Our Homophilia Fascination

Our Homophilia Fascination

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The collective mindset of the public is increasingly fascinated by homosexuality. Where is it leading?

I’m not one for writing overly much on social issues.

The reason is that I have spent a lifetime observing the transition of the Western mind from a general occupation on things uplifting and profitable to human success, to a perverse preoccupation with the very opposite. I find nothing uplifting in writing about nor on overly reading about one wretched phenomena that is flooding the public’s collective mindset in particular.

This mindset—this fascination with all things homosexual—has emanated from our general education changing over time from a cultural commitment to generally accepted, biblically based moral standards—by their very nature being outward looking, away from undue concentration on the self—to the very opposite: a mindset geared to “self-fulfillment” and “self-actualization.” In other words, sheer, hedonistic, self-indulgence.

The postwar elevation of liberal socialism—with its destruction of traditional mores in favor of each individual establishing his own “set of values”—and its wretched outgrowth, the socially destructive feminist movement—have combined to warp the public’s sense of our God-ordained gender roles as men and women, as fathers and mothers, and of the reason that God established the whole institution of the family (Genesis 2:24;1:28).

This has progressively, over the past 60 years, succeeding in promoting the perversity of homosexuality as an “alternative lifestyle” choice, open to all.

The degree to which this fascination with the perverse has attracted our curiosity is starkly revealed in a survey conducted by cns News.

On May 6, cns reported that “In the eight days since nba player Jason Collins announced he was gay, the news media have covered the story in 2,381 places. But in the first eight days of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his ‘House of Horrors’ abortion business, the media covered the story in 115 places, meaning that Collins’ ‘gay’ news received more than 1,970.4 percent more news coverage.”

This is also a powerful demonstration as to the extent that the Fourth Estate in Western society—in particular within the U.S.—has been significantly penetrated and influenced by a homophilic mindset.

What is homophilia? It’s the opposite of homophobia, a pejorative used by the media and the homosexual lobbyists who have captivated the media’s mind to describe any person that hews to the Creator God’s assessment of homosexuality (Leviticus 20:13). It describes those who have a fixation on homosexuality as an “alternative lifestyle” that they maintain ought to be embraced, even promoted, by society in general.

cns describes the difference in the extent of media coverage of Kermit Gosnell’s alleged crimes and the announcement by Jason Collins of his “alternative lifestyle” as follows: “Jason Collins, who plays center for the Washington Wizards, announced he was a homosexual in a self-written article for the Sports Illustrated website on April 29. Kermit Gosnell is charged with five counts of murder and 263 other criminal offenses related to his abortion business in Philadelphia; his trial started on March 18 and the jury currently is still deliberating.”

The cns comparison of media coverage from all sources reveals, “[I]n the first eight days of coverage, there were 2,266 more news stories about Jason Collins coming out of the closet as gay than news stories about Gosnell who, specifically, is charged with killing four babies born alive during abortions by snipping their spinal cords with surgical scissors. The fifth murder charge against Gosnell concerns a woman who died from an anesthesia-overdose” (ibid).

cns points out that included in the 263 charges against Gosnell are additional accusations including “conspiracy, solicitation, infanticide, theft by deception, corruption of minors, and tampering with or fabricating evidence. The grand jury report on the Gosnell case states there were ‘hundreds’ of ‘snippings,’ and that Gosnell ‘committed hundreds of acts of infanticide.’”

Again, this means that the Collins story received 1,970.4 percent more media coverage than the Gosnell story.

That says it all.

The Apostle Paul declared that “it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret” (Ephesians 5:12). Verses 3-5 of that same chapter and Ephesians 4:19 reveal that the context here is perverted human lust.

The problem is, instead of heeding Paul’s instruction, we have gone in the opposite direction, literally flooding our mass media and entertainment with a huge excess of “speaking of those things done of them in secret”!

The result is that we are raising generations whose minds are poisoned with perversion, to the point where our lawmakers even reverse the natural law of God. They do so by entrenching in state law the very opposite of the legal behavior legitimized by the Creator who made us and laid down the divine, immutable law that directs human affairs the way they were intended to be.

We will pay a mighty penalty for this.

