Ought Christians participate in homosexual celebrations to reach sinners for Christ? Some will say this is creative and reach people where they are. Others will say that Christians ought not to be like the world to represent the Gospel, and that Jesus never changed his clothes or his eating and drinking habits to reach sinners. An interesting approach to evangelism from Lifesite News, a Catholic site, with the headline, Christians dress as gay zombies to infiltrate Toronto Pride Parade with Gospel message.
Where do you land? (Also an interesting tidbit about the bullying tactics of Black Lives Matter at the end:)
Toronto Gay-Pride revelers who thought they were receiving free condoms and sex tips from gay zombies in green skintight suits during the parade on Sunday afternoon were actually receiving info packets about the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual practices from a group of concerned Christians.
Half-a-dozen Christians led by activist Bill Whatcott paid the $100 fee to parade organizers to register “Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association” so that they could move more easily along the parade route to deliver their message.
The group said their goal in participating in the event was twofold: First, to be a prophetic and unambiguous witness against the unfettered celebration of homosexuality, and second, to offer people caught up in the same-sex lifestyle a way out through a call to repent and to turn to Jesus Christ to be saved.
“Our delivery was a bit creative,” said Whatcott to LifeSiteNews, “but, we wanted to give people this message because it is truthful.”
Bill Whatcott dressed as a ‘Gay Zombie’ handing out medical and Gospel information about same-sex activity.
Whatcott said that as a street preacher in other Pride parades he seldom handed out more than a few dozen pamphlets. But this time, dressed as gay zombies, he and his crew managed to hand out thousands of pamphlets.
“I asked them if they wanted ‘Zombie safe sex.’ Everyone loved it. But, if you try to give out a Gospel pamphlet, they swear at you and throw slushies on your forehead. But, give them some wackadoddle thing that looks like a condom, and they really can’t grab it fast enough. I had three thousand out in 20 minutes,” he said.
Whatcott described the handout as “pretty direct hitting stuff” that was also “charitable” because it offers people caught up in the same-sex lifestyle a “way out.”
[Links to pamphets can be found on Whatcott’s blog. WARNING GRAPHIC]
The frontside of the pamphlet shows graphic images of diseases associated with same-sex behaviors, including anal warts and AIDS.
“Natural law is clear, homosexuality is incompatible with human nature. Disease, death and confusion are the sad and sordid realities of the homosexual lifestyle. The ‘Gay Zombies’ are concerned about the spiritual, psychological and physical welfare of all potential homosexual pride attendees, so we want to give you this accurate information and encourage you to abstain from the homosexuality,” states the pamphlet.
On the backside, the pamphlet states: “The rejection of true marriage is also in direct opposition to God’s law and it is our duty to warn you that those who choose to rebel against the God who created them, do so to their eternal peril. For those reading this Gospel package we also want to let you know there is a God who loves you, and who is real, and who has made a way for you to come to Him.”
Whatcott said that same-sex attracted people need to know the medical facts about the practices they engage in.
“We don’t feel that this message should be closeted and that we should be bullied into silence,” he said.
In 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada found Whatcott guilty of “hate speech” against homosexuals for pamphlets in which he warned that “children will pay the price in disease, death, abuse and ultimately eternal judgment if we do not say no to the sodomite desire to socialize your children into accepting something that is clearly wrong.”
Whatcott called his most recent pamphlets a statement against the Supreme Court ruling.
This year’s parade was attended for the first time by a Prime Minster of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
This year’s event was also unusual for the route being blocked by members of the pro-homosexual Black Lives Matter Toronto group, who refused to move until a Pride Toronto representative signed a document agreeing to the group’s demands. Among the demands were that police should no longer be allowed to represent themselves in future Pride parades and that more Pride funding be made available for black gay groups.