Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christians: It's Time for Our Own Stonewall "Riot"

The homosexual hagiography surrounding the Stonewall Inn in New York  City is well known. President Obama made sure of its exalted status when he declared the location a national landmark!

The inn served as a safe space for people who identified as gay. Following another police raid on the inn, the gays fought back, and started fighting for their rights.

Granted, there were sudden police raids. Arbitrary police force is unacceptable.
And yes, every human being has natural rights.

But homosexuality is not a civil right–it’s a behavior.

And now, the riots which exploded on June 28, 1968 have turned into an all-out war against the rights and liberties of law-abiding Americans.

Apparently, the bar was also a mafia hangout. Not sure there was a connection then, but it would be hard not to draw the distinction today.

The “victims” of 1969 have bred the victimizers. The men and women–Christians then who never bothered anyone are now facing angry rants, raids, and rioting of embittered LGBT activists.

In the United States, over thirty states voted to uphold the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. A rogue Supreme Court struck down the legal authority of the state legislatures and the people to impose a radical redefinition of an institution which predates you and me and everyone else.

Here in California, where eight years ago voters in the most Democratic stretches of Los Angeles as well as the most ruby red Republican regions voted to define natural marriage as a constitutional amendment, they have witnessed eight years later the  complete shakedown of their rights.

One pastor in San Francisco faced an angry mob of LGBT activists, who surrounded his church and yelled inside: “We want your son.”

Christians shouldn’t just sit by and wait for things to work their way back to normalcy.

Enough is enough.

It’s time for us to start swinging, to fight back, but not with our fists, but with faith, with coordinated organization, with truth.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Christians were the first community organizers, after all!

Jesus brought together twelve disciples, who in turn preached the word, and caused many thousands more to believe–and still do today!

Consider how the Early Church operated as one:

“And all that believed were together, and had all things common;” (Acts 2:44)

We are one body in Christ, for those who believe on the Name of Jesus.

There is no reason for us to run in fear. There is no excuse for Christians who know the Truth, who trust God for their salvation (here and now, as well as hereafter) to retreat from this unnatural, evil onslaught.

I was talking with another Christian, a strong lady who works with a well-connected, fearless husband. Her reaction to what seems to be a growing feckless community of Christians? Her reaction to the sudden juggernaut of homosexual marriage, transgenderism, homosexual curricula in public schools, plus the unsettling LGBT assault on individual liberties?

“It’s embarrassing!”

We live in California, and we have seen the next stage of the homosexual juggernaut–an attempt to shut down every Christian college in the state and muzzle Christian education for good. We beat back a large part of that agenda, but we cannot claim victory yet.

What has happened in California? All over the country, if not the world?

The Christians have become like dumb sheep, refusing to speak out!

Indeed. How many of us really believe the promises laid out for us in Isaiah?

14In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

15Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake."

16Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

17No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 54: 14-17)

Do we believe the certainty of victory offered to us through Christ Jesus today?

37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8: 37-39)

How much longer before we see men and women losing their lives, not just their livelihood?!

If a rag-tag group of homosexuals in 1969 could rally parades after a riot and a raid in New York City, then surely Christians connected throughout every city in this country, in the world can rise up and push back against this immoral, unsound insanity.

Our kids deserve better.

Our community needs better.

Let’s fight for what is right.

What better way can I say it?

Christians, it’s time for us to have our own Stonewall Riot.

Except we do not have to destroy property.

We are not parading for something that we should be ashamed of.

It’s time to take to the streets. It’s time to declare our righteousness.

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.” (Isaiah 61:1)

It’s time for us to believe that no matter what weapon they form (and there will be weapons formed against us), they will not prosper!

He died for us. He lives for us.

It’s time for us to stand and resist this great evil!

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