Title: Hate Crimes Raises Its Ugly Head Again - And This Time, Really Threatens Fundamental Christians
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NEWS BRIEF: "Vigil for gay slaying victim spotlights hate crimes", The State (South Carolina), By SHALAMA C. JACKSON, July 2, 2007
"Candles illuminated the night in memory of 20-year-old Sean Kennedy and the fight for equal rights Sunday at the State House. On May 16, Kennedy, of Greenville, was walking to his car outside Brew’s, a Greenville bar, when he was punched, causing him to fall and hit his head, according to police. Less than 24 hours later Kennedy, who was gay, died at a local hospital."
" 'We’ve got to stop the hate', said his mother, Elke Kennedy, to a crowd of more than 100 people. 'Life is so precious. How could anyone think of hurting anyone because of who they are?”
"This is the third vigil in the state to honor Kennedy’s life and raise awareness of the fight for equal rights ... Ed Madden, a South Carolina Equality Coalition board member, reminded everyone of the importance of equality for all. 'This is not an isolated act of violence', he said."
Now, this article gets to the real threat to the genuine Christian Fundamental community.
"The FBI is working with the U.S. attorney’s office to determine whether the case will become a hate-crime investigation, police said. While there are state laws punishing assault of another person, there is no specific S.C. law that makes it a crime to assault someone based on his or her sexual orientation."
Herein lies the real danger. Because states like South Carolina do not have specific 'hate crimes' bills on their books (nor should they, since a crime like this is still a serious crime under the assault category), the Federal authorities are all too eager to step in. Once the Feds get involved, a person will find it much more difficult to get a fair trial, since he will not be tried locally, by a jury of his peers, but nationally, in a Federal courtroom, where his rights are far fewer.
This next segment confirms the information, above.
"Existing laws give the federal government the authority to prosecute crimes that are based on the victim’s religion, race, color or national origin."
This fact is the reason the Feds are so anxious to step into a state criminal investigation. Gay rights advocates are pressing full-speed ahead to get a comprehensive "hate crimes" law on the books. The law they have in mind will vigorously punish all Christians who hold fast to the Biblical teaching that homosexuality is a grievous sin.
This next article tells us exactly what the not-so-hidden agenda of these advocates is.
NEWS BRIEF: "Pastors: Act now or prepare for jail", Janet Folger, World Net Daily, April 24, 2007
"I've already told you about how H.R. 1592 will destroy equal justice (setting up a victim hierarchy), set up a Gay Gestapo with unlimited funds and send grandma to jail for sharing her faith on the public sidewalk, as happened in Philadelphia. But what you may not know is how this bill scheduled for a vote in the House this week will come after pastors and all those who disagree with the homosexual agenda out loud. H.R. 1592 the so-called 'hate crimes' bill isn't about hate. It isn't about "crimes" (there are already stiff penalties against crimes); it's about speech."
Since the Illuminati plans to impose the greatest global dictatorship the world has ever seen, it should not be surprising to learn that restrictions on free speech should be threatening on every hand. However, this "hate speech" is irrational in that it is directed against a specific category of people whom the Illuminati truly loathes, i.e., Born Again Christians.
In fact, the Illuminati only admits to having two major enemies which have greatly impeded their progress to their coveted New World Order.
1) National Sovereignty -- the ability and authority of a national leader to take actions he deems in absolutely necessary for his particular country, even if the entire international community is against the action.
2) Genuine, Born Again Christians who insist upon holding to Biblical teachings
President Bush is poised to deliver death blows to each of these enemies of the global plan (Read NEWS1929).
But, just for good measure, American authorities want a specific bill which they can use to destroy the Biblical teaching in the church pulpit and in Sunday School, upholding the Scriptural prohibition against homosexuality. Do not be deceived -- this bill is aimed at putting Christian leaders in jail.
