"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
My Take on Same Sex Marriage
As I write these words let me make you all aware that I indeed have very close loved ones that are currently struggling with homosexuality. Some have accepted such life styles and others are fighting against it every day.
I am also aware that the church has done a terrible job in reaching out to this group of people; it seems as if the church has given them the impression that they hate the sin and the sinner as well.
Some years ago I remember being in Nashville, Tennessee with my brother, Carlos. During our stay there, he reconnected with an old friend and her family. Her mom invited us to come to her house and eat, so we went. As soon as we arrived to the house we were warmly receive by my brother’s friend and her mom.
Along with the group was a very flamboyant young man who wanted to make sure that we knew that he was there and that he was gay. I was hungry, so all I cared about was food. I had a long day at the studio and I was ready to eat. This young man could not cease talking for a minute.
As I started eating, I quickly discovered that the food was terrible. So, I was hungry and this young man was working my last nerves. To make matters worst, everybody decided to leave the dinning room as they left me alone with this gay young man. “This is great!” I said to myself; I wanted to do to my brother Carlos exactly what Cain did to Abel!
In the midst of whatever this young man was saying he asked me: “What do you do for a living?” I did not want to respond, but my mouth said, “I am a minister.” The conversation took a whole different direction from that point on, as the young man started pouring out his heart to me.
He told me that he acknowledged that homosexuality was a sin; he added that he did not want to be gay anymore and that he went to a church looking for answers. He added that when he finally confessed to the pastor his struggles with homosexuality the pastor publicly kicked him out of the church.
This young man wept before me and I wept with him. I asked for his forgiveness on behalf of what this pastor and this congregation did to him. Even as I pointed out the truth that he already knew about homosexuality as a sin, the compassion of Christ overtook my heart as I took the time to minister to him. By the time my brother and friends came back, this young man was acting like a young man and he was not talking as much.
Every normal person has sexual desires with the exception of those that were born with the gift of self-control. The Apostle Paul is a good example of someone with such a gift. Sexual desires are God-given and made to be completely satisfied only in the sanctity of marriage.
Society’s standards are not God’s standards. Even as society still strongly condemns adultery, rape and adults having sex with children, it seems like everything else is acceptable and justifiable.
TV and Hollywood have done a great job in lowering God’s moral standards. It is sad to say, but when our own President goes on national television and publicly expresses his personal support for homosexual marriages we, without a doubt, are stepping into very dangerous grounds culturally. What kind of Bible is he reading? Love without the truth is not love!
Marriage is indeed, Biblically speaking, between a man and a woman no matter what anybody say. Even as about thirty-four states have voted against approving homosexual marriages, I prophesize that the day will come when it will be legal all over this nation for gays to get married. In that hour, remember: No matter what Hollywood is saying concerning this issue, no matter if our President approves of these types of marriages, no matter what a portion of the church itself is saying; many of whom are, even now, sell-outs, who for political influences, power and fame, support these social views over God’s Word; no matter is the majority vote yes… Wrong is wrong! I do not judge them, but God will.
Jessie Jackson and all the people that support him should be ashamed of themselves for comparing the homosexual social battles with the blacks in this country; that is indeed a slap in the face for the very same God that liberated all of us.
The fight against slavery and equal opportunities to all was a Biblical one; in God’s eyes nobody is better than anybody, we are all the same! God is a God of freedom. How can you be a Christian and approve the homosexual agenda? But I have been saying for some time now that Jackson and Al are false Prophets that are leading many of our people straight to hell.
Homosexuality is a spirit designed to destroy lives. It is indeed a sin and like every other sin, will lead to death and destruction. There is no other way to say it; there is no other way to decorate the concept, homosexuality was, is and will forever be a detestable sin before the Lord. Not the only sin I should say, nevertheless, it will never be; just as fornication and adultery, approved by God…period!