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Those supportive of a “Gay” lifestyle like to argue that their case is the same kind of unfair discrimination experienced by African Americans up until the 1960s. By doing this, they make their case sound ‘obviously’ unfair. It’s worth noting that this has outraged many in the Black community who can immediately and clearly see that there is just no comparison between the two issues.

Racial discrimination is insidious! It demeans a human being on the basis of their ethnicity, skin colour, or even nationality by considering them less than human. Demeaning another human as being less than human – on the basis of gender, race, status, professional, ability, is intolerable! Christians were at the forefront of confronting this in England during the campaign of William Wilberforce M.P., and the American Civil Rights Movement of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. But for the LGBT (Lesbian / Gay / Bi-Sexual / Trans-gendered) activists to claim that their campaign is exactly same “human rights” “discrimination” violation as that which the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King was involved in confronting is going too far and has caused many to realise that the LGBT’s campaign for “sexual-anarchy” has nothing to do with the Civil Rights movement.

Rev William Owens

Rev. William Owens, African American Civil Rights Campaigner

The hijacking of the civil rights movement by homosexuals, bisexuals and gender-confused people is unacceptable. There is no legitimate comparison between skin color and sexual behavior.
– Rev. William Owens, C.A.A.P. (The Coalition of African-American Pastors) [Source]

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1. Being treated unfairly as a human being because of your skin colour has to do with what it means to be human.

Human rights begins with the right to be. That is, being human starts from the moment you exist as a zygote. Your human rights are not subject to your size, your location, your environment, your location (S.L.E.D.). This means that human rights begin the fundamental right of existence (“life”). The colour of a person’s skin has nothing to do with this. On the other hand, the assertion by LGBT activists who advocate for sexual anarchy (no moral restrictions on sexual conduct) logically violates this fundamental principle because it promotes ‘non-life’ (since sexual activity between people of the same gender can not naturally reproduce another life).

We stood, marched and fought against racial discrimination as legally and morally evil. It is a violation of the first principles of our faith that God created all men in His image, and the first principles of our nation that recognized that all men are created equal.

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2. Skin colour has nothing to do with behaviour.

The colour of a person’s skin has nothing to do with morality. Whereas, how a person conducts themselves sexually has very immediate and serious moral implications.

For activists, politicians and now the highest office in the nation to link sexual behavior God calls sin to the righteous cause Martin Luther King gave his life for is abominable in and of itself. There is no civil right to do what God calls wrong.

Joint Statement from the Coalition of African American Pastors

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3. A non-white person cannot be other as a person, whereas a homosexual can choose not to behave homosexually (as thousands have).

Behaviour is not identity. Skin colour is not about behaviour. Therefore, skin colour is about a person’s identity. Conversely, being LGBT is intrinsically about what a person does. Therefore, being a LGBT is not a person’s identity. As a former homosexual, Sy Rogers, often points out, when he was a practisin homosexual he felt this was his identity. He felt he had no choice other than same-sex attraction. As he came to see that his primary identity was a human, not as a homosexual, he was able to distinguish identity from behaviour. And Sy Rogers is not the only person to have done this. Many of those who have struggled with same-sex attraction have found inner peace by choosing not to yield to what their consciences tell them is morally wrong. They have discovered their identity is their humanity not their sexual preferences.

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4. Being non-white has nothing to do with any relationship a person may be in, whereas it is vitually contingent for those claiming to be homosexual (LGBT). Racial discrimination has to do with the individual‘s identity. Homosexuality has to do with relationship-lifestyle.

This glaring difference between Racial discrimination and the assertion by LGBT activists is one of the main reasons why Same-Gender ‘Marriage’ can never be considered a human right because rights fundamentally apply to individuals and are by nature negative (that is, Human Rights identify what can not be done to another person). Yet, LGBT activists unceasingly promote the faulty notion that their “couple rights” are “human rights” and rarely called out for this.

The great travesty committed by LGBT activists who identify their cause with the African-American Civil Rights Movement, is that actual racial discrimination still being perpetrated! Reserving marriage, or more correctly- preserving marriage, is not an act of unfair discrimination. In the same way that a circle is a circle because it is a circle (and not a square), marriage is the union of one man with one woman to the exclusion of all others voluntarily entered into for life because marriage is the union of one man with one woman to the exclusion of all others voluntarily entered into for life, and is not the union of just any possible combination of people or otherwise.

Dr. Andrew Corbett
6th August 2012

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The Morality Of Hell

Heaven and Hell are commonly presented as either the benefit or the consequence of how a person responds to God. It’s as if people think that the whole point of religion is to get people into Heaven and to keep them out of Hell. From this “religious” perspective, Heaven is Ultimate Bliss, Paradise, Perfect Beauty – while Hell is Fire, Eternal Punishment, Anguish, Torment, and The Devil’s Domain.

