The idea with this bill is that if you don’t accept sexual immorality/perversion(things which used to be crimes), and you say something against it, then you can be charged with a crime- a hate crime. This is an attempt at legislating the forced acceptance of immorality by making ‘incorrect’ beliefs and speech about immorality a crime. This would include speech that is reciting or telling of what God in the bible says about sexual morality. It reminds one of the history of how the Lord defeated and overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19. Before the Lord did that, wickedness increased in that place:
- Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonite? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.” Gen.19:4-5.But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly…” But they said, “Stand aside.” Furtnermore, they said, “This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them.” So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door. Gen.19:6,7, 9.
Jesus said it would be just like the days of Noah. Evil and wickedness covered the earth.
- Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen……..
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and though they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. Romans 1: 24, 28-32.But realize this, that in the last days, perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power and avoid such men as these. 2 Tim.3:1-5.
So the things that are evil in the sight of God, will become approved and accepted. Good will be called evil, and evil good. Good may be legislated against, and evil may be legislated to promote it. To the world, those who do not accept this will be the ones in the wrong. Refusing to go along with evil may become a crime. Being faithful in doing good by obeying God, may become a crime. Those of us who love and obey God may someday face hate crimes charges by those who hate good, hate God, and hate His people.
- For you will be hated by all on account of My name…Matt.10:22.Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and cast insults at you, and spurn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. Be glad in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets. Luke 6:22-23.
Do not marvel, brethren, if the world hates you. 1John 3:13.
For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. John 3:20.
You are the light of the world. Matt.5:14.