the United States, which is quite a large number considering that they account for only 1-2% of the population.
  • Homosexuals account for a disproportionate number of hepatitis cases: 70-80% in San Francisco, 29% in Denver, 66% in New York City, 56% in Toronto, 42% in Montreal, and 26% in Melbourne (8).
  • 37% of homosexuals engage in sadomasochism, which accounts for many accidental deaths. In San Francisco, classes were held to teach homosexuals how to not kill their partners during sadomasochism (8).
  • 41% of homosexuals say they have had sex with strangers in public restrooms, 60% say they have had sex with strangers in bathhouses, and 64% of these encounters have involved the use of illegal drugs (8).
  • Depending on the city, 39-59% of homosexuals are infected with intestinal parasites like worms, flukes and amoebae, which is common in filthy third world countries (8).
  • The median age of death of homosexuals is 42 (only 9% live past age 65). This drops to 39 if the cause of death is AIDS. The median age of death of a married heterosexual man is 75 (8).
  • The median age of death of lesbians is 45 (only 24% live past age 65). The median age of death of a married heterosexual woman is 79 (8).
  • Homosexuals are 100 times more likely to be murdered (usually by another homosexual) than the average person, 25 times more likely to commit suicide, and 19 times more likely to die in a traffic accident (8).
  • 21% of lesbians die of murder, suicide or traffic accident, which is at a rate of 534 times higher than the number of white heterosexual females aged 25-44 who die of these things(8).
  • 50% of the calls to a hotline to report "queer bashing" involved domestic violence (i.e., homosexuals beating up other homosexuals) (18).
  • About 50% of the women on death row are lesbians (12). Homosexuals prey on children.
  • 33% of homosexuals ADMIT to minor/adult sex (7).
  • There is a notable homosexual group, consisting of thousands of members, known as the North American Man and Boy Love Association ( NAMBLA). This is a child molesting homosexual group whose cry is "SEX BEFORE 8 BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE." This group can be seen marching in most major homosexual parades across the United States.
  • Homosexuals commit more than 33% of all reported child molestations in the United States, which, assuming homosexuals make up 2% of the population, means that 1 in 20 homosexuals is a child molestor, while 1 in 490 heterosexuals is a child molestor (19).
  • 73% of all homosexuals have had sex with boys under 19 years of age (9).
  • Many homosexuals admit that they are pedophiles: "The love between men and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality" (22).
  • Because homosexuals can't reproduce naturally, they resort to recruiting children. Homosexuals can be heard chanting "TEN PERCENT IS NOT ENOUGH, RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT" in their homosexual parades. A group called the "Lesbian Avengers" prides itself on trying to recruit young girls. They print "WE RECRUIT" on their literature. Some other homosexuals aren't as overt about this, but rather try to infiltrate society and get into positions where they will have access to the malleable minds of young children (e.g., the clergy, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, etc.) (8). See the DC Lesbian Avengers web page, and DC Lesbian Avengers Press Release, where they threaten to recruit little boys and girls. Also, see AFA Action Alert.

The Homosexual Agenda

  • The homosexual agenda includes desensitizing the public: "The first order of business is desensitization of the American public concerning gays and gay rights.....To desensitize the public is to help it view homosexuality with indifference instead of with keen emotion. Ideally, we would have straights register differences in sexual preferences the way they register different tastes for ice cream or sports games....At least in the beginning, we are seeking public desensitization and nothing more. We do not need and cannot expect a full 'appreciation' or 'understanding' of homosexuality from the average American. You can forget about trying to persuade the masses that homosexuality is a good thing. But if only you can get them to think that it is just another thing...then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won" (25).
  • Part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their filthy lifestyle, as one homosexual admitted in the October 1987 homosexual rally on Washington: "We are no longer seeking just a right to privacy and a protection from wrong. We also have a right -- as heterosexual Americans already have -- to see government and society affirm our lives" (27).
  • Part of the homosexual agenda is to turn people from Christianity: "The teaching that only male-female sexual activity within the bounds and constraints of marriage is the only acceptable form should be reason enough for any homosexual to denounce the Christian religion" (1).
  • Homosexuals knowingly lied (and still lie) about the 10% figure (i.e., homosexuals make up 10% of the population). As Tom Stoddard (formerly of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund) said, "We used that figure when most gay people were entirely hidden to try to create an impression of our numerousness" (17).

The True Number of Homosexuals

  • The Kinsey study of 1948, which homosexuals often cite to say that 10% of the population is homosexual, actually says that only 4% of the population is exclusively homosexual. This study involved a disproportionate number of people who had been in jail for sex crimes (hardly a random sample of the population). Kinsey also did perverse studies involving young boys and pedophiles.
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"Gays" at a public manifestation in New York

  • Current research shows that the true percentage of homosexuals is in the 1-2% range. Consider how small this number is when compared to most of the numbers above.
Homosexuals aren't discriminated against in employment, so why should they be a protected class?
  • The average yearly income of a homosexual is $55,430.00 (most of which is disposable because no children to take care of!). The average of the general population is $32,144.00. The average of blacks is $12,166.00 (24).
  • 59.6% of homosexuals are college graduates. 18.0% of the general population are college graduates (24). Too bad they aren't smart enough to listen to God. "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:22).
  • 49.0% of homosexuals hold professional/managerial positions. 15.9% of the general population hold such positions (24).
Where's the job discrimination?

(1) Advocate, 1985.
(2) Bayer, R. Homosexuality and American Psychiatry.
(3) Bell, A. and Weinberg, M. Homosexualities: a Study of Diversity Among Men and Women. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978.
(4) Cameron et. al. ISIS National Random Sexuality Survey. Nebraska Med. Journal, 1985, 70, pp. 292-299.
(5) "Changes in Sexual Behavior and Incidence of Gonorrhea." Lancet, April 25, 1987.
(6) Corey, L. and Holmes, K. "Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis A in Homosexual Men." New England J. Med., 1980, pp. 435-38.
(7) Family Research Institute, Lincoln, NE.
(8) Fields, Dr. E. "Is Homosexual Activity Normal?" Marietta, GA.
(9) Jay and Young. The Gay Report. Summit Books, 1979, p. 275.
(10) Kaifetz, J. "Homosexual Rights Are Concern for Some," Post-Tribune, 18 December 1992.
(11) Kus, R. "Alcoholics Anonymous and Gay America." Medical Journal of Homosexuality, 1987, 14(2), p. 254.
(12) Lesbian News, January 1994.
(13) Lief, H. Sexual Survey Number 4: Current Thinking on Homosexuality, Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 1977, pp. 110-11.
(14) Manlight, G. et. al. "Chronic Immune Stimulation By Sperm Alloantigens." J. American Med. Assn., 1984, 251(2), pp. 237-438.
(15) Morton-Hunt Study for Playboy
(16) MsKusick, L. et. al. "AIDS and Sexual Behavior Reported By Gay Men in San Francisco." Am. J. Pub. Health, 1985, 75, pp. 493-96.
(17) Newsweek, February 1993.
(18) Newsweek, 4 October 1993.
(19) Psychological Reports, 1986, 58, pp. 327-37.
(20) Rueda, E. The Homosexual Network. Old Greenwich, Conn., The Devin Adair Company, 1982, p. 53.
(21) San Francisco AIDS Foundation, "Can We Talk."
(22) San Francisco Sentinel, 27 March 1992.
(23) Science Magazine, 18 July 1993, p. 322.
(24) Statistical Abstract of the U.S., 1990.
(25) "The Overhauling of Straight America." Guide Magazine. November, 1987.
(26) United States Census Bureau
(27) United States Congressional Record, June 29, 1989.
(28) University of Chicago's Nation Research Corp.
(29) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition, American Psychiatric Association, 1994.

