Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D.
Sermon Delivered 8/3/03
Decision of The Supreme Court
I was in Washington D.C. in June of this year
(2003) when the United States Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas
that Texas’s sodomy law was unconstitutional on "right of privacy" and "equal
protections" grounds "guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S.
Constitution. The section of the 14th Amendment that they are
referring to is -- No State shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens
of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty,
or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
This was a disastrous decision! Here is why.
Their decision effectively put an end to the remaining sodomy laws on the
books in 13 states and opened the door to the possibility of same sex
marriages and new laws that will make calling homosexuality sin hate speech.
Homosexual sodomy was criminal conduct in all 50
states until the 1960’s. Since 1961
homosexual conduct has gone from being a crime in all 50 states to the Supreme
Court ruling that it is protected behavior under the Law.
I grew up when homosexuality was categorized as
a mental illness and Americans considered it a moral perversion.
And, regardless of what the Supreme Court has ruled, our Supreme God
says it is an abominable moral perversion. All we have to do is look at
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." What does the New Testament have to say? Turn to
Romans 1:26-27 "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: 27 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."
From the first book of the Bible it is clear that
God’s judgment has been upon those who practice this sin! In
Genesis 19 we see that the old and young men of the
city of Sodom intended to molest the two angels (they thought they were men),
which were sent there by God. It is clear that the men of Sodom preferred men
over women. They refused the two women that were offered to them. In fact, the
condition was so bad that 10 righteous men could not be found. If there had
been, God would have spared them (Genesis 18:23-33).
Ultimately God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities of the area because
of the prevalence of homosexuality in that area (19:24-28).
The true story of Sodom and Gomorrah used to be
laughed and even considered fictional by many until the Ebla tablets were
discovered in the 1970's. Many of the tablets recorded trade records with
Sodom, Gomorrah, and the other cities of the plain, proving to the skeptics
they existed. The size of transactions led many historians to believe the
population of the cities of the plain to be around 250,000.
Listen friends, the Sodom area was a fertile area
blessed by God (Genesis 13:10-13). But, instead of being thankful to God for
His blessings the people forgot God, were filled with pride, greed, and lived
for pleasure. (Ezekiel 16:49).
The Degeneration of
For years people knew that this vial perversion
existed in our culture, but it was hidden and scorned. All that changed
in the so- called 60’s sexual revolution. The year was 1969. Homosexuality
came "out of the closet" in the June 1969 riot at the Stonewall Bar in
Greenwich Village, New York. It started as a routine police raid, but
homosexuals fought back with bricks. There was 3 days of confrontation. The
event is now celebrated yearly as "Gay Pride Week" symbolizing
rebellion against the establishment and bringing their perversion into the
open. From this, the Gay Rights movement was born. Since then, homosexuals and
those who are sympathetic to their cause have chipped away and chipped away at
the Judeo-Christian sexual values that under girded our nation until we are
where we are at today. Public education, television and the liberal media are
conduits pumping homosexual propaganda into the minds of Americans young and
old. An increasing number of voices are shouting the lies that the "gay"
lifestyle is normal and natural. But, would you call this a "gay" lifestyle?
Homosexuals make up about 4% of the population. Yet, they have 44% of all male
syphilis, 50% of all venereal disease, 53% of all intestinal diseases, 43% of
all hepatitis A, 35% of all hepatitis B, and 88% of all AIDS cases. The
average age of homosexuals dying with AIDS is 39. The average age of
homosexuals dying of all other causes is only 41. Only 1 percent of
homosexuals live to be 65 or older. The suicide rate among homosexuals is 60
times higher than the general population. They are three times as likely to
have alcohol or drug abuse problems. They are 45 times more likely to be
involved in auto accidents than heterosexuals. The rate of murder among
homosexual men is 50 times greater than the general population. God’s hand
of judgment is upon homosexuals.
These people need Christ so that they can be
transformed. God can release a homosexual or lesbian from the bands of that
lifestyle (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
What are the
implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling?
The Fact Sheet that we get from Family
Research Institute of Wisconsin says,
"In one sweeping action, the Court’s decision
invalidated the sodomy laws of twelve additional states with such laws on the
books. Wisconsin and 36 other states had already repealed their sodomy laws by
either legislative or judicial action prior to the Lawrence
decision….Homosexual activists and pro-family groups alike recognize that
this decision has opened the proverbial Pandora’s box and has implications far
beyond overturning states’ sodomy laws."