"Let me give you a real-world example. Here's a question: Which is worse? Actions or words? Robbing someone or calling him a mean name? Which one deserves the greater penalty?
Before you answer, let's say the name was really mean, like being called 'Four-eyes!' ... there ought to be stiff penalties for something like that. Stiff like 23 years behind bars? I don't think so. But the state of New Hampshire does. Oh, I left something out. The mean name in New Hampshire isn't "Four-eyes," targeting the visually impaired; it isn't 'Fatso', shamelessly targeting the lovers of cheesecake. The only people protected from mean names with a 23-year jail sentence are … homosexuals. "
So, if speech turns a three-year sentence into a 30-year sentence for a state "hate crime" violation, just what might H.R. 1592 do on the federal level? As Rep. (and former Judge) Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, pointed out on the House Judiciary Subcommittee, if passed, H.R. 1592 is going to put pastors in prison. Pointing to Title 18 of the US Criminal Code, Section 2 (a):
(a) Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal. –18 USC Sec. 2"
Pastor? Have you ever counseled from a biblical perspective or read from Roman 1? I Corinthians 6? Genesis 19? Leviticus 18 or 20? Then, if H.R. 1592 becomes law and someone who has attended your church, read your materials or heard your broadcast commits a crime – such as pushing away a cross-dresser's unwelcome advances – you are 'punishable as a principal', as someone who 'counsels' and 'induces' the now-illegal belief that homosexual behavior is a sin."
With words like "precious," "respect," "compassion" and "concern," you can understand why the city of San Francisco would be prompted to accuse us of murder:
"It's not an exaggeration to say that there's a direct correlation between these acts of discrimination, like Matthew Shepard, such as when gays and lesbians are called sinful, and when major religious organizations say they can change if they try, and the horrible crimes committed against gays and lesbians.
– City of San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Oct. 19, 1998.
"We now have a governmental body on record connecting speech and violence. It's not even violent speech. They are saying that the hopeful message that homosexuals can change is responsible for murder. That, my friend, is why the hate-crimes legislation is the most dangerous legislation in the country. It will lead to silencing our speech just as the city of San Francisco tried to do."
"H.R. 1592 isn't about hate. It isn't about crime. It's about silencing our speech." (Ibid.)
World events are crushing in upon the peoples of the world from every corner of the globe, telling discerning people that the End of the Age is almost here. Since Jesus warned us that the same situation would exist at the Latter Times as existed in the "Days of Lot" (Luke 17:38), we should not be too surprised to learn that the days of Sodom are here again, where the laws of society are tilted severely toward the rights of homosexuals and against anyone who would disagree with that sin.
Western society IS heading straight for a rebirth of the society that was Sodom.
Have you ever thought specifically what kind of society that was?
Let us now go back briefly to Sodom and Gomorrah, to see what kind of society America and other Western nations are becoming.
HETEROSEXUAL POPULATION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH
Most people do not realize these cities had a thriving heterosexual population. This understanding is critical to our proper understanding of this subject. I have seen articles expressing the belief that these cities had no meaningful heterosexual populations and hence no established public school system. This is provably false. Three distinct factors tell us that Sodom and Gomorrah possessed thriving heterosexual populations:
1. These cities were financially and economically prosperous
2. Lot's daughters were engaged to be married and Lot tried to get his future sons-in-law to leave the city with them
3. Jesus said Sodom and Gomorrah were "marrying and giving in marriage" and operating a rather sophisticated economy
Now, let us examine each of these elements in turn:1. Cities were financially and economically prosperous
"Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. Now the land was not able to nourish and support them so they could dwell together, for their possessions were too great for them to live together. And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle ... So Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife ... And Lot looked and saw that everywhere the Jordan Valley was well watered. Before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, it was all like the garden of the Lord ... Then Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley and he traveled east. So they separated. Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the Jordan Valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom and dwelt there." [Genesis 13:7-12; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
In that historical period , the economy was almost universally agricultural; therefore, because Sodom and Gomorrah were located in such a rich, abundant, and fertile agricultural land, their economies were booming. Lot was much more than just a herdsman, he was a businessman. He saw much potential of making himself more rich by engaging in the buying and selling activity inside the cities; this reality is the reason you see Lot in Sodom's city gate when the angels appeared! He was not only engaged in commerce there, but some scholars believe he was the mayor of Sodom, since the city's gate was the location where the mayor usually sits!
