Prayers for Bobby
Film is Demonic Propaganda
(evil film says teaching that homosexuality is a sin is bigotry and dehumanizing slander)
By David J. Stewart | October 2011 | Updated February 2017
Joshua 24:15, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
If you are gay, God loves you and you don't have to stop being a homosexual to go to Heaven. Salvation is a free gift, paid for by Jesus' precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). If we had to stop being a sinner to go to Heaven, who could be saved? That's right, no one!
I recently watched PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, which is a 2009 made for TV movie about a right-wing religious mother who causes her 20-year old son to commit suicide because of her lack of love and acceptance for what her son has become... a homosexual. So she turns to the gay community through a gay church for comfort after her son's suicide, now supportive of gay rights. There is so much spiritually dangerous lies and blasphemy in the movie that I don't really know where to begin, but this issue needs to be addressed.
The Movie Teaches a False Gospel
I suppose the best place to start is with the false gospel that the film promotes. Sigourney Weaver plays the mother of Bobby, named Mary Griffith. After Bobby jumps off a bridge in front of a speeding truck and commits suicide, his mother (Mary) begins to question why a God of love would allow her son to die such a tragic death, when she had been relentlessly praying for God to heal her son of the sin of homosexuality.
The mother's biggest worry was that Bobby went to Hell forever for choosing to be homosexual. So she asks some Bible-believing ministers from her local church if a pure and loving heart was enough to save Bobby from Hell, even though he was an open homosexual. In response to her question, the ministers frown with downcast heads and the answer is an obvious, “no, a pure and loving heart is not sufficient to save a person.” Whether you like it or not, that is the Biblical answer. Except a man be born-again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:7). Having a pure and loving heart won't save you (Proverb 14:12). But let me also say that being a homosexual cannot keep you out of Heaven if you believe on Jesus, the Christ, to forgive your sins. Only the sin of unbelief can keep you out of Heaven.
But you say, what about 1st Corinthians 6:9-10, which says that the effeminate, fornicators, drunkards and sinners shall not inherit eternal life? The Bible is clear that once a person (that is, “the ungodly,” Romans 4:5) believes on Jesus Christ, his faith is counted for righteousness and all sins are forever forgiven. Christ's righteousness is IMPUTED to your eternal record. You are pure in God's eyes by faith alone. It is faith that saves a person, and not the life they live. The problem is not that God won't save homosexuals, as the film alleges is taught by many Bible-believing churches today; but rather, that John 3:20 says it is a sinful lifestyle that hinders homosexuals from coming to Christ to be saved. You see, homosexuals don't want God, righteousness nor salvation. What they want is to be accepted for the unrepentant sinners they are, and not to be told that they are guilty sinners, and to be told that they are going to Heaven for simply having a pure heart (as the movie falsely teaches). That is simply not the truth my friend. You can be sincere and still go to Hell. You can believe that 1 + 1 = 3 if you want, but it's not true nonetheless.
In the movie Sigourney Weaver (who plays Bobby's devoutly Anti-gay religious mother) states the untruth:
“The Lord says, 'The impure will be thrown into the Lake of Fire.'”
That is false teaching. The Bible never said that! Here's what the Scriptures really say:
Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Here is what Christ Himself said:
John 3:16-18, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
So you see, you'll only go to Hell if you reject Jesus as your personal Savior. If you BELIEVE that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and was buried, and resurrected three days later, and that's you're only hope for forgiveness of sins and eternal life, you are saved!!! This is what 1st Corinthians 15:1-6 teaches. This is the simple Gospel.
You don't go to Heaven because you're pure or good. You don't go to Hell because you're a sinner or bad. You go to Hell because you reject Jesus Christ as your Savior, as your sin payment. In the movie, after Bobby commits suicide, his mother goes to a local liberal church to question a minister, trying to find out if her son went to Hell for being a homosexual. The church openly celebrates “Gay Pride,” which is very wicked to do.
The minister says to Bobby's troubled mother, “God loves them [homosexuals] as they are!” Although it is true that God unconditionally does love sinners AS THEY ARE in need of the Gospel, it is also true that God DOES NOT ACCEPT THEIR SIN, and never will. God hates homosexuality, but He loves the sinner. Christ died for all mankind. God never created anyone “gay.” Romans 1:27 plainly teaches that homosexuality is “against nature.” It is abnormal. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. All of the apostate ministers today who are accepting homosexuals into the church in good standing, are condemning them all to the Lake of Fire. We should accept sodomites as people, expressing God's love toward them through the Gospel; but we must not accept their wicked lifestyle, perverted agenda or sodomite community as being “normal.” Romans 1:25 plainly says that homosexuals change God's truth into a lie, worshipping the creature (nature) more than the Creator (which is idolatry).
In the movie, after Bobby's mother reflects over the suicide of her 20 year old son, she concludes in hysterical tears...
