Efforts to suppress the truth about homosexuality will fail
Suppression of the truth is a serious matter. In Romans 1, encased in the array of degrading attributes of spiritual and sexual perversion we find this:
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness” vs 18
As a former homosexual, its always very interesting for me to see the homosexual community go up in a fit of rage whenever someone manages to break through the carefully erected media barriers and tell the unfiltered truth about homosexuality.
Actor Kirk Cameron did that recently and the predictable “outrage” was fairly predictable. The homosexual community and their media cohorts have become experts at a social neurosis I would call frenzy ad infinitum, a perpetual state of an unjustified and toxic mix of furor, hatred and angst. The source is their deep seated fear of the truth (which they have branded “homophobia”). This truth, we should note, is the one Jesus said makes people free.
The “outrage” would be in a sense justified, even expected, if the person was lying. But this is rage, not because of a brazen lie being told, but because attempts by the homosexual media police to suppress the truth is failing. And they know it.
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? (Psalms 2:1) Its an age old question that still rings true today.
Here’s why its going to continue to happen and why the homosexual media watchdog org GLAAD, the Southern Poverty Law Center and others like them will be unsuccessful.
God is truth and truth is God
First, the protection and dissemination of the truth is the domain of God himself. God is the truth and he watches over it until it has brought forth its fruit. If homosexuals could destroy God, trust me they would. But, they take aim at the messengers he sends in hope that by killing the messenger, the truth will die with him. Throughout history men and companies of men through intimidation, threats and death have tried to suppress and kill the truth, but they have all failed. Homosexual activists and the antichrist spirit empowering them for now will also fail.
Remember when the religious leaders tried to suppress the truth about Jesus while the church was still in its infancy?
The first time in Acts 4, The government was “greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.” It was an inconvenient truth they sought to suppress. When that didn’t work and the apostles continued spreading the message of freedom in Christ, they ratcheted up their opposition.
“We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.” (Acts 5:28)
After Peter’s bold rebuttal, they were outraged and wanted to immediately kill them. In their minds, that would shut them up once and for all. But the pharisees were persuaded not to do it, lest it cause even more of Jesus’ followers to rise up.
They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. vss 40-42
Likewise the homosexual community with its media and celebrity power wants to shut down all truth about homosexuality. Its newest concubine, the former civil rights group Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been assigned the task of branding certain individuals and groups on a “hate list” which means that the false branding can be certified, officialized and used as a tool to shut down opposition. The SPLC is being positioned as a parasocial arm by homosexuals and their government allies to operate in the way Hitler used the paramilitary SA “brown shirts” to be his hands-off arm to intimidate, threaten and brand pre-war Jewry as enemies of the establishment.
In January, after a group of 14 mainly African American pastors protested outside the SPLC headquarters in Montgomery, AL, Mark Potok, editor of the SPLC’s Intelligence Report posted the following lie:
“Our listing of anti-gay hate groups is completely unrelated to religion, Christianity or the Bible. These groups are listed because they repeatedly lie in an effort to defame LGBT people, an exercise they’ve been extraordinarily successful at. The idea that we are criticizing these groups because they represent Judeo-Christian morality is simply ludicrous.”
The only criteria for being listed as a “hate group” is for lying about homosexuality? If lying about homosexuality is the sole criteria, then the SPLC reveals its own hypocrisy and one-sided agenda by not listing homosexual groups who lie about the reality of homosexuality.
Freedom of sexual expression is spiritual bondage, but that truth is lost on the blind guides in the religious and political homosexual world just as the freedom in Christ the apostles preached was lost to the spiritually dead pharisees. In their hatred they lashed out to stop it.
God is in control of all things
What we are seeing develop is a revival of the cycles of persecution the church must endure. It starts with bullying, branding and bigotry. What’s important to understand is that if God allows it, he also controls/moderates it, therefore it will be unsuccessful at suppressing the truth. The suppressors are actually tools God uses to build, spread and strengthen his people.
Religion Facts confirmed that very thing.
In its first three centuries, the Christian church endured regular (though not constant) persecution at the hands of Roman authorities. This experience, and its resulting martyrs and apologists, would have significant historical and theological consequences for the developing faith.
Among other things, persecution sparked the cult of the saints, facilitated the rapid growth and spread of Christianity, prompted defenses and explanations of Christianity (the “apologies”), and, in its aftermath, raised fundamental questions about the nature of the church.
Eventually, when attempts to silence opposition to homosexuality through bullying, branding and bigotry fail to achieve the desired effects, homosexual activists and their allies will use the legal system to pass laws which will imprison and even execute those who tell the truth about their lifestyle. With the rise of homosexuals to power via government and media, we are on the precipice of another cycle of persecution because we will not abandon the truth. And their hatred of God and his truth will once again cause them to lash out in anger.
So when Kirk Cameron broke through and once again put the truth about homosexuality out there like he did, it was only a matter of time before the suppression elements came together to condemn it all. Im not sure it will help to try to convince the suppressors that they will not succeed. As with all the suppressors of the past, death will eventually stop their advances. For the faithful who fall, God himself will raise up others who will lay down their lives for the truth because ultimately no lie will be successful. History, scripture and God himself are witnesses to that.