Pastor Shane Idleman on the Dangers of LGBT Pride Endued With Power

I so appreciate the heart of those on both sides of this debate. My hope is that readers will read the entire article before drawing conclusions. Those who strongly believe in the Bible and God’s will regarding sexual behavior also strongly believe in unconditional love and forgiveness. To say that authentic Christians hate homosexuals demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of the Christian faith. The ability to relate to people on their level, show genuine concern, and love them regardless of their lifestyle is a mark of true Christianity.

I know that many are truly sincere in their efforts, but the Bible is crystal clear on sexual sin, including homosexuality. Unfortunately, those with opposing views are often categorized as irrational, judgmental, bigoted, intolerant, and “anti-choicers.” Why are those pushing tolerance intolerable of opposing views? The reason is that this is not about tolerance or hate-speech but about pushing an agenda. In 2015 Joe Biden wrote: “Bakers, photographers, florists, and Christian retreat centers will participate in our same-sex weddings or be bankrupted.” In short, comply or pay the price, especially if the Equality Act becomes law.

The thought seems to be, If we can stop the voice of truth, silence the churches, and push our lifestyle on the culture, it will confirm that what we’re doing is right. But one can never silence the voice of conviction; we take it to our grave. No matter how many laws are passed in favor of homosexuality or how many corporations, communities, and counties embrace this agenda, it will not (it cannot) change God’s mind. This is why we must speak the truth in love. Opinions change, but truth does not. I had the privilege of discussing this topic with Lauren Green on Fox News; listen to the full audio here.

I recently heard that the cover of an insurance plan for county supervisors has two homosexual men holding hands walking down a path and that law enforcement is being asked to wear the rainbow flag on their uniforms during gay pride month. Not only have we crossed the line of morality, but this power play also forces those with opposing beliefs to either conform or be quiet. Again, they promote tolerance, but they have no tolerance for those with opposing views, pushing their agenda on everyone from kindergartners to those who protect and serve.

Think about this: pride is the downfall of nations, yet we flaunt it in the face of anyone who disagrees. Sexual sin is glamorized, and the rainbow is used as a logo. Have we forgotten that the rainbow is actually a reminder of God’s judgment against rebellious people? Let’s make sure we properly understand what we are promoting and supporting. Using the word pride with the rainbow is shaking our tiny fists at God, taunting Him while abusing His grace. This is a very clear picture of aggression and hostility.

LGBT pride apparently has power because everyone from corporate America to county officials feel the need to bow their knee to political correctness rather than biblical truth. We are now picking up the pieces of a broken nation, and it’s reflected in our laws, our personal lives, and in our children. America’s moral heartbeat has ceased because we have crossed the line. It’s one thing to express your views personally, but why are fire departments and police stations caving into political correctness in Los Angeles? Because a few loud voices are demanding tolerance? Why are major hospitals and corporations pushing (yes, pushing) this agenda on their employees, encouraging them to attend and celebrate gay pride?

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Source: Christian Headlines