On Friday, June 6, 1999, President Clinton went over the heads of the
congress and appointed homosexual James Hormel as ambassador to
the tiny European country
of Luxembourg. Hormel's appointment had been held up by congress for
several months and Clinton took the opportunity of a congressional recess
to finalize his appointment.
Besides a career in law and diplomacy, Hormel considers himself an "elder
statesman" to the San Francisco homosexual community. Heir to the Hormel
Foods Corporation fortune, he has used much
of his wealth to promote homosexual causes including establishment of the
Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest homosexual political group.
In late 1997, Clinton accepted an invitation to speak at a fundraiser dinner
for the HRC and became the first sitting president to give this sort of
support to the sodomite movement.
"I think that by forcing Americans to be represented by a radical homosexual
activist like Hormel, Clinton is showing his contempt for traditional
morality, marriage, sexual fidelity and any concept of honor," commented
Robert Knight of the Family Research Council.
With support from powerful men like Hormel and approval from top government
leaders, the strident campaign of the homosexual movement is not likely to
go away. Many state legislatures are in a pitched battle over approving
homosexual marriage and pro-homosexual "sensitivity training" in government
As soul winners, what must we do? One pastor put it in perspective when
accosted by a young homosexual with the standard line: "But, I was born
this way, so I can't help it."
The pastor gently replied, "Yes, I understand. I was born a sinner, too.
I just worked out my sinful nature in a little different way. You see, I
was a drunk and drug addict. There's really no difference between my sin
and yours in God's eyes. Let me tell you how Jesus saved me from my sin and
how He can save you from yours."
The shocked young man was suddenly willing to listen to the gospel and was
led to the Lord.
What the homosexual activists want is confrontation. Using the weapon
of anti-discrimination they have turned our nation's legal system on its
head. Instead of the legal system protecting society from evil, in this
case it is protecting the evil itself.
At the government level, we must let our legislators know what God thinks
about homosexual sin. On the personal level, we must minister to the
homosexual in compassion, just like any other sinners. If we use an in-your-face
attitude, we will only fuel their anger, not lead them to freedom from their
Some have expressed concern that quoting the Leviticus scriptures in the
tract Doom Town with their death sentence for homosexual behavior
might influence some unstable persons to take matters into their own hands.
Jesus has not called us to violence against sinners, but to a loving
presentation of the gospel. We have updated the tract, Doom Town, to show
we must present the truth with mercy and compassion and leave the judgment to God.
One thing is still crystal clear...homosexuality is sin, but Jesus can
set you free, no matter what your sin.