A growing number of homosexual activists are adopting religious messages to address acceptance of what they call marriage "equality" and to define those who oppose it as bigots.
You saw the religious theme in the email from a homosexual to an individual who signed R-71 that we posted in a previous blog.
Rather than referring to biblical passages that define homosexual behavior as sin and an "abomination," some so-called progressive Christian leaders are joining homosexual activists in advancing a pious appearing message of inclusion, openness and acceptance of "committed" same-sex "marriages" as honorable to God.
Groups such as "Believe Out Loud" and "Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists" and others have partnered with homosexual activists to target pastors, churches and church members and in some cases, those involved in petition campaigns to defend marriage.
The Christian Post published an article on this in December.
I am told there are those organizing such an effort in Washington State, both during the petition gathering campaign for I-1192 and R-74, and after either or both are on the ballot.
You will recall that just last year President Obama referred to the teaching on homosexual behavior in Romans chapter 1, as "obscure" verses.
Activists and leftist so-called "progressive" Christian leaders base their argument for "equality" in marriage on the theology of left leaning leaders such as Bill Wylie-Kellerman and others.
Here is an example:
Wylie-Kellerman argues that the law in Leviticus barring the Israelites from homosexual relations was part of a purity code meant to keep the Israelites separate from Babylon. Because Jesus welcomed the "unclean" to Himself throughout His ministry and fulfilled the purity code in His body on the cross, Wylie-Kellerman is teaching people, "In Christ, there is neither gay nor straight."
Twisted Truth. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning.
Barrett Duke, vice president for public policy and research at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission says, "The bible does not accept homosexual behavior of any kind , nor does it call on Christians or society to treat homosexual behavior as normal."
You will see an intensified effort to use Scripture to affirm and normalize homosexual behavior as we go forward. It worked with Gov. Gregoire, causing her to deny the faith and teaching of her own church, by her own admission. Others in the legislature followed her, also redefining Truth.
We will be publishing columns from time to time, designed to help clarify what the Bible actually teaches on homosexual behavior. And giving notice of the various attempts to not only redefine marriage, but to redefine the Truth.
Thanks to all who have joined us in circulating petitions for I-1192 across the state. Thousands of petitions are being circulated by those who signed up with Faith and Freedom.
We have coordinators covering every area of the state, working with those who are circulating the petitions. I am very encouraged by the early reports.
We will be circulating R-74 petitions as soon as they are available, which I hear will be about 2 weeks.
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