Recently, Russia passed laws “banning the distribution of materials promoting homosexuality, pedophilia, and gender reassignment.”
In a speech, Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin said the law would help protect the motherland’s traditions and values for her children and the future of Russia from the “darkness spread by the United States and European states.”
But Russia is the bad guy, right? They got all kinds of problems. They’re mean and wicked and evil, right? They invaded Ukraine! Who cares what they think! Right?
When I read about all of this in a Daily Wire article, I almost wanted to throw up from the shame and disgrace of being an American in 2022. As a Christian, I truly believe that these are the kind of laws we should be passing in America. And I know…that must mean I’m a bigot, right? That I’m intolerant? That I must be canceled and lose the means to provide for myself?
“Okay. So, here’s the problem, Rock. For years, homosexuals have had to exist in a society where they’ve seen movies and TV shows all featuring heterosexual couples. Do you know how marginalized that makes a person feel? Where they see no representation of themselves in the media?”
I can’t argue against that. Even as an author myself, I often have to write about violence and immoral sex for the realism of the story. But let’s be honest here. Writer to writer. In all of our stories, there’s always a message we’re trying to push. Your desire to push this message for the sake of influencing others, it’s not just about representation. It’s not just about letting you and your ilk feel good about yourselves.
It’s to encourage others to either join your lifestyle, to refrain from seeing it for what it is, and to reject the traditional views of it. And if that traditional view includes God’s word the Bible, you don’t care. You want people to choose your worldview and reject what God says about the behavior. This…is evil.
Ladies and gentlemen…the influence of sexual immorality and LGBT propaganda is everywhere, we can’t escape it. Our children can’t escape it. The bottom pic is a scene from the animated children’s movie “Lightyear”.
We can’t just mind our own business and not concern myself with it, because it’s in all of our faces. If you’re a World Cup fan, they tried to get all the players to promote solidarity the LGBTQ ideology. I was just on Spotify yesterday and in between breaks, an audio commercial featuring Lil Nas X came up.
I did NOT want to think about Lil Nas X. I was just enjoying my day, being productive and what not. But no. Through no fault of my own, the image of a gay black man wearing a blonde woman’s wig is flashed before me for thirty-seconds until my next song plays. And as such, I had no choice but to think about him.
For those who don’t know…first off, I’m not posting a picture of him, feel free to Google it. But Lil Nas X appears to be one of the most popular rappers of the day. Lil Nas X is gay, and not just, casual Don Lemon gay, he celebrates, promotes, and encourages it as a leading figure. He has music videos featuring gay prison sex. He tried to come out with a shoe line with real blood.
This guy is NOT the kind of role model you want influencing your children if you strive to do what’s good in God’s eyes, but his advertisements are on things like Doritos, Taco Bell, and Uber Eats. Meaning, as long as you got a TV, you have no choice. You’re going to be exposed to his influence.
I’m bringing him up, because it’s a wicked tactic of the Left to call you a homophobe, a bigot, or intolerant, essentially someone who needs to be purged from society because you cling to your ancient God and Bible principles. Ironically, they’ll call you the oppressor. They’ll say that your words are hate speech and that’s a lie. Any advice given with the intent to save your life is not hate speech.
“But Rock, if you support laws that would ban people from talking about the lifestyle of an entire group of people, how is that not oppressive?”
The law bans the “distribution” of materials promoting homosexuality, pedophilia, and gender reassignment. Kind of like how Canada passed the C-4 bill that, on its surface is meant to ban Conversion therapy. But through the fine print, it could be interpreted to include using Bible Scriptures to teach others about what God says about homosexuality.
Right now, we live in a country where there are speed limits. When you see a red light, you have to stop. Even if you want to go, you must stop. It’s the government’s job to protect the people, even if that means protecting them from themselves.
“But Rock, not everybody’s a Christian. Just because you believe that God hates gay people, doesn’t mean everyone believes that.”