“There was nothing wrong with him!” —Bobby's mother, after Bobby kills himself
Uh, yeah, there was something VERY WRONG WITH HIM!!! The movie calls God a liar! The Bible says in Romans 1:27 that homosexuality is “AGAINST NATURE.” That makes it wrong. The Bible calls the sin of homosexuality “sodomy,” and assigns to it the death penalty (Leviticus 20:13). Up until 1962 in the United States, homosexuality was a punishable crime in all 50 states. Today, as of June 2015, it is legal in all 50 states. This is wickedness!!! Man has changed, but God has not changed. Hostility against fundamentalist Christians is increasing across America. The day will come when Christians will be arrested and imprisoned for preaching the truth that homosexuality is a wicked sin in the sight of God. Preachers must not stop preaching against the sin of homosexuality!!! Frightening statistics reveal that 28% of gays have had at least 1,000 sexual partners. And 83% have had at least 50 sex partners. This is the gross facts about homosexuality!!! The truth is that there is a Luciferian agenda at work to spread sexual depravity nationwide, to destabilize the family unit in America, all in an effort to raise up a New World Order out of the ashes of what's left of our American society. Truth is stranger than fiction!
The Bible teaches that the human heart is wicked and deceitful above all else (Jeremiah 17:9). The pure of heart are only those who have been washed by the precious blood of Jesus, which happens only in response to one's trust upon the Lord for salvation. Whatever changes need to be made in a person's life, you can rest assure that God will attend to that. Does a person have to stop being homosexual to be saved? No, absolutely not. However, if you are truly saved, then God's Holy Spirit will convict your heart about sin (Hebrews 12:6-8).
Note: All Scriptures are quoted from the trustworthy King James Bible.
Later in the movie Bobby's mother tells her new homosexual minister that she knows Bobby is in Heaven, because “Bobby had a pure and loving heart” as a homosexual, and “that's all that matters.” The Bible does NOT agree with Sigourney Weaver (Mary). The movie is wrong on two counts concerning salvation:
First, the movie is wrong to imply that the sin of homosexuality will keep a homosexual out of Heaven. Homosexuality is no different than any other sin, and all people are horrible sinners (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:10,23). It is true that many ministers teach such heresy, like John MacArthur and Ray Comfort, but it's not true. You won't go to Hell because you refuse to stop being gay. If you go to Hell, it will only be because you refused to acknowledge your sinful state, and willingly rejected Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, and His work of redemption as payment for your sins.
Second, the movie errantly teaches that a pure and loving heart is all that is required to get to Heaven, and homosexuality is not an issue regarding salvation. Well, homosexuality is an issue as far as being a sin. Any person who refuses to see them self as a sinner is a liar and is calling God a liar (1st John 1:8,10). If a person defends the sin of homosexuality as not being a sin, then they CANNOT be saved because they refuse to acknowledge their sinful state. To be saved, you must renounce every sin, admitting before God that you are a guilty sinner deserving of Hell (Romans 3:19). Otherwise why would you need a Savior?
So you see, the only reason why the Bible says that homosexuals will not be allowed into Heaven is because gays refuse to admit that homosexuality is a sin. God forgives sinners, not the self-righteous. Matthew 9:13, “for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” The problem is not that God won't save homosexuals; but rather, the problem is that homosexuals attempt to justify their wicked lifestyle and refuse to come to Christ as sinners in need of salvation. If a person thinks that they have not sinned by committing homosexuality, then you have not realized your wickedness. God is an awesome God, willing to pardon the worst offenders who come as sinners to the cross of Calvary to be saved; but make no mistake, the gay-rights movement is rooted in self-righteousness!
Please read, Every Man Did That Which Was Right in His Own Eyes.
Toward the end of the movie, the minister of the gay church publicly says on national TV that PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) hope the time will come when gays can “celebrate” their difference instead of being ashamed of it. PFLAG is an actual group in the U.S. This is unbiblical in every aspect. Celebrating homosexuality is like celebrating abortion, adultery, pornography or drunkenness. If you want to be saved, then God will save you no matter how deep in sin you may have gone; but only on the premise that you come as a guilty sinner in need of forgiveness from the Lord Jesus Christ.
God saves sinners, but not those who are self-righteous. If you think homosexuality is acceptable, then you are self-righteous; You are doing right in YOUR OWN EYES. If you insist that that God chooses who will be homosexual and creates them “that way,” then you are blaspheming the holy God of the Bible. God does not create adulterers, murderers, rapists, nor homosexuals. It was Adam's sin which opened the floodgate of sin and brought death upon the human race (Romans 5:12). Man chooses to sin because of his inherited sin-nature from Adam. It is not God Who creates men to sin beyond their control, and for PRAYERS FOR BOBBY to teach otherwise is blasphemy against God almighty!
Bobby's mother says on national TV at the end of the movie that teaching “homosexuality is a sin” is “bigotry and dehumanizing slander.” God saves SINNERS; not self-righteous ingrates who demand for God to accept them for the murderers, adulterers, drunkards, thieves, liars, deceivers, and homosexuals they are. God made us this way, they say! We have not committed any wickedness! We are not sinners for doing these evils! We want to go to Heaven without repentance! Don't you dare try to make us feel ashamed for what we are doing, God made us to do this naturally! It's God fault that we commit these acts!
That is exactly what the PRAYERS FOR BOBBY movie teaches. Hell will be filled with members of the gay-pride movement, because they are hardened sinners who refuse to come to the Light that they would be saved (John 3:20).
The Movie Teaches That Homosexuality is Not a Sin
The movie proves my point about unrepentant homosexuals wanting to change the truth of God into a lie (Romans 1:25) and be accepted AS THEY ARE by God. Well, God will accept you as you are if you acknowledge your SINNERSHIP; but God will not accept anyone who is hardened by their sins and refuses to admit their wickedness. In the movie, Mary goes down to the local gay church to debate the issue of homosexuality being a sin with the gay pastor. Mary brings up Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 about homosexuality being an abomination and deserving of the death penalty.
