"Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to make hate attacks on gays a federal crime and to provide funds to help local law enforcement agencies prosecute such offenses. The bill would also expand hate-crime laws to include gender and disability" (Message received Aug. 1, 2001 from Vote.Com). This bill will be coming up for vote on the senate floor soon. THIS ANTI-CHRISTIAN BILL IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, AND CHRISTIANS NEED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO OPPOSE IT.
Homosexuals say that all they want is to be accepted as humans. The truth is, however, that they also want Christians to be arrested and jailed as criminals. Homosexuals have two main goals: (1) legalization of the crime of sodomy; and (2) criminalization of any criticism of sodomy. They want to be able to commit their crime without fear of punishment or criticism, and they want Christians to be prosecuted and punished for "hate-crimes" for preaching against their criminal behavior. As things generally stand now, civil law is in agreement with God's law in considering sodomy an abominable crime; the "Hate-Crimes Bill" would change that. Lev. 20:13 says that sodomy is so wicked that those that do it should without fail be executed: "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." Homosexuals say that by preaching this and similar verses Christians cause people to hate homosexuals and commit crimes against them; and that since Christians are the cause of these "hate-crimes" they are the true criminals, and should be prosecuted and punished. The moment sodomy is legalized, then in the eyes of our government sodomites become the righteous, and Christians become the criminals. There is no neutral position possible on this issue; either sodomy is the abominable crime the Bible says it is, or it isn't. Consider the hypocrisy of the homosexual position: by accusing Christians of being criminals, homosexuals are stirring up hatred against Christians that is sure to result in hate-crimes against them. Listen to this Christianphobia incitement to hate from the Gay and Lesbian web sites:
Current religious homophobia has its roots in Biblical teaching. Leviticus 20:13 demands that homosexuals be put to death. And this is exactly what the Christian churches did for over 1,800 years. They followed literally and precisely the murderous incitements of Leviticus 20:13, sponsoring the mass murder of queers. We were stoned to death in antiquity, burned alive during the medieval era and, in Britain, hung from gallows until the mid-nineteenth century. This slaughter of homosexuals took place with the official blessing of successive popes and archbishops of Canterbury. The murder of queers in the name of "God" is comparable to the Nazi extermination of Jews. Both Christianity and Nazism demonised, scapegoated and murdered minorities. Nazi anti-Semitism parallels Christian homophobia. The Bible is to gays what Mein Kampf is to Jews. It is the theory and practice of Homo Holocaust.So, according to these homosexuals, Christians are mass murderers, and Christianity is as evil as Nazism. The Bible, they say, is the Christian's Mein Kampf; "it is the theory and practice of Homo Holocaust." Of course, murderers could make the same claims against Christians. Since Christians preach the Bible which declares murder a capital crime, then murderers could say that Christians incite people to murdererphobia, and that the Bible is the theory and practice of Murderer Holocaust." Murderers could claim that all they want is to be accepted as human beings, and that Christians should be punished for inciting people to commit "hate-crimes" against them. The fact is, homosexuals are murderers, so this is not just a comparison---it is exactly what is happening. Since June of 1981 when the first cases of AIDS were discovered in homosexuals, 41 million people have contacted AIDS, and 21 million of them have already died horrible deaths. AIDS spread so fast because sodomy is extremely filthy, bringing homosexuals in direct contact with feces, and homosexuals are highly promiscuous, with 43% of them reportedly having had sex already with over 500 people, and 28% with over 1000 different sex-partners. Homosexuals intentionally continue their sodomy, knowing that it spreads AIDS and other fatal plagues. That is first-degree murder, pure and simple. Sodomites as a group are also the number one molesters of children. The fact is, God declares sodomy a crime because sodomy IS a crime. And telling the truth about sodomy is not a crime---it is civic duty.
Over the last 2,000 years, church-inspired homophobia has led to hundreds of millions of queers worldwide being rejected by their families, driven to depression and suicide, discriminated against by anti-gay laws, and condemned to death for sodomy. Christian leaders have never expressed any remorse for the church's persecution of lesbian and gay people. (Peter Tatchell, "2000 Years of Church Homophobia," [http://www.tatchell.freeserve.co.uk/])
History attests that the Church has been the foremost persecutor of gays for almost two thousand years. During the Dark Ages, they were punished, if they were lucky, by excommunication, denial of last rites and burial in unsanctified ground. But many, not so lucky, were submitted to torture, mutilation and death by burning. The very term "faggot" refers to the bundles of sticks over which known and suspected gays were burned alive by Church authorities. Such barbaric treatment is comparable to that perpetrated by the Nazis who incarcerated gays in their concentration camps where they were brutalised and subjected to medical experiments....
Given this appalling record - past and present - it is very hard to understand why even the most masochistic of lesbians and gay men can happily adhere to the Christian religion and its institutions, let alone seek moral guidance from them. (George Broadhead, "Briefing on Christianity and Homosexuality", [http://www.galha.freeserve.co.uk/briefing/2000-11.html])
Proponents of the Hate-Crimes Bill say that it will not apply to expressions of religious belief. Don't be deceived; every word that comes from a person's mouth is an expression of religious belief. This bill's sole purpose is to silence and punish Christians. Be wise and oppose this wicked bill with all your power now before it is too late.
[Copyright 2001 by Louis A. Turk. This article may be freely reproduced and distributed and/or posted on your web site, provided its content is not altered in any way without prior permission, and provided this paragraph is included. Please distribute it widely.]
For more information concerning homosexuality go to: Are Homosexuals Born That Way?
To the homosexual we say: we love you as a person, although we hate what you have made yourself. We do not oppose you as an individual, but only your very harmful sin. Sodomy is suicide as well as murder. Let God change you back into a heterosexual, and we will receive you joyfully into our churches with the rest of us repentant sinners.
Is there any hope for homosexuals?
There is only one hope, but it is a great hope. There is a new birth that changes homosexuals back into heterosexuals. Be sure to read Ye Must Be Born Again.