Are you ready for persecution at the hands of gay activists?

Are you ready? Are you prayed up? Have you determined and set your mind that no matter what law they pass you will stand with God’s eternal Word? Have you decided that you will not be silent no matter what the penalty? Have you educated your church on what is upon us? Are you ready?

Because its not coming, its here.

With the passage of a law in Colorado, a formal declaration by the Brazilian government and a punitive legal decision by the Canadian government against a pastor, homosexuals have begun the work of shutting down the last solid opposition to their lifestyle. That would be you, the church.

With the assistance of the gay christian movement weakening the church’s inner defenses and the current spiritual climate of greed (aka prosperity) and excess in the church, the gay political movement has racheted up the  external pressure to stop all voices which proclaim homosexuality as anything but good, moral and superior. That’s publicly. Your alternative is to either not say anything or say it in secret.

Are you ready to do what Daniel did when he was threatened by the Babylonian legal system? Are you prepared to do what John, Peter and the other disciples did when the religious magistrates beat them and ordered them not to speak of Jesus anymore? Are you ready?

According to WorldNetDaily:

The [Colorado] law provides an exemption allowing religious groups to continue teaching, inside their doors, the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality. But the exemption itself is ultimately harmful to the church, Hausknecht contends.

“It tends to marginalize the church,” he said. “They’ll say, ‘It’s just a church.’ It will allow gay activists to continue to marginalize Christians. They’ll say, ‘Keep it within your four walls. That’s all.'”

The church is about to be ghettoized, just like the Jews of Warsaw under Hitler. The enemy’s intent is to herd us into our churches, padlock the doors and make it illegal for us to speak what thus said the Lord. Are you prepared to lose your job, be forced from your home, have your children taken from you for refusing to bow at the altar of homosexual acceptance? There is no middle ground. They won’t allow it. Either we choose now to stand up and be counted with the prophets who when faced with the devil’s schemes stood tall or we fade in an ignoble oblivion.

In Brazil the government announced a plan to cleanse Brazil of all “homophobia.” Last Days Watchman blogger Julio Severo has witnessed this sharp, government led attack in recent years. It culminated at the conference attended by delegates from 14 foreign nations.

Accompanied by six ministers, President Lula asked for all the prejudiced people to “open their minds and clean them”. He astonished everyone by manifesting complete support for the homosexual movement and by saying “that he is going to do the possible so that the criminalization of homophobia and the civil union may be approved”.

[Lula] defended the end for all opposition to the homosexual behavior and he affirmed that sexual discrimination “perhaps is the most perverse disease impregnated in the human head”.

Make no mistake the American political homosexual movement is involved with this having exported their hatred of critics of their sinful abomination to countries where governments are seduced by their money. Are you ready to have your church monitored by undercover homosexual activists? Are you prepared to have homosexuals target your business to test your acceptance of their sin? What will you do when they file an expensive lawsuit against you?  In case you havent heard, the war is on.

To our north, the Canadian government has spoken emphatically that critics of homosexuality will face the law and be punished.  On May 30th, Pastor Stephen Boissoin was banned from expressing his biblical perspective of homosexuality and ordered to pay $5,000 for “damages for pain and suffering” as well as apologize to the activist who complained of being hurt. Said the court:

“Mr. Boissoin and The Concerned Christian Coalition Inc. shall cease publishing in newspapers, by e-mail, on the radio, in public speeches, or on the Internet, in future, disparaging remarks about gays and homosexuals. Further, they shall not and are prohibited from making disparaging remarks in the future about … Lund or … Lund’s witnesses relating to their involvement in this complaint. Further, all disparaging remarks versus homosexuals are directed to be removed from current Web sites and publications of Mr. Boissoin and The Concerned Christian Coalition Inc…”

This is not a fight to be won with carnal weapons. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.  Get yours out and get it ready.

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31 thoughts on “Are you ready for persecution at the hands of gay activists?

  1. DL,
    Why the metaphors of war? Wars are commonly associated with violence. When you ask the everyday person to tell you what war brings to mind the pictured returned will not be spiritual.

    I feel terrible concern for the safety of gays and lesbians when I read articles like the one I have read here today. The intention is clearly to rally the troops, but sadly the outcomes of this type of language is anything but positive. The underlying message read is that war (violence) is justified as long as it is in god’s name. That may not be the message you wanted to put out, but it is a part of your message.

