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Taking a Stand; Paying the Price

Jul 28, 2012

Let’s face it folks: we cannot stop the haters from hating. They will keep pouring out their demonic rage no matter what we do. But one thing we must not do is allow their poisonous hatred to deter us from doing what is right. We must stand for truth regardless of the diabolical abuse thrown our way.

This site could easily stop writing on the other 65 main subject headings I have, and simply document the hate and attacks from the homosexual mafia. That alone would be a full-time job. Every day new and shocking examples of this can be found.

Let me mention just one example before turning to one I have already discussed. In Sweden (a nation so swamped in PC moonbattery that I have devoted many articles to it), students must now renounce the truths of biology and instead embrace radical ideology – or face the consequences.

One report puts it this way: “A Swedish high-school student recently failed a biology class for saying that homosexuality is abnormal, according to Swedish national news-site, svt.se. The site reports that a grade 8 student at Nynäshamn Highschool in Stockholm County, Sweden, expressed the opinion that homosexuality was ‘onormalt’ – literally ‘abnormal’ – and, as a result, received a failing grade.

“When the student questioned the grade, the teacher reportedly replied that it was because of the student’s opinions. The goal of the school’s curriculum, the teacher said, was that students show respect for different sexual orientations, and the student’s views did not correspond with that goal.”

In case you missed it, let me point something out to you. This is not education. This is not freedom. This is not concern for truth. This is simply fascism – pure, ugly, ideologically-driven fascism. And it is getting worse and worse every day, and not just in Sweden.

But let me return to an ongoing story I recently discussed: the hate campaign aimed at Christian-owned fast-food chain Chick-fil-A. I earlier noted how the tolerance brigade is bending over backwards to show their true colours here. And they are not the colours of the rainbow, but the colours of pure hatred. See here: billmuehlenberg.com/2012/07/26/chick-fil-a-haters-the-sweet-face-of-tolerance/

But wait, there’s more. The story has taken an even uglier turn – if that were possible. The VP of the company, Don Perry, has just passed away from a heart attack, and already the forces of sweetness and light are letting us know how we ought to love, tolerate, and show respect.

Consider just a few of the gracious and tolerant tweets pouring in (at least the ones I can print for a public audience – even if edited a bit):
-“Holy s**t. Two dudes kissed and the chicken man got way too stressed”
-“God hates homophobes”
-“God Dont Like Ugly”
-“If I’m wrong about gay marriage, may God strike me down”
-“God is coming for all you ChickfilA a**holes!”

And don’t forget – they want us all to be just like them: so loving, so accepting, so tolerant, and so into diversity.

Another person who has received his fair share of abuse from the tolerance crowds is Mark Steyn. He has just written on this story, and a few quotes are worth offering here: “The forces of ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ are ever more intolerant of anything less than total ideological homogeneity. Earlier this year, the Susan G. Komen Foundation – the group that gave us those pink ‘awareness raising’ ribbons for breast cancer – decided to end its funding of Planned Parenthood on the grounds that, whatever its other charms, Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with curing breast cancer. Within hours, the Komen Foundation’s Nancy Brinker had been jumped by her fellow liberals and was strapped to a chair under a light bulb in the basement with her head clamped between two mammogram plates until she recanted.

“A few weeks back, Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor who ‘says he’s never voted for a Republican presidential candidate,’ published a paper in the journal Social Science Research whose findings, alas, did not conform to the party line on gay parenting. Immediately, the party of science set about ending his career, demanding that he be investigated for ‘scientific misconduct’ and calling on mainstream TV and radio networks to ban him from their airwaves. As an exercise in sheer political muscle, it’s impressive.”

He concludes: “Americans talk more about liberty than citizens of other Western nations, but, underneath the rhetorical swagger, liberty bleeds. When Mayor Menino and Alderman Moreno openly threaten to deny business licenses because of ideological apostasy, they’re declaring their unfitness for public office. It’s not about marriage, it’s not about gays, it’s about a basic understanding that a free society requires a decent respect for a wide range of opinion without penalty by the state. In Menino’s Boston, the Freedom Trail is heavy on the Trail, way too light on the Freedom.”

Perhaps the best piece to finish with comes from someone who knows what she is talking about. Janet Boynes used to be a hard-core lesbian, but she has been set free by the love of God and the transforming power of Christ. You read about her amazing story in Called Out (Creation House, 2008). My review of this book will be out shortly.

She said some tremendous things here, so let me get straight into them: “It’s becoming an all-too-predictable cycle: A notable person in business, education, government, the arts or entertainment makes a public comment, in line with Scripture, on some hot-button issue like abortion, the environment, Islam—or same-sex marriage. Within hours Facebook, Twitter, the blogosphere, radio shows, and trash-talk TV are filled with experts, spokespersons, commentators and others with enraged opinions—all trying to dismiss and destroy this individual for comments that, in the past, would have been accepted as reasonable.”