� 2000- 2003 International Organization of Heterosexual Rights

What Makes Liberals Happy?

What makes liberals happy?

Posted: January 24, 2008
1:00 am Eastern

By Craige McMillan
© 2009  

"Handsome is as handsome does." 

Many conservatives – at least in the political world – will tell you that liberals are basically good people. "It's just that they have different views about how to make the world a better place," they quickly add. 

But is that really so? And if it is – or isn't – shouldn't that alter the way conservatives interact with liberals? 

Perhaps some insight on what makes liberals happy could provide insight into the liberal psyche. This might be very important to conservative politicians the next time they plan a walk down Panderers Lane. 

So, based on liberal public actions and positions, what makes liberals happy, anyway? 

At the top of the list would have to be a successful lie. Saying one thing, doing another – and not getting caught. This was exposed during Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, where every Democrat (liberal) United States senator agreed the president had lied under oath ("I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God"). Yet these same Democrat senators declined to hold the president accountable for his actions. Their justification for their public support of lying under oath? "Everybody does it!" 

Next to lying, perversion of the natural order seems to make liberals happiest. This often shows up in the sexual conduct liberals rush to defend: homosexual sex, sex between adults and children, teachers and pupils, sex with animals, general promiscuity resulting in hoards of fatherless children, and so on. 

Liberal perversion of the natural order doesn't stop with sex, however. Affirmative action – once a tool to mainstream blacks after years of economic oppression – has been expanded to include women and other minorities. In fact, the only people not covered by affirmative action are white men. (Oddly enough, this means that the only minority left is not covered by affirmative action.) These white men are apparently believed by liberals to be so superior to every other human being on the planet that drastic measures depriving them of the same advantages allowed to everyone else are absolutely necessary to somehow "make it all fair." 

(Fair, in the liberal mind, means that at the end of the day everyone gets the same pot of gruel, whether they work for it or not. All of your efforts and everything you accumulate through those efforts belongs to the state. The state will redistribute these collective assets as it sees fit. Sound familiar?) 

Affirmative action works for liberals because it limits opportunities to the most successful group while expanding opportunities to the least prepared. In other words, it dumps opportunities in your lap without your having to work for them. If you disagree, ask Asians in academia. Because they work the hardest, they are forced to jump the highest hurdles to open the university door to the same opportunities as everyone else. 

It's true – affirmative action in the hands of liberals has become yet another perversion of the natural order, which has always favored economically the prepared and industrious over the ignorant and lazy. And in the event the prepared and industrious should somehow succeed despite the hurdles placed in their path by affirmative action, the progressive income tax (or alternative minimum tax) will insure they pay "their fair share." 

As much as liberals enjoy engaging in perversion, they never seem to pass up an opportunity for religious defamation. At its most obscene, this equates Christian missionaries providing economic and medical assistance to the developing world (often at the cost of their own lives) with Islamic terrorists murdering the innocent for their political and religious beliefs. 

But then, killing the inconvenient, as in "a woman's right to choose (to kill her unborn child)," is a cornerstone of the liberal worldview. It is also the epitome of the liberal mind's disdain for the natural order of things. In the liberal mind, Christian opposition to abortion (read support for the natural order, which is conception followed nine months later by birth), is the equivalent of blowing up Jews. 

In examining what makes liberals happy, we see primarily what is left behind after the target audience practices what liberals preach: a path of destruction in the lives of others (society). Is that what characterizes the life of a good person?

Jihadism, Liberalism and Perversion

December 09, 2007 
Jihadism, Liberalism and Perversion
By Stephen Rittenberg, MD

Our frequent exposure to the exhibitionistic snuff porn of Jihadis has prompted numerous attempts at psychological explanation. Clinicians know how comforting it is to have a diagnostic label. Correct diagnosis can be the first step to cure. 

There are problems, however, with psychological diagnosis. In totalitarian states, dissidents are often locked up in ‘mental hospitals' for their ‘crazy' behavior. They are diagnosed as ‘sociopaths' and ‘narcissists', interested in individual freedom rather than behaving like ‘normal' conformists to the system. Shrinkwrapped (Sophisticated Diagnosis) has commented on the various problems with psychiatric diagnosis in our own culture, including its tendency to relieve the ‘sick' person of responsibility for his actions. 

Psychological explanations offered for Islamic savagery are useful, as far as they go. However, they can be overly generalized and undynamic when applied as labels to Jihadis. Writers like Dr. Sanity and the Sanity Squad have highlighted the narcissistic insecurities of Islamic males and their defensive need to control women to shore up their own masculinity. 

However, clinical experience tells us that many men suffer from the same narcissistic insecurities and don't resort to violence to assuage their deficiencies. Only Islamic clerics sanction the murder of women who have been raped. Only Islamic clerics issue murderous fatwas, celebrate murder of artists, and mobilize sword-wielding men to demand death for a female teacher who allowed children to name a teddy bear 'Mohammed'. Only Islam proudly exhibits videos of throat-cutters torturing helpless victims. 

It is the intense pleasure derived from religiously sanctioned murderous lust that makes the jihadis so dangerous. The degree of narcissism matters little; these are not people who can be 'treated' by shoring up their narcissism, and bolstering their self esteem. It is our very civilized, therapeutic culture that makes us flinch from taking the necessary measures needed to deal with such foes. In truth, it may be our own narcissism -- the need to reassure ourselves of our superior civilized nature -- that causes us to obsess about whether necessary measures for waging war, like water boarding, and Guantanamo constitute 'torture'.  

In our politically correct age, the word ‘perversion' has been banished from the circles of multicultural academia, literary and journalistic usage. It is, we are instructed, ‘judgmental', tends to unfairly ‘normalize' heterosexuality and is, like the ‘N-word', insulting. It creates hierarchical differences and that is illiberal. 

Nevertheless, despite the efforts to remove it from the language and/or because of that effort, it still carries an emotional charge. In a time when gleeful murderous terrorists blow themselves up daily, it behooves us to face the reality that militant Islamic jihadism is a perversion and its practitioners derive a gratification that is more than simply defensive against feeling of inadequacy. It is the pleasurable charge that comes from throwing off all inhibitions on the discharge of murderous rage.

The late Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel was a French psychoanalyst and holocaust survivor who devoted her clinical efforts to understanding sexual perversions*. She realized there was a connection between individual sexual pathology and political movements. 

Her intuitive insight was that Nazism's appeal, on both the individual and mass psychological level, derived from its power as psycho-sexual perversion. (See, for instance, Cabaret and Goodbye to Berlin, by Christopher Isherwood.) Having seen and survived what happened in the heart of civilized Europe, she discovered, through her clinical work, that perversions were not just the sexual kinkiness of a small minority. 

She realized that perversions were not even merely ‘sexual' in the narrow behavioral meaning of the word, but that erotic pleasure could be intensified by the discharge of aggressive wishes, including the inflicting of, and submitting to, pain up to the point of death. She broadened our understanding of perversions to include, not just behavior but modes of thinking. 

