No Gay Diplomats: U.S. and British Promotion of LGBT Rights Abroad Sparks Backlash

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  1. Minnesota where i live began its first gay civil “marriage” ceremonies thursday. It was signed into law in May and we had the worst Spring weather in 30 years. I expect storms and judgement in the next few months like New York/New Jersey got hit.

  2. Danielle says:

    Thanks to everyone who posts on this blog … I believe many more read the comments than we could ever know. Looking forward to a day coming soon when I will meet all of you who are in Christ! Be blessed & keep looking up! ~ SHALOM

  3. Irene C says:

    I’ve been feeling down and discouraged lately, praying for peace from our Lord. Then I read these articles, and although to many it may seem bad, I see the soon coming of our Lord for His Church, His Bride. I pray for my unsaved loved ones and friends as I witness to them, but I sometimes feel selfish since I’m ready to go Home – now. We who are watchmen (women) are watching and warning. We know that time is short. Thank you Brother John and my brothers and sisters for your posts. I feel your love and encouragement. Maranatha.

  4. I taught in NC public schools 34 years, sponsored a Bible club in two high schools, and for about 18 years led a before-school Christian devotions each day. At times it was difficult to have enough students even to carry on the club. At times participation in the daily devotions was so poor that I eventually decided that I might be the problem. Thus, I tried to get some other teacher (ministers, Sunday school teachers, youth leaders, churchgoers on the faculty) to take the club and morning worship. No one would. Then God spoke to me saying that Madeline O’Hare DID NOT have prayer and Bible reading taken out of the schools but that His people had done so as He reminded me of Jeremiah 5:31 “and My people love to have it so.” Like it or not, believe it or not, God’s people are responsible for Bible reading and prayer being removed from the public schools of America.

  5. Jenny says:

    JDD…
    I played the angel Gabriel in our Christmas program as a child. I stood on the stage and announced the birth of Christ and quoted Isaiah. Did I mention it was a public school? The year was 1980. My how we have fallen.
    Irene…we feel it too. I am praying for your encouragement today. Hold on!
    Tim, I feel your pain. We are outside of DC. *sigh*
    Shalom, Danielle!!
    Bro John, you are covered today!

    A few days ago, we “harvested”our garden goodies. When we pulled out our potatoes, there was nothing there but a root! It was so painful bc of the incredible time and attention we paid them for months. BUT…not producing earthly fruit was more beneficial bc The Lord showed us that is what He sees today. Many are claiming His Name and when you look for fruit, there is nothing there! The earth will testify! There will be no excuse! DON’T BE OUTDONE BY A ROCK!

  6. dan .w says:

    Yes,I believe ‘it’ happened on our watch.What is ‘it’ ? The removal of righteousness,and replacing ‘it’ with all forms of evil.While I believe the ballot box nor politicians are the final answer,we have retreated from being salt and light in a culture that desperately needs just that.I know there are faithful Christians following the Holy Spirit’s leading in many areas of life…but for the most part,even more lack Spiritual discernment,and therefore ignore or don’t heed the ‘calling’..They hear the world’s song over Christ’s commands to reach the uttermost with the Gospel.’It’ is so simple…The Lord dosn’t expect us to carry the world on our back,but if we each just do something…we may not have fallen so far so fast.Can we reclaim a lost culture?..maybe not,but..we can be faithful witnesses of what He [Jesus] has done in our lives..thereby shedding much needed light in a dark world.Most people love to hear stories.How about we tell them a true one…how Christ called us out of darkness,and into His marvelous light.God bless each and every one of you who seek to be pleasing in the Fathers sight,and to the rest of you…this is not a game…Christianity is not a spectator sport…Get in ‘it’ to win ‘it’. Dan.w

  7. Jenny says:

    John,
    What is it with this whole embassy thing that has me unsettled? Local military basis have not increased security. Is it legit? I’m wondering if it another diversion from the real issues. Any ideas?

  8. Brian says:

    [This is in reply to comment #4 by Jacqueline]

    What a terrific insight. Thanks so much for sharing this. This is one reason I love visiting this blog. I consistently learn new things.