The minister of the gay church teaches Mary that the Old Testament pronounced the death penalty on rebellious teenagers too, which he says is not to be taken literally. He says that those were different teachings for a different time, and so homosexuality is ok after all. He says that eating lobster was also called an abomination, and that the Bible never actually calls homosexuality a “sin.” Mary mentions Sodom and Gomorrah, to which the gay minister replies that most leading theologians think “greed” was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah that caused God to reign down fire and brimstone to destroy it forever!!!
In sharp contrast to the uncertainty expressed in the film, the Bible is very clear that homosexuality was one of many sins that brought God's judgment upon Sodom. Jude 1:7 plainly teaches that the inhabitants of Sodom went after strange flesh. Genesis 19:1-11 tells of an angry mob of homosexuals surrounding Lot's house to rape the two men (angels) who came to deliver Lot and his family from God's wrath upon Sodom. Ezekiel 16:49 says that Sodom's sins were also pride, fulness of bread, abundance of idleness and they did not help the poor and needy.
This sounds like America today... pride, greed, fulness of bread, abundance of idleness, adultery, fornication, same-sex marriage, pornography, lewdness, homosexuality, taking the Lord's name in vain, covetousness, bearing false witness, idolatry, celebrity worship, wickedness everywhere we turn!!! Only a dishonest Bible student would try to deny homosexuality as one of the primary sins which brought God's judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Jude 1:7, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” It was much more than just the sin of greed that brought God's judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Those cities were saturated with every sin imaginable! Yet Jesus said that Sodom would have repented had they seen the works which He performed in Capernaum, but they wouldn't repent. Sodom would have repented, but not America!
To no surprise, the film avoids Romans chapter one where God goes into depth exposing the sin of homosexuality for the vile affections that it is, which even nature itself shows is unnatural...
Romans 1:25-27, “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
How much clearer could the Word of God be that homosexuality is a sin. Yet according to the film PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, Christians are bigots and speak dehumanizing slander if they dare preach that homosexuality is a sin.
At the beginning of the film, upon learning that her son is a homosexual, Mary (Bobby's mother) writes down Scriptures and posts them around the house to help Bobby. She teaches him that through the power of the Holy Spirit he can overcome his homosexual lusts and live for God. The movie makes fun of the Bible, implying that homosexuals cannot change what they are, and so it is ridiculous to try to use the Bible to change a gay person. The movie was clearly written from the perspective of an unsaved person who despises God and the Bible.
The film ignores the matter of salvation entirely. Biblically, the only escape from sin is becoming a born-again Christian. Salvation is not optional. Acts 4:10-12 teaches that apart from the name of Jesus, there is no other means for a person to be saved. Once a sinner receives Jesus Christ, believing on the Son of God, then they are eternally forgiven and saved (John 1:12-13; Acts 10:43; Galatians 3:26; Romans 10:13; John 10:9). As a new convert, 1st Peter 2:2 teaches that as a new born babe, a believer grows in the milk of the Word of God. The Bible plainly teaches in Galatians 5:16, “Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” It is Biblical that every person ought to get saved and then live for God by walking in the Spirit by which they were born-again (Roman 8:9), through the Seed of the Word of God (1st Peter 1:23).
The writer, director, producer, actors and all supporters of the movie PRAYERS FOR BOBBY despise this Biblical truth, vehemently. Instead, the message of the movie is that gays were born homosexual and there's nothing wrong with them. They claim that God created homosexuals and; therefore, gays ought to be received, accepted, tolerated, and celebrated in society. Romans 1:25 warned that gays would change the truth of God into a lie, and so it is today around the world. PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is a lie, a BIG LIE of the Devil.
They've even got Harry Potter in the “bonus” section of the movie disk saying that homosexuals should “be proud of who you are.” If you are proud to be a homosexual, then you need to get saved my friend. PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is of the Devil. Homosexuals will eventually succeed at having anti-hate speech laws passed, arresting and prosecuting Bible-believing Christians for preaching publicly against the sinful agenda and lifestyle of homosexuals. Already in Canada and in many nations in Europe, such as Sweden, such laws have been passed. The world is becoming one large Sodom and Gomorrah, an insane asylum.
In sharp contrast to what the Bible says, the gay-rights movement wants a plan of salvation that does not condemn homosexuality as a sin. They want a false gospel that tolerates homosexuality as being something good and of God from birth, and something to celebrate by parading up and down the streets of America. There's nothing more detesting than a gay-parade, where transvestites wear skin-tight clothing (if any clothing at all), and men are kissing men (and women kissing women) in orgies of fleshly lust as the floats pass by. It's a smorgasbord of sexual immorality smut and filth!!!
Behind all the pretty, heart-touching music; and behind Sigourney Weaver's excessively bloodshot eyes in the movie (it looks like they sprayed mace in her eyes); and behind all the glorified hype of how helpless homosexuals are to change... there is an evil demonic agenda of intense hatred against God, the Bible and Christianity. Don't buy into the propaganda, because God is not going to change (Malachi 3:6). The same God Who established the death penalty for homosexuality 4,000 years ago in Moses' time, still feels the same way today about the sin of homosexuality. If you are foolish enough to think otherwise, then you are a total fool and hard-hearted against the truth of God's Word.
