Skip to comments.IT'S THE BEHAVIOR, STUPID
Posted on 11/05/2003 8:38:15 PM PST by ahadams2
IT'S THE BEHAVIOR, STUPID
By David W. Virtue
The Rev. Dr. Earle Fox did something no one has ever dared do in the history of The Episcopal Church. He spoke the unthinkable.
He got up in front of 3,500 Episcopalians on an ice rink and told the truth about the clinical and medical facts of homosexual behavior.
And the Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold got so red-faced, he publicly censored him and stopped him in the middle of his peroration and told him to "spare us the details" and get to the point and, by implication, stop telling us the nasty clinical details about oral sex, anal sex, rimming, and other egregious homosexual practices.
It was a moment to remember. For episcopal homosexuals a moment to forget. It will be forever etched into the [homosexual] history of the Episcopal Church. Someone had stood up and in clear, succinct, non-flowery language, dared to face down the High and Mitered Ones in ECUSA and say what no one else would say.
And what Dr. Fox did not describe, and, because he was rudely interrupted, couldn't, were the practices of fisting, golden showers, and mud rolling, all of which necessarily entail contact with human waste. You can get not only AIDS from this behavior, but about 40 other STD's transmitted by sexual promiscuity, mostly from anal sex, one of the most popular and appalling homosexual practices.
If he had gone that far Griswold would probably have had a heart attack and his miter toppled to the ice rink floor, because, as Fox's description indicated, it makes no more sense to encourage your child to explore homosexuality than to play in the toilet, and for the same reasons. The consequences for both are predictably disastrous.
The truth is no one wants to talk about behavior because it destroys the romantic, " it's all about love" and "committed" notions, perpetuated by pansexualist propagandists, and pounded into us, day in and day out by television, the Internet, movies and more.
Whenever the Center for Disease Control (CDC) comes out with the latest sexually transmitted disease statistics, homosexuals are quick to jump in and deflect blame from their behavior and call any criticism of their behavior homophobic. They then argue for more money from the American taxpayer to fight the pandemic that they helped create.
It is one of the best propagandist ploys in the history of modern advertising and public relations. Deflect talk away from behavior and focus on "gene" theories, or "I was born this way," and blast anyone who suggests that people can change and keep pressing the lie that God approves on the grounds that the Bible doesn't talk about "committed" same-sex relationships.
The secular campaign for homosexual acceptance has been mirrored by the liberal Protestant church's acceptance of homosexuality, and no one church has been as successful as The Episcopal Church in brokering homosexuality into the church, sanctifying it, and then consecrating a bishop who practices it.
It has been a personal stunning victory for Louie Crew, the church's First Sodomy Promoter, who has pushed homosexuality for more than 35 years. He has lived to see his man V. Gene Robinson made a bishop. He was afforded a special place of honor and allowed to sit in front of the consecrating bishops, facing the Presiding Bishop, just a few feet away from Robinson himself.
One hopes he lives long enough to see the damage he has wrought, and the slow but inevitable unraveling of a once proud denomination that will now follow.
Griswold wants us to believe that "our church is larger than any one point of view and must embrace all." Griswold's all embracing ECUSA is clearly larger (and therefore better) than God's mere one point of view.
He wrote this in a letter to ECUSA's clergy just a few days before the consecration, hoping no doubt to deflect the inevitable anger and disintegration that would follow.
The Presiding Bishop's statement is a glorious half truth and Griswold is good at telling those. The church has always "embraced all" including homosexuals. When has the church not done so? Name a brand of sinner and the sin that person has committed that the church hasn't opened itself to. The sinner is called to be redeemed and the sin to be repented of. The church has embraced adulterers, fornicators, embezzlers, murderers, divorcees, homosexuals and it has done so with one clear simple message.
Repent of your sin, stop what you are doing, do a U-turn (metanoia), and embrace Christ. God is open to all persons, but some behaviors, all persons must check at the door to heaven. When some complain, who are refused entrance, St. Peter might just echo St. Clinton, "It's the behavior, stupid."
It's a very old story and it applies to every single human being on the planet regardless of race, color, gender, age or sexual preference. You stop, you repent, and you conform to God's will.
Of course there will be times you will fall. We all do. The Apostle Paul called himself the chiefest of sinners. You may spend a life time falling and you will spend a lifetime picking yourself up off the floor. The message is still the same: repent and go on.
But never, never, never say that God is going to allow a special group of people the right to change the behavioral ground rules even if they are the Archbishop of York, the Bishop of New Hampshire, hundreds of priests and thousands of laity. Because God won't.
And don't let the emotionally laden word "inclusion" sidetrack you, as though somehow you have to include a special brand of sin (homosexuality) because he or she says so. And don't let some Episcopal sodomy promoter make you state whether your church is "inclusive" and put a sign outside on church property if it is, because ALL Episcopal churches are inclusive.
My own biblically orthodox parish of 1,500 has a number of homosexuals in it and they wrestle with their sexuality every day of the week. And they have support groups that hold them accountable, and they are trying to live out the gospel by being faithful with their bodies, and when they hear Episcopal sodomy promoters say it is okay to have gay sex, it only doubles their agony.
Here you have a group of men and women trying to live out Kingdom standards of sexual behavior and they are being told they can indulge themselves because members of the misnamed organization Integrity believe God has changed His mind - for them. They are wrong, dead wrong, "for such were some of you," wrote Paul.
But you have been washed...transformed...and you have put on Christ. You have been redeemed, redeemed by the blood of the cross.
And you will see the face of God.
For more details on Fox's views see the book GOOD AND RIGHT IN THE EYES OF GOD - how to win the sexuality battles, at Dr. Fox's website http://theRoadtoEmmaus.org
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But I forgot. It's all about them. That says it all to me.
Last time I looked ECUSA was shrinking. If a group's numbers were static it would be outpacing ECUSA. *\;-|
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