Bush’s Position on Sodomy: Let’s Get It Straight
The news of the last few months has been sprinkled with the shenanigans of sodomites and their homophile friends in the press. We had the sad spectacle of New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, enmeshed in an adulterous homosexual scandal with a state employee, who just happened to be an Israeli national, resigning from his post as New Jersey’s governor. McGreevey said he had looked deeply into the mirror of his soul and realized that, “my truth is that I am a gay American.” Christie Todd Whitman hailed the resignation as “courageous” and right-wing poohbah Rush Limbaugh said that the first emotion he felt was sympathy. The thrice-divorced Rush, staunch defender of the family, went on to say (italics are mine):
…whatever political intrigue is involved here, the thing I know is that Jim McGreevey personally as a human being has a real tough road to hoe. I don’t care how he comes across on television. I’m sure that last night was very liberating for him… It’s not an easy way to have lived, and it’s a blessing to him that this has happened. For himself personally, for his life, for his future, this is a blessing that this has happened. There are going to be a lot of people that are going to try to join him and use him for their own gain. There will be a lot of people that will go against him to try to use him for their own gain, but in the middle of all that is Jim McGreevey who’s got to live his life and try to find some sort of happiness and contentment in it and it is not going to be easy no matter what public face he puts forward… You know, for all of the political ramifications, for all of his career, the personal life aspects of this cannot be easy, but he’s, for whatever reason, is here taking the first step toward setting it all straight. And I want to be one to wish him well in his personal quest here to make this a positive and liberating an event as it can be.
Meanwhile, on the west coast, the California Supreme Court invalidated some 4,000 homosexual marriages sanctioned by the city of San Francisco and its lawless mayor, Gavin Newsome. The court’s ruling focused on the narrow issue of whether Newsome had the authority to ignore existing California law preventing same-sex unions. The court has not yet ruled on the larger question of whether such a ban violates the California constitution.
Since neither Mr. Limbaugh nor the black-robed Brahmins on the court are infallible, Christians should consider what the Scriptures have to say about homosexuality. The Old Testament condemns homosexuality in no uncertain terms. Buggery is termed an “abomination,” and Leviticus 20:13 established the death penalty for homosexual acts.
In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul provides a revealing description of homosexuality:
In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion (Rom. 1:27).
The word “inflamed” here literally means “to burn out.” Homosexuality involves the burning out of a man. The structure of the passage in Romans 1 indicates that homosexuality as a practice represents the height of apostasy and hostility toward God. In short, the homosexual is at war with God, and is denying His order and His law. As R. J. Rushdoony says, “homosexuality becomes prominent in every area of apostasy and time of decline. It is an end of an age phenomenon.” We are living in such times.
After the Supreme Court struck down state sodomy laws in the Lawrence case, it was only a matter of time before the institution of marriage itself was put in the crosshairs of the homosexualists and their allies.
Dr. Albert Mohler recently wrote that Christians should be preeminently concerned with defending marriage against the assaults of crusading homosexualists. Mohler wrote:
The protection of marriage constitutes the great moral challenge of our age, framing not only the 2004 presidential election, but determining the future shape of our civilization. Given the stakes, no issue rivals the question of marriage, for to destroy humanity’s central institution is to launch the greatest social revolution in human history.
Mohler does an excellent job dissecting the duplicity of Senator Kerry vis a vis the issue of gay marriage. However, Mohler fails to discuss George Bush’s record on sodomy. By his silence, Mohler implies that Bush stands against the homosexualist assault.
But what is the actual Bush record on sodomy? We know that Mr. Bush has:
1) Appointed numerous homosexuals to prominent jobs in the administration.
When Bill Clinton appointed hot dog heir James Hormel and Roberta Achtenberg, conservatives were appalled and outraged. However, when Bush appointed Michael Guest to an ambassadorship in Romania, conservatives raised nary a peep of protest.
Writing in “The American Conservative,” James Antle claims that the embassy in Bucharest is now being called the “pink embassy” and the “Bucharest bathhouse.” Antle says:
A letter sent by a group of Romanian NGOs and individuals to President Bush and Secretary Powell in January named high-level appointees responsible for having “transformed the U.S. diplomatic addresses in to havens of debauchery,” and further alleges that “(b)ased on reports and pornographic photos circulating around newspapers…” they “… use their privileged positions to corrupt young Romanians, paying them for sexual relations, by both cash and visas to the U.S.” The signatories of this letter include the Union of War Veterans, the National League of December 1989 Combatants, and three former Romanian parliament members.
According to Patrick Johnston, President Bush also appointed an open homosexual to the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts, presided over the appointment of another open homosexual to oversee the choice of civilian personnel at the Pentagon, and posted a job for a “gay and lesbian program specialist” at the Department of Agriculture. President Bush also appointed an open homosexual to the State Department as an arms control advisor, the first appointment of an openly gay person to a senior arms control post.
2) Extended federal death benefits to same-sex couples for the first time.
Elizabeth Birch, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, says that the administration has made no attempt to roll back Clinton-era executive orders. Indeed, Birch says:
This administration has remained studiously neutral on the issue of gay Americans. They realize they made some inroads in the last election. On the other hand, they’re constantly monitoring their right flank.
3) Strategized with homosexuals.
Indeed, the White House even saw fit to consult with the Log Cabin Club about judicial nominees. If only Christians had that kind of access!!
The list of outrages could go on, and I would urge you to consult the Family Policy Network website for more information.
Again we see the importance of judging leaders by their actions rather than their words. President Bush speaks frequently of his “faith,” which is intangible, and of which I have no doubt. But as Christians and citizens, we need to keep an eye on his deeds. The Scriptures confirm that it is by his deeds that you judge a man. And President Bush, with his actions, has done much to advance the homosexualist cause.
October 14, 2004