Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New World Order Coming?

I received this extended email earlier today.

What are your thoughts? Let me know. Email me at arthurschaper@hotmail.com

New World Coming

God's Word tells us that in the last days scoffers are going to appear. Jesus says these mockers will ridicule all doctrine that Christ is returning to establish a new kingdom. They fear hat this kingdom, rather than the one they would establish, would be a kingdom of righteousness.

Those that scoff Christianity loudest are those trying desperately to establish what is called  a 'New World Order.' What they do not realize, or maybe they do, is that Satan realizes that his time in being allowed to, "roam the earth," is short.

The New World Order sought by men is supposedly a world managed by a select few who are to control every aspect of the lives of remain after they 'cull' those they choose to rid humanity of by all means within their purview. This 'culling' is to include wars, starvation, purposeful pestilence, radiation poisoning, chemtrails,  executions, and by any means whatever to reduce the numbers of those not in their 'elite' clique. Truly Satan is in their actions.

There is, emphatically' a New World coming. As we live and breathe that New World is dawning. Factually the New World is actually the return of Jesus Christ wherein He will establish His Holy Kingdom. It is not what is envisioned by those under the control of Satan.

Every nation, and I mean, 'every nation, will come under our Lord's righteous rule, and those attempting to mount any opposition to His rule will become His footstool. Scoffers will have no part in Christ's new kingdom. Only the righteous are to inhabit the New Word He establishes.

2 Peter 3:13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.       

As far as scoffers are concerned,

Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."

If you compare the wishes of the New World Order as seen by men of greed to what will be is plainly opposed. That New World Order seen and seeking to be established by men will fail. That New World Order is a world wherein all guilt and condemnation will vanish, that their sinful deeds will not haunt them, and that they will be able to freely indulge in the most perverse of sexual pleasures. Again, it is doomed to abject failure.

Peter set down the realities to be faced by those that scoff. Rather than enjoying their New World, this is what will be their fate.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

The New World established by Christ will be a world of righteousness.

Brothers and sisters what must be realized is that the earth we live on is transient. All material things held dear by so many will vanish. Things obtained by those desiring control of other men will dissolve. All things of man's labors will cease to be.

Many Christians have missed this biblical truth. Their whole focus has been to build a world of comfort in this present life. Their hearts have been captured by notions of prosperity, acceptance and recognition. In truth this is contrary to God's plan and His wishes for His children. 

Jesus spoke words that really tells us of what is expected of us and what the coming world will be like.

Matthew 24:46-47 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

What Jesus was saying is that those servants in obedience would be made rulers and given an eternal appointment over any others.

When Christ's New World is established there will be countless multitudes of saints with Him. Many will be the millions of children that died well before their time. Those that were starved, aborted, or died by other means were carried to Paradise in the arms of Jesus. We, as His obedient servants will be witnesses to those children's happiness.  

Where those trying fruitlessly to establish man's New World Order name men they consider lesser than they, "eaters, slaves," in truth those Christians are, "in training to rule with Him when the New World comes". 

Although it may sound foolish and not well thought out Peter actually asked that we earnestly desire an end to the present world.

2 Peter 3: 11-15 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.

As true Christians I ask that you have no fear, but hear the glorious words I say to you. You are among those that will be preserved and live in the coming world!

Psalm 121:7-8 

The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Psalm 145:20 
The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

It is our Christian duty to remain worthy of His preservation. The coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ must find us blameless having sought His forgiveness and worthy of His presence.

Thessalonians 5:23-24 
May God himself, the God of peace,sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

God has given His children a promise and He always keeps His Word.

2 Timothy 4:18 
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

As a Christian you must realize that He will not only protect you, but will keep you under His wings.

 He is more powerful than anything one could ever imagine and will not allow evil, as created by Satan, or man, prey on you! 

His New World is coming and will be a far cry from that sought by man!


(Closing prayer)

Almighty Father, Creator of  all there is and all there is to come, we offer You our praise and ask that we be allowed to worship You . You are our God and we worship You in Spirit and in Truth.

Lord, we thank You for the messages given us in Your Words which we call our Bible. Though others may scoff we bow our heads in a show of respect for You and all You have done.

As You know, there are those that seek to do us harm merely for our belief in You. We ask that you, as our El Gibbor, lend us the strength to stand strong in the knowledge that You are with us at all times. Should evil befall us, please know that we are weak and it is only by Your strength will we bear up before the world in which we live. Your promise of Paradise will bear us through. Please be with us.

Abba, there are evil men and women that would enslave us and offer us evil disguised as good. Grant us the gifts of discernment and truthfulness to see that which is good and the ability to relate to others Your divinity and truths..

Father, we ask that You thwart the evils sought to be brought against us by evil men and women and protect us as we stand fast for You and all Your Glory.

In Jesus' name we pray, who is One with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever,
Amen, amen and amen.

Pastor Lee S Gliddon Jr

More Winning: LA Pride Festival Postponed (Forever?)

I wanted to write about this development, as well, but did not have the time until now.

Check out the other major Pride Festival that was shut down this year because of the Coronavirus problem:

LA Pride festival postponed amid growing coronavirus concerns

Los Angeles’ annual gay pride celebration has joined a growing list of events across the country that have been postponed, canceled or suspended amid fears of the coronavirus pandemic. The LA Pride Festival and Parade, now in its 50th year, will be pushed back to a yet unknown date from its traditional mid-June kickoff, organizers announced Thursday.