What she found was that perversions are an essential way in which the human mind and psyche rebel against and seek to evade reality. That reality is rooted in biology: the male-female difference. The intolerance and fear of such differences can result in the practices of Wahabbi Islam, wherein women are so feared that they must be hidden and brutalized like beasts of the field. Muslim men's terror of women is undoubtedly accompanied by a high incidence of hidden (not so hidden when they travel to the Riviera) perverse sexuality.

Long before there was a Norman Mailer proclaiming his artistic right to transgress bourgeois laws constraining sex and aggression, there was the Marquis de Sade. Chasseguet-Smirgel wrote about the celebrated French author, and pointed out that in his fantastical world of perversion, (see Mailer's preoccupation with ‘buggery') the incest taboo is violated, and thus the generational boundaries are breached. 

Sade celebrates non-genital sex which is celebrated as an outlet for violence (sadism); bodies are dismembered, children are the targets of violent sexual discharge, humans and animals copulate and all differences are obliterated. Sade's work was designed to overturn the biblical injunction against perversion, but also to overturn the differences laid down at the beginning of the Old Testament, between the sexes, the animals, in fact between differentiated life and inanimate chaos. 

God brought order out of chaos and Sade wishes to return to chaos. For Sade, the elimination of God means all sexual and aggressive behavior is permitted, including mass murder. Love is repeatedly mocked and dismissed. The release of all constraint on aggression maximizes pleasure. 

The most intense Sadean pleasure is sexual murder, since no need exists to protect the object of sexual desire from aggression. Love cannot exist in the Sadean world because it puts limits on the pleasurable indulgence of murderous wishes.  Perversion aims at destruction, destruction of difference, of the living order of the universe and its replacement with chaos and deadness. Long before Hitler put Sade's ideas into practice, Sade celebrated mass murder and the erotic pleasure to be gotten from torturing victims.

Chasseguet-Smirgel's insight revealed that, besides perverse behavior there are perverse modes of thinking, with the same aim of erasing distinctions and eliminating systematic thought itself. Thus, for example, Post-Modernism represents perverse thinking in its denial of the difference between truth and falsehood, good and evil, superior and inferior cultures. When it argues that ‘male' and ‘female' are ‘constructed' identities, it argues against the immutable differences imposed by biological reality. 

Socialism is similarly perverse in its radical egalitarianism, denying differences of talent, intelligence, motivation, skill. Liberalism's affirmative action is perverse in its effort to impose an egalitarianism that is unattainable. It seeks to correct the "socially constructed" discriminatory differences. (Under its strictures shouldn't there be affirmative action for white basketball players?) This is perverse thinking. Modern politically correct liberalism is shot through with perversion. Renouncing her early socialist utopianism, Chasseguet-Smirgel became a conservative. 

Ideas are perverse when they seek to undermine distinctions that are necessary for thought itself to exist. When such distinctions are eliminated, anything goes. When liberalism asserts that al Qaeda and America are equal threats to the world, it is being perverse. In fact, when liberals argue that modern Christianity and Islam are both ‘religions of peace' they are being perverse. 

When language is debased by perverse thinking war becomes peace and all distinctions are rendered meaningless.  Socialism embraces perverse thinking when it argues for a utopian egalitarianism that constitutes an assault on human differences, the differences that exist -- of talent, motivation, achievement, skill, and worth. It is perverse in ultimately reducing the vitality of difference in favor of deadening sameness.

Ideas do have consequences. Mass murder, idealized by Sade, became mass murder carried out by Hitler. Civilization is a fragile thing, and once perversion rules, there are no limits to the human imagination. We thought Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot were the worst, but now we see Islamic Jihadis strapping bombs to babies and blowing them up. Once again, we are in a struggle between civilization and perversion. Some remain puzzled by the alliance between modern day left-liberalism and jihadism. Perversion explains the puzzle.

To the perverse jihadis who constitute large numbers of Muslims, the existence of the female sex is threatening, hence women are treated as little more than cattle, with fewer rights than some lower animals. Why do Western feminists keep their mouths shut? Because many are themselves leftist utopian perverts, who also cannot tolerate the existence of two sexes and secretly long to submit to the appealing sadism of the jihadis.

One of the great fascinations of the Marquis de Sade was with child murder. In Justine he offers a lengthy argument for why parents should sexually assault, then murder their children. The most primal human bonds exist to be destroyed to the accompaniment of erotic pleasure. Deriving pleasure from sexual assault on and murder of children is the ultimate denial of God, the moral distinction between good and evil, and the distinction between humans and animals. It is ultimately the assertion that man is no different from the lowest form of matter.

What Sade imagined and longed for has come to pass. 

In recent years, since the exhibitionistic torture and beheading of Daniel Pearl, the world has been exposed to depravities that would delight the Marquis. Palestinian (Let's give them a state!) children are repeatedly celebrated as little jihadis ready to blow themselves up while murdering Jews. 

They are indoctrinated in the erotic pleasures instantly available to mass murderers: all those eager virgins. There has been a strangely muted reaction from the civilized world. We have heard repeated calls for restraint on our part, warnings against "Islamophobia", and we take pride in minimizing casualties when fighting the Sadean jihadis. 

Why is it that our media are so reluctant to report such occurrences as the recent successful effort by a jihadi in Pakistan to turn his year old infant into a bomb, killing more than 100 innocent bystanders? Readers of the New York Times would not have known of this ‘martyrdom'. You would have to turn to the Pakistan Tribune to learn the following: 

"KARACHI: The Oct 19 bombing on Benazir Bhutto's procession in Karachi which killed over 170 people, was carried out by a person who used a one-year-old child strapped with fatal bombs..." 

The very idea of making a living, breathing baby into an inanimate object, a bomb to slaughter hundreds, is straight out of the Sadean universe and the religious system that justifies it is properly called ‘perverse'.

The reason we hear so little condemnation, much less military resolve to annihilate these savage perverts, is Western culture's thralldom to contemporary, politically correct liberalism, which is itself perverse. Post-modern Liberalism shares the mindset of the jihadis and unconsciously enjoys their enactment of liberal fantasies. 

Civilization has been built painstakingly on difference: male and female, yes and no, right and wrong, truth and falsehood. There are rules, laws, customs, hard-won scientific knowledge. Civilization is a fragile guardian of reality, which must be defended from the onslaught of barbarians wishing to abolish rules and differences. 

In each of our psyches the perverse temptation must be fought, if civilization is to survive.  The more advanced the civilization, the more intense the appeal to throw off constraints. Often individual rebels are rewarded with the title of ‘artist', but Sade was an artist whose ideas were realized in Nazism. 

When the discharge of polymorphous perversion is united with murderous aggression we get Jihadism. Such perverse ideologies could be more easily fought if not for the politically correct liberal urge to submit to them in their crudest totalitarian form.

*Creativity And Perversion, Janine Chasseguet Smirgel, 1996

To the memory of Mme. Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel.

