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A conservative pastor known for producing controversial Facebook videos is back with a blistering defense of Christian businesses who turn away same-sex couples.

Pastor Greg Locke of Tennessee’s Global Vision Bible Church tackled the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in a jaw-dropping clip posted to Facebook Dec. 6, a day after the Supreme Court began hearing arguments. The ruling, which is expected in spring 2018, will determine whether or not baker Jack Phillips was illegally discriminating against a same-sex couple or just exercising his right to religious freedom when he refused to create a cake for a wedding ceremony he viewed as sacrilegious.

No stranger to controversial declarations, Locke made it clear he was very much on Masterpiece Cakeshop’s side, saying the case is “an absolute, positive target” on “evangelicals with actual convictions.”

“The LGBTABCDEFG – whatever the foolish acronym is at this particular point ― they’ve gone overboard. They have fake outrage, selective drama,” he says in the clip, which can be viewed above. “Why don’t they get up and go try that nonsense at a Muslim bakery? See if they get their tails thrown out in the street and see what happens then. They wouldn’t be suing them.”

He continues, “I don’t really give the flip of a wooden nickel who you have sex with,” he says. “But I do care when you cram it down my kid’s throats in public school. I do care when every sitcom, every late night talk show host, every comedian, every song, every movie coming out has to push, push, push, push, push, push the agenda.”

throwing a medicine ball_01Before delving into a response to the Huffington Post article and the rant by this pastor; let us address the greater issue here. While the pastor may be biblically correct, his over the top, hyperbolic, extremely offensive approach in expressing his biblical views is contrary to the way Jesus Christ, the apostle Paul, Peter and other New Testament authors and evangelists apologetically evangelized. Evangelizing is like throwing a medicine ball. You can throw it so hard that it is not catchable or you can toss it so that it is catchable. This pastor is shooting the medicine ball out of a canon. He is like the Pharisees of Jesus day, who like the front and center of everything as self-righteous attention seekers.

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What is the Bible’s View of Homosexuality?

We have covered this extensively in many CPH Blog articles in great detail (See links below), so we will only offer the gist of it here. We were created in the image of God, and we were designed male and female, to have sexual relations between one man and one woman, only within the marriage arrangement. Men are not to have sexual relations with a male, as with a woman, nor are women to have sexual relations with a woman as with a man; it is an abomination. (Gen. 1:27-28; Lev. 18:22; Pro 5:18-19) The Bible condemns fornication (Gr. Porneia, sexual immorality), which applies to both homosexual and forbidden heterosexual conduct.” (Gal. 5:19-21) Sexual immorality unlawful sexual intercourse, which includes adultery, prostitution, sexual relations between unmarried individuals, homosexuality, and bestiality.

How Should Christians View Homosexuality?

We do not hate homosexuals. Nevertheless, we cannot approve of same-sex relationships of any kind. We can empathize with those who struggle with same-sex attractions, as many heterosexuals struggle with inappropriate sexual attractions to persons of the opposite sex that they ought not. We proudly but not arrogantly live by the moral code found within the Bible. This is our lifestyle choice just as some have made homosexuality their lifestyle choice. We will not hate those who are free to make choices at odds with ours, even if many evidence hatred of us, viewing us as a homophobe, a bigot, prejudiced and judgmental. We will not be ashamed of what we have a right to, a biblical worldview. – Joshua 24:15; Psalm 119:46.

Are Christians to Respect Everyone?

homosexuality-and-the-christian“Unquestionably, the Bible says: “Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.” or, “Respect everyone, love other believers, honor God, and respect the Emperor.” (1 Pet 2:17, NASB and GNT) However, we have a problem with the word homophobic, as it is defined as “showing an irrational hatred, disapproval, or fear of homosexuality, gay and lesbian people, or their culture.” (Bold mine) If anyone asks us if we are homophobic, we will have to qualify it. Why? If we just say that we are not homophobic, they might believe we do not disapprove of it.

Are you homophobic? Respond, “I do not have any hatred of homosexuals, or fear of homosexuality, gay and lesbian people, or their culture. However, I do not approve of same-sex relations of any kind, except friendships.”

Is the Christian Stance Not Encouraging Prejudice Against Homosexuals?

