The LGBT lifestyle is now classed as a civil right and celebrated as such in the highest echelons of our government. In fact it is now viewed by many in our government to be morally right to support and endorse the LGBT lifestyle, and immoral and insensitive to oppose it. It is evident that our nation's moral compass has been drastically reset.
On the day that the supreme handed down it’s ruling, which made same sex unions in all states, The White House was lit with the colors of the rainbow. President Obama hailed the ruling, saying in the Rose Garden "Justice has arrived “like a thunderbolt” for gay and lesbian couples. Today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we have made our union a little more perfect," .
In explaining why the rainbow colors, the White House issued the following statement. “Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world. The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights.”
News reporter Sue Dunum tells us, “On the heels of the statement from the White House supporting the push for LGBT rights, a national Gallup phone survey released today shows that nearly half of Americans can only guess what the letters LGBT stand for.
A lot of people said that LGBT has something or other to do with sex that isn’t your Mom and Pop variety,” pollster David Bell told the NY Times. “But they couldn’t say what the letters stood for…a lot guessed that the GB letters stand for Gang Banging. And slightly more than 14% were guessing that it’s some fancy BLT sandwich and the G stands for Gravy. “There is confusion about what the heck LGBT is…mind you 8% of men didn’t know what heterosexual means and quite a few said, “Look dude. I’m totally into women, okay?”
The LGBT acronym, which stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender, was successfully put into words by 52% of poll participants with 23% saying they “fully or somewhat” support equal rights for LGBT individuals, and 21% saying they would “definitely or most likely” rent their basement suite out to someone who looked like they might be LGBT. “Younger people showed a much higher awareness of what LGBT means.
Some activist now add the Q to the acronym thereby making it LGBTQ. They do so because they say the the term Queer is not specific to sexual orientation or to gender identity. They say that the Q is more of an umbrella term that can encompass a lot of people. Cleo Anderson, a 26-year-old intern at GLAAD, a prominent gay rights group explains, "Queer means that you are one of those letters (LGBT), but you could be all of those letters and not knowing is OK."
Today's generation that is coming of age is facing a sexual landscape, the likes of which the world has never seen on such a grand scale. There is now an aggressive effort being exerted to encourage this generation to pursue their sexuality in whatever direction their desires leads them in.
As a result many today now find themselves struggling to come to terms with their emerging sexual desires, in ways that past generation were not confronted with. We are now facing a sexual landscape with the backing of our government, the likes of which the world has not seen. The LGBT movement is pushing for the legitimation of sexuality on a unprecedented scale.
THE BIGGER ISSUE IS NOT SAME SEX UNIONS---When most people hear the term, "gay rights" they unusually envision a sanitized respectful image of two individuals who simply want to live together as life long partners. The image that most same sex supporters wants the public at large to envision is one similar to the one we show here.
Most people don’t realize the fact that the recent supreme court’s ruling, on same sex unions, did more than legalizing same sex unions. Perhaps there are many who realize the truth, of what this ruling really means, but they choose to conveniently look the other way. Most of us as believers know that there is much more to the recent supreme court's ruling than most people realize. This ruling gave a greater air of legitimacy to all things that the acronym "LGBT" stands for.
A poll which was done shortly after the same sex ruling was handed down, revealed that many people don't even know what the acronym, "LGBT" stands for. News reporter Sue Dunum tells us that recent survey showed that many people don't what what LGBT stands for. "A national Gallup phone survey shows that nearly half of Americans can only guess what the letters stand for. A lot of people said that LGBT has something or other to do with sex that isn’t your Mom and Pop variety. But they couldn’t say what the letters stood for…a lot guessed that the GB letters stand for Gang Banging. And slightly more than 14% were guessing that it’s some fancy BLT sandwich and the G stands for Gravy."
ONLY THE TIP OF THE GAY ICEBERG---Mariners have often observed that icebergs can be deceitful. What you see is just a small part of a much larger mass of ice that will easily rip open the hull of a ship. So is the case when it comes to the same sex marriage issue, this is only the tip of the gay iceberg. The bigger issue is the push by those of the LGBT community to legitimize all things gay.
