Signs of the Times


There is a vital connection between the prophesied apostasy ("falling away") of the end times and the rise of homosexuality, which is one of the chief symptoms of a society that has departed from the teaching of God's Word.
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Genesis 19:1-26 Further Study
Sinful behavior in Sodom that brought its destruction
Leviticus 18:22 Further Study
Prohibited in the Old Testament as an "abomination"
Romans 1:24-27 Further Study
Condemned by God as "degrading passions"
1 Corinthians 6:9 Further Study
Among list of those who do not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11 Further Study
Homosexuals may change by faith in Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 1:10
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The law condemns it along with other crimes.

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See also: Preserving Marriage
California Homosexual Agenda
Moral Issues and The Presidential Campaign 2008

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Earlier articles: After Dec. 31, 2011

The New Evangelicals: How Christians are rethinking Abortion and Gay Marriage

Dec. 28, 2011 - Marcia Pally, author of the book The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good, says that a small but growing number of evangelicals are distancing themselves from the "Religious Right." For them, homosexuality is not a great issue. Richard Cizik, who was vice president for governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) in 2008 was asked to resign after a National Public Radio interview where he said he had "shifting feelings" about gay civil unions.
Cizik further noted that 40% of young evangelicals have a gay friend or family member, and that over 50% favour same-sex civil unions or marriages. Moreover, only 29% of evangelicals under thirty hold that the "homosexual lifestyle" is a "major" problem.
On the other hand, 58% of elderly evangelicals and 46% of baby boomers who do think homosexuality is a serious problem, and 80% of theological conservatives report strong discomfort with homosexuality.
Source: ABC

'Religious Beliefs' Are 'Standing In The Way Of Protecting Human Rights'

Dec. 7, 2011 - Earlier this week President Obama signed a memorandum which the White House called the “first-ever U.S. government strategy dedicated to combating human rights abuses against LGBT persons abroad."

Then, on Dec. 6, at a meeting of the United Nations' Human Rights Council in Geneva, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that religious beliefs and cultural values do not justify the failure to uphold the human rights of homosexuals.

With Syrian abuses having been at the forefront of the Human Rights Council’s attention in recent days and weeks, Clinton’s focus on “LGBT rights” was unexpected,

Source: CNS News

The 0.2 Percent Solution
Oct. 4, 2011 - Chuck Colson exposes the fact that in spite of recent laws allowing homosexual partners to be married, there are only 131,000 such households. He argues that it is laughable to try to form a civil rights movement for this tiny slice of the American public (.2 percent- 1/5 of 1%). He says he has never believed that most gays want to marry because their behavior is "by its very nature is too promiscuous." He adds:
For us to redefine marriage, thereby altering thousands of years of human history, ignoring all of the benefits marriage offers to individuals, cultures, civilizations and — above all — children, ... is madness.
Source: Crosswalk

Exodus International: Churches Shying from Controversy
July 22, 2011 - Exodus International, the world's largest ministry that reaches out to homosexuals, has lost the support of a number of church groups in recent years. Now the 24,000 member Willow Creek Community Church, known as the most influential church in America, has broken ties with them.
But Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, said Willow Creek's departure is evidence of a "disappointing trend" in the Christian community, with churches and other groups shying away from controversial issues -- like homosexual outreach.
Source: CBN
Willow Creek Splits with Exodus International - Christianity Today

Reparative Therapy, Homosexuality, & the Gospel
July 19, 2011 - The presidential candidacy of Michelle Bachmann will stimulate a strong disagreement between the secular therapeutic community and evangelical Christians. Her husband, Marcus Bachmann, runs a clinic that is being accused of offering treatment and counseling intended to change sexual orientation.
The politicians, the mental health industry, and the media will have their own debate on the matter, but Christians now face the urgent challenge of thinking about these issues in a way that is fully biblical and theological — and thus faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Theologian Albert Mohler reminds us of the strong biblical teaching against homosexuality and argues that the normalization of homosexuality simply cannot be accepted by anyone committed to biblical Christianity.
Source: Crosswalk

California Lawmakers Order Gay History Included in Textbooks
Jul. 5, 2011 - The California Assembly has passed a bill requiring public school textbooks to include the accomplishments of gay Americans. If Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill into law, California will be the first state to mandate the teaching of gay history.
Today’s vote has implications for the textbook industry because California is the largest buyer in the U.S., accounting for almost 13 percent of the $3.4 billion market in 2009.
Source: NewsMax
Calif. is First State to Force Gay History Into Classrooms - The Christian Post

New York Becomes the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Jun. 25, 2011 - New York's governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Friday legalizing gay marriages. The bill was backed by four Republicans and 29 Democrats in the GOP-controlled Senate.
The sticking point over the past few days: Republican demands for stronger legal protections for religious groups that fear they will be hit with discrimination lawsuits if they refuse to allow their facilities to be used for gay weddings.
Source: Fox
NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law - Newsmax
The Fall of Empires - Michael Craven on Toynbee - Crosswalk

'Gay' judge's Prop 8 ruling upheld
Jun. 15, 2011 - Federal judge James Ware has ruled that ex-Judge Vaughn Walker, an open homosexual, was not disqualified from declaring California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
Source: WorldNetDaily

Demographer: US has 4M adults who identify as gay

Apr. 7, 2011 - Gary Gates, a demographer at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, at UCLA has attempted to answer the question of how many Americans are actually homosexual. In the 1940's sex researcher Alfred Kinsey said that 10 percent of the men he surveyed were "predominantly homosexual."
Gates' best estimate, derived from five studies that have asked subjects about their sexual orientation, is that the nation has about 4 million adults who identify as being gay or lesbian, representing 1.7 percent of the 18-and-over population.
Recent conventional wisdom has assumed that 3 to 5 percent of the population was homosexual, so the new study is surprisingly low.
Source: AP- Google

Boehner Rips Obama's 'Outrageous' Behavior

Mar. 3, 2011 - President Obama's decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has drawn strong reaction from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and current House Speaker John Boehner.
Gingrich said: “His job is to enforce the rule of law and for us to start replacing the rule of law with the rule of Obama is a very dangerous precedent."
Boehner called the President's decision “outrageous” and vows that Republicans will intervene in the next few days. He was not sure what action the House of Representatives would take at this point, but Gingrich suggested that they should pass a resolution instructing the president to enforce the law and to obey his own constitutional oath. If he fails to do so they should defund the office of attorney general and "take other steps as necessary until the president agrees to do his job.”
Source: Newsmax
Who's Bashing Whom? - Charles Colson - Christian Post

Obama admin. will no longer defend marriage law

Feb. 23, 2011 - In spite of President Obama's oath of office to defend the Constitution, and the implication that this has always carried that the Justice Department has the responsibility to defend the properly enacted laws, he has decided not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by abandoning it in the courts.

The law defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Thirty states also have constitutional amendments or laws to the same effect. According to Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel,

"They want to simply conspire with the radical homosexual agenda to overturn and literally allow this law to go into expiration," Staver explains. "I can tell you, the American people see through this radicalism, the American people will not tolerate this..."
Source: OneNewsNow
Obama Comes Out of the Closet on Marriage - Family Research Council
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