God’s law is immutable. It defines what real love for God and humankind is. It is outgoing, outflowing, uplifting and replete with instruction in how to fulfill the incredible human potential we were designed to achieve.

All of us are affected to one degree or another by the excess of publicity given to homosexual behavior and gender confusion in this age. Each one of us needs our minds to be thoroughly cleansed of that which our Creator deems an “abomination.” That won’t happen if we perpetuate a penchant for reading about it in the media. It will happen if we devote the time to opening up our minds to that which is truly uplifting, inspirational to the human spirit, and profitable for our mental health. The only true source of such is God’s Word!

A good place to commence such a study would be by reading our inspirational books Mystery of the Ages and The Incredible Human Potential. They will give you a true guide as to how to study the Scriptures with a genuinely open mind, a mind geared to drinking in the plain truth about why you exist and the way you were designed to live—even gaining an understanding of how to gain life eternal!

The rapid descent of Western society into the cesspool of gross immorality is a sign that ready access to the material we offer you—free of charge and obligation—is running out. Do not delay and risk missing the opportunity to gain this life-changing knowledge now. It’s life-changing knowledge, designed to aid you to straighten out your mind and begin to fulfill that incredible human potential that your Creator has given you!

Anti-EU Feeling Shakes British Politics

Anti-EU Feeling Shakes British Politics

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UKIP came third in local elections, upsetting a three-party system that has existed since World War II.

The Euroskeptic UK Independence Party (ukip) shocked Britain’s political establishment by winning roughly one quarter of the vote in local elections held May 2.

Experts predicted a shift toward ukip, forecasting it to win 40 out of the nearly 2,400 seats available. But ukip outperformed even their most favorable forecasts, winning 147. Last time local elections were held in these regions in 2009, ukip won seven seats. That’s an increase of 2,100 percent.

Not all of the UK held local elections, so the bbc tried to estimate what this vote would mean on a national scale. Here’s what it came up with:

  • Labor: 29 percent
  • Conservative: 25 percent
  • UKIP: 23 percent
  • Liberal Democrats: 14 percent
  • Other: 9
  • In years past, ukip has merely been lumped in with “other.” Now it’s a contender in its own right. This is the first time since World War ii that any party outside the three main ones has done so well.

    Britain’s political pundits are having a field day trying to explain what this means for British politics, what effect it will have on the 2015 election and how the other parties will react. The answers to those questions are not clear, but it is obvious that a huge number are very concerned about Europe. As the Wall Street Journal put it: “What had been recently dismissed as a protest vote turns out to have been an attempt by a large portion of the British public to say something loud and clear.”

    Or rather, they’re concerned about issues that relate to Europe. Only 59 percent of those who voted ukip said they did so because they want Britain out of the EU. But 76 percent said they chose ukip because they wanted to stop migration to Britain. Under EU rules, Britain has to allow anyone from the rest of the EU to come and live in Britain. Britain put temporary restrictions in place for some of the newer EU nations, but the last of these expire in 2014 when Bulgarians and Romanians will be allowed to move freely to Britain for the first time. Half a million Poles have already moved to England. Many worry about the effect that hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians and Romanians moving to the country could have.

    Already the government is responding to pressure from ukip. Immigration was a central part of the Queen’s Speech, May 8, in which the government lays out its legislative agenda for the next year. The new laws introduce some measures to crack down on illegal immigrants and to restrict immigrants’ access to the National Health Service.

    But ukip isn’t the only party forcing change on Britain’s position on Europe. The elder statesmen of the Conservative Party are also speaking out. Nigel Lawson, the former pro-EU chancellor of the exchequer who served under Margaret Thatcher from 1983 to 1989, called for Britain to leave the EU in an article in the Times on May 7. The change of heart from a senior Conservative could help shift the whole party into a more Euroskeptic position.

    A YouGov poll conducted by the Times found that 46 percent of voters want to leave the EU, 35 percent want to stay and 20 percent aren’t sure.

    As the EU shifts toward becoming a superstate, it becomes clearer every day that Britain wants no part of it. It is only a matter of time before it parts ways, as the Trumpet has forecast all along.

    North Africa Violence Is Just the Beginning

    North Africa Violence Is Just the Beginning

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    When two powers collide, who can know the outcome?