First off, I don’t believe God “hates” gay people…and quite frankly, I’m sick of people using that deceptive trick to manipulate Christians into silence.
Jehovah God gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ who died for our sins. Everyone is welcome to accept Jesus Christ. EVERYONE, everyone…includes people who happens to be sexually attracted to the same sex. No, I’m not trying to demean those who identify as homosexuals. But being attracted to the same sex, and actually engaging in sex are two different things.
I recently had a debate where a woman opined, “So what, is a homosexual supposed to never get married or have sex because he was born a certain way?”
And I told her, “They have a choice. They can do what’s good in their own eyes, or they can choose to do what’s good in God’s eyes and resist their own fleshly desires. That’s what I’m doing. I was born attracted to women, but I choose to not to engage in the hook-up culture or sex outside of marriage because I know that’s sexual immorality. This might mean that I never get married. But that’s a choice I had to make.”
If you choose to reject God’s word the Bible, is it really that God hates you? Or do you hate God?
When he saved the adulteress from being stoned by the crowd, he didn’t say, “Go on, girl! Keep doing you. Keep loving yourself and live that city girl life.” No. He said at John 8:10, “Go and sin no more.”
This means, STOP doing what you’ve been doing. This was a command from Jesus Christ. If you believe in him, like you claim to…you’d follow his commandments.
If I met Lil Nas X, with love and respect, I’d explain this to him. I’d remind him of what happened in Noah’s day, I’d tell him what happened to Jerusalem in 586 B.C., I’d tell him of how Nineveh repented when Jonah rebuked them and they were saved. I’d cut through all the cozy convenient ideologies that some Christians like to preach, about how no matter what you do, you’re saved as long as you believe in Jesus Christ. This is not the whole truth.
Recently, on one of my videos, a Christian commented and said, “You really think God’s love is conditional?” as he went on to criticize me. But I never said that his “love” was conditional. It’s his blessings that come with conditions. THEY’VE ALWAYS come with conditions. That’s why there are words like “good” and “bad”. If there were no conditions, there would be no good or bad, and this is chaos. This is Satanic.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 gives a succinct list of the type of people who will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Idolators, drunkards, adulterers, nor Men who practice homosexuality. This is what the Scriptures say, written by the Apostle Paul, a man who was chosen by your Lord and Savior to preach the Inspired Word of God.
Now that you know this truth, what are you going to do with it? Are you going to continue following the way of so many, who refuse to conform to Christ’s teachings, and instead will manipulate and bend Christ’s teachings to conform to themselves?
I know…I know this isn’t easy. Even when you hear the word, you’re not likely going to repent overnight. It’s going to take time, strength and effort. But if you truly believe, if you truly desire to repent, I encourage you to pray and ask God to bless you with that strength, tell him of all your weaknesses, your fleshly desires and how much you’re struggling to overcome such temptations.
In Matt 17:20, Jesus Christ said, “For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
For those who don’t get it, the mustard seed is one of the smallest types of seeds on the plant. With just a bit of faith, just a bit, you can accomplish the impossible. If you pray, asking for the strength to repent and have faith that he will deliver…He WILL! I’m living proof of it. Once upon a time, I rejected all religions and refused to pick up the Bible for years. But when I did, when I CHOSE to believe…my life got exponentially better.
The only struggle is that I still happens to live in this wicked world.
So, when people claim that Christians “hate” gay people…know that this is a lie designed to make you feel ashamed of following or speaking the commands of your Lord and Savior. Are there some people who really do hate homosexuals. Yes, there are. The same way there are people who hate black people, or white people, or men, or women.
It’s out there. We all know it exists and it will never end until Jesus Christ returns and wipe away all wickedness. If you call yourself Christian and believe this, while simultaneously labeling those who speak the word of God as people promoting “hate speech”…man…
Romans Chapter 14 teaches us that we’ll all be judged as individuals. And thank God for that. But until then, human beings have always lumped everyone in the same category.
