Will God Destroy America because of Gay People
This man seems to think so. He likes to use the example of Sodom and Gamora for his extreme right wing Christian views. He started Focus on the Family, if he is gonna be a preacher he should stick to preaching and Focus on the Facts. He is trying to bring his Biblical beliefs into the political arena. This extreme right wing thinking is not scriptural.
Television evangelist Pat Robertson responded to New York’s decision to legalize same sex marriage by warning Monday that the result would be America’s destruction.
“I think we need to remember the term sodomy came from a town known as Sodom and Sodom was destroyed by God Almighty and the thing that they practiced was homosexual activity and even they tried to rape angels who came down there, so that’s the kind of people they were,” Robertson said. God “sent an angel down there and He said to Lot and his family, ‘get out now because I’m gonna destroy this whole area.’”
“We’re heading that way as a nation. In history there’s never been a ci32vilization ever in history that has embraced homosexuality and turned away from traditional fidelity, traditional marriage, traditional child-rearing, and has survived. There isn’t one single civilization that has survived that openly embraced homosexuality. So you say, ‘what’s going to happen to America?” Well if history is any guide, the same thing’s going to happen to us,’” he predicted.
Robertson also admitted that Jesus “didn’t say anything about the homosexuality.”
I am a 54 year old white male and graduated from a prominent Christian University in the south. I am a Christian and Jesus Christ is my personal savior. I believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit. I am not homosexual and I dont care if someone is. I accept them as a child of God and love them as a child of God.
I believe in the SEPARATION of church and state. I think that as a nation when we start taking away the right of people to be who they are or who they want to be—then we as Christians will loose our rights too. Gov. needs to stay out of who people are or what they believe . If Gov gets the right to influence that, then they will have the right to influence the Christian Church.
Eze 16:48-50, God’s word tells us the sins and wickedness of Sodom and Gamora.
Eze 16:48 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done.
Eze 16:49 “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
Eze 16:50 They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
“Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned: they did not help the poor and the needy”. Sure there was homosexuality in Sodom, but there was also, arrogance, overfed and unconcerned people and they did not help the poor and the needy.
They will not help the poor and needy.
I know the story of Sodom and Gamora talks about how Angels came down to the city and people of the city wanted “to be with” the Angels. This part of the story makes for good preaching and stirs up extreme right wing Christians. Preachers that are wanna be politicians use stuff like this to gain a base. The Bible says the sins of Sodom and Gamora were arrogance, overfed, unconcerned and the wouldn’t help the poor and needy. Extreme right wing Christians wont like what I am saying—but its what the Bible says. Maybe if extreme right wing Christians read the Bible and not listen to some preachers take on something, they might find the verses that talk about “Love thy neighbor as thyself”
Phl 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. The Bible is telling us as Christians to work out our own salvation, its not saying work out your own salvation and the salvation of your neighbor.
Lev 19:18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Matthew 19:19, Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27, Romans 13:9, Galations 5:14, James 2:8 : All verses that command us as Christians to love thy neighbor as thyself. Why do extreme right wing Christians feel compelled to impose their beliefs on other people?
Zec 8:17 Don’t scheme against each other. Stop your love of telling lies that you swear are the truth. I hate all these things, says the LORD.”