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Homosexual Marriage: Everything Will Change

May 15, 2012

Consider this headline: ‎“An equal opportunity commission board member who signed a submission against same-sex marriage has resigned.” A respected doctor and community leader has been forced to resign for a horrific crime: yes, he dared to say marriage was between a man and a woman, and children deserve to be raised by their own biological mother and father. I wrote about his story earlier:

The homosexual mafia have once again got their way and shown their true colours. They are destroying freedom and democracy slowly but surely. Every day we witness another example of the pink jackboots in operation. It is getting uglier by the day, and shows no signs of letting up.

For years now I have been documenting the constant war which is being waged against those who value marriage and family, those who value freedom, and those who are people of faith. All three have been heavily hammered by homosexual activists and their supporters in high places.

Here I offer just some recent examples of this. They are only the tip of the iceberg, but they very nicely demonstrate the battle we are in, and how special rights for homosexuals in general, and homosexual marriage in particular, will change everything. With so many examples to choose from, and so little space here, let me just offer the headline, date, and perhaps the opening paragraph of each recent news item. I will begin with last year and move up to more recent times:

“Canadian Court: Marriage officials must marry homosexuals”
January 10, 2011
“The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal declared this morning that proposed legislative amendments that would have allowed Saskatchewan’s marriage commissioners to refuse to perform same-sex ‘marriages’ on religious grounds are unconstitutional.”

“Army: court-martial Chaplains for ‘religious, conscience’ objection to homosexuality”
March 24, 2011
“The U.S. Army has officially threatened military chaplains they must either embrace the new openly homosexual military, resign from service, or face court-martial for their ‘religious, conscience’ objections.”

“Tory MP calls for churches to be banned from holding marriages if they refuse gay couples”
PinkNews, September 2, 2011

“MPs vote to stop civil servants refusing to carry out gay weddings”
November 15, 2011
“Dutch MPs voted on Tuesday afternoon for a change in the law to prevent civil servants refusing to conduct gay marriages.”

“Lesbian couple mulls action against Christian wedding cake baker”
November 16, 2011
“An Iowa baker who politely declined to provide a wedding cake for two lesbians based on her Christian values may face legal action from the couple.”

“Gay rights activist calls for boycott of Salvation Army Christmas fundraiser”
November 28, 2011
“Gay rights activists who object to the Salvation Army’s biblical stance on homosexuality are launching their annual call to shut down the organization’s Christmas fundraiser.”

“Case of counseling student forced to undergo pro-homosexual ‘sensitivity training’ goes to court”
December 2, 2011
“After losing at a lower court, a counseling student at a public university in Georgia who was threatened with expulsion because she expressed discomfort with counseling homosexuals, is pleading her case before an Appeals Court this week.”

“Macy’s fires woman for refusing ‘transgender’ man access to women’s fitting room”
December 8, 2011
“A woman has been fired from a Macy’s department store for denying a man dressed as a woman access to the women’s fitting room. ‘I had to either comply with Macy’s or comply with God,’ said Natalie Johnson.”

“All Ontario teachers will be forced to undergo ‘diversity’ training by 2013: minister”
December 22, 2011
“By 2013 prospective teachers in Ontario will be required to undergo focused training in ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender diversity,’ says a cabinet minister in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government.”

“A New Jersey judge ruled against a Christian retreat house that refused to allow a same-sex civil union ceremony to be conducted on its premises, ruling the Constitution allows ‘some intrusion into religious freedom to balance other important societal goals’.”
January 12, 2012

“Amsterdam chief rabbi suspended for gay stance”
January 18, 2012
“The Orthodox Jewish community of Amsterdam suspended its US-born chief rabbi on Tuesday for cosigning a declaration which said homosexuality was a ‘treatable’ inclination.”

“Attorney Says School Threatened, Punished Boy Who Opposed Gay Adoption”
January 24, 2012
“A 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who wrote an op-ed opposing gay adoptions was censored, threatened with suspension and called ignorant by the superintendent of the Shawano School District, according to an attorney representing the child.”

“Gay activists attack church over same-sex marriage message”
15 February 2012
“Same Sex Marriage supporters attacked Wallsend, NSW Presbyterian Church last night in response to a message criticising same-sex marriage displayed on the building’s outside notice board.”

