[This paper was submitted to
the OKC city council in opposition to a bill being aggressively pushed
by the Gay rights activists of Oklahoma to make hiring and housing discrimination
against gays illegal. The Gays were assisted in their efforts by
the American Civil Liberties Union, and by gays from outside the state.]
The modern Gay Movement claims that
homosexuals and lesbians are attracted to their own sex because they were
born with that particular sexual orientation. Therefore, say they,
homosexuals deserve protection from discrimination.
Two important questions immediately
arise which must be given the most careful consideration: (1)
Is it true that homosexuals are born that way? and(2)
Should homosexuals be protected from discrimination?
Why This Issue Is Important
In Oklahoma any act of sodomy is a felony.
The proposed ammendment therefore directly contradicts
long standing state law. Our
forefathers made sodomy a felony with severe penalties because they considered
it an abominable crime against nature. Also, sodomy (implying, among
other things, anal inter-course) is extremely unclean and promotes the
spread of disease, as is being demonstrated now by the epidemic of AIDS.
AIDS, which began among homosexuals and drug addicts, has now spread to
the heterosexual community via bisexuals and blood transfusions, bringing
certain death to all infected. Thus,homosexuals are guilty of killing
the innocent, as well as of committing suicide. They are on purpose
engaging in illegal activities which they know are spreading a fatal plague.
Giving homosexuals protection from discrimination is equivalent to giving
rapists, murderers, robbers and other criminals protection from discrimination.
By openly confessing that they are homosexuals, gays are confessing that
they are guilty of criminal activity. They should therefore be immediately
prosecuted and jailed, not given special rights. The changes in the
law they are proposing are equivilent to saying that a felon cannot be
treated as one should treat a felon. Several of the homosexuals on
the AD HOC COMMITTEE claim that they are "sexually oriented" toward their
own sex but not sexually active. But if that be true then why are
they being discriminated against? How does anyone even know that
they are homosexuals? And why do they need special protection?
Gays only get bashed when that try to seduce someone, or someone's loved
one, or publicly engage in their unlawful activity with each other.
If they would resist their urge to sin instead of flaunting it they would
not offend other people, and other people would leave them alone.
No, it is not protection of their orientation that they want, but protection
of their criminal activity. They want to be able to be protected so that
they can seduce our children and other loved ones without punishment.
But something even more serious is also at stake
here. Is there a God who has moral authority
over men? Are the laws of Oklahoma City going to based on theism
or atheism? Are we going to let God determine right and wrong
for us, or are we going to let fallible men (in this case men who have
publicly, though inadvertently, confessed to criminal activity) write laws
for us? For not only is homosexual activity against the laws of our
land, it is also against the laws of God upon which the laws of our land
are based. God considers sodomy so abominable that he made it a capital
offense. Consider forinstance the following verses:
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind:
it is abomination. Nei ther shalt thou lie with any
beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before
a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye
yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the
nations are defiled which I cast out before you: and the land is defiled:
therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it,
and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye
shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit
any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger
that sojourneth among you: (for all these abominations have the men
of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
that the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it,
as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever
shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that
commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one
of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and
that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God. (Lev
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth
with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they
shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon
them. And if a man take
a wife and her mother, it is wicked- ness: they shall be burnt with
fire, both he and they; that there be no wick- edness among you.
And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death:
and ye shall slay the beast. And if a woman approach unto any
beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and
the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be
upon them. (Lev 20.13-16)
The History of Homosexuality
The history of homosexuality is a story of violence,
wickedness and deceit. Homosexuals have never respected other peoples'
rights, but have tried to force their filthy way of life upon others.
The natural they replace with the queer. Love they replace with lust.
And since they cannot reproduce by childbirth, they seek to multiply themselves
by seducing other peoples' children. Quoted
below is the first historical record of homosexuality.
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners
before the LORD exceedingly....And
the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom andGomorrah is great, and because
their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have
done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me;
and if not, I will know....And there came two angels to Sodom at even;
and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to
meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; and he
said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house,
and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and
go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all
night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in
unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did
bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. But before they lay down,
the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round,
both old and young, all the people from every quarter: and they called
unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which
came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we
may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto
them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren,
do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known
man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye
to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing;
for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said,
Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn,
and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with
them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and
came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and
pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And
they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness,
both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and
thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city,
bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place,
because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD;
and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. And Lot went out, and spake
unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said,
Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy
this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his
sons in law. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot,
saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest
thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And
while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon
the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the
LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth,
and set him without the city. And it came
to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said,
Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the
plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: behold now, thy servant
hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy,
which thou hast showed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot
escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die: Behold
now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one:
Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul
shall live. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee
concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the
which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot
do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name
of the city was called Zoar. The sun was risen upon the
earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained
upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out
of heaven; and he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and
all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the
ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became
a pillar of salt. (Gen 13.3, 18.20-21 and 19.1- 26.