    The use of words like “weapons” and “warfare” added to statements that put fear into people like the one above stating gays and lesbians are going to do things to christians like the Nazi’s did to the Jews are statements that invoke fear into the hearts of men. Fear is the driving force behind violence. Man resorts to violence when he fears for his safety, the safety of his kind or the safety of his very soul. To put such fear into others is to scare them into violence against GLBT folks.

    I would request that you begin to take steps to move away from this metaphor of warefare and start using language that is less a call to arms and more a call to look for solutions where religious folks and gays and lesbians can both have their civil liberties respected and honored. I would appreciate that you use language the engages people in solutions to the problems we face not entice them into battles to win against other people. I would ask you move into directions where we seek to have power WITH people not over them. I would request you begin to frame your arguments into winning OVER your opponets not winning AGAINST your opponetts. I would request that you present solutions where both sides views and needs can be met without rally cries that could end in violence.

    In peace,
    Joe Brummer

  2. I have informed the people in are local church as well as in every church that I have been giving the opportunity to speak at. I have been warning the leaders of the church to prepare themselves for the coming persecution for the last five years, and yet it has been business as usual. Now we will see who the real Christians are. I am reminded of what David said in Psalm’s 12:1-8

    Psa 12:1 To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
    Psa 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
    Psa 12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
    Psa 12:4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
    Psa 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
    Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
    Psa 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.
    Psa 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

    We see the oppression of the righteous by the wicked using their words of flattery to convince people that their sin is right because the words that come forth from their lips speak of social justice with no moral absolutes, and a heart that has a hidden agenda. Their agenda is and will always be the same, to pollute the innocent with their perversion and rebel against the grace of God. They think that their humanistic wisdom can out smart God because they have out smarted our government leaders who are suppose to protect the will of the people, they have out smarted the religious leaders of are time because they have abandoned the truth of God’s word, they have also out smarted the intellectual and the common man by convincing him that the God of the bible needs a make over. But what they have failed to see is what every sinner fails to see when they are blinded by their own sin, that God is a just and righteous God who will stand up and judge the wicked for their sin and reward the righteous for their faithfulness. Soon we will see churches being closed down and people afraid to speak the truth. I often tell the people at are church that God saved me from the life of gang banging, drug dealing, and violence, and poverty to use me in these last days to be a witness for Him. I have counted the cost and I am willing to lose all for the sake of the cross.

    Pray for the church.

  3. The thing that always gets to me about all this… we’re told we’re not allowed to voice critisism because it’s “hurtful” to others.

    Well why, if it is hurtful against our moral sensibilities and religious beliefs, are we not afforded the “protection,” but rather told that we aren’t allowed to voice our hurt?

  4. Dear sirs…
    I noticed at the side some links to Black apologetics sights etc…

    I am a missionary far from home at the moment… and I dont get the stateside network TV News seeing the play by plays of the political debates… I dont have my friends down the street to talk to and ask… so permit me to ask this here… Obama… Is the entire black community taken in by him? Is anyone seeing through his disguise? It will do no good for white people to talk about him… It has to come from the black community. The Black watchmen have to stop him in the black churches.
    The attack is two fold… The muslims want the whitehouse and the Homosexuals want thier own legal rights and pseudo Militia Control… Between the two we have a recipe for “Nation shall rise against Nation” Thats “ethnos” and it means Nationality VS Nationality not country against country… that means race riots…
    We have the Recipe for the end of the USA in November of 2008
    Please understand the full ramifications of what we are looking at.
    The country torn in pieces… Racists fighting on one side…. Christians under fire from both sides for thier stand on Morals, Then over it all… Muslim Control of our Government to make sure that the situation only gets worse.

    By the way… if you forward this… please remember that the athiests are the ones who have asked… no Begged for this…
    It is written…: Ps 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

    See you all after the Rapture… Or when we are finished going through the fire… whichever comes first.
    Mr Maranatha

  5. Joe Brummer… above… Let me remind you of what you posted above
    “gays and lesbians are going to do things to christians like the Nazi’s did to the Jews are statements that invoke fear ” Let me Remind you that Hitler was a Homosexual… Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Yes we are in a war. To defend our families and our loved ones not only from immorality but also from Hell to come. You need to step back and take a look at what the Christians and moral “Streight” people have to loose if the Homosexual agendas continue in the direction they are going.

