Sunday, December 29, 2019

Franklin Graham criticizes Christianity Today for its far-left-wing editorial to remove Donald Trump saying his father Billy voted for the president and praised him before his death


Franklin Graham criticizes Christianity Today for its far-left-wing editorial to remove Donald Trump saying his father Billy voted for the president and praised him before his death

By Julio Severo
Franklin Graham, the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham who founded Christianity Today, said his father would be disappointed in the anti-Trump editorial the magazine published on December 2019.
“My father supported Donald Trump, believed in Donald Trump and he actually voted for Donald Trump and if he were here today he would tell you that himself,” Graham said to Fox News.
Christianity Today’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli wrote an op-ed that said President Trump should be removed from office, mentioning Billy Graham’s name twice, as if the famous evangelist could support a far-leftist stance of the magazine against Trump.
“They’re a very liberal left-wing magazine now and my father did start it back in the ‘50s,” the younger Graham said on Fox News, explaining his grandfather was also an early editor of the publication. “But over the last 20, 30 years he hasn’t been a part of it and it’s drifted to the left. And this magazine does not speak for these evangelical Christians.”
As a confirmation that Christianity Today does not speak for evangelicals, 200 conservative evangelicals, including Graham himself, signed a letter to the magazine’s president, Timothy Dalrymple, to reverse its left-wing stance against Trump and against pro-Trump evangelicals.
Among the signatories of the letter are George Wood, chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, Rev. Tim Hill of the Church of God, former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee; and former Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Dalrymple refused to accept criticism that Christianity Today has become far-left. Instead, he wrote that his magazine is in fact “theologically conservative” and “does not endorse candidates.”
“Out of love for Jesus and his church, not for political partisanship or intellectual elitism, this is why we feel compelled to say that the alliance of American evangelicalism with this presidency has wrought enormous damage to Christian witness,” Dalrymple wrote.
Roughly 8 in 10 white evangelical Protestants say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job, according to a December poll from The AP-NORC Center. This is not a surprise because the main supporters for Trump in 2016 were white evangelicals, who gave him the victorious presidency.
The Pew Research Center reports that 77 percent of white evangelical Protestants approve of Trump’s presidency. Yet some actions of his administration have caused confusion among evangelicals. Even though he has been a pro-life champion — except in cases of babies conceived in rape —, Trump has not only appointed pro-homosexuality judges, but, just as Obama did, his administration has also meddled in foreign affairs and rebuked Christian nations that ban homosexuality.
However, Trump’s progressive stance on homosexuality is hardly a problem for Christianity Today, which has the same progressive stance.
Even though Christianity Today voiced all kind of left-wing criticism against Trump, there is one point where the left-wing magazine did not voice a single criticism against Trump: Homosexuality. It was the only issue where Christianity Today exempted Trump.
I was not so lucky. In 2009, Christianity Today, in its Brazilian edition called “Cristianismo Hoje,” published a long interview with me, and they saw a lot of problems in my Christian stance against the gay ideology.
My interview with the Brazilian version of Christianity Today was published in its printed magazine and on its website. You can, if you read Portuguese, see it here in Cristianismo Hoje. Because Christianity Today edited important points of my interview, you can also read it, in Portuguese, in full here in my Brazilian blog.
In one of the points of the interview, the Brazilian Christianity Today said,
Severo is one of those quixotic evangelicals, willing to fight mills that maybe only he can see. In his words, even the Brazilian government would be interested in asking for his deportation because of the criticism of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. “The president makes an uncompromising defense of homosexuality and abortion. How much is left for us to consider Lula and his administration as possessed? It is destroying morality and honesty of society,” he says. The histrionic tone gives Julio Severo’s profile an incendiary outline that he makes a point of feeding, not just when he speaks of homosexuality. He defends, for example, the right of evangelical parents to homeschool their children (a practice prohibited by Brazilian law) as a way of keeping them safe from the school’s allegedly harmful influences.
Lula was the Brazilian counterpart of Obama and a friend of Obama. Even though Christianity Today portrayed me as a “quixotic” evangelical — a reference to Don Quixote, who saw imaginary threats —, the homosexualist threat is far away from being imaginary.
Fortunately, U.S. conservative evangelicals have shown more respect for my work. WND has published several interviews with me for over one decade and The Religion and Society Report, of the late theologian Harold Brown, published a long essay by me in 2006 titled “Behind The Homosexual Tsunami in Brazil,” detailing the non-imaginary threats of the Lula administration in Brazil.