Certainly not, Christians reject homosexual relations, not the people themselves. If any Christian does otherwise, he or she is not being obedient to God’s Word. True Christians cannot be faulted for radical Christian groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, who are nothing more than hate mongers. If we look at the link to their homepage (http://www.godhatesfags.com/), we can see that they are not true Christians. They and a handful of other groups like them are but a few thousand at most out of 200 countries with more than 2.18 billion Christians. Of course, not all of these 5.18 billion make up genuine Christianity. Certainly, there are those within the LGBT community, who would say that there others, who are radical and hate Christians merely because they are Christians. We as Christians cannot fault the whole for the select few. We are not to be prejudice toward the LBGT community and hope that they will not be prejudice toward us. We both can respect each other as persons and agree to disagree on certain matters.

Did Jesus Teach Tolerance?

First, let us define “tolerance.” Like any word, it has different meanings in different contexts. It can mean, (1) acceptance of different views, (2) putting up with somebody or something irritating or otherwise unpleasant, (3) ability to endure hardship, and (4) the loss of effect that a drug can have. Our meaning is number (1), which can be better defined as, “the acceptance of the differing views of other people, e.g. in religious or political matters, and fairness toward the people who hold these different views.”

Second, let us take a brief look at Jesus. While Christians certainly seek to imitate him to the best of their ability, it is impossible to do so fully, as we are imperfect, while he was a perfect man, as well as divine, the Son of God. In addition, he is the judge of whether someone receives eternal life or eternal destruction. (Matt. 25:31-46; 2 Thess. 1:8) Therefore, Jesus can judge a person as to life or death, for he can read hearts and minds. Humans are not to judge in this sense, nor do they have those abilities.

Third, Jesus did not have tolerance, accepting different views, as he clearly stated, “My food is to do the will of him [the Father] who sent me and to accomplish his work.” (John 4:34) He also said, “Truly, truly, I say to you; the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise … I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.” (John 5:19, 30, ESV) Jesus’ will would be the same as the Father’s will and vice versa. They are one, in full agreement, and there are no divisions between them, as they are united in the same mind and the same judgment. Christians seek to be one as they are one. – John 10:30.

We can understand the values, the character, the moral code of the Father and the Son because of Scriptural revelation. Jesus would not accept any view that was not in harmony with his and the Father’s personality, standards, ways, and will. (Lev. 20:20; Num. 9:13; Job 2:10; Ps 39:1; 2 Cor. 12:21; Jam. 4:17) Christians with a biblical worldview would be in agreement, united in the same mind and with the same purpose. Therefore, no, Jesus would not tolerate homosexuality, and nor would Christians. Any congregation that would allow a homosexual to become a member of that congregation, let alone a pastor or bishop, would be contrary to the above and the rest of Scriptures. They would be false teachers, leading people astray. They are ‘untaught and unstable as they distort Paul’s teachings, as they also do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.’ (2 Pet. 3:16) Just because Christians do not tolerate, or accept different views that are in conflict with Scripture (e.g., homosexuality), this does not mean that they are to disrespect such ones.

Is Not Homosexuality Genetically Predisposed?

The Bible does not directly disclose that same-sex attraction is genetic. However, it could be inferred from God’s curse of Canaan, (the forefather of the Canaanites), the grandson of Noah, who, it appears, sexually assaulted Noah when he was unconscious from alcohol. It can be inferred that we inherit leanings and dispositions. Certainly, we inherit sin, i.e., imperfection. (Rom. 5:12) In addition, the Bible does say that some of our imperfect traits are deeply ingrained. (2 Cor. 10:4-5) Therefore, if homosexuality is predisposed to some, this does not equate that “God made me this way.” It only means it is imperfection passed on like any other. Thus, the fault lies with Satan and Adam.

Many accept that anger can have a genetic root. If this is true and at present there is no reason to doubt it, are we to accept men beating their wives, or wives beating their children because they may have been genetically predisposed to anger? Science argues that pedophilia is a genetic predisposition, so, are we to claim that pedophiles are acceptable? Some claim that alcoholism is genetic, so, are we to accept alcoholics as a part of the norm? Some from the LGBT community are offended when pedophiles are brought into the conversation because those sexual acts are an abomination, disgusting, revolting and rightly, they do not want to be associated with such ones. However, God feels the same way about homosexuality. We would expect that those with anger issues, those suffering from alcoholism, and those preferring child-sex (pedophile) would get control over themselves and avoid such unsavory activity. God’s Word expects the same from those who have same-sex attraction.

Is It Not Cruel to Tell Those with Same-Sex Attraction to Control Themselves?

