Saturday, April 2, 2011

Queer As Folk...

This article was just this week featured in the Irish Independent.  The story told of a Swedish footballer who; it is claimed is only the second professional footballer to 'come out' publicly as a homosexual.  Urgh!  Why as this even news, why was it used as a headline, and why should we care?  Well we should care because firstly these perverted individuals are acting against the word of God.  We should care because this man and his "orientation" can influence children who see this newspaper article and perhaps cause them to think that is is normal to think and act in this way.  We should care because our warped society tells us that being 'homo-phobic' is wrong and it is not!.

You may wonder then, why I chose to read this article considering that I find the topic disgusting; quite simply I was intrigued to read from what 'angle' this article would be told from...I was not surprised by what I read.  The interviewer actually told this man that he would be considered by many now to be a historical figure akin to Buzz Aldrin!

Seriously a historical figure?  In our modern times, an effeminate queer is all of a sudden news worthy and someone for young men to look up a sports personality or as a historical figure?  Really?  What kind of man gives another a pat on the back for coming out as a homosexual? 

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.

Leviticus 18:22


Zsuzsanna said...

How refreshing to see such boldness on the part of other Christians! I agree with you 100%.

Put on your seat-belt, though - you are bound to get some serious hate mail from all the "tolerant" people trolling the internet. You may want to consider removing your email address from your profile, even if just temporarily. I speak from experience, believe me...

I like how these people will say that those of us who speak out against homos secretly have homosexual inclinations ourselves. I guess by that logic, those same people are secretly Christians with fundamentalist beliefs, based on how much hatred they express toward us.

His bondservant said...

So true my friend. Here in America sometimes I feel like we are turning into the next Sodom and Gomorroah and the homosexual agenda is being taught in some of our elementary classrooms. Woe to him who calls good evil and evil good. Even so, Come quickly Lord Jesus!

Anna said...

Good for him! He sounds like a very well-adjusted, competent young man, and will hopefully be an excellent role-model for the whole community, not just gay kids, as his father said. The article warmed my heart.

Sacha said...

And again, I fail to see what the big deal is. This guy has every right to live his life and he's not hurting abybody. Is he any different than the millions of other non-Christians all over the world? I suppose you never let your children hear about them either, or else they might start to think that not being a Christian is ok!

You seem to see sex and perversion everywhere you go. I'm just a simple Methodist and I seem to be able to function without automatically connecting everything I see to sex, so I don't know why the supposedly proper Christian lady can't seem to go for five minutes without thinking about perversions. You really need to get your mind out of the gutter.

Sarah said...

Zsuzsanna - Thank you for your concern...I know you get a hard time from people who do not like to be confronted with truth. The facts always get the 'fair-weather' Christians in a tizzy!

Jackie - I agree with you also...our society is not only teaching 'gay tolerance' to our children but they are practically promoting it! It is disgusting!

Anna - Anyone who claims to be a homosexual is neither well adjusted nor a good role model. As for the article warming your heart...There are women in our society who are drawn to homosexual men, these women are often very emotionally insecure and have a warped sense of male intimacy.

Sacha - I find the fact that you label yourself as a Christian laughable! Given your comment, would I be right in understanding that Methodists do not consider the Bible to be the infallible word of God? The scripture I quoted clearly states that homosexuals are an abomination to our Lord. I feel sorry for you; you seem so blinkered and desensitized...and that fact that you again 'fail to see what the big deal is' should concern you.

Sacha said...

I believe that God is infallible. The people who wrote, re-wrote, added to, took away from, translated, re-translated, and messed with the Bible for the past two thousand plus years? Them, they're not so infallible.

Quick question: when's the last time you ate shrimp? According to Leviticus, which you are using as "proof" that homosexuality is a perversion, eating anything without scales or fins that lives in the water is an abomination as well.

Kanter said...

I am posting this comment in response to your use of Levitican laws to denounce homosexuality.

I wonder if you and your family keep these laws yourself.
Leviticus 19:27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Leviticus 20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

Leviticus 20:18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

Leviticus 20:25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

Leviticus 21: 17Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God.

