Pride Month – Nothing To Celebrate

We are celebrating the wrong thing:

While June might be a celebration of all things homosexual in some quarters, we need to reconsider. We can start by recalling that the very first Pride Month – or Pride Day – occurred a long time ago. We read all about it in the 19th chapter of the book of Genesis. The sin of sodomy was not looked upon very favourably by God, so the five cities of the plain were all destroyed. As verses 23-29 put it:

The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar. Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord. And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace. So it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the valley, God remembered Abraham and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow when he overthrew the cities in which Lot had lived.

So the very first Pride Day did not go down very well. And lest critics think this is just some Old Testament thing which God no longer is concerned about, they better think again – and actually read their whole Bible (if they even have one). The New Testament also makes it quite clear what God thinks of this particular sin.

Indeed, what the Apostle Paul says in Romans 1 could not be clearer. He speaks of how God gives up sinners to their sin, and how those who reject God and truth end up embracing degeneracy and lies. He could have run with any number of sins here to use as an example of this, but he highlights just one. As verses 26-28 state:

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Of interest, this passage demonstrates that homosexuality is both a great sin and also the punishment for the sin. When you want sin bad enough, God will allow you to wallow in it, and it becomes a chain around your neck. The punishment fits the crime.

But I want to return to the Old Testament and look at just one more very interesting passage. Isaiah 3:9 in the NIV says this:

The look on their faces testifies against them;
    they parade their sin like Sodom;
    they do not hide it.
Woe to them!
    They have brought disaster upon themselves.

Here is how the ESV puts it:

For the look on their faces bears witness against them;
    they proclaim their sin like Sodom;
    they do not hide it.
Woe to them!
    For they have brought evil on themselves.

Notice two things about the phrase “they parade their sin like Sodom.” As to the verb being used, other versions can also be appealed to here. The HCSB says “they flaunt their sin”. The NET Bible says “they openly boast of their sin.”

Moreover, this sin is “like Sodom”. Just where does the word “sodomy” come from? Comparing this flaunting and parading of evil with Sodom is very telling indeed.

But let me mention two further things about all this. One, if you look at the context of the passage, it is of course referring to Judah and Jerusalem, and God’s judgment that is coming upon them. All sorts of sins were being punished here, not just one.

Also, while other sinners of course promote their sins and evil actions, the reference to Sodom here makes this even more fitting when we consider the rainbow mob of today. The homosexual activists, the trans militants and the drag queens that we see everywhere can perfectly be described as those who flaunt their sin, parade their sin, and promote their sin. Indeed, having loud and proud parades down our main streets all year long – and not just in some Pride Month – is just how they are so very well remembered. That is what they do. They flaunt their sin like Sodom.

Little wonder that another familiar text from a few chapters later in Isaiah also seems to fit so very well here. I refer to Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

The activists have managed to convince most of our elites, politicians, and media folks that this sexual revolution is a good thing, and those who resist these parades of debauchery and decadence are somehow the bad guys. Vice has become virtue, and virtue vice.

So the Bible speaks perfectly to the times we are now living in. But the way the militants happily shake their fists at God and think they can get away with this public promotion of evil will not long be the case. They will one day meet their maker and have to give an account.

We of course can pray for them and share biblical truth with them. Some WILL respond. I have a number of personal friends who were rescued out of the radical homosexual lifestyle and have been wonderfully transformed. Many have gone on to get married and have children.

So change is most certainly possible. But pride is never the way to proceed. As we also are told in Scripture:

Psalm 18:27 For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 21:4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

James 4:6 God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

So forget about Pride Month. What we need is an international Repentance Month. That is our only hope.

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18 Replies to “Pride Month – Nothing To Celebrate”

  1. Dear Bill, Thank you for the Biblical verses. Of immense value and a timely reminder of the evil of homosexuality. It has never been flaunted more but they will not fly in the Face of God forever.

  2. In your extract from Genesis 19, we read of five cities being destroyed, not just Sodom and Gomorrah. It is easy to overlook Deuteronomy 29 where we read of Admah and Zeboiim being destroyed as well. This is verse 23. It seems that Zoar was spared so we have just four cities being destroyed – still a very stern punishment and Lot was certainly warned of this terrible fate, which he was spared.

  3. Last year there was an enormous rainbow flag in the window of my local supermarket. It is not there this year. I think more and more people are seeing that there is something badly wrong.

