Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birthday, when God out of His great, unfathomable, infinite mercy descended into our humanity to save us from our sins. However, the LGBT has decided to mock Jesus on His birthday by putting up ‘gay nativity’ scenes and selling ‘gay christmas’ items according to a recent report:
The Roman Catholic bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, has decried online postings of a “gay nativity” scene featuring two Josephs watching over a baby Jesus, calling on God to forgive such “sacrilege.”
“Just came across this photo of a ‘gay nativity’ scene — two Josephs dressed in pink watching over the Christ Child. How sad that someone believes it’s OK (or funny or cool) to impose their own agenda on the holy birth of Jesus,” Bishop Thomas J. Tobin wrote on Facebook Tuesday.
“Pray for those who did so, for their change of heart, and that Jesus will forgive this sacrilege, this attack on the Christian faith,” he added.
Tobin also posted a cropped version of the nativity scene in question, which depicts the two Josephs dressed in pink.
The photo appears to stem from the Twitter account of comedian and LGBT activist Cameron Esposito, who last week shared the image and wrote: “Our neighbors’ two Joseph nativity is up & I’m beaming.”
Jesus being depicted as having two gay parents was also a theme in some Christmas ornaments last year.
California artist Mark Thaler decided to sell gay marriage nativity tree ornaments featuring two gay Josephs or two gay Marys, which stirred condemnation from conservatives.
Christian Concern Chief Executive Andrea Williams accused Thaler at the time of taking part in a “blasphemous attempt to rewrite the Christmas story.”
“These decorations are a desperate and ridiculous attempt to pretend that homosexual relationships are pure and holy,” Williams said.
“They blasphemously portray the Lord Jesus being parented by a homosexual couple. What depths will the LGBT lobby stoop to in order to try and normalize their behavior?” she asked.
Williams also accused activists of being interested only in their own agenda rather than the welfare of children.
“God’s design is for children to grow up with a male and a female parent. The Lord Jesus was parented in this way, and this is what is best for children,” she said at the time.
American Catholics have had to deal with controversial LGBT issues this year, especially in light of Fr. James Martin, a prominent Jesuit priest, and his book that urged believers to be more accepting of LGBT people.
Although Martin, who is editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America and a Vatican adviser, does not address gay marriage theology in Building a Bridge, the nature of his book led him to being disinvited from a speaking appearance at the Theological College in Washington, D.C. in September.
A statement at the time explained that “since the publication of his (Martin’s) book, Building a Bridge, Theological College has experienced increasing negative feedback from various social media sites regarding the seminary’s invitation.”
Martin in turn said that he is being criticized both from the the “far left” and the “far right.”
“From the far left it would be ‘Not far enough,’ and from the far right, ‘Too far,'” he said at the time, while admitting that he was surprised at “the torrent of hatred that it would unleash from the Catholic alt right.” (source)
But what will Christians do about this? As I wrote yesterday, it is a major scandal today that Christians are refusing to directly confront the LGBT when they are thrust before such evils, and that they cower instead in the name of ‘the law,’ ‘social conformity’ or ‘being nice.’
The Catholic Church has always taught that an immoral law is no law at all. This is again the reason why the Church emphasized the three estates of government, the Church, and the people, and is also the reason why as we have discussed at length why the nationalism that began with the Protestant revolution is so dangerous, for the Church both unites as well as separates the first estate (government) and third estate (people) preventing either one from abusing the other. When the Church is subjected to the government as is the case today in much of the Western world, the church simply becomes either a echoing voice of the words of the government, or it is simply ignored and the government continues to push over the church and further seek power to suppress, destroy, or replace it.
People are quick to blame others or their environment, and while one cannot control what other people do, you have control over what you do or do not do. You are not merely a ship without a rudder that floats with the current of the ocean and the gales of the wind, struggling to survive. You have a free will and a mind from God to make choices that, even in hard circumstances, you can choose how to respond or how not to respond.
If somebody put up a ‘gay Mohammed’ display, would the Muslims tolerate that?
If somebody made a star of david for Hanukkah out of bacon, would the Jews stand for that?
If you went to a pagan temple and decided to desecrate it by taking pornographic photos, would the Pagans tolerate it?
Would any of these groups- Muslims, Jews, or Pagans- be content merely to say they are “upset” and “we need to pray for the people involved“?
No, none of them would. In fact, all of the groups- the Muslims, Jews, and Pagans- would rise up and attack the people who did it and any person or group who backed them.
So, if Christians have the truth, what are they afraid of? Or, do they even believe that Christ really is true God and true man?
A photo of homosexuals taking naked pictures of themselves in November 2017 at a Buddhist Temple. The men were arrested and may face years in jail. If the pagans will do this to men in the name of defending their paganism, which while wrong they believe genuinely to be true and act in accordance with their principles, what does this say about so many Christians today, whose principles they barely believe in by word, let alone practice?
The homosexuals should be afraid- very afraid- and not from any human source, but from God Himself. God came into the world as a baby in order that we would receive Him in innocence and mercy. He died on the cross and rose from the dead, and God has said that He will return to judge the living and the dead. When Jesus returns He will not return as a baby, but as a man, filled with power and authority, with the scales of justice before his throne, extending peace to those who love and serve Him and seek His will, and executing the wrath of God against those who hated and scorned Him just as how God struck down the first born of Egypt but spared those of the Hebrews who marked themselves with the blood the lamb that was slain.
But make no mistake, Christians are also accountable. Indeed, if God has prescribed a way for salvation, then what is a Christian to say if he cares not for the Faith? If the Muslims, Jews, and Pagans will defend manifest falsehoods because they erroneously believe their wrong actions give worship to God, what is to be said of a Christian who believes he has the truth but refuses to defend it with even the smallest zeal? There is more honor among them than among many of such careless or indifferent Christians, for while they are in error, they act from a genuinely held believe which they seek to protect based on the principles of their faith itself, while the Christian refuses to act because of his sloth or indifference.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.