The Movie Teaches That Homosexuals DON'T Need Healing
Sigourney Weaver (Mary) speaks out on national television toward the end of the movie, having joined a support group for parents and families of gays. In her speech Mary says that for years she prayed daily and asked God to heal her son of the sin of homosexuality, constantly pressuring him with the Bible to repent and choose to be straight instead. But then after his suicide she one day realized that he didn't need to be healed of anything, because that's the way he was born. She said she knew in her heart from conception that Bobby was “different” and that she refused to accept his homosexuality for what it was, him.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is brainwashing deceptive propaganda aimed at recruiting America's churches to embrace the homosexual movement. There are so many things wrong with this film. May I say firmly that homosexuality is sinful, abnormal and plain disgusting. I do not advocate violence nor inciting violence, nor being unkind in any manner toward homosexuals. It's wrong to bash anyone, including gays. I don't use the words “queer” nor “faggot” for that reason, although they call themselves queer with pride. I am totally against Pastor Fred Phelps, who in my opinion is a government plant operating undercover as a public provocateur, in an attempt to justify Police State tyranny against peaceful protestors nationwide. It couldn't be more obvious. No one in America does the hateful things he does, no one.
Movies like Walt Disney's POLLYANNA and Lifetime's PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, portray genuine Bible-believing ministers as hatemongering bigots who preach against sin with hatred, contempt and irrational cruelty. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every preacher that I know who preaches uncompromisingly against homosexuality as a sin does so with love, compassion for sinners, and a desire to win the lost to Jesus Christ. The truth is that the homosexual community hates God and the Bible, and they absolutely despise that which is holy and good, so they have changed God's Word into a lie just as Romans 1:25 said they would do. We are living in a wicked generation that is intolerant of preachers, instead seeking out apostate teachers of religious garbage. 2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” The great need of the hour is preaching preachers in America!!!
Homosexuals DO need healing my friend, the healing that only comes from being born-again by the Spirit of God in response to one's faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Apart from salvation and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who lives within every Christian (Romans 8:9), no one can obtain victory over the sins in their lives. That's why it is so insane when preachers like Paul Washer and John MacArthur require sinners to change as part of being saved. They've got it all backwards! You come to God as a dirty, rotten, hell-deserving, sinner and He saves you by faith in Jesus Christ; and only then can God's Spirit begin to work on your wretched life to conform you into the image of Christ (1st Peter 2:2; 2nd Corinthians 5:17-21).
You get saved first, and then God does the healing in your life. Homosexuals need to get saved first, but the problem is that their love for sin prevents them from coming to Christ (the Light) to be saved, just as John 3:20 teaches. Jesus said in John 5:40, “And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” Jesus said “ye will not,” he didn't say ye cannot. The choice is yours alone to make my friend, it's Jesus or Hell, life or eternal death.
The Movie Sinfully Teaches That Homosexuals are Born Gay
No one is born homosexual. Being “gay” (and I hate that word because “gay” used to simply mean mean happy) is a CHOICE. God doesn't make mistakes. If you are a homosexual, it began with a wicked heart of ingratitude toward God as taught in Romans 1:21, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” No one is born a sex-pervert, lesbian, murderer, racist or thief. These are all sins of choice. If sin is not a choice, then it cannot be a sin. Everyone is born with a sin-nature, which if not kept in check, will progress worse and worse.
In the movie Bobby attends a Bible study at his mother's Christian fundamentalist church, where the youth pastor teaches that the key to overcoming sexual immorality is “control,” to which Bobby is dismayed because he cannot control his homosexual lusts that he was born with. The scene casts a negative reflection upon Christian churches, implying that control is an unrealistic approach to homosexuality. However, the Bible teaches in Colossians 3:5-6, “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience.”
The Bible teaches for Christians to subdue the flesh, control. Romans 1:26 identifies homosexuality as a “vile affection,” that is, a morally reprehensible lust. The word “concupiscence” in Colossians 3:5 means “a longing” for that which is evil. “Inordinate affection” is sinful lust. The Bible warns believers that “fleshly lusts” war against the soul. 1st Peter 2:11, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” The wicked world today isn't even trying to fight the war, they just surrender and indulge in all manner of sexual immorality, provoking the wrath of God as we read in Colossians 3:6.
Biblically, homosexuality is a deplorable sin and an abnormal thing against natural. The movie teaches that homosexuality is a work of God, from birth, and that gays cannot control what they are. The movie propagates the deception that homosexuals should be embraced, accepted and left alone for who they are, as God created them, and no dehumanizing bigot should dare say that homosexuality is wrong or sinful in any way. PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is nothing more than unbiblical sympathy for homosexuals and lesbians, teaching that the Bible doesn't really condemn homosexuality as a sin, and God accepts unrepentant sinners into Heaven as they are.