“All Dutch schools must teach about homosexuality, cabinet decides”
February 17, 2012
“All primary and secondary schools are to be required to provide pupils with information about homosexuality, ministers agreed at their Friday cabinet meeting.”

“Criticize homosexuality in Sweden and go to jail: No problem for European rights court”
February 17, 2012
“Anyone challenging the homosexualist agenda in public in Sweden can be sent to prison, and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that this does not constitute any violation of rights. In 2004, the Swedish government charged a group of pamphleteers with ‘agitation against a national or ethnic group,’ a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison.”

“Qld Labor candidate expelled after homophobic rant”
February 21, 2012
“Teenage Queensland ALP candidate Peter Watson has been expelled from the party after admitting to a series of anti-gay rants on the internet.”

“Brazilian government demands apology from televangelist for ‘homophobia’”
February 21, 2012
“A Brazilian federal prosecutor is demanding that a televangelist retract certain statements he made in 2011 which the prosecutor says incited ‘hatred’ against homosexuals – a thinly veiled threat of future legal action.”

“14-year-old homeschooled girl receives death threats for defending marriage”
February 22, 2012
“A 14-year-old homeschooler who testified before the Maryland state senate against a bill redefining marriage has been the subject of cyberbullying, vicious name-calling, and death threats.”

“Alberta readies to impose ‘diversity’ education on homeschoolers”
February 22, 2012
“Homeschooling groups are sounding the alarm this week as the Alberta government prepares to pass a bill that they say threatens to mandate ‘diversity’ education in the home.”

“Preacher’s remarks spark USQ ban”
February 23, 2012
“A United States preacher has been banned from speaking at the University of Southern Queensland tonight due to disparaging comments he made about homosexuality.”

“Stop Catholic schools from distributing ‘homophobic’ literature: leader of UK’s largest union”
February 27, 2012

“Christian vendor blocked from campus”
March 3, 2012
“Under mounting pressure from pro-‘gay’ activists, the student government at a university in Boston voted down a proposal to bring a Chick-fil-A franchise on campus.”

“‘Truth about homosexuality’ pamphleteer arrested, threatened with committal to psychiatric ward”
March 8, 2012
“Bill Whatcott’s controversial campaign to expose the harms of homosexuality has most recently resulted in him being detained by police and threatened with committal to a psychiatric hospital if he didn’t stop distributing flyers at the university of Calgary and adjoining neighborhoods.”

“Christians Who Signed Petitions Investigated”
March 10, 2012
“A prosecutor has decided to pursue and possibly charge members of El Paso area churches who promoted petitions opposing the city administration’s decision to implement benefits for same-sex partners even after voters decided not to allow that.”

“ABC presenter stood down for voicing Katter ad”
Brisbane Times, March 12, 2012
“An ABC radio presenter has been taken off the air after it was revealed she was the voice behind a controversial anti gay marriage television commercial produced for Katter’s Australian Party.”

“Christian minister accused of ‘crime against humanity’ for homosexuality stance”
March 15, 2012
“Two years ago, Scott Lively, author of ‘The Pink Swastika’, addressed members of the Ugandan Parliament, which was considering a bill criminalizing homosexuality. Lively urged an emphasis on therapy rather than punishment, and, after the bill was released he opposed the death penalty provision. Now, on March 14th a lawsuit was filed in an American court alleging that Lively committed the ‘Crime Against Humanity’ by speaking against homosexuality in Uganda.”

“Lesbian with kids in Catholic school demands removal of Catechism quote on homosexuality”
March 16, 2012
“A self-proclaimed ‘lesbian’ whose two children attend a Catholic school near Peterborough, Ontario, is demanding that the Peterborough Catholic school board remove a Catechism quote dealing with homosexuality from a school pamphlet. Ann Michelle Tesluk has started an online petition to pressure the board to action and describes her activities as gearing to make the Catholic Church into an ‘openly gay friendly church’.”

“Liberal outrage in Spain: Homosexual groups seek prosecution of bishop over sermon on homosexuality”
April 18, 2012
“Homosexual groups are seeking the prosecution of a Spanish bishop after he gave a sermon repeating the Catholic Church’s teaching.”

“Kansas law would force churches to host same-sex ‘weddings,’ receptions”
April 24, 2012
“A proposed ordinance in one of the nation’s most conservative states would force churches to rent their property out for same-sex ‘weddings’ and receptions. It would also force any public venue to allow people to use showers, restrooms, and locker-rooms based on their ‘gender identity,’ rather than their ‘sex at birth’.”