The historian Josephus tells us how rich Sodom and Gomorrah were at the time Lot "pitched his tent" at the outskirts.
"ABOUT this time the Sodomites grew proud, on account of their riches and great wealth; they became unjust towards men, and impious towards God, insomuch that they did not call to mind the advantages they received from him: they hated strangers, and abused themselves with Sodomitical practices.— [Complete Works of Josephus, Chapter 11, "How God Overthrew The Nation Of The Sodomites, Out Of His Wrath Against Them For Their Sins"]
Any prosperous economy must be strongly heterosexual, because the people of that economy must replace their dying population or the economy will soon implode; for the economies of Sodom and Gomorrah to be so attractive as to appeal to Lot and to keep him within the city even though his righteous soul was constantly "vexed" over all the sin he saw on a daily basis [2 Peter 2:7-8], the population must be at least numerically stable if not growing -- and this requires heterosexuality. Indeed, the next verse we examine shall demonstrate the heterosexual component of Sodom and Gomorrah.
2. Lot's daughters were engaged to be married and Lot tried to get his future sons-in-law to leave the city with them
"And Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, Up, get out of this place, for the Lord will spoil and destroy this city! But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be only joking." [Genesis 19:14; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Lot's two daughters -- whom he offered to the lustful gay men and young boys crowed around the house -- were engaged to be married. Notice the difference between our current Western culture and this ancient Middle Eastern culture regarding marriage. From the wording of verse 14, we can see that these two young men had not yet married the daughters -- "who were to marry his daughters". Yet, the passage clearly states that they are his "sons-in-law".
The fact remains that Lot's two sons-in-law refused to flee the city with him and they utterly perished. Heterosexuals who were living in Sodom and Gomorrah died just as certainly and horribly as did the homosexual men. Heterosexual men and women who tolerated the gay lifestyle, even though they did not practice it themselves, died right alongside the gay men.
When God's judgment falls upon America, you can be sure that the same situation will occur.
Thus, the heterosexual community within Sodom was functioning normally. They were building, buying, selling, having babies and establishing families! This heterosexual activity was the long-term backbone of the economies of these two cities! Doubt it not! Jesus Himself spoke of this reality.
3. Jesus said Sodom and Gomorrah were "marrying and giving in marriage" and operating a rather sophisticated economy
And just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the time of the Son of Man. People ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, right up to the day when Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. So also it was the same as it was in the days of Lot. People ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But on the very day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. That is the way it will be on the day that the Son of Man is revealed." [Luke 14:26-30; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
This active, sophisticated, prosperous economy was destroyed by fire and brimstone falling from heaven in an instant, and the heterosexuals who had allowed the homosexual activity to occur around them died in the same instant and in the same manner as did the Sodomites! The Bible teaches that those who sit idly by, allowing gross sin to occur around them, not speaking out against it and not feeling "vexed" in their soul about it, may be physically judged right along with the ones actually practicing the sin. Listen:
"BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly, following their advice, their plans and purposes, nor stands, submissive and inactive in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down to relax and rest where the scornful and the mockers gather." [Psalm 1:1; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
"THE SPIRIT cried in my ears in the vision with a loud voice, saying, Cause those to draw near who have charge over the city as executioners, every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And behold, six men came ... every man with his battle-ax in his hand; and one man among them was clothed in linen, with a writer's ink bottle at his side ... the Lord said to him, 'Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in the midst of it'. And to the others He said in my hearing, 'Follow the man with the ink bottle through the city and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have any pity. Slay outright the elderly, the young man and the virgin, the infant and the women; but do not touch or go near anyone on whom is the mark. Begin at My sanctuary'." [Ezekiel 9:1-6; Ibid.]