Stephen Rittenberg, MD is a psychoanalyst

Thinking Biblically About Homosexuality

Thinking Biblically About Homosexuality

by Dr. John MacArthur, President, Master's Seminary and Pastor of Grace Community Church

Well, tonight I want to talk to you on the subject of what God thinks of homosexuals.  It is not a particular enjoyable subject to discuss, nor would any sin be enjoyable to discuss, for that matter.  But it has become pertinent and essential and necessary for us to get a biblical view of this rapidly increasing and normalizing effort to accept homosexuality in our culture.  We need to understand what the Word of God has to say. 

There is so much confusion on this outside the church that’s explicable.  But there seems to be about equal confusion inside the church.  In fact, there is a new kind of evangelicalism that labels itself, “tolerant, loving, non-judgmental,” that is affirming those who carry about and legitimize these kind of lusts and behaviors and they do so while maintaining the name of Jesus Christ in an affirmation that they themselves are Christians. 

I want you to look at 1 Corinthians chapter 6, and all I want to do is just give you a biblical picture so that you’ll know how God views this kind of behavior.  And let me say at the very beginning, and I will show you this, but I want to say it because I want you to understand it.  Homosexual sin is nothing more or nothing less than a perverse sexual act, or is no more than that, it is no less than that.  It is a perverse abnormal sexual behavior.  I’m reluctant even to call someone a homosexual because that seems to identify them with some kind of staple character that draws them into that behavior.  It is no more or no less than a perverse act or acts. 

In 1 Corinthians chapter 6, go down to verse 9, the Apostle Paul writes these words, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers shall inherit the Kingdom of God.  And such were some of you, but you were washed, but you were sanctified but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 

Here is the good news that answers our question...what does God think of homosexuals?  It is God’s desire that they be saved, that they be justified, that they be sanctified, that they be washed.  And that homosexuality and that homosexual behavior be only part of their past so that it can be said of them, “Such were some of you.” 

Now the list here is interesting for a lot of reasons.  There are many sins, we’re just looking at the sin of homosexuality, but there are all these other kinds of sins, as well, from which we need to be delivered and washed and sanctified and justified.  Also, this list gives us some idea of the kind of people who were part of the Corinthian church.  Now if you knew that a church was full of ex-fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, homosexuals, covetous, alcoholics, slanderers, extortioners, etc., etc., it might be the kind of crowd you’d want to avoid.  But these are precisely the people who made up the Corinthian church.  And that tells us not only about the church, but it tells us a lot about that society.  It was a society not unlike our own society which is full of the same kinds of people...fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, homosexuals, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, swindlers, etc., nothing much has changed.  So this church, Grace Community Church, like the church at Corinth is populated by people who fit into these former categories, but you have been washed, you have been sanctified, separated from those kinds of behaviors and you have been justified before God because God has set His loving forgiveness and grace upon you because of faith in Christ. 

I have baptized and others have baptized in the waters of baptism right here people who have been delivered from all these sins, including homosexuality.  By God’s grace and through His saving love, homosexual sinners are redeemable and some of you sitting out there are living testimony to that fact.  I remember sitting in the office one day, receiving a phone call from a man who said, “My name is David Chastane(?).”  He said in a faint voice, “I am in a hospital, I need you to come and see me.”  I went to a nearby hospital, I walked in the room, I knew immediately he was dying of AIDS because I know the look, I’ve seen it enough.  He was surrounded by friends, all of whom were obviously homosexual.  He was being attended to by an obviously homosexual nurse, or attendant.  And I came up to his bed and he grasped my hand as tightly as he could in his weakened condition and said, “I have lived a homosexual life for over 20 years, I was raised in a Christian family and a Christian home and a Christian church.  I know the gospel.  I have rejected it and hated it all my life.  Now I’m going to die from AIDS and I do not want to go to hell.  Can you help me?” 

And I said, “Of course I can.”  And I began to give him the gospel and the room was empty in ten seconds.  I’m telling you, ten seconds, if that.  And he opened his heart to Christ.  I prayed a long prayer and I asked God to be gracious to him and to save him while he clutched my hand, after which I said, “If you desire to pray, this is your opportunity to ask for forgiveness.”  And he did and he prayed one of the most heart wrenching prayers I’ve ever heard in my life, pleading with God to forgive him for the wretched life that he had lived in defiance of what he had been raised to know is true.  And after this long and passionate prayer, he stared at the wall and I said to him, “What are you looking at?”  He said, “I’m looking at the clock over there because I want to remember the time of my new life.”  And he was overwhelmed with a sense of joy.  He said, “I have a lot to make up for in a very little time.” 

I took some books down to him which he read as rapidly as he could.  He gave testimony of his faith in Christ.  And I think if I remember right, it was about five days and he was gone. 

Not all of the conversions like that are quite that dramatic.  That was one of the most dramatic.  I’ll tell you about another one at the end.  One of the supreme tragedies in our day is reclassification of homosexuality as a non-sin, as a normal behavior, as an acceptable behavior, even as a noble behavior because that’s the way you’re made, instead of defining it the way the Bible defines it as a perversion from which you need to be rescued.  Wrong diagnosis obviates the cure.  And the evangelical church must stick with a biblical definition of sin and confront the sinner with every sin, whether conventionally popular or not.  And there is a massive movement to appease the guilt of homosexual behavior, and it is a fierce guilt that needs relentless appeasement.  There is a massive movement to somehow free these people from their behavior that is a result of unchecked lust and to make them feel okay about what they do.  There is an effort to redefine it as an acceptable alternate life style, sexual orientation, genetic difference, or personal preference. 

But it is not that.  It’s nothing more than a perverse sex act.  That’s all it is, nothing less, nothing more.  And people who get engaged in it and drawn into it for a number of reasons, find themselves spiraling deeper and deeper into this kind of conduct.  The same kind of addiction that comes on those who are addicted to pornography, or for that matter adultery, only this one seems to be far more intense and far more available in terms of its fulfillment.  These people who are so driven to divest themselves of guilt, to release and free themselves from any assessment that they are sinning are promoting and selling their perversion as if it’s normal on every level in this nation, starting with elementary schools, TV sitcoms, films, and every other form of media.  The government has stepped up to help fund their efforts and accommodated them in all kinds of ways with non-discriminatory laws.  Politicians seek the homosexual vote by campaigning for homosexual rights.  They want us to accept the notion that homosexual behavior is really something that is natural for a legitimate minority, that it’s the same as being African/American, or it’s the same as being Hispanic.  These people are a minority who have been unjustly discriminated against and now are entitled a special treatment under the law to make up for this long harsh discrimination.  The best statistics that I could find indicate that somewhere between one and two percent of the population in our country would classify themselves as engaging in homosexual sex acts.  But this very small portion of our population is commanding the attention of the 98 to 99 percent of the rest of us.  They’re endeavoring to make us accept the fact that this is some kind of normal behavior.  Not only that, they deserve special treatment because they’ve been so abused in the past.  Their agenda is simple, they just want to desensitize us to the sinful character of this.  They want to desensitize us.  They don’t need us to become advocates, they just need us not to care, to roll over, if you will, to acknowledge them as just another minority who should enjoy same human rights that others enjoy.  But this is not a race of people.  This is a sexual behavior...nothing more, nothing less.  It is ridiculous to assume that because they do a specific sexual act or acts, they therefore demand certain rights and should be granted those rights.  I don’t know how you can separate it from giving people the same rights to people who do other deviant acts, like pedophiles, murderers, rapists, drug dealers.  They all have a different orientation, should they have rights?  Wife beaters?  Child molesters?  Where do we end this?  All sin comes because people are bent toward it.  And when a society decides that certain sins and certain sinners should have special rights, they have moved long and far from the true understanding of sin and Scripture.  Are we going to give the same rights to rapists?  Well, this is just the way they’re bent.  They’re drawn that way, they have strong impulses that way.  They should be able to express themselves in any way that they like and we should give them rights because they’re bent that direction.  People who are rapists I understand are compelled, driven.  So are those who are child molesters, pedophiles. 

