I have spoken with each of you individually, but I now address this letter to you corporately, as the message must be received as a general warning to all who wish to fight against the LGBT agenda and the lies on which it is founded.
As you all know, Satan is the Father of Lies (John 8:44), and therefore there should be neither grief nor confusion that LGBT activists are desperate to shut down the testimonies of men and women who have walked away from a set of destructive, aberrant, abnormal behaviors. Rather, there should be righteous outrage, just as Jesus turned over tables and drove out money changers who had turned His--and our--Father's House into a house of merchandise.
Because LGBT behaviors are self-evidently, inherently destructive, there is no shame, but rather a duty, a responsibility to expose them, decry them as deviant, and discourage their practice and promotion. Instead of being outraged, or resorting to prayer as the final means of response to the perverse onslaught of LGBT activists, it is essential to fight back. My remarks are somewhat heavy-handed because simply saying "They are hurting us" without denouncing those who seek to do harm, such passive measures will not be effective.
I understand that this stance may appear un-Christian. "Are we not called to 'Turn the other cheek', Arthur?" I imagine someone responding.
We do indeed turn the other cheek in our individual interactions with others. When one person harms us, we do not retaliate. Indeed, we trust ourselves to the Just Judge, our Lord and Savior, to correct these wrongs.
However, the LGBT onslaught and its designs are not a matter of bad individuals perpetrating bad acts against other individuals. Their unprecedented assault on marriage and family, and the very blessed distinctions of male and female are far greater than individual slights. They undermine the very foundation of every society and community. Fighting back against this evil is not petty retaliation, but a principled responsibility. We are dealing with a great evil, one very much like the Pharisees who not only rejected Jesus but sought to thwart His earthly ministry. Yes, there is Matthew 5:38-40. But let us not forget Matthew 23, in which Jesus openly, boldly upbraided the wicked Pharisees for their great hypocrisy and disobedience to God's Word.
It is essential for Christian communities and secular allies alike to confront, expose, and shame the wrong-doing of these LGBT partisans and their agenda. To put it mildly, this agenda must be marginalized and ultimately defeated. Individual homosexuals should not see their natural rights curtailed, for "God so loved the world", and yes, we can we love the sinner, for God hated the sin by punishing sin in the body of His Son (Romans 8:1-3). However, those activists who insist on calling good evil, and evil good (Isaiah 5:20) must not be permitted free reign unchecked. There should be no further surprise or shock at this outrage and vocal demand from LGBT partisans to silence TrueLove.Is or any movement or ministry which speaks the truth about homosexuality, transgenderism, and the like. Instead, it is time to take up the rod and staff and fight back!
"Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded." (Psalm 7:6)
It is evil, harmful to teach children that they are "born that way", doomed to be enslaved to desires which are not God's best, nor a proper reflection of the laws of nature. Furthermore, it is evil to allow adults to pervert the public discourse with the promotion that LGBT behaviors are welcome and wholesome, when clearly they are not. Last of all, and this part has escaped far too many liberal elements in the West, allowing homosexuality to prevail has enabled a diligent, militant lobby to extend its influence beyond seeking the same space and rights, to expecting pre-eminence and ultimately demanding dominance. For futher comments on this, please read "The Quest for God", writte by British Historian Paul Johnson, pg. 28-29. Beyond that, consider the account in Genesis 19, when militant homosexuals surrounded Lot's home, intent on raping the Two Visitors who had come to rescue Lot and his family. LGBT behaviors, left unchecked, will culminate in such heinous outcomes.
It would be worth one's while to revisist the comments of The Republic of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2005, who rightly decried the promotion of LGBT behaviors in his country:
"Our job as a government is to create and manage an environment in which there is maximum space for each person to live his own life, without impinging on other people ... If you say 'I am gay, and therefore I am entitled to get married', well, that's a very contentious subject. Or 'I'm entitled to have a parade and flaunt my gayness.' Gay Pride ... you can do that in Sydney, or London, or San Francisco. But I'm not sure I want to do that in Singapore. I think it will be offensive to a large number of Singaporeans, and it will be very divisive."
I sound the alarm clearly on this contentious subject: homosexual and transgender activists are not interested in equitable space for all. They want pre-eminence. They demand acceptance, and such demands are inherently tyrannical. This is the pattern every time this agenda marches or barges into a country. Dr. Thio Li-Ann describes this pernicious reality in her Parliament speech in 2007.
The response to abusive sites such as "Dear Straight People" in Singapore, or "Gay Star News" in the United Kingdom, or The Human Rights Campaign in the United States is not to hope for a peaceful coexistence or gently decrying them as "mean" or misinformed. Sorry to break this news to those who were hoping for such a peaceful co-existence, but that is not possible. Darkness cannot abide the light, for the light exposes that the deeds of darkness are indeed evil (John 3:19-20). They want to destroy any agency or community that opposes them. They hate us! They must be called out, shamed, exposed for the evil they are wreaking on the community, and yes--ultimately shut down. As an American general commented: "Our goal is to the break their will", their will to keep fighting.
Perhaps this proverb will better motivate Christians and pro-family activists in general:
"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." (Proverbs 22:15)
These LGBT activists are unrestrained, spoiled children who have grown up into petulant adults. They need to be disciplined, not placated. There is no longer room for dialogue at this point.