I tell you, no unrepentant person can enter into Heaven. Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand! To REPENT means to come to God via faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, to be forgiven of your sins. Although you don't have to forsake your sins to be saved (which no one could humanly do), you MUST renounce yourself as a sinner before God for violating His Commandments. Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9), paid for by Christ's literal blood (1st Peter 1:18-19; 1st John 1:7; Revelation 1:5). You don't give up bad works to get salvation, and you don't do good works to get it either. It's a gift simply to be received by trusting upon the Lord (John 1:12-13; 20:31). God will heal every sinner who comes to Him by way of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
If you sincerely believe that you were born gay, then God is calling you to a life of celibacy (no sex), because Romans chapter one very clearly teaches that homosexuality is a low form of sinful depravity and rebellion against God (associated with disdain for God and the things of God). Romans 1:32 teaches that homosexuality and all wickedness brings the judgments of God.
Let me be clear that God loves everyone, including homosexuals. Jesus died for ALL HUMANITY. The teaching of “limited atonement” by Calvinists is a lie of the Devil.
The movie warns to be careful what you say because “a child is listening.” That's exactly why we as born-again Christians ought to speak out against the sin of homosexuality. We should never deliberately try to be mean nor unkind; but rather, to kindly and lovingly take a Christian stand for what we know is Biblically right. Ephesians 5:11 commands for believers not to partake of works of darkness, but rather to reprove (expose) them. Homosexuals have targeted children in public schools with pro-homosexual books such as, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD.
If you're in public and your kids see two men kissing on the lips, Christian parents should teach their children that homosexuality is a sin against God. Children notice everything and need to be taught right from wrong. They also need to be taught to love people and never be mean or unkind toward others. Teach them that God loves even the worst sinners and Jesus died for every individual person.
Homosexuals Are Trying to Recreate God in Their Own Sinful Image
At the beginning of the movie, Mary's mother (Bobby's grandmother) says that “queers should be lined up and shot.” No Christian should ever make such a horrible statement. The film attempts to show that the belief and teaching of homosexuality being a sin is merely a prejudice of generations past, and is not what the Bible teaches. Mary is told by a gay minister that there are many different interpretations of the Bible, and that God accepts homosexuals as they are.
Biblically, God will save anybody who acknowledges their guilt of sin and trusts upon the Son of God, Jesus, the Christ. Albeit, homosexuals refuse to acknowledge their guilt of sin, instead claiming that God made them gay and it's not a sin. They refuse to come to Christ for salvation “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved” (John 3:20). PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is an evil film intended to infiltrate America's churches and teach people that homosexuality is not a sin. Thus, many homosexuals are coming to apostate religion these days, such as The United Churches of Christ, Lutherans, Presbyterians and other corrupt religious denominations that are embracing the homosexual agenda. As the church becomes more worldly, so is the world becoming more churchy.
In the movie Bobby's mother says that the Bible teaches homosexuality is a sin. Bobby replies in frustration that it's not the Bible; but rather, her opinion. He says he cannot change what he is. Bobby's opinion is that his mother was merely TAUGHT what she believes, and that it has nothing to do with the holy Bible. Bobby's mother says, “I won't have a gay son.” Bobby replies, “Then mom you don't have a son.” Bobby moves out to go to Portland, Oregon to live with his heathen and liberal cousin, who takes him to a gay bar where he meets David, a homosexual. They become lovers, shown French-kissing in the movie. After Bobby jumps off a highway overpass in front of an 18 wheeler semi-truck and dies instantly, his mother eventually tells everyone that she killed her own son by not understanding homosexuality.
By the end of the movie, Mary totally despises the notion that homosexuality is a sin. She now believes that God created her son homosexual and it wasn't his fault in any way. She believes now that she should have accepted him as he was and not quoted the Bible to him. She despises the fundamental Christian church down the street who takes a public stand against homosexuality as a sin. She is now a member of the gay church and is a supporter of gay-freedom day. Whereas she used to believe that sinners went to Hell, she now believes that having a pure and loving heart is all that matters. Mary is now a liberal, pro-homosexual, heathen.
Proverb 30:12, “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.”
The Movie Perverts the Scriptures
After his suicide, Bobby' mother (Sigourney Weaver) says to two fundamentalist Christian ministers...
“The Lord says, the impure will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. Bobby sinned, but he was pure of heart. He'd never knowingly hurt anyone. Is that enough. Is it?”
In response to her question the two ministers look downcast and are silent, clearly implying that Bobby went to Hell. The truth is that the Bible never teaches that the impure will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Revelation 20:15 says that whosoever's name was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire. Biblical prophecy is history written in advance. The Bible tells us what is going to happen down the road, and the only people who will escape the Lake of Fire are those who acknowledge their sins and believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:30-31). Acts 4:10-12 tells us that there is no salvation in any other name than the name of Jesus.
Later in the movie, Mary comes to the conclusion that Bobby went to Heaven because he had a pure and loving heart. The movie teaches that although Bobby was a sinner, he still went to Heaven because he had a pure heart. This is damnable heresy!!! We are all rotten sinners, every one of us!!! The movie is wrong, very wrong! God doesn't send sinners to Hell. God sends Christ-rejecters to Hell. There is absolutely no indication in the movie that Bobby ever got saved. There's no mention of Jesus Christ, nor trusting upon Him for salvation. 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 teaches that those who disobey the Gospel are doomed to suffer the wrath of God in Hell forever. Homosexuality is a forgivable sin.
The problem is that homosexuals won't come as SINNERS to Christ to be saved; instead they want to come as arrogant and defiant homosexuals and they want God to accept them as they are, without admitting that they are wicked sinners. It doesn't work that way my friend. If you want to go to Heaven, then you must admit that homosexuality is a sin. God will accept you as you are, if you are an ungodly sinner in need of a Savior. Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” God only saves THE UNGODLY. I am a wicked sinner, and so are you.
