We reached a pinnacle with America’s “highest-ranking gay,” Richard Grenell, Trump’s ambassador to Germany. What’s next? A gay president? No, stop thinking small. Gay politicians don’t astonish us anymore, little better than a bevy of out-of-the-closet news anchors. Even the prospects of a gay pope won’t do. What the movement really wants is a gay king. And it’s hard at work to that end in your local church.
What does my church have to do with royalty? you ask. I am referring to none other than our King. The King of kings! Yup, that One.
It goes back to the night Jesus was arrested. After Jesus rebuked Peter for cutting off the guard’s ear we read of “a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body,” who, when the guards tried to sieze him, “left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.” (Mark 14:51–52) The theory is that our Savior wasn’t praying in the Garden of Gethsemane but was otherwise engaged with this young man. It’s so far beyond belief that most Catholics and Protestants refuse to even discuss it, which is precisely what the leaders of the gay movement want. Silence please Christians! We’ll handle this.
Who’s “we” exactly? Read on.
There’s also reference to Mark’s “secret” gospel, but we won’t quote from it because it’s not accepted by anyone as genuine, except for a handful of gay academics. Speaking of gay academics, your teenage kids can already learn all about “gay Jesus” in college! Take for instance Swarthmore, a private college outside Philadelphia which offers “RELG 032. Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology,” a class that “seeks to stretch the limits of gendering – and sexing – the divine.”
Ah, but this is a secular college, you say. Which brings us to Dr. Tat-siong Benny Liew who teaches at College of the Holy Cross and who claims Jesus was a “drag king” who had “queer desires,” and goes so far as to claim it’s an open question “whether Jesus is a biological male.”
But academics are always coming up with crazy theories, even in Christian colleges! Let’s ignore this, avoid drawing attention to the very idea of a gay Jesus, and it will eventually go away. You mean the way transgendered bathrooms went away?
A decade ago, no one of any political or religious stripe, or even sexual “orientation,” dreamed we’d be arguing about letting men who “identify” as women go to the bathroom or enter a changeroom with our daughters. But now, lapsed Catholics like Bruce Springsteen refuse to perform in states that don’t allow, nay endorse and promote! the gay bathroom of the future where everyone gets to relieve themselves behind whichever door they want. Good bye family bathrooms.
At this point I’ll make the obligatory remonstrance: I have gay friends, one who paid an un-Godly sum (pardon the pun) for reassignment surgery. I’m praying for them all. And yes, I’m also a sinner, so I know I’m in no position to judge them. I’ve also had friends who abused drugs, and since the day I was saved and kicked drugs 23 years ago, I’ve been praying for them as well. And believe me, it’s far better to help a friend avoid drugs than to let him falter and then try to intervene. For this reason, I know I must help my gay friends avoid destructive sexual behavior and surgical mutilation. And the prospect of a gay Jesus won’t help. It’s only going to accelerate the destruction of good people’s lives.
The whole idea was first floated by Hugh William Montefiore at the Conference of Modern Churchmen in 1967 in a paper titled, “Jesus, the Revelation of God” in which he postulated that since Jesus remained celibate in spite of having money and being surrounded by women, he must have been gay, resulting in His “identification with the poor and oppressed.” Because, well… just look around you. Only gay people identify with the poor and oppressed, right?
People living in places with high rates of homosexuality make fewer charitable donations, and volunteer less than those living in predominantly heterosexual Christian locales. But, alas, the heresy persists because it serves the larger purpose of undermining the family, with gay scholars saying the only reason we heterosexual moms and dads assume Jesus was like us is that we’ve imposed our “hetero-normative” views onto Scripture. You know, the same way you and your spouse probably imposed your “hetero-normative” views on your kids who should’ve instead been raised as eunichs until they were old enough to decide for themselves which gender they were, as lapsed Catholic Celine Dion is doing with her kids. Silly Christians.