Note that the homosexuals of Sodom and Gomorrah were vicious people.
They were not content to leave others alone and just do what they do secretly
in the privacy of their own homes. Oh no. Instead they took
to the streets, just as the bitter, sad, "gays" are doing today.
Most likely even as you read these words you are thinking of some government
official you are personally acquainted with who has been intimidated and/or
threatened by gay rights activists. An example of homosexual violence
occurred Sunday evening September 19, 1993 in San Francisco, California.
Homosexual activists heard that the Hamilton
Square Baptist was having a special speaker deliver a sermon concerning
homosexuality. Approximately a hundred homosexuals surrounded the
church building and tried to prevent people from entering. They blocked
the doors,pushed and shoved anyone who attempted to enter, screamed expletives
and obscenities in their ears, and even put their arms around one lady,
lifting her off the ground and scratching her arms. They removed
the Christian flag from the flag pole and replaced it with the gay flag.
They threw eggs and rocks at people attempting to attend the church service.
They destroyed church property, and pounded on the doors so hard that the
door frame was broken and the service had to be stopped. When the
homosexuals realized there were children in the building they shouted,
"We want your children. Give us your children." Since this
riot, the Hamilton Square Baptist Church has received numerous obscene
and threatening telephone calls. So much for homosexuals' respect
for free speech and the rights of law abiding citizens. What did
the police do about all this? Nothing. They just watched.
The police made not one arrest. You see, the city of San Francisco
has passed laws protecting homosexuals' rights. And when criminals
have rights the righteous have none. Don't be foolish enough to let
such wickedness become law in Oklahoma City.
Homosexuals Are Often Violent People
Homosexuals Have Rejected the True God
The homosexuals of Sodom and Gomorrah were religious, but their god was
not the true and living God. They did not believe in the personal,
supernatural God who made the universe and man in six days from nothing.
Rather they were idol worshipers. Instead of believing that God made
them, they made gods---they were the creators! Thinking they were
the highest life form in the universe, they rejected God's laws and developed
Humanists still hold to the same perverted ethics today. Right
is wrong, and wrong is right in their eyes.
For the wrath of God is revealed from
heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold
the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of
God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of
the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,
even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without
excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him
not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their
imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves
to be wise, they became fools, and
changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like
to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping
things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through
the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between
themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and wor- shipped
and served the creature more than the Creator, who is
blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them
up unto vile affections: for even their women
did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise
also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their
lust one toward another; men with men working that which
is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of
their error which was meet.
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, mali- ciousness; full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, back- biters, haters of God, despiteful,
proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without
understanding, covenantbreakers, without nat- ural 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. (Rom 1.18-32)
In ancient times, homosexuals were called sodomites and
dogs. They sold themselves like whores. God rejected
them with their offerings.
There shall be no whore of the daughters of
Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not
bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house
of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination
unto the LORD thy God. (Deut 23.17-18)
Homosexuality Spreads AIDS
AIDS is God's judgement upon nations that disobey
His word by allowing homosexuals to multiply in their land.
If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that
are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and
fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; then the LORD will make thy plagues
wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and
of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt,
which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave
unto thee. Also every sickness, and every plague, which is
not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD
bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. And ye
shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for
multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
Righteous Rulers Oppose Homosexuals
Evil rulers have sometimes allowed homosexuals to multiply, but righteous
rulers have always been harsh on homosexuals and their perversions.
Wicked rulers pass unjust laws which protect evil people from justice so
that they can abuse the righteous without fear of punishment. But
righteous rulers protect good people from evil people so that the good
people can live and labor in the land without fear of harassment by sex
perverts. Any government official who condones
and encourages homosexuals is helping to murder millions of people through
the plague of AIDS. The
blood of the dead shall be upon their hands.
King Rehoboam was such a wicked ruler, and it made
his country weak. This weakness invited continual aggression by enemy
And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was
forty and one years old when he began
to reign, and he reigned seventeen years
in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD
did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put
his name there. And his mother's name
was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Judah did evil in the sight
of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their
sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers
had done. For they also built them high places,
and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green
tree. And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did
according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast
out before the children of Israel. And it came to pass
in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt
came up against Jerusalem: and he took away the treasures of the house
of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even
took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon
had made....And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.
(1 Kings 14.21-30)
It took the effort of three good kings to
undo the evil accomplished by Rehoboam's pro-homosexual policies.
