Pictured right is Houston, TX Mayor, Annise Parker at her "wedding" to her lesbian partner. She has made news recently for sending subpoenas to 5 Houston pastors, demanding they turn over their sermons and notes. After the news became widespread, she back-pedaled and now is only demanding their notes. In short, she wants to know what they are telling their congregation to see if they are talking about her.
My first suggestion to her is that if she desires to know what the preachers are teaching, then she should go plop her fat ass down in a pew and listen. But she is an atheist so the message would be lost. She only cares if they are speaking out against homosexuality. I would like to help her out. Here are my "notes" concerning her "lifestyle" and the letter that I will be forwarding for her perusal.
Dear Sir, (not a typo)
In all the history of mankind in the flesh, from the very beginning, God has only come to this earth ONE time Himself for the sole purpose of destroying. It was when He came and spoke with Abraham and after telling Abraham that He was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. In the book of Genesis, which is the very first book in the Holy Bible, God told us about Sodom. Genesis 13:13 says,
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.In order for you to understand why exactly God would say this, you have to understand what Sodom was all about. I will explain in terms that will leave no room for error, exactly as God's word is meant to be read and understood. Sodom received its name because of the acts the citizens would perform. Sodomy...homosexual acts. In short, the entire town was full of homosexuals who cared more for their own lusts than they ever cared for God. Sort of like you, Mr. Parker. Again, not a typo. In fact, these acts were such an exceeding abomination of the eyes of God, that He, Himself came to this earth for the sole purpose to destroy it. And destroy it He did. But there is nothing new under the sun, and now we are overrun once again with Godless people forcing their filth down the throats of those of us who wish to remain apart from the life you live. You sir, are nothing more than a bête noire, not only to me and those millions of Christians like me, but to God.
But I digress, let's get back to God's word. Genesis 18:20 says,
20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;(God has heard the cry of those who were molested there.)21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.(God is very fair. He will find out for certain if the acts being committed in Sodom is as great as the cry of those being molested say it is.)
32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
(Ten stands for testimony, law and responsibility. All that had to be found is 10 righteous people and the cities would have been saved.)Only 10. Had God found 10 people in those evil cities, they would not have been destroyed. We know they were destroyed so not even 10 people could be found worthy and free from the sin of homosexuality. Perhaps instead of trying to force your Godless agenda on Christians, you should be counting your blessings that there are enough of us around to save your sorry ass from hail fire and brimstone. Not believing doesn't make it untrue. Now read about the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis chapter 19:
1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
(To sit in the gate means that you were a judge of a place. So Lot was a judge in Sodom. He had a position of authority in this place.)Homosexuality is smoke in God's nose. It is an abomination to Him and to those who love and serve Him. There is a judgment coming where all mankind receives their reward for the life they lived here on earth. Some have already had their reward here on this earth. They hold positions of power and live a very Godless lifestyle. Lest they repent, they have had their reward and there isn't one in the hereafter. Others have their reward waiting for them for an eternity.2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
(Lot knew what would happen to them if they stayed in the streets. The men of the city would attempt to rape them.) 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
(The men of Sodom, all of them, surrounded the house.) 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
(The men are telling Lot to bring the angels out so that they could molest them, or to have a sexual relationship with them.) 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
(Lot knew that the men were not interested in women. They were only interested in other men.) 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
(Now the men are angry with Lot so they are trying to rape him.) 10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
(The angels grabbed Lot and pulled him back inside.) 11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
(The angels made all the men outside blind. Even though they have all just been blinded, they are still trying to find the door. It is a sin for man to lie with his own kind, that is to say homosexual acts. This is not man's opinion, it is God's word. It isn’t about hate. God’s truth is just that. People have free will in this life. They are able to choose their own path. The rewards or consequences will be given to all. By God and by God alone.)12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
(This should make us all wonder how great the cry is to God in today's world.) 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
(Lot's sons in law and married daughters made fun of Lot. They liked where they lived and did not mind the evil that went on.) 15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
(Lot kept hesitating so the angels made them leave. God was merciful to Lot. He was merciful to Lot because of Abraham, who was righteous before the Lord.) 17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
(Lot and his family were told not to look back when they left. To look back is to signify that you miss the place in which you were.) 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
(Lot doesn't have faith that God will take care of him and his family. He likes dwelling in cities where life is easier.) 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
(Lot is talking about Zoar. Remember Lot had chosen Sodom and chose not to leave. We shouldn't look back too many times in our lives. God's patience goes only so far.) 21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
(At least not yet. It won't take much encouragement for Lot to head for the mountain.) 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
(Remember that Zoar was called Bela. Bela means destruction, so Lot chose destruction as a place to live. He never really chose very well. He chose places that seemed prosperous over places that would please God.) 23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
(God will not tolerate perversion.) 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
(Lots wife did not listen to the order to not look back. She looked back in remorse for having to leave and therefore was turned into a pillar of salt. Sodom and Gomorrah was located on the extreme south of the Dead Sea. The vapors from the Dead Sea will encase everything near it in salt.) 27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
(Abraham is the reason God spared Lot.)
I am supposing that you are considering this message "hate speech" but if you label this "hate", then you have effectively labeled Christianity as hate and God as hateful. Simply because the lusts of your own flesh are far more important to you and because there is a message of love that disagrees with you.
I am guessing that the reason you are so concerned with what Christian preachers are teaching is because deep down, somewhere inside of yourself, you know your lifestyle is wrong. It is the same with all liberals. They know deep down they are wrong and that is why they fight so hard against what is right. Conservatives do not waste time or sleep over the fact that an atheist disagrees with them or what message they teach to their own followers. We do not care because we are secure in our faith. It does not matter what you say, because in the end, we are right.
We do care about how you wish to fundamentally transform this free nation. Tell me of another nation where you are free to do and say as you wish without consequence. Only here in America are you free to use the beautiful gift from God called Free Will. You are free to be an ass. You are free to make a mockery of Him. And you are free to live your life in complete sin. But do not expect that there will be no consequence for your choices. There are always consequences and this life is no different. You have been free to do as you choose. Now show some respect and back off the Church. God does not like it when His children are persecuted and make no mistake, Mr. Parker, He IS keeping tabs.