We would not accept a pedophile just because he or she has a child-sex attraction. Yes, God gave us sexual impulses, desires that are natural. However, sin, i.e., imperfection came into the world through Adam, and death through sin, imperfection, and so death spread to all men because all sinned, i.e., are imperfect. (Rom 5:1) We expect people that have impulses for things we find revolting not to act on them but tend to rationalize when our impulses are pointed out. Christian ‘Therefore consider the members of their earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.’ – Colossians 3:5.

The LGBT community, as well as all others, live by some ethical code, which means that there are things that they view as deplorable. They would agree that stealing is terrible and unacceptable. The Bible and thus Christians with a biblical worldview, have a moral code, which prohibits certain behaviors, as well as certain types of sexual conduct, e.g., homosexuality. (1 Cor. 6:9-10) The Bible is not unreasonable, nor is it encouraging its readers to be prejudice. The Bible expects those with same-sex attraction to do the same as those with an opposite-sex attraction, namely, “Flee from sexual immorality!” (1 Cor. 6:18) The Greek word porneia (sexual immorality) which again includes unlawful sexual intercourse, namely, adultery, prostitution, sex between unmarried individuals, homosexuality, and bestiality. Many do not realize that there are millions of heterosexuals, who are trying to get control over their sexually immoral leanings as well. If a person with same-sex attraction wants to conform to the Word of God, they can live happily without fulfilling their sexual urges. If their desire to please God is greater, this can be the case. Remember, it is only temporary.

If we want to please God, we should shun experimenting with conduct that the Bible describes as sexually immoral. (Eph. 4:19; 5:11) It has been socialized over the last few decades for boys to see lesbians as sexually appealing but gay men as unappealing. Almost all movies, TV, and music today promote girls kissing girls. The last few years, they have started promoting guys kissing guys. One cultural difference should make the point. In the 1980’s a teen boy kissing a girl was the thing; however, today, teens as young as thirteen see oral sex and kissing a person of the same sex as being no different from what older teens did only for decades ago. The entertainment industry his indoctrinated our young ones so that they do not consider oral sex to be wrong, but rather no different from kissing. If we feed our minds on such things, it will only enhance the leanings we may already have. The Bible offers us eternal life and it is an attainable goal for any of us if we choose not to act on any wrong desires.

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THE CHURCH COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE: Evangelism and Engagement with Postmodern PeopleTHE CHURCH COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE: Evangelism and Engagement with Postmodern People

Once upon a time, Postmodernism was a buzz word. It pronounced Modernism dead or at least in the throes of death. It was a wave that swept over Christendom, promising to wash away sterile, dogmatic and outmoded forms of church. But whatever happened to postmodernism? It was regarded …

DEVELOPING HEALTHY CHURCHES: A Case-Study in RevelationDEVELOPING HEALTHY CHURCHES: A Case-Study in Revelation

church. It offers an appointment with the Great Physician that no Christian can afford to ignore. Developing Healthy ChurchesA Case-Study in Revelationbegins with a well-researched outline of the origins and development of the church health movement. With that background in mind the …

DYING TO KILL: A Christian Perspective on Euthanasia and Assisted SuicideDYING TO KILL: A Christian Perspective on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

…liberties in a multi-cultural society that is becoming increasingly secular. This work provides an ethical framework in which euthanasia and assisted suicide can be evaluated. These issues are on the radar indicating a collision course with Christian values. It is time for Christians to be …

JOURNEY WITH JESUS THROUGH THE MESSAGE OF MARK: Experience the Ministry of Jesus in a Spiritually Captivating WayJOURNEY WITH JESUS THROUGH THE MESSAGE OF MARK

Journey with Jesus through the Message of Mark is an insightful and engaging survey of Mark‘s Gospel, exploring each major section of the text along with key themes. It is a work that can be enjoyed by laypersons as well as pastors and teachers. Pastors will find the abundant use …

ANGELS & DEMONS: The Bible AnswersANGELS & DEMONS The Bible Answers

What are angels & demons? Can angels help us? What does the Bible say about angels? What is the truth about angels? Can Angels affect your life? Who were the “sons of God” in Genesis 6:2? Who were the Nephilim in Genesis 6:2? Who is Michael the archangel? Can Satan the Devil control …

Bible Doctrines

WHERE ARE THE DEAD? Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithWHERE ARE THE DEAD? Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

What is the Bible’s viewpoint? Without delving into an endless stream of what man has said, Andrews looks at what the Bible says about death and the like. Why do we grow old and die? What happens at death? Is there life after death, or is this all there is? Do we have an immortal soul? …

