1990! - THE GAY NINETIES??

WHAT DOES IT HOLD FOR US?

In about two months, if we live and the world stands, we will enter the 1990's! In the 1890's there was born what has been called "The Gay Nineties" as that generation was called. It seems to have been thought of as good and happy times, but especially there was a breakout of personal freedom in many areas. History has recorded those times and the good and the bad thereof.

Perhaps it can be objectively said that in a unique sense, with 1990 we will be in a "GAY Nineties" in a different sense. The Gays are really getting the attention and defense of the liberal media and press; and it appears that their clamor and demands will be louder and more and more demanding of the government and everybody else. Who can foresee what these "GAY Nineties" will bring to this nation. If what they have already brought is any' indication, it is certain to help bring on an even greater degeneration in morals and purity of character, more AIDS and related diseases, homosexual marriages, increased medical and hospital costs, and other problems that can contribute to the downfall of this nation.

Already the Gays, of all kinds, have brought us AIDS in epidemic proportions costing this nation (us) billions and billions of dollars; they have been the source of thousands and thousands of non-GAY people becoming afflicted with his loathsome and deadly disease; and they are demanding more and more care and keeping, more and more right to practice their perverted lifestyle regardless of the affliction and problems it brings into the life of thousands of innocent, helpless people. They have gotten the ACLU, along with other extreme liberals, to help get everything from Gay Marriages, Gays adopting children, to the unlimited right to work anywhere anyone else does, even in food service areas, child care facilities, hospitals, etc. The end of all of this cannot be imagined. AIDS and its spread or not, they demand their rights. They are a selfish, callous, inhumane group for the most part; and here I speak only of the radical leaders and promoters of "Gay Rights." They have enlisted the help of all the "Social Do-Gooders" and even many extreme liberal religious leaders. They have gotten together one of the strongest lobbying organizations that is around. It seems that most of those in congress and in politics are very much afraid of their power.

Apparently the Gays will not be satisfied until they they have corrupted all possible with their philosophy and evil lifestyle. They are pressing for inclusion under all nondiscrimination laws. They feel that all who openly oppose their lifestyle are ignorant and prejudicial people and should be punished by law (or perhaps unlawful means!) if they don't stop all opposition to their lifestyle and them, AIDS and all! Homosexuality is sinful and plainly condemned by God in the Scriptures and it brings on disastrous results to all people and nations who practice it. They shall reap front what they sow.

Yes, indeed, we should love them and try to help them turn from their wicked ways. Also, we should be willing to help, especially, those innocent victims of this deadly disease called AIDS. But there is a question in my mind about how obligated we should feel about helping those who knowingly and deliberately throw themselves into sinful practices when they know what the dangers are and what the results may be. I not only include homosexuality here, but deliberate alcoholism, deliberate use of deadly drags, willingly getting hooked on nicotine (deadly tobacco!), and other like evils. Tree enough, I do NOT know how to apply mercy and help, or to withhold it, if that should be done, in every case; but surely there is some cutoff point beyond which we are not required to go by the Lord. Here I am asking more than 1 am telling. For ()ur own children and relatives there may be a responsibility that has no limits, even though they have deliberately brought the evil or physical sickness upon themselves. Perhaps you can give me the clear and certain guidance on this particular aspect of these matters.

In plain language the apostle Paul wrote:

"Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor EFFEMINATE, nor HOMOSEXUALS, nor thieves .... shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such WERE some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God' (1 Cor. 6:9~11).

Homosexuals and the effeminate indeed can stop their evil practice, especially with the help of God. They are NOT born this way. They need to be "washed," "sanctified," and "justified" to be acceptable to God Christians must have the faith and courage to teach God's truth on this and all other subjects. The troth is what will make one free, even those who are steeped in sins such as these. Are YOU willing to speak this truth in love to any and all? God knows. CAll