  6. Weapons and warfare refers to a spiritual battle and not a flesh and blood battle that involves physical viloence. It is found in Ephesians 6:10-20

    The Armour of God
    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
    11 Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

    12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

    13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

    14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

    15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

    16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

    17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

    19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,

    20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

  7. This should be a wakeup call to the many Christians who although not in agreement of the gay lifestyle, get angry when the church attempts to speak out against it, or when Christians try to shoot down the laws that are attempting to make homosexual marriage legal. The attitude is to let them do whatever they want as long as its in the privacy of their homes. “What business is it of ours what they do behind closed doors?” they say.

    Well now we are beginning to see the fruit of letting these things “pass.” Not only will they be allowed to do as they please behind closed doors, but now they are gaining such power that those who speak out against it behind their “closed doors” will be persecuted for using such material! That material coming in the form of the Bible, pamphlets, or anything else!

    And Joe posted earlier not to use metaphors of war. If that’s the case, then we must remove the bible! Metaphors of war are used to describe our spiritual battle weapons throughout the bible: BREASTPLATE of righteousness, the SWORD of the spirit, the SHIELD of faith, putting on the WHOLE armor of God! (Eph 6:13-17)

    Joe must begin to understand that it is the use of GOD’s weapons that enable us to win others to Christ. His weapons combined with our love for the individual is the start.

    Whew! It’s sending shivers through my body watching the Bible’s prophetic revelations come true before our very eyes!

  8. Dear Pastor D.L.,

    We blogged about the same topic today!

    I just started attending the 13 week sessions called, “The Truth Project.” The very first class was awesome!

    I will be blogging about it over the course of the 13 week training. Then, I will conduct the course in my home so that others can reap the benefits!

    Briefly, the first session opened up with very relevant questions.

    1. What is truth?
    2. Why did Jesus come into the world?

    The sessions will take us on a worldview tour. I’m so excited about this!!!

    It is already a tour of extraordinary worth. It will present truth claims in logical order. When anyone turns and gazes upon the face of God – we are deeply affected!

    During the class, it was so interesting to hear the various answers given to that second question.
    Jesus came to save us.
    In John it tells us Jesus was born to fulfil the prophecies.
    Jesus came to redeem us.
    We desperately needed redemption.
    Jesus came to save the world.

    Now, these are all good answers – but they weren’t the exact correct answer to complete the Scripture verse that the study leader was referring to in John 18:33-38.

    The answer is that Jesus came to testify to the truth.

    Truth was on trial.
    How many times did our Lord say, “I tell you the truth” in Scripture?
    How many times did he say, “Truly, truly…” to emphasize a point?
    Twenty-Five times!

    What is so obvious about the combined evils of our day, including the radical homosexual agenda and the gay “christian” movement, is the fact that they BOTH resist the call for the Truth found in God’s Word, acknowledgment of, and repentance for sin, and THEN be cleansed in order to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior into their hearts. Such deceptions keep them in bondage thus keep them from experiencing Jesus’ goal for us sinners – that being –

    To set the (us) captives free!

  9. Christine, thank God. I spent some time just weeping before the Lord. I feel like Habakkuk after reading, writing and sending this out.

    O LORD, how long shall I cry,
    And You will not hear?
    Even cry out to You, “Violence!”
    And You will not save.
    3 Why do You show me iniquity,
    And cause me to see trouble?
    For plundering and violence are before me;
    There is strife, and contention arises.
    4 Therefore the law is powerless,
    And justice never goes forth.
    For the wicked surround the righteous;
    Therefore perverse judgment proceeds.

  10. Carlotta writes and I reports with some edits so you will see just why non-theists are a bit horrified by your comments:

    “Joe must begin to understand that it is the use of GOD’s weapons that enable us to win others to “Allah”. His weapons combined with our love for the individual is the start.

    Whew! It’s sending shivers through my body watching the Koran’s prophetic revelations come true before our very eyes!

    or maybe:

    “Joe must begin to understand that it is the use of GOD’s weapons that enable us to win others to Ganesh . His weapons combined with our love for the individual is the start.

    Whew! It’s sending shivers through my body watching the hidhu scripture’s prophetic revelations come true before our very eyes!

    I am sorry, but if you can’t see how scary this is then you may just as well be blind.

    GCMW: Joe, this conversation may be out of your league. You can bow out gracefully at any time.

