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Truth is Hate

Jan 13, 2012

On the outside wall of the Ministry of Truth building are the three slogans of ‘The Party’: “WAR IS PEACE,” “FREEDOM IS SLAVERY,” “IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” Those who have read Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell will be quite familiar with all this.

In his chilling 1949 novel Orwell warned of where society was heading, and in it offered us a horrific police state where Big Brother controlled everything through extensive use of propaganda, government censorship and surveillance, and nonstop indoctrination and mind control.

The book prophetically spoke of “thoughtcrimes,” “Newspeak,” and “doublethink”. Who would have thought that just sixty years on these very things would increasingly be part of life in Western societies? Today we have “hate crimes” and “hate speech” which refers to anything the secular social militants regard as non-PC.

We nowhere see this so heavily in operation as in the homosexual lobby. They have come closer to any other militant agitprop group to  realising the Big Brother totalitarianism of 1984. They have become experts at turning vice into virtue and lies into truth.

And they have managed to co-opt governments to coercively implement their agendas. The heavy hand of the law – indeed the jackboot of the thought police – is now in full swing, being used against all those who dare to speak and think differently than the militant activists want us to.

This becomes crystal clear in the current debate about homosexual marriage. We have entered such ominous Big Brother times that to simply speak out in defence of heterosexual marriage results in all sorts of vicious attacks from the militants and the secular state.

The incredible homosexual fascism we see unfolding over Margaret Court is a perfect example of all this. These intolerant militants not only want to stage protests at the Australian Open next week, they are demanding that the Margaret Court Arena be renamed. What an ugly bunch of jackboot brown shirts these people are.

And this militant moonbattery is unfortunately spreading throughout the Western world. Consider another brand new example, this time from Eastern Europe. The PC thugs at the EU are running roughshod over any sovereign nation which refuses to kowtow to the homosexual lobby’s demands.

Consider this amazing news item: “European Union officials are making their disapproval of Hungary’s recent constitutional changes felt by threatening to withhold financial support if it does not remove its new amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, according to one Hungarian source.

“The so-called ‘Easter constitution’ adopted in the post-Communist country last May was a major shakeup for Hungarian politics and an outrage to progressive EU ideology: the document not only supported marriage but declared that the unborn child deserves protection from the moment of conception, and even made special mention of Christianity as lying at the heart of the country’s identity. The document’s discussion of human rights also does not mention sexual orientation, another break from EU priorities. The Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet claimed this week that the EU would move to drop financial aid to Hungary unless officials there scratched the marriage definition.”

Thank God there are still Western governments left which recognise the fundamental importance of marriage, family, life, and faith. But in one Western nation after another anti-family and anti-Christian bigotry is being legislated and enforced. All sorts of PC tribunals have been established to implement the policies of Big Brother.

But all this is just as Orwell had warned. Thus to simply speak truth today you will be accused of hate. And what is even more disconcerting is that so many other Christians are siding with the militants. To simply defend marriage as between a man and a woman will land you in hot water. You will be accused of hate speech and all hell will break loose from the militant homosexual activists and their supporters – and this includes plenty of naive Christians.

Indeed, Christians will often attack us for so resolutely defending marriage and resisting the homosexual juggernaut. They think we should just ease up on all this. One simply has to look at my most recent article and note all the bizarre comments coming from those claiming to be Christians:

But my reply to these critics is as follows: “If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battle front besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.” (Attributed to Martin Luther but actual origin uncertain)

Some issues are far too important to remain silent on. Truth is always too important to simply go along with the crowd. We can expect that the secular world will continue to turn on truth, on faith, and on family. But those who care about such things need to take a stand now.

And stand we must, since we have come to the very point which Orwell so forcefully warned us about. Today truth is hate for those who hate the truth. Truth has been turned into lies, and lies have been turned into truth. The militant activists who peddle their falsehoods hate it when you respond with truth.

And tragically plenty of misguided, gullible and biblically-illiterate Christians will go along with all this madness. I for one will never cave in to the mind-numbing and soul-destroying political correctness of the activist groups and their deluded supporters. In my view, it’s always better to be hurt with the truth than be comforted with a lie.

As Adrian Rogers put it, “It is not love and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God. It is better to be hated for telling the truth than to be loved for telling a lie… It is better to stand alone with the truth than to be wrong with a multitude.”

Or as George Orwell rightly stated: “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”

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26 Responses to Truth is Hate

  • It is weird that we have Christians who support gay marriage. I wonder if Richard Waghorne (who is a homosexual) can put them straight? …

    “Explaining that you oppose gay marriage as a gay man tends to get a baffled response at first. This is understandable given how quickly the debate on gay marriage can collapse into allegations of homophobia…I have watched with growing irritation as principled opponents of gay marriage have put up with a stream of abuse for explaining their position…” Richard Waghorne

    Annette Nestor

  • Good one Annette. In my book Strained Relations I also quote other homosexuals who are opposed to SSM, and some of them can actually see the folly of the ‘homophobia’ arguments. If they can get it right, why can’t some Christians?