Like the U.S. Christianity Today, the Brazilian Christianity Today sees only left-wing Protestants and non-Protestants as realistic, down-to-earth, practical and serious.
Originally, Billy Graham founded Christianity Today in the 1950s to counter left-wing Protestant magazines. But the progressive virus is so powerful that Christianity Today was infected. This infection has spread, through the U.S. Christianity Today, to other nations, including Brazil, which has its Christianity Today as spiritually rotten as the original.
I am glad that at last Christianity Today has been exposed by what it is now: Far left. And it was exposed by Franklin Graham, a man who has all authority to say what he said about the far-left magazine. I am glad also that Christianity Today, which aligns itself with left-wing politicians, has attacked Trump. This shows that Trump is in the right way.
Yet, I am sad that the same far-left Christianity Today that saw a lot of problems in my Christian stance against the homosexual ideology saw no problem with Trump’s stance on homosexuality.
Different from Christianity Today that criticized everything about Trump, except his stance on homosexuality, I praise his pro-life record, but I decry the insistence of his administration to keep pressing Christian nations in Africa to embrace sodomy.
Trump has been cowardly attacked by Christianity Today. As an evangelical who has also been cowardly treated by Christianity Today, I would like to offer my humble evangelical advice for Trump to change course on the gay ideology.
I would never offer advices to Obama and Lula, because in their socialism they would reject them. But, if given an opportunity, I would offer them to Trump, because he is not closed to evangelicals.
Or Trump could listen to Franklin Graham. In a cover story of Decision, the official magazine published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for passing a law protecting children and teens against homosexual propaganda. He also decried the efforts of Obama to attack Russian for its protective law.
If I could offer an advice to Trump, it would be exactly what Franklin said in defense of the Russian law protecting children and teens.
As to Christianity Today, I have no advice, but just a question: is it too late for it to get rid of the progressive virus?
With information from DailyMail.
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Monday, December 23, 2019

Donald Trump raises the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 for both cigarettes and vapes to protect young people of the evils of smoking


Donald Trump raises the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 for both cigarettes and vapes to protect young people of the evils of smoking

By Julio Severo
Donald Trump signed a sweeping bill on December 20, 2019 that includes raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 for both cigarettes and vapes.
Trump signs anti-smoking law
The legislation was supported by Republicans and Democrats, socialists and capitalists.
A crackdown on youth smoking, by changing the minimum age for cigarette and other tobacco purchases from 18 to 21, has become necessary because cigarette smoking produces 480,000 deaths per year, including over 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day.
Banning access to cigarettes to 21-year-old people is expected to produce major downstream health benefits, with the U.S. government estimating nearly 250,000 fewer deaths due to tobacco over several decades.
That not smoking is much better than smoking is an experience that Trump knows by himself. A White House physician’s report showed that Trump is much healthier than he looks because he doesn’t drink or smoke.
He has abstained from both for a lifetime.
There are certain things that it is better to abstain from. And if these things cause a big social harm, it is correct enact laws to protect children and teens, and Trump just did it regarding smoking.
Yet, smoking is not the only evil threatening young people.
Homosexuality was traditionally criminalized in the United States until the 1990s, when the U.S. Supreme Court, instigated by a powerful homosexual lobby, struck down anti-sodomy laws.
The liberalization of homosexuality may have been excellent for homosexualist groups, but it was not healthy to young people. Such liberalization has become a serious problem not only because homosexuality has increasingly received state protection and promotion, but also because, just as in the case of smoking, young people are the most vulnerable victims.
The Pew Research Center, in a report titled “U.S. has world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households,” said,
For decades, the share of U.S. children living with a single parent has been rising, accompanied by a decline in marriage rates and a rise in births outside of marriage. A new Pew Research Center study of 130 countries and territories shows that the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults (23%), more than three times the share of children around the world who do so (7%). The study, which analyzed how people’s living arrangements differ by religion, also found that U.S. children from Christian and religiously unaffiliated families are about equally likely to live in this type of arrangement.
In comparison, 3% of children in China… live in single-parent households.
That is, even communist China protects families better than the U.S. does, even though China has an infamous compulsory family planning policy of limiting the number of babies by couples.
