I am going to show how to apply a passage of Scripture on this subject in just a few minutes, although I will not do so exhaustively.
In the principal New Testament passage dealing with homosexual perverts and perversions, God describes the character of what today is known as the LGBT community. What are the folks like who make up this movement? Do we believe the word of God? Do we believe the word of God to be relevant? Then here is what these folks are like: from Romans 1.29-31: “Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful.” This is the longest string of sins that you will find named in the Bible. It is not a coincidence that the longest divine rap sheet is leveled at the most perverse, promiscuous segment of our population. Like all people, queer persons do some things that we can admire. But notice that God does not mention any of that here. He is not looking at that; he is not considering that; he focuses on the sins; and that is what preachers ought to do.
All of these sins apply to the LGBT crowd, no matter how they present themselves on sitcoms, talk shows, movies, reality dramas, and in your families and churches. Without doing any fresh research at all, but from the memory of what I have read and heard, I will apply some of the twenty-three negative characteristics that are mentioned in the passage I just read.
Are they filled with fornication? The average homosexual is about as promiscuous as a rooster in a henhouse. That is the only answer as to how AIDS became so widespread among gays at such a rapid rate. It is common knowledge among those who are gay or those who care to look into the matter, that it is not unusual for a homosexual to receive or service many partners during one single orgy. Documentaries that are homosexual-friendly unabashedly admit this. The rakish lifestyle that led to Freddie Mercury’s death is a way of life that the homosexual naturally gravitates to; that which is perverse in nature will veer into a risky, chaotic, dangerous course. A tornado does not touch down but to wreak disorder and destruction; a homosexual does not engage in unnatural, unholy acts without causing bedlam and injury.
Are they filled with murder? Even while infected and knowing it, gays commonly engage in sex, often without the little protection that a condom will provide, and it is not uncommon for them to act thus without warning their serial partners that they could become infected by the wicked acts they are about to partake in. You can check out the documentaries on that; gays freely admit the truth of what I have just said. Again, careless unrestraint with a view to slaking lust is what put AIDS on cruise control during those early years.
Are they proud? They have the ‘whore’s forehead’ of Jeremiah 3.3, which they tilt back in lewd defiance during every gay pride parade. Who can look at a gay pride parade without being disgusted and shocked? Indeed, people gather in order to gawk at the gaudy display as if it were some kind of horror show. The queers go on parade in order to flaunt their indecency. What kind of attitude is that but the attitude of a proud whore?
Are they inventors of evil things? Hospital staff members are well acquainted with their evil inventions, which they regularly have to get medically extracted. My own aunt worked on such a ward in Vancouver. So I have gotten this anecdote first-hand from a reliable source. Let’s say no more about that characteristic, and try to be ‘innocent concerning evil.’
Are they covenant-breakers? A word has been coined by a gay man to whitewash the failures among gays to be monogamous. The word for his particular species of pseudo-monogamy is ‘monogamish.’ You can’t be faithful to your favorite; maybe you can be monogamish instead of monogamous. To be a covenant-breaker in the gay world is the norm.
Next, are they implacable? The ones who chose to single out the Christian baker for the wedding cake they wanted, are implacable, which means: ‘not capable of being appeased.’ They would rather make that baker go out of business for refusing to bake a gay cake than to walk across the street to get the cake made by a libertine. In truth, had the Christian baked the cake, the homosexuals would have thrown it out because gays like to bake their own cakes. The whole thing was a ruse and a snare in order to persecute the Christian faith. We know that gays in general are just like that implacable gay couple because they do not protest the injustice going on within their own ranks.
Are they haters of God? Surf through the gay channels on youtube as I have done, and you will witness every twist and turn imaginable to make the Bible say the opposite of what it states about homosexual perversities. The word of God is squarely and clearly against LGBT culture and practice, and here is its verdict: “they which commit such things are worthy of death” (Romans 1.32.) Whatever death a homosexual undergoes, whether by AIDS, old age, or accident, it has been decreed by God to be a particularly well-deserved death on account of abominable deeds. It was God’s good pleasure to take thousands of homosexuals out of this world through their gay activities. God allowed AIDS to be introduced by whatever means, and he let gay lust take care of the rest. Romans 1.24 and 26 speak along those lines: “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves…For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections.” There is no better commentary anywhere about the nature and purpose of AIDS in the gay sectors of North America. It is the Authoritative Commentary, straight from heaven from Almighty God.
Only by the purest Man, Christ Jesus, can the most impure men and women be cleansed and then saved from what the Bible calls the second death, a place and state where unrepentant persons, in both body and soul, will be judged by God to endure an eternity of torment on account of the daring, damnable sins that they brazenly committed on earth for as little as a decade, a year, one month, one week, one day, or one illicit sexual encounter. It’s a hard truth. It’s grim. It’s awful. It may be inconceivable. But the irrevocable word of God cannot be honestly interpreted any other way.
That word of God, moreover, declares woe unto every pastor who is too cowardly to preach God’s word line upon line without blurring its obvious meaning. “Woe is unto me,” the apostle Paul said, “if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9.16.) If Paul gave himself this warning, he meant to apply the same warning to every person holding a ministerial office. It should be obvious that the gospel cannot be faithfully preached unless the reason for the gospel is explained. The Good News of the gospel makes no sense without the bad news of sin because it is sin that makes the gospel understandable and necessary. You don’t need good news unless bad news is hanging over your head. That bad news is condemnation on account of sin, and perdition for the unrepentant.
All kinds of sinners will go to hell in the end. This is true. But pastors are so afraid of being accused of homophobia these days, that they are underemphasizing the most perverse sins in order to avoid the least offence. It is not wise, in the face of aggressive, increasing perversity, to glaze over the sins that God himself has so forcefully reprehended by word and deed. LGBT persons commit a whole alphabet of sins that cry up to God for judgment. Acceptance, tolerance, church membership—none of this will help any one of them get one step farther from sin nor one step closer to heaven. An approach that treats unsaved wicked sinners as though they were right with God is to throw a cloud on their need of grace. Dialogue might get some farther from sin; but dialogue, as genteel as it can be, will not get anyone closer to heaven, not unless it leads to an application of some means of grace, like diligent, unbiased Bible reading. Queer persons must be told the blunt, unvarnished truth, and it is okay to get preachy about it: continuing in perversity is a one-way ticket to hell. Turning from perversity is the only way to the cross, and the cross is the only way of saving faith. If a person dies believing that a perverse lifestyle is okay—if a person dies embracing what God abhors—that person dies in his sins; and whosoever dies in his sins will never be recovered from the bowels of hell. From perversity and wicked deeds to repentance and faith via the sacrifice for sinners by Jesus on the cross—that, and that alone, will be the door of admission into Paradise.
If a liar or a drunkard or a thief cannot make it to heaven without walking away from sin and turning to Jesus in faith, how much more must this be the case for those who commit the most unnatural, abominable acts known to God, man, and history?
This has been a Puritanical opinion on the character of the LGBT movement.