Their preference has become the cause of the most devastating public health epidemic in this nation’s history.  They launched the AIDS epidemic.  Their preference, if it continues along with the other sexual deviations in our culture, will cause the most devastating corruption that any nation has known since the plagues of the Middle Ages, to say nothing of the financial eruption in the medical health community trying to take care of all these people.  They are very aggressive in recruiting children, as young as they can get to them in elementary school to draw them into the pit of their perversion and make themselves feel normal. They now have been given the right to adopt children so that they can have their own casualties right under their own noses in their own houses.  This would be like taking two mass murderers and telling them they can adopt children and expecting that a normal child would be produced in that kind of environment.  Their behavior is nothing more than the expression of a sexual lust that is unnatural, twisted and uncontained. 

And no matter how you try to glamorize it and make it look normal, and make it look nice and all of that, let me give you some statistics.  Eighty percent of people engaged in homosexual acts say half their partners are total strangers, one out of two.  How many partners do they have?  The latest statistics that I can find indicate that the average homosexual has had more than 500 sexual partners...500.  By their own admission, 50 percent of them, total strangers.  Thirty percent have had a thousand partners.  Some as many as 1600.  The latest that I could find out on the average, the average has 300 a year, almost one different person a day.  The conduct of their acts has no bounds, it all was launched in what were called gay bath houses where they used to have anonymous contact with ten to thirty unknowns in one day.  Similar kind of behavior is now found its way into other places.  Every conceivable and inconceivable act is included, none of which we need to talk about.  They are one to two percent of the population, but 50 percent of the people with AIDS.  One in twenty of these people is a child molester, for the normal population it’s about one in 500 at the the least.  They are one thousand times more likely to get AIDS, one hundred times more likely to be murdered.  Eighty percent of them have sexually transmitted diseases.  The average death of our population is now 75.  The average American dies at 75, the average person engaged in homosexual life dies at 39.  Two percent live to 65. 

Just to take the glamor off of it, that’s what it really is.  It is a sexual lust gone mad.  It is suicidal.  And I can give an almost endless parade of statistics and a litany of information on the problem which doesn’t, after a certain point, help.  What is more important is to understand it from God’s viewpoint for what it really is.  Let’s go back to our text in 1 Corinthians chapter 6. 

There is a mention there in verse 9 of the word “effeminate...effeminate.”  Marginal note in the NAS says effeminate by perversion, malakos is the Greek word.  It seems to have been a technical term for the passive partner in homosexual relationships.  Artin(?)  Gingrick(?), one of the best of Greek lexicons, says that the word probably also included men and boys who allowed themselves to become male prostitutes and were the passive partners.  It’s more than effeminate in the sense that we think of effeminate as a kind of superficial style, it is a kind of homosexual prostitution.  Then the word homosexuals, arsenokoites, two Greek words, one meaning sexual relations, the other meaning men.  It is man having sexual relations with men, it means just that. 

These people practice a sin which excludes them from the Kingdom of God.  They will not inherit the Kingdom of God.  They will never belong to God’s Kingdom as long as they continually live in that life style.  Amazingly churches today that are supposed to represent God’s Kingdom, open their doors and their arms to these people who do this kind of deviant behavior and embrace them.  The Word Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches decades ago declassified this as a sin.  Major denominations ordain those who practice homosexuality, both men and lesbian women, to the pastorate.  Quakers, of all people, say homosexuality is no more deplorable than left-handedness.  We have homosexuals among the Episcopalians and a bishop in the Episcopalian church who is openly engaged in homosexual behavior.  One pastor of a Methodist church near here said, I quote, “A homosexual is welcome in this congregation and will have all rights and privileges.”  In the emergent church, kind of the new wave of the church, doesn’t take a position on this.  They’re not sure about anything in the Bible and they’re sure they’re not sure about this.  In fact there are amazingly, there is an effort on the part of some theologians to prove that Paul was a repressed homosexual, struggling with his sexual yearnings which were never resolved and so he became a self-hating repressed homosexual.  There’s even a group of churches for Christian homosexuals, the Metropolitan Community churches, founded by a man named Troy Perry(?),  you may have heard of that name.  I had dubious opportunity to debate him on an occasion and just to be sure, because I know these people can be violent, I took the starting right guard from, at the time, the Los Angeles Rams with me.  I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen.  Troy Perry, along with another gentleman came to argue the case for Christian homosexual behavior and they tried to glorify it.  And Troy Perry was saying, “I’m monogamous, and so forth and so on, and this is a loving relationship,” and on and on and on.  And I just happened to be given by the Los Angeles Police Department a complete rap sheet on all his arrests for sex in the back alleys of Hollywood.  That’s why I had that guy sitting beside me.  Needless to say, I pointed that out, it was the end of the debate, he was infuriated, stormed out of the room. 

This Metropolitan church, Metropolitan Community Church, is still around, teaches that homosexuality is a gift from God.  That Jesus was not hostile to lesbians and homosexuals.  David and Jonathan were homosexuals, so were Ruth and Naomi lesbians.  And Sodom was destroyed for a lack of hospitality.  Exactly what they say.  To the pure, all things are pure.  And to the vile, all things are vile. 

So, there are within the framework of Christianity all kinds of tolerances for this sin and it’s tragic.  Not because...not because we want to damn these people, but because we want them to wake up to the fact that they are shut out of the Kingdom of God until they come to a realization of their sin and seek forgiveness and deliverance. 

Paul had to face it because it was everywhere in his culture.  There’s the list of the kind of people who went to the church, ex-homosexuals, Socrates was a homosexual, we are told, a very active one as were many of the Greek leaders and philosophers.  Plato penned an entire section in his famous symposium exalting homosexual love, We are told by some historians that even Alexander the Great had both male and female lovers.  Some have said the Greek soldiers were believed to have fought valiantly to protect their fellow soldier lovers.  Julius Caesar, history says, had his own lover.  Tiberius Caesar adopted young boys and abused them cruelly, apparently a pedophile.  Both Gibbon and no less than Toynbee, Arnold Toynbee, great historians, write that this was one of the major contributors to the decline of the Roman Empire and the fall of Rome.  Some say nearly all the Caesars were engaged in homosexual behavior, it was so rampant, at least 14 out of the first 15, according to some historians.  Nero, the current Caesar at the time Paul wrote 1 Corinthians, had taken a boy named Sporus(?)  and had him castrated and then married him in a full wedding and lived with him as his wife.  So Paul’s world was not very much different than our world.  Homosexual behavior, like all the other sins that are listed there, was everywhere.  He confronted it for what it is, it is a sinful behavior.  It is a sinful act.  He was not homophobic, he was not overreacting because he was a repressed homosexual himself, he was true to divine Scripture and he was true to the sinner to tell him his sin for the sake of repentance.  

