Ten Commandments out, homosexual statue in, Alabama's top justice again suspended

  Depiction of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

Depiction of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

 

Alabama’s Ray Moore has again been suspended for attempting to stand for aspects on biblical morality:

May 7, 2016

Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama state Supreme Court, was suspended for his efforts to block same-sex marriage, counter to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015.

A state judicial oversight commission filed ethics charges against Moore Friday, saying the controversial judge abused the power of his office. The accusations could lead to his removal from office.

The charges stem from an administrative order Moore issued early this year to probate judges, telling them to follow Alabama law banning same-sex marriage. This came after a federal judge ordered the state’s probate judges not to enforce the ban.

Late Friday, Moore issued a statement saying he does not believe the oversight commission has the authority to take such actions against him.

In 2003, Moore was ousted from his position as chief justice by the same body for disobeying a federal order to remove a huge monument of the Bible’s Ten Commandments he had placed on the grounds of the judicial building.

Alabama voters elected Moore to the same office nine years later. http://www.voanews.com/content/alabama-chief-justice-suspended-over-gay-marriage-stance/3319596.html

Biblically, there are no such things as ‘same-sex marriages.’

Here is something I wrote about Judge Moore’s efforts against the homosexual agenda earlier this year:

Judge Roy Moore should be commended for taking a morally proper stand.  Although in this age, he will likely eventually lose on this issue, biblically he is on the right side of history.  God does not sanction homosexual unions and neither should any human. (Thiel B. Alabama’s Chief Justice stops non-biblical marriages. January 6, 2016).

In the past, Judge Moore defended public displaying of the Ten Commandments. And he was also chastised for that.

Instead of allowing certain public displays of the Ten Commandments, the USA has decided to fund a homosexual statue. Here are two views about that:

May 6, 2016

Bravo to the president for considering making Christopher Park, opposite the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, a national monument honoring the gay rights movement.

The park as it now exists has been, de facto, such a place since 1992, when George Segal’s “Gay Liberation” — white lacquered bronze sculptures of two standing men and two seated women — was installed.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/07/opinion/a-gay-rights-monument.html

May 6, 2016

Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of the international aid organization, Samaritan’s Purse, took to Facebook Friday to issue a strong condemnation against President Obama’s plans to declare a national monument in New York City in recognition of the “gay”-rights struggle.

“A monument to sin? That’s unbelievable,” Graham wrote, of the Obama administration’s announced plans to declare the nation’s first “gay”-rights monument at a Greenwich Village spot loosely known as the birthplace of the LGBT liberation movement …

Graham slammed the plan, calling it a smack in the face of others who were much more worthy of the recognition.

“War heroes deserve a monument,” he wrote. “Our nation’s Founding Fathers deserve a monument, people who helped to make America strong deserve a monument – but a monument to sin?” …

“It’s no surprise that the three officials who represent the area and support the monument are all openly gay,” Graham wrote. “I can’t believe how far our country has digressed. I hope that the president will reconsider. Flaunting sin is a dangerous move. God’s Word tells us, ‘Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.’” http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/franklin-graham-blasts-obamas-monument-to-sin/#gr80GRt4gvfOIRcT.99

So the USA is opposed to the Ten Commandments, but instead wants to fund a monument to sin.

Contrary to the views of certain advocates, homosexual acts are clearly prohibited in the Bible:

22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. (Leviticus 20:13)

Much associated with the homosexual agenda is an abomination to God (watch also Transgender ‘Woe to those who call evil good’ andWhat Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?).

Homosexuality (gay and lesbian) and effeminism (transgenderism) are condemned in the New Testament:

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, KJV)

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:22-32)

Notice that the Bible condemns not only gay, bisexual, and lesbian relations, but those who approve of them.

Notice also:

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

The reality is that the Ten Commandments reflect love, and breaking them is evil.

Yet despite biblical warnings, many modern leaders, are pushing so-called homosexual “rights” and “same-sex marriage.” That includes people like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And there are people like Donald Trump who, while not pushing it as hard, seemingly are fine with it. Gregory T. Angelo, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans (a pro-LGBT organization), described Trump as “one of the best, if not the best, pro-gay Republican candidates to ever run for the presidency.”

The Bible, however, warns about such leaders:

12…Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths. (Isaiah 3:12)

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16).

So, leaders that ignore what the Bible teaches are leading others toward destruction.

The Bible tells of an early event that occurred in the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah between three thousand and four thousand years ago:

24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. (Genesis 19:24-25)

And why did it happen?

7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (Jude 7)

Homosexuality is a form of sexual immorality that involves going after “strange flesh.”

Why mention this in the 21st century?

Because God turned:

6…the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly (2 Peter 2:6)

The USA is heading towards destruction. Can you see the ‘handwriting on the wall’?

Notice also the following:

9 The look on their countenance witnesses against them, And they declare their sin as Sodom; They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves. (Isaiah 3:9)

13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.  (Proverbs 8:13)

18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.  (Proverbs 16:18)

49 Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit. (Ezekiel 16:49-50)

So the Bible shows that Sodom was destroyed for many things including its pride and the committing of abominations. Homosexuality is an abomination and a sin.  It is NOT something to be publicly promoted and honored!

Yet, in modern times there are “gay pride” parades, and now a call for a homosexual monument in the USA. God still does not approve of pride or homosexual abominations. Various ones in the USA and elsewhere “declare their sin as Sodom.”

The Bible teaches:

1 Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)

Religious and government leaders should not teach against biblical standards of morality.

It is sad that Chief Justice Moore once again is having difficulties for standing against some of the errors that various leaders in the USA are promoting.

Various ones can pretend that promoting “homosexual rights” is acceptable, but the Bible teaches otherwise. This will not end well for the USA.

http://www.cogwriter.com/news/doctrine/ten-commandments-out-homosexual-statue-in-alabamas-top-justice-again-suspended/

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