Single-parenting makes children and teens vulnerable to identity confusion, including sexual confusion. Because of their state of confusion, they are especially vulnerable to the predatory homosexual propaganda and indoctrination. Without a necessary intervention from the government, with single-parenting increasing in the U.S., inevitably homosexuality will increase among young people too.
The next generations of Americans, victims of the sexual irresponsibility of parents, will be easy preys of predatory homosexuality because of single parenting.
Children from single-parent homes have already enough problems. To expose them to additional pressures, especially the predatory homosexual propaganda and indoctrination, should be a crime.
If smoking is harmful to young people, why think that homosexuality is not?
If the U.S. government can ban smoking to protect young people, why not ban predatory homosexual propaganda and indoctrination to protect children and teens?
With information from DailyMail, Pew Research Center and Business Insider.
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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Trump blasts Christianity Today, evangelical magazine founded by evangelist Billy Graham, for saying that he should be removed from presidency. Trump said that Graham voted for him and that the magazine, which drifted away from Graham long ago, became far left and morally lost and confused.


Trump blasts Christianity Today, evangelical magazine founded by evangelist Billy Graham, for saying that he should be removed from presidency. Trump said that Graham voted for him and that the magazine, which drifted away from Graham long ago, became far left and morally lost and confused.

By Julio Severo
Donald Trump lashed out at a prominent evangelical Christian magazine on December 20, 2019 and praised the son of its founder, the legendary evangelist Billy Graham, for saying his father voted for the president before his death.
Trump said Christianity Today, founded in 1956, has become a far-left magazine. The magazine’s top editor wrote in an editorial published on December 19, 2019 that Trump should be removed from office.
“Thank you to Franklin Graham for stating that his father, the late great Billy Graham, voted for me in the 2016 Election. I know how pleased you are with the work we have all done together!” said Trump.
Billy Graham, the famed evangelical preacher, died in 2018. Franklin Graham disclosed his father’s pro-Trump vote in a Facebook post.
Trump noted that Christianity Today is no longer affiliated with the Graham ministries. He suggested the magazine is “looking for those of the socialist/communist bent, to guard their religion.” He also said that they “would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President.”
“The fact is, no President has ever done what I have done for Evangelicals, or religion itself!” he claimed.
Rev. Billy Graham was noted for counseling past presidents. He counseled both right-wing and left-wing presidents. His son wrote on Facebook that his father “knew Donald Trump, he believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump. He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”
“For Christianity Today to side with the Democrat Party in a totally partisan attack on the President of the United States is unfathomable,” the younger Graham added, cataloging some of Trump’s policy achievements.
“The list of accomplishments is long, but for me as a Christian, the fact that he is the most pro-life president in modern history is extremely important — and Christianity Today wants us to ignore that, to say it doesn’t count?” he asked.
The attack from Christianity Today came one day after the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against Trump. Democrats want to impeach Trump because he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate the corruption and money laundering of Democrats in Ukraine since the 2014 coup orchestrated by Barack Obama, George Soros and neocons that overthrew the pro-Russian president in Ukraine and replaced him with a president favorable to the corruption of Democrats.
The attack from Christianity Today is among the most public Trump condemnations from Christian media since the 2016 campaign.
The Pew Research Center reports that 77 percent of white evangelical Protestants approve of Trump’s presidency. Yet some actions of his administration have caused confusion among evangelicals. Even though he has been a pro-life champion — except in cases of babies conceived in rape —, Trump has not only appointed pro-homosexuality judges, but, just as Obama did, his administration has also meddled in foreign affairs and rebuked Christian nations that ban homosexuality.
However, Trump’s progressive stance on homosexuality is hardly a problem for Christianity Today, which has the same progressive stance.
Christianity Today mentioned many “problematic” issues of Trump, but strangely it mentioned nothing about homosexuality — probably because it saw no problem in this issue. It was the only issue where Christianity Today exempted Trump.
I was not so lucky. In 2009, Christianity Today, in its Brazilian edition called “Cristianismo Hoje,” published a long interview with me, and they saw a lot of problems in my Christian stance against the gay ideology.
My interview with the Brazilian version of Christianity Today was published in its printed magazine and on its website. You can, if you read Portuguese, see it here in Cristianismo Hoje. Because Christianity Today edited important points of my interview, you can also read it, in Portuguese, in full here in my Brazilian blog.