Let's pray that that unknown date becomes no date all.

These gay pride parades need to be shut down for good.

LA Pride
Due to the concerns of COVID-19, CSW will postpone all events related to the 50th Anniversary of LA Pride that were scheduled for June 2020. Organizers are assessing the situation. More information to be provided around the postponement as details become available.

This Coronavirus problem has provided a number of much-needed solutions to put an end to this LGBT insanity being forced into the forefront of our culture.

Los Angeles used to be a teeming, lively, thriving city. Now it's turning into an absolute spiritual wasteland. Homosexuality and transgenderism should not be promoted in any way, shape, or form, yet here we are dealing

I think it's worth our while to report at length as often as we can that homosexual promotionalism is falling away more and more in the United States, even if it's due to exigent circumstances like the Coronavirus problem.

In the Beginning, God Discriminated

I received this tweet earlier today:
I was writing about the fact that people in this country are getting tired of being reminded, prodded, shamed, and reprimanded about the so-called hardships of "transgendered people".

Seriously, why are we expected to feel sorry for people who are in bondage to a mental disorder, and then insist that the rest of us should feel sorry every year? This idea of "Transgender Visibility Day" is absolute nonsense.

In fact, when parents are molding their children to change their sex, it's nothing more than child abuse!

So, this pro-tranny activist shamed me because of how discriminatory I was. She wanted to bring God into the mix, and she/he/it (who knows!) made it seem as though my thoughts on denouncing transgenderism were unbiblical, unholy, unkind.

Well, she ought to open the Bible, and she will find that In the Beginning, God Discriminated!

First, let's provide the defintion of discrimination:

"recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another."

Granted, there is another definition which touches on prejudicial or preferential treatment for one category or thing versus another, but let's focus on the main definition provided above.

In the Beginning, God Discriminated.

Consider the first verse of the Bible:

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)

God created, no one else did. God created the heavens and the earth. When the earth became without form and void (following the fall of Satan and one third of the angels), God would clear distinguish, or discriminate between the heavens and the earth again:

"6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day." (Genesis 1:6-8)

Notice that God divided the waters, so that the heavens and the earth would emerge as distinct entities. That's the essence of discrimination.

Before separating the earth and the heavens among the waters, God brought forth Light:

3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." (Genesis 1:3-4)

God literally said "Light Be", and light was. This Light is not the sun, but His Son, Jesus. As He declared during His earthly ministry:

"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8:12)

At any rate, light stands out clearly and starkly from the darkness: more discrimination. There is darkness, and there is light. Light is called to be the focal point, as well. God is light, after all, and in Him is no darkness whatsoever (cf 1 John 1:5)

There one sees both types of discrimination. God gives precedence to the Light over the darkness, not just merely distinguishes the light from the darkness.

And that's the way it should be:

"17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;" (Colossians 1:17-19)

In the beginning, God discriminated.

He distinguished heaven and earth. He distinguished light from darkness. He created fish from the sea, mammals from the earth, as well as grass and herbs.

He then created man, and He created man in His likeness or image (Genesis 1:26-28).

Man is qualitatively different from all the other creation.

Why, because God said: "31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day." (Genesis 1:31)

When God made man, He declared His work finished (another discrimination, finished before unfinished), and He called all of it "Very good" as opposed to "good."

These distinctions are fundamental, essential, and inescapable.

In the Beginning, God Discriminated, and It was Good. It was Very Good.

Gay "Pastor" Harms The Church, Those In Need

For a long time, I have wanted to comment on this blog post:


Miak Siew is the "pastor" for Free Community Church, the only LGBT-affirming "church" in Singapore.

This is a contradiction, of course. True Christian faith rejects sin, for the grace of God has appeared to all men, and the grace of God teaches us to deny ungodliness (cf Titus 2:11-14).

This corruption of the faith is becoming all too widespread in the world. It has moved into Asia at a growing pace, as well, and not just in Taiwan, a country which imposed fake marriage via judicial tyranny in 2019, although Taipei had been hosting gay pride parades since 2003.

It's really alarming when men claiming to be pastors go out of their way to teach people that homosexuality and transgenderism are acceptable, and do not contravene God's best for His creation.

This is really bad, and it needs to be confronted. The Gospel is for the whole world, even for those who struggle with same-sex temptations, gender dysphoria, and even for those who think that these behaviors are innate.

When people receive the truth of God's Word, when they are set free, taken from death to life, then the dead behaviors fall away.

Paul was clear-cut about the transformation that God's people undergo when they believe in Jesus:

"9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

The first part of the verse may alarm people, since Paul is condemning a long list of people for sins that they engage in. However, Paul's point to the Corinthians is that they are NOT fornicators, idolaters, homosexualts, etc. They have been washed, sanctified, and justified! They are not sinners anymore, but saints, so why act like sinners in the first place? 

"Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame." (1 Corinthians 15:34)

Now, let me respond to the post specifically honoring this fake pastor:

Dear Straight People,

Meet 41-year old Miak Siew… An openly gay pastor in Singapore!

