The Big Picture on AIDS and Same-Sex Marriage
This is a response to the below thread:
In this era, same-sex marriage is recognized as a human and civil rights issue, thereby making this topic a political, social, and religious concern. Moreover, it seems that we must accept this model of same-sex marriage, at least to a certain extent, to be relatively proficient in a legislative modification to the marriage laws, such as a court ruling based upon certain constitutional guarantees, or a direct popular vote, or initiatives and/or referendums. Moreover, the notion that two people of the same-sex claim they are in love and intend to marry seems to be an issue that is exceedingly common and widespread according to the reports of individual jurisdictions around the United States who are posting their statistical finding concerning these particular issues. The primary allies of same-sex marriage are human rights and civil rights activists in addition to the medical and scientific communities, while its leading opponents are religious groups. Numerous faithful societies all over the globe support same-sex marriage and equally as many religious groups are opposing it. Elwell says, “Homosexuality is the sexual desire directed toward members of one’s own sex. Female homosexuality if frequently called lesbianism, a derivative taken from the Island of Lesbos., where the Greek poet Sappho (reputedly homosexual) lived ca. 600 B.C. traditionally, homosexuality was the sin for which Sodom was destroyed by divine judgment, hence the popular term “sodomy.” The assumption of homosexuality in Sodom dates from the Greek occupation of Palestine when “the Greek sin” seriously endangered Jewish youth and a very strong scriptural warning was necessary. . Subsequently, before I delved into Brown’s account of the Law in Scripture regarding Leviticus’ I had previously read Scripture concerning this topic so that I could be clear as to what the Bible is saying in regards to homosexuality. Since I had previously read chapter 5, I felt it was appropriate to respond to the gay Christian argument. Brown says, “The prohibition against homosexual practices in ancient Israel was related to ceremony within Leviticus law which also forbade eating shellfish, and pork, and garments made of two kinds of fabrics. Clearly, in the present day, these laws do not apply to us (gay Christians). Furthermore, the term abomination in the Hebrew addresses a ritual defilement, not a mortal sin. Why should we should we make such a big deal about homosexual practice while ignoring or downplaying these other Levitical prohibitions? Is not this the height of hypocrisy? “. Unless I am mistaken, the Book of Leviticus says that God condemned Homosexuality because it (homosexuality) abhors Him. However, I am prepared to answer this statement with the following principles and consequences. The Lord God says, “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman.” To a Holy God this act of homosexual behavior is a sin that defiles the man and violates God’s law, what is more, the homosexual men dishonor themselves and their behavior is sinful and is punishable by death. God regards such behavior to be “Detestable sin.” God says, “Do not practice homosexuality, because “It is a detestable sin.” “If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. Both of them must be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense. (Lev18:22; 20:13, NLT).” . In spite of man’s sinful pleasures, God is merciful, for he has given scientists the wisdom to research combinations of medicines and in due course, they discovered a cure for this disease. However, this does not give us the liberty to participate in homosexual, fornication, or adulterous behavior. Such a cure is akin to my paraphrasing the Scripture about “The prostitute whom Jesus refused to condemn, by asking if there no one left to condemn her?” And she responds no, Jesus told her, “Go and sin no more unless something more severe should happen to you,” What could be more severe for the homosexual than to contract the AIDS virus? This epidemic began with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) that arrived in the United States in 1960. Discovered in 1981, doctors found clusters of Kaposi’s sarcoma and pneumocystis pneumonia in young gay men in the cities of Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
Ironically, I am writing this while being served breakfast in Waikiki by a very kind and helpful crossdressing man on the morning of my wedding day.
First of all, it needs to be stated that the original sin for Sodom and Gomorrah’s destruction was not necessarily homosexuality, as stated in the Book of Jasher Chapter 19:
3 And by desire of their four judges the people of Sodom and Gomorrah had beds erected in the streets of the cities, and if a man came to these places they laid hold of him and brought him to one of their beds, and by force made him to lie in them.
4 And as he lay down, three men would stand at his head and three at his feet, and measure him by the length of the bed, and if the man was less than the bed these six men would stretch him at each end, and when he cried out to them they would not answer him.
5 And if he was longer than the bed they would draw together the two sides of the bed at each end, until the man had reached the gates of death.
6 And if he continued to cry out to them, they would answer him, saying, Thus shall it be done to a man that cometh into our land.
7 And when men heard all these things that the people of the cities of Sodom did, they refrained from coming there.
8 And when a poor man came to their land they would give him silver and gold, and cause a proclamation in the whole city not to give him a morsel of bread to eat, and if the stranger should remain there some days, and die from hunger, not having been able to obtain a morsel of bread, then at his death all the people of the city would come and take their silver and gold which they had given to him.
9 And those that could recognize the silver or gold which they had given him took it back, and at his death they also stripped him of his garments, and they would fight about them, and he that prevailed over his neighbor took them.
10 They would after that carry him and bury him under some of the shrubs in the deserts; so they did all the days to any one that came to them and died in their land.
So the main sins of Sodom and Gomorrah had to do with outright injustice and a delight to do evil. This is not to say that Romans 1:27 is wrong, but I wish to present some facts that add a larger dynamic to the argument for or against gay marriage.
“In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” (Rom 1:27)
One of the signs of civilisation in decay is a lifestyle that promotes and indulges in unseemly sexual behaviour and this could be said to cover all forms of lust and perversion as well as infidelity. Rather than target one issue like this and start a big divisive debate as to “are you for or against _xxx_,” I wish to zoom out and see the big picture here. The big picture is that America, like Rome and indeed like Sodom is showing all signs of being in its final stages of civilisation. This can be seen clearly in Carol S. Quigley’s work “Tragedy and Hope” where he outlines the rise and fall of various kingdoms and governments. Although there is an awakening taking place, we are definitely showing all signs of teetering on the edge of a major collapse as a society.
Another interesting detail to note as this collection of scattered thoughts being jotted down here is that there are over 100 fires across the Mainland of America taking place currently. There is an outright rejection of the True and Living God’s laws and ways that extends even into the church system. While condemning gay marriage, there is a severe lack of openness to truly getting to know the Creator in a personal way that does not include the meddling of pastors who have themselves often abandoned true intimacy for the idolatry of seeking bigger donations and personal fame. I believe God is far more angry at the false religious spirit than the sin of homosexuality.
The big picture here is not to argue in the tiny boxes presented to us by either the media or the church system but to look at the fact that the AIDS virus was introduced in San Francisco to the homosexual communities in order that it would spread faster and eventually make its way into blacks who were most susceptible to its effects. There are many signs that show quite conclusively that AIDS was engineered in a laboratory as a race-specific bio weapon. Look at the statistics today of where the virus has ended up:
Out of the 34 million HIV-positive people worldwide, 69% live in sub-Saharan Africa. There are roughly 23.8 million infected persons in all of Africa. 91% of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa. More than one million adults and children die every year from HIV/AIDS in Africa alone.
Who would do something like this, you ask? The fingers point straight at the eugenicists who started playing God at the turn of the 20th century. Whistleblowers like G.K. Chesterton who wrote “Eugenics and Other Evils” were exposing the very foundations of transhumanism which gave birth to the ideologies of Hitler and the Communists, but that is a study and conversation for another time.
The long and the short of my reasoning here is that the introduction of gay marriage and promotion of these sweet but gullible people into society’s major framework is that they are merely cannon fodder for a much deeper and almost primordial evil that wants to eventually destroy sexuality altogether.