“It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned,that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.” I Corinthians 5:1-2
By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman
“The opposite of homosexuality isn’t straightness, it is holiness,” is the latest retreat from Biblical truth. The “holy homosexual statement,” coupled with the “they will be celibate anyways,” excuse led to the inclusion of sodomites in Roman Catholic Church life, and contributed greatly to the “priest abuse scandal.” (This is now happening in Protestant Churches and I don’t want to see this repeated.)
Obviously being attracted to the opposite sex is not the sum total of holiness; fornication, adultery, and polygamy all fall short of the glory of God, and His Moral Order. Still, you cannot be a “holy homosexual.” You can’t be a Christian who practices sin. If you are tempted in that manner, you cannot indulge in a fantasy life anymore than a normal man can indulge in a fantasy life involving other women. You must be either celibate, or married, to a person of the opposite sex, and you must submit your thought life to God. The Christian life is one of identity with Christ. “Gay Christianity” is a continuing identity with sin. It is a hallmark of liberalism, to make one’s entire world-view a sin-catering world view.
Churches excommunicating active sodomites, until they repent; is not a lack of love. We are to love the Lord, and then our neighbor as ourselves. Sodomy is an affront to God, and is listed as a death penalty crime in Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:25-32. How does having sodomite worship leaders, or AWANA instructors show love to your neighbor? It sends a confusing message to children, who are being exposed to a group with a penchant for child molestation. How does including sodomites show love for the Lord? Isn’t the essence of holiness being separated from sin unto God?
Changing lives is not divorced from “changing laws.” In the Bible, the law and the gospel are compatible. It is the mark of an opponent of God, to divide and conquer by pitting the stand for truth and righteousness against mercy and forgiveness. Wisconsin had sodomites before State sodomy laws were vacated by Gay Rights laws in 1982, but it didn’t have the problems it faces today, because this behavior was criminal. Churches ministered to sodomites as individuals in need of salvation, and there was no accommodation of their crimes. Furthermore, saying “how come you don’t preach against adultery and fornication?” when you are guilty of sodomy is not repentance. Repentance was expressed by the tax collector, “God be merciful to me, a sinner.” from Luke 18:13
Today sodomites are not only marrying each other and adopting children, they are coming after age of consent laws, and pushing “non-discrimination,” laws designed to force their perversion on the Church. A Church preaches against sin, especially the prevalent evils of the day. Christians should not submit their moral leadership to the ex-gay movement. Experience with a certain sin, and the continuing identity with that sin is not a qualification for leadership. Christian leadership in any area of life is contingent upon that man’s faithfulness to God’s word. The is why our CPoW Platform states, “We call upon our Wisconsin legislators to uphold the recent Wisconsin Constitutional Amendment that defines marriage as the ―union of one man and one woman and prevent the establishment of any counterfeit, such as ―domestic partnerships. We call upon all state officials to outlaw all acts of sodomy.” CPoW further calls upon Governor Walker to defy the Federal Courts and uphold Our Wisconsin State Constitution’s Marriage Amendment.
As to being a power hungry “us/them” simpleton, I’m happy for every Christian who has repented, turned from their sins, and received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, even if I don’t always agree with what they have to say. What God has to say is of the utmost importance, and I endeavor to be of service on the Lord’s side.