If you live in America, you’re an American. If our representatives, if our cultural leaders put on the Rainbow colors and promote, celebrate, and encourage homosexuality, promiscuity, and transgenderism… Everyone, whether we agree with these lifestyles or not, have to deal with this new stigma that so many hold up like a badge of honor.
According to the Daily Wire: Russia’s Volodin called the U.S. the “center of this sodom in the world There is no need to impose alien values on us,” Volodin said. “You destroyed yours — we’ll see how it all ends. But it’s definitely sad because this is sodom — there’s no other way to say it.”
It’s difficult to disagree with him.
In the Old Testament, the God-fearing people of Judah and the Israelites had to face the same thing. Their leaders, their kings, and priests started worshiping false gods. Jehovah God warned what would happen in Deuteronomy Chapter 28. He warned that they’d face all kinds of calamities, that they’d be attacked, that they’d face famine, that their people would be conquered and displaced if they turned their backs on the One True God.
And here’s why I’m speaking up.
Because even though the Bible tells us in 1 and 2 Kings how the people were led into worshiping false gods by their corrupt kings and leaders…I don’t believe for one second that EVERYONE engaged in those sins. Throughout history, there has always been a remnant of faithful servants who refused to bow down to the worldly trends. They remained fixed on serving the God who created the heavens and the earth.
These prophets, apostles, and communities were persecuted, hunted down, shamed, rejected, and slighted…but they maintained their faith in God.
Before the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC the prophet Jeremiah was there. Jeremiah was among the people and trust me when I say, this must have been one of the worst times in human history to be alive. The anxiety, the lack of peace, the lack of a future.
For those who don’t know, the Babylonian Empire under King Nebuchadnezzar had launched a campaign to conquer the Promised Land from 605 to 586BC. That’s nineteen years. Nineteen years of the people of Jerusalem living with the knowledge of impending destruction. Even when Jeremiah told them that Nebuchadnezzar was God’s instrument of destruction and they could be saved if they just repented, the people refused to listen.
In Genesis 18, when God brought Abraham to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham asked God if he would destroy the cities if God found but a few righteous people there. Ultimately, only Lot and his daughters were saved. The rest of the cities were obliterated with a spectacular display of power, the likes of which no one has ever seen.
It’s not out of hate that I write this. As much as people call me a loner who’d rather spend Thanksgiving by myself than socializing with a group…God has blessed me with a powerful imagination. When I read, I see. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been like this, and my ability to transport to a different time and place by sheer imagination has only amplified with time.
I’ve seen millions perish in a Great Flood that swallowed the whole earth and covered even the tallest mountain until there was nothing but a single ark over the entire planet. I’ve seen the numerous massacres of invading pagans who have come in and slaughtered God’s people with the sword.
Dude, in 2 Kings Chapter 15, I saw as the evil King of Israel named Shallum sacked the city of Tiphsah and ripped open all the women who were pregnant because the city didn’t open up to him. I’ve seen the massacres of innocent babies in Egypt and Judah. I’ve seen children burned for the sake of false gods.
In the Book of Revelations, I’ve seen a highly developed and technologically advanced civilization crumble in a Godly onslaught of fire and earthquakes. We’ve seen glimpses of it in Haiti, Kobe, and San Francisco over the years. Now imagine New York City. Tokyo. London. Hong Kong.
In Rev 9:18, I’ve seen that a third of mankind would be wiped out through fire, smoke, and sulfur.
Part of all of this is selfish on my part. Because it hurts. Just like the pain of knowing my mother will one day die and I’m going to have to deal with that pain and suffering, it pains me deeply to know so many will die. It pisses me off that the serpent keeps lying to them and they keep believing the lies!
When you watch football games and see the stadiums packed with fans celebrating, families cheering, so many happy faces, men, women, and children…how many of them know Christ? How many of them willingly choose to stand with God over the ways of the world? How many of them will be saved?