18For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,

19Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,

20Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken;

21No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.

I hope for the sake of your own soul, one qho quotes Leviticus, you follow ALL the laws of Moses.

Good day and God Bless.

Sarah said...

Kanter – Seen as you are confused as to why homosexuality is biblically wrong, I will clarify for you; homosexuality is wrong because it goes against the natural order that God created. God gave woman as a companion of man, to be his helper, to procreate and together to fill the earth. I will include for you information the following verses:

‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth’
-Genesis 1:27-28

‘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’
-Romans 1:26-27

‘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’
-1 Kings 14:24

‘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’
-1 Corinthians 6:9

‘And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly’
-2 Peter 2:6

Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, 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.
-Jude 1:7

Homosexuality, aside from being unbiblical and disgusting is also immoral. The moral code for the human race is what is set out for us in the Bible; not what is legal or socially acceptable. I am wondering why you chose to ‘home in’ on my use of Leviticus rather than reasoning on the topic of homosexuality? Perhaps you are a gay sympathizer? Or perhaps you simply could not biblically disprove that homosexuality is abhorrent to the Lord, so chose instead to make a ridiculous argument based on beard trimming and sausage eating?

‘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’ – Romans 1:32

You copied a lot of the laws given in Leviticus and obviously I will not respond to them all, I will however respond to the one most people ‘throw out there’ to try and discredit the use of Leviticus as an instruction to not practice homosexuality. The dietary laws of the Old Testament were not repeated in the New Testament. The apostle Paul told the gentiles it was legal for them to eat food which the Jews would have considered an abomination.

‘Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:’
- 1 Corinthians 10:25

‘I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean’ - Romans 14:14

‘For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs’
Romans 14:2

So no, our family do not keep the dietary laws as set down in the Old Testament. But thank you for your concern over what we eat!

Sarah said...

Sacha – Please see my above comment to answer your dietary law question. Though I will point out that our family do not eat shellfish, shrimp or shark because of the high level of toxins known in those foods. Though seeing as you do not believe that the Bible (authorized KJV) is the infallible inspired word of God then there simply is not point in trying to reason with you. If you believe what you read in the Bible is incorrect through mistranslation or otherwise, then am I right to presume you do not read it? This is probably your justification of living in whatever way suits yourself. You really should re-read your comment before submitting to see if your argument is rooted in the Bible or sounds well reasoned…if not then you could probably save us both some time and just delete it.

Sacha said...

You assume so much about me. I do read the Bible; I just read while keeping in mind that what I read could very well be tempered with the prejudices and ideas of some old scribe who lived millennia ago and understand that I should rely on God to lead me to what is right more than I rely on the Bible. I do not live "whichever way suits me". I look to God to guide me on how I should live.

See, I think that's the difference between you and I. I put God before everything. You put the Bible before everything. Please understand that I'm not trying to be mean or uncouth, but I seriously wonder whether or not you know how to think for yourself. To feel. To understand that maybe you don't have all the answers and maybe God is just so much more than the Bible says He is. You said that you feel sorry for me because I can interpret the world around me. I feel sorry for you because you can't.

I used to believe that homosexuality was a sin. I looked down my nose at homosexuals and scoffed at anyone who told me that it was "natural" or that they were born gay. I used to believe that homosexuality destroyed lives, marriages, children, everything it touched.

Then I actually met a homosexual.

Have you ever met a gay person? And by met, I mean really sat down and talked to one without prejudice, without disgust in your heart, without loathing. Have you ever treated one as an equal?

Her name was Lisa. We met at church. She was an overworked nurse with long red hair and the most beautiful green eyes I have ever seen on a lady. Her favorite book was "The Brothers Karamazov" and she spoke French fluently. I knew her for almost an entire year before I learned that she was a lesbian. When I found out, I was shocked. Here was this woman, this happy, beautiful, feminine woman who was the antithesis of everything I had ever believed homosexuals to be. I had always though that homosexuals were always psychologically disturbed God-haters with mommy/daddy issues who had been seduced away from the Straight Way by other, evil homosexuals.

