#1 This is only the beginning
In Genesis 19:9 the aggressive extreme of homosexuality is seen on full display as the men of Sodom sought "to break the door" and fornicate homosexually with the visitors that were with Lot. The aggression of homosexuality is rooted in a desire that will never be satisfied and fulfilled; hence the constant need for "progress". Moreover, the case is made by homosexuals today that homosexuality must be treated on an equal plane as heterosexuality and some even take a more extreme and militant approach as they desire to accomplish their agenda. Some want to force homosexuality on all while seeking the destruction of heterosexuality as a means of revenge for "society's attempts" to normalize heterosexuality against the will of homosexuals while compartmentalizing and discriminating the homosexuals. Consider the following quote written by a homosexual "activist", "We shall sodomize your sons…. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all-male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together" (4). If Biblically minded Americans think that the homosexual agenda is going to slow down or die down as those involved are granted the initial "advancements" that they are seeking, please think again- this is only the beginning.
#2 Understand God's view of the homosexual
God is not a homophobe, God is holy. Holiness involves separation from sin and sanctification from wickedness. However, God is also loving. God loves those who are not holy and as shown such by offering mankind the opportunity to be holy as he has commanded, "Be ye holy; for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:16). Holiness is a state that man can reach by likewise separating himself from fellowship with this world as James writes in 4:4, "know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God" and John in his first epistle in 2:16, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." If man wants to be holy as God is holy he must reject that which is of this world (lust) and heed to the gospel which states, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" (2 Corinthians 6:17).
However, those who have obeyed the gospel and have chosen not to conform to this world (cf. Romans 12:1-2), must remember God's view of them prior to their decision to do such. In other words, when those who are not saved were at one time lost in their own sin, they were likewise unholy and without hope (cf. Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:12); however, God loved sinful man by sending Christ and granting man the instructions of salvation by his grace (cf. Romans 5:6-8; Titus 2:11-12). Therefore, God views homosexuals as lost and without hope for heaven (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10), but desires to wash them in the blood of Christ by their repentance and through obedient baptism just as he desired of the saved before they were saved (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Peter 3:9; Acts 22:16; Revelation 1:5).
There is a famous quote that goes like this, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." If Biblically minded Americans want to respond appropriately to homosexuals, the word of God must be preached. As shown in point #2, God loves the homosexual, but He opposes their sin (see the document below for an article/ad run in the Memphis Commercial Appeal in October 2012 that further details this fact). Since God loves the homosexual in that He wants him/her to be saved, then Christians must likewise love the homosexual by desiring his/her salvation (cf. Luke 19:10; 1 Corinthians 11:1). However, in order for the homosexual to be saved, he/she must learn of what must be done in order to obey the author of eternal salvation (cf. Hebrews 5:9). This would involve preaching on the sin of homosexuality just as it was done by the first century church (cf. Romans 1:26-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). This message is to be preached not out of hate (as the homosexual may claim), but out of dear love for God and the eternal destination of the soul (cf. 1 John 5:2).
#4 To the homosexual: You may gain your "marriage equality" by the judgments of men, but men will not decide your eternal fate... Your only hope is in Jesus
Dear homosexual, let us say that in ten years you gain all that you wanted. You have the government grant you marriage licenses', you have homosexuality taught in the schools, you have comic book characters upon comic book characters that are homosexuals, you have more and more media professionals and athletes who are homosexuals, and you have the full and total support of the American culture behind your decision to live such a lifestyle. What then? How will that benefit you come eternity? What hope to you have beyond the laws of men and mans approval? There isn't any. That is the truth that must be told because it says so in the Bible. Jesus and His gospel is your only hope.
In closing, please consider the following scriptures, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" (John 12:48). "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Later in the first Corinthian epistle, Paul makes it clear that what he was writing (in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 for example) are the words that Jesus will judge by (as referenced in John 12:48), "the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord" (1 Corinthians 14:37).
The homosexual's only hope, the sinner's only hope, the world's only hope is in Jesus!
By Sean B. O'Brien