Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Singing Along With Sin:LGBTMOTAB

There is this crazy idea going around that embracing, celebrating, calling attention to, and, let's say, singing along with SIN will somehow make the hard-hearted, stiff-necked people doing that SIN not want to do it anymore or feel some sort of love or get some sort of spiritual message or want to turn to God someday. There is absolutely nothing in the scriptures that says that is what works;in fact God says the very opposite: give them consequences, tell them the truth, preach the gospel to them, don't let them be numbered among you, blot out their names, hope they repent. And yet an embrace of  homosexuality and other godlessness, sans any warning or religion or Christ whatsoever, is exactly what the Mormon Tabernacle Choir  representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has done, continues to do, and did this past month in no uncertain terms in San Francisco during the infamous gay pride month, parade, and festivities.

Yes, this past month the MoTab reached out, planned, participated in, and pretty much yucked it up with all things LGBT during the most famous public display of human depravity in the world today. Yes, their hotel was on the gay pride parade route about which some choir members were positively giddy and camera-happy. Yes, they invited a gay men's chorus solely because they are homosexual in their gay t-shirts to sing with them for a sound check. Yes, they had the out, proud, homosexual leader conduct them in "This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land" for the encore number of the concert they put on. Yes, to thunderous applause and cheering. Tears and rejoicing. Thrills and chills.

One choir member admitted to feeling confused and disappointed at first when faced with this untenable situation. But she trusted in her leaders and bought the misapplied line that we mustn't judge anyone or anything. She ate up the flattery about their glorious music working miracles. Hmmm. The only thing we saw happen was a mob-mentality group being brought around to embracing and celebrating and encouraging a sin they previously thought unspeakable and their sacred scriptures condemn and their consciences recoil at.

We have news. If there are still some people who do believe there are such things as right and wrong, God and the devil, righteousness and sin, sexual purity and sexual impurity, this land is not our land. It belongs to the godless and the lawless. As we have seen increasingly play out, the righteous (those who still believe in God and His laws, and are repenting continually through Christ) will not be allowed to live, work, speak their consciences, raise their families, and who know what else, in this land.

Case in point:Two years ago a Canadian man, a Christian activist named Bill Whatcott, had the temerity to offer fliers containing medical information and uncomplimentary photos, some graphic, about the lifestyle and health risks of LGBT behaviors and a Bible scripture about the gift of repentance. He lost his job, is being sued, was arrested and held in jail, abused, etc.. This is all about one man offering fliers (which no one has to pay any attention to) purportedly being seen as a threat to the psychological well-being of all manner of proud  evil-doers who are loudly parading their self-destructive licentiousness in the streets in front of children! What about the children's psychological well-being? What about Bill Whatcott's?

This intolerance to Christianity is coming to an American city near you. And no, good and evil singing in harmony is a fantasy. There is no getting along. There is no unity.  One side is going to be in charge and take over and punish any resistance. That's how it has always been. The difference now is that when in our lifetimes good has prevailed, evil is now in control. Yes, the godless are making and enforcing a whole bunch of  arbitrary sentiments and rules. And no goodness equals no justice. We are forfeiting our freedom! Who knows what the standard for "hate crimes" will be next? What if the powers that be just decide you're feeling or thinking something they don't like? This is not unheard of. Read your history.

It's worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. People are either deceived and caught up in the wickedness, reduced to singing along with sin, as the MoTab (which for all intents and purposes has turned into a big pillar of salt). Or they are ignoring the whole situation and will be spewed out of the Lord's mouth. Or a few, just a few, are paying attention and actually care and are taking a stand and may be charged and persecuted, lose their freedom and perhaps lose everything---wait---everything except their immortal souls.

Happy 4th.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

LGBTQ Family Group Sheets!?!?

The news is that the LDS Church has now decided to record gay marriages/families in its genealogy/family history data base. Seriously.

Let's try to make sense of this. Family search, family group sheets, in other words, finding a person's ancestors, their names and any other information, is something people like to do these days. Mormons have been doing it for 150 years or so, in order to do sacred ordinance work for their dead. When we were students at BYU in the 1970s family history was pounded into our consciousness and you felt like you were sinning if you didn't take regular field trips lugging your huge Book of Remembrance to the family history library in Salt Lake City to search out your ancestors and fill in endless forms, even if the work had already been done by someone else. Nowadays, Mormons also like the stories they unearth and some sort of connection they feel to these people they never met. We at Standard of Liberty feel that the only real and lasting value in researching one's ancestors is discovering their journeys toward and testimonies of Christ as an example and encouragement, but this doesn't seem to be emphasized or even spoken of. Family Search, apart from temple work, appears to be a purely sociological endeavor, that is, all about human relationships, however closely or distantly people are related. We're all related after all, whether we "evolved" from nothing or are Adam and Eve's offspring. Go figure.