What are the implications of the Supreme Court
decision in Lawrence v. Texas? One key thing that will be attacked is
the Biblical definition of marriage. Senator Scott L. Fiztgerald,
(Republican from Juno) said, "the institution of marriage has served our
society well, based on Judeo-Christian values and I think it should be
protected." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Officials to debate same-sex
unions; B1 & 2).
Friends, the Bible is clear. Marriage is between
a man and a woman! God made Eve and brought her to Adam (Genesis
2:22). Moses, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul affirm this.
Moses - Genesis 2:24
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto
his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Christ - Mark 10:7 For
this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
Paul - Ephesians 5:31 For
this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto
his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
The Biblical family is the backbone of society!
When then family is destroyed the culture is doomed. In fact, this was a key
contributing factor in the demise of Rome.
The battle lines are being drawn as I speak. The
liberals are intent on following Ontario Canada lead in pressing for same-sex
marriage. Most conservatives rightly want to retain the status quo. For
example, President Bush was asked the following question during a Wednesday
(July 30, 2003) news conference in the White House Rose Garden-
QUESTION: Thank you, sir. Mr. President, many of your supporters believe
that homosexuality is immoral. They believe that it's been given too
much acceptance in policy terms and culturally. As someone who's spoken out
in strongly moral terms, what's your view on homosexuality?
I am mindful that we're all sinners. And I caution those who may try to
take the speck out of the neighbor's eye when they've got a log in their own.
I think it's very important for our society to respect each individual, to
welcome those with good hearts, to be a welcoming country. On the other hand,
that does not mean that somebody like me needs to compromise on an issue
such as marriage. And that's really where the issue is headed here in
Washington, and that is the definition of marriage. I believe in the
sanctity of marriage.I believe a marriage is between a man and a
woman. And I think we ought to codify that one way or
the other. And we've got lawyers looking at the best way to do that.
As a result of our President’s comments,
"Representative Jan Schakowsky, Democrat from Illinois, sent a letter to the
president complaining that he ‘seemed to equate homosexuality with sin.
While you may not approve of homosexuality, as the leader of all Americans,
you have no right to make such a judgment.’" (USA Today; Thursday, July 31,
2003; President wants to ‘codify’ marriage – Legislation in works to deny
rights to gays).
Homosexuality IS sin according to God’s Word, the
Bible and the President not only has a right but a responsibility as a
"minister of God to thee for good" and a Christian to call it sin (see Romans
13:4). That is the decree of God. That needs to be our verdict also. We must
clearly stand against homosexuality and same-sex marriage and stand for
We are living in an age similar to the time of
Isaiah when he delivered God's warning, "Woe to those who call evil good,
and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness" (Isaiah
5:20). Throughout our society there are many who are trying to
force others to accept perversions of God's creation, which God plainly calls
sin. It was God's design to create us male and female (Genesis 1:27). And, as
we pointed out earlier, from the very beginning, man was to "leave his father
and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh"
(Genesis 2:24). Ever since this beginning, homosexuality and lesbianism have
been a perversion of God's purpose for His Creation. It is a sin that often
brings judgment in this life and, if unrepented of, will always cause
condemnation in the next.
What Can We Do?
Seek to win people to Christ, then their
lives will change
Preach God’s truth from the pulpit
Teach God’s truth in our homes
Model God’s truth in our lives
Speak God’s truth in public
Pray for our public officials
Urge them to vote right
The Tyranny of Judges
Jefferson’s worst nightmare seems to have come to pass.
Jefferson was very concerned that judges would become
despots and overrule the rights of the people. In 1820,
he wrote to a friend,
“You seem to consider
the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all
constitutional questions, a very dangerous doctrine
indeed, and one which would place us under the
despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest
as other men, and not more so.”
Jefferson realized that the Constitution protects the
will of the people, not the opinions of judges. But
instead of protecting the people’s vote on Proposition
8, Judge Walker used his judicial office to promote the
agenda of a small minority who want to change the
definition of marriage.
definition of marriage, instituted by God and practiced
by every culture since the creation of man, is under
attack in America today. There is no discrimination
against homosexuals in America with regard to marriage,
no unequal treatment. Homosexuals are equally as free to
marry as any other American. Their problem is that the
definition of marriage itself requires every person to
marry someone of the opposite sex. The fact that
homosexuals don’t want to enter into marriage as it has
always been defined doesn’t give them the right to use
the courts to change that definition to suit their
wishes. Changing the definition of marriage, as Judge
Walker has done, undermines the most important building
block of any society.
