LGBT activists blast evangelical humanitarian relief
On Tuesday (April 14) a group of LGBTQ activists stood several yards away from the Samaritanâ€™s Purse field hospital on the East Meadow lawn and blasted city and state officials and Mount Sinai Hospital for partnering with the evangelical humanitarian relief organization treating overflow patients suffering from the coronavirus.
Activists with the Reclaim Pride Coalition holding signs saying â€śhelp not hateâ€ť called out New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the leadership of Mount Sinai just across the park, for allowing the organization headed by evangelist Franklin Graham to treat New Yorkers while adhering to an anti-gay statement of faith.
â€śHow was this group ever considered to bring their hatred and their vitriol into our city at a time of crisis when our people are fighting a pandemic?â€ť asked Jay W. Walker, an activist with the Reclaim Pride Coalition....
Amen, Wayfarer. Your comment reminded me of this description and contrast:
For it is sufficient for us that we have spent the time past of the life, after the lust of the Gentiles walking in wantonness, lusts, drunkenness, in gluttony, drinkings, and in abominable idolatries. Wherein it seemeth to them strange, that ye run not with them unto the same excess of riot: therefore speak they evil of you. Which shall give account to him, that is ready to judge quick and dead. For unto this purpose was the Gospel preached also unto the dead, that they might be condemned according to men in the flesh, but might live according to God in the spirit. Now the end of all things is at hand. Be ye therefore sober, and watching in prayer. But above all things have fervent love among you: for love shall cover the multitude of sins. Be ye harberous one to another, without grudging. - 1 Peter 4:3-9
Before the dark ages, when the Roman Empire was collapsing, even through persecution, a small community of Christ followers sought to provide care for the ill , the diseased, the imprisoned, the cast away or even children abandoned because of the shame of parents ( handicapped). They took people in, providing care , medication ( to the best of their ability), provided education, and presented Christ and made disciples. Sure the government of Rome hated and persecuted them, false believers worked their way into the Christian community and made false accusations or treacherously had many imprisoned, but this community thrived because they had Christ. And gates of hell would not prevail against them.
Sodom and Gomorrah still raises its ugly head above the parapets today. They live under the influence of Satan, sin, depravity, evil, delusion and hate.
It is written that they will live as ..... Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Gen 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it,......"
The LGBT community doesnâ€™t want to be tolerated; they want to be accepted. IOW, they donâ€™t allow for Christians to say they are abominations in Godâ€™s eye. Or for someone to say they wonâ€™t marry them or they wonâ€™t bake cakes for them, etc. Definitions below:
The verb tolerate means "to put up with or allow." You can tolerate your sister's love of Broadway musicals but really, you prefer dramas. Think of tolerate as the open-minded verb. It means you allow something to happen or exist, even if you don't really like it.
What is the mean of accept? to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal. to agree or consent to; accede to: to accept a treaty; to accept an apology.