In one of the points of the interview, the Brazilian Christianity Today said,
Severo is one of those quixotic evangelicals, willing to fight mills that maybe only he can see. In his words, even the Brazilian government would be interested in asking for his deportation because of the criticism of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. “The president makes an uncompromising defense of homosexuality and abortion. How much is left for us to consider Lula and his administration as possessed? It is destroying morality and honesty of society,” he says. The histrionic tone gives Julio Severo’s profile an incendiary outline that he makes a point of feeding, not just when he speaks of homosexuality. He defends, for example, the right of evangelical parents to homeschool their children (a practice prohibited by Brazilian law) as a way of keeping them safe from the school’s allegedly harmful influences.
Lula was the Brazilian counterpart of Obama and a friend of Obama. Even though Christianity Today portrayed me as a “quixotic” evangelical — a reference to Don Quixote, who saw imaginary threats —, the homosexualist threat is far away from being imaginary.
Fortunately, U.S. conservative evangelicals have shown more respect for my work. WND has published several interviews with me for over one decade and The Religion and Society Report, of the late theologian Harold Brown, published a long essay by me in 2006 titled “Behind The Homosexual Tsunami in Brazil,” detailing the non-imaginary threats of the Lula administration in Brazil.
Like the U.S. Christianity Today, the Brazilian Christianity Today sees only left-wing Protestants and non-Protestants as realistic, down-to-earth, practical and serious.
Originally, Billy Graham founded Christianity Today in the 1950s to counter left-wing Protestant magazines. But the progressive virus is so powerful that Christianity Today was infected. This infection has spread, through the U.S. Christianity Today, to other nations, including Brazil, which has its Christianity Today as spiritually rotten as the original.
I am glad that at last Christianity Today has been exposed by what it is now: Far left. And it was exposed by Franklin Graham, a man who has all authority to say what he said about the far-left magazine. I am glad also that Christianity Today, which aligns itself with left-wing politicians, has attacked Trump. This shows that Trump is in the right way.
Yet, I am sad that the same far-left Christianity Today that saw a lot of problems in my Christian stance against the homosexual ideology saw no problem with Trump’s stance on homosexuality.
Different from Christianity Today that criticized everything about Trump, except his stance on homosexuality, I praise his pro-life record, but I decry the insistence of his administration to keep pressing Christian nations in Africa to embrace sodomy.
Trump has been cowardly attacked by Christianity Today. As an evangelical who has also been cowardly treated by Christianity Today, I would like to offer my humble evangelical advice for Trump to change course on the gay ideology.
I would never offer advices to Obama and Lula, because in their socialism they would reject them. But, if given an opportunity, I would offer them to Trump, because he is not closed to evangelicals.
Or Trump could listen to Franklin Graham. In a cover story of Decision, the official magazine published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for passing a law protecting children and teens against homosexual propaganda. He also decried the efforts of Obama to attack Russian for its protective law.
If I could offer an advice to Trump, it would be exactly what Franklin said in defense of the Russian law protecting children and teens.
As to Christianity Today, I have no advice, but just a question: is it too late for it to get rid of the progressive virus?
With information from DailyMail.
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Monday, December 16, 2019

Trump Administration Uses Left-Wing Language to Rebuke Zambia For Its Laws Against Homosexuality


Trump Administration Uses Left-Wing Language to Rebuke Zambia For Its Laws Against Homosexuality

By Julio Severo
Interference from the U.S. government against African nations over their laws banning homosexuality was a standard practice under leftist President Barack Hussein Obama. But it seems that such interference has continued under President Donald Trump.
Zambia is today 75 percent Protestant, according to the CIA World Factbook 2018-2019
U.S. Ambassador to Zambia publicly complained about Zambian laws criminalizing homosexuality on November 2019.
“I was personally horrified to read about the sentencing of two men, who had a consensual relationship,” wrote U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote in a statement.
If Foote could read the history of homosexuality in Africa, he would be much more horrified. Before the British rule in Uganda, for example, homosexuality reigned. Boys and young men were forced to sodomy by their African rulers. When Ugandans began to convert to Christianity in the 1800s, a group of Catholics, led by Charles Lwanga, refused to allow themselves to be sodomized by King Mwanga. Enraged, the king had them torturously bound, marched 37 miles and then roasted alive in a fire pit. The date of their execution was June 3rd, 1886, and is today a national holiday commemorating Uganda’s rejection of homosexuality and commitment to Christian values.
