Before he joined Democratic Rep. Barney Frank in calling for almost $1 trillion in cuts to the national defense budget, Ron Paul was one of only five Republicans in the House of Representatives voting to force open and active homosexuals into the military forces. It was another indication that President Obama’s radical “progressive” agenda is moving forward, this time with the support of America ’s leading libertarian Republican. Paul won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington this year.
In addition to gays in the military, the agenda includes sanctioning gay marriage across the land, forcing acceptance of homosexuality in the schools, and lifting the ban on gay blood. Eventually, as British Conservative Party activist Nick Herbert told the pro-gay libertarian Cato Institute, the objective is to get gays elected as president of the United States and Prime Minister of Britain. The “conservatives” in Britain have totally sold out to the gay rights lobby. Christian preachers there are being arrested for speaking out against homosexuality.
The Paul that draws a much different kind of constituency in these perilous times is the Apostle Paul, whose letter to the Christian church of Rome (Romans 1: 26, 27) condemned homosexuality as dishonorable, unnatural, and shameful. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) is not afraid to cite the Apostle Paul, one of the founders of Christianity, as his authority in this area.
LaBarbera is one of those brave few taking a leadership role in the effort to preserve traditional American social and religious values. Fighting off the predictable smears of “hater” and “homophobe” from the gay-run Media Matters group and the Southern Poverty Law Center, he and his associates will be gathering near Chicago from August 5-7 to educate the next generation—and their parents—about the consequences if homosexuality is promoted in the schools and by the federal government. This is when AFTAH is launching a Truth Academy on how to fight the “gay agenda.” I am honored to be invited to be a part of this effort. I will be discussing gay influence on the media and the homosexual drive for the “right” to donate possibly infected and contaminated blood to the nation’s blood supply.
Adults and young people alike are encouraged to sign up for this much-needed effort to organize the pro-family forces in America . The issue is just as important as the massive debt and deficits that are threatening to financially bankrupt the nation. The cost to attend the AFTAH Truth Academy is only $99 for students, $199 for adults, and $299 for couples.
A tentative list of instructors is proof that the three-day event will provide all of the evidence you need to understand that acceptance of homosexuality is not only a health hazard to those practicing this “lifestyle” but a historical indicator that our society is going down the drain. As such, you will leave the event convinced that the moral bankruptcy of America has to be avoided, in the same way that we need to keep our nation’s fiscal house in order. The Tea Party, in other words, has to take on a moral dimension. Our crisis is more than money alone.
The issue has taken on more importance because there are far too many conservatives, some of whom parade under the banner of “libertarianism,” prepared to believe that being homosexual is like being left-handed. One-time conservative columnist George Will offered that opinion on ABC’s “This Week” program as he was bashing opponents of gays in the military as unintelligent. In the process he demonstrated his own lack of moral strength and stamina.
Others, like Grover Norquist and Tucker Carlson, have signed on to the gay rights cause with a Republican label, under the guise of such groups as GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans. They want the Republican Party to be more like the Democratic Party, a recipe for national suicide and a message to Christian conservatives that they should recede into the closet. Otherwise, they may face arrest.
In this context, the Apostle Paul makes a lot more sense—and has more authority—than Ron Paul. The disciple and contemporary of Jesus Christ condemned homosexual behavior as a sin “against nature” and the deadly diseases that continue to wreak havoc on the gay community prove that he had a point and was correct, irrespective of the religious nature of his comments. The medical and scientific evidence cannot be ignored. But it is not politically correct these days to blame the gays for the consequences of the behavior that they engage in. Instead, “homophobia” is to blame.
As noted by Bible scholar William Barclay, Paul’s remarks seemed, at first glance, like the work of “some almost hysterical moralist” at the time. But it was “an age of moral suicide,” Barclay said, explaining that “Society from top to bottom was riddled with unnatural vice. Fourteen out of the first fifteen Roman Emperors were homosexuals.”
We haven’t reached that state of affairs in America quite yet. But we are fast approaching it.