In a typically charming but unusually enthusiastic expression of their commitment to "tolerance," a large group of homosexuals recently attacked two young Christian street preachers at a "Gay Pride" rally in Seattle, Washington. When we use the term "attack," we are not referring to angry disagreement, although there was that, at least from the "gay" side: we are referring to criminal assault, battery, and rioting, as defined in Black's Legal Dictionary. The video below, which contains much foul language (the audio is not suitable for work) was taken a week ago, on June 30; an edited, censored version was broadcast on KOMO-TV in Seattle:
Concerning which event, a few observations:
1. The two young Christians, who were attending a public function on public property, were expressing their religious views, just as the "gays" were expressing their sexual enthusiasms. None of the reports of the event claimed that the two Christians were acting or speaking in an offensive or threatening way, except insofar as their religious views were objectionable to the "gays," who did not appear particularly happy, much less gay. The street preachers were not screaming, using sound amplification, or attempting to create a public disturbance. The one sign they displayed, which read "Repent or Else," mentioned such subjects as pornography, drugs, materialism, rock music, and "TV worship:" homosexuality wasn't even on the list. In other words, this was not a mob of screaming, foul-mouthed sub-Christians from the Westboro Baptist Church. These were young men attempting to bear witness to their faith at a public gathering.
2. Having mentioned the Westboro crowd, let us make note of their absence from this event. The Westboro hysterics are not Christians, or Baptists; they are, as far as any man can judge, unsaved hyper-Calvinists who are obsessed with sex and publicity. They picket funerals and other tragic events, instead of "gay celebrations" like the one in Seattle, because they are cowards, and don't want to be attacked as these young men were. They are the best friends the "gays" have: because any time a Christian speaks the Biblical truth about homosexuality, the "gay" can hide behind the Westboro types, and whine, "You're just another hater." Fred Phelps and his followers have done more for the "gay movement" than anyone on earth, this side of the United States Supreme Court. I am not in the habit of speaking ill of my brethren in Christ; but with the Westboro crowd, that isn't a consideration, because they're not.
3. Now that we've gotten the Westboro matter out of the way, we will attempt to be as charitable - - - and as frank - - - as the Bible itself. The people in this video do not represent homosexuals as a whole; many homosexuals have the decency and common sense not to continually jabber about their sexuality being the center of their lives, because, for many of them, it's not: just as "sexuality" is not the center of any well-adjusted heterosexual's life. But the "Gay Pride" crowd, the "activists," are a different matter entirely. As the Bible says, And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them (Romans 1:28-32). That's not my opinion, and it's not one of the Old Testament Levitical texts that the "gays" constantly complain about: that's the Apostle Paul, writing in the New Testament, after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and he's describing homosexuals, all homosexuals, as the surrounding context makes clear. People who engage in homosexual behaviour are, quite simply, some of the filthiest people on earth. But no Christian can claim to be any better, in himself or herself, because many Christians have been homosexuals, and have been saved, like the rest of us, by receiving Christ according to John 1:12. (And such were some of you, Paul writes to Christians in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, immediately after referring to fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, and abusers of themselves with mankind.) Being a "good," monogamous heterosexual doesn't get a man or woman one centimeter closer to Heaven, and homosexuality doesn't damn anyone. One is damned for rejecting God's offer of salvation, on God's terms, in God's word, the Bible.
That is the message that these two young men were seeking to proclaim, before the "enlightened, loving, tolerant gays" set upon them like a pack of hyenas. But the "militant, activist" homosexuals hate Christians - - - and hate Jesus Christ - - - more than any group of people on this planet: including the Muslims.