Sodomy was compulsory in Africa. Africans who in the name of Christ rejected to be sodomized were tortured and killed by homosexual rulers.
The Gospel, brought by the British, brough deliverance from homosexuality and African homosexual rulers who enslaved boys and young men to the homosexual lust of the powerful.
How doesn’t the U.S. ambassador have such information?
Foote also said in his statement:
“Meanwhile, government officials can steal millions of public dollars without prosecution, political cadres can beat innocent citizens for expressing their opinions with no consequences, or poachers/traffickers can kill numerous elephants, barbarically chainsaw and sell their tusks, and face a maximum of only five years imprisonment in Zambia.”
To justify his diplomatic pro-sodomy stance, the U.S. ambassador accused Zambia of corruption. What about if Zambia accused the United States of corruption and bloody laws?
The U.S. legally murders about 1 million innocent unborn babies a year through its family planning facilities. Corruption in the U.S. is not smaller than in Zambia, although it is more sophisticate. Trump was put under impeachment proceedings in 2019 after he suggested that the Ukrainian president should investigate powerful Democratic politicians who did money laundering and much corruption in Ukraine. Instead of investigating the corruption and impeaching the corrupt Democrats, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives began its investigation against the man fighting the corruption: Trump.
So the U.S. ambassador has no moral and legal right to accuse any African nation of corruption. The U.S. has already enough corruption to worry about.
The statement of Foote continued:
“They perpetuate persecution against disenfranchised groups and minorities, such as people from other tribes or political affiliations, albinos, the disabled, our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex brothers and sisters, and anyone who is deemed ‘different’.”
Considering that the U.S. ambassador is meddling in the internal affairs of Zambia, what about if the Zambian ambassador to the U.S. also meddled in the U.S. internal affairs and said, “The U.S. perpetuate persecution against immigrants”?
When homosexuality reigned in Zambia and other African nations, a murderous corruption also reigned.
Yet, the mention of albinos by Foote is interesting and brings, to the attentive readers, relevant concerns. Infanticide, kidnapping, amputations, and decapitations of albinos are committed in Africa for purposes of supplying highly valued body parts used for amulets, which are then sold in underground witchcraft market. Who commits such crimes against albinos?
Witchdoctors have promoted a belief in the potential magical and superstitious properties of albinos’ body parts, promising wealth, success and power when albino hair or limbs are used in potions as part of witchcraft practices. These body parts are sold for as much as US$75,000 on the black market for a set of arms, legs, ears, and genitals from an individual with albinism.
Although hundreds of witchdoctors have been arrested for involvement in inhumane interactions and intentions with albinos, there has been an extensive amount of albino murders, and albinos continue to have limbs severed, leaving many crippled or severely maimed, traumatized and tortured in the process.
The issue with African witchcraft and its power and influence is that an African witchdoctor is almost always revered by the African society as ultimate truth.
African witchdoctors are usually homosexuals and they see homosexuality as perfectly normal and even divine behavior. African deities in the witchcraft glorify homosexuality.
The U.S. ambassador could add that Brazil is also an extremely corrupt nation, but if he does not know correctly even African problems, how could he understand Brazilian problems?
Corrupt politicians in Brazil usually consult witchdoctors, or “pais-de-santo,” as they are known in Brazil, who follow a tradition of witchcraft originally brought by African slaves. As in Africa, Brazilian witchdoctors are homosexuals and invoke African deities, or spirits, who glorify homosexuality. As a consequence, now the Brazilian society is corrupt and glorifies homosexuality.
If Brazil, which is not Africa, has links with such religions and corruption, what to expect from African nations with abundance of these religions, which glorify homosexuality?
So while the U.S. ambassador tried to portray homosexuality as a benign human behavior, history and facts do not support his claims. The Zambian Reports said that “He stated that gay individuals have historically comprised over 10 percent of the world’s population, back to the days of renowned Greek philosophers, and reportedly gay men, Plato and Aristotle.”
Even though he is right about saying that Plato and Aristotle were homosexuals, why did not he add the fact that they were also pedophiles, sexual abusers of boys?
Yet, his idea that “gay individuals have historically comprised over 10 percent of the world’s population” is a shocking lie. Historically, there has been no support for the allegation that homosexuals comprise over 10 percent of the world’s population. Such allegation was concocted and first promoted by sex pervert Alfred Kinsey in his “research” using information from prisoners from the prison system of the United States.