Now, we understand that the LDS Church is very proud of its genealogical setup that supplies information to the whole world. In addition, there is a huge trend for people to find their blood lines through DNA testing. But the entire premise is based on male-female mating and their offspring. Adoptive children can embrace their adoptive family for all intents and purposes, and/or seek out their biological roots. With gays, it's much more complicated. The whole male-female template is blown to bits. Imagine a gay couple, each person raised by a gay couple, and on back. Imagine one or more were married heterosexually previously and have biological offspring and got divorced? Are the same children on different family group sheets? (No wonder there is already so much duplication on temple work!). Imagine one of the gays in the couple used a surrogate or artificial insemination. Imagine bisexuals married to one or more of each. Imagine plenty more scenarios. The gay family group sheet? A farce. And a mess. Do they really think there is any order in this arbitrariness? Do they forget what the letters LGBT stand for?

In a LGBT coupling, the two never supply a father and a mother to anybody, unless the record supplies more names, such as the identity of the surrogate or sperm donor or biological parentage. In heterosexual marriage, whether artificial means such as adoption, surrogacy, sperm donation, etc., are used, there is still mother and father on the group sheet.

The excuse the Church is using for this move is  to "capture, store, and provide records and an accurate genealogy that represents past, present, and future families of the world." Really? These are families? These records are going to be accurate? They are going to make sense and order in the world?  Homosexuals have future families? To now accommodate legally "married" same-sex couplings and their claimed children in their record-keeping, the Church must in its own words do some "significant redesigning" of their record-keeping system. Can't use the words husband and wife, can they? Sounds more like California than a church.
News flash. This accommodation stuff, these special group sheets, these separately designed forms, will not at any future time be acceptable to the gay agenda. All must be equal. The only solution they will allow will be the same form for everyone. In other words, goodbye to the words husband, wife, mother, father, male and female in the ancestry data base world! Just look at California. These words are increasingly disallowed in the public arena. We will say it again: this movement is about destroying our way of life. If homosexuality is normal, then heterosexuality is abnormal, someday soon perhaps even criminal.

Think about it. Is a phony marriage, legal or not, really worthy of  a record? In addition, you can bet this pressure is coming from homosexualists within the church. LGBT couples with Mormon ties (they are supposed to be excommunicated but we don't hear of it happening--it's handled locally by lay-clergy on a case-by-case basis) and their supporters are behind this and will be the first to have their forms filled out.

Let's recall that these relationships are immoral and high-risk, harmful in many ways, and against God's laws; to be more specific, they are sodomitic and nongenerative. These are people who abuse and mock and exploit for sinful pleasure their bodies and the God-given procreative power. The very nature of their lusts and behaviors is pornographic and pathological, causing all sorts of mental, physical, and spiritual sickness. Licentiousness is worthy of  formal recognition as if normal and natural and healthy? Really? And here is this church putting its stamp of approval on it.

Is this a church or is it not? There are plenty of  ancestry-recording entities besides the LDS Church who will do this meaningless dirty work. Why in heaven's name is a church getting into it?  Not only is it wrong, but the data itself will be a mess of confusion and arbitrary nonsense. If they care so much about everybody and are going to be so very technical, who needs marriage? Why not keep records of unmarried couples and their illegitimate offspring? Aren't they important, too? Why not keep records of aborted children? They got their bodies. Many people have recorded and formally buried and mourn for their stillborn or miscarried babies. 

We suppose all this record-keeping is predicated on legalized relationships. But so what? The gay agenda is all about societal normalization/legitimization of their out-of-bounds sexual relationships, and delegitimization/denormalization of heterosexuality. Now that adult sodomy is legal and even celebrated and destigmatized through "marriage," the next wave, that is, pedophilia, incest, polygamy, bestiality, and more, are up for legalization also. We'd like to see how those relationships are going to be recorded on a family group sheet! How do you record a daughter who is also a wife? Or a child who is also a grandchild? Or a mother who is also a sibling? Or a man married to a dog who adopts a human? Can you even wrap your mind around these things? And yet they are happening and the LDS Church is setting itself up to legitimize it all.

This is not hyperbole. We have reached the point where a man can marry another man and the whole idea is totally accepted and celebrated by society. Biologically, this is more outrageous than opposite-sex incest or opposite-sex pedophilia. Males alone cannot do the thing that makes babies. Neither can females alone. So, apparently, if same-sexed people are to be recorded as married couples and parents together, which defies facts, biology, and reason, ANYTHING goes.

