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TBN Youth Host now a “Gay Christian”

That’s right folks. The Trinity Broadcasting Network, America’s #1 religious show, has produced (no surprise) another whopper of a story, although not for the glory of God.

The internet is ablaze thanks to the secular homosexual community about Azariah Southworth of Nashville (google his name for the rundown), who has announced he is now a homosexual christian.

Due to the fact that I watch very little TBN programming, I had never heard of Southworth, neither his “popular” youth show REMIX which consisted of showing videos and having religious rock personalities on as guests.

Those who are now applauding his open sin probably had never heard of him for the same reason. But now he is a star, a hero because he is one of them.

Words like brave, honest, genuine, authentic, courageous are being used to describe Southworth’s actions.  He has said that he knows he will be (watch the choice of words) “I know I will be cut off from many in the Christian community”.  There’s no mention of his sin cutting him off from God.

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 This scripture lets us know that sin will indeed separate you from God. His love is steadfast, but unrepentant sin will cut off your relationship and fellowship with God. Look at the lexicon of this verse.

On his way out into the open Southworth makes an interesting claim, which is true.

“We all know there are so many other gay people in the Christian industry; they’re just all scared. I was scared, but now I’m no longer afraid.”

All of the major genres of “Christian” music and entertainment are chocked full with —not strugglers– but people who are reveling in their sin privately. They are only waiting for an opportunity like Southworth, to announce that they are now comfortable with sexual immorality and their so-called faith. They are waiting for the further desensitization of the church to sin.

No word from TBN whether the show will be cancelled. Its doubtful. TBN’s founder Paul Crouch, Sr. was at the center of a homosexual controversy himself. Paul Jr. recently divorced his wife after adulterating with new age religious profitess Pastor Melissa Scott [more info]. The network regularly features numerous false prophets and money-mongers so Southworth most likely has nothing to worry about. At least from the “Christian community”.

UPDATE: According to About.com Southworth’s show actually debuted on NRB (National Religious Broadcasters) but was later picked up by TBN’s Youth Network. Southworth also “cooked and shopped” with his guests.

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Pro-Gay Book for 2nd Graders

(CNSNews.com) – Presidential candidates are split on whether a controversial children’s book that promotes or endorses same-sex marriage should be read to second graders.

Republican hopefuls Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney don’t think the book, entitled “King and King,” should be read to children, but Democrats John Edwards, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton give it a qualified “thumbs up.”

The book is a story for young children about a prince who, instead of marrying a princess, decides to marry her brother instead. Cybercast News Service posed a question to all the major presidential candidates: “Should teachers read the book to second graders as part of the school curriculum? Would you read it – or have read it – to your own children?”

“The answer is no,” Thompson’s chief campaign spokesman told Cybercast News Service. “He’s very clear. There is no wishy-washiness.”

Romney is also opposed.

“This is a subject that should be left to parents, not public school teachers,” the former Massachusetts governor said in a statement. “We need to strengthen our families by passing a federal marriage amendment and also insisting on marriage before having children.”

But Edwards, Obama, and Clinton endorsed the book for second graders when they were asked about it in September during the Democratic debate in New Hampshire.

“Yes, absolutely,” Edwards said. “What I want … is my children to understand everything about the difficulties that gay and lesbian couples are faced with every day; the discrimination that they’re faced with every single day of their lives.”

Edwards said he “didn’t want to impose” his views on his 9-year-old and 7-year-old.

“Nobody made me God,” said the former North Carolina senator. “I want my children to be able to make that decision on behalf of themselves, and I want them to be exposed to all the information, even in – did you say second grade? Second grade might be a little tough, but even in second grade.”

Obama, a Democratic senator from Illinois, said he and his wife have already talked to their 9-year-old and 6-year-old about same-sex marriage.

“One of the things I want to communicate to my children is not to be afraid of people who are different, because there have been times in our history where I was considered different,” he told his questioner, New England Cable News reporter Allison King.

Clinton, who represents New York in the Senate, said “differences” have been used for political purposes in the last several elections, but the question of “individual children” was a matter for parental discretion.