In the criminal population, homosexuality may be over 10 percent, but in the general population it was never over 1 or 2 percent. If there is a growth today, it is because of vast propaganda, and Zambia wants, even under pressure from the Trump administration, to avoid such propaganda.
The criminal population cannot be used as a representative of the general non-criminal population. Yet, left-wing writers use Kinsey’s “research” as the final word about homosexuality and its numbers. Only left-wingers, who appreciate lies and fraud, use Kinsey.
Dr. Judith Reisman has written several articles and books debunking the myths and frauds concocted by Kinsey. The Obama administration, which promoted left-wing frauds, defended Kinsey. So why does an ambassador under Trump criticizes Zambia using left-wing fraud and lies?
Using Kinsey to criticize Zambia over homosexuality is using left-wing language. Why is the Trump administration copying the Obama administration? So while the Trump administration has, except in cases of babies conceived in rape also allowed to be condemned to capital punishment through abortion, had a conservative stance against abortion, as far as homosexuality is concerned the Trump administration has a generally left-wing stance.
Western nations, especially the United States and the United Kingdom, brought the Gospel to Africa and laws banning homosexuality, when African homosexuality was free to rape boys and kill innocent people who refused homosexuality. Now that Western nations are rejecting the Gospel, they want African nations to reject the Gospel and laws protecting society against the proven ills and crimes of homosexuality.
What the U.S. ambassador wants is Zambia returning to homosexuality, paganism and barbarism, which will certainly make corruption much worse than it is now.
And as the U.S. ambassador unintendedly showed in his illiterate rebuke against Zambia, Plato and Aristotle were homosexuals. If even the kind of Greek homosexuality is allowed, there will be the same result it produced in the Greek society: Homosexual abuse of boys.
After the backlash in Zambia over his rebuke, the U.S. ambassador produced another answer, where he said,
“Discriminatory and homophobic laws, under the false flags of Christianity and culture, continue to kill innocent Zambians… Your citizens are terrified of being outed as HIV-positive, because of the inaccurate and archaic associations between HIV and homosexuality.”
He added,
“My job as U.S. ambassador is to promote the interests, values, and ideals of the United States.”
The interests, values, and ideals of the United States under Obama were promotion of homosexuality. Nothing has changed under Trump?
Foote said,
“Targeting and marginalizing minorities, especially homosexuals, has been a warning signal of future atrocities by governments in many countries.”
In this perspective, the U.S. ambassador could easily have accused God of having an intention of “future atrocities” against homosexual because he destroyed Sodom because of homosexuality. Yet, the biggest victims of current atrocities are Christians. About 100,000 Christians are martyrized a year especially in Islamic nations.
Zambia does not execute homosexuals. Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, executes them. If the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia tries to rebuke the execution of homosexuals in Saudi Arabia he will be expelled immediately. Zambians are too tolerant to do it.
Foote included Pope Francis in his appeal for Zambia to accept the pressure from the Trump administration to legalize homosexuality:
“Let me cite Pope Francis. He has repeatedly spoken about the need for his church to welcome and love all people, regardless of sexual orientation. In 2016, the pope said, ‘When a person arrives before Jesus, Jesus certainly will not say, “Go away because you are homosexual”.’”
Even though the pope recognizes sexual orientation, the Bible does not do so. There are only male and female. Anything beyond this is perversion.
Besides, while is the church’s role to welcome sinners, including homosexuals, to deliver them from their sins, the church has no role and calling from God to defend sins, including homosexuality.
Foote finished his message by saying:
“I hope the government of Zambia commits to improve its decaying relationship with the United States.”
Yet, who is decaying its relationship with Africa by imposing homosexuality is the U.S. government, firstly under Obama and now under Trump.
Should Zambia submit to the decaying pro-sodomy culture in America?
A July 17, 2019 editorial article by DailyMail of Zambia, titled “Homosexuality: Not in Zambia,” said:
In recent years, many developing countries have come under pressure from some sections of the Western world to embrace homosexuality in exchange for financial help.
Those countries with the financial muscle use that to lure developing countries through hefty donations.
Some sections of society claim those who practise homosexuality deserve to be given the right to freely do so in their respective countries.