    A car bomb exploded outside the French Embassy in Libya on April 23, at 7 a.m. The early morning blast left no one dead, but tore apart the front of the embassy, jolting Libya back into the headlines. It was the first significant terrorist attack on a foreign country within Libya since the Benghazi attack on Sept. 11, 2012. The Benghazi attack left U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American servicemen dead.

    Now, over seven months later, this latest attack on an embassy in Tripoli, Libya’s capital, draws attention to the battle raging in northern Africa between Europe and radical Islamic forces from the Middle East.

    The explosion that tore apart the front of the French Embassy is not coincidental. In January, France sent troops to Mali in what is purported to be an attempt to stem the rise of al-Qaeda-linked rebels in the nation. Islamic militants had seized control of the northern regions of the country. They were threatening to take Bamako, the capital of Mali.

    France launched a serious ground and air offensive in support of the embattled Malian government. The fighting has dwindled, but according to French President Francois Hollande, at least 1,000 French troops will remain in the country until the end of 2013 to assist with the United Nations peacekeeping operation.

    The French will not be the only ones leaving soldiers in Mali. German Chancellor Angela Merkel approved 330 German military personnel to remain in Mali as part of a larger EU task force. The plan is to train up the Malian Army to effectively combat the rising terrorist threats coming from northern Africa.

    Mali’s northern neighbor Algeria is becoming increasingly unstable too. The massacre at the oil refinery which began on January 16 was a second spike in violence for northern Africa in 2013, following on the heels of the French intervention in Mali.

    The hostage crisis left 37 foreigners and 11 Algerian workers dead, and showed the willingness of Islamic forces to counter moves by Europe to intercede in northern Africa. As Europe moves to stop the spread of radical Islam, the terrorists are pushing back.

    The terrorists stirring up contention in Africa are receiving aid and support from the east. Since the fall of Muammar Qadhafi, Libya has become a place of protection for terrorists. Terrorists fleeing from Mali have found refuge there. One such group is “al Qaeda in Mali.” According to journalist Jamie Dettmer, “Libyan jihadist groups have been undergoing a reconfiguration, with more of them coming under the direct sway of [al Qaeda in Mali]. One Libyan intelligence source likens it to a swarm of bees.”

    Looking at the situation today, it appears as if Europe has taken the upper hand in Mali, but the terrorists have only been driven out. The terrorists still have plenty of safety in Libya, where there is little influence from the local authorities or outside forces.

    To effectively stop bombings, hostage crises, and the threat of governments being overthrown by radical Islam, Europe will need to start dealing more directly with the cause of the problem.

    So long as Iran can funnel weapons and aid to terrorists in northern Africa, the attacks will not dissipate. If Europe wants to defeat terrorism in Africa, it will also have to defeat it in the Middle East.

    This outcome is inevitable. Daniel 11:40 speaks of a whirlwind attack by Europe—the prophesied king of the north—against Iran—the king of the south. Iran will have its allies across North Africa and the Middle East, just as the German-led Europe will have its own allies in Europe and the Middle East. Europe will stop the terrorist attacks throughout the Middle East. The world will breathe a sigh of relief for the peace it will envision. Unfortunately, Europe will not stop with Iran and its allies. It has its eyes on a far greater prize.

    The Trumpet is warning of a double cross that will dumbfound the world. Europe is not the peacekeeper that it will appear to be. North Africa and the Middle East are only the beginning. This is all prophesied in your Bible. You can avoid being caught unawares as so many will be. Read History and Prophecy of the Middle East to grasp what is coming soon on this world, starting in the Middle East.

    America—Hollowing Out the Military

    America—Hollowing Out the Military

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    Sequestration hollows out America’s military preparedness.

    As I downloaded the Washington Post’s article quoted below, an interesting thing happened. A huge advertisement for the German industrial giant Siemens popped up at the head of the article. Siemens has been a vital component of Germany’s defense industry for well over a century.

    That graphic advertisement was akin to sending a message that even as sequestration will rob the U.S. defense budget of $52 billion over the next two years, Germany is highly gearing for increased expenditure on the expansion of its military hardware.