Most believers have been drawn into the same sex marriage debate, without realizing that this is far from the main issue. The main issue is LGBT rights. Mariners have often observed that icebergs can be deceitful. What you see is just a small part of a much larger mass of ice that will easily rip open the hull of a ship. So it is with the same sex union issue, this is but the tip of the iceberg.
We are now faced with the issue of accepting all things which pertain to the "LGBT" rights agenda. The domino effect is now taking place and will continue, with no end in sight. Curriculums in schools will change drastically to align with this new definition. Furthermore, there will be an avalanche of court cases related to this issue. Leaders and people in churches, schools, ministries, and universities will face the revoking of tax-exempt status, penalties, and jail time if they don’t comply. Big Brother will say, “My way, or the highway.”
Portions of what lies beneath is now surfacing. Most people don’t realize the fact that the recent supreme court’s ruling, on same sex unions, did more than legalizing same sex unions. Perhaps there are many who realize the truth, but choose to conveniently look the other way. This ruling gave a greater air of legitimacy to all things gay, as expressed by those who publicly express their gay pride. As a result the doors of the gay closet have been ripped off the hinges.
LGBT???—WHAT'S THAT??? As we said earlier, on the day that the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on same sex marriage, the white house was lit up in the colors of the rainbow. In conjunction with this act President Obama issues the following statement. “The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights.” Many who heard these comments fail to grasp the true significance, of what he was saying. In order to understand the gravity of his words, we must first understand what the acronym “LGBT” stands for. In explaining what the LGBT acronym stands for, we will simply state the well documented facts, AS ACKOWLEDGED BY THOSE WHO ARE LGBT. (COMPARE BELOW).
#1. Transvestite-- is a person who dresses in a style or manner traditionally associated with the opposite sex. Some dictionaries still define transvestite as one who derives sexual pleasure from wearing clothes normally associated with the opposite sex.
#2. Transsexuals ---Are people who experience a gender identity that is inconsistent with, or not culturally associated with, their assigned sex, and desire to permanently transition to the gender with which they identify, usually seeking medical assistance (including hormone replacement therapy and other sex reassignment therapies . The term “Transsexual” is generally considered a subset of transgender, some transsexual people reject the label of transgender.
#3. Transgender-- are people who have a gender identity, or gender expression, that differs from their assigned sex. transgender people are sometimes called transsexual if they desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another. Transgender is also an umbrella term in addition to including people whose gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex (trans men and trans women , it may include people who are not exclusively masculine or feminine.
#1 TRANGENDER INTERRESTED IN MEN ONLY- Laverne Cox was on the cover of the June 9, 2014, issue of Time, and was interviewed for the article "The Transgender Tipping Point" by Katy Steinmetz, which ran in that issue and the title of which was also featured on the cover; this makes Cox the first openly transgender person on the cover of Time, As Cox explains, “I was 8 years old and I was just convinced that I was a girl. Up until that point, everyone was telling me that I was a boy” “I was really feminine and I couldn’t help it; In my mind I was really a girl, but I was assigned male at birth, At 11 I was beginning to hit puberty and was strongly attracted to boys. Cox underwent gender reassignment surgery. Cox explains, "I very much believe in love. I want to be in love and in a partnership with a man…I see myself in love and in a fierce partnership with someone who loves and respects me."
#2 TRANSGENDER INTERRESTED IN WOMEN ONLY- Bruce Jenner is an example of a transgendered person, who does not view themselves as gay, in the sense of being attracted to other men. Jenner who was once named the male athlete of the year, said his most immediate desire was to simply come and act out the femininity, which he says was always there. After undergoing hours of facial-feminization surgery, breast augmentation and hormone therapy, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) has finally emerged on the cover of Vanity Fair. He says though he has changed his gender identity, he has no interest in men. He said he will be a lesbian who only dates women. He said he wants to be feminine and pretty - and also to feel the touch of another woman.'
#3. Transvestite who say they are not gay (in the sense of having a same sex attraction): But they acknowledge the fact that they are aroused through wearing feminine attire. Many transvestites report when cross dressing, they experience different sensations at different times. They explain that when cross-dressing there are at times a combination of reasons why they experience sexual sensations on a specific occasions. Many cross dressers/transvestites are married and cross-dress in secret.