Miak is not your typical pastor. And I’m not saying that just because he’s gay. Dressed casually in the typical Singaporean ensemble of a T-shirt and shorts the first time we met, Miak certainly doesn’t fit into traditional notions of how a pastor should be like.

Any pastor who thinks that it is OK to live out the gay lifestyle is not a pastor. He is misleading the flock of parishioners attending his church. We should not spare our outrage about this. It's one thing for people to go to church, and they are still falling into these behaviors. The church is a hospital, not a country club. People who hear the Good News and learn about their new identity in Christ do not immediately leave behind their old behaviors. It takes time to learn all about your new life, your new standing, your new self in Christ Jesus.

In fact, Miak is about as Singaporean as one can be. He loves food. He’s hooked onto PokemonGo. And to my astonishment, he even dropped the F-word quite a few times during our first meeting!

A pastor who sleeps with the same sex, and who curses--he is not only not a typical pastor, one should ask whether he should be a pastor in the first place. A grown man playing PokemonGo is a little disturbing, too, I must add.

But Miak is not your typical Singaporean. As the Executive Pastor of Singapore’s only LGBT affirming church, Miak plays an important role in Singapore’s LGBT landscape. And while he may not conform to societal perceptions of how a pastor should be like, there’s no denying his immense contribution to the community.

The greatest affirmation that we need is righteousness, and that we receive as a gift, one that God so freely gives, and which He invites us to keep receiving (Romans 5:17). A pastor should not be worried about conforming to societal expectations, anyway. We are called to be in the world, but we are not of the world (1 Corinthians 5:9-10)

God uses all sorts of people to do God’s work, and it is human bias and prejudice that sets up all the barriers between us and God – who can be close to God, and who is to be kept away and kept out.

No, it is not human bias or prejudice. Let no one dodge or avoid this issue.

Sin is what keeps us from God, more than just human biases.

"1Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

 "2But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear." (Isaiah 59:1-2)

Notice that God does out of His way to make it a point that He has not separated Himself from man. In fact, when man first sinned, eating from the tree that was forbidden them, God sought out man, asking "Adam, where are you?" (Genesis 3:9)

One will notice in the discussion and focus on "Pastor" Miak that there is no mention of Jesus, as well as no mention of sin or deliverance or salvation. How sad!

How is it that this young man fell into gay behaviors, anyway?

Miak Siew Young

Miak first experienced same sex attraction at the age of 4 but he remained in denial throughout his teenage years.

At four years old? Seriously? What is the real nature of this attraction? This dynamic makes no sense, and I must say is quite troubling. It's one thing for a younger male to want to bond with older males. That is a healthy emotional and psychological need which all males have, and which a father meets as part of the natural, proper upbringing of children. When there is no father present in the home, or when the father is particularly distant, and the mother takes over in an imposing manner, homosexual feelings can start to arise.

"I thought, like many of the books I read back then said, that it was a phase. And I thought I would somehow magically snap out of it when I turned 21."

So one finds that there was a sense of shame and confusion in his life about these feelings. It is indeed interesting that we get very little information about his relationship with his parents at this time. 

Growing up during a time when LGBT related information was scarce, living in a heteronormative world wasn’t easy. And Miak certainly felt the pressure to conform. Like most of his peers, he tried chasing girls but that never worked out.

"Heteronormative" is an abnormal word to make the normal appear abnormal. This is quite wrong, and very much akin to Isaiah 5:20. The notion that we should call good evil, and evil good is ... evil in itself. To call healthy and natural desires and behaviors unnatural is also quite disconcerting.

"There was no internet back in those days. It is hard to imagine for many young people today. There is little access to information. I remember trying to find information in books and many of them described it as a phase.

"The only presentation of gay men in the media that I saw were effeminate men – something I couldn’t identify with."

The need to identify with men, that need stands out in this part of the story. There is nothing wrong with a boy wanting to find emotional fulfillment in bonding with other men. But to fulfill that need with sexual behavior is not healthy, not wise, not suitable.

Miak Siew 2007

It wasn’t till the 1990s when the internet penetrated Singaporean households that Miak found others that he could relate to.

He connected with other gay Singaporeans through popular messenger service IRC. On their first group outing, he realised that there were many other gay men like him who did not fit into the media’s stereotypical representation of gay men. Not long after, Miak decided to pluck up the courage to venture into a gay club for the first time.

It's really disturbing to read about a gay "pastor" who frequented bars to find love and affection. Truly, there is something wrong with this picture.

I saw gay guys who were older and I saw who I am, and who I can be. Not the stereotypical gay guy – but a guy who just happens to be gay.

However, "Pastor" Miak makes his gayness a key feature of his existence. It is not something tangential or incidental, but essential to his being and bearing in the world. Homosexual activists attempt to have it both ways, but they cannot. They want to promote themselves as spokesmen and ambassadors for LGBT causes, but then at the same time they do not want people to think of them as "the gay guy". They want to push the manifest that they are "normal", when in reality the behaviors are abnormal, aberrant, a maladjustment which simply cannot meet the needs that they feel.

It was also around this time that Miak embarked on his journey towards becoming a man of God.

Initially, like most LGBT individuals, Miak too had trouble reconciling his sexuality with his religion.