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY portrays homosexuality as good, acceptable and a gift from God. In the movie, Bobby's mother compares a child being born without legs or arms to a person being born homosexual, that is, something that they cannot help. There is no evidence to support the claim that children are born homosexual. In sharp contrast, the Bible plainly teaches in Romans 1:26-32 that homosexuality is a vile affection, against nature, and wickedness. Leviticus 20:13 teaches that homosexuality (sodomy) an abomination to God. The gay minister in the film says an “abomination” doesn't mean sin; but rather, something that is unclean. Such twisted religious teachings are insane in view of the fact that the Bible calls for the death penalty for those abominations. The Bible says those who commit such abominations are cursed. Biblically, the word “abomination” in Leviticus 20:13 comes from the Hebrew word tô‛êbah tô‛êbah, which means properly, “disgusting (morally).” Homosexuality is disgusting to God, a sin according to Romans chapter 1:22-32, and was one of the sins which brought God's judgment upon Sodom (Jude 1:7).
In the film the gay church minister denies the inspiration of the Bible, stating...
“The Bible was written and interpreted by mortal men. And many of those interpretations were reflections of the time in which they lived.”
God used men as pens to write the Bible, but God is the divine author. Men did not author the Bible, God did!!!
Film Says Bible-Preaching Lowers Self Esteem and Self Worth of Gays
At the end of the film, Bobby's mother says that she destroyed Bobby's spirit beyond repair which led to his suicide, by constantly shoving the Bible in his face and preaching to him. There are multiple issues which need to be addressed before making a final conclusion in this matter. First, yes, it would be hurtful and destructive for any parent to browbeat and negatively deride their child in such a manner. I agree with that. However, secondly, the Biblical truth (and it is THE TRUTH) that homosexuality is a sin is not something that should be held back from youth or children because it might offend them or lower their self worth. If that's the case, why teach morals to children at all? Why teach that stealing is a sin? I mean, if your child is addicted to lying, stealing or cheating, you might hurt their self worth and they'll go kill themselves over it. That's how insane PRAYER FOR BOBBY is!!!
Homosexuals have taken one sin and are trying to separate it from all other sins. Homosexuality is no different than adultery or any other sexually immoral acts. It's no coincidence that in a wicked feminist society that is sexually promiscuous that abortion is legalized and then homosexuality flourishes nationwide. America has become a lesbian nation! God hates sin and will not allow anyone to get away with anything, for even our very words will be judged in eternity (Matthew 12:36; Hebrews 9:27; Romans 14:12).
You don't see any movies trying to raise sympathy for Christians who get harassed every day in workplaces and schools all across America. Christians get bullied all the time and no one cares. The idea that homosexual youth may kill themselves if parents don't support homosexuality is insane. The movie twists reality, combining cruelty with the truth to confuse people on the issue. Bobby's mother was wrong in the way she handled everything, granted; but that in no way justifies the sin of homosexuality.
Parents should befriend their grown children and reach out to them with love no matter what they do or become in life, because that is the unconditional love of God which every Christian should have. No parent should ever disown a child, ever. Simply love them and be a friend to them. Likewise, God loves you as His child and that is totally separate from the sins you may commit. God's love is unconditional. God loves unsaved people as well and sent Christ to doe for all men, but the unsaved have no right to throne of grace (Hebrews 4:15-16). The PROMISES of God are every Christian's hope. Most homosexuals deny the inspiration of the Bible, attempt to justify their sins, and despise Biblical Christianity.
Again, the movie deceitfully combines an abusive mother with the issue of homosexuality being a sin. They are two separate issues. A parent can be loving and supportive, yet stand firm on what the Bible teaches. If you have a gay son or daughter, you tell them and show them that you love them no matter what they do or become in life, and that your love as a parent is UNCONDITIONAL toward them. That's the most important thing you can do! Albeit, don't ever support the homosexual agenda. Homosexuality is a sin and that's not what bigoted mortal men wrote in the Bible as the movie alleges... THAT'S WHAT GOD'S HOLY WORD SAYS!!!
The movie promotes the organization, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). This is no different than starting an organization called, parents and friends of sexual perverts, adulterers and fornicators. NAMBLA is a perverted organization calling for man/boy sexual relations, and they are thriving as a group in America.
The film also promotes a book titles, NOW THAT YOU KNOW. Here's what Amazon.com says about the book...
“Fairchild and Hayward presume that homosexuality is a positive good, and that it is willful ignorance and homophobia that are moral wrongs. They also believe that families can and should love all members and that it is distraught or confused parents (not their gay offspring) who must change.”
In other words, Biblical Christianity is evil.
The Bible teaches in Proverb 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” There never will be harmony between unrepentant sinners and Christians who are trying to live righteously as God expects all believers to do. 1st Peter 1:16, “Be ye holy; for I am holy.” You cannot make the world cool and hip with God.
Bobby writes in his dairy in the movie that he's scared when he hears that “God hates gays.” God does not hate gays! God does not hate anybody! God hates sin, not the sinner; but the Bible plainly teaches that God will cast the unsaved into the Lake of Fire for ever and ever if they die in their sins without Christ.