And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned
Asa over Judah. And forty and one years reigned he in
Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as
did David his father. And he took away the sodomites
out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers
had made. And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed
from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa
destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron. But the
high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with
the LORD all his days. (1 Kings 15.9-14)
Note in the above verses that king Josiah
did that which was "right
in the sight of the Lord", and "brake
down the houses" of the homosexuals.
Yet we have wicked rulers today who want to pass laws forcing us
to rent to them so that they can have anal intercourse right
in our own rental property. They want to force us to
hire them as employees so they can recruit flesh right in our own
workplaces. They want to force schools to hire them as
teachers so they can teach our children the art of sodomy right in
the classroom. Today they want to force us to allow them membership
in private clubs and other public accomadations under the threat of
large fines; tomorrow they will try to force their way into our churches.
If they succeed with this first step, they will want still more.
Soon churches will be fined if they deny homosexuals membership,
or refuse to let them teach or hold a church office. Also,
how did it happen that only homosexuals
and pro-homosexuals were appointed to the AD HOC COMMITTEE?
Isn't that in itself discrimination again decent people?
Of course it is. Did anyone on the AD HOC COMMITTEE protest
this injustice? I seriously doubt it.
So much for their concern for the rights of anyone but themselves.
Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when
he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem.
And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. And
he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside
from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless
the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and burnt
incense yet in the high places. And Jehoshaphat made
peace with the king of Israel. Now the rest of the acts of
Jehoshaphat, and his might that he showed, and
how he warred, are they not written in the
book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And the
remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his
father Asa, he took out of the land. (1 Kings 22.42-46)
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty
and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah,
the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath. And he did that which was
right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David
his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the
left....And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that
were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove
hangings for the grove. (2 Kings 22.1-23.7)
Homosexuals Choose To Be That Way
It is true that homosexuals are born with a
problem. Ever since "the first man," Adam, partook of the forbidden
fruit and fell from his exalted estate, humans have been born with a depraved
nature. We are all
prone to sin.
God did not make homosexuals.
Homosexuals have made themselves that way by
choice. Then, having tasted the
"pleasures of sin," they become enslaved to the nastiest
of addictions, defiling themselves with each others dung.
God made their senses to be repulsed by the vile tastes and
smells ofhuman excrement. But they have resisted God-given impulses,
and have learned to enjoy that which should make them vomit.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like
manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange
flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance
of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy
dreamers defile the flesh, despise
dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (Jude 7-8) [Emphasis
A person is born of a certain race, a
certain sex, a certain nationality, a certain language, a certain
family, and could not change these things even if he so wanted.
None of these things is evil, harmful behavior. Therefore,
to discriminate against a person for these reasons is unfair and
wrong. But in spite of phony
scientific studies to the contrary, homosexuals are not born
with any different a nature than the rest of us.
We all are born with a depraved nature, but must learn to resist
it so as to live as civilized men. Any of us could become a
serial rapist, or serial murderer, or homosexual if we yielded
to the selfish lusts of the flesh. But it is wrong
to yield to such things, and severe penalties assist people
greatly in controlling themselves. If this were not
true, then government would not be needed at all.
Homosexuals Don't Have To Stay That Way
Not only are homosexuals not born that way,
they don't have to stay that way. They can be delivered from their
addiction to perversion by putting their faith in Christ Jesus.
Homosexuals are headed for hell, but can be saved from such a horrible
end by being born again, by allowing Jesus to wash their sins away in his
pure, sinless blood.
Know 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 [that
is, homosexuals], nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards,
nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of
God. And 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 Cor 6.9-11) [Emphasis
"And such were some of you." Some of the members
of the church of Corinth had once been homosexuals, but had been washed
clean. They were now new creaturesin Christ. Christ can deliver
a person from the sin of homosexuality just as easy as He can
deliver him from other sin.
Discrimination against wrong behavior is not discrimination against
any individuals as persons. Crime (sin) hurts the criminal
(sinner) as well as hurting society. By hating crime we love
the people who are destroying themselves by it. We certainly should
not hold a repentant sinner's past against him
in our churches. Thieves, drug dealers, whores, homosexuals, rapists,
murderers and all other sinners should publicly be invited to repent
of their sins, turning to Christ for cleansing, forgiveness and imparting
of a new nature through the miracle of the new birth. We should then
with rejoicing baptize them into the membership of our churches.
Judging an individual's behavior is not judging
that individual's person. We must hate sin, but love the individual.
However, government is not church. It
is the purpose of government to stop and punish crime, so as
to protect good people from bad people.
Nevertheless, even government officials should
show compassion. Members
of the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission must love
the wrong doer (and society) enough to encourage him to repent
by casting their votes against his self-destructive behavior.
Be sure to also read "Ye Must Be Born Again."
(C) Copyright 1994 by Louis A. Turk. All rights reserved. You may
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