Let me offer the rest of her piece as she discusses the Chick-fil-A saga: “Of course, it would have been easier for Mr. Cathy to have kept his mouth shut. He certainly knew that standing up for what’s right would make him and his company a target of ‘gay’ activist wrath, as it has in the past. But I for one am thankful that he took the stand he did, because in doing so he is setting an example that other Christians are going to be called upon to follow in the days ahead.

“As Christians, we have to get used to the fact that, in the case of same-sex marriage, militant homosexuals and their fellow travelers will not tolerate anyone who suggests that their sinful lifestyle is anything but normal and worthy of celebration. If we stand up and declare that homosexuality is sinful—and make no mistake: We Must!—we are going to be despised and targeted.

“I understand well the cost of taking a public stand. As a person who lived a homosexual lifestyle for 14 years before being set free by the blood of Jesus, I know the process by which these activists will try to destroy and defame anyone who opposes their agenda. The very fact that I boldly declare a person can be set free from this bondage makes me a special target of their rage.

“Plain and simple, the homosexual activist community will not tolerate any opinion that challenges their lifestyle, that opposes same-sex marriage and that invites those enchained in same-sex attraction to step into freedom and deliverance through Christ. There is no common ground between darkness and light, and—like Dan Cathy has demonstrated—the church must be willing to stand and declare the truth with clarity and compassion, and be prepared for the resulting backlash.

“On a personal level, I have received hundreds of threats and insults from those who would like to silence me. But I know what it means to be free from the bondage of homosexuality and I will not keep quiet. Nor should you be quiet. Every one of us has a responsibility to actively stand for the truth—and that includes standing for the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.

“The good news is that we can do this with boldness, knowing that we have the Spirit and grace of God on our side. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7), and while the forces of darkness will try to intimidate us into submission, we know that the true fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities and powers of darkness (Eph. 6:12). This is a spiritual battle and that is how we must fight it.

“I am thankful for all the godly people like Dan Cathy and others who speak up for righteousness in the public square. But rank-and-file Christians must join this fight too, on a spiritual level, through prayer and the Word of God. In the days ahead I want to encourage you to thank Dan Cathy for his stand—and his godly example—by dining at your local Chick-Fil-A restaurant. And on a deeper level, take time to pray fervently for those of us who have a platform to speak publicly on the issue of homosexuality, so that we will do so with grace and love. God is still on the throne, and He is still in the business of setting people free.”

Amen and amen Janet. We sure need more courageous Christians like you, and like Dan Cathy. The church today is filled to overflowing with spineless wonders who have never once publically stood up for Jesus. These folks are wimps for Jesus – evanjellyfish who disown their Lord every single day by their cowardly silence.

It is high time to break the silence and stand up for what is right – even if it means the hate mail begins to pour in. Like Janet I have also received many hundreds of these. But so what? Jesus gave everything for me so that I might have new life in Him. How can I do anything less as his disciple?

www.lifesitenews.com/news/swedish-high-school-student-fails-bio-class-for-saying-homosexuality-abonor
thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/chick-fil-a-vp-don-perry-dies-suddenly-liberals-celebrate-with-their-usual-hate-fest/
www.charismanews.com/us/33872-the-dan-cathy-example-its-time-to-stand-for-righteousness
www.ocregister.com/opinion/mayor-365812-menino-gay.html

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5 Responses to Taking a Stand; Paying the Price

  • “When I reach the appointed time, then I will judge with Justice. Though the earth and all who dwell in it may rock, it is I who uphold its pillars. To the boastful I say: “Do not boast,” to the wicked: “Do not flaunt your strength on high. Do not speak with insolent pride.” For neither from the east nor from the west nor from deserts or mountains comes judgement, but God Himself is the judge.’
    and
    He shall break the power of the wicked, while the strength of the just shall be exalted.

    Meantime we try our best to obey the commission given to ALL who have been baptised into Christ.

    Anna Cook

  • Thank you kind sir for taking a stand. I do want to add something (just a bit) to your story…..the bullying won’t stop until we put the bullies in their place. I have seen so much bullying by the leftist lunatics, it makes me ill.

    Keep up the good work.

    Joseph Benning

  • God bless and protect Janet Boynes, Mark Steyn, Dan Cathy, members of the ALP who have written back to me assuring me that they will vote against same sex marriage and Tony Abbott, who is such a champion in keeping the Coalition together, voting as a bloc against same sex marriage.
    God bless you in all you are doing, Bill.
    Rick Santorum recently invited people to eat with him and Mike Huckabee at Chick-fil-A to show their support amidst these vicious attacks by homosexuals. Google “Patriot Voices”, which Rick Santorum set up as “a grassroots and online community of Americans from across the country committed to promoting faith, family, freedom”.
    Angela Parham

  • Many thanks Joseph

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Quite so Angela and thanks

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

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