Paul knew what Scripture taught.  Let’s find out, Deuteronomy 22.  Deuteronomy 22, now we’re going to run fast through these, the detailed study of these texts we will leave for another occasion or for your own study.  There are some extensive notes in the MacArthur Study Bible that you might find helpful.  You might want to wait and read those later.  In the twenty-second chapter of Deuteronomy and verse 5, “A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.”  This is what we call today a transsexual, or a transvestite, or perhaps even another name that I’m not aware of.  A person who exchanges his dress for that of the other sex because it brings on some certain kind of lustful thrill.  Literally in the Hebrew it rings this way, A man shall not...a woman shall not wear that which appertains to a man, that which pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on what pertains to a woman...clothes, implements, weapons, tools, anything that robs one of clear female identity or male identity.  And we’re not talking about the fact that some of the Bible bangers in the past have said, that’s why women can’t wear pants because pants belong on men.  Well come on, in the Old Testament everybody wore skirts.  That’s not what we’re talking about but men had robes that looked like men’s robes and women had robes that looked like women’s robes.  Men were to be men, women were to be women.  God made us male and female and Satan, of course, seeks to obliterate that throughout the history of false religions, that is obliterated.  The ancient writer, Maimonides, whom I mentioned this morning, also says that a man dressed in fancy women’s clothes would often come and worship Venus and Ashtaroth, and by the way, typically the Greek gods were either male or female.  So a man dressed in fancy women’s clothes would often come and worship Venus, says Maimonides, and Astaroth and women dressed in men’s armor would come to honor the god of war, Mars.  Very typical in ancient religions, the satanic success in causing people to blur the male and female distinction, there’s nothing new about drag queens...nothing new about female impersonators, nothing new about women dressing to look like men and men dressing to look like women, sometimes in public and perhaps more often in private.  It is a perversion, it is an abomination even to wear clothes that belong to or implements that belong to the opposite sex. 

Go to the next chapter, chapter 23 of Deuteronomy, verse 1.  “No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.”  This is a true transsexual, someone who in the very primitive way had his maleness destroyed.  Now this was a kind of ancient surgery.  It’s enough to say that the word in the Hebrew translated emasculated is the basic root word for being crushed.  I will say no more.  There are people who claim that they are somehow women trapped in men’s bodies and go to a doctor to have a surgery.  Someone who does that will not enter the assembly of the Lord.  In the ancient times people would have this done for the gods to become a eunuch and go serve the gods and go to a temple and become a male prostitute.  Parents would do it to boys as young as ten years of age. 

To give their children to the gods, to serve the gods, to gain some merit from the gods they believed in.  Someone who was so deeply into paganism as to do this was restricted from the privileges and rites of citizenship within the nation because they had defiled the image of God and shown disregard for God’s Word and God’s design and God’s will.  No place in the assembly of the Lord.  Was this permanent?  You mean to say in the Old Testament if you did this, if you became a eunuch you could never be saved, you could never be forgiven?  Let me help you with that.  Isaiah 56, and go over to Isaiah 56 and it’s important, verse 3, Isaiah 56:3, “Thus says the Lord,” by the way, the Lord’s talking here, “let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, the Lord will surely separate me from His people.”  Here we have a window of hope.  Let not the foreigner outside the covenant of Israel, outside the race of Jews descended from Abraham, let him not say the Lord will surely separate me from His people.  Let not that foreigner who comes and says I want to be a part of this nation, I want to be a part of what God is doing here, I want to worship your God in your way, let him not say the Lord will surely separate me from His people, neither let the eunuch say, ‘Behold, I am a dry tree, it’s over for me.  I have no future.  I have no hope.  I have no part in God’s people,.’  For thus says the Lord...verse 4, “To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbath and choose what pleases Me and hold fast My covenant, to them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial and a name better than that of sons and daughters, I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.’”  Now there’s a play on words.  Is there forgiveness for them?  Is there salvation for them?  Even in the Old Testament there is forgiveness and there is salvation.  “Let not the eunuch say there’s no hope for me.”  Don’t let that pagan, even the castrated pagan think he can never have forgiveness from God and never have life from God.  God will give him a place in his house within his walls and the name better than that of sons and daughters, an everlasting name.  And this is exactly what God does in Acts 8.  You remember in Acts don’t have to look it up...Philip joins himself to a chariot and in the chariot is a eunuch who was serving Candace, Queen of Ethiopia.  Here is one, maybe from a child, had been given by his parents and castrated and given to this...this woman, this monarch to serve and he’s reading...what?...Isaiah and he’s instructed concerning the Messiah at salvation.  And he asks if he can be baptized and he is baptized and he is saved and the Spirit of God comes upon him.  And so, an unrepentant, unbelieving eunuch is shut out and God doesn’t want them anywhere near His assembly because He doesn’t want them having any of their evil influence.  But salvation is open to them.  In a sense, we invite all those people who live in this kind of simple perversion to embrace Jesus Christ as Savior and be forgiven and receive a new life and a new name and complete salvation and eternal heaven.  But we do not welcome you to come here and propagate that perversion.  We have to protect ourselves from that. 

Let’s go back then to Leviticus 18 as we continue to see how Scripture speaks of this sin.  Pretty clear, Leviticus 18:22...Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female.  You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female, it is an abomination.  Like you shall not have intercourse with an animal, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it, it’s perversion.”  It’s perversion like bestiality.  And then he goes on to say, verse 24, “Do not defile yourselves by any of these things, for by all these the nations which I’m casting out before you have become defiled.”  That’s the reason that you’re going to go into the promised land and the nations that are there are going to be thrown out because this is how they conduct themselves in homosexual perversion and perversion with animals.  “As for you, you are to keep My commandments, My judgments.  You shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native nor the alien who sojourns among you.”  Don’t allow it in the land among anybody.  How could you allow it in the church?  “For the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations and the land has become defiled so that the land may not spew you out should you defile it as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you.”  You open the church to homosexuals and may find God spewing the whole church out of His mouth.  Verse 29, “Whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off, executed from among their people.  Thus you are to keep My charge, or commandment, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you so as not to defile yourselves with’s the reason...I am the Lord your God and I say so.” 

There’s absolutely no mistaking.  Homosexual perversion and behavior is defiling.  It produces God’s judgment.  God hasn’t changed His opinion.  God isn’t any different now than He was then.  He views it the very same way.  Chapter 20 of Leviticus and verse 13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act, they shall surely be put to death.  Their blood guiltiness is upon them.”  The penalty is death, execution on the spot as it was for adultery. 
Now there are some people who say, “Well, Jesus said I am the end of the Law.”  No, He said I am the fulfillment of the Law.  He said, “Not one jot or tittle shall from this Law be removed.”  God’s moral law is unchanging and absolutely unchangeable.  First Timothy 1:10, “And immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching.”  At the beginning of the Bible it is classified as a sin, at the end of the Bible it is still classified as a sin.  