"I avoided church for quite a while. Part of me had internalised the Church’s stand – that homosexuality is a sin, and the two are irreconcilable."

It's not the stand of "The Church". It's God standard, not just in the Old Testament, either.

But God works in mysterious ways and in Miak’s case, it was the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that prompted Miak’s return to the Church.

"There was a SMS message that went around  about a candlelight vigil for 9/11. I went with another friend, only to discover that the candlelight vigil was very different from the one we imagined.

"Seeing that there were others like us who were not comfortable with that, we decided to  gather at another part of the gardens and do something closer to what we understood as a candlelight vigil. 

"I felt as though I was guided to what to say. It was, I guess, my first sermon."

Miak started attending Free Community Church (known as Safehaven back then) soon after – Singapore’s only LGBT affirming Church.

A church cannot be a church when it is affirming sin. This is all wrong.

He went on to become more and more involved in Free Community Church’s activities, often handling the logistics side of its events. Despite his heavy involvement, he never dared to take up leadership positions because he felt that his personality made him ill-suited for such roles.

No one is free if they are in bondage to sin:

"32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)


"36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." (John 8:36)

I didn’t take a big role because I thought that to be a leader in church, you need to be “holy holy“.

In 2005, Miak started a support group called ‘Living Water’ that focuses on helping people reconcile their religion with their sexuality. For 3 hours each week, the support group would meet up to explore various interpretations of biblical passages.

Notice how much of Miak's work has to do with justifying behaviors that cannot be justified. Where is the preaching of the Gospel? Where is the Good News which informs us that we have been made the righteousness of God in Christ? (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Eventually, Miak decided to dedicate his life to helping people reconcile their faith with their sexuality and so he packed his bags and left for the US to study theology.

A pastor's job is not about helping people reconcile sinful behaviors as if they are acceptable. What's more, the real calling of a pastor is to announce to the world that God has reconciled Himself to us through His Son!

"18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:18-20)

That's a much better message to share with the world!

"In 2008, much to the surprise to many of my friends, I headed to Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. I graduated in 2011 and returned to serve in Free Community Church as the pastor."

He went to a "progressive" seminary in a progressive city in a progressive state. What could go wrong?

While Miak may have finally found his true calling, life as a pastor certainly has its challenges.

In order to become a pastor, Miak had to sacrifice a cushy corporate job and take on a massive pay cut. He candidly reveals that his current income as a pastor now is almost half of what he used to earn.

But the greatest challenge for him as a pastor is that it has adversely affected his dating life. Miak has been single ever since he became a pastor. And he reveals with a wry smile that his potential dates often ignore him the second he tells them his occupation.

Wow! The "pastor" is so worried about not having a partner. Has it occured to him that engaging in such conduct would be even more harmful, to himself as well as to others? There is some good in the fact that he does not have a "significant" other. How is it possible for anyone to think that they can be pastors, ministers of God's goodness, while at the same time living out a lie?

In spite of the difficulties, Miak has never had any regrets for his career choice. And he aspires to  one day, ‘conduct the first legally recognised same-sex marriage in Singapore.’

This is also very disturbing. It's becoming clear to anyone reading these commentaries that Miak Siew does not care about God, does not care about Jesus, does not care about sharing the Good News. This man is not a pastor in any true sense.

Outside of his involvement with the LGBT community, Miak’s a big fan of Star Wars and comic books. His favourite outdoor activities include running and swimming and he’s also quite the nature buff.

Miak has very kindly taken time out of his busy schedule to answer our Q&A so read on to find out more about his story!

1. How was your first coming out experience like?

I came out to my best friend.  It took quite a while because we are really, really close.

I was beating around the bush – and I said something like “I have something to tell you, but i don’t know if i should because i can lose you as a friend.”

His reply was “Did you rape my sister? Murder my parents? No? Then what can you do that will make me stop being friends with you?”

I blurted out “I am gay.”

Silence. For what seems to be an eternity…

“So you like guys? So have you had sex with guys? How is it like?“

He is still my best friend today.

2. How did your family respond to your sexuality?

I came out to my mum over a letter when i was on my exchange programme in Finland. That was 1998/1999.

That was a considerable time that passed. He is now 45 going on 46 years old. He was 24 years old at the time when he first told his mother about his same-sex temptations.

She was affected by it – and I have come to realise that many parents blame themselves for their children being LGBT. They will think that they have failed in some way or another. I think in many cases they will try to be stricter with their LGBT children in an attempt to correct or compensate for their perceived failure as parents.

I guess in the first few years, it was more of “let’s not talk about it.” In the past decade, my parents have been supportive of the work i do. When I graduated from seminary, they flew over for my graduation with 2 of my friends, and we went on a road trip together. 

I notice that Miak does not talk about his father that much. I truly wonder what his response was when his son came out to him.

3. What motivated you to become a pastor?

After several runs and seeing how the support group (Living Water) has helped many people, a thought came to me. If this is the result of spending 3 hours a week leading a support group, what would happen if I dedicated my life to this?

I kept running away from this question, but there was no escaping. It was a calling. And after much consideration, discernment, and consulting many people – including Rev Yap Kim Hao, I realised this is what i am called to do.

4. What’s the greatest challenge that you face in being an openly gay pastor in Singapore?

Dating. Or the lack thereof. LOL

Seriously?! Creepy!