However, in Zambia, homosexuality is not only illegal but goes against the country’s culture and values as a Christian nation.
It is, therefore, commendable that President Edgar Lungu has demonstrated unwavering boldness and commitment to stand against any pressure to legalise homosexuality.
He has time and again come out strongly against homosexuality, even to potential donors.
When he met the outgoing Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin and European Union head of delegation Alessandro Mariani yesterday, the President reaffirmed the country’ stance against homosexuality.
President Lungu told the envoys, whose countries are known to support gayism, that Zambia will not impose such on its citizens in exchange for financial assistance from other countries.
President Lungu said there are certain matters that are enjoyed as rights in some parts of the world but these may not be regarded and accepted as such by Zambians.
“Some cultural differences have proved that some of the rights enjoyed in some countries cannot be applied elsewhere such as in Zambia,” he said.
The Head of State is on point. Certain so-called rights are better confined to where they are. Zambia has no quarrel with that. Zambia, however, has the right to determine its own standards.
For Zambia, which is a Christian nation as enshrined in the constitution, embracing homosexuality is an affront to the declaration.
Through the declaration as a Christian nation, Zambia chose to be governed by biblical principles.
The Bible is very clear about homosexuality – it is an abomination and is detestable before the eyes of God.
It is a rebellion against God – God created human beings as male and female, to get married and multiply and raise families.
God gave clear commands to govern human sexuality.
Leviticus 18:22 says, “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”
“If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads” (Leviticus 20:13).
God demonstrated His seriousness to His commands governing human sexuality when He rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah because of their involvement in homosexual activities (Genesis 19:24-25).
Whether proponents of homosexuality are aware or not, such acts attract the wrath of God.
Needless to say, homosexuality is an affront and rebellion against the family unit. It also defies nature and human biology.
People who decide to get ‘married’ as homosexuals cannot produce children and therefore resort to adopting.
God created human beings in such a way that their young offspring should be brought up by a mother and a father.
To subject children to same sex parents is cruelty of the highest level as it deprives them of an opportunity to grow up in a normal family.
It also subjects the children to psychological torment and confusion.
Children who grow up in homes of gays are also more likely to become homosexuals because of their ‘parents’.
If all people became gay, where does that leave society?
The wind of gayism is blowing and as a country, Zambia should be on guard to protect future generations.
It is a known fact that proponents of homosexuality are using money to lure young people into this evil.
The Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs also deserves commendation for being alert and banning a South African gay celebrity from coming to Zambia to officiate at some event.
As a country, we need to be watchful because despite homosexuality being illegal, there are some people promoting it secretly. That could explain why a known gay can be invited to officiate at an event.
The proponents are subtly packaging homosexuality as a sexual orientation and right.
In whatever way it is branded, homosexuality is an abomination and has no place in Zambia.
The Zambian government has written to the Trump administration to withdraw its Ambassador Daniel Foote following his controversial remarks against the Zambian law banning homosexuality.
“President Edgar Lungu says this is because Zambia does not want people who support un-Christian values such as homosexuality,” Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) quoted him as saying when he appeared at a Church fundraising event south of the country.
Tension between Zambia and the Trump administration has deepened following the U.S. ambassador’s complain against the sentencing of a homosexual couple in prison.
Amid threats of severance of ties by the Trump administration, President Lungu said that his government was ready to forfeit aid if it was tied to acceptance of homosexuality in a predominantly Christian nation.
Christians groups and individuals that condemned the left-wing Obama administration for interference against anti-sodomy laws in Africa have the moral obligation to condemn now the right-wing Trump administration for similar interference. Because I was one of the Christian individuals condemning the Obama administration, now I am fulfilling my current obligation regarding the left-wing behavior of the Trump administration to continue the pro-sodomy attitude of the Obama administration against the African nations.
Thanks to the missionary work in the past, Zambia is today 75 percent Protestant, according to the CIA World Factbook 2018-2019. U.S. missionaries, who evangelized Zambia in the past, could never imagine that someday the U.S. government would be an enemy of this work and its results.
Christians who condemned the homosexual imperialism of the Obama administration have now the obligation to condemn the homosexual imperialism of the Trump administration.
Let Zambia sovereignly take care of its own problems of corruption and homosexuality, without foreign meddling.
With information from DailyMail Zambia, Yahoo, Zambia Report, Foreign Policy, BBC, Defend the Family, The East African and Wikipedia.
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