We’ll be staying right in the present with this issue. Things are moving quickly and many new developments indicate that we are entering a tipping point in the history of our world. 2015 is unfolding very interestingly indeed!
THE LESSON OF INDIANA
How is it that those that hold to the Patriot / Christian position on issues always seem to operate from a platform riddled with such naivete? How is it that we always seem to be surprised at the course of events; always taken aback at the notion that we are the sworn enemies of the self-appointed cultural elite? You see, at its essence, the lesson of Indiana is a simple one. The Left has an agenda that it is determined to execute at all costs. And in this case, the First Amendment will be the first casualty. The destruction of the Constitution will be but collateral damage. The prize is the psyche – even the very soul – of the American people. Do not make the mistake of thinking that any of this was an accident. It’s all part of a well-executed plan aimed at destroying the old, traditional value system and imposing a new one, built according to the specifications of the radical Left and its fellow travelers in the media. This plan has been in place and operating now for decades. And it’s working.
We must start by understanding that there are forces in place that have for some time now, dedicated themselves to changing American / Western culture. With regard to this area, today’s cultural norms are largely the product of an artificial manipulation by the Gay Lobby and their allies in the mainstream media. If we look at this from a ‘Last Days’ perspective, it is totally in line with what we may prophetically expect. In Luke 17:26 & 28, Jesus warns that the days just preceding His return will be like “the days of Noah” and “the days of Lot”. Genesis tells us that these were times of rampant paganism, sexual perversion and sin. We know from prophecy that during the Tribulation, a pagan / occult World Government will be set up under the auspices of the Antichrist, replete with the antichristian pagan / occult values that one would expect. But God I believe was being even more specific. The Babylonian Talmud is a book wherein the ancient Jewish rabbis interpreted the Scripture, – fleshed it out, if you will. According to the Talmud; – which to Jews is an authoritative source, – the Days of Noah were the only time in history, – other than our own, – when men were given to men in marriage. It was the only other time in history when ‘gay marriage’ was sanctioned by the culture. And this is the time we live in today, – as in “the days of Noah”![i]
We can trace the origin of this new way of thinking back to the 50’s & 60’s; and specifically to Dr Kinsey and the Sexual Revolution. It is no accident that the cultural and moral landscape of the West has changed so much in the last half-century. It was both predicted and planned. According to Dr. Charles Socarides, a professor of psychiatry and therapist treating homosexuals who want to change, “The revolution did not just happen. It has been orchestrated by a small band of very bright men and women – most of them gays and lesbians – in a cultural campaign.”[ii] One Gay publication promoted a plan “to make the whole world gay.” Back in 1982, Dennis Altman, in his book The Homosexualization of America, citing the “swinging singles” phenomenon, celebrated the fact that straight Americans were thinking and acting like gays, with their large “numbers of short-lived sexual adventures.” So the Gay Lobby was born, and in the words of Socarides, they set out to “normalize the abnormal.” The first step in their purposeful reinvention was to target the American Psychological Association to get them to change the description of homosexuality from a disorder to a neutral term condition. This they accomplished in 1973, when homosexuality was removed from the APA’s list of mental disorders. The Gay community was moving toward equality. In the words of David Kupelian, author of The Marketing of Evil, just as they were making progress convincing “the mainstream that homosexuals represented a normal, healthy, alternative lifestyle, along” came AIDS. But even that name AIDS came about as the result of a surrender to political pressure to a newly minted Gay Lobby. The original name of what we know as AIDS was GRID (Gay Related Immune Deficiency Disease). It was seen as a moral handicap by the ‘gay rights lobby’. So GRID gave way to the more generic AIDS.[iii] Kupelian points out that with the media forced to focus on “the sometimes bizarre sexual acts” engaged in with “often astronomically high numbers of sexual partners,” the new disease became a public relations disaster for the Gay movement. Then in 1988, Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, came to the rescue with a public relations plan to turn the tide. Growing out of ideas formed at a conference of leading activists, the two wrote a book entitled, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s. It was a plan of action, a call to arms.