Again, we feel that all or some of the motivation to accommodate gay families as per its family history program has come from within the LDS Church. Homosexualism, among other radical -isms, appears to have taken over. Does this match up with our doctrine? In the LDS Standard Works is the scripture in Alma 6:3: And it came to pass that whosoever did belong to the church that did not repent of their wickedness and humble themselves before God---I mean those who were lifted up in the pride of their hearts---the same were rejected, and their names were blotted out, that their names were not numbered among those of the righteous. 

Did you get that? These are our holy scriptures. And they are being completely upended. Other scriptures go on to explain that proud, unrepentant sinners must not be allowed into the flock because they will lead the flock astray. They also say that as many times as sinners humble themselves before God and repent, they are to be welcomed back into the church. These essential true principles are being totally ignored.

A hundred years ago LDS Church President Joseph F. Smith wrote, " There are at least three dangers that threaten the Church within, and the authorities need to awaken to the fact that the people should be warned unceasingly against them. As I see these, they are: 1. flattery of prominent men in the world, 2. false educational ideas and 3. sexual impurity. " Sure haven't heard much on these topics lately. Nope, no warnings. In fact, we've heard the opposite. We have to be gracious, get along with the world, be tolerant, be liked. We mustn't exaggerate evil; all opinions are of value (except those of people like us); there is no absolute truth. Sexual purity? That's impossible. Everybody lusts. So there is no problem with same-sex lust (attraction) being who you are. See mormonandgay.lds.org

Most comments on the Deseret News article (apparently from Mormons) were supportive of this radical family history development. But there were a few thinking members who commented, including: 

"How do you record the family history of someone who is gay, then transgender, then gender-fluid, then something else, with multiple partners equally varied, and who have multiple 'family members' etc., within one lifetime. This will be a record-keeping nightmare." Art Santiago - Boise, Idaho

"I'm very disappointed in the Church. This implies the Church recognizes two gay men or two gay women with kids (however they were acquired) as a family? . . .I guess 'The Proclamation to the World' and what a family is just took a new meaning in the LDS theology?? . . What's next, gay weddings in LDS chapels, followed by gay temple marriages??" Joemamma - West Jordan, Utah

In a long list of compromises, equivocations, and voluntary forfeitures, (what has been called the Church's evolving position on homosexualism) this may be the worst thing yet that has happened in the Church regarding the acceptance of homosexuality, the denial of sin, and the disregarding of the sacrifice and grace of Jesus Christ, that is, God's Plan. And we are not alone in our assessment. Furthermore, we believe and hope that more people, as this wickedness escalates, will be waking up and turning back to Christ. As for the others, this gay family history nonsense, which is to be used both within the Church and available to the whole world, is just one more of the devil's flaxen cords being invisibly wound around their necks, leading them into bondage.

Even as false material is being produced, it's like the Word of God is being shredded.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Homophobia: A Derisive Name for True Beliefs

These days many of the admonitions we hear from our church mirror those we hear in the secular world. And they are very confusing and conflicting. We are indoctrinated toward diversity, and at the same time told we must be one. We are supposed to rely on and serve the Lord, and yet service to and reliance on one another is what is emphasized. They say all worldviews are welcome in our church, but the conservative worldview obviously isn't. More and more we hear words to the effect that traditional family values and age-old, virtuous, biblical ideals, for instance,  must be replaced with trending philosophies placing human beings and certain of their current whims at the center of our worship. 

Yes, as the secularist movement intrudes into churches, all that talk of diversity and tolerance shows its true colors. There are certain opinions, and it follows certain people, that are actually not welcome anymore. Furthermore, they are being called names. Here is a very recent example.

Anthony D. Perkins, a General Authority Seventy, said in a BYU Idaho Devotional, May 22, 2018, "We must shun bigotry of every kind. There is no room in this Church for sexism, racism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, immigrantaphobia, or any other phobia. There is room in this church for everyone."

Say again? How can there be no room for people who have some genuine beliefs about the issues he mentions (men and women are different, for example, which fact many consider sexist), but room for everyone? Did he really say two completely opposite things in the same paragraph?

There are several problems here. But let's discuss these unlovely words: bigotry and phobia.

Bigotry is now defined as applying to people who hold strong and unreasonable ideas especially about race or religion, homosexuality, illegal immigration, and other politically-charged issues of today. Here's the catch. In the world we are living in, where good is being called evil, and evil good, and only the elite get to decide what is reasonable or unreasonable, anybody who retains strong feelings towards important principles and problems which feelings are now unpopular is a bigot. So, pretty much, we're not to have strong, family-based, conservative, biblical beliefs on any of these important issues because such and so has now been declared bigoted. 