Homosexuality is a work of darkness, popular in gay bars and nightclubs, amongst transvestites and in houses of sin. I dare you to show me any group of homosexuals who are doing a great work for God. You cannot, because they despise God (Romans 1:28).
Despite Sigourney Weaver's excellent acting skills, she is pulling on the same rope as the Devil by helping to make this movie. I hate even writing this article, but somebody needs to take a stand for God. There are young people searching the internet for answers, and I am providing them with some Biblical answers. After Mary's eyes are allegedly opened by her sons' death, Bobby's mother calls the statement “homosexuality is a sin” ...
“bigotry and dehumanizing slander.”
It's a blatant attack against Biblical Christianity, clearly intended to recruit America's churches to support the wicked sodomite movement. Homosexuality must be publicly exposed!
Here's a synopsis from the movie's official website...
Anguished over Bobby's death, Mary finds little solace in her son's poignant diaries, revelations of a troubled boy fighting for the love of his mother and God. Finding it difficult to reconcile her feelings of guilt, her conflicted emotions over religious teachings, and her struggles with understanding her son's orientation, Mary finally, and unexpectedly, reaches out to the gay community as a source of inspiration and consolation. For Mary Griffith, it's the beginning of a long and emotional journey that extended beyond acceptance to her viable role a vocal advocate for gay and lesbian youth. In 1996, twelve years after Bobby's death, she was invited to address the Congress of the United States, establishing her as a major force in the fight for human rights.
I sympathize with the Griffith family in the loss of their loved one, for that is truly tragic. The intent of my article is not to condemn the Griffith family, nor Sigourney Weaver who starred as Mary Griffith in the movie, nor anyone else. We are all guilty sinners in God's eyes (James 2:10). I would never condemn anyone for being a sinner, for the Bible condemns all of us as deserving of Hell for our sins (Romans 3:19-23; 6:23; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15).
Albeit, there is an evil agenda behind the movie, much more than the simple message that we should never abandon a loved one (which is certainly true). A family's love for each other should be unconditional, just as God's love. But that doesn't mean allowing sinful compromise, nor being supportive of one's homosexuality. A Christian parent of a gay son or daughter needs to make clear that their love for that child is unconditional; but at the same time it must be firmly stated that homosexuality will not be tolerated in your presence, nor in your home, nor are you in any way supportive of such wickedness. It is sinful for any parent to support gay rights.
Homosexuality is immoral. It is sin in God's eyes. The Bible makes clear that we are to LOVE GOD more than our mother, father, son, daughter, wife, husband, or other loved ones. That means obeying God above all else. Luke 14:26, “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” God is not telling us to hate anyone. It simply means that our love for God should be so much greater, that everything else in comparison is as hatred.
Sigourney Weaver openly praises her role in the movie as Mary, showing her total agreement with the sinful message of the film. The message of the Hollywood film is very clear... Christians should be quiet about the evils of homosexuality! Preaching the Bible to a loved one may lead to their suicide! This is just more brainwashing propaganda and a blatant attack against Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, God-fearing Christians. Sigourney Weaver evidences this fact plainly by condemning “organized religion” that “comes down on these issues.” No, God is the One Who has come down on these issues! And God has commanded us as believers to refute (Greek: elencho, to expose) all works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11).
In an interview with TV SQUAD, Sigourney Weaver stated the following concerning her role in the pro-homosexual movie, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY...
I think Mary would be the first person to say that she now believes in a God who is the epitome of unconditional love. So I think that she's still a spiritual person, but organized religion, depending on where it comes down on these issues, I think she feels it's not their place to make these distinctions. To make a child feel unworthy and unloved when every child is God's creature, she feels is immoral. I think that, if nothing else, (the film) is a very important starting point for a discussion in the church. As she says in the town meeting (at the end of the film), there are Bobbys everywhere, and people need to be aware that children are listening.
SOURCE: Hollywood actor Sigourney Weaver; Sigourney Weaver: The TV Squad Interview; June 24, 2009; by Mike Moody of TV SQUAD
Sigourney Weaver is saying that homosexuals are God's creatures, and no one should make God's creatures feel unworthy or unloved because they are homosexual. According to Miss Weaver's heathen philosophy, Bible-believing Christians who push the issue that homosexuality is a sin are attacking homosexuals (making them feel unworthy and unloved). That is her wicked attitude, and I mean wicked in the worst sense of the term.
They might as well just call Mary Griffith a murderer (which she is not). I read a comment in an internet forum about the movie, where one of the posters said Mary Griffith should burn in Hell forever for her son's suicide. Hatred of people is wrong, whether it be from homosexuals or the religious crowd. Hatred of people is unbiblical. Psalm 97:10 teaches, “Ye that love the Lord, hate evil.” We are to hate evil, but never the sinner. God hates no one, and neither should we. God hates the way of the wicked—a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, feet that are quick to mischief, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, a false witness and they who cause discord amongst brethren (Proverb 6:16-19). It is the wickedness that God hates, and not the person.
But don't mistake God's patience for compromise, passiveness or indifference, because God is angry with the wicked every day (Psalm 7:11; John 3:36). God doesn't want anyone to go to Hell; but rather, for all men to repent toward him through faith in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to be forgiven of their sins (2nd Peter 3:9; John 20:31). There is hope for homosexuals, but it is not in the gay rights movement; it is in salvation through Jesus Christ, so that they can come out of homosexuality through the power of Christ. It is a sin to accept homosexuality as a normal and proper lifestyle, because the Word of God condemns homosexuality as a disgusting sin in God's eyes.