“Angry Queers’ damage Driscoll’s Portland church”
April 25, 2012
“A satellite church affiliated with controversial Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll was vandalized early Tuesday and a group calling itself the ‘Angry Queers’ has reportedly taken responsibility. Stained glass and other windows were broken at the Mars Hill Church.”

“Proposed Kansas Law Would Force Churches to Host Drag Queen Parties”
May 2, 2012
“If passed, the ordinance will allow cases against Christian businesses, much as they have done elsewhere to Christian bed and breakfast owners, wedding photographers and others.”

“Nebraska football coach: I’d rather be fired than retract homosexuality remarks”
May 3, 2012
“University of Nebraska’s assistant football coach, Ron Brown, who is facing censure and calls for his dismissal for publicly expressing his biblically-based views against the homosexual lifestyle, has stated that he’d rather be fired than retract his comments.”

“UK Catholic Schools Warned of Breaking Law in Opposing Gay Marriage”
May 9, 2012
“The government of Wales is moving against Catholic schools that are organizing students to protest a new government plan to back gay marriage in that country.”

“California Considers Legislation Making it a Crime to Counsel Children Not to Be Homosexual”
May 9, 2012
“California Senate Bill 1172 would make it illegal for therapists, psychologists, counselors and parents to engage in any kind of ‘sexual orientation change efforts’ against children 18 and younger. Violators could be subject to arrest, fines, possible jail time.”

“Victorian psychiatrist questioned over his stance on gay marriage”
AAP, May 13, 2012
“A psychiatrist lobbying against same-sex marriage must explain why he should retain his role on the board of the state’s equal opportunity agency, critics say.”

“Christian Marriage Conference in UK Banned for Opposition to Gay Marriage”
May 14, 2012
“The organizers of a marriage conference in Britain have been told they can no longer hold the event on their regular hired premises because they support the biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.”

All this is just the tip of the iceberg. As more special rights laws and homosexual marriage bills are passed, we will see more and more of this sort of thing. Freedoms will inevitably be stripped away. And the activists know this is and clearly desire this.

In the light of all this, if you are still not convinced, then simply look at what has happened in the American state of Massachusetts. Ever since they legalised homosexual marriage back in 2004, all hell has broken out. This is all very nicely documented in this very important paper which we all need to carefully read:

Homosexual marriage changes everything. Who will be the next one to be fired, fined or tossed into jail?

[1977 words]

31 Responses to Homosexual Marriage: Everything Will Change

  • I believe you are right! What a sordid world we live in :/
    Jenna Priest

  • Hello Bill,

    Well I will have to be careful, I once quoted a line from Juvenal’s Satire IX about the reality of homosexuals’ activities to someone and his reaction was, “Oh, yuk!”.

    The next time I could end up in the clink.

    Donald Battaglini

  • This of course is why gay marriage isn’t really about “giving them the same rights everyone else has”. Because the homosexual lobby insists on also taking away my right to believe what the Bible teaches about marriage. Of course, that’s been their goal every step along the way.

    Anyone in their 40’s (maybe younger?) can remember when the supposed goal of the homosexual lobby was to just get everyone else to leave them alone to do what they wanted “in the privacy of their own bedrooms”. Sounded logical, but of course even then that wasn’t really what they really were after.

    From the start there has been a relentless push to not only ensure they “have the same rights as everyone else” (they always have) but to force everyone else to agree with and celebrate their lifestyle choices.

    So now we’ve come to the point where the demand is that the very concept of marriage be re-defined to include homosexual unions, The problem, aside from the violence this does to the concept of marriage itself, is that it forces everyone to agree with the homosexual view– without any moral or religious exclusions. You don’t want to marry homosexuals in your church? Too bad, the law forces you to. You don’t want homosexual teachers in your private Christian school? Sorry, you can’t “discriminate”.