5. What has been the most rewarding thing about being a pastor at Free Community Church?

I have had the privilege of walking with folks in their darkest moments. I have had the privilege to celebrate the joy of finding the love of their lives. I have had the privilege to be with people in the last moments of their lives. I have had the privilege of bidding farewell to folks with their grieving friends and family.

It is humbling and rewarding at the same time.

6. What advice do you have for people struggling to reconcile their religion with their sexuality?

Religions are not monolithic. The Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh said that if there a thousand Buddhists in the room, there are a thousand Buddhisms. I think that’s the same for every religion.

Now we are getting to the heart of the matter. What is the real substance, not just style, of this man's faith?

Good religion, in my opinion, is life-giving. It anchors us and sustains us. I would tell folks not to give up trying to reconcile their faith with their sexuality, and definitely not to compartmentalise the two. i know far too many people who struggle with being authentic and honest about who they are and lead double lives that is at the detriment of their emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. So many of them internalise their self-loathing and it becomes the source of hate and homophobia.

All of this focus on people fighting hard to reconcile themselves and their feelings, their identities, their thoughts. There is simply too much focus on self. Whre is the joy in that? Where is the liberty, the freedom, the grace in all of that?

There are LGBT people of faith who have found ways to reconcile their faith and their sexuality. Talk to them.

There are resources and books available from Pelangi Pride Centre ( http://www.pelangipridecentre.org/ ) Drop by on Saturday and borrow the books.

7. What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about the relationship between religion and sexuality?

Many folks think religion is against anything that is sexual. All they hear is “Thou shalt not.” But the reality is a little different. Go and read “Song of Songs” in the Bible. It will make you blush.

And notice that in the Song of Songs, it's a man and a woman, not two men, not two women. Notice also that a deeper, more intense reading will reveal Jesus' passionate love for His church! Why would anyone want to miss out on that to talk about reconciling what cannot be reconciled in the first place?

We need to be cognizant that the socio-cultural environment has great influence over any religion, and we need to be aware of how that affects religious perspectives of sexuality.

Religions seek to provide the answers to the questions about the meaning of life, the meaning of existence – and the questions posed, as well as the answers, change with time, especially with greater understanding and knowledge in the realm of science and reason.

WRONG. Christianity is not a religion, it is reality, expressed fully in the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is not an answer to the world's problems. He is THE Answer. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Again, it is so sad that for all of his protestations about being a pastor, not once does Miak mention the Messiah. What a sad commentary, indeed.

8. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Being gay is only as aspect of who I am.

I am passionate about justice issues – about equality, on migrant workers rights, against the death penalty, about interfaith dialogue, against violence as a solution to anything. I hope that we all look beyond what matters to us, and stand up and speak out for things that may not affect us.

His religion is Progressivism, clearly. He failed to mention his massive support for pedophile Amos Yee, too. Very disturbing.

I am moved and inspired by those straight allies who stand up for LGBT people at great cost to themselves that i will stand up for others who have little or no voice.

Final Reflection

I had wanted to write this indictment for some time, but finally I found the time to do it. This surge of "pastors" who promote and normalize homosexuality within the Christian faith need to be confronted, "outed" fully, if you know what I mean.

Men and women who engage in these behaviors are in pain. They have great need for true grace, wisdom and truth which reflects the fullness of the Gospel. They need to know that God did not send His Son to serve as an unattainable example. God sent His Son that everyone in the world would believe on Him, and thus live through Him (John 6:29; 1 John 4:9).

Fake pastors like Miak Siew are leading precious people astray, people who are in great need, who want to know, who need to know the Love of the Father, and yet this love is not being revealed to them at all! This is really distressing! 

Jesus could not have been clearer: "I have come that you might have life, and that more abundantly" (John 10:10). Jesus did not come to give more rules. Jesus did not come to show people how to live.

Jesus came to give us life, and more specifically HIS LIFE!

How cool is that?!

That sounds so much better than a life of chronically trying to reconcile one's religion and one's sexuality. If the matter was so easy to reconcile, why does it take so long? Why does it entail such an extensive, ongoing process? Why does it not finally resolve itself?

Because darkness cannot coexist with light, because Jesus died to set us free from sin, and to grant His standing in His own life! If we are  under grace, then sin cannot have dominion over us! (Romans 6:14).

It is really disturbing, frustrating, painful that there are people who seek out Free Community Church or other so-called "faith communities" because they struggle with same-sex temptations or gender dysphoria. Instead of hearing the Gospel of Grace which sets man free, they hear "You were born that way, and it is OK to be gay." And yet, even the gay Christians themselves know inside that this is not God's best for them. There are too many testimonies which push past this lie that "gay Christianity" is a real thing. It just is not so.

In fact, I have a friend who attended Free Community Church for one year. He was discomfited by the fact that the pastor and the leadership spent so much time justifying LGBT behaviors and ideologies as composite with God's Word and His holiness. There was such a focus on homosexuality and transgenderism. In small group, he had to deal with the unpleasant phenomenon of other men hitting on him, too.

Ultimately, he left that church and sought fellowship elsewhere. 

If this community churhc was really offering something that people needed, there would not be stories like the one that I shared with you. 

