Who May Speak, after Orlando?

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Certainly not Bible believing Christians!  Immediately after the Islamic terrorist attack inside a bar frequented by homosexuals, the blame was placed on Christians because they allegedly promote hate against the LGBTQGN (GN in anticipation of “gender neutral”) community.  Christians who affirm that all Scripture is God breathed are unfairly accused of violence via “violent” speech, says Peter Jones of truthXchange.  So, quoting Scripture is deemed violent speech?  According to liberals it is.  In another excellent blog post by Dr. Jones, he warns that our free speech is at stake:

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Who has a right to speak out about homosexuality after the Orlando Gay Bar massacre, and what should be said? It is tempting for Christians who hold to the biblical condemnation of homosexuality to go silent, but is that right?

One group that does not hesitate is ISIS, which from the beginning has openly claimed responsibility, describing the gunman as one of its heroic fighters. Various Islamic spokesmen, like Fahad Qureshi, admitted in 2013 that the desire to see homosexuals killed was a belief held even by “moderate” Muslims. Just weeks before Orlando, Muslim cleric Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar, during a sermon at an Orlando-area mosque, called for gays to be executed “out of compassion.” In the same vein, the front page of an Islamic Turkish newspaper (with links to the country’s President Erdoğan) justifies the killing,calling those who died in the Orlando mass shooting “perverts” and “deviants.”

Others who speak out are homosexual activists, believing that this slaughter provides the occasion to encourage the rightful spread of homosexual practice. Author Karl Soehnlein, when hearing that the murderer’s anger was provoked by seeing two men kissing in “an expression of love,” has vowed to “flood the world with images of men kissing…fight back with love.” President Obama, avoiding any open accusations of Islam, implies that the real problem is how we think about LGBT practice. He exhorts the nation: “We need the strength and courage to change our attitudes toward the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.”

Inevitably, biblical Christians are singled out as promoting violence via “violent” speech. Describing Tony Perkins of Family Research Council as “an anti-gay hate group leader,” a group called “Faithful America” is seeking to get him barred from speaking on national television. The left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center long ago designated FRC as a hate group. Time Magazine employed a “homosexual Christian” to affirm “What Christians Must Do in the Wake of Orlando,” blaming Christians for causing “deep, lasting pain in LGBT people’s lives,” asserting that “Unless you’ve long been a vocal advocate for LGBT people, you’ve likely contributed to that suffering-intentionally or not.” The article implies that anything but acceptance creates a climate of mass killing. Liberals within the church agree. Florida Catholic Bishop Robert Lynch blames the church for playing a part in the massacre. “Sadly, it is religion, including our own,” he says, “that targets, mostly verbally, and often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people.” This weak explanation in no way accounts for the violence of Isis.

Clearly, Christians must pause to ask if their speech expresses hatred. Alas, there are “Christians” who, like radical Muslims, exult in the slaughter. The pastor of Verity Baptist Church, Sacramento, CA, Roger Jimenez, praises the massacre, claiming to be upset that the gunman did not finish the job! He states in hateful terms: “As Christians we shouldn’t be mourning the deaths of these fifty sodomites because the Bible teaches that these sodomites are all, every single one of them, a predator.”  Continue reading
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8 Responses to Who May Speak, after Orlando?

  1. Manny1962 June 30, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    It’s getting to the point when free speech will have you arrested or killed! Anything bad that happens to the homosexual community will quickly be blamed on the bride, not Churchianity, the world accepts Chruchianity, but we the remnant are narrow minded, bigoted and haters! Ironically, that is what they are calling God! Who said it is a sin! Maranatha folks! The time is getting near!

  2. Darrel June 30, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    Quit crying in your milk (beer?) what did you expect? “All those that live godly in Christ Jesus SHALL suffer persecution.”

    Upon going to the site to continue reading, the big red DONATE rectangle jumped off the page————–an instant and permanent turn off, just like the one at Pulpit and Pen. All this clown wants to do is stir the pot and make the fake “Christians” feel sorry for themselves———–Oh, poor me, I’m a Christian and no one likes me. Get over it. Expect it. Be thankful for it and most of all REJOICE. If you ain’t been persecuted, then you ain’t living a holy life.

  3. Dennis June 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

    We here all the time about christian persecution. It is no question that christians continue to say negative things about gays and their families. I am curious if they make any correlation at all from slinging negativity toward another group and getting it back in return. Any correlation?

    • Darrel June 30, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

      Poor “gays” they are such victims of people telling the truth of who and what they are. Perhaps it would be good to stop and reflect for a moment about just what goes in the queer’s world, in their “private” moments alone with each other, the despicable acts they require to be performed on them by those willing to debase themselves and submit to their debauchery. God calls it ABOMINATION but now they require the rest of the world to call it “love” (lust). They claim to be “Christian gays” and by dong so call God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit liars. There are not now, and never shall be an unrepentant queer/gay/homosexual that is a Christian.. The Lord does not leave His people in the pit of hell called homosexuality after He has saved them, He removes them from it, PERMANENTLY AND ETERNALLY.

