Thinking about the LGBT Pride Month Celebrated at the White House

I learned today that the White House hosted a celebration of the LGBT Pride Month.  Needless to say, I was truly shocked.  If you don’t know what LGBT stands for, it is an acronym used for a community of people that are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender.  You can watch an 18 minute video with President Obama’s remarks or you can read the transcript at:

       www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Celebrating-LGBT-Pride-Month/

When you read the Old Testament, over and over again God is trying to teach people that He is the one true and all sovereign God and that He wants their trust and hearts. And over and over again, people choose their own Gods, despite all He has done for them.  I can’t even tell you how many communities of people were destroyed due to their lack of faith, their wicked hearts and their refusal to turn their ways to God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10    Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived:  neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

We are clearly all sinners and guilty of at least one of these things and most likely, several.  But it is another thing when well-educated people in our White House, the people who are leading our country, are “celebrating” something that is considered an abomination to God.  Governor Sanford’s recent case with adultery is just as sad, but I am happy to hear that he feels remorse to God and to his wife.  This has not been cause for celebration but just the opposite.  It is scary to know that the leaders of our country, who are well known, respected and loved, have a large influence on people when they themselves are deceived.  Are the blind now leading the blind? 

2 Timothy 4:1-5    I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:  preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.  For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.  As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Leviticus 18:22    You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 18:26    But you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you.

Leviticus 18:27    (for the people of the land, who were before you, did all of these abominations, so that the land became unclean),

Leviticus 18:29    For everyone who does any of these abominations, the persons who do them shall be cut off from among their people.

How God must be grieving right now, not for sins of sexual immorality alone, but being a jealous God, He wants our hearts made pure and full of His truths.

Be reminded, that God said through the prophet Isaiah, “Woe to those who call evil — good and good — evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.  Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.”

I also like what Max Lucado says in his book, It’s Not About Me:

“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you?” (1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT).  Paul wrote these words to counter the Corinthian sex obsession. “Run away from sexual sin!” reads the prior sentence. “No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.” (v.18 NLT).

You know the sexual anthem of our day: “I’ll do what I want. It’s my body.” God’s firm response? “No, it’s not. It’s mine.”

Sex is to be regarded as a holy gift to be opened in a special place at special times. The special place is marriage, and the time is with your spouse.

Casual sex, intimacy outside of marriage, pulls the Corinthian ploy.  It pretends we can give the body and not affect the soul.  We can’t.  We humans are so intricately psychosomatic that whatever touches the soma impacts the psyche as well.  The me-centered phrase “as long as no one gets hurt,” sounds noble, but the truth is, we don’t know who gets hurt.  God-centered thinking rescues us from the sex we thought would make us happy.  You may think your dalliances are harmless, and years may pass before the x-rays reveal the internal damage, but don’t be fooled.  Casual sex is a diet of chocolate—it tastes good for a while, but the imbalance can ruin you.  Sex apart from God’s plan wounds the soul.

Your body, God’s temple. Respect it.

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Published in: on July 1, 2009 at 12:52 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Love it….Thanks Jac!


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