Now, phobia. The word homophobia is a misnomer, a very unkind and false one. As our friend and mentor Dean Byrd taught us, a phobia is a mental disorder, an irrational fear not based in reality. So people with mental disorders aren't welcome in church? Seriously, calling people homophobes simply because they believe homosexuality to be harmful and sinful and a dead-end according to scripture and biology and medicine and human experience is not a phobia. It's actually truth, righteousness, and common sense.

Homophobia is a made-up word concocted to intimidate and blacklist anybody who expresses anything, that means anything, against homosexuality that is, anything LGBTQ etc., from gay porn to gay marriage, from proclaiming unlimited self-imposed sex identities to cross-dressing to almost every form of physically acting out sexually to mutilating one's healthy hormones and genitalia under the guise of transgendering. The only remaining taboos anywhere in this sexual revolution scenario seem to be incest, child sex abuse, and child-adult sex, and these taboos are weakening as Godless progressivism marches on, apparently without much resistance. Without God all things are permitted, wrote Dostoevsky. 

Church leaders spouting admonitions against their pet -isms need to realize that the Church itself has a history of racism and sexism, which sexism continues, which it has never apologized for. They need to know they themselves, by their own definition, are "homophobes" because despite its softening toward and welcoming of self-identified homosexuals and homosexuality (see mormonandgay.lds.org), the changing of the BYU honor code, the hanging on in the homosexualized BSA, and the donations to gay organizations, etc.,  the LDS Church has official doctrines and policies in place that discriminate against homosexual behavior (although the enforcement of these policies are conveniently left up to untrained local leaders of every ilk).

Because of this, advanced LDS homosexualists (those who fully embrace all things homosex)  continue to work toward the Church fully and openly embracing homosexualism in all its forms. Sarah Langford is one of those, an open bisexual Relief Society president in a BYU young marrieds ward, who works in the Missionary Training Center and who is married to a man professing to be gay. (Did you get all that?) She was a panelist at a recent BYU-sponsored event about "what it's like to be LGBTQ" at the school. (Notice how self-centric this topic is.  Who says something like this? There is no law, no sin, and no God in it.) One person in the group expressed a feeling of division between those "righteous and unrighteous gays," meaning those who stick in the church and say they are celibate, and those who wish to openly act out homosexually. He needn't hold his breath. Langford seems to consider herself an apologist for homosexualism in all its forms and a pioneer on "modeling for the rest of the church" what gay acceptance looks like, i.e. giving gay behaviors of all types a platform (we read: attention, inclusion, equal treatment as per temple marriage, etc.).

We repeat, homosexualists and those who are derisively called "homophobes," cannot both be equally preferred and supported. One group will be harmed. We can see which way the wind is blowing. 

Will the Church fully give in to the pressure of the sexual revolution and all other progressive concepts? It seems to have done so already in spirit if not completely in deed, and in the process has not only resorted to disingenuous name-calling but is deeply alienating its most truly religious and thinking members and causing a stark division within its congregations.One of our daughters told of a long pro-gay comment made by a woman in a Relief Society meeting recently that met with zero resistance. This is happening all over. Those of us with Godly ideals and values are no longer speaking up. We have received the message loud and clear. Our worldview, even though spelled out in the scriptures, is not allowed. What Brother Perkins proclaimed amounts to, If you believe in the scriptures [the Word of God, the Spirit] you are a bigot and a homophobe and not one of us.

Personally, we cannot in good conscience attend meetings where the opposite of what we believe, and have always believed, is taught and discussed (and blubbered over) as if true and righteous. Not only does this false teaching/discussion do violence to our treasured beliefs and dishonor the Lord Jesus Christ, it feels as if our presence would be an encouragement or amen to the lies. We seem to be having to avoid certain leaders, teachers, and fellow members in church settings, and only exchange polite greetings elsewhere. We are walking out of more and more meetings. We wish this were not necessary, we wish we could stay, we wish we could participate fully as we used to, we wish we could gather with countless people, friends unified by God's Word, discuss the welfare of our immortal souls, and share the peace and joy of the gospel of Jesus Christ together.