There is a real hunger for love and acceptance, and it cannot be found in trying to be something that you are not. The lack of fearless preaching of the Gospel has led to such confusion around the world. And fake pastors like Miak Siew make it all the worse.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Chronological Snobbery: Media Reaction to Victory for Section 377a in Singapore

"[T]o say a law is archaic is merely chronological snobbery." -- Dr. Thio Li-Ann

The courts in the Republic of Singapore have upheld Section 377a, the statutes which criminalize homosexual offenses.

To say that the mainstream (read, liberal and pro-LGBT) media is not taking this news well would be an understatement.

Certainly, the pro-gay news sites in the world are foaming at the mouth.

Pink News reports:

Here's what they had to write:

The Singapore High Court has dismissed three separate challenges to a law that criminalises sex acts between men.

Gay and bisexual men in Singapore will continue to live as “un-apprehended criminals” under Section 377A, an outdated law colonial-era law.

Section 377A defines sex between consenting men as “acts of gross indecency” punishable by up to two years in prison. This also extends to anyone who abets, procures or attempts to procure such acts, but does not apply to lesbians.

Last year three separate challenges against Section 377A were launched by three Singaporean activists, including an organiser of the Pink Dot rally.

Prior to this there had been two unsuccessful attempts to repeal the law in recent years, but the trio petitioned the High Court to revisit its earlier decision in light of new evidence.

There is no end to the demands. The homosexual activists won't quit until pro-family and anti-LGBT activists work hard enough to break their will. They need to know that we are not playing around, and we have no interest in seeing this perversion become widespread.

Speaking to The Gay UK, Téa Braun of the Human Dignity Trust said: “This decision will be extremely disappointing for the plaintiffs and the wider LGBT+ community in Singapore, who had great hopes that new evidence presented to the court would make it clear that these draconian laws cannot withstand proper constitutional scrutiny.

"Draconian"? Really? The law is not actively enforced! 

“The ruling will also echo harmfully around Asia, where millions of people are criminalised simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

This statement is good new indeed. Yes, we want nations like Singapore to take the lead in announcing that homosexuality is wrong, aberrant, destructive, and therefore should not be promoted or protected in any country. Yes, more Asian countries should embrace this standard and defend or reinstate their laws criminalizing homosexual conduct.

LGBT+ rights remain a thorny issue in the socially-conservative city-state, but Singaporean activists are determined to see change.

I would like to return to the headline for this article: "Doubles down on homophobia."

Opposing homosexuality is not a mental disorder, but a sign of mental clarity and intellectual accuity. It is wisdom of a higher order to recognize that homosexual conduct should not be allowed to run rampant in any country. These behaviors should not be celebrated or permitted. Indeed, the state has a right and necessity to restrain evil, and that means denouncing and delegitimizing homosexual acts.

It's not a "phobia" by any stretch of the imagination.

Now, let's look at more mainstream news sites on this topic.

Forbes Magazine has now shacked up with the LGBT lobby?

The reporter refers to Section 377a as "colonial". i.e. backward, not progressive.

The pro-LGBT elements in the corporate world have jumped on the same perverse bandwagon, going to every length to celebrate sexual perversion and deviance. Homosexuals and their promoters around the world actually have a considerable amount of money. Most of them are wealthy investors and benefactors, and looking through historical records, one finds that homosexuality was a particular perversion of the elite, not the working or merchant classes--those groups were too busy earning a living and living their lives.

The second part of this title is outrageous, as well: "Being gay remains illegal."

Again, there is no such thing as "being gay". There is no gay identity, because there are not gay genetics. People are not "born that way". This massive fraud must be debunked thoroughly and unequivocally. When pro-business magazines and news sites traffic in this trash, they need to be held accountable.

How about the Financial Times? Surely they would write something more fair and balanced?

This is the Financial Times, and even they have fallen for many of the lies of the LGBT lobby.

First of all, there is no such thing as "gay sex" (unless one is talking about the bless of marriage between man and woman). Two men cannot have sex. They can abuse each other's bodies, and they can sodomize each other, but they cannot have sex.

Secondly, the Section 377a statute clear states "acts of gross indecency". Homosexual acts, including sodomy, rimming, fisting, and other perverse behaviors, are all forms of indecency, and they should not be promoted.

Now, let's look at the first paragraph of the report:

Singapore’s high court has upheld a colonial-era law that criminalises sex between men, putting the international financial centre at odds with the liberal trend to embrace same-sex relationships.

Once again, the writer mentions "Colonial," i.e. backward, wrong-headed, stuck in the past, etc.

Notice also that the writer appeals to this fallacy that there is this Zeitgeist around the world that homosexuality is being embraced, and that Singapore is the last hold-out against the inevitable triumph of gay marriage and the so-called normalization of homosexual relationships.

This falsehood has become quite prevalent in First World countries. Many Western powers, or at least their globalist-leaning leaders, are convinced that part of economic progress means sexual liberation and laxity. Nothing could be further from the truth. Undermining moral relations between men and women has a host of damaging consequences on societies and peoples. Chinese cultures were getting stuck because of the rampant disregard for natural relations between men and women. Ancient Greek city-states also collapsed with the decline and fall of the family, and the rise of rampant, militant homosexuality.