    This whole movement has never been about “equal rights”. It has been about eradicating a class of people and a world-view from the public square– that class being anyone who doesn’t buy into the homosexual lobby’s philosophy. Quite a trick for a group claiming they just want everyone to tolerate everyone else.
    Ronin Akechi

  • Yes exactly right Ronin

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • You quote from the western world Bill. In Africa, the pink jackboots would also like to advance as far. At least there the church has a chance to wake up a little earlier. The problem is that western governments are threatening cessation of aid if African governments don’t change their laws. In particular Kenya which is considered the doorway to Africa for many things is under pressure both from the activists you refer to, and from pro-abortion activists as well. In the case of pro-abortion activists, the threat to withhold health aid funding from Great Britain has already been made if the Kenyan government does not pass legislation banning family influence in a girl’s decision to get an abortion. The west went there decades ago, and look what happened. They want Africa going the same way. Pray that the African church will not remain asleep like the western church did.
    John Symons

  • Thanks for your article Bill, though I may be having a thick day as I fail to see any argument here. All I see are a list of events, not some ineviatble timetable to an apocalyptic homosexual doomsday. Can I please request that instead of assuming that we are all endowed with the same inate knowledge that some further explanation be forthcoming? Afterall, it is your argument that you are triying to sell to the general public, not to the already converted. Please expand on your claims. I would be most interested.
    Felix Collado

  • Thanks Felix

    But I would have thought that the argument presented here is perfectly clear. Let me make it yet again. Wherever special rights for homosexuals in general are granted, and homosexual marriage in particular is legalised, then everyone will be adversely affected. It is impossible to grant special rights to homosexuals without taking away rights from the rest of the community. The government demand that we embrace homosexuality and homosexual marriage will mean a corresponding loss of freedoms for anyone who is in any way opposed to this. It will mean the slow but certain eradication of the rights of the majority: freedom of speech, religious freedom, freedom of conscience, and so on. The more than 50 examples I provide here illustrate this argument perfectly.

    If you want a more sustained argument for all this I encourage you to buy my new book. With over 700 footnotes and 270 pages, it argues this case very thoroughly indeed.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • I emailed the tribunal this morning to express my disappointment at this decision, and one of the board members answered me, referring me to a website that he said disproved to Doctors for Family’s assertions. Would you like me to send that to you?
    Ross McPhee

  • OK Ross.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Dear Bill,
    I understand that Islam also condemns homosexual behaviour. Are the Muslim schools and institutions also attacked in this way? If so I would expect a violent reaction. Can you enlighten us on this matter?

    Joost Gemeren

  • Thanks Joost

    Yes Muslims also are opposed to homosexuality, as is almost every major world religion. But there is a very simple reason why the activists are targeting Christians and not Muslims: Christians do not fly airplanes into buildings or issue death threats in retaliation, as some Muslims do.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Of course the other alternative is that Felix really is having a “thick day”. Dozens of examples of losses of freedom, including the most basic of all – free speech – and he doesn’t understand the argument. Is he for real?
    Mark Rabich

  • For a perspective on homosexuality and homosexual behaviour is viewed and practiced within Islam in light of the Koran, please see, especially the section Modern Day.
    Steve Swartz

  • What’s happened here should serve as a warning bell to everyone who supports marriage between a man and a woman. This is just the very beginning. If they are capable of this kind of intimidation and persecution when gay marriage is still illegal, think of what they will do if/when it becomes legal. All dissenters will be hunted down mercilessly, and our lives made very uncomfortable unless or until we comply.
    Jereth Kok

  • Yes sadly you are so very right Jereth.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Hello Bill,
    Thank you for the list of 50 examples of what happens when SSM is legalised.
    I have added them to my lobbying email that I use listing your 8 reasons for not legalising SSM.
    I treat these people I lobby with respect and do not attack them, but only present the facts.
    So far I have only had negative feedback – sadly, even from some Christians.
    Thank you once again for giving us this information that we can use in this battle.
    God bless,
    Paul de la Garde, Sydney

  • Many thanks Paul. Keep up your great work.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Congratulations on drawing up this list. You do a wonderful job, Bill.
    Fr Luke Joseph

  • Many thanks indeed Luke

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Thanks for the response Bill, I don’t see your argument at all other than as a list of events. I don’t follow your particular world view, though this does not mean I will not listen to be told by you that the only way you will clarify your ideas is to buy your book is most distressing as it now looks like simply another money making venture with a ready made market all too willing to accept any proposals at face value with little substance to back them.
    Thanks anyway, I shall not bother you again.
    Felix Collado

  • Thanks Felix

    Of course you are on another page here – that was perfectly evident from your first comment. I made a crystal clear argument and buttressed it with plenty of evidence, yet you can’t – or rather, won’t – see it, even though it is staring you in the face. Then I make the argument again, and offer a fuller case in my book, and you come back with this foolishness that this is all about money! Yeah right. At least I got a good chuckle out of that one. You guys really crack me up.

