Let's consider for a moment the homosexual political agenda. It's a radical one that most people are not really aware of. If enacted, it would serve to undermine the Biblical concept of the family.
The first goal, of course, is to repeal all state laws against sodomy. Until 1961 every state in the Union had a law against sodomy. Since that time, state after state has repealed its anti-sodomy law due to pressure and threats from homosexual activists and organizations like the ACLU despite the fact that the Supreme Court has consistently upheld the constitutional right of states to pass such laws.
Another goal high on the political agenda is to get special laws enacted that would prohibit any kind of discrimination against homosexuals. The proposed laws are broad in scope. Some would prohibit a person from refusing to rent a room in his home to a homosexual. Others would go so far as to penalize a church for refusing to hire a homosexual, and organizations like the Boy Scouts would be required to recruit homosexual leaders. The most ominous laws are those that would classify verbal attacks on the homosexual lifestyle as "hate crimes." The latter laws could be applied to media ministers as well as preachers in the pulpit.
Pressure is mounting from homosexual activists groups and their allies (the ACLU, the NEA, and NOW) for the legalization of homosexual marriages in every state. Certain other demands go hand in hand with this one. One is that homosexual couples be given the same tax breaks as traditional families. Another is that such couples be given equal consideration in the adoption of children. And, of course, there are demands that the homosexual "family" be presented in the public schools as an alternative lifestyle.
The "Gay" Lifestyle
Let's take a closer look at the perverted lifestyle of homosexuals. I warn you ahead of time that the following information is graphic and disturbing.
Promiscuity is the norm. In a 1978 study, 43% of homosexuals admitted to having sex with more than 500 partners, and 28% to having sex with more than 1,000! They also revealed that most of their sexual partners were anonymous persons with whom they had sex only once. A 1981 study found that only 2% of homosexuals are "near monogamous" meaning that they had 10 or fewer sexual partners in a lifetime.
The sexual practices of homosexuals are even more appalling. The Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality reports:
- Two-thirds of homosexuals regularly lick and/or insert their tongue into the anus of their partners.
- More than one-third participate in "fisting" that is, the insertion of the hand into the rectum of a lover.
- Thirty per cent participate in "golden showers." This is where one person urinates on the other, sometimes into the mouth of his lover.
- Thirty-seven per cent admitted participating in some form of sado-masochism (torture for sexual pleasure).
- Ninety per cent admitted to some form of illegal drug use.
- Seventeen per cent said they had either eaten or rubbed themselves with the feces of a partner!
Gay? The old derisive term, "Queer," seems more appropriate.
The Deadly Pay-Off
Satan has attempted to disguise the sinfulness of homosexuality by having it dubbed "the gay lifestyle." But God will not be mocked. The Bible teaches that we reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7).
The Apostle Paul says that homosexuals suffer the consequence of their sin by "receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error" (Romans 1:27). The truth of that statement has always been evidenced in the psychological suffering of homosexuals.
But the statement has taken on new significance in recent years with the sudden outbreak of specifically homosexual diseases like AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), originally known as "the Gay Plague."
The result of their filthy sexual practices and their gross promiscuity is that the homosexual community is plagued with disease. Two-thirds of all AIDS cases result from homosexual activity, and homosexuals account for one-half of all syphilis cases even though they constitute only 1% of the population.
It is no wonder that the average age of homosexuals dying with AIDS is 39. The average age of homosexuals dying of all other causes is 41. And only 1% of homosexuals live to the age of 65! That compares to 73% of heterosexual males who live to age 65 or over.
Homosexuality is not an alternative "lifestyle." It is an alternative "deathstyle"!
In the last part of this series on homosexuality as an end times sign, we'll explore if there's any hope for the homosexual and what should be the Christian's response.