      If it’s so great being queer then why do you hide most of your life and have a ‘coming out party?’ Maybe it is you with the phobia of the truth—I hope you are scared of the truth and the One who is Truth, the Lord Jesus Christ. If you’re not, you should be, because after you have spent your life mocking, cursing, and blaspheming Him, it is He that will cast you forever into the Lake of Fire from which there is no escape, pardon, or commutation of your eternal sentence to damnation. You will find soon enough that not believing there is a hell or that God demands repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus for your salvation will not defer your eternal death.

      Blame the real Christian all you want for the ills that you have brought upon yourself. Be a pathetic little victim all your miserable life, harden your heart to the overtures of the only God that can save you from yourself and your sin. Billions have done it and billions more will continue on doing it and they will all find their place in God’s hell prepared for the rebellious such as yourself. Doesn’t matter whether you believe this or not, you will find out soon enough that God’s Word trumps your wishful thinking.

      Perhaps the Lord will intervene on your behalf, grant you repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus, forgive your sins, and remove the evil, lust filled desires you call being “gay”. I hope He does. If He does it will begin with a new found repugnance for the filthy life you lived, for the insistence that people call you and your kind “normal” and your acts of lust “love.” You will lay down your hatred for Him and take up the real banner of Love—telling the TRUTH. No more lies. May the Lord be kind to you and give you repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus.

  4. Manny1962 July 1, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    Isn’t it ironic that homosexuals call themselves “gay?” It is a frightful thing to fall in the hands of the Judge of the universe, find out you were wrong, your suppositions not what they seemed, and now……judgement. Everyone wants a “loving” God, no one wants the truth. As Darrel pointed out, people would rather be lied to, than told the truth. It is so sad, so unbelievable, why choose death over eternal life? God will not be mocked! He is a judge! Don’t come before Him on your own!

  5. Faith July 1, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

    The fact is that all of this is a well orchestrated plot against Christianity. From the pit of hell, carried out by satan’s servants. Whether you believe me on that or not, the reality remains and will only deteriorate further. It is a well scripted conspiracy by the elites. It fits right in to the NWO and end times scenario.

    A few things to keep in mind:
    1. If the Lord called the Christian to speak, then no threats or slander campaign can silence him.
    2. The truth has not changed. Homosexuality is a sin. The bible is God’s Word. And yes, the bible calls homosexuality a sin, because that’s what it is.
    3. No one is both a homosexual and a Christian. It’s one or the other, exclusively. There is much apostasy about that now. Remember, during hitler’s time, most of the churches in Germany went pro-nazi.
    4. The Lord has called Christians to speak. It’s called the great commission; the gospel of ‘turn from your sin.’ Just because of their “Reichstag fire” or “Nero’s fire” that they are blaming on Christians when it was obviously the religion of Islam that was to blame, that still will not silence us.
    5. Yes, speaking up for what is true and right will bring persecution. But that is our calling to face for doing our jobs. Remember? We are called to be His witnesses? To preach the truth, even in the face of adversity and persecution? Where, or where does it say; ‘go out and be disciples, preach the gospel, speak the truth, turn sinners unto repentance… carry your cross daily…. but as soon as persecution arrives, stop” ? That’s right, because it doesn’t. We are called to be disciples that follow Him unto the end, through thick and thin.
    6. Hurling hateful words is not what is called for. The gospel must be preached, the truth, but in love. Then they are not lashing out against anything other than the truth of the word of God when they ‘retaliate’ in sin.
    7. Folks, the future is ugly. It has already begun and it will get worse. The script is ready. They will call us haters, intolerant, bullies, bigots, “______ o-phobes” of every variety depending on what sin they want to endorse at that time. If you don’t embrace ______ sin or heresy, then you are simply called a ______ ophobe. It is the new way to get people to line up with their new reich, to bully them into their new order. They want to prod everyone into their group think unity herd mentality under antichrist that embraces every sin and false religion. Only the remnant will resist unto death after being singled out. And the propaganda escalates daily. The events, staged or not, will also escalate, with all the mounting fanfare of Orlando. They are truthophobes who don’t want to hear what the bible says about any of these things.
    The fires in Rome, and the fires in Germany all lead to persecution and this one will too.

    But keep in mind that when we suffer persecution and martyrdom, we gain glory in heaven and bring glory to the Lord. I could quote dozens of bible verses here on that. If none comes to mind, it’s time to get your nose back into the Word before it’s too late. The only counsel I can give is to prepare for it. Set your resolve and determination like the helm of a ship to not cower back. Speak the truth in love, preach the gospel in and out of season. Stand your ground. It is a sin. You are a Christian, His disciple. Come what may. Many will cower and buckle in the times that lay ahead. Fair weather followers do that. But, great is your reward if you persevere steadfastly! I am not ashamed of the words of the Lord! Many must choose between their kingdoms here or in heaven. Our purpose is not to survive by cowering with a whimper. Our goal is to turn it all upside down for the gospel, bring glory to Jesus, and go out with a bang! If you don’t know what I mean, after you get done reading the bible, go read Foxe’s book of martyrs, the updated edition (yeah, they had to add a lot lately) about church history. The next edition will have our names in it and be written in heaven!

    God bless!

  6. Faith July 1, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    The short version:

    Not only may we speak, but we must speak!

    : D

  7. Steve August 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    The Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Department posted a lighthearted video, professionally produced and funded by taxpayer dollars, to express its sentiments about the Orlando Nightclub story.

    #KeepDancingOrlando

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-CdO4jMOYI

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