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Civil rights struggles and gay ’rights’ activism cannot be compared


Fri Sep 6, 2013

Editor: Champions of civil rights struggles should find it insulting to hear homosexuals and their sympathisers compare gay ”rights” activism to the 1960s civil rights fight to end racial segregation. A people fighting to have their God-given rights and freedoms respected and protected could never be equated to a movement seeking to have their sexual deviant behaviour legalized. Persons, like President Barack Obama, who continue to propagate such erroneous ideas, should remember that homosexuality is a choice. Being black isn’t!{{more}}

I listened to Obama giving his speech at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in honour of Dr Luther King’s “I have a dream speech”. Obama properly joined with others in outlining the victories won by freedom fighters to be freed from the shackles of racial segregation. The marches, Rosa Parks’ action and other peaceful protests were all legitimate tools used to achieve equality – true God-endowed equality under law. In his opening statement, the American president quoted the Declaration of Independence which, among other important truths, identifies the Creator-God as the Giver of Rights. Yet, this same president supports legalization of sodomite unions as a right, when he knows God’s position on homosexuality – God destroyed a whole nation for it and calls it an “abomination”.
Homosexuality is not a right endowed to us by our Creator! It is important for us to be continually reminded that rights and freedoms are given to us by God and therefore are possessed by all peoples. The three fundamental rights are: right to religious liberty, right to life and right to private property. These rights have their attending freedoms – freedom of thought, belief, opinion, conscience, choice, expression, speech and movement. We are born with them. They must not be confused with abilities and opportunities. So, for example, if a person chooses to steal, stealing is not a freedom. People often use their freedoms to do wrong things, as is the case with the practice of homosexuality. Governments of some countries also provide immoral opportunities, through the legislative pen, for homosexuals to practise their lifestyle. They even seek to change the God-given definition of marriage. Their behaviour is anti-morality and therefore is not equal to rights and freedoms. In fact, such governmental provisions continue to lead to denigration and persecution of Christians and others who dare to criticise sodomy.

Homosexuals continue to promote their behaviour throughout the world, as seen recently in Russia where President Vladimir Putin is being chastised for his stance against it. On June 30 of this year, Putin signed into law a bill banning the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors”. Among other things, the law forbids the distribution of homosexuality supporting information to children. Opposing the country’s law, homosexual activists call for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics and other actions which will negatively affect Russia. Did the civil rights movement fight for the acceptance of such morally debasing behaviour?
No! When Black Americans struggled for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s they were fighting to break down a caste system of segregation based on race. What is the homosexual movement struggling for? To get their sexual deviant behaviour accepted and to silence their critics. Our own Sophia Young understands that well, after she stood up publicly about a week ago as a Christian against “same-sex marriage” in San Antonio. The gay activists did not consider the freedom of expression of this young black woman a civil right. “Martin Luther King did not fight for that”, they implied, as they sought to hijack his civil rights movement to shut up Christians like Sophia Young.

However, Martin Luther King, Jr. did not fight for the legislation of immorality under the garb of freedom. Interestingly, we are informed that King argued in his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” that “An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” Clearly, sodomy is out of harmony with the moral law!

So, when homosexuals seek to get society to view their activism as similar to that of the civil rights movement, they need to know that they “cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Civil rights struggles and gay ‘rights’ activism CANNOT be compared!

Ann-Marie Ballantyne