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • So if we have not already “counted the cost” it may be time to do so. We don’t want any “unfinished towers” now do we?
    John Symons

  • Thanks John

    Yes Luke 14:25-35 certainly comes to mind here. It is going to become more and more costly to remain a faithful disciple of Christ in this upside down world and be genuine salt and light. We will have to pay the price to remain faithful to him and to make a difference. And that price will keep getting greater as these dark days continue to get worse.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Kerryn Phelps tweeted this in response to someone who challenged her:

    “Nothing wrong with having zero tolerance for intolerance!”

    There’s everything wrong with it, Dr Phelps, because it is an utterly illogical statement. It also demonstrates how cheaply you hold the concept of free speech, one of the things I’m sure most Australians would like to maintain.

    Sigh. Can anyone take this kind of stuff seriously? Small children say smarter things than that. Do you think she may have some personal investment in the discussion?

    Mark Rabich

  • Thanks Mark

    Yes quite right. The other side abounds in logical absurdities. They really don’t seem to have a clue what they are demanding. As J. Budziszewski put it, “If you really believe that the meaning of tolerance is tolerating, then you ought to tolerate even intolerance. If you really believe that the best foundation for toleration is to avoid having strong convictions about good and evil, then you should not try to harbor the strong conviction that intolerance is bad.”

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Bill. I post below, verbatim, a post sent by the courageous Julio Severo which illustrates your point exactly, and how hate on the part of the powers that be quickly moves to persecution:

    “My Strange Visitors. By Julio Severo.
    The Department of Homeland Security. The Human Rights Campaign. The USAISC headquarters. These were some of my strange visitors in the last six months.
    On July 27 and 29, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appeared in my tracking report visiting my English blog. About this visit, WorldNetDaily, the most important conservative news website in English, reported,
    “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun watching a blog posted by a Christian who was forced to flee Brazil because of the conflict between that nation’s pro-homosexual ‘hate crimes’ agenda and his advocacy for traditional marriage. Exactly why the U.S. government, which several times has linked Christians and conservatives with terrorism, is watching Julio Severo’s unabashedly Christian Last Days Watchman blog isn’t clear. A WND request to the DHS for comment did not generate a response”.
    DHS refused to answer regarding its intentions or visits to my blog. But the intents of the Obama administration are not obscure. Last month, the US government announced that advancing the homosexual agenda would be one of its top foreign policy priorities, and directed all of its embassies, consulates and other US government entities that operate overseas to make this agenda a priority.
    So if gay activists enjoy the top favor with the US government, are opponents of the gay agenda in the “hit list”? Probably, they are not yet aiming at pro-family Christians to kill them, but certainly to kill their ministries and financial resources.
    On August 21, 2011, the Human Rights Campaign was recorded visiting my blog in a tracking report. This is the most powerful homosexual organization in America. In the next few days, AllOut, a heavily-funded gay group, launched an online petition campaign to have accounts of 10 pro-family groups cut off from PayPal. Even though I am not an organization, my name was included in this public gay campaign, and my account was closed. To me, PayPal explained that I am ineligible to received donations from my friends and readers because “you are not a registered non-profit organization”. To AllOut, PayPal explained that they closed my account because “We take very seriously any cases where a user has incited hatred, violence or intolerance because of a person’s sexual orientation”.
    Now, I can no longer receive donations from my friends through PayPal. Again, WorldNetDaily denounced the attack against my blog.
    I wonder what would have happened if a homosexual activist had had his PayPal account closed after a Christian conservative campaign. Probably, he would be able to walk into any US embassy and consulate anywhere in the world and say, “Hey, I am a gay under persecution from conservative Christians. PayPal even closed my account because of these Christians!” He would be immediately put at the front of the line to migrate to the United States as an Obama-favored individual and receive legal assistance to sue PayPal!
    At least, our case is one of the top concerns of Christians. The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission ranked the gay pressure on PayPal as fourth top anti-Christian act of 2011.

    Graham Wood, UK

  • Thanks Graham
    Yes I have been aware of the case. Another example of ugly anti-Christian bigotry by the hate brigade.
    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Bill. Sightly off topic, but related. You may not be aware of the furore caused by Tesco in the UK in declaring its support for the biggest “gay pride” 2012 march and demonstration yet to be held in the UK?
    This has resulted in a torrent of opposition here, not only by Christians, but on the part of many ordinary principled people also, and an informal internet campaign of opposition is well under way.
    Christians are organising to boycott Tesco stores, and coincidentlly, though not connected to that, Tesco has just announced a £5 BILLION profit reduction in its last trading report.
    I’m sure you have many good supermarket outlets ‘down under’ as alternative to Tescos?!
    Graham Wood, UK

  • Thanks again Graham, Yes I have been aware of that one as well. There is a lot happening at the moment in this area.
    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • How is it that anyone can demand a sporting arena be renamed, named after one of the most successful sportsplayers in her area, on the basis of her views?

    How many gay people are there? Perhaps one or two percent of the population.

    But how many people are traditional Muslims, orthodox Jews, evangelical Christians, conservative Catholics? Shall we tell them their opinions are unacceptable in modern Australia? How offensive would that be?