Singapore is indeed a strong, vibrant, enviable financial sector. That status is not in conflict with the nation's wise decision to criminalize acts of gross indecency between men.

Final Reflection




These are the arrogant sentiments of the liberal media and LGBT activists when it comes to normalizing homosexual behaviors and transgender ideologies. They cast anyone who opposes the rank promotion of perversion as "backward", "not with it", or worse yet "bigoted".

It's stunning and sad to see how biased, how bereft of integrity the media have become around the world. They need to be held accountable for this deriliction of duty, and pro-family activists must stick to their convictions and confront such chronological snobbery categorically.

Majulah Singapura! Nation's Courts Reject Legal Challenges to Anti-Sodomy Statutes

Flag of Singapore

Well, this is good news, indeed!

This morning, I received a number of texts and updates from pro-family contacts in Southeast Asia about the 377a court challenges in Singapore. I had been keeping an eye on these legal proceedings.
Flyer to Advocate for "Keep 377a"

For the uninitiated, Statute 377a criminalizes immoral acts between men, aka sodomy (but also covers all other sexual perversions among men).

If Singapore falls, and the statute decriminalizing sodomy and other indecent acts among men is struck down as unconstitutional, the entire host of LGBT perversions will overrun the country, just as they have in Taiwan, and they are poised to overrun Hong Kong. It just breaks me up inside to see an entire continent ignore the warning signs which are blazing out of the Western World about the LGBT onslaught-juggernaut.

Decriminalization of LGBT behaviors, gay marriage, etc. are just the first of an avalanche of evil monstrosities that will be visited on a country should they occur. The homosexual lobby does not know the word "Enough" or the phrase "We've arrived."

Gay Star News (sadly, it appears that they are back online), reported the following about the significance of 377a remaining on the books in Singapore:

However, the law hangs over all LGBT+ people. It stops the community advancing other rights. Trans people can change gender in Singapore but there is no same-sex marriage or discrimination protection.

And this is precisely the point why it is welcome news that the statute has not been struck down. Notice the larger agenda of "advancing other rights". The need to end discrimination, to push for "discrimination protection" should be setting off alarm bells for anyone reading that phrase. "Discrimination protection" is not about protecting individuals from harm, but rather allowing a small group of militant activists to discriminate against everyone else at will, i.e. the LGBT lobby demanding more privileges and persecuting those who don't agree and don't comply.

Channel News Asia reports on the LGBT litigants' latest failure to strike down 377a:

SINGAPORE: Three men have failed in their challenges against Section 377A of the penal code, after a High Court judge dismissed their court actions against the law that criminalises sex between men on Monday (Mar 30).

In a case summary released by the court, Justice See Kee Oon rejected arguments that the law is unconstitutional, and defended the decision not to pro-actively enforce Section 377A.

He said that Section 377A "serves the purpose of safeguarding public morality by showing societal moral disapproval of male homosexual acts". It cannot be said to be redundant simply because of its non-enforcement, he added.

Yes! Governments and laws exist to protect the rights of the governed. The Declaration of Independence could not be clearer:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...

Amen to that! The drafters and signers of the Declaration of Independence were declaring universal principles from natural law, not just a narrow set of values which pertained to Englishmen living in the American colonies. These principles belong to everyone in the world, including Singaporeans. 

"Created equal", yes. "Created homosexual"? No.

Channel News Asia continues:

According to Section 377A of the Penal Code, any man who commits any act of gross indecency with another man in public or in private can be jailed for up to two years. This extends to any man who abets such an act, procures or attempts to procure such an act.

The verdict was delivered in chambers, four months after arguments were made by the lawyers for the three men: Disc jockey Johnson Ong Ming, retired general practitioner Roy Tan Seng Kee and Bryan Choong Chee Hoong, the former executive director of LGBT non-profit organisation Oogachaga.

One Singaporean expressed complete outrage that the LGBT lobby was pushing this matter in the first place:

"Waste of news bandwidth. So much bigger issues to worry about now. The LGBT community should shut the hell up and no one gives a rat's ass."

It's precisely this kind of outrage which has become prevalent across the globe, I believe. The LGBT lobby, like a bunch of discontented, spoiled children, simply will not stop pushing, prodding, demanding special privileges. They have wrapped their warped arguments in the rhetoric of victimhood and benign eccentricity. "We just want to love people of the same sex. What's wrong with that? How is my sexual relationship hurting you?"

Singaporeans by and large are aware that the LGBT agenda is not about mere decriminalization.

Dr. Thio Li-Ann in Singapore's 2007 parliament exposed this agenda for what it really is:

"Repealing 377A is the first step of a radical, political agenda which will subvert social morality, the common good and undermine our liberties."

Yes, indeed. The tragic facts of this agenda cannot be ignored. Brian Camenker, the President of MassResistance, also declared forcefully: "The slippery slope is real."

From gay marriage comes the demands for all kinds of accommodations, privileges, and perks for the homosexual lobby. This agenda has gone so far, that in other Commonwealth countries like Canada and Australia, homosexuals can sue individuals and corporations for defamation or discrimination, because they are telling the truth about homosexuality! (Thank God for the First Amendment in the United States).

The Channel News Asia report continues:

Mr Choong said in a statement that he is "of course disappointed", but said his eyes "are firmly on the road ahead".

