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It’s June…watch where you step…
It’s like a mine field out there
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling. - Proverbs 16:18
It used to be that people would wait for July 7 each year to attend the running of the bulls in Spain. No more. Now every June, simply walk down any street in America or turn on any TV station and you can enjoy(?) the same experience. Droves of depravedly dressed dudes, divas, and drag queens parade their perversities in public as a matter of “pride.” While some willingly seek out this spectacle, others who have no interest are like unwilling participants on the pavement of Pamplona, being trampled or gored by the pride propaganda bearing down on them.
Their pride also penetrates the walls of stores and malls, bringing displays of depravity most don’t care to see. All this for a small but very vocal minority of people who wish to revel in their sin. And for that, normal people must navigate daily life as if traversing a minefield fetid with feces. This delicate egg-shell-walking-act is perhaps best described as attempting to sidestep steaming scat (which would enshroud one in excrement) and to avoid tripping a hair-trigger that would set off an explosion from that special sect resulting in the navigator either being blown up or splattered with the scat around which they were trying to tiptoe. It is near impossible to avoid.
Why must we all endure this collective carnival? Why must impressionable children be exposed to this inanity? Of what are those members in this small minority “proud”? Is it their deviancy, degeneracy, debauchery, and delusion? Or perhaps the defilement and destruction of the English language? None of these are cause for “pride,” which is in itself not a good thing. As the Bible teaches, “pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling” (Proverbs 16:18). Make no mistake - the alliterated accounting of attributes I mentioned is accurate. There was a time when all of the reasons people now celebrate “pride” in June were considered psychological disorders (some are still listed in the International Classification of Diseases - ICD). They were not removed because of any scientific revelations that proved any of it normal; they were declassified because of pressure and politics. People believe it unkind to classify someone with a disorder as someone with a disorder. So slowly, euphemisms replace hard truths. Transsexualism becomes gender dysphoria (or gender dysphoric disorder) which then becomes gender incongruence and now simply “transgender.” No matter what you call it, it still is a disconnect between the body and brain, an inability to accept reality. Likewise, sex change operations are redefined as gender transition surgery and then gender affirmation therapy. Again, the change in terminology does not change the fact that they all mean lopping off body parts because someone suffers from an inability to accept reality.
I’m sure many will cast aspersions such as “homophobe” and “transphobe” at me. These words are examples of more twisted terminology. Neither I, nor most who recognize sin as sin, fear homosexuals or so-called “transgenders,” yet that is what the construction of these words implies (a “phobia” is a fear not hatred). We may be sick of being told other people’s fetishes and fantasies are normal, but most of us don’t care what consenting adults do behind closed doors, and most of us pity those who believe this is normal; we don’t hate them. It is out of true love that people like myself want to see them lead lives that are healthier and better for them. Scripture makes it abundantly clear that these behaviors are degrading and sinful (not that reading Scripture is required to understand that none of these behaviors qualify as “normal”); reading Romans chapter 1 should be enough for anyone to see this, though many try to argue it away. You’ll hear “love is love” (and those arguing against Romans 1 will say that the condemnation in Romans 1 has to do with lust, not love), and “no one should be discriminated against just because of who they love.” Again, this is an upending of the English vernacular. Homosexuality, no matter how much people argue to the contrary, is not about love - it is about sex. That is why sex is in the term. The dictionary definition (from dictionary.com, which now comes with a trigger warning) reads as follows:
Often Disparaging and Offensive. sexually attracted to people of one's own sex or gender; gay:
Often Disparaging and Offensive. of or relating to sexual desire or behavior directed toward people of one's own sex or gender.
Archaic. of, relating to, or noting the same sex:
She gave birth to homosexual twins.
Often Disparaging and Offensive.
a person, especially a man, who is sexually attracted to people of the same sex or gender.
a person, especially a man, who is sexually attracted exclusively to people of the same sex or gender.
If it were not about sex, if it was about love, I and many other men (and women) would be homosexual. I have had several men in my life whom I have loved dearly, yet I have never been sexually attracted to any of them nor any other men. So please, stop with the “love is love”; if you wish to use a tepid trope like that, stick with the truth: lust is lust. That applies equally to heterosexuals and homosexuals, and in both cases, lust is condemned by God. This is why I most pity those who celebrate it.
Aside from Romans 1 speaking against it, and just as harshly speaking against those who encourage and celebrate it, most may not realize that the pride flag is an attempt to rub it in God’s face. In days of old, when those on the Earth had become utterly debauched, God decided to wipe all life from the face of the planet:
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. The LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.”
After destroying by flood all life on Earth, save those in the ark with Noah, God made Noah a promise:
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done…I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
The rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant with mankind that He will never again destroy all living things by flood in response to their sin. Those using the rainbow to represent “pride” are thumbing their noses at God, flaunting their sin and taking advantage of God’s promise. This ought not be, and those not involved in the perversion should know better than to encourage it. No, this is nothing to be proud of, and as the Bible promises, this pride will eventually lead to destruction. I pray people’s hearts are changed before it is too late.