For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:26-28, 32
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. I Corinthians 6:9-10
And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.
And he took away the sodomites out of the land, I Kings 15:11-12a
And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD:
And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land. I Kings 22:41-43a, 46
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. II Kings 22:1-2; 23:7
I respect Joel Rosenberg, but I think his concern over the defeat of Canada’s "Conservative" government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is unwarranted. Canadians are using the phrase "Seinfeld election" to describe the coming election--i.e., it’s an election "about nothing." There are no compelling issues apparent, and the Conservatives are likely to be re-elected (I’ll be shocked if there’s a change in even one riding in Alberta). The defeat of these treasonous "Conservatives" would be cause for rejoicing were it not for the fact that the other parties are even worse.
I agree with the Harper government (Mr. Harper insists that it’s the "Harper government," not the "Government of Canada") in its pro-Israel position and I understand brother Rosenberg’s Israel-first viewpoint (although I disagree with his typically neocon support for unnecessary wars), but I’m a gentile Canadian Christian, and I’m far more interested in the positions of political parties on Canadian issues than in their policies on Israel. I’ve stopped voting for the "lesser of evils" (I’m embarrassed to admit some of the votes I’ve cast in the past because of this), and for the third straight federal election I won’t be voting if my only choices are the three major federalist parties. None of the parties--Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic Party--represent me, none of them will address the issues that I think are important, and all of them are ungodly in their positions and actions on such things as abortion and sexual perversion.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper often says, "God bless Canada"--and even this mild benediction is too much for many people in 21st-century Trudeaupia--and is said to attend a Christian and Missionary Alliance church, but if you look at his biography in the Canadian Parliamentary Guide, you won’t find any mention of religious affiliation, although most Members of Parliament and Senators do include this in their biographies. It seems as though Mr. Harper’s religious beliefs are so private that even he doesn’t know what they are. As for the "Conservative" Party of Canada, its positions on social issues are considerably to the left of the Liberals of even as recently as the late 1990s. As late as the federal election campaign of 1997, the governing Liberal Party of Canada said that they would never legalize sodomite marriage (and, of course, they lied). As some have said, conservatives just conserve what liberals have done.
The latest outrage from the
Ottawa, March 24, 2011 — A pilot project to help refugees fleeing persecution because of their sexual orientation was announced by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today.
"We are very pleased to be working with the Rainbow Refugee Committee to help refugees who are in need of protection, particularly those who are persecuted because of their sexual orientation," said Minister Kenney. "By partnering with this organization and allowing Canadians to play a part in refugee protection, the private sponsorship program showcases grassroots support for this country’s international commitment to humanitarian action."
Through this pilot project, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will partner with the Rainbow Refugee Committee to share the cost of sponsoring a refugee. The Department will provide up to $100,000 in assistance to support this initiative. This contribution will be in the form of three months of income support for the refugees that are sponsored. The Rainbow Refugee Committee will also provide the refugees with orientation services, accommodations, basic household needs, basic food staples, clothing and ongoing food needs for the duration of the sponsorship period...
...As part of this agreement, the Rainbow Refugee Committee is expected to encourage other organizations to work with them in the sponsorship of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered refugees.
"Encouraging private sponsors to come forward is vital to refugees in need of protection and to the future of the private sponsorship program," said Minister Kenney. "Canada has a proud tradition of opening its doors to people from around the world and providing a safe haven to those in need of protection. The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program plays a significant role in the resettlement of refugees from across the globe."
For those who are curious about the religious affiliation of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, he's a Roman Catholic.
As if the announcement of this "refugee" policy isn't bad enough, there's this announcement in the final paragraph:
To further enhance Canada’s tradition as a leader in international refugee protection, the Government of Canada is also increasing the number of refugees who are resettled from refugee camps and urban slums by 20 percent. The number of refugees resettled through the Government-Assisted Refugees Program will be increased over time by up to 500, and a further 2,000 resettlement places will be added to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. Since the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program began 30 years ago, Canadians have sponsored more than 200,000 refugees.
If Trudeaupia (formerly Canada) is filled with an increasing number of people from Third World urban slums, the result will be a Trudeaupia filled with an increasing number of Third World urban slums. Statistics Canada reported in 2005 that the country's immigrant population was considerably less literate than the native-born population--and that immigrants' inferior literacy skills didn't improve over time. A study by the Toronto-Dominion Bank in 2009 found that the poor literacy skills of immigrants to Trudeaupia were not only holding the immigrants back from improving their status, but were holding the country back at a cost of billions of dollars per year.
The idea of a "multicultural nation" would have struck the Fathers of Confederation--indeed, just about any Canadian prior to 1971, when official multiculturalism became federal government policy--as an oxymoron. The traditional--indeed, biblical--definition of a "nation" is an identifiable people with certain things in common, including blood, language, or religion. When Jesus warned that "nation shall rise against nation" (Matthew 7:24) in the last days, the Greek word used for nation was ethnos, from which we get the word "ethnic," denoting a nationality or people. Most of the world today still holds to that definition of "nation"--it's only liberalized western white people who have deluded themselves into defining a nation as a geographical entity based on ideas or "values." No one asked Canadians if they wanted the population of the country to be radically altered; like so many other things, this redefinition of a nation was just forced on us, and anyone who dared to express any opposition was (and is) regarded as a racist and not in line with Canadian "values." To quote Sir John Harrington (and John Stormer), "none dare call it treason"--or national suicide.