    And how many of these people, particularly the Christians and Muslims, have migrated here as refugees, because the political or religious freedoms just didn’t exist in their home countries! Perhaps there’s more gay people than refugees, but you have to wonder if they’ll find as much bigotry and hatred directed towards them here soon enough.

    Freedom of religion and speech were hard won, and ought not be easily set aside; but the gay lobby have no interest or desire to support freedom. There’s only one way to destroy strongly held views. I doubt there’s enough bullets in Australia.

    Felix Alexander, Melbourne.

  • Yes quite so Felix. The militants have no interest in freedom or democracy. We call them the gaystapo because that is indeed how they tend to operate.
    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Yes, you mention in your book an article appearing in the homosexual press some years ago called The Overhauling of Straight America. Today it’s evident that much of this strategic plan has now been carried out by the militant gaystapo. Here are a few of the goals;

    The first order of business is desensitization of the American public concerning gays and gay rights …

    … Constant talk builds the impression that public opinion is at least divided on the subject, and that a sizable segment accepts or even practices homosexuality. … Where we talk is important. The visual media, film and television, are plainly the most powerful image-makers in Western civilization. … Those hours open up a gateway into the private world of straights, through which a Trojan horse might be passed.

    In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be cast as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to assume the role of protector. … A media campaign to promote the Gay Victim image should make use of symbols which reduce the mainstream’s sense of threat, which lower it’s guard, and which enhance the plausibility of victimization. In practical terms, this means that jaunty mustachioed musclemen would keep very low profile in gay commercials and other public presentations, while sympathetic figures of nice young people, old people, and attractive women would be featured. … First, the mainstream should be told that gays are victims of fate, in the sense that most never had a choice to accept or reject their sexual preference. The message must read: As far as gays can tell, they were born gay, just as you were born heterosexual or white or black or bright or athletic. …

    … Our campaign should not demand direct support for homosexual practices, should instead take anti-discrimination as its theme. …

    … To be blunt, they must be vilified. … we intend to make the antigays look so nasty that average Americans will want to dissociate themselves from such types. …

    Format C – for Victim Sympathy:  Our Campaign to Stop Child Abuse.

    … portray gays as innocent and vulnerable, victimized and misunderstood, surprisingly numerous yet not menacing.

    The Time Is Now
    We have sketched out here a blueprint for transforming the social values of straight America. At the core of our program is a media campaign to change the way the average citizens view homosexuality.

    Annette Nestor

  • Bill,

    The “battle” quote attributed to Luther is found in the novel “Chronicles of the Schoenberg-Cotta Family” by Elizabeth Rundle Charles. No-one has ever found it in Luther’s writings – although they are still looking! I did some research on this some years ago.

    Pr Mark Henderson

  • Dear Bill, I am also fed up with the politically correct rubbish. I have had 30 years of gay marriage with my good wife. A cousin of mine in the U.S.A. has had 60 years of gay marriage with his good wife. Let us say out loud the correct definition of gay marriage. Homosexual acts are sinful and always will be.
    Regards, Franklin Wood

  • Isn’t it so, that we have to go through the great persecution? Not that I’m suggesting passive acceptance of evil, far from it, but it seems those days are almost upon us and only spiritual weapons (as in Ephesians ch.6 v 10 – 18) will see us safely through. I notice Paul asked community prayer support for his ministry of evangelisation and know for sure, that the evangelists and prophets for Christ in our day, urgently need that same support from us all. May we never fail them through laziness or sectarian bias. The Lord knows who “all the holy ones” are, who are truly serving Him, and will graciously answer our prayers for them.
    Anna Cook

  • Thanks Anna

    Yes I am just now writing an article on how we are to understand all the hate and bitterness of the other side, and I will highlight the demonic aspect to all this. It really is a spiritual battle, and we must go into it fully clothed in spiritual armour.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • I have a large 55″ high definition plasma at home. I am grateful that at this time I have the ability to turn if off, particularly in tv prime time when propaganda like “Modern Family” is on.
    Anthony McGregor

  • Thanks Anthony

    Yes there is a tsunami of such propaganda on TV nowadays, as there is throughout popular culture.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Hi Anthony, It’s good that you have the self-discipline to turn off the TV. I am also grateful that at this time I don’t know how to turn ours on!

    Annette Nestor

  • Yes Felix, its pure madness and yet Shane Warne, the womanizer gets a statue. Maybe they think, Just keep saying black is white and we will wear them down and we say, ok ok ok to keep you quiet, Black is white.
    Daniel Kempton

  • Here is the new article which I mentioned I was working on:

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Hey Bill,

    At least one homosexual can admit it 🙂

    Mario Del Giudice

  • Many thanks for the tip Mario.

    If homosexuals even admit to this (and I document many more in my book), then why do some befuddled Christian leaders keep parroting the ‘I was born that way’ agenda of the militant homosexual lobby?

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • No worries. Congrats on the popularity of your book. Still got to buy my copy. Am looking forward to the opportunity to read it.
    Mario Del Giudice

  • Thanks Mario

    You better get it quick before it is banned!

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

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