CSM asks ‘Gay marriage issue: Who does it hurt most, Obama or Romney?’

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah


The publication calling itself the Christian Science Monitor (CSM) has the following:

Christian Science Monitor – ‎12 May 2012
Gay marriage is not a campaign subject either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney really needed, and it could present difficulties for both candidates as the election nears.

CSM, and most others reporting about this, however, tend not to have the right focus here.  The increased political acceptance of homosexual-marriage hurts the USA, and not just some politicians.  Whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be able to more energize their supporters or gain more adversaries because of this issue is not really the question.

Satan is often subtle and when I heard Barack Obama attempt to claim his support of “same-sex marriage” was based on his alleged Christian faith, I saw Satan’s subtleties all over that.  Barack Obama basically claimed he did this based on his understanding of the “golden rule.”  Yet, homosexuality hurts the homosexual (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9, KJV) and doing anything to encourage that activity does not show love (cf. Romans 1:18-32).  And I was not the only one to have problems with what Barack Obama said.

The Protestant leader Franklin Graham, for example, claimed that Barack Obama Has ‘Shaken His Fist’ At God With Support For Same-Sex Marriage.

ICG’s Mark Armstrong, in his latest newsletter, has the following comments:

Does our Christian faith demand that we support something roundly condemned in the Old Testament and New? Nobody has escaped hearing how the president completed “his evolution” on the subject described in politically correct jargon as “gay marriage.” Unbelievably, the sacrifice of Christ was invoked in justification of his “historic announcement,” as was the golden rule, “do unto others…” How either of those references justify actions and behavior God inspired His instruments on Earth to describe as abhorrent is completely lost and overlooked in the whirlwind of rhetoric about “discrimination.”

News anchors tripped all over each other, praising the “evolved” position as “historic,” and “on the right side of history.” But when in all of human history has “marriage” meant anything other than a union of a man and a woman, sanctified by God, in harmony with the laws of nature? What about God’s reaction to the activities that defined Sodom and Gomorrah?…

To have our highest official claiming that Christian belief somehow demands that we embrace something so specifically reviled in God’s word certainly is historic.

In a writing this week, LCG’s Roderick C. Meredith wrote:

Things are moving! Even since our conference, as you know, the state of North Carolina overwhelmingly voted against “same-sex marriage.” Yet, the very next day, our American President came out in favor of men marrying men and women marrying women! As one who has been in the ministry now for about 60 years since my graduation from Ambassador College in 1952—this frankly is astonishing in one sense—though many knew this was in President Obama’s heart all along. Never would we have even dreamed of such a thing back during the years of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower or Kennedy. May God have mercy upon us, and upon the other nations where all of us live. We need to pray for our leaders that they will at least not interfere with our opportunity to worship and to do the Work. But we need to cry out more than ever, “Thy kingdom come”!

The Bible is clear that having leaders promote immorality is not good for a nation.  Notice, for example, that God brought Judah low because of the sins of its leader:

19 For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had encouraged moral decline in Judah and had been continually unfaithful to the Lord. (2 Chronicles 28:19)

Is not the advocacy of moral decline, like homosexual marriage, etc. being done by many of the leaders of the Anglo-nations now?

Notice the also following:

God is not pleased with the moral degradation of the U.S. and other nations that profess to be “Christian” while leading the world in behavior He says He “hates” (Malachi 2:16)!  The Western nations kill unborn babies and call it “family planning” and a matter of “choice.” A majority of Americans now say they support same-sex “marriage” (“Connubial bliss in America,” Economist, July 30, 2011, p. 30) though the Bible—both Old Testament and New Testament—condemn homosexuality as an unnatural sin and abomination (Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:27)!  Meanwhile, youths riot out of control in London streets, and “flash mobs” across the U.S. prey on retail stores in a disturbing new crime trend. Some 40 million Americans are regularly involved in pornography on-line, destroying their own character and ripping apart the fabric of their marriages and families. As the American Psychological Society reported, “Finding pornography on the Internet is as easy as Googling the word ‘sex,’ as the 40 million Americans who visit porn Web sites each year can attest” (APA Monitor, November 2007, p. 50). Americans are no more disciplined financially, as their nation staggers under skyrocketing debt while its economy stagnates. Many are sensing that something has gone terribly wrong! (McNair R. On Shaky Ground. Tomorrow’s World, Nov-Dec 2011, p. 24)

The Old Testament teaches:

6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.

7 “The more they increased,
The more they sinned against Me;
I will change their glory into shame.
8 They eat up the sin of My people;
They set their heart on their iniquity.
9 And it shall be: like people, like priest.
So I will punish them for their ways,
And reward them for their deeds (Hosea 4:6-9).

Notice that God promises to turn the glory of a people (like the Anglo-American powers) into shame because they have REJECTED knowledge and the law of God.

The religious and political leaders in the USA and other Anglo nations have by and large failed to warn their followers that they need to keep the law of God.  This is knowledge that the people and the leaders should have as the Anglo-American powers have likely printed up more Bibles than the rest of the world combined.

The Bible is against those who go after “strange flesh” like the homosexuals of Sodom and Gomorrah did:

6 He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; 7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.  (Jude 6-7)

People who profess to believe they are Christian should not overlook the example that God had recorded.

Furthermore, the Bible defends marriage and only defines it as between a man and a woman (cf. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-10). It repeatedly condemns homosexual acts (for specific scriptures, see LCG: Homosexuals Gaining Ground). Various politicians have opinions at odds with scripture.

The inability to think clearly and thus approve of homosexuality is specifically discussed in the New Testament:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)

Because many do not wish to retain God in their knowledge, this is part of why much of the leadership of the USA will not come out clearly against homosexual marriage.  And why non-homosexuals politicians (and others) are supporting homosexual causes.

The USA is setting itself up for financial ruin, and even worse. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed as examples (Jude 7; 2 Peter 2:6). The currently militarily strong USA will not be spared (Daniel 11:39). Watch (Mark 13, Matthew 24).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Prophecies of Barack Obama? This article has eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. It includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article at the COGwriter website on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States
Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled since he is to be the USA president?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
2012 – Ten Fulfilled Barack Obama Prophecies Barack Obama has already helped fulfill 10 predictions in 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect. Here is a YouTube video on ten.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
God’s Plan for Happy Marriage This is an LCG booklet by Dr. R. Meredith.
God Created Marriage Some falsely claim that God did not create marriage and that fornication is fine. What does the Bible really teach?
LCG: Homosexuals Gaining Ground “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change?

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