    This is the inevitable pattern emerging in geopolitics as the strength of the Anglo-Saxon nations rapidly wanes and that of the Teutons rises most dramatically.

    Over recent weeks we have published a number of items on this website pointing to Germany increasing its military preparedness by expansion of its force strength in terms of both hardware and the wider deployment of the Bundeswehr in foreign theaters.

    We have produced a Key of David television program, to be aired later this week, specifically dedicated to demonstrating just how far Germany has come down the road of developing its foreign deployments since initiating the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

    We have reported on one of the most recent studies commissioned by the German Ministry of Defense recommending a drastic upgrade of both Germany’s spy networks and its military forces, plus the expansion of their deployment, to fill the gap created by U.S. drawdown in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Yet to truly understand the grave dangers this all poses to the Anglo-Saxons, one needs to balance reports of a new German militancy against reports emanating from Washington about drastic cuts in U.S. defense expenditure.

    “The Pentagon is likely to face steep, across-the-board budget cuts beyond the end of this fiscal year, the two top lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee warned on Friday, as they asked the secretary of defense to lay out in detail the consequences of slashing $52 billion from its budget next year” (Washington Post, May 3).

    Expressing concern at the drastic effect these cuts would have on U.S. force readiness, Sen. James Inhofe declared, “Our military was told last year not to worry about sequestration, that it would not happen. But the failed promise has led to an enormous amount of uncertainty that has prevented our military leaders from properly planning to ensure the capabilities and readiness of our force” (ibid; emphasis added throughout).

    The Post quotes Lt. Col. Elizabeth Robbins, a Pentagon spokeswoman, as commenting that “The readiness of our force is rapidly eroding due to mandatory sequestration cuts. We are deeply concerned about sequestration continuing into the next fiscal year.”

    The defense budget cuts have America’s military leaders deeply disturbed about the effect on the nation’s security.

    The Post further reports that “Since sequestration took on an air of inevitability last spring, military leaders have made dire predictions about the impact the cuts will have on a force grappling with the wear and tear of two lengthy wars.”

    Reinforcing this point, “Secretary of the Army John McHugh said that failing to do away with sequestration before the end of next fiscal year would be ‘irresponsible’ and ‘devastating’ and call into question the military’s ability to ‘provide sufficiently trained and ready forces to protect our national interests’” (ibid).

    One would surely have to consider that military strategists within the most powerful nation in Europe, having already reacted to fill the gap after U.S. drawdown in that theater, would be very attuned to the drastic effects on America’s military preparedness posed by these current and projected cuts in the Pentagon’s budget.

    Such a situation will only work to accelerate the rise of Germany as a military power to be reckoned with. The extent to which Germany may have already developed its future nuclear weapons capability was highlighted well over a decade ago by former weapons systems analyst Carey Sublette. In his well-known analysis on the spread of nuclear weaponry, he noted that “Germany has an advanced science and technology base capable of supporting an aggressive nuclear program should it be deemed necessary to do so. Although hard information about this is lacking, it is likely that Germany has undertaken advanced design work on a full range of nuclear weapon types. [T]his would be almost mandatory for national security reasons if only to create a base of expertise for conducting intelligence assessments of the nuclear programs of other nations. In addition there have been influential proponents of acquiring nuclear arms in the German government, such as the first Minister for Nuclear Affairs Franz Josef Strauss, who would most likely have sponsored such work” (Nuclear Weapons Frequently Asked Questions, Section 7.5; Aug. 9, 2001).

    One wonders the extent to which nuclear weaponry was a hot topic at a recent closed-door meeting of German defense elites, billed as an “International Symposium on Ballistics,” dealing with “explosives and projectiles as well as armoring.” Media representatives were refused access to this symposium under threat of using force.

    Why such secrecy? Were nuclear ballistics on the agenda? It would be difficult for any “international symposium” on “explosives and projectiles” to not include some reference to the most powerful form of ballistics available for use in a nation’s defense strategy.

    Whether or not that was the case, one thing is for sure. The general advice being channeled from German military think tanks to the government is to spend more, not less, on armaments and military preparedness.

    This is but one more—yet one very significant—aspect of Germany’s rising power in the face of America’s rapidly waning ability to “protect its national interests.”

