Has it come to this?

Fox News reported last week that, “the city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.” The Houston Chronicle had a similar report. See the text of the subpoena here: http://www.adfmedia.org/files/WoodfillSubpoenaRequest.pdf
See page 11, item 12.

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Same Sex Marriage, I said then that this was less about homosexuality and more about the freedom of speech. Most anyone paying attention can see what’s trending as far as public opinion goes. Today most Americans support a man being able to marry another man and a woman being able to marry a woman. That is not only tolerated but celebrated.

What is not to be tolerated or celebrated, as far as our enlightened society is concerned, is for someone to say that they believe homosexuality is wrong, that it is sin and that marriage should be exclusively between a man and a woman. And if you do, and especially if you’re a celebrity, you may suffer the wrath of the liberal left. Welcome to the new homophobia. I’ve always thought that the term homophobia was a bit strange. Webster’s Dictionary defines phobia as “an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation.” I am not afraid of homosexuals. I am afraid that the hyper-tolerant spirit of our age has swayed many people to believe that any behavior is acceptable. What won’t be tolerated is saying that homosexuality is sin. Just ask Phil Robertson. It seems to me that the true homophobia that exists today is present with those who are afraid of offending gay and lesbian men and women, hello A&E.

The biblical truth is that homosexual behavior is, has been, and always will be sin (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Cor.6:9-11). A man lying with a man as a man lies with a woman is an abomination. Those who “practice homosexuality” will not inherit the kingdom of God. Nor will fornicators, idolaters, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers or swindlers. That is simply the biblical teaching. No person, no group of persons have the authority to change that. The Supreme Court of the United States is not as “supreme” as many think it to be. The Supreme Court, the Supreme Judge, the Supreme Lawgiver, gave his ruling long ago. And he really has given no indication that he desires our input.

Just in case the metropolis of Tolar ever follows Houston’s example, I’ll make this easy. Just ask R.C. Medcalf for a copy of my morning sermon from July 22, 2012.
Brad Fry

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