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    July 6, 2015

    After Gay Marriage What Comes Next?

    The recent decision by the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage is a major indication that America has lost its way. The true moment of hopelessness occurred to me several days prior to the ruling when it dawned on me that I knew exactly how the vote would go. The proponents of same-sex marriage have spent so much time destroying the biblical foundations of our nation, it was easy to determine that the Supreme Court would bow to the will of the pop culture.

    CBS News showed its involvement in the gay agenda by showing clips from a 1967 documentary. It was called The Homosexuals, and it was an eye opener to see how drastically moral values have changed in America. Even though CBS only gave a mild endorsement of the alternative lifestyle at that time, the network could not find a single company that would allow their ads to run during the program.

    A homosexual man being interviewed in the documentary made the strange move of only allowing himself to be interviewed from behind a house plant. He had a good reason to be camera shy. Back in 1967, there was only one state in the union where it was legal to be a practicing homosexual. You would be fired from any high profile job if it was learned that you had same sex preferences. Gays were on the same level of drug dealers and prostitutes.

    Today, homosexuality is seen as normal. Corporations are now proud to sponsor gay events. All the limits on jobs have been removed. The CEO of Apple, the largest company by market capitalization, was proud to come out of the closet as a gay man. Christians and conservatives, who oppose the sin of homosexuality are now seen in the negative light.

    The moral struggle will not end with gay marriage. It will quickly become obvious how little homosexuals care about monogamous relationships. Sure, gays wanted the legitimacy that comes with marriage but they still prefer to whore around with multiple partners.

    The dirty secret about gay relationships is their brevity. A survey given to 7,862 homosexuals found that of those involved in a “current relationship,” only 15 percent describe their union as having lasted twelve years or longer, with five percent lasting more than twenty years. A series of U.S. Census Bureau studies found that about 70 percent of heterosexual marriages reach their tenth anniversary, with about half surviving to their 20th anniversary.

    I’ve always liked a quote attributed to Ruth Graham, wife of the Reverend Billy Graham:

    “If God doesn’t soon bring judgment upon America, He’ll have to go back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!”

    What makes this statement all the more true and prophetic is that no one is using it today. Mrs. Graham made that remark 48 years ago, and it’s clear that judgment has been falling on this nation. Since the Lord is slow to show wrath, the continuation of this downward spiral may be unavoidable.

    We are now at the point where all is left is for the gay lobby is for them to come after Christians. Because there is no long-term satisfaction is sin, homosexuals will always be driven to force others to approve of their lifestyle. If the left had their way, 100 percent attendance would be required at the next gay pride parade. Anyone not seen waving the rainbow flag would be sent off to re-education camp.

    Events are moving very fast. There are already some gay groups calling for the removal the tax exempt status of Christian organizations, and the boycotting of Christian leaders that oppose the new moral standard.

    Of all the factors working to destroy America, I would say the worst problem is the state of the Church. The average Christian has no fight, no principle, and no will. Because so few believers are involved in working to uphold godly principles, the enemy will be able to quickly neutralize the ones that dare stand against them. With the Tribulation hour so close, it is better to go down fighting a hopeless cause than to be part of those who did nothing while perversion swept over the land.

    “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 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 1:28).

    --Todd


    Clergymen of Climate Change

    The message has gone out to the world from the bully pulpit of the U.S. White House. Climate change is the number one enemy of every American and every citizen of the world.

    Forget the beheadings and other horrendous evils by ISIS. Never mind the genocide against Christians with murderous acts of every description taking place every day. Don't give a second thought to the building economic crisis that could collapse the global economy. Don't worry about Iran being on the brink of developing nuclear weapons and ICBMs to carry them to Israel—and to America. Just ignore Russia’s bellicose roaring and China's threatening to take over the world, financially and militarily. The most important crisis is the one championed by Barack Obama, Al Gore, and others I like to call the clergymen of climate change.

    Now, we who know the global warming rants to be a hoax, foisted upon the world in order to help enslave the planet's populations, and to gin up billions of dollars in sales for practically useless "green technologies," are called "climate change deniers." We are accused of being worse than the ISIS hordes (who aren't really Islamists, according to our climate change guru president). We are apparently more dangerous than terrorists threatening to infiltrate this nation. Those of us who protest that the climate change mantra is no different than the global warming lies—lies they can no longer use to sell their bilge because it has been scientifically debunked—must be crushed ideologically and theologically.

    The global warming claims were discredited by using specific data that couldn't be denied. So, climate change is the new snake oil the one-world pitchmen—theclergymen of climate change—are trying to sell us.

    These prophets of planetary doom, which are as full of the greenhouse gases they claim are destroying Mother Earth, now embrace a spokesman that adds supposed high, ecclesiastical gravitas to their earth-worship.

    Pope Francis, noting a march through St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City by a few hundred people in support of a United Nations climate-change conference in December, encouraged people of different religions to work together in caring for the earth, which he called humanity’s “common house.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, In the News, June 6, 2015)

    President Obama heads up the Mother Earth worship from the governmental/secular side, while the pope apparently intends to head up the religious side.

    President Obama in a speech on Wednesday cast climate change as a growing national security threat, accusing Republican skeptics of harming military readiness by denying its effects. Obama argued in his address to graduates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that rising sea levels and higher global temperatures endanger military bases and could force personnel to respond to conflicts around the world that are fueled by their effects.

    “Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country,” Obama told new Coast Guard officers at the academy’s New London, Conn., campus. “And so we need to act—and we need to act now.”

    The president touted his efforts to reduce carbon emissions through more-stringent vehicle fuel standards, new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and his pursuit of an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gases.

    Refusing to act would be a “dereliction of duty,” he said. “It will not be easy. It will require sacrifice, and the politics will be tough, but there is no other way," he said. “This will be tough, but so often is the case, our men and women in uniform will show us the way."

    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) criticized Obama for calling climate change a national security threat, saying it shows the president lacks a coherent strategy to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Syrian civil war and North Korea.

    “It’s no wonder that our military personnel's trust in their commander-in-chief is at an all-time low,” the senator said in a statement. “The president’s speech at the Coast Guard Academy stating his belief that climate change poses the greatest threat to future generations is a severe disconnect from reality.” (Jordan Fabian. Obama: Climate change deniers endangering national security. The Hill. May 20, 2015)

    We who live on this divinely designed planet, but deny the radical environmentalists' bizarre nonsense, believe we should respect the environment and do our due diligence to take care of it. However, in the view of us “climate change deniers,” both Obama and the pope, by their preposterous pontificating, champion a ludicrous, substitute system of worship, intended to replace the reverential awe the creator intended for His creation called man to give to God— alone.

    Misdirected worship has always been Satan's chief ploy. It was true of past generations of earth-dwellers. It is more than obvious that the sin-disease infects the world of earth's inhabitants today.

    I believe that the climate change lie is at the heart of the rebellion that is going to bring down God's ultimate judgment and wrath.

    Paul the Apostle told, through divine inspiration, the problem with man-made, false worship systems that have afflicted man ever since the fall in Eden.

    "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened... Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." (Rom 1:18-21, 25)

    —Terry