The same God who said thou shalt not kill, steal, nor commit adultery said it is an abomination for 2 men to have sex. Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Romans 1:21-32 teaches that it is a sinful heart of ingratitude and rebellion against God that lead men and women into the homosexual lifestyle. Yet Hollywood celebrities such as Sigourney Weaver boast of having homosexual friends, condemning the Word of God under the label of “organized religion.” It is the Word of God, and not organized religion, that condemns homosexuality!
Homosexuality is a sin according to the Word of God. God will not be mocked. Men may pervert the Scriptures to say what they want to hear (Romans 1:25); but that doesn't change THE TRUTH (John 10:35). There's not a more evil, perverted and homosexual group today than Hollywood, as evidenced by these 67 Hollywood Sodomite films.
Why should God bless America? No one has a “right” to do wrong. God decides what is right or evil. When men decide to do right in their own eyes, wickedness always ensues. The Supreme Court has decided that a child in it's mother's womb is not a human being; but God said He knew Jeremiah before GOD FORMED him in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5). God makes babies; but men destroy them!!!
The Apostle Paul rebuked the church at Corinth for not speaking out against fornication in the church (1st Corinthians 5:1-5). Certainly, homosexuality should also be preached against. The notion that it may cause a person to commit suicide if you preach against homosexuality is evil to the core. Why preach against anything then? Why open the Bible? The smallest Bible in the world is the one people choose to live.
The wicked don't have a problem with a whoremongering, Playboy magazine supporting, Communist, so-called “reverend” like Martin Luther King Jr.; who was used by the criminal elite to launch the immoral rights battle in America, and then they killed him (making him an instant historical legend). Wicked people don't have a problem with so-called “reverends” like Martin Luther King Jr., who denied Jesus' virgin birth, bodily resurrection and deity. In fact, that's the kind of evil influences they want to destroy our nation.
The Civil Rights Movement has been exploited to turn America into a Devil's playground! Civil rights has absolutely nothing to do with IMMORAL rights! Our liberty gives us the right to BE WRONG, not to DO WRONG. Liberty is the freedom to make our own choices. Freedom is the reward for making the right choices. Homosexuality is the wrong choice, and it is costing Americans their freedoms. A Police State is upon us because of our wickedness as a nation. God's hand of blessing has departed, as it did from the house of king Saul. It's just a matter of time. Already, TSA are sticking their hands into passenger's pants. The oppression is just getting started. Our economy is going bankrupt. We have cursed ourselves because of our love for sin which has rendered us weak, indifferent, complacent and dumbed down as a nation.
Americans HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. People just don't care anymore about God...
Romans 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.”
Any child knows that God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. The wicked have to INDOCTRINATE children with the homosexual agenda, even allowing GLSEN to teach public school kids how to fist-sex their partner. I am not off-base in my preaching against homosexuals; I am right on cue. I am playing a harmonious C chord; it is the homosexuals who are out of harmony with their Maker. Get right with God!
The wicked are trying to silence the Christians by demonizing them, turning Bible-teaching parents into villains who are filled with hate, portraying sodomites as victims. It's the other way around... Christians are being victimized by homosexuals and a controlled newsmedia owned by pedophiles, adulterers, homosexuals and God-haters. Television executives are a bunch of greedy sex-perverted sickos!
No one has God's permission to commit homosexuality. Our freedom gives us the right to BE wrong; not to DO wrong. Liberty gives us the freedom to make our own decisions; but freedom is a result of making the right decisions. God doesn't make mistakes. No one is born “gay.” If people are created homosexual by God, then why can't they sexually mate as do male and female? Why can't they conceive children? It is evil to blame God for the mentally-ill, spiritually demonic, vile sin of homosexuality. Get right with God America!
Trying to legitimize homosexuality is no different than trying to justify murder, theft or adultery. PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is a slick attempt by homosexuals to make a connection between God's unconditional love and gay rights. It is evil. God's unconditional love sent Jesus Christ to the cross to pay for our sins; but God's love doesn't mean that he looks the other way, or approves of rights for evil doers. Homosexuality is evil. This type of wickedness is nothing new, it happened in Jeremiah 7:8-10, “Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?” Homosexuality is one of the lowest depths of sin to which a human being can sink (Romans 1:21-32). Albeit, God will forgive anybody who comes for forgiveness through faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Mary Griffith says at the beginning of the movie, upon hearing that her son is gay... “I will not risk our family not being together in the next life.” Her fear is based upon the Old Testament teaching in Leviticus that homosexuality was a sin punishable by death. The truth is that being a homosexual will not keep anyone out of Heaven. What will keep a person out of Heaven is doing exactly what PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is trying to do, that is, justify sin, teaching that homosexuality is not a sin. If you are not willing to acknowledge your SINNERSHIP, then you cannot be saved because you are blinded and hardened by your love for sin. God will save any homosexual if you are willing to admit that you are a sinner, and that homosexuality is a sin, believing on Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, to save you (John 20:31).
'PRAYERS FOR BOBBY' Distorts God's Love
4:19, “Who being past feeling have given themselves
over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”
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“Ye that love the LORD, hate evil...”—Psalm 97:10