IDENTIFYING THE ANTICHRIST: The Man of Lawlessness and the Mark of the Beast RevealedIDENTIFYING THE ANTICHRIST: The Man of Lawlessness and the Mark of the Beast Revealed

Herein Andrews will give the reader exactly what the Bible offers on exposing who the Antichrist and the Man of Lawlessness are. If we look at the texts that refer to the antichrist and the man of lawlessness, we will have lines of evidence that will enable us to identify them. Why is it …

UNDERSTANDING THE CREATION ACCOUNT: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithUNDERSTANDING THE CREATION ACCOUNT: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

Throughout the Scriptures, God is identified as the Creator. He is the One “who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it.” [Isa 45:18] He is the One “who forms mountains and creates the wind” (Am 4:13) and is the One “who made the heaven and …

The SECOND COMING of CHRIST: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithThe SECOND COMING of CHRIST: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

The information herein is based on the disciples coming to Jesus privately, saying, “Tell us, (1) when will these things be, and (2) what will be the sign of your coming, and (3) of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) What will end? When will the end come? What comes after the end? Who …

WHAT IS HELL? Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithWHAT IS HELL? Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

What Really Is Hell? What Kind of Place is Hell? What Really Happens at Death? What Did Jesus Teach About Hell? How Does Learning the Truth About Hell Affect You? Who Goes to Hell? What Is Hell? Is It a Place of Eternal Torment? Does God Punish People in Hellfire? Do the Wicked Suffer in …

Miracles? - Do They Still Happen Today?: God Miraculously Saving People’s Lives, Apparitions, Speaking In Tongues, Faith HealingMIRACLES – DO THEY STILL HAPPEN TODAY? God Miraculously Saving People’s Lives, Apparitions, Speaking In Tongues, Faith Healing 

Miracles were certainly a part of certain periods in Bible times. What about today? Are miracles still taking place. There are some very important subjects that surround this area of discussion that are often misunderstood. Andrews will answer such questions as does God step in and solve …

HOMOSEXUALITY - The BIBLE and the CHRISTIAN: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian FaithHOMOSEXUALITY – The BIBLE and the CHRISTIAN: Basic Bible Doctrines of the Christian Faith

Today there are many questions about homosexuality as it relates to the Bible and Christians. What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Does genetics, environment, or traumatic life experiences justify homosexuality? What is God’s will for people with same-sex attractions? Does the …

Christian Fiction

THE DIARY OF JUDAS ISCARIOT: How to Keep Jesus at Arm's LengthTHE DIARY OF JUDAS ISCARIOT: How to Keep Jesus at Arm’s Length

…desert but none of such significance as a handful of scrolls retrieved from a buried Roman satchel (presumed stolen) at this site. The discovery has since come to be known as ‘The Diary of Judas Iscariot.’ In The Diary of JudasIscariot Owen Batstone relates the observations and feelings …

THE RAPTURE: God’s Unwelcomed WrathTHE RAPTURE: God’s Unwelcomed Wrath

Kevin Trill struggles with the notion that he may have missed the Rapture. With nothing but the clothes on his back and a solid gold pocket watch, he sets off towards Garbor, a safe haven for those who haven’t yet taken the mark of thebeast. While on his way to Garbor, he meets up …

SEEKERS AND DECEIVERS: Which One are You? It Is Time to Join the Fight!

There grew an element in the valley that did not want to be ruled by the Light of the Word. Over time, they convinced the people to reject it. As they started to reject this Light, the valley grew dim and the fog rolled in. The people craved the darkness rather than the Light because they were evil. They did not want to  …

The Shadow Flames of Uluru: Book ONE in the CHAOS DOWN UNDER 

When an ancestor saddles them with the responsibility to purge Australia of a demon threatening to wipe our humanity with black flames, fraternal siblings Amber and Michael Hauksby lay their lives on the line. As the world crumbles around them into chaos, and ancient marsupials wreak havoc in their hometown, they must journey into …

WRITE PLACE, RIGHT TIME: The Pre-Apocalyptic Misadventure of a Freelance Journalist 

“Write Place, Right Time” follows the pre-apocalyptic misadventures of freelance journalist Don Lamplighter. While on what he expects to be a routine Monday night trip to a village board meeting, Lamplighter’s good nature compels him to help a stranded vehicle. Little does he know that by saving one of the car’s occupants, he sets forth a chain of what to him seem to be unrelated events where he must use his physical and social skills to save himself and others from precarious situations.