The Advancing Homosexual Agenda

John H. Ogwyn (1949–2005)
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A remarkable change has taken place in western culture, right here in the United States, Britain, Canada and other nations of the western world. That remarkable change has concerned the way that a behavior once viewed universally as a perversion—as an aberration from what is proper and normal—is now taken for granted. In fact, one speaking against homosexuality will often be labeled as some sort of "homophobe" or one who is very intolerant.

A remarkable change has taken place in western culture, right here in the United States, Britain, Canada and other nations of the western world. That remarkable change has concerned the way that a behavior once viewed universally as a perversion—as an aberration from what is proper and normal—is now taken for granted. In fact, one speaking against homosexuality will often be labeled as some sort of "homophobe" or one who is very intolerant.

What has happened? How could such a remarkable transformation have taken place in terms of the way homosexuality is viewed? One interesting point is the role that the news media has played. There is an organization called the "National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association." Have you ever wondered why coverage of homosexuals and their cause is so universally positive? Well, the past president of this particular association works at the Dallas Morning News. One of its vice presidents has worked at CNN, while another has worked at Newsday. Its treasurer worked at New York Times, the secretary for USA Today. It looks like they have most of the bases covered.

The reason you don't get the straight story when you read the establishment press, is that the "thought police" are hard at work in the newsroom. They are busy filtering, spiking and spinning. Incredible things have happened in terms of what is taken for granted in our culture. The Bible talks about that. Our society is not the first society that has ever approved of such things. In fact, the Greek and Roman world of the first century was a world that represented the consequences of acceptance of homosexuality. The Apostle Paul wrote: "When they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools… 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 recompense 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" (Romans 1:21-22, 26-28).

Our society is plunging headlong toward oblivion, absolutely wrecking the family, having its impact on a new generation. There is a homosexual agenda. And that agenda advances because as a nation, and as a society, we have not wanted to retain God in our knowledge.

This is John Ogwyn, with commentary for the Living Church of God.