Let’s go to Genesis 19.  Genesis 19 is the most dramatic illustration of this sin in Scripture.  Of course, Genesis 1:27 God made man and made woman, made them male, zakar, female, neqebah, they were to complete each other, making one flesh, producing offspring.  This is God’s unalterable design, a man and a woman.  Satan immediately wants to corrupt that, right?  You have that and then in chapter 3 you have the Fall, then what comes?  Chapter 12, you have adultery.  Chapter 19 you have incest.  Chapter 34 you have rape.  Chapter 38 you have prostitution.  Part of the history of Genesis is the patriarchs, another part of the history of Genesis is the development of sexual perversion.  And here in the nineteenth chapter of Genesis, homosexuality is featured.  Sodom is the city.  And by the way, according to Ezekiel 16, Sodom was filled with all kinds of wickedness, but none more shocking than this, surely there was adultery, fornication, polygamy, incest, rape, prostitution, you name it.  But notice this, two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the Gate of Sodom.  Angels who had taken on bodily form.  When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.  And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servants house and spend the night, wash your feet that you may rise early and go on your way.  They said, however, No, we will spend the night in the square.”  Not a good idea.  Two magnificent, heavenly angels in beautiful form, the likes of which people had never seen. 
Verse 3, he urged them strongly.  So they turned aside to him and entered his house and he prepared a feast for them, and baked unleavened bread and they ate.  He was protecting them.  And he expressed kindness to them as heavenly visitors, as Abraham and Sarah had done in the seventeenth chapter when they were also visited.  Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.  The word got out that these two magnificent creatures were in town and in Lot’s house and the men of the city, the men of Sodom surround the house, young and old men.  And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight?  Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them,” literally have intercourse with them.  That’s how perverse they were.  But Lot went out to them in the doorway and shut the door behind him.  Went outside and shut the door behind him and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly.  Please.  Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man, please let me bring them out to you and do to them whatever you like, only do nothing to these men inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof.”

What in the world kind of bizarre plan is that?  You say, “Well maybe he just thought that because they were so lustful in the category of homosexual sin, the girls would have had no appeal to them.  Maybe.  Probably a more faithful exposition would be to say that Lot would sacrifice his own daughters before he would allow the angels of God to be molested. 

By the way, at this point a man named Bailey wrote a book, in which he says, “The sin of Sodom was a lack of hospitality.”  People weren’t very hospitable to these angels.  Yeah, that’s true but it was a lot more than that.  The people said, here’s their response outside, verse 9, they said, “Stand aside, out of the way, Lot.”  Furthermore they said, “This one came in as an alien and already he’s acting like a judge,” speaking of Lot.  “Now we will treat you worse than them.  So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door.”  Now this is really out of control...out of control.  They want the two strangers, their passion is so strong they storm the door driven by lust, but the men, the angels, verse 10, reached out their hands, brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door and they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both the small and the great, the important and the unimportant.  They were old and young and small and great. 

But look at this, “So that they wearied themselves trying to find the doorway.”  Even though they had just been made blind, they were still trying to get in.  You say that lust was out of control?  Amazing.  You would think if you had been made blind you’d get out of there.  Lust is so compelling, as this kind of perversion is, they kept trying to get to the door and God eventually burned the whole city to a crisp.  And born out of that was the name that has been through the years used to describe this kind of behavior, sodomy.  Sodomy which appears in 1 Kings 14:24 and Deuteronomy 23:17 and 18 had its origin here.  Sodomite was one who engaged in homosexual perversion.  The sin of Sodom was homosexuality, not a lack of hospitality.  It’s reiterated, by the way, in Jude verses 6 and 7.  It’s really the best term.  We should use it.  Gay is preposterous as a term describing them.  They’re anything but gay.  Massive guilt, loneliness, no future, no hope, trying to bury their guilt under some self-justifying campaign, they’re anything but gay.  Homosexuality is clinical, sodomite is biblical.  That shows it for what it really is, the passion and a lust that is out of control. 

There’s another Old Testament text, however, that must be addressed.  Turn to Isaiah chapter 3...Isaiah chapter 3 and verse...well pick it up at verse 9.  “There are certain people who rebel against God, here they are, 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.”  That’s how it is.  “Sodomites display their sin openly and publicly, they don’t conceal it and they bring down greater evil on themselves.  You say to the righteous that it will go well with them, for they will eat the fruit of their actions.  Woe to the wicked, it will go badly with them, or with him, for what he deserves will be done to him.  O My people, their oppressors are children and women rule over them.  O My people, those who guide you, lead you astray and confuse the direction of your paths.”  Here is a picture of sodomy going on in Isaiah’s time which was part of God’s judgment of falling.  The prophet said Jerusalem is ruined, Judah is fallen.  They have rebelled against the Lord.  They provoke the Lord.  They don’t hide their sin like those in Sodom didn’t hide it.  They may well have been engaging in the same kinds of sin but they were parading their sin like the sodomites openly paraded their sin.  This is flagrant rebellion toward God, it is blatant.  And in verse 12 where it says their oppressors are children and women rule over them.  Interesting statements.  The term women there can be a woman-like man, or an effeminate person.  Some lexicons have it a man-like woman.  It could be that even in Isaiah’s time there were sodomites in government, positions of power and positions of authority.  If they can, they like to get into those positions.  The Gay Invasion by William Rogers reports that there has been at least one homosexual in every presidential cabinet since Franklin Roosevelt and there are more now than ever.  Isaiah likely knew that sodomy was all around and even in high places, it was part of the life of the Assyrians, the Babylonians, and the Egyptians.  And some historians say the Pharaohs were engaged in homosexuality.  We expect that from the unregenerate world.  It took 150 years but finally this sin coupled with the rest destroyed Israel in divine judgment.  What destroyed Sodom destroyed Israel, it would later destroy Greece, it would destroy Rome and it may destroy America.  It is sin.  It is deadly.  It is destructive.  And God hasn’t changed His view. 

Our society refuses to see it that way because we’ve bought in to a lot of lies.  There was born a man named Sigmund Freud who among many human behaviors became interested in dealing with sodomites.  He determined that it was the psychological disorder related to a domineering mother.  In 1930's there came a man named Ellis, who published a manual, a sexual book bringing sodomy into the open and pointing out some famous sodomites.  He concluded that sodomites tend to be great men because they have a special genius attached to their sodomy.  He wrote about Erasmus, the Dutch humanist, sixteenth century, Christopher Marlowe, the English poet, Michelangelo, the Italian genius who was not a homosexual, Lord Byron who was, Francis Bacon, Oscar Wilde who was, Walt Whitman.  He put together this list of formidable folks to prove the genius of being a sodomite.  Freud said, some kind of a quirky reaction to a domineering mother, Ellis said quite the contrary it is in fact a kind of genius. 

Then came a real fraud, Albert Kinsey in the forties and the fifties, publishing the famous Kinsey Report which was a whole pack of lies which tried to normalize sodomy by saying one out of ten people does this.  The American Psychiatric Association declassified sodomy as a sickness, removing it from its standard diagnostic manual, determining that it is hereditary.  All this has led to the epidemic today.  There is no evidence that it is anything other than a deviant perverted kind of behavior.  Are some people drawn to it?  Yes.  Why are they drawn to it?  There could be a lot of reasons why they’re drawn to it.  Why is anybody drawn to any kind of sin?  I’m not drawn to it.  There are some sins I can’t comprehend.  I can’t comprehend that sin.  I can’t comprehend a lot of sin.  I can’t comprehend murder.  In early America do you know that they used to give people shock therapy to try to blast blank spots into their brain hoping to hit the homosexual lust zone?  Do you know that once they did radical lobotomies on people who did this?  None of that is going to work because this isn’t something in the flesh of the brain, the tissue of the brain.  This is a choice.  Why do people choose it?  Maybe they had an experience, some kind of molestation when they were young, a kind of early homosexual experience and it’s easy and it’s available, maybe a need for intimacy and an inability to connect with the opposite sex.  The developing sub-culture certainly makes it acceptable and sucks in many.  I don’t know all the reasons.  Why do people get drawn into adultery?  Why do people get drawn into pornography?  Choices, not just one but many.