Many times, the person is initially aroused by lingerie, Often this is the transvestite’s first and primary association with feminine clothing. For transvestites, the ultimate result is that they begin dressing in the clothes even though that may not have been their original intent. Many transvestites report that through the sexual simulation they experienced while wearing various article of wearing clothes they developed a strong attachment while in puberty. Some say that the attachment arose much later in life. In some cases sexual arousal is obtained via sexual contact with another person while they are dressed. Most often that person is a female. Others, who are heterosexual at all other times, fantasize about sex with men, but only while they are dressed as women.
It’s difficult to document certain aspects of tranvestism because some aspects are done in secret. Col Russell Williams is the most documented example. This came about because of his arrest and the evidence which was gathered. He was not arrested for cross dressing, but because of the crimes of rape and murder he committed. When arrested hundreds of images were confiscated which showed Williams being sexually aroused while wearing female attire. He got a thrill out of wearing the garments and photographing himself in them inside his victims’ homes. We stress here again Most people who cross dress DO NOT commit the type of crimes, Williams was arrested for.
Col Williams, aged in his mid 40s, was a long-time married man. Williams was a respected Canadian air force leader by day; a commander in charge of Canada’s largest air force base, in Trenton, Ontario. In the case with Williams he did not associate his Cross-dressings with the LGBT community and he did not see himself as anything but straight/heterosexual.
Now that we have a clearer understanding of what the acronym “LGBT” stands for we can better understand the gravity of what all the celebration at the white house entailed. As we said earlier, On the day that the supreme handed down it’s ruling, which made same sex unions in all states, the White House was lit with the colors of the rainbow to celebrate. The White House also issued the following statement. “Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world. The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights.”
Not in their wildest imaginmation did the recent generation which preceeded us, forsee such a drastic change in our nation's moral compass In fact it is now viewed by many in our government to be morally right to support and endorse every aspect of the LGBT lifestyle. To raise issues in regards to the negative impact and morality of the LGBT lifestyle is more and more being viewed as immoral bigoted and insensitive.
Many churches struggle to come to terms of what it means to showing the love of God, while standing on the moral guidelines set forth in the Bible. Because many churches are so ill prepared when it comes to striking a proper balance, major errors in application have occurred in the application of the two, (love and judgment). Some have sought to show love without judgment, and others have sought to show judgment without love. In his word God tells us how to strike a proper balance between the two.
For many believers today the issues concerning the rightness or wrongness of the LGBT lifestyle strikes close to home. Many believers today have family members and friends who have came out the closet and proclaimed themselves to be Gay. As a result many believers find themselves struggling to strike a balance between showing love without showing endorsement.
In some cases even the most conservative Christians, can become most liberal, when their own family member comes out of the closet. Long before the supreme court began to hand down it’s laws, the heavenly supreme court handed down, the greatest law. According to God’s laws, the two greatest commandments is to love God first and foremost, and to love others as we love ourselves. Many believers now find themselves in a perplexing dilemma, which is finding the right balance between showing love (to those who are gay) while at the same time taking a moral stand.
In times past much of the moral fiber that bonded us as a nation, was greatly influenced by the Judeo Christian values which were espoused by most churches. The LGBT lifestyle the issues and the widespread acceptance of this lifestyle by many in our nation and various churches, presents a delima. it raises, now challenges Every aspect of the scriptural foundation that most protestant churches have stood on over the years, is now being challenged. Some church leaders now say that we must respect the laws of the land even if we disagree with them. On the other side there are those who say that the holy laws of God supersedes the laws of man.
The supreme court’s ruling which made same sex unions the law of the land, has sparked heated debates among many churches. The debate now rages even among churches of the same denomination. While it’s true that the various churches have often disagreed over things like, baptism, dress codes, divorce, views of the Second Coming, worship style and musical preference, etc.. Those differences, though deeply felt, pales in comparison to the issues churches now face, in regards to the question of same sex unions in particular, and the LGBT lifestyle in general.
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