“I think that obviously it is better to try to work with your children, to help your children understand the many differences that are in the world and to really respect other people and the choices that other people make,” she said. “And that goes far beyond sexual orientation.”

But David Parker, a Lexington, Mass., parent who has battled his school district over books like “King and King,” has harsh words for any candidate who supports books that would promote same-sex marriage to young children.

“I am very disappointed with their responses,” Parker told Cybercast News Service. “I think clearly they are out of touch with the American public on this. To be affirming and embracing and celebrating gay marriage and homosexual conduct in elementary school behind the backs of parents is clearly not a direction we want our nation to go.”

Parker was jailed in 2005 after he insisted Lexington school officials follow Massachusetts’ parental notification law and assure him they would not read such books to his then-kindergartner without prior notice. Massachusetts was the first state in the union to implement same-sex marriage.

“We went into a meeting with the administration, they said they were not going to tell us, and I basically made the statement, ‘I’m prepared to sit here all night until I get some form of accommodation for our little boy.’ Then they called the Lexington police, who put me in handcuffs, and they took me to the Lexington jail. I opted out of paying bail, so they put me in jail over night.”

Peter LaBarbera with Americans for Truth about Homosexuality said “King and King” is one of several books on same-sex marriage being used in school rooms across the country. They are being used, he said, for one purpose – to propagandize young children.

“The homosexual movement is moving to push the behavior on young children, with the idea being that they can get to them before the natural moral opposition to homosexuality is even formed,” LaBarbera said.

But David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute and a writer for the Independent Gay Forum, doesn’t see it that way – and doesn’t find anything wrong with the book or its usage.

“Should the federal government require this book? I would say no. Should the federal government ban this book, no it shouldn’t,” Boaz told Cybercast News Service.

“But if the question is, should this book be in local libraries or in school districts, then I would say sure, why not? There are some gay families, so what’s wrong with letting kids find out in a calm, non-hysterical way that there are different kinds of families in the world?”

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White House warns “gay” plan unconstitutional


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The Fallowing if from World Net Daily.-

The White House is warning that a pending piece of federal legislation to create new rights for homosexuals would push the boundaries on constitutionality, and President Bush’s advisers will recommend a veto if it does come before him.

The plan at issue is H.R. 3685, on which WND has reported.

As WND reported earlier, proposals such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would give special privileges to “gay” and “transgendered” individuals.

“If passed, the bill would grant special employment rights and protected minority status to individuals who define themselves based upon chosen sexual behaviors,” said Matt Barber, a policy analyst with Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s group.

“It would force employers to abandon their First Amendment civil rights at the workplace door,” he said.

 




 

In a statement yesterday, the CWA thanked Bush for “signaling” a likely veto on the proposal. “This dangerous bill would pit the government directly against the free exercise of religion, a situation which is unconstitutional on its face,” Barber said. “Members of Congress should join the president and exercise their sworn duty to defend the U.S. Constitution by voting ‘no’ on ENDA.” The White House “policy statement” on the issue said H.R. 3685 would extend employment-discrimination provisions to set up “a comprehensive federal prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.” “The bill raises concerns on constitutional and policy grounds, and if H.R. 3685 were presented to the president, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill,” the White House said. “H.R. 3685 is inconsistent with the right to the free exercise of religion as codified by Congress in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The Act prohibits the federal government from substantially burdening the free exercise of religion except for compelling reasons, and then only in the least restrictive manner possible.

“H.R. 3685 does not meet this standard. For instance, schools that are owned by or directed toward a particular religion are exempted by the bill; but those that emphasize religious principles broadly will find their religious liberties burdened by H.R. 3685,” the White House said.

“A second concern is H.R. 3685’s authorization of federal civil damage actions against state entities, which may violate states’ immunity under the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The bill turns on imprecise and subjective terms that would make interpretation, compliance, and enforcement extremely difficult. For instance, the bill establishes liability for acting on ‘perceived’ sexual orientation, or ‘association’ with individuals of a particular sexual orientation. If passed, H.R. 3685 is virtually certain to encourage burdensome litigation beyond the cases that the bill is intended to reach,” the White House said.