  4. God will not be mocked. There will be considerable consequences. A once Strong protective nation for the elderly, Aged care homes are closing, unavailability of certain medications, where lower incomes, now see a new class of income the working poor and those highest in incomes developing a larger buffer from other incomes classes. Rising crime, less accountability. Where everything goes… Chaos abounds. The vulnerable, the widow, those who do there very best though they are struggling day by with disabilities, and those follow the Word and imitate Jesus Christ, whether individual, families are scorned for their beliefs and seen as no longer relevant in our modern western society. When governments no longer give acknowledgement or glory to God and seek their own interests with out integrity or regard to being” honoured custodians of what the people who voted them in with and turn their back on God. The LAWLESS& the COLDNESS towards those whom are supposed to be protected these are the beginnings from going from a favoured, protected, nation under God, to a struggling, innocent burdened and those in Jesus Christ nation lamenting the loss of God’s favour to their communities and over their entire nation. Yet, not all is lost, for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that none should perish but all come to Eternal life though Jesus Christ, son of God, son of man.
    The world will see the Word of God in the flesh and their will be either tears of joy or tears of sorrow depending on your Choice for or against Jesus Christ alone.

  5. Thank you bill for your words you wrote 7 years ago that I today now see.

    That GOD judges nation by giving them wicked rulers …[and judges]

    I see this judgment when I see what the Democratic Party is doing to this nation and the evil perversion they are doing with the children.

    Arkansas banned this perversion with children and a Barak Obama judge named James M.Moody Jr struck the ban down.

    Ca passed AN 957 that says the state can take a child away from the parent if the parent does not affirm the perversion of transgender identity of their child.

    This is outrageous and yet so many Christians so silent ….especially pastors and preachers

    Like abortion They won’t confront this evil from the pulpit.

  6. Thanks for this article, Bill. It is not the proud who will inherit the earth, but the meek. These pride events have the fingerprints of Satan all over them — he masquerades as an angel of light. True light can be split by a prism into the seven colours of the rainbow, but the LGBTQ counterfeit has only six colours, because their light is false — the light within them is darkness. And of course, it can’t be a rainBOW when it’s straight — but it’s not a mistake, it is wrong on purpose, just like the act of sodomy. They know the truth, but choose to reject it. The true rainbow is an arc of a perfect circle, representing the unity and perfection of Almighty God, and the union of a man and a woman as one flesh in marriage. The LGBTQ counterfeit is a straight line whose ends can never meet, because two men or two women cannot become one flesh. It is indeed disappointing, but not surprising, that politicians of all persuasions are so captivated by their lies. But ordinary people can start leading the lost back to freedom, by calmly and forthrightly telling the truth, that people are no more born gay, than they’re born to shove food up their noses, and pretend they’re eating.

  7. I would also like to add and that is what the Bible says and that is pride comes before the fall. Societies that have rejected God and have embraced evil and darkness are proud and are in rebellion against God and those societies will fall. Every society that did that fell. Rome Greece Egypt Babylon Sodom and Gomorrah etc. They all fell. The west is going to fall soon too.

  8. Bill, please would you do an article on the actual events of Stonewall riots? The “celebration” in June this apparently sparked is misplaced where the actual Day 1 events involved ~600 patrons of the Inn against just 10 NYPD cops. I heard somewhere that the cops were barricaded in as attempts made to burn down the Inn with them inside… hardly surprising another 6 days of riots followed. These riots had none of the moral high ground normally associated with more peaceful/civil events such as Selma. Really interested in your take on this, or something you may already have written?

  9. The sadder thing is how many churches go to the parades to CELEBRATE not PREACH??? Or even participate?? How many will have alphabet people speakers during pride month as special guests?? I imagine some churches would welcome the “sisters of the perpetual indulgence” into their services to give a lecture. “Drag queen Bible story hour” to show society how loving and tolerant and accepting they are of alphabet people.

    I think we need a year of sack cloth and ashes. Though the left will find some way to co-opt that and make it all about the alphabet people.

  10. I worked as an ER physician for many years. One of my first cases was a homosexual male who came to emergency in florid heart failure. On examination, it was clear he had a very loud murmur and when investigations were done it was found that he had a large vegetation of bacteria on his aortic valve (endocarditis). As investigations proved he had been having anal sex (sodomy) with multiple partners and the bacteria was coming from his anal canal which had developed a large fissure that caused the bacteria to come from there. Yet we promote homosexuality as something to be “proud” of???

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