  11. To those of you who refuse to hear what the Lord has to say concerning men with men and women with women; the day will come when you stand before God and he will remind you of what you rejected from Him. There will be no explanation excepted in that day for what you are doing now. His word is true and it is His word not mine nor yours

  12. Did you purposely overlook this….

    Weapons and warfare refers to a spiritual battle and not a flesh and blood battle that involves physical violence. It is found in Ephesians 6:10-20

    The Armour of God
    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
    11 Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

    12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

    not surprised…shouldnt expect you to understand Pastor Foster nor anyone else comment on this post is advocating physical violence against homosexuals

  13. Kinda lost me after the artical blames those that preach “prosperity” with the comming attack on christians..esp since virtually all such preachers teach that living immoral lifestyles block Gods blessings, destroys lives, and invites Gods judgement.

  14. Brian, sorry you got lost.
    The greedy spirit behind so called prosperity causes people to neglect watching and warning others because they are too fixated on gaining wealth and “blessings”.

    I have not found any evidence these preachers are preaching against sexual immorality. If so, please point it out. Their “thing” is prosperity and how to get the blessings of God.

    But here it is in Jesus’ own words:

    14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans[f] write,
    ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[g] I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

  15. Joe it’s understandable how you ridicule the statements people like me make when we speak of the bible’s prophesies. For one, you lack knowledge of biblical prophecy as compared to other religions so that makes it easy to equate them all.

    There are false prophecies and there are true prophecies. So far, the bible is running at a 100% accuracy rate. The bible says if just one prophecy is incorrect, that alone disqualifies it from being a true prophetic source (Deuteronomy 18:21-22). I won’t go more into it here because it will take it off topic. But I’m sure Pastor Foster or others on this board won’t mind helping you out with that later.

  16. Pastor Foster – check your email!

    Isa 6:8 ¶ Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here [am] I; send me.

  17. This is accelerating at an increasing rate. It is really quite amazing what Satan is doing here. Perhaps this will separate the wheat from the chaff.

  18. Great post DL and like Christine I also just blogged about this same issue today and sent my column to Renew America for a greater audience. Keep up the great work my friend! Your life is a living testimony to the power of our holy Lord Jesus Christ.

  19. gcmwatch: So the “prosperity” movement that virtually ex-communicated Carlton Pearson when he began teaching tolerance for the homosexual lifestyle merits condemnation in your artical, as opposed to say mainline denominations that openly promote the gay lifestyle? No mention of them? Sorry, I’m still lost.

    GCMW: It wasnt the prosperity movement that “virtually excommunicated” Pearson. The Joint College of African American Bishops of which there are no member per se of the prosperity movement declared his teachings heretical. If anything Pearson excommunicated himself. Pearson never went to the p/m…word of faith churches anyway. He was pentecostal/COGIC oriented. All of that is beside the point because I wasnt referring to a church but rather a spirit of greed in the church at large abetted by teachings of prosperity. Brian, sorry you are still lost.

  20. Brian,

    Where have you been man? Look at the posts here of some of the largest proponents of the Prosperity Gospel like TD Jakes, Creflo Dollar, and Eddie Long and you will see there gravitation towards apostasy concerning Homosexuality. Just scroll down and click. BTW look at Juanita Bynum and Paula White and you will see sexual immorality pertaining to these folks also albeit NOT homosexual. Brian it’s time you did some internet searching on the Pulpit Pimps brother .

    Kyle

  21. Brethren, I live in Canada and it is indeed getting scary…free speech is slowly but surely being cut down….Only a few brave Conservatives, Christians and Libertarian are standing up.

    Make no mistake..the Gay Agenda is evil and intolerant to its core and I personally believe that is they were allowed to slaughter us Christians, that they wouldn’t hesistate.

    I have worked much in the Islamic studies and missions and how that all works…radical islam from what i see has the exact same hateful intolerant spirit that the Gay spirit has here in

  22. (cont) North America is the same hateful spirit in radical islam…its very scary indeed but as one brother wrote earlier, our armour is from Ephesians 6…..

    Yes our blessed Savior might even start allowing some of us here in North America to be martyred for Christ….Physical persecution is here…how severe it becomes will only be known in the coming days but ith the evil on the increase day by day, I expect us younger folk at the very least may someday face concentration camps for the Glory of the Lord…and I say that without any hyperbole…

    America, Canada and the West are spiraling out of control…we all know that….

    Unless our Savior returns first, Brethren, we need to be prepared for horrific times…and to be able to Love our enemies!!

    Blessings to all of you….

