No Time For Effeminate Men
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
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Oh, the wrath of God is upon us for real now, Prophet Malcolm thought as he listened to the president’s speech on television.
“Sadie! Come listen to this,” he called out to his wife. “Quick before you miss it.”
Sadie Malcolm came hurrying into her husband’s home office drying her hands on a kitchen towel. They had just finished their evening meal. She was cleaning up the kitchen and her husband was relaxing in his office as he watched the news.
“Have a seat and listen,” he said without taking his eyes off the television.
“That’s it for America now,” he said during the commercial break. “Didn’t I tell you he was going to do this? Our president just sanctioned homosexual marriage. It is now ‘official’. This great country of ours—the leader of the world—is going to become the laughing stock of other countries. Get ready to pack our suitcases because I don’t want to be hanging around when God’s wrath begins to fall down upon us. Book us the first available flight to get us out of here.”
Sadie laughed. That was all the news they needed to hear to get her husband all fired up.
“Look at him standing all proud as though he just made a monumental announcement. Oh, Mr. President, you lack wisdom. My Lord, please have mercy upon this nation,” Prophet Malcolm said. He turned his attention back to the news as the reporter came on. “There you have it. I’m going to call Bishop Akron. Dial his number for me, please.”
Sadie handed the phone to her husband after Bishop Akron came on the line then returned to the kitchen to finish cleaning.
“Bishop, Bishop, Bishop, he done did it now. Your president has done the abominable,” Prophet Malcolm said in greeting his friend.
“My president? What has he done now?” Bishop Akron said.
“You must not have listened to the evening news yet.”
“No. I haven’t too long gotten in. I just finished eating with the family. What’s going on?” Bishop Akron said.
“Go ahead and turn to any one of the news channels. I’m sure they are all airing it. Anyway, our president has now sanctioned homosexual marriage. I guess he never heard what God did to Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sin of homosexuality,” Prophet Malcolm said. He waited for Bishop Akron to finish listening to the news report.
“I’m back, Prophet Malcolm. It’s official now.”
“As wicked as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were, they didn’t even go this far. I told my wife to book us the first flight out of here because I don’t want to be around when God begins to pour out His wrath upon this nation. I predict some major disasters are going to begin taking place,” Prophet Malcolm said. “You mark my words.”
“One thing that’s been a recurring thought about these homosexuals is, are they born that way? I mean, if it was happening way back in the days of Abraham and Lot it’s a theory worth looking into, don’t you think?” Bishop Akron said. “It might be a genetic dysfunction in some people as some in the medical profession are surmising.”
“Hog-wash. My answer to that is, if it’s a genetic dysfunction, then they would have no control over it and God would not have destroyed an entire city, that is, Sodom and Gomorrah, over something they have no control over. No, brother. Don’t believe that so-called theory for one second. It is a choice. These men have made the decision to go against nature, to go against God Almighty. Think about it. Without even the Bible telling us that homosexuality and lesbianism are wrong, our innate nature tells us both so-called lifestyles are wrong. Wouldn’t you agree?”
“True. True,” Bishop Akron said.
“Now, wouldn’t you rather marry your beautiful wife and have fun during your intimate moments and produce beautiful children, or would you rather marry one rough-looking, bearded man who has no lips, tips, or hips, and who can’t even bear children? You wouldn’t even know where to put your you-know-what.”
Bishop Akron burst out laughing. “Give me my wife any day. Yes, sir. Give me my wife any day ’cause with her I know what to do, the parts fit.”
“Just keeping it real. Just keeping it real. I would not want to cuddle up to someone just as rough, tough, and muscled as myself. I’d rather cuddle up to someone who feels nice and soft to the touch and who smells nicer than me and whose voice is not as rough as mine,” Prophet Malcolm said.
“You ought to stop,” Bishop Akron said, trying to control his laughter.
“I’m serious. Wouldn’t you say the same?”
“I say Amen and Amen to that,” Bishop Akron said.
“To finish answering your question though, the answer lies in Romans chapter one. Give me a minute to find it.” Prophet Malcolm flipped through the pages of his Bible. “It says, ‘For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.’ That’s the lesbians. But for the homos, it says, ‘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 their recompense of their error which was meet.’ Need I say more? Just that one verse kills every man-made excuse to justify that sin.”
“Paul goes on to tell us that this sin is so evil that God gave them over to a reprobate mind to do those things that are not convenient. Why? Because they do not want to keep God in their minds,” Prophet Malcolm said.
“Now, who in their right mind would not want to keep a loving God in their thoughts?”
“The homosexuals,” Prophet Malcolm said matter-of-factly.
Bishop Akron chuckled. “Surely not just them.”
“No. Not just them. Anyone who wants to sin or who is sinning does not want to keep God on his or her mind. Think about it. Before you got saved and were doing your evil were you thinking about God? I know I wasn’t. And even after I got saved and an evil thought crossed my mind or I actually committed some sin, I was not thinking about God.”
“No, sir. I don’t think about God when I am engaged in sin. It is not until after I have sinned and the Holy Spirit starts to convict me that I think about God,” Bishop Akron said. “But thank God for His mercy.”
“Oh, thank God for His grace,” Prophet Malcolm said.
“I know sin is the underlying reason for people choosing the homosexual lifestyle, but it seems to me there is a psychological motive behind it,” Bishop Akron asked.
“It’s the pleasure of it all. Solomon says, and I can’t quote it, but Solomon says, bread eaten in secret is sweet and stolen waters are sweet. In other words, sin feels good while you’re doing it, and it could be because while we are sinning we don’t think about the consequences.”
“Tell me about it. I sure did not think about the consequences of my wrong doings when I was engaged in them. All I thought about was the thrill of it all,” Bishop Akron said with a chuckle.
“Oh, but the aftermath of it all,” Prophet Malcolm said. “People go into a deviant lifestyle because of its wickedness. What they don’t realize is that sin metastasizes. In other words, sin breeds sin breeds sin. These homosexuals don’t want to keep their sin among themselves. They work hard to recruit others into it. And they tend to target those who are sympathetic towards them. And that is a serious mistake some pastors are making: being sympathetic towards these homosexuals.”
Oh, oh! thought Bishop Akron clearing his throat as Prophet Malcolm continued.