Almost ten years ago I tried getting a copy of the kindergarten sex-ed curriculum from my daughter’s school in Canada. The secretaries acted surprised. Sex education? In kindergarten? I worked in talk-radio at the time and had recently interviewed the minister of education (who was terrifyingly insane, by the way); she bragged that sex-ed was going to be taught at the earliest level for the first time that year. So, I pressed the issue, trying all manner of euphemism: Student health? Hygiene? Family planning? Gay tolerance? Anti bulling? They finally gave in and presented me with a copy of the school board’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) program, devised by the ARC Foundation, which stands for “Awareness. Respect. Capacity.” The curriculum was high on “awareness” but lacking in “respect” (I still don’t know what “capacity” is supposed to mean); it contained line drawings of naked boys and girls, including genitals, apparently so kindergarteners wouldn’t wander aimlessly around the playground wondering what the opposite sex looked like below the belt.
There was also a section on how a child should tell her parents if she wanted to shower by herself so mommy couldn’t see her naked anymore – for five-year olds! – and another explaining something about “feelings” a child might have for other kids, which sounded like sexual feelings. It’s always about feelings.
Since then, I have learned a great deal more is being “taught” to our kids, including how to masturbate “properly,” how to put a condom on a penis, the fact that penis and breast size don’t matter, how pornography can help kids determine their orientation, and, lest we forget, how much medical science has advanced in the treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases, making casual/recreational sex ever so-much “safer” than ever before. So have atter kids!
I’ll mention it again, this all began a mere decade ago, a time when it was still considered absolutely INSANE to let men use the same public bathroom as women and little girls. But there it is, and any Christian who tries to opt their kids out of sex-ed will find their child sitting out in the hall at a desk, with nothing to do. How quickly things changed. So please hear me when I warn that gay Jesus is just around the corner.
No, it probably won’t be preached in your church, no matter what your denomination. The archetype of Jesus the Son of God, our Lord and Savior, is simply going to be hijacked. You’ll still be free to worship Him any way you’d like, just as you’re free to believe abortion is murder. But there likely already exists an element within your church that’s preaching “tolerance,” preparing the way for the next generation to be exposed outside your church to a new version of the archetype, or be forced to sit out in the hall, the same way they’re already being taught how to engage “safely” in all manner of recreational sexual activity, gay or otherwise. And if youngsters are fortunate enough NOT to be exposed to this in school, they’re still going to get it on TV and the internet.
It’s unlikely that being gay is innate the way height and hair color are. It’s more likely a learned behavior resulting from broken homes and sexual abuse, which we know lead victims into prostitution and sex slavery. But we heard recently of Pope Francis reassuring a gay man by telling him, “God made you like this and loves you like this and it doesn’t matter to me… You have to be happy with who you are.” As Christians, we’re supposed to be happy with what we’re promised to become, not what we are in our current, fallen states. But, if you happen to buy into this spiritual stagnation, then Pastor Robert Jeffress’ approach must be kept in mind where he advises that if your child should decide he’s gay, “You don’t have to invite their homosexual lover into your home. But let your son or daughter always know that you love them.”
Gay people should no more be encouraged to engage in homosexuality than a heterosexual might be encouraged to engage in an extramarital affair. Yes, we know these things happen. And yes, these are sins that can be forgiven, as long as one does not persist in them. And no, a gay couple pretending they’re married doesn’t change this fundamental equation. If it did, the words of Jesus Christ our Lord would become meaningless, and we might just as well reinterpret His words to the woman at the well, His vituperation against the abject sins of the Pharisees, and His fierce eviction of the money changers from His Father’s Temple. And then, what’s left?
Returning to that mysterious passage in Mark where the young man ran off naked, we must first point out that Jesus knew He was about to be executed, and second, He had asked Peter to keep watch, neither of which fit the absurd narrative that He was doing anything besides praying sorowfully in the Garden of Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:40 and Mark 14:37) Earlier in His Ministry, Jesus had reiterated the Old Testament, explaining that marriage is between a man and a woman. (Matthew 19:4–5) Gay marriage is to be avoided, along with sodomy, a violent and highly unhealthy activity. There is no way to make it “safe.” Indeed, most people are blissfully unaware that the Food and Drug Administration does NOT in fact recommend condoms for anal sex because they fail, and the feds don’t want lawsuits from all the gay men who already succumb to all manner of debilitating sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS.
You would never sodomize someone you love, anymore than you would charge a loved one interest (usury) if they needed money. To do so would be unnatural, something you shouldn’t even consider doing to an enemy (love thy enemy), let alone a friend.