This veer to the secular left in our beloved church has happened by degrees, step by step, behind the scenes, flaxen cord by flaxen cord. We believe it all began with the weakening of a belief in the complete need for Jesus Christ as our Savior, the essential saving grace of Christ, of Christ being the only way we can be saved from our sins and receive eternal life, as we know from scripture. If Christ is not so very necessary, it's that much easier for sin to be rationalized. This is how homosexualism, and other radical stances, have crept in. Notice that there has been no public pronouncement or revelation revoking any scriptures or the Family Proclamation. And yet these things, largely, in spirit at least, have been abandoned. 

Need we say it's just not good for a church to be so divided among its members, especially by way of stealthily abandoning its former unequivocal stance upholding morality and true Christianity, that is, abandoning its standard works and doctrines---and then intimidating, alienating, even persecuting its true believers? Can it even call itself that same church, or a church at all?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

LGBTBSA: Homosex For Kids

We have children's books promoting masturbation and homosexual behavior available in public school libraries. We have parades displaying all-but-naked lewd dancers in our capital city streets. We have entertainment media portraying casual sexual encounters, including homosexuality, as normal and good. Did we really need more proof that the sexual revolution is all about sex?

So many people, including many participating in one way or another, have been duped into thinking the LGBT juggernaut is all about a person's "gender identity." Wrong. It's about sex. And here's one more proof that make blow your mind if it isn't already blown.

The Boy Scouts of America, over the last five years, has gone from a conservative, God-based organization, to one that accepts and encourages openly homosexual "identity," and now to one that openly promotes homosexual sexual behavior for minors. An article from LifeSiteNews is entitled, "Boy Scouts to Make Condoms 'Readily and Easily Accessible' at Upcoming Global Gathering." Apparently, the World Organization of the Scout Movement has announced that the host organizations (Canada, US, and Mexico) for this jamboree that happens every four years, to be held in West Virginia, July 22-August 2, 2019, must ensure that condoms are to be available "at a number of locations on the site," available for minors age 12-17, as well as the adults on staff in charge (the IST, International Service Team). What, no prostitution huts like at the Olympics?

We ask you, is this about some poor child or youth who has got it into his head that he feels like a girl, or who merely identifies as "gay?" Is it about "diversity?" No. It's about having sex. Why else do they feel the need to provide condoms? In this case, there will mainly be males present, so it's about homosexual sexual behaviors. Carried on in secret, initiated by older males to boys, and from boys to other boys.

Seriously, why offer free condoms at a scout jamboree as if it's a gay pride festival? Males can't make babies so it's not about unwanted pregnancy.  Condoms do not completely prevent the transmission of STDs so it's not about preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Males notoriously don't like condoms and won't use them if they can get away with it, so it's not about actually using condoms for sexual activities. Anybody using their brain can see that this making condoms "readily and easily accessible" at a huge gathering of boys and men is really about promoting homosexual behavior. It's about giving boys the idea of homosex with the stamp of the Approval of Adult Authority. News flash: boys go for sex. Duh. This makes them sitting ducks for recruitment into homosexuality. We're surprised they don't have a homosexuality merit badge---yet.

This is condoms, like brightly wrapped candy arranged in bowls on tables, for pre-pubescent, adolescent kids to oggle and to grab, kids away from their parents and under the influence of pro-homosexual-behavior-adults. Kids don't even know what condoms are, at least kids whose innocence hasn't been compromised. And they will see them. And they will learn what they are for. And their innocence will be compromised. And their healthy sexual development will be interrupted. And their perverse sex education will begin or get a big boost.

It's all about promoting homosexual behavior to boys and the male adults in charge of them for twelve days, a total set-up for predatory child sexual abuse, a thing called pederasty as old as ancient Greece and Rome, in a word, debauchery.

This is what the LGBT movement is really about, and any person or organization that accepts, ministers in support of, or celebrates, the various "gay identities" always ends up accepting, and inherently promoting, high-risk, dead-end homosexual behaviors. This scenario has played out quite dramatically in the actions of the BSA in the last half-decade.

Evidently it's a short distance, if any, from a trumped-up perverse sexual identity to actual bad behavior, and the best time to recruit and enslave a people in Godlessness and sexual addiction is when they are young.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pulse Nightclub Survivor: Homosexual No More

Our grandson sent us a link to this:

"Going through old pictures of the night of Pulse, I remember my struggles of perversion, heavy drinking to drown out everything and having promiscuous sex that led to HIV. My struggles were real !" he recalled. "The enemy had its grip, and now God has taken me from that moment and has given me Christ Jesus."

This is the precious testimony of a young man named Luis Ruiz who was injured in the horrendous shooting up of the Florida gay nightclub, June 12, 2017, where 50 people died.

How about that? Repentant! Forgiven! Washed clean! Changed! Saved! This is the gospel of Jesus Christ in its plain and precious and glorious truth.