A final passage that we have to go to.  God is going to judge this sin as He always has judged it.  Romans 1, and this really should have its own study, but in order not to belabor this pressing theme, let me just give you a little bit of an insight, Romans 1:18, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”  God’s wrath is revealed from heaven continually, all the time against those who suppress the truth.  They suppress the truth of God which is known, evident within them.  God made it evident to them through the creation.  You know, you’re familiar with this text.  Even though they knew God by conscious and creation, reason, they didn’t honor Him as God or give thanks.  They’re futile in their speculations.  Their foolish heart was darkened, professing to be wise they became fools, exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man, birds, four-footed animals, crawling creatures.  Let’s just give that one title.  Rejection of the true God and idolatry, okay?  Idolatry.  God’s wrath is revealed against those who make an exchange.  They exchange, verse 23, they exchange the glory of the incorruptible God.  Verse 25, “They exchange the truth of God for a lie.”  And then they exchange, verse 26, “The natural function for that which is unnatural and in the same way men abandon the natural function of the woman, burn in their desire toward one another, men with men, committing indecent acts and receiving in their own person the due penalty of their error.” 

Reject God, reject the true God, become an idolater, worshiping a God of your own fashion, and you have exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for some other God and idolatry will always result in immorality.  It is a built-in judgment.  So God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity that their bodies might be dishonored among them.  Idolatry leads to immorality.  You can pair the two up throughout all of history.  Idolatry leads to immorality.  God gives them up to their lusts.  And where do their lusts take them?  To homosexual behavior, women exchanging because they’ve exchanged the glory of the true God and the truth of God for a lie, they also exchanged the natural function for what is unnatural.  Men do the very same. 

And what do they get out of it?  The end of verse 27.  “In their own persons the due penalty of their error.” I think that primarily prefers to physical death as well as divine judgment.  They get sexually transmitted diseases of all kinds, some that I wouldn’t even mention.  They get a shortened life span.  They have no hope and no future and they are living under massive guilt.  Tragic life, sad tragic life.  Reject God, exchange the true God for an idol, exchange the truth of God for a lie and you’ll exchange natural behavior for what is unnatural. 

Verse 27, the little phrase, “Burned in their desire.”  Burned in their desire.  I just have to say this and I’m done.  This literally, ekkaio, means to burn out, consumed by desire, raging desire.   They engage in things that are painful.  Many mass murderers were homosexuals.  One illustration.  Dr.  Milton Helpburn(?), former chief medical examiner of New York City, the New York Times said the man who knows more about violent death than anyone else in America, he wrote a biography called Where Death Delights, did Helpburn, not a Christian.  This is what he said, “It’s not my role to condemn homosexuality as such and I leave it to the psychiatrists and psychologists to try to figure out why people practice homosexuality, but having performed sixty thousand autopsies, he said, it is high time that those who deviate from the norms should understand the risks.  I don’t know why it is so, but it seems that the violent explosions of jealousy among homosexuals far exceed those of the jealousy of a man for a woman, or a woman for a man.  The pent-up charges and energy of the homosexual relationship simply can not be contained when the explosive point is reached, the result is brutally violent.  But this is the normal pattern of these homosexual attacks,” he writes, “the multiple stabbings, the senseless beatings that obviously much continue long after the victim dies, when we see these brutal multiple wound cases in a single victim, we automatically assume that we are dealing with a homosexual victim and a homosexual attacker,” end quote. 
Consumed with this lust.  Well you say this sounds like bad news.  This is really good news.  Good news for the perverse cause if you will recognize this as sin, see it for what it is, quit trying to defend it and sanctify it, and justify it, confess it as the sin that it is, cry out to God, He’ll forgive you and wash you and sanctify you and justify you.  And dear ones, this is the message we have to give to these people, there isn’t any other message.  

I remember one night on the Larry King program, talking to Chad Allen, the actor, about this very thing.  And I started in 1 Corinthians chapter 6 that someone engaged in this kind of life, as he is, would not enter the Kingdom of God.  And then I went back to that same passage at the end and said, “But such were some of you, but you’re washed and sanctified and justified.”  And I told him that God would forgive him and wash him and justify him and sanctify him.  That’s the message.  That’s the only message we have.  
I close with a story.  Sorry to keep you long, but that will mean I don’t have to talk about this again.  Psalm 107...Psalm 107, one Sunday morning in this very auditorium I stood up and read Psalm 107 as I often read a Psalm.  And I came to verse 10, “There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in misery and chains because they had rebelled against the words of God and spurned the counsel of the Most High.  Therefore He humbled their heart with labor, they stumbled, there was none to help, then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble.  He saved them out of their distresses.  He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke their bands apart.  Let them give thanks to the Lord for his loving kindness and for His wonders to the sons of men, for He has shattered gates of bronze and cut bars of iron asunder.”  And I went on to read a further portion of the Psalm. 

But one verse stood out.  Verse 6, “They cried out to the Lord in their trouble.  He delivered them out of their distresses.  He led them also by a straight way.”  Now if you’re living in a homosexual world, the word straight has significant meaning.  Sitting right back there was a young man named Robert Loggerstrum(?).  He was one of the leaders in the Gay Pride Parade in Los Angeles.  He was dying of AIDS, he said to one of his friends, “I’m dying, I’m afraid to die.  I’m not ready to die.  Where can I go to get help?”  One of his fellow sinners said, “There’s a church in the valley called Grace Community Church, go there.”  He came here.  I read that Psalm.  He was a man crying to the Lord in trouble.  He was a prisoner in misery and chains.  He was in the darkness and the shadow of death and I read that Psalm.  

Later that day he said to me, “You read that and I knew I was in the right place.  You read that and I kept saying to myself, how do I get delivered, how do I get delivered?  Where do I go?  What do I do?”  And then he said, “You got up and you preached this really long, long sermon and the more you talked, the more irritated I became because I wanted to be delivered and you kept talking and talking, I didn’t hear a word you said.”  So he came at the end of the service, came to the prayer room, fell on his face before God, repented, embraced Jesus Christ as Lord, was wonderfully saved and I baptized him right here in these waters.  Before I did that, he gave testimony to everyone he knew and his...when the Gay Pride Parade came, all the leaders of the parade, when it came by because he lived on the route came to his house to wish him well cause he was dying.  Gave them all the gospel, went to heaven. 

We speak the truth about the sin in order that we might speak the truth about the Savior who forgives, right? 

Father, we thank You again for Your Word.  It opens up so much to us, so current, so pertinent.  Thank You for the clarity with which it speaks to these matters.  May we be faithful to call these people who are caught in this vicious sin to repentance, not accepting the sin but loving the sinner enough to give the hope of the gospel and would You continue to save and wash and sanctify and justify sinners in this church of all kinds and may we live lives that please You and honor You as those who are forgiven.  We thank You in Christ’s name.  Amen.