Is There No Shame In The Land?
Our society is cursed by an ever declining sense of ethical or moral values. Things that were only whispered in the days of my childhood are now openly paraded and flaunted without so much as a hint of shame by those who participate in them. The apostle Paul spoke of those "whose glory is in their shame" (Phil. 3:19). Men of the world have engaged themselves in such gross transgression for so long that they have lost the ability to feel ashamed or to blush. Sin is so rampant that men not realizing that it is a shame to do some things, are seen rejoicing proudly in their sin. Almost daily we are witnesses of the shamelessness of the transgressors and those who support them. Nowhere is this more evident than regarding homosexuality.
In all His dealings with man, God has been constant in His condemnation of this sin.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants (Lev. 18:22-25).
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 (Lev. 20:13).
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 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 that recompense of their error which was meet (Rom. 1:26-27).
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9-10).
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there by any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; . . . (1 Tim. 1: 10).
If there is anything which the Lord has condemned throughout the centuries, it is homosexuality. Do men regard and respect what He has revealed? Indeed not! At almost every turn we find man demonstrating his malicious barbarity and such is an affront to Almighty God and a disgrace to humanity.
The news media has proudly chronicled the rise of public homosexuality in America. Through their reports we have been introduced to restaurants for the homosexuals, night clubs for the homosexuals and entire sections of cities that are primarily populated by homosexuals. Now, we have been told of a school being opened for homosexual pupils. The Cleveland Plain Dealer (6-11-85) announced that the New York City School Board "has taken the bold step of opening a school primarily for homosexual pupils." It was somewhat surprising to learn that the school is being operated in space rented from a church. My, isn't it wonderful to learn that religion is standing so solidly for the Truth of God! No wonder we now have homosexual churches in America.
Just think of this. You could take all of the homosexuals, and put them in a certain part of town. There they could find gay churches, schools, restaurants, bars, etc. You could take tax dollars and build about a 30-foot wall around the place and name the place Sodom. Of course, the prostitutes want the same treatment, and I am sure some church would be glad to rent facilities so that they can have them a school. You could settle them all in a specific area with their restaurants, bars and stores - build another wall around this one and call it Gomorrah. Naturally, you would have to do the same thing for the drunks, junkies, murderers, thieves, etc. This would have one positive effect. It would separate the good people from these detestable segments of society.
I was just thinkin', God-fearing, right-thinking American taxpayers would probably leap at the opportunity to pay for the walls around modern Sodom and Gomorrah. They might even want to put a roof over the place. How long, my brethren, shall we delay our crusade against such filth?
Guardian of Truth XXX: 10, p. 292