FYI, this event has been exploited to promote all things homosexual by way of purported gay victimization, but that is not true.The fact is, it was learned at the trial from the shooter's widow that the shooter didn't even know it was a gay nightclub; he had intended to attack Disney World and got spooked, so he chose the first nightclub that popped up on a Google search. But you won't hear that on the mainstream media. The gay juggernaut exploits everyone and everything to its advantage.

Back to our repentant gay, the truth is, if one person can do all sorts of awful, destructive things and turn to Christ and be changed and cleansed, so can we all. We are all sinners to some degree or another---it doesn't really matter in the big picture. What matters is that Jesus died for us to make it possible for us to repent and become new creatures with new desires and humble, grateful hearts centered in God. Jesus is equal to the task of taking upon himself our sins, be they small or great. Now that's the good news.

When it comes to the sin of homosexuality in all its forms, the change in Ruiz is not an isolated case. There are thousands of people who have left this sleazy, self-destructive world behind. We don't hear about most of them because this message is not allowed in the mainstream media, or even in schools or churches today. We don't hear about them because these humble people want to get on with living a decent life. We don't hear about them because if they do speak up about their choice and change away from the LGBT lifestyle and mindset, they are demeaned and challenged and persecuted to the point of death threats. Funny, people like us don't do that to gays. We don't get on their web sites and threaten them. Go figure.

Get our book, Captain of My Soul, to read a young Mormon's riveting true story of sin and redemption. And no, you won't find this book or this message hardly anywhere but here, at least in the Mormon culture. A recent reader said, "I read this book in two days. It was the best book I ever read. I am sending it to two homosexuals. I know their past is the same. Loved reading the book!"

To all the gays that read our blog: It is never too late to become someone new. Leave that unhealthy and dangerous world behind. Find the peace and goodness of God. Turn your hearts and minds and lives around. Jesus has his arms open for you, waiting to fill you with humility and gratitude and joy. God bless you!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Why Homosexualists Never Speak of Rules or Risks

Has anyone else noticed that most gay affirming individuals and groups do not say anything about sexual purity, virtue, or chastity, inside or out? Absolutely nothing. These topics are absent even among those Mormons, for instance,who insist that gayness can be lived in a wholesome and celibate way. No, regarding this gay world there is never a word against the vices of lust or pornography or masturbation, vices that lead to sexual behaviors with other people. Neither is there any talk against the disease-ridden promiscuity so common in the gay life, even among those who insist they are a couple/married. Even gay monogamy (just as harmful as gay promiscuity when it comes to anal cancer caused by sodomy) does not pop up except as implied in gay "marriage."

Evidently gays are just not to be subject to or held responsible for the same rules as straight people are. Nor do any of these gay-affirming people issue any warnings about the very real off-the chart health and well being risks inherent in the gay lifestyle. Mental illness, disease, drugs, sexual and other abuse, domestic violence, and murder within the gay community are seldom if ever mentioned or emphasized in schools, churches, or in the mainstream news, and if they are spoken of they are mischaracterized.

For example, recently a couple of lesbians apparently ran themselves and their whole adopted family off a cliff, the vehicle's speedometer broken reading 90 mph.  The fact is, they had been reportedly abusive in more ways than one to the six children, and ended up deathly violent with at least one suicide and six or seven people murdered. Officials had been unsuccessful at investigating the reported child abuse, and the women fled taking their children when confronted. When we heard this on the radio, there was zero mention of lesbianism or child abuse. How irresponsible and harmful to society at large to leave these important facts out!

Incidents like these are not accurately reported or given the attention they need in our mainstream communities today. Instead, we hear endlessly of gay youth suicides, suicides that are blamed on a homophobic society, suicides in reality caused by all sorts of deeper issues that were and are ignored.
In addition we hear endlessly about diversity, and acceptance of, and ministering to this, that, and the other self-inflicted problem, including self-identified sexual aberration. The latest count is ninety human sexes. Not two. Ninety.

Doesn't the fact that there are no boundaries or warnings in regard to homosexulaity strike anyone as telling? Correct us if we're wrong. We hope we're wrong. But in our experience, we do not see or hear anything, not from media, not from schools, not from churches, not from gay organizations, not from medical associations, not even from families or friends of gays, about any rules or risks in connection with homosexual behaviors. No, there is no "safe sex" program in the LGBT world, not even for youth, even though it's the most deadly kind of sexual behavior there is. We never hear safety warnings among the gay community.  Hardly anybody talks about the facts, except maybe the CDC, which is disregarded. The only people who really care about the health of gays are marginalized. People like PFOX, Mass Resistance, a few medical people, us.