After much praying and struggle with my beliefs, I finally asked God to lead me to the truth about homosexuality. Not ten minutes later, Lisa called me and invited me out to dinner. I asked her many questions about homosexuality, and she was respectful as she answered my questions.

If you look at the research out there, you'll find that the vast majority of experts agree that homosexuality is either something that you're born with, or it's something that happens when the child begins to develop his or her sexual identity very early in life. It can't be changed or prayed away. Even many people who have gone through "Ex-gay" camps say that they still feel attraction to the same sex. Homosexuality occurs very often in nature and many different species of animals have been observed having homosexual relationships.

In the years I had the pleasure of knowing Lisa, I saw how loving and compassionate she could be to her friends, to her patients, to her partner Deb. What I saw between Lisa and Deb was the exact same thing I see between straight couples every day: love.

I didn't think that homosexuals were capable of love.

I am very thankful that God made Lisa call me that night. Now that He has shown me the truth, it's very sad to think back about how blind I was before, how full of hate I was. How can love--pure, true love between two people who would gladly die for each other--ever be wrong?

Jessi said...

Hi Sarah,
I just found your blog though Zsuzsannas! I have enjoyed reading it.
You are absolutely right about this. Homosexuals should be afraid to "come out" as they call it. It should be unexceptable! No not today, now it's historic? I know of homosexuals that have gotten saved and relized it was a sin! I have a cousin that is one also. Sure she is nice, but it doesn't change the fact that it is a sin! I'm sure there are nice killers, and child molesters out there too. So what they do is ok because they are nice? I don't believe that garbage about them being born a homosexual. So what about child molesters? What if they are just born liking children and can't help it? If you say homosexuals cant help it, then you have to aply thay to killers, child molestors, people who like animals ect. What if people are just born wanting to kill others and they can't help it? Sounds stupid doesnt it. That theory is stupid! I believe God over so called "experts" Everyone is born with a sin nature, that does not make sin ok! God will never "show you the truth" about something that goes agansit Gods word. God clearly states that it is wrong! God also clearly says murder is wrong, so should I pray about it and ask him to show me the truth. No! Homosexuals are tring to push their agenda on us and our children, don't accept it! Sorry for the long comment, but this makes me upset as well. Oh and a verry high % of homosexuals are child molesters, big surpise.

Sarah said...

Jessi - Thank you so much for your comment! It is so refreshing to hear from other Christian ladies who have not been brow-beaten into submission by our morally warped society! Sin is never 'ok', we as children of God need to make a stand!

God Bless

Wiola said...

Sacha, thank you for sharing your story. I read through it all. I can tell that you are a good and sympathetic person.

I have some kind of similar experience. I thought that homosexuality was a bit deviant, but I hadn't reflected much over the issue. I didn't have any experience. As a youth I had social anxiety and had difficulties meeting new people. When I went to high school I felt lonely and had no friends to start with. One of my classmates really helped me through these years, helped me deal with my social anxiety. She was so understanding and helpful. She made me grow as a person. I have so much to thank her for. She had a lot of understanding for my condition as a social phobic. AND why wouldn't I have understanding for her personality as well? She is a lesbian, but that's a part of her person, just like my social anxiety or red hair or fair skin is a part of my person. Love between two consenting adults is always okay. It's love!

This brave, young man Anton Hysén makes me proud to be Swedish! Heja Anton, friskt humör!

Anonymous said...

There's nawt so queer as folk.

Anonymous said...

"Oh and a verry high % of homosexuals are child molesters, big surpise."

That's completely false no matter what your stand on the issue is. The highest percentage of child molesters are straight males.

Anonymous said...

Live and let live. We're here... we're queer... get used to it... my partner (in wedded bliss) just co-celebrated our anniversary with my parents. It was their 56th anniversary the day after ours. I learned to be tolerant, patient and loving from them. They love me, and that is all that matters. Peace.

Loving Life in Canada

Anonymous said...

Regarding the dietary laws of the OT: read Acts 11