"I’ll be studying this judgment closely with my lawyers. For now, I want to thank them for their hard work and all well-wishers for their support," he added.

Mr Tan's lawyer, M Ravi, told the media after that short hearing that he is working with a team to study the prospects of appeal.

Roy Tan, Gay Activist and one of the three LGBT Litigans. He admits in interviews that
he had sex with many other boys while in primary school

He said the decision was "astounding" and "utterly shocking" because "you still criminalise these people".

Notice the false rhetoric: "You are still criminalising these people." That is the fundamental lie of the homosexual lobby, that people are "born that way," and therefore anyone who criminalizes such perverse behaviors is a massive bigot. No, the true bigotry lies with the LGBT lobby which insists on normalizing behaviors that are inherently destructive and demeaning. These behaviors do not, and do not have to, define an individual. People are not born gay, and there is no natural right to sodomy.

Mr Ravi had argued on behalf of Mr Tan that the "absurd and arbitrary application" of the law is a violation of the Constitution as all gay and bisexual men are obligated to report their consensual private sexual acts to the police.

There's a proper way to deal with this problem, that the lawyer does not want to mention: don't engage in those sexual acts to begin with! I would agree that anti-LGBT statutes should target women and well as men. Homosexual acts among women are aberrant and perverse, as well. The level of domestic violence and child abuse among lesbians is quite shocking, too.

This is "incongruous with the so-called non-proactive enforcement of Section 377A", said Mr Ravi, who also argued that this law infringes the right to equality, life, personal liberty and expression.

One of these days, I will provide an extended set of remarks about "right to equality." That is nonsensical. Equality is not a natural right, nor even a natural occurrence in nature. A government cannot promote liberty and equality as two demanding co-equal principles. The greater the push for equality, the greater the diminution of liberty, and vice versa. Equality before the law, yes, but equality as an end in itself is unthinkable, even tyrannical.

However, Justice See found that issues relating to how the law is enforced are distinct from issues relating to whether it is constitutional, maintaining that it does not violate various articles in the Singapore Constitution.

He held that legislation remains "important in reflecting public sentiment and beliefs".

YES! Exactly. Would that more countries embraced these views and held these common beliefs. Nations and peoples have no idea the troubles, the trials, the tragedies which they are courting should they decriminalize homosexual acts. Public sentiment must be informed, must be kept abreast of the truth that

Mr Choong's lawyers, led by Senior Counsel Harpreet Singh Nehal, had argued based on new historical material that was not available during a 2014 appeal.

They pointed to recently declassified documents demonstrating that the introduction of Section 377A in 1938 was to criminalise "rampant male prostitution" when Singapore was under British colonial rule.

However, Justice See ruled that Section 377A "was not targeted solely at male prostitution when it was enacted", adding that it was "intended to safeguard public morals generally and enable enforcement and prosecution of all forms of gross indecency between males".

Exactly. I wish that the United States had had similar justices when LGBT litigants had contended against the anti-sodomy and pro-natural marriage statutes in my country. Public morality matters, and private behavior has public consequences. The state does not have to place telescreens or recording devices in every bedroom, but the state has a duty to outline morals and guidelines for what is right, and what is wrong.

Mr Ong's lawyers, helmed by Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, put forth expert scientific evidence on the nature of sexual orientation, arguing that homosexuals cannot wilfully change their orientation and that Section 377A is discriminatory and violates the Constitution.

This is the biggest load of crap yet. I apologize for my scatological bluntness, but I cannot refrain. People are not born gay. This is abject nonsense. There is no genetic, statistical, or biological evidence to confirm or even suggest that homosexual tendencies exist. The latest study on this subject surveyed hundreds of thousands of genetic data to confirm that "There is No Gay Gene."

The court found that "there was no comprehensive scientific consensus that a person's sexual orientation was biologically determined such that it is immutable".

Wow! The courts actually provided a biological truth to combat the legal fraud perpetrated by the LGBT litigants! I have yet to hear any legal scholar or advocate make that case in the United States. For the ten years leading up to the Obergfell decision in 2015, pro-family and constitutionalist lawyers refused to make the simple yet compelling argument that "No one is born gay." The reticence of those legal and political leaders is just stunning.

Justice See added that the court is not the "appropriate forum to seek a resolution of a scientific issue that remains controversial".

Another welcome point. Courts are not supposed to make laws or enact policies. Their role serves to safeguard constitutional rights and governance, as well. There is no constitutional nor natural right to sodomy, and thus no court has any right to grant such a privilege.

Mr Ong intends to appeal the decision, lawyer Suang Wijaya told CNA.

The Attorney-General's Chambers had maintained that Section 377A serves a "legitimate and reasonable" state interest, "regardless of whether and how it is enforced".


They said the issue was "a deeply divisive socio-political" one that should instead be decided by Parliament, as the latter comprises democratically elected representatives accountable to Singaporeans.

Final Reflection

"Majulah Singapura" is the national anthem of the Republic of Singapore. The phrase is Malay for "Onward Singapore". Indeed, true progress for any nation must be founded on defense of the family and opposition to sexual degradation and perversion.

The country is still clinging to this moral progress as long as they hold onto #377a and reject the corporate, globalist bullying of the LGBT lobby and their allies in different governments, international institutions, and the media.