The name Jason
Collins has been in the news this week because he announced to the world that
he is a homosexual.I’m not sure why he
thought anyone cared or needed to know that he chooses to live a perverse
lifestyle but he made the announcement none the less.I was shocked while listening to the liberal
media discuss his “announcement” that one of them called him a “hero!”A hero?I looked up hero in the dictionary and I find the meaning to be, “a man
of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble
qualities.”What brave deed has this man
done?What noble qualities has he
brought to bear?NONE!Mr. Collins is not a hero but a sinner.
The movement to legitimize homosexual behavior has enjoyed unparalleled success
through the years making inroads into virtually every aspect of our
culture. We have only begun to see the devastating results. With
the support of the mainstream media, government, academia, the public school
bureaucracy and many others, the relatively small, but well-funded homosexual
community has exerted an influence in our nation that is grossly
disproportionate to its numbers.
Let me repeat that the influence the homosexual community has been able to
exert is disproportionate to their percentage of the population in the United
States. The 2000 census sheds even more light on the subject. The overall
statistics from the 2000 Census Bureau revealed:
>The total population of the U.S. is 285,230,516.
>The total number of households in the U.S. is 106,741,426.
>The total number of unmarried same-sex households is 601,209.
Thus, out of a population of 106,741,426 households, homosexuals represent
0.42% of those households. That is less than one half of one percent! In
Hollywood terms, if we were to start a new television sitcom, and wanted to
accurately portray homosexual ratios in society, we would need 199
heterosexual actors before we finally introduced one homosexual actor.
It is not overstating the case to suggest that the homosexual movement poses
one of the greatest threats facing our nation, our children, and our way of
life. Historians have long noted that no nation survives the removal of
sexual constraint, which results in the sanctioning of homosexuality.
The promotion of homosexuality is, of necessity, at the same time a movement
against Christianity. There are “homosexual churches”, the largest being
the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas with over 2,000 members. Cathedral of
Hope’s senior “pastor” Michael Piazza in his book Holy Homosexuals says, “Yes
you can be gay or lesbian and Christian. You can be a happy,
healthy, and holy person God created you to be.”
That raises an obvious question: How do people who profess to believe the Bible
justify their support for a practice, which the Bible unequivocally
condemns? Embracing homosexuality requires radically redefining God and
his Word. A promotion of Piazza’s book says the author “challenges us to
look at God from a different perspective.”
They urge us to “read the Bible again with new eyes and listen to the Holy
Spirit with new ears.” But my friends, only by reinventing God himself
and redefining his love as acceptance of all behaviors (which essentially
replaces the true God of scripture with the false “god” of pagan hedonism) can
homosexuality be “harmonized with God.
God established the first family in Genesis 2 when he created a mate for
Adam, a woman, and commanded them to multiply. No man has ever improved
on this arrangement. We see in Genesis that God created heterosexual
marriage as the foundation of the family (this is affirmed in the New Testament
by Jesus and Paul). God places the sexual relationship within the bounds
of heterosexual marriage.
Sociologists, psychiatrists and marriage counselors all affirm the value of
good homes and families to society. The home is the foundation of
society. The quality and stability of family life directly affect the
religious, moral, educational and governmental facets of our nation. As
the home goes, so goes a nation. We as Christians should understand that
it is not homes, but Christian homes and Christian families that exalt a nation
When a home is not a Christian home, husbands and wives are left vulnerable to
temptations, deterioration and corruption. Children can also be defrauded
of earth’s greatest heritage.
There are several arguments homosexual defenders will throw out to you which
seek to justify this very blatant sin. We will answer these argument
based on the Bible. I will provide you hyper links to more robust
articles highlighted in blue for your further study. Can
homosexuality be explained by genetics? Is this behavior
influenced by nature or by nurture? Are they inborn or learned? Some
individuals believed that the answer would be found hiding amidst the
chromosomes analyzed in the Human Genome Project.
On April 14, 2003, the International Human Genome Consortium announced the
successful completion of the Human Genome Project—two years ahead of schedule.
The press report read: “The human genome is complete and the Human Genome
Project is over”
The one piece of information that never materialized from the Human Genome
Project was the identification of the so-called “gay gene.”
The human X and Y chromosomes (the two “sex” chromosomes) have been completely
sequenced. Thanks to work carried out by labs all across the globe, we know
that the X chromosome contains 153 million base pairs, and harbors a total of
1168 genes (see NCBI, 2004). The National Center for Biotechnology Information
reports that the Y chromosome—which is much smaller—contains “only” 50 million
base pairs, and is estimated to contain a mere 251 genes.
As the data began to pour in, they allowed scientists to construct gene
maps—using actual sequences from the Human Genome Project. And yet, neither
the map for the X nor the Y chromosome contains any “gay gene.”
In an effort to affect public policy and gain acceptance, the assertion often
is made that homosexuals deserve equal rights just as other minority groups—and
should not be punished for, or forbidden from, expressing their homosexuality,
specifically in the area of marriage. They say the fight for the acceptance of
homosexuality is compared to “civil rights” movements of racial minorities.
The question of what marriage is will not be decided by the state courts, the
federal courts, or the Supreme Court. The question of what marriage is
has already been decided by God. The institution of marriage involves a
covenant between a man, a woman, and God. Man and woman, by mutual consent,
enter the arrangement. But the procedure, in order to be valid, must be
consistent with divine law.