  23. I know i may sound like one lone crazy voice, but something good may come out of this.

    For those Christians who stand strong and refuse to compromise the word of God on this issue, yes, they may be legally [and even possibly physically] persecuted. But it will strengthen that which remains!

    Much of the Church in America–or the West in general has been ‘at ease’ for too long; apathy has resulted in heretical teachings and beliefs which are far removed from the simplicity of the Gospel. These have entered into our Churches while we’ve yawned and looked the other way…

    We have grown ‘fat’ and ‘proud’ spiritually, believing we were beyond persecution. This could be the wake up call the body in the West needs; A call back to Christ and the purity of the Gospel.

    Not all will heed that call, instead some will compromise and fall away. But isn’t that what happens when people are called upon to forsake all for Christ? Many will refuse to do so, but a remnant will see Jesus as that Pearl of great price, and hold fast even if it means great loss and persecution.

    Christ loves his own here in America….and because of that love, he wants to see us awake! Strong in him…

    He has sent this message to us by the voices of true men of God for years, in hopes we would hear and heed the warning, that being if we did not arouse ourselves from this spiritual apathy persecution was indeed coming–but sadly most of us didn’t hear. I confess to being one who did not take the warnings seriously enough until recently.

    You are right Pastor, our weapons are not man made, but spiritual. Prayer is the greatest weapon we have!

    Brothers and sisters, my prayer is we all hold on to Christ, uncompromisingly, and stand strong in the faith as we face what is coming.

  24. PJ,

    Your correct about what you say except that I view it not so much as a good thing to strengthen those of us who remain faithful to the truth but rather something that really breaks my heart. And it is this…………………When all is said and done and this apostasy spreads through the Church you will find very few remaining that are truly God’s sheep. I think we are in a rude awakening and those who we truly thought were saved were not. The current apostasy which goes far beyond just “this” topic has begun to separate the Sheep and Goats if you will.

    Wait and see when the dust settles and look around you as to who is left standing with you in truth. Like me I’m sure you will be very disappointed.

    Kyle

  25. PJ, I agree too. When God exposes sin, he exposes much more than we think will be exposed. In this we should all try to understand his purpose in doing so.

  26. I have no intentions of bowing down to the wishes of a balsphemous generation of flesh loving individuals regardless of how many laws they pass.
    I personally feel that Christianity has had it too good and many have turned from God to embrace the blasphemy of homosexuality to keep a church, an income as well as the praise of man.
    Now those whom they have embraced will hate them just as Amnon hated Tamara more than he loved her once she was defiled. Like him, they hate the very ones that they defiled and won’t be satisfied until they bolt the doors.
    Now we shall see who is called of God and who is not. Now we shall see who is anointed of God and who is not.
    These that have been overpowered by the spirit of antichrist and embraced homosexuality will probably be the first to change their views and lead multitudes to hell while the ones that have been overlooked as people flocked unto the supercenters of sin will have their day to continue preaching unhindered as they have never had any form of support anyway. Unlike those who have ebraced homosexuality to have big churches with pomp and filthy lucre these poor preachers with small flocks will not see much change.
    They will continue to preach with the same small flocks they have always had and won’t be hit as hard as those have sold out unto man and his lusts.
    As for me, the mainstream has hated me as bad as the GLBT folk.
    My small flock won’t be hindered by these laws in the slightest. We never had anything and nobody ever wanted to hear us anyway.
    I do plan to keep an eye on how these laws effect those “great men of God” whom I have always considered false prophets anyway.
    As I say, now we shall see who knows God and who doesn’t!
    I for one like Daniel will not cater to them regardless of whether the laws effect me or not.
    Frank is already well known and well hated on sites such as gaychristian.net because try as they might they cannot counter the things which the Lord has showed me about the abomination of active homosexuality with scripture. All they can do is go back to the unequal balance of grace with no mention of fear, obedience and diligence.
    No mention of Christ as the husband and the church as the bride which appears to be a hetrosexual union and marriage!
    They will probably mow right over some of these pastors that have never had to do everything theirself . The ones that have everyone come unto them where they can be told what they want to hear instead of what the Lord wants to say!
    The word does say that many shall fall away in the end and that satan shall overcome many.
    When I tried to tell them yeas ago they wouldn’t hear it in their arogance. Now they will experience it.
    This will be interesting to see and shortly we will all stand at the judgment seat of Christ to give an answer unto him.
    The preachers today better get ready.
    Things are about to change and their faith will be tried with fire as it never has been.
    They better be ready.
    Frank

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