This is insane. There is no education, there are no facts, there is no gospel of Jesus Christ.

We never see a scenario of a coming-out or gay "marriage" where is included some interest or advice about abuse or pornography or promiscuity or lust or violence or disease, all common in the gay lifestyle. There is no reference to sexual purity (because sexual purity cannot exist in homosexuality) or mental health. We submit these glaring omissions exist because these people do not care one whit about truth or right and wrong. They don't care who they exploit or endanger. They don't care about human relationships. They don't care about the future of  homosexuals, here or in the next life. They don't care about goodness. What they care about is furthering a Godless, inhumane "progressivism." There must be a lot of very bitter and angry people caught up in this cause. Chances are they have been abused themselves, which is horrible and tragic, but does not excuse the doing of more wrongs.

One horrific wrong perpetrated by the pro-gay community (we're talking not just gay organizations anymore, but now schools, churches, and families) is its predatory nature. They increasingly do everything they can to target and label children with gender nonconformities, the younger the better. We used to call them a bit of a tomboy or a sissy, and they grew out of it. Now, it's immediately a permanent thing that has to be accepted and coddled.

Like the large family we sat behind the other Sunday when we were visiting a nearby congregation.  A little girl, maybe six years old, apparently much pampered, sported a pony tail and yet was obviously proudly dressed in a boy's suit, white shirt, and tie. Now, the parents had to have acquired and prepared those clothes just for her. In this day and age, surely the parents know there is a dangerous and perverse future sexual component to this act. Surely to purposely dress your child for church in obviously opposite sex clothing is a form of child abuse. And if the child insists, to borrow from Flannery O'Connor, a child's taste should not be consulted; it is being formed.

Yes, rather than face all sorts of truth, and stand for the truth come what may, these sorts of people would rather initiate/encourage/allow children into a world of sex, perverse sex especially, the kind that is sterile, that has no procreation possibilities or responsibilities. Apparently this gives progressives,  homosexuals and homosexualists alike, all sorts of thrills and/or self-aggrandizement. Yes, ostensibly decent people in positions of authority and influence are doing this. Parents, teachers, doctors, lawyers, judges, administrators, leaders. They call it compassion, service, ministering.

Speaking of lawyers and judges, another of the progressive pro-gay world's latest efforts is to outlaw any professional counseling of minors toward reparative therapy, that is, any SOCE counseling (sex orientation change efforts), which ONLY refers to forbidding helping young people change from gay to straight, not the other way around.

Of course there are all sorts of legal ways people can persuade kids toward experimentation and change from straight to gay: books, porn, chat rooms, web sites, gay school clubs, PTA, teachers, community centers, sex workshops, gay-affirming therapy, and on and on. Their common message is: try it, and here are several ways, and if you don't like it at first, give it time. Kids are told to be prepared for merely "recreational" sexual experiences and that they might need to reign in any fond romantic feelings for this or that person or it will get in the way of more sex. Does this sound like the gay "love" they are always touting??? This and much more from a Mormon pro-gay site's "For the Strength of Gay Youth." Please note, they are attempting to recruit kids, encouraging kids to try same-sex sex, telling them there is nothing wrong with the most dangerous and unnatural and phony kind of sex there is.

Again, no rules. The only stipulation seems to be: do sex, sex, and more sex, especially the kind that won't result in pregnancy or responsibility of any kind.  And if there is a warning it's a warning against feeling any guilt or shame. "Guilt and shame are useless emotions," says the Mormon gay site encouraging gay sex for kids. What hogwash this blanket statement is. While guilt and shame are not applicable when an innocent person has been abused and victimized by a predator, on the other hand, when you've really done something harmful and wrong, guilt and shame are helpful. They can lead you to quit doing it and repent. As Pascal said, There is no shame except in having no shame [when it is well deserved].

There are now ten states, and counting, that have enacted laws forbidding SOCE therapy for minors, a heinous development which does violence not only to parental rights but to the individual's desires and goals toward what they consider health and happiness. (Some individuals are miserable in the sleazy, narcissistic, rebellious environment and want out. Our son did, and succeded.)Why would anybody forbid others to get help out of something they don't want in their lives? It makes no sense unless it's about a greater and more nefarious purpose.

It doesn't matter to these people if the minor was abused sexually or exposed to porn or had his developing sexuality interfered with in any way. It doesn't matter to these people if the child or youth is unhappy with a gay mindset and wants to live a normal life in keeping with his beliefs and goals. All they care about is using people to accomplish their Godless ends, which include social experimentation, the total secularization of society, praise of men, pride, power, force, tyranny, you name it. It's easy to manipulate and exploit people who are addicts to their own base appetites.