Homosexuals will argue like this: “Just as a person cannot help being black,
female, or Asian, I cannot help being homosexual. I was born this way, and as
such I should be treated equally.” Skin color and other genetic traits
can be traced through inheritance patterns and simple Mendelian genetics.
Homosexuals are identified not by a trait or a gene, but rather by
their actions. Without the action, they would be
indistinguishable from all other people. It is only when they alter their
behavior that they become a group that is recognized as being different and in
God's eyes a perverted people!
William Lee Wilbanks, a professor of criminal justice, has written about what
he calls the “New Obscenity”: “It’s not a four-letter word, but an oft-repeated
statement that strikes at the very core of our humanity. The four words are: ‘I
can’t help myself’...By ignoring the idea that people face temptations that can
— and should — be resisted, it denies the very quality that separates us from
Unlike the animals, human beings are subjects that act, and not merely objects
that are acted upon by biological and social forces. Our glands do not
govern us! We are incorrectly defining many “bodily necessities” as
biologically inevitable when they are actually contingent on our wills.
The American Psychiatric Association has voted to remove homosexuality from its
list of mental illnesses. After a decade-long study, sex
researchers have concluded that homosexuality is neither a physical
or emotional illness, nor is it a genetic disorder; rather, it is a learned
behavior. Dr. Jerry Bergman states: “It is not understood exactly
what learning produces a gay sexual orientation, but because this behavior is
learned, it is most likely learned from other homosexuals.”
For those who accept the Bible as the authoritative, inspired Word of God, the
controversy over the morality of homosexuality is easily settled.
Rom. 6:12 - Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that
you should obey it in its lusts.
Homosexuality is wrong (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). The Bible describes
it as strange fornication (Jude 7). It is extreme rebellion
against God’s design of humanity as male and female (Romans 1:26-27).
Both the Old and the New Testaments are very straightforward in their
condemnation of male and female homosexuality. It cannot be overlooked and it
is time that we are disturbed by the kind of rebellion that brought down fire
The Scriptures unequivocally condemn homosexual behavior. From the
creation account we learn that God’s plan for sexual fulfillment is for one man
and one woman to be joined together as one flesh in marriage; ANY other
sexual activity is fornication, a sin which the brings the judgment of God.
Genesis 2:18-25 - And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man
should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. And out of the
ground Jehovah God formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the
heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them: and
whatsoever the man called every living creature, that was the name
thereof. And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the
heavens, and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a
help meet for him. And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon
the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh
instead thereof: and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he
a woman, and brought her unto the man. And the man said, This is now bone
of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was
taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah serves as a frightening warning to any
people who would become so permissive with regard to sexual immorality that it
would sanction the depravity of homosexuality.
Genesis 19:1-28 shares with us that two angels come to Sodom and stay at
Lot’s house. Picking up in Verse 4: Now before they lay down, the men of the
city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter,
surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, "Where
are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them
carnally." So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the
door behind him, and said, "Please, my brethren, do not do so
wickedly! "See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man;
please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only
do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the
shadow of my roof." And they said, "Stand back!" Then they
said, "This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now
we will deal worse with you than with them." So they pressed hard against
the man Lot, and came near to break down the door. But the men reached
out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the
door. And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with
blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the
door. Then the men said to Lot, "Have you anyone else here?
Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city-take
them out of this place! "For we will destroy this place, because the
outcry against them has grown great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD
has sent us to destroy it."
Later, the Mosaic law would describe homosexuality as an abomination which was
like other forms of sexual immorality, punishable by death
Lev. 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it
Lev. 20:13 - And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both
of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their
blood shall be upon them.
Some dismiss the Old Testament texts as irrelevant to our time, but the New
Testament is equally unambiguous.
Paul, in Romans 1 beginning in verse 24 talks specifically about this
perversity Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts
of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who
changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature
more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 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 due. 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,
strife, 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
Paul portrays the depravity of the Gentiles to be result of their abandonment
of the knowledge of God they “exchanged the truth of God for a lie” (V 25) and
refused to have God in their knowledge (v 28). The increasing acceptance
of homosexuality in our own culture is a symptom of the deeper problem of the
movement away from a theistic to a secular worldview. It is an alarming
indication of the degree to which Americans have forsaken the objective
standard of morality – grounded in the nature of God and revealed in his Word.
I Cor. 6:9-10 - Or 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 men, nor thieves,
nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the
kingdom of God.
Denying accountability for our actions is nearly our national pastime: The
smoker claims he “can’t” quit, the gambler claims he is “addicted,” the
adulterer claims he was “driven” to it, the homosexual claims he was “born”
that way, the murderer claims he was temporarily “insane.”
The need for repentance is often obscured by the notion that we can’t change
without therapeutic “help.” Satan would like us to believe we are helpless, but
that is a lie
James 4:7 - Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will
flee from you.
We do not have to be the passive victims of sin. Our behavior ought to be
the result of our decisions, not our conditions. We never have to sin!
1 Cor. 10:13 - No temptation has overtaken you except such as is
common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond
what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape,
that you may be able to bear it.
James 1:12-15 - Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when
he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has
promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted,
"I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He
Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by
his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives
birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death
People look in all sorts of places when they struggle with sin in their life,
but what we really need is the Great Physician who says to us, “Do not let
sin reign in your mortal body” (Rom. 6:12).