Our tax dollars are at work to promote sexual immorality, perversion, and evil. Plain and simple to see and hear if only folks would look, listen…and believe.
And more importantly, more and more professed Christian churches and pastors and their congregations are accommodating and approving of this sexual immorality and perversion [see Jude 1:4].
Merely being tired of hearing about it and wanting it to go away does nothing. Nor does complicity and accommodating of this pandemic of sexual perversions and immoralities being otherwise occupied or interested. Or in agreement thinking it’s being loving and what God commands.
God commands us to abhor sin, to hate sin, to mortify and revile sin, and to do everything possible to keep it from tainting our lives. God is clear and unchangeable. About sexual immorality, what constitutes marriage, and that there are only two genders, two sexes, male and female only.
If in doubt on any of this, Christian, time to open a Bible. Read it. Clearly. Not with personal interpretation or that of your favorite pastor preaching fables to the itching ears.
The Word of God does not need altering to fit these times, which are no different than any other time in world history. Do not be deceived by that lie. The people need to alter their hearts, their minds, their thinking, words, and actions to fit the Word of God.
Who is anyone — ANYONE — to question, argue with, or alter by omitting or adding to the Word of God!?
Most refused to believe what was coming and now is. Most couldn’t be bothered to even glance for a moment at the sexually immoral and perverted storm that was on the horizon only 20, or 25 years ago [it was clearly seen on the horizon 45 years ago!]. Refusing to pay attention. Refusing to believe it would ever get as it is today.
Spiritual blindness, spiritual deafness, spiritual ignorance, and vain and foolish stubbornness within an individual is not a noble thing or anything to emulate or admire.
Yet we are a nation chock full of spiritually blind, spiritually deaf, spiritually ignorant, and selfish individuals.
“That can’t ever happen here…”
I heard that said to me more times than I can count when I told people to their faces over 45 years ago that homosexual “marriage” was coming to America and lesbianism, homosexuality and all manner of sexual perversion would be widely approved of and was coming right around the bend.
I was laughed at. Every single time.
I’m not a prophet. All I did was observe. Pay attention. Watch. Listen. And in doing so and living in various places in America back then it was clear to anyone listening or paying attention what was just ahead for this sick and dying nation.
To arrive where we are now.
Imagine what it’s going to be like in another 5, 7, or 10 years should the Lord tary and not return in that timeframe…
Ken Pullen, A CROOKED PATH, Friday, May 26th, 2023
Proposed United States Agency for International Development (USAID) “Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Inclusive Development Policy”
May 22, 2023
By Arielle Del Turco and Alaina Cothran
Reprinted from The Washington Stand
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently released a new draft “Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Inclusive Development Policy” aimed at “championing lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ inclusive development and the human rights of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ people as part of a coordinated, whole-of–U.S. government effort with our partners on the ground.” If enacted, the policy would be the first of its kind for USAID.
Family Research Council submitted a public comment addressing several concerns during a short window when the draft policy was open for public comment until May 11, 2023. Among FRC’s concerns is that it is fundamentally “inappropriate, counter-productive, and coercive” to “implement programs ultimately designed to change the mores and cultures of other countries.”
The United States gives more foreign assistance than any country in the world, and USAID has a powerful position as the government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and assistance. USAID’s mission is a noble one — it is intended to “save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.” FRC expressed concern that “it simply does not fall within the mission of USAID to ‘affirm and celebrate’ sexual orientation or gender identity,” quoting from the opening lines of the draft policy.
Rather, “the agency should remain committed to supporting American foreign policy, international development, and disaster assistance,” all of which can be accomplished without creating this new lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender-focused policy. FRC’s comment noted that the draft policy’s goals further represent “mission creep” because “it is beyond the scope of USAID’s legitimate mandate to foster working relationships with lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ organizations and activists in order to ‘keep pace with dynamic, vibrant, and growing international lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ movements.’”
Allocating resources in pursuit of implementing radical gender ideology abroad is not in the interests of the American people or those of the receiving countries. FRC’s comment pointed out that often, “foreign leaders and citizens in the countries receiving U.S. foreign assistance regard efforts to change their domestic laws and culture about marriage and human sexuality to be condescending.” With so many legitimate needs around the world to be addressed, U.S. assistance funds would be more wisely apportioned elsewhere.
The very premise of the policy is to inflict this extremely “Western, post-modern perspective that ignores biological sex and underestimates the purpose and significance of families and familial ties” throughout the countries in which this proposal will take effect. FRC’s comment concluded with a much-needed reminder about the purpose of USAID and the foundations of the international human rights project:
“It will harm U.S. relations with other countries and apply heavy-handed, coercive pressure on foreign countries to change their laws, policies, and culture. In all, it simply fails to forward the mission and purpose of USAID.
“Unfortunately, this draft misunderstands the implications of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, ‘All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.’ It is precisely because all humans inherently have equal dignity and worth rooted in humanity’s possession of reason and conscience (not rooted in sexual orientation or gender identity) that we do not need a policy emphasizing lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ inclusive development. Such individuals should be and are already served by USAID programs.”
Recently, USAID released a new “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy,” which was also infused with a harmful gender ideology which undermined the policy’s purported goal of uplifting women and girls across the globe. The policy also stated that “family planning and reproductive health services” (code for abortion) was an essential part of the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy under President Biden.
The draft of Biden administration’s new “Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Inclusive Development Policy” is yet another example of how President Biden is using taxpayer money to push a radical agenda abroad that many Americans oppose. This draft policy would be bad for American taxpayers, bad for recipient countries that do not want President Biden’s ideological colonialism, and would fail to accomplish the mission of USAID. The Biden administration should reverse course and refrain from enacting the policy.
Alaina Cothran is a Policy intern at Family Research Council.
Arielle Del Turco is Director of the Center for Religious Liberty at Family Research Council, and co-author of “Heroic Faith: Hope Amid Global Persecution.”
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