Thus, heterosexuals who defend the right of the gays to practice their sexual lifestyle will be caught in God's judgment net once he casts it down to earth! Doubt it not! What about your heart as you witness the rush in this culture to embrace homosexuality? Do you "sigh and groan over all the abominations" being committed in our midst? If your soul is not "vexed" by all these abominations, the chance is significantly high that you are not genuinely saved [Read Salvation Page, Paragraph #5, Self-Test]
America and all members of the Western culture had best take note of this Biblical fact: heterosexuals who are not saved are destroyed in the judgment for the homosexuals.
Now that we have established the reality that Sodom and Gomorrah had a thriving, successful heterosexual population, we realize they had to have established schools to educate their children. Many of these schools were probably small but they undoubtedly reflected the values of the day; otherwise, the young boys and adult men surrounding Lot's house could not have been so bold!
America's educational establishment is well on its way to teaching that homosexuality is just as valid as heterosexuality, as our lead article indicates. Let us study this issue more carefully, for our national life is at stake! You will soon agree that America is becoming "like Sodom".
WESTERN SCHOOLS -- ADVOCATING HOMOSEXUALITY
Homosexuality IS most definitely becoming mainstreamed in Western Culture generally and American Culture specifically. Heterosexuals by the droves are defending the right of homosexuals to freely practice their lifestyle as freely as heterosexuality is practiced within our culture. At this point, all "straight" people need to hear the warning of God, as we spoke, above.
Thus, as we saw in the above discussion on the annihilating destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the heterosexual population died just like the homosexual population! And why not, in God's estimation? No one in the "straight" general population had vigorously opposed the bold, public homosexual practice. The heterosexuals who died along with the homosexuals could have moved out of the city a long time before the destruction fell. When the destruction fell, the only "straight" people whom the angels saved were Lot, his wife, and his two daughters; his straight sons-in-law were lost in the fire and brimstone. Lot was saved because, even though he participated in the economy of the cities, his soul was "vexed" continuously by the practices which he saw daily. The rest of the heterosexual population were not vexed by the aberrant sexual practices they witnessed, and so were not considered righteous in God's sight, and therefore, unworthy to be saved from the annihilation.
How can I be so sure of this fact? Listen as Abram argues with God to spare these two cities:
"And the Lord said, Because the shriek of the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is exceedingly grievous, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether[as vilely and wickedly as is the cry of it which has come to Me ... And Abraham came close and said, Will You destroy the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) together with the wicked? Suppose there are in the city fifty righteous; will You destroy the place and not spare it for the sake of the fifty righteous in it? And the Lord said, If I find in the city of Sodom fifty righteous (upright and in right standing with God), I will spare the whole place for their sake." [Genesis 18:20-26; Ibid.]
As soon as Abraham finished receiving God's promise that He would spare Sodom and Gomorrah if He could find 50 righteous men, he must have thought of the vile wickedness of the people, for he then asked God to spare the cities if He could find: 45 (verse 28); then 40 (verse 29); then 30 (verse 30); then 20 (verse 31); and finally, 10 righteous (verse 32). God finally assured Abram that He would not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah if He could find 10 righteous people in those two cities. Therefore, the fact that God did destroy these cities means He could not find even 10 people who were righteous, whose souls were "vexed" by what they observed daily!
Heterosexuals in America and all other Western societies must take this warning to heed! They will suffer the same disaster as the homosexuals when God's judgment finally falls. Of course, heterosexuals in our society today are just as guilty before God for other sins we have committed that this nation is truly under God's hand of judgment.
Now that we have established that Sodom and Gomorrah had educational programs that taught all heterosexuals that the homosexual lifestyle was just as valid and legitimate, let us turn our attention to our school system. Let us first hear from Justice Robert Bork.