Apparently progressivism/socialism/secularism/humanism is a huge temptation for people in every walk of life, a tendency as old as mankind. Their mantra goes something like: we are magnificent, let's rise up and make the world a perfect place by our own rules and our own management. And this is occurring even as such people profess to love God and follow Jesus. Many people are caught up heart and soul in these philosophies of men, all the while pretending at religion for reasons of their own. They are fine with all sorts of evils being perpetrated in favor of their faithless, misguided, and impossible human utopian pipe dream. They seem to have forgotten---that was Satan's plan.They seem to be unaware that they are themselves his legions, the anti-Christ.

Monday, April 30, 2018

See Something LGBT? Say Something.

In the space of one week one of our daughters has reported two in-your-face, totally out-of-place LGBT propaganda sightings in the course of her Utah Valley family life.

The first was at ninth grade orientation: a booth set up in the school manned by two girls with boyish haircuts. (The world we now live in says how you do your hair is meant to show the world the kind of perverse sexual behavior you prefer. Yes, that is what LGBT means.) The other was at church. It occurred at a big Mormon stake conference where one of the carefully-chosen speakers was a divorced mother of a transgender child who proceeded to normalize the child's condition, puff herself up, and lionize her stake president for his amazing "ministering" abilities. (Oh, so that is what this new ministering thing is about? Apparently that is how some people are taking it.)

What do you do when you are living in occupied territory, when your kids, whose characters and developing sexuality you are trying to form and guide correctly, are exposed by the most trusted authority figures and authoritative institutions in their world to lies and anarchy and evil posing as truth and order and goodness?

Well, our daughter is lodging  a complaint at the school, the school which is funded by her tax dollars. Perverse and dangerous sexual behaviors are being promoted to ninth graders, sans warnings. And that isn't safe for anybody. It amounts to contributing to the delinquency of minors, which is apparently legal nowadays. And you can bet this idea did not originate with the kids. Adults, with various purposes, are always behind these sorts of things, planning, encouraging, recruiting, carrying out. We call this child sexual abuse. To put it more mildly, school is not for sexualizing kids. It's for basic education, the old three R's.  Alas, so-called progressivism has taken over these institutions for the misguided utopianistic purposes of social experimentation.  

As for the Sunday meeting, our daughter gathered up her family and walked out of the building, stormed into our house (we live nearby), teenagers in tow, and burst into tears.

"I can't trust anything anymore!" she sobbed.

Image result for cedar hills stake centerOur son, who lives in the same stake walked out of the meeting, too, with this family. They will both be lodging a complaint with the powers that be, and will continue to walk out of meetings that turn out to be pulpits for gay propaganda---which is actually another name for anti-Christ---if there is no sin there is no punishment and no God and no Christ. Doesn't anybody read the scriptures anymore? If only everyone, or at least a huge chunk, would simply see what is going on in such meetings, stand up, and walk out. It's one way of saying something.That would certainly send a message. And as far as we know church members don't get disciplined for excusing themselves from meetings. Yet.

How unfair that this new sexual ideology (actually a sin as old as mankind), which is completely opposite to scripture, doctrine, biology, reality, and health, and even the opposite of recent and continued commonly-held values and ecclesiastical teachings, is being forced on people in trusted family settings! We bet 90 % of the people in those settings are rightly shocked by and opposed to the normalization of homosexuality and child homosexualization in school and church. And yet the administrators take it upon themselves to offend, even terrorize, and attempt to brainwash, everybody! What brashness has the human heart! How far will it push? (Euripides)

Those who surrender on one issue tend to surrender on others as well. That which is encouraged will increase. All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. The triumph of sin comes with our failure to perceive it. Failing to stop evil leads to more evil. In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Every uncorrected error and unrepented sin is, in its own right, a fountain of fresh error and fresh sin flowing on to the end of time. Redemption is meaningless unless there is cause for it in the actual life we live. These are only a few quotes off the tops of our heads from some of the wisest human beings who ever lived. 

We are living in enemy-occupied territory, as C. S. Lewis put it. Sacred trusts are being betrayed, which amounts to spiritual terrorism. It is a battle against principalities and powers. Hell is empty and all the devils are here, wrote Shakespeare in The Tempest. Of course the tide could always be turned by repentance, by a return to Christ. In the meantime, we will continue to teach those in our circle of influence God's truth. And if we see something, we will say something when possible. Or at least walk out.