    I’d like to know, where are the scoffers that held the Bible prophecies predicting this phenomenon in such disdain for decades? Perhaps their heads are so deeply buried in the sand of delusion that even now, with the facts so clearly evident, they find it impossible to admit the reality.

    That cold hard reality is that the Anglo-Saxons are on a downward spiral to ultimate enslavement by an old archenemy. An enemy which held them captive over 2,700 years ago (2 Kings 17), and which during the past century sought twice to overrun them by initiating aggressive warfare.

    It’s an uncomfortable message, one that is extremely hard for the average Joe to face up to. Yet your Bible, the infallible Word of God, prophesies of a third and final, successful attempt by old Assyria, in its modern clothes as a united German nation, to enact a siege against the Anglo-Saxons to the point of reducing them to slavery once again, as was anciently the case (2 Kings 17:20, 23).

    This has been our consistent message for over 70 years—initially under the administration of Herbert Armstrong, and latterly under the direction of our editor in chief, Gerald Flurry. The big difference between the two administrations is that the prophecies that Herbert Armstrong publicly broadcast and published for over 50 years have, since his death in 1986, become, increasingly, the cold hard reality of geopolitics today.

    Our general concern is for the ignorance of the public at large to the rapidity with which these events are falling into place, exactly as the Bible prophecies forecast. Our greatest concern is for the effect they are destined to have on the Anglo-Saxons and their brother nations in particular.

    Yet, God knows His people—He knows the ways of all nations. He knows the extent of their rebellion against His law, that law of love which is the only true way to genuine happiness (1 John 4:8; 5:3)—and He knows exactly the type of punishment for their sins that will move them to repent, en masse! (Revelation 7:9).

    That’s the great hope bound up in all of this inevitable suffering to come, initially brought upon a nation that is in rank rebellion against its God by the one other nation alone that He has selected as the rod of His anger with which to mete out that punishment (Isaiah 10:5-7).

    Read our booklet The Epistles of Peter: A Living Hope for a moving vision of that which becomes the greatest of hopes to the genuinely repentant! It may just stir you to the very action which will end up saving you from the drastic effects of the punishment soon to come upon the Anglo-Saxons and their brother nations for their massive rebellion against a loving and merciful God!

    Israel Bombs Syria But Still Won’t Confront Iran

    Israeli aircraft allegedly bombed targets in Syria twice over the weekend. The incidents mark an unprecedented escalation of Israel’s involvement in Syria’s ongoing civil war.

    Although the Israeli government refused to officially comment on the two air strikes, a senior official said that both of them targeted shipments of Fateh-110 guided missiles that were bound for Hezbollah. From Hezbollah’s territory in Lebanon, the Iranian-made Fateh-110 can fly deep into Israel with a deadly half-ton payload and pinpoint accuracy.

    Israel has repeatedly threatened to intervene in the Syrian civil war to stop the transfer of what it calls “game-changing” weapons to Hezbollah, an Iranian-sponsored group that battled Israel to a stalemate during a war in 2006.

    At that time, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote: “The Jews have a broken will. America and Britain have the same prophesied disease (Leviticus 26:19). The cause is our ‘immoral and decadent’ way of life, as the terrorists keep telling us. And in this area they are right! So don’t be surprised if the Jews show a lack of will and fail to remove the Hezbollah terrorists. That will mean victory for the terrorists and Iran. The terrorist-fighting nations lack the will to win the war” (“The Only Solution to the Middle East Crisis,” July 19, 2006).

    How right that prophecy was. Now in 2013, Israel again is having to deal with Iran and its terror proxy, Hezbollah.

    Israel continues to play a dangerous game with Iran. Instead of dealing with the Iranian threat directly, it continues to fight Iranian-made weapons and battle against Iranian-backed proxies.

    In the process, Israel’s weakness is being exposed: It does not have the will to take the battle to the radical, theological government that is sponsoring the terror.

    Bible prophecy shows that another world power will soon deal with Iran once and for all. To understand more about this prophecy, read our free booklet Jerusalem in Prophecy. Also watch Gerald Flurry’s new Key of David program, “The Whirlwind,” airing May 8-12.

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