"Sex education in the school appears to operate more as an incitement to sexual activity than as a heeded caution. Chelmsford (Massachusetts) High School employed Suzanne Landolphi of 'Hot, Sexy and Safer Productions' to give two performances for students in the ninth through twelfth grades in which she gave sexually explicit monologues and discussed penis and breast size and advocated oral sex, masturbation, and homosexual activity among minors. Parents were not told in advance and students were not permitted to opt out. Some parents and students sued, so far without success. Stories like this abound, but even when the advocacy is less open, the message that the students are expected to engage in sex is always there." ["Slouching Towards Gomorrah", by Robert H. Bork, p. 159]
Now you know why Karl Marx, writing in his "Communist Manifesto", was the first public figure to openly advocate Public Schools! He knew that, if the State could get control over the education of the masses, it would not take long before the values of Christianity would be thrown out and replaced by Satan's secular, pagan values.
We are at that point now.
How would you like your preschool or kindergarten student being taught that homosexuality is just as valid and just as valued as heterosexuality? That is the condition in which our society is in right now. For the past several decades, powerful secular and occult forces have been gradually pushing for just this kind of acceptance. They have successfully pushed back the curtain delineating what is culturally acceptable during this time period.
But, when the Supreme Court legalized Sodomy, America officially sanctioned homosexuality, in just the same manner in which the city governments of Sodom and Gomorrah sanctioned homosexuality in Genesis 18 and 19! Now, right on cue, our school system is teaching young, impressionable minds that the Gay - Lesbian sexual practice is perfectly acceptable, again just like Sodom and Gomorrah!
Truly, I warn everyone within the reach of this ministry, God never changes, and He boldly and explicitly stated that homosexuality is an abominable sin worthy of the death penalty. When the leaders of a nation refuse to carry out God's Biblical judicial punishments, in due time, God will carry out that very sentence on the nation! In other words, America is fully in line for God's Death Penalty, just as Revelation 18 describes [Read our book, "U.S. In Prophecy", for full details as to how the Economic Babylon of Revelation 18 is most probably America].
Let us allow God the final word:
"But if any nation will not hear and obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, says the Lord." -- [Jeremiah 12:17; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
"She is fallen! Mighty Babylon is fallen! She has become a resort and dwelling place for demons, a dungeon haunted by every loathsome spirit, an abode for every filthy and detestable bird. For all nations have drunk the wine of her passionate unchastity ... then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues." [Revelation 18:2-3; Ibid.]
Notice here the strong concept that those who "participate" in the sins of the country, either directly or indirectly, are going to suffer the same punishment as the wicked. Remember, we talked about how the heterosexual citizen of Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the same annihilation at the hands of God as befell the homosexual activist. Here, at the very End of the Age, God is warning again.
Then, God tells us how immense the sins of this Economic Babylon have grown. Listen carefully:
"For her iniquities (her crimes and transgressions) are piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her wickedness and her crimes, and calls them up for settlement." [Revelation 18:5; Ibid.]
God is calling for you to "come out of her, my people". Are you listening?
Today, as America continues to "slouch" towards Gomorrah, laws are about to be changed so that genuine Christians who have held to the faithful teaching of God's Word concerning homosexuality are going to be sent to jail. What will you do then? We shall then see the genuine believer separated from the meaningless professor of the faith.
For all you genuine Christians, this is the time to stand firm in your faith. The Bible admonishes the real believer as to the importance of standing firm and true and strong against the wicked. Listen:
"Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring is a righteous man who yields, falls down, and compromises his integrity before the wicked." (Proverbs 25:26)
All Christians need to fervently pray that, when the time comes for the persecution of the people of Jesus Christ, we will stand like a rock for Biblical Truth, because we have placed our faith in the Rock called Jesus Christ.
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.
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