    But we all know full well that you folks are simply closed to any arguments and evidence which your ideology will not allow. You demonstrate that perfectly here for us. So we are not at all surprised by your bizarre remarks. It is just par for the course – exactly what we have come to expect from your side.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Being forced to recognise gay marriage and gay rights is an invasion of God’s Holy Temple – our bodies, since he now dwells within believers and not a physical temple.

    All believers will, in time, be ‘re-educated’ by force or suffer dire consequences, maybe chipped to make us comply zombie fashion with their wishes – enslaved. When this happens, a spiritual version of the ‘daily sacrifice’ & ‘offering’ will be taken away (Remember, Satan is aiming at us, not unbelievers) and this ‘abomination’ will indeed cause ‘desolation’ to the critical point that it could be a major one of a number of different events to usher in Christ’s return. If we are not able to function as believers, apart from within our minds, and maybe that too will be at risk, there’s no point in the world continuing.

    Grant Squelch

  • Yes quite so Grant.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Felix, if Bill’s book was a “money making venture” he’d be the kind of person not to waste time writing 2000+ articles on a website! Not to mention the countless hours he spends responding to the many comments people post onto his site. And it would be quite easy for Bill to write stacks of books in very little time at all … making big bucks like so many others do.

    Did you know “Strained Relations” took 20 years of research?

    Annette Nestor

  • Thanks for the kind words Annette, but folks like Felix clearly have their minds made up already. Thus you simply have to call their bluff. They complain about a lack of argument, so you make it again, and add a reference to where they can get more of the same if they are interested. But of course they are not interested in the least. They simply come here to push agendas.

    So it does not matter how much we seek to meet their demands, they still are not interested. Indeed, I offer him a 270-page book with 707 footnotes, and he has the gall to come back here and still whine about “little substance”. Puh-leeese! The truth is, we could offer him a hundred books with a million references, and he would still whinge about a lack of arguments and evidence. That is because in true fashion, an ideologue will not bother to let truth and evidence get in the way of their agenda. It is all so very much how these guys always operate. It is as tedious as it is expected from these folks.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Evidence! If we only could see how this demand for evidence spells death and has spelled death for so many!
    God says “be faithful to your SPOUSE” and being God, we may trust He knows what He is doing. But no, this is too simple for us humans, we have to have evidence that this is really not good for us as God says, because we don’t trust Him.
    Homosexuality and raising children with ss parents, it is not good for us, yes we have the evidence now, at the cost of those who wanted the evidence or at the cost of innocent lives like those of the children who did not choose that life-style for themselves?
    Abortion is bad for the mother too, well we have the evidence now at the cost of how many dead human beings? And some still deny even the evidence, so it is plain they just want to do what they like. Well, they can, but still they look legitimisation, justification, that is evidence of the conviction of righteousness, sin and judgement by the Holy Spirit and yet, they redirect it somewhere else. Anything but repent, “let the rocks fall on us”. “We’d rather die than repent.”
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Quite right Ursula

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Hey Bill!

    Great article. Thanks for a heavy dose of reality today. As much as it can be the norm to ignore these things due to the heaviness it leaves, I plan to at least draw on this logic in my stand against homosexual activism. Thanks for the knowledge.

    I do have a question though. Recently, I have seen pictures denoting Christians against homosexual marriage equivalent to photos from years back of people against blacks in the community, saying ‘in 40 years you’ll look just as stupid’. This has bothered me on two notes, one it came from a Christian, and two I don’t know how to rebut it.

    Can you respond with some simple key points arguing this obvious ploy to make us seem simply intolerant or direct me to somewhere you already have?

    Thanks Bill

    Michelle Gross
    AB Canada

  • Thanks Michelle

    I deal with this more fully in my book, but I also have some thoughts about it here:

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • It is the attempt to “reeducate” those not in favour of homosexuality that should have us worried. Doesn’t it remind you of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia and Maoist China?
    IF they were wrong in doing that, how can the pink mafia now be right in doing the same? Or is it a case of “They were wrong, but we know better”
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • People like Felix have a terminal disease. It is known as truth phobia. The only cure for it is a life giving encounter with Jesus Christ.

    They make the disease more virulent every time they refuse to accept the truth.

    Roger Marks

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