Social conservatives have depended on President Bush to either use a veto, or threaten a veto, to halt the advance of such societal-changing plans being assembled in Congress. He’s already expressed that there’s “no need” for “hate crimes” legislation which also would create special privileges for those who identify themselves with an alternative sexual lifestyle.

And Barber said the “religious exemption” being assembled is anything but. “At best, only churches – and essentially pastors – could be exempt from the provisions of ENDA, and that’s not even guaranteed.”

“All other faith-based organizations – even though which are tax exempt – would be discriminated against under the bill. Groups such as Christian schools, Christian camps, faith-based soup kitchens and Bible book stores would be forced to adopt a view of human sexuality which directly conflicts with fundamental tenets of their faith,” he said.

“ENDA would ultimately give liberal judges the authority to subjectively determine who qualifies for the exemption. It’s the goose that laid the golden egg for homosexual activist attorneys, and it would open the floodgates for lawsuits against employers who wish to live out their faith and even those who don’t,” he said.

Peter LaBarbera, of Americans for Truth said, “Failure to veto ENDA would be a devastating defeat for pro-family forces and a huge gift to homosexual lobbyists. Call the president …. and urge him to ‘please publicly pledge to veto ENDA … in any form if it passes Congress.'”

He said it is a dangerous precedent to install in federal law “rights” based on changeable homosexual/bisexual behavior.

“Homosexuality is not a ‘civil right,’ it is a human wrong – one that is redeemable as proven by thousands of contented former homosexuals and ex-lesbians. Our Founding Fathers, infused with a biblical view of fallen man, created limited government that sought to restrain the sinful outworking of men’s hearts … The law once punished sin (e.g., sodomy and anti-abortion laws), so it is preposterous to say that homosexuality affirming laws are necessary to uphold basic ‘constitutional rights,'” LaBarbera said.

The law as proposed would apply to any business with 15 or more employees and would declare “it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer … to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to the compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment of the individual, because of such individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.”

LaBarbera said the law also could be used to defend placing openly homosexual and bisexual teachers in public schools.

“It must be remembered that top homosexual strategists now assert that their ‘moral’ claim (the right not to be treated differently based on their ‘sexual orientation’) trumps our religious/moral obligation to oppose homosexuality,” LaBarbera said.

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What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

There are those who like to say that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. Various verses are cited (out of context) and the verses that people use to show that homosexuality is wrong are explained away. The world wants to change God’s words and meanings into something more suitable to its sinful desires. Nevertheless, the truth stands: The Bible condemns homosexuality as a sin. Let’s look at what it says.

Lev. 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”

Lev. 20:13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them”

1 Cor. 6:9-10, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

Rom. 1:26-28, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.”

Homosexuality is clearly condemned by the Bible. It goes against the created order of God. He created Adam and then made a woman. This is what God has ordained and it is what is right. Unlike other sins, homosexuality has a severe judgment administered by God Himself. This judgment is simple: They are given over to their passions. That means that their hearts are allowed to be hardened by their sins (Romans 1:18ff). As a result, they can no longer see the error of what they are doing. Without an awareness of their sinfulness, there will be no repentance and trusting in Jesus. Without Jesus, they will have no forgiveness. Without forgiveness, there is no salvation.

What should be the Christian’s Response to the Homosexual?

Just because someone is a homosexual does not mean that we cannot love him (or her) or pray for him (her). Homosexuality is a sin and like any other sin, it needs to be dealt with in the only way possible. It needs to be laid at the cross, repented of, and never done again.
As a Christian, you should pray for the salvation of the homosexual the same you would any other person in sin. The homosexual is still made in the image of God — even though he is in grave sin. Therefore, you should show him same dignity as anyone else you come in contact with. However, this does not mean that you are to approve of their sin. Don’t compromise your witness for a socially acceptable opinion that is void of godliness.

Article from http://www.carm.org/questions/homosexuality.htm

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