First, they worked under the premise that they could use AIDS to “maximize the sympathy and minimize the fear” of the mainstream culture. The book was aimed at selling “gay rights” to straight America”[iv] They came up with a three point plan, rooted as much in the brainwashing techniques of Communist China as in the manipulations of Madison Avenue. The processes they would use they described as: 1) Desensitization, 2) Jamming, 3) Conversion. Desensitization was a process to use the media to flood the market with inoffensive gay advertisements until “the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome.” Kirk and Madsen were out to convince the public that they were like everyone else; in their words, – to “lull straights into an attitude of indifference.”[v] Jamming has been described as “psychological terrorism” used to suppress dissent. Finally there came Conversion; the stage we’ve now entered. Over time, the Gay Lobby succeeded in turning the mainstream media, (dominated by 60’s protester types), into being willing accomplices and allies in promoting their agenda. “We mean a conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind and will,” they wrote.[vi] “It makes no difference that the ads are lies,” so long as they were being used “to ethically good effect.” Their standard operating procedure includes the use of shame and accusations of bigotry against anyone that opposed their agenda. The word “homophobe” became part of the lexicon. Theirs was a “planned psychological attack in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media.” In the course of their attacks they’ve managed to enlist the Mainstream Media, Hollywood and Academia to their cause. This is how they have achieved conversion.[vii] . In the course of time, America’s spineless political leadership was sure to follow. And they did!
Thus we saw in Indiana, that within hours of the passage of The Religious Freedom Restoration Act the Gay Lobby, abetted by their friends in the media had launched their attack against the traditional values of the people of this Midwestern American state. A Pizzeria was forced out of business with protests and dozens of death threats. (This pizzeria had refused no service – but instead an employee had merely answered a speculative question.) Boycotts of Indiana businesses were organized. Caving to the pressure, the Indianapolis Star, the State’s leading newspaper ran a front page editorial containing just three words: “FIX THIS NOW.” It went on to call for the enactment of legislation that would negate the freedom of conscience legislation that had just been passed and instead put in place a new law that would “prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, education and public accommodations on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” essentially destroying the RFRA.[viii] At its essence this is all a replay – on a grander scale of what we’ve seen before. In the past we’ve seen bakers fined and photographers put out of business for following the dictates of their religiously informed consciences. This is an issue that affects not only Christians but also religiously-observant Muslims and Jews. But the real issue is: What will the future bring?
First: We are likely to see attempts to assert more government control. We saw this already in Houston not many months ago. Headed-up by a lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, that city passed a law that would allow men and women to use the public restrooms of the opposite sex – if for instance a man ‘identified’ as a woman. When the citizens of that city filed a legally valid petition to put the law up to public vote, Parker dismissed it out of hand. In the ensuing maneuvering, the mayor demanded that Houston’s pastors turn over sermons, emails – and in fact “all communications with members” of their congregations on issues of homosexuality and gender identity. Look for more attempts by governments to control messages from the pulpit.[ix]
Second: Look for more attacks on the tax-free status of churches. The Chairman of a radical group called Wyoming Equality recently wrote: “Churches that lobby to have freedoms and rights taken away from ANYONE should absolutely have their 501(c)(3) status revoked.” If they can take away the Church’s tax exemption, they can put more congregations out of business.
Third: As one writer predicts: “We can now expect a renewed push by the gay army on Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).” That legislation had previously failed to pass the Republican Congress. But remember, the Indiana Legislature was solidly Republican, and they caved at the first hint of pressure. The first draft of ENDA contained a “religious exemption” that groups like Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Transgender Law Center want pulled from the proposed law. Their aim, of course, is to destroy the influence of churches and faith-based organizations that hold to the biblical definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Fourth: In the future we can expect lawsuits and eventually criminal charges to be filed against pastors / churches refusing to perform same-sex marriages.[x] Insanity is not just on the doorstep. It is already here.
[i] Janet Folger, How same-sex marriage points to end of the world, World Net Daily, May 20, 2008
[ii] Charles Socarides, How America Went Gay, America, November 18, 1995
[iii] David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil, 2005, (Material taken from Chapter 1, How Gay Rights is Being Sold to America)
[iv] David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil, 2005
[v] As quoted in Charles Socarides, How America Went Gay, America, November 18, 1995
[vi] Quoted from David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil, 2005
[vii] Charles Socarides, How America Went Gay, America, November 18, 1995
[viii] ‘FIX THIS NOW’ says Indy Star, Washington Post, March 31, 2015
[ix] Jonathan Cahn, A Wake Up from Houston, Sapphires, March 1, 2015
[x] Israel and Indiana, The End of America, Freedom Fighter Reports, April 5, 2015