Walker described the “ability to marry” as a fundamental
right that cannot be denied to gays and lesbians. But
this conclusion is complete and utter nonsense. Every
society in history has placed restrictions on the
“ability to marry.” You can’t marry your sister. You
can’t legally be married to two or three people at the
same time. You can’t marry someone who is already
married. And you can’t marry someone of the same sex.
Marriage by definition involves two people of opposite
sexes who are—theoretically, at least—biologically
capable of reproducing and forming families.
God pronounced the death penalty upon homosexuals in Leviticus 20:13, so
don't you tell me that anyone has “a right” to commit homosexuality. The
Bible condemns homosexuality with capital punishment. Could anything be more
offensive than a sin which carries the death penalty? I think not. God hates
the sin of homosexuality, just as God hates all sins. Men are wicked by
nature and naturally define all matters of right and wrong by their own
frail human standards. Without the Law of God as the highest moral
standard, men become their own gods (which is exactly why Eve ate of the
forbidden fruit, that is, because Satan lied to her and said she and Adam
would become “as gods” knowing right from wrong). Humanity has been choosing
for themselves what is right and wrong ever since, and it has led to
destruction every time.
God has given to mankind a freewill to make our
own decisions, but no one has “a right” to be immoral. The conflict arises
between the Word of God verse the desire of man. When men exalt themselves
in the place of God, choosing what is right or wrong without regard for the
holy Scriptures, then they are doing the same thing as Lucifer did.
Isaiah 14:13-15, “For thou hast said in
thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the
stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the
sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I
will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to
the sides of the pit.”
Satan sinfully exalted himself in an attempt to
be equal with God. When the Supreme Court sinfully ruled to legalize the
murdering of precious human life in 1973 (Roe vs. Wade), they put themselves
in the place of God. When scientists produced human-animal hybrids in 2011,
they put themselves in the place of God. When the state of New Work
legalized same-sex marriages in 2011, they put themselves in the place of
God. Mankind needs to stop playing God, and instead start obeying God. God
gives men the freedom to choose, but not permission to choose to sin.
In man's system, as each succeeding generation
becomes more evil, so does the moral standards by which their courts judge
men and by which major political decisions are made. Ultimately, such a
decadent system (without God's higher moral standard to guide them) can only
spiral into destruction. Proof of what I say is in the ever increasing moral
demise, political corruption, and economic turmoil destroying America today.
Bible and prayer really all that bad?
God has patiently tolerated our slow decline
into apostasy, but God's patience is running thin with America. The passing
of NDAA on December 31, 2011 is solid evidence that our nation is going into
a fascist Police State. Tyranny has come to America in broad daylight. God
will not be mocked. A nation cannot go into sin without coming to ruin. And
so it is!
Has Sealed America's Doom!
A 2010 census revealed that just
in Wisconsin, there are over 13,000 same-sex couples living together.
Certainly that number is well into the hundreds-of-thousands in places like
California. God will not bless a nation of homosexuals, abortionists and
pornographers. Woe unto America...
Same-sex couples increase by nearly 60% since last Census
Friday, July 29, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTAQ) - The number of
same-sex couples is way up in Wisconsin.
Statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census show
more than 13,000 same-sex couples are currently living in the state.
Milwaukee County has about three
thousand, while almost 700 were counted in Waukesha County.
The figures represent a growth of almost
58 percent. In the last census in 2000, Wisconsin recorded about 8,200
It is truly a sad day in American history. How
much more of this wickedness will God tolerate? We are a nation led and
occupied by fools. In November of 2011, the first ever Late Night TV
same-sex marriage was legally officiated over by television host,
O'Brien. Caution: you may need to go vomit after seeing this...
The newsmedia is Zionist (elite Jew) controlled. I
know a lot of Christians don't want to believe that, but it's true
nonetheless. Most Christians would be shocked to know that President Obama
is a bisexual (See DIE AMERICA DIE
by Pastor Texe Marrs). It's time for Christians to stop thinking like childlike
"And ye will
not come to me, that ye might have life" (John 5:40)
Notice that Jesus said
not come,” not ye cannot come.
Ephesians 4:15, “...speaking the truth in love...”
Why does the "mainstream press" condemn the
Catholic Church for allowing predatory homosexuals to destroy the lives of boys,
while simultaneously condemning the Boy Scouts of America for not
allowing precisely the same thing in their organization? -SOURCE
"...God is angry with the wicked every day." —Psalm 7:11
(Provides a brief history of the homosexual movement in the U.S. and its roots
in Marxist ideology. This paper describes how homosexuals terrorized the
psychiatric community and have created a marketing strategy to vilify their