(Only the people who are really paying attention, will be able to follow my argument!)
If Bishop Long has been involved in this type of activity – I am totally against it as A CHRISTIAN. The Bible gives me my moral compass. I believe that the Bible teaches that Homosexuality in all forms is wrong – yet in any other situation the “secular media” would call me homophobic…however in this particular situation they are willing to use my comments to castigate a “Bishop” for doing the very things that they usually defend.
Let me explain: no one in this country can even have an opinion about homosexuality and survive in the mainstream media. Tim Hardaway lost his job as a sports-caster, and had to undergo “counseling” because he disagreed with homosexuality. A beauty pageant contestant lost her beauty contest because she was “homophobic” in answer to a question about “gay marriage” and even more recently a graduate student was denied a license to become a counselor because she was “homophobic” in her beliefs about homosexuality and recently lost a discrimination lawsuit against her University.
Yet in this case the media is playing mostly to the morality of Christians and church people to crucify Bishop Long; but on what Grounds? Let me explain further: If we remove all of the factors that our laws, and the general climate of our culture says is RIGHT, then how can there be anything left to sue Bishop Long for other than hypocrisy?
Okay. Everybody says homosexuality is fine and normal…it is as normal as heterosexual sex…Bishop Long allegedly had homosexual sex with four men …so what? He can’t be punished for that can he? NO that would be discrimination an intolerant wouldn’t it? And surely no one is insinuating that Bishop Long influenced the boys to be homosexual are they? If so, that would definitely be homophobic…because we all know that it has been scientifically proven that homosexuals are born that way, and no one can influence your sexual orientation. So in this case Bishop Long should be commended because he only had sex with young men who were already homosexual –right?
Okay. He allegedly had sex with young men who were 16 or 17. Yet under the law in GA (and in many other parts of the country) the age of consent is 16 years-old. This says that the young men were old enough or adult enough to choose who they would have sex with (whether male or female). So if Bishop Long had sex with one of these guys at age 16 or 17 what’s wrong with that? By GA law they were able to consent to having sex or not. Nobody is saying they were raped or forced and apparently they kept coming back to continue the sexual contact.
Okay. He allegedly bought lavished gifts and took his sex partners on exotic trips; but what’s wrong with that? That’s what people do in this country with their sex partners right? Tonight in America millions are going to take their date out to a nice restaurant, or give them a nice gift in hopes of getting sex at the end of the night…isn’t this the American way…if this is coercion then every single man in the country should be indicted.
Okay. He allegedly gave one of his sex partners a sleeping pill to help him relax- while sharing the same bed- lovers do this all the time. Sometimes it’s not a pill; sometimes it’s a joint, sometimes it’s a beer, sometimes it’s a glass of wine. These men were not coerced; they were willing participants according to your laws—right?
No, no! Bishop Long shouldn’t be sued –he should be awarded for helping to identify the homosexuals in his congregation and mentoring them. He didn’t shun them or discriminate against them; didn’t he show great tolerance and diversity by paying for the schooling of his homosexual members and helping them to relocate? Instead of kicking them out of his program for being homosexual (like many Homophobic Christian organizations would have done) he encouraged their involvement. Didn’t he help prepare for the future plight of his homosexual members by having secret confidential ceremonies to give them self-confidence and boost their self-esteem?
Isn’t this the type of mentoring Socrates taught and believed in? Pederasty? Sure! The ancient, refined, elite Greeks believed in this…”there was no higher love than between a boy and his mentor.” Nobody would rather American students to read and adopt the teachings of the Bible over the teachings of Socrates would they? No! That would be breaching the “separation of church and state.” If Socrates says this type of activity was right then, what makes it wrong now?
So on what grounds is this public outcry? On what grounds are the secular media sooooo offended? You can’t “have your cake and eat it too.” Don’t try to side with the morality of the Bible when its to your advantage. So what…he asked them to engage in sodomy…that’s not illegal…that’s what many homosexuals do.
Maybe the Bishop knowingly used his power and influence to help the “born-that-way” homosexual boys in his congregation the best way he knew how and they turned on him! Maybe, he’s like a modern day Harvey Milk, who knowingly put his life and career on the line to further the Homosexual agenda. He’s a hero! Not a sexual predator—right? Why isn’t the media doing an expose’ on NAMBLA (The North American MEN Boy Lovers Association?) THESE MEN SAY THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS TO HAVE SEX WITH BOYS. Do you see where I am going?
WHAT ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED WITH BISHOP LONG AND ALL THE OTHER BISHOPS AND PASTORS THAT COMMIT THESE TYPES OF ACTS IS A PRODUCT OF OUR COUNTRIES’ PRESENT DAY AMORAL-ISM AND IMMORAL CODE OF CONDUCT. WE LOVE OUR RIGHTS TO WATCH PORN. WE LOVE OUR RIGHTS TO KILL BABIES IN THE WOMB. WE LOVE OUR RIGHTS TO CHANGE OUR GENDER. WE FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO MARRY THE SAME SEX…YET WE CONDEMN THE PRODUCT OF THESE DECISIONS? WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE DO YOU THINK THIS WILL PRODUCE OVER TIME? WHAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY DO YOU EXPECT TO COME OF THIS TYPE OF “DO WHAT THOU WILT” PHILOSOPHY?
OUR COUNTRY IS SO HYPOCRITICAL! IF SOMETHING IS WRONG, THEN LET IT BE WRONG FOR EVERYBODY…BUT IF ITS RIGHT THEN LET IT BE RIGHT FOR EVERYBODY. SURELY IF PEOPLE DEMAND THAT OUR CHURCHES BECOME MORE HOMO-FRIENDLY THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH THE PASTOR ENGAGING IN HOMO-ACTIVITY- WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER- RIGHT?
THE ONLY HOPE FOR AMERICA WHETHER IN THE CHURCH OR OUTSIDE THE CHURCH IS TO TURN TO THE BIBLE…So well written, so timely is the Bible for today:
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
The only thing I can say to the secular world is: Turn to Jesus Christ before it is too late. He loves you and will forgive every sin- even all sexual sins – no matter what it is. God loved the world so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for all of your sins…Jesus rose three days later and all you have to do is to believe this and confess Him as your Lord – and I guarantee He will save you and change your life forever. ENOUGH SAID!!!
UNTIL HE COMES,