Pentecostal Apologetics – Defending The Gospel With Power

Why do some people believe? Every Christian has a story of conversion. For some Christians their story is a journey from atheism to belief in the God of the Bible because of the evidence. For others, like Abdu Murray, their conversion story from Islam to Christianity was based on the credibility of the Bible. Then for those like Sy Rogers, former homosexual and formerly a Gay Rights activist, his conversion to Christianity was based on the love and acceptance he experienced in a Christian community. Many people become Christians for reasons like these, but, by far, the most common reason, at least statisticaly, is some kind of Pentecostal encounter.

A Novel Conspiracy

Just over a hundred years ago, a group of Trinity College, Cambridge students formed a covert society called the “Midnight Society”. Many of the Society members became professors at Cambridge, while others became famous novelists, playwrights and authors. At a time when Christians generally considered fiction grossly inferior to non-fiction (and theologically devotional writings), the members of the Midnight Society were strategically using it. They understood that the values and the morals of a nation could be influenced by the fiction it consumed. And they had a radical agenda…

Mankind’s 3 Greatest Unanswered Questions, Part 2

People of all ages have lingering questions that have occupied and troubled the greatest minds of each generation. Most of the challenging philosophical conundrums are usually the exclusive domain of philosophers – but not these three questions. Both the philosophically adept and the philosophically untrained have a right to feel a vested interest in how these questions might be answered. Indeed, how we answer them has an immediate and potentially fatal bearing on how we view ourselves and those around us. And it is here we begin to question.

Mankind’s 3 Greatest Unanswered Questions

People of all ages have lingering questions that have occupied and troubled the greatest minds of each generation. Most of the challenging philosophical conundrums are usually the exclusive domain of philosophers – but not these three questions. Both the philosophically adept and the philosophically untrained have a right to feel a vested interest in how these questions might be answered. Indeed, how we answer them has an immediate and potentially fatal bearing on how we view ourselves and those around us. And it is here we begin to question.

Can Euthanasia Ever Be Dignified?

Those who advocate for legalised euthanasia (from a combination of Greek words, “eu”= ‘good’ + “athanatos”= ‘death’) argue that people experiencing “intolerable pain” should be helped to “die with dignity”. In an interview I conducted recently with a leading senior medical practitioner, I asked him about the concept of “intolerable pain”.

A Theology of Sexuality

Gender and Sexuality are uncontroversially linked. The contribution that a man and a woman made to sexuality had always been straight-forward. Yet, of late, a very odd controversy has arisen around the novel idea that people are born with a sexuality beyond the designation of either male or female. It is asserted that there are now at least seven gender options with corresponding varieties of sexuality.

Initially, those defending what the Bible teaches about sexuality were ridiculed as “out of date”, “out of touch”, “prudish”, or even “fundamentalist”. But lately, the criticisms toward those who still promote an understanding of Biblical sexuality are coming from those who identify themselves as ‘Christians’. I’m not the first one to point out that the discussion regarding sexuality from the Biblical perspective has thus often been an exchange of vitriolic name-calling. The adage, “Ridicule is not an argument” seems to be pertinent. There are people on both sides of this debate who seem more interested in shouting than listening – let alone giving reasoned cases. This article in no way seeks to vilify anyone and does not endorse any acts of hatred.

The 5 Pillars Of Christianity

Many Church denominations are generally waning in this “post-modern” era. Along with the rise of non-denominationally aligned churches has been a growing doctrinal vacuum as preachers become life-coaches and the emphasis is on making the Bible a “How to…” book. A casual reading of some of these churches doctrinal statements reveals some glaring departures with historic Christianity, which should cause us to wonder how or why they differ so much with the 5 Pillars of Biblical Christianity…

Is Tithing For Today?

The vast majority of Evangelical churches encourage the practise of “tithing” and claim to do so because the New Testament teaches it. But does it? What are the believer’s obligations when it comes to endorsing or challenging tithing? What are the local church’s obligations when it comes to teaching, receiving, or addressing tithing for today? How we answer these questions has a huge impact on how believers and churches function as stewards of both finance and God’s Word!

There seems to be a growing challenge to the teaching of “the New Testament tithe”. There are entire internet sites dedicated to the issue. There are chatrooms where believers can discuss it. There are new books being written about it. In our local regional newspaper someone obviously feels so strongly about it that they have taken out provocative advertisements in the Church Notices section condemning any church that endorses tithing as being “a part of the Harlot church of Babylon”. This has become a heated issue…

I Doubt, Part 2

We are divinely designed to doubt! Doubt should be a normal healthy human response to an unsubstantiated claim. Doubt says, I won’t believe this unless I have good reasons to. When it comes to belief in God, more and more people have moved from doubt to cynicism largely because they believe there are no reasons or evidences for the existence of the God of the Bible. All too often those who do believe in God promote the incorrect idea that belief in God is a solely a matter of faith – without any need for rational evidence. Little wonder then many doubters in God have become convinced there is no God. There are some good reasons to doubt God’s existence, but some even better reasons to doubt these doubts!

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