Some people attempt to justify sodomy by saying that the Bible doesn’t condemn it. They point to the Bible saying that pride was the sin of Sodom. Pride indeed was the sin of Sodom but that doesn’t mean that sodomy wasn’t. In fact, sodomy is the epitome of pride. Nothing demonstrates this better than a recent story in the York Daily Record in Pennsylvania.
YDR published, “Local church removes gay man’s membership, denies him communion,” on February 1. A church exercising biblical discipline shouldn’t be a story. But it is to the YDR. And that isn’t surprising since the YDR thinks that people who don’t embrace sin are “homophobic.”
The author of the story presents a façade of being unbiased but that pretense never works because of two reasons. The first reason is that passages such as the following reveal the author’s contempt for the pastor and the church:
Slautterback said he reads the Bible to say that homosexuality is a sin.
He cited several verses of scripture, including Matthew 5:27–28, which says “Thou shalt not commit adultery, but…whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
Matthew 5:27-28 clearly says more than what the author excerpts but citing the full passage would have undermined the author’s agenda.
But the second reason the façade fails is even more powerful. The second reason is that the origin of the article clearly reveals that it was meant to be an information operation against the church. It also reveals why sodomy is the epitome of pride.
The article quotes David Slautterback, the pastor of Ambassador’s Bible Chapel, and he reveals how YDR found its story:
Pastor David Slautterback said that he and other church elders removed Pierce from the church’s membership — and announced that fact to the congregation during the church service last Sunday — because Pierce has failed to have a change of mind concerning his sexuality.
Slautterback said Friday that he and the other elders want Pierce to repent for his sin and to return to fellowship at the church, where he is still welcome to attend as long as he does not cause division or speak contrary to scripture.
“We’re accused of hate, Bobbie has accused us of hate,” Slautterback said. “I think Bobbie’s action (of talking to the York Daily Record) is an action of hate.”
And just how did Pierce initiate contact with the YDR?
Pierce posted on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page a letter he said he received from the church. He said he decided to talk about what was happening with him because he wants others to know they’re not alone.
So Slautterback and the Ambassador’s Bible Chapel followed the Bible but at the same time didn’t attempt to humiliate Pierce. Pierce decided to repay this generous act of kindness by going to the press and wailing about being a “victim.” Only a person full of pride would do such a despicable thing. (And only an ethically challenged organization would agree to participate.)
But it gets worse. The article later reveals that Pierce is going to throw the continued generosity of the church in its face: “Pierce said he plans to continue attending Ambassador’s Bible Chapel ‘to show that I’m going to rise above the hate, or at least I’m not afraid.’ ”
Stop and think about that. A private organization has stated its beliefs and that an individual who doesn’t want to follow those beliefs cannot be a member. However, the organization, in an extraordinary act of kindness, says that the individual still can attend. The individual spits on this extraordinary act of kindness by continuing to proclaim that he is the victim . . . even as he takes advantage of the offer to continue attending church services.
This perfectly demonstrates who sodomites are: sexual anarchists who wish to redefine the truth even as they demand the world participate in their delusion. Everyone must participate. And this is the perfect demonstration of why sodomy is the epitome of pride.
Paul Hair honorably served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a non-commissioned officer; he is veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has worked as a civilian in both the government and private sectors. His writings have appeared at various websites. Paul now runs The Security and Culture Intelligencer website (http://scintelligencer.blogspot.com/) and is an independent consultant for Wikistrat, a strategic analysis and forecasting network. Connect with him at the S&CI website and on Twitter at @PaulHair1.
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