There is no safe anal sex, regardless of what Teen Vogue tried telling our daughters in their May edition. It is therefore perfectly rational and consistent with the Old Testament to conclude Jesus was not gay, nor were any of His Disciples. For it would mean Jesus was not blameless when He gave His life for us, and also that He had engaged in something tantamount to eating raw pork or playing with fire. People who have gay sex are playing Russian roulette, every time. As such, we not only owe it to them to save their souls, but to save their lives.
Let’s face it and be let’s be bold in declaring it. Sodomy leads to serious injury, incontinence and life-threatening diseases. It also involved feces, which is why we’re seeing so much of the new poop emoji in kids’ movies, on our cell phones, and emblazoned on all manner of parerphernalia like kids’ T-shirts, ball caps and sneakers, in the colors of the rainbow no less! Why do you think that is? Simple. It’s because the leaders of the gay movement who long ago seized the rainbow and made it theirs know perfectly well gay sex involved feces, as described in the aforementioned Teen Vogue article in which we read: “yes, you will come in contact with some fecal matter. You are entering a butthole. It is where poop comes out. Expecting to do anal play and see zero poop isn’t particularly realistic. It’s NOT a big deal. Everyone poops. Everyone has a butt.” The goal is to get our kids accustomed to feces, putting them one step closer to sodomy.
No matter how progressive your church might be, no matter how guilty you might feel because at some time in the distant past some Christians were “homophobic,” barring gay people from their churches, you cannot stand idly by while a friend in Christ damages himself, risks his life and the life of whomever he’s sexually engaged with. Neither can you pretend that the simple act of being “salt and light” to the world is going to prevent our kids from accepting this as normal, with more and more of them engaging in it, causing irreversible physical and spiritual harm.
If gay people want uncritical spiritual affirmation, let them go to Tel Aviv. Because if they enter what they assume to be a Christian church and don’t encounter any loving push-back, the church they’ve entered ain’t Christian. And besides, wouldn’t it be strange to listen to sermons week after week about how we’re all sinners and how we need to pray that we stick to the narrow path, but not hear mention that gay members of the congregation need to do the same? Welcome them, and then tell ’em straight. Or you fail them, and our kids, unconditionally.
Christians who ignore the sin of homosexuality aren’t practicing forgiveness or understanding. They’re condoning a physically and spiritually dangerous activity within their midst. No, Jesus was not lonely. He did not long, as we mere mortals do, for physical love with another. Why would He? He loved us all, and unless you grasp that, how can we possibly begin to love Him back? To imply otherwise is to attempt to personify Him, reducing Him to the level of just another prophet, or worse, to the polytheistic level of some mythical figure like Artemis, the pagan god of love, a god made by human hands.
In the name of tolerance, and a distorted kind of forgiveness, before, during and after the fact, we’re being asked to accept gay people on their terms instead of His. It’s a blasphemous, heretical abomination as well as an abdication of the true love Jesus brought down to share with us. Of course, this explains why they’re aiming for our King…
Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews is in the crosshairs of the gay movement precisely because He is so wonderful. It’s because He’s so pure, honest and magnificent in His every intent that they want Him for themselves. And a pop-culture, pride-filled, gay media-blitz is poised for launch which will make Him theirs, in flesh, blood and spirit, the same way they made God’s rainbow theirs, and transformed it into a piece of crap masquerading as a virtual kids’ friend.
You might think our best defense is the fact that true Christians will never accept this. NEVER! Just like we never accepted transgender bathrooms, gay marriage and explicit, tax-funded sex-education for prebubescent kids. And yet, here they are, along with all the heroic gay characters our kids are exposed to on TV, the internet, and in movies when they’re not in Sunday school.
Paradigm shifts are like that. You don’t see ’em coming, and before you know it, you’re surrounded, and your own kids will think you’re just a crazy old homophobic Church-goer who doesn’t understand what Christ Jesus really stood for. Silly Christian.
They’ve got our politicians, priests and judges under their thumb. They’re now going to try to take our King. And if we continue to compromise on His Word, you may rest assured, they will win. And all will be darkness.
Mischa Popoff is an independent Christian writer who lives with his wife and kids in Texas. This article first appeared in the January 2019 edition of Dr. E. Michael Jones’ Culture Wars magazine.