  9. Cynthia says:

    Brother John would love to hear your thoughts on the latest Al Qaeda threat and the closing of off of the embassies around the world. CNN reported that something BIG may be in the works. I am torn about it because of my total lack of trust with this administration and the recent NSA spying revelations, not sure if this threat is real OR an attempt to get people back on board with NSA spying by instilling fear.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Who knows any more what is real and what is a red flag!
      The federal government is loaded with lies who cannot be trusted.
      All we can do is wait and see what happens.

  10. Cynthia says:

    After I posted above, I went to Canada Free Press and just read this article. Are we possibly on the “brink” as Brother John has been warning? I don’t know what to think at this moment:

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/56999

  11. Jenny says:

    Bare with me here….if God uses the physical to demonstrate the spiritual, our President closing the Embassies has a tremendous meaning for us. We are ambassadors on earth for His Kingdom. Is He telling us something by shutting the doors to the embassies? Is our ministry coming to a close as well?

  12. J Collins says:

    Thank you, John, for standing for truth and providing this information for us. I check your website at least once a day to find out what’s going on and appreciate the responders’ comments very much. I feel encouraged that we are all His children and are in this together. It is obvious persecution is coming, but our God will never leave us nor forsake us, and we need to encourage each other–even more now with the temperature of things heating up in the world. Thank you again, John, for your courage to stand boldly. God bless you.

  13. Irene C says:

    @Cynthia – thank you for that article. Fascinating information. Things are definitely not what they appear to be.

    @dan.w – once again, thank you for your encouraging words.

    Maranatha

  14. Phillis H says:

    Just an FYI on the first article about the decoded message. I’m always saddened by the secular people who just do not want the Bible to be true. Like the ones who said that the script on the pottery piece had to be Canaanite because the Hebrew language didn’t exist until 600 A.D. The persistent idea that the Israelites were nothing more than ignorant wandering shepherds with an imaginary God is carried forward even today. The Bible itself confirms that the Hebrew people were reading and writing long before that. For example in Judges 5:14 it states “Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and OUT OF ZEBULUN THEY THAT HANDLE THE PEN OF THE WRITER.” This was taken from the Song of Deborah and Barak written after the defeat of Sisera and the deliverance of Israel. This was long before David was born. I was a little disappointed too in the commentary in my KJV that said almost the same thing when they alluded the writing of the book of Judges to either Samuel or one of his disciples. The Book of Judges says right there that the writers from the tribe of Zebulun wrote about the battle and what took place not only with Deborah, Barak and Jael but since it seems that the whole tribe was literate and could write that it stands to reason that the whole book was probably written by a member or members of that tribe. It is too bad that many people “read” the Bible but many do not read it closely enough. BTW – I enjoy this website immensely and the Christian fellowship is great! Thanks and God bless!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      This was a great post with real good information.
      I love when people post like this that adds to what I posted on the blog.
      Thanks

  15. Pamela says:

    Regarding the closing of our Embassies… I’m sure there is some clandestine reason unknown to the general public BUT I think God is really showing this maneuver as a symbol of the rejection of our homosexual Ambassadors and propogation of LBGT agenda.

    Foreign countries reject US Ambassadors… God agrees. Closes Embassies
    Our Lord makes use of everything! Ha ha!

    ps to Jenny… I’m outside of DC too.

  16. Norman Page says:

    The fellow travellers in ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ had good discourse along the way, and wonderfully edified each other thereby. I guess its like that here on this blog!

    In the right spirit (i.e.in a right relationship to Christ our Saviour), discourse by its very nature brings out different aspects of a truth to produce a rounder ‘whole’. Concerning our lamentations over the failings of the churches, yes – there have been many woeful failings – the biggest of them, the acceptance of false doctrines and false spirits, as typified in Laodicea. After years of unquestioning commitment to one such church, I was led to come out because of these things. Until that time, I didn’t know what it was to ‘prove all things’, and to ‘hold fast that which is good’, as per those wonderfully concise instructions in 1 Thess 5 – so appropriate for us today. Since then, the Lord has brought me among a precious, scattered flock – some still in churches, as true Biblical witnesses, some not. It’s very clear to me that these exiles are the Church to whom I belong.
    So I believe we shouldn’t beat ourselves up over the failings of the churches. There had to be a sifting, and it was of the Lord. If you’re still in His hand, as part of a precious remnant, simply rejoice in His grace. Despite all our own frailties, it wasn’t our fault that this had to happen. Jacob had many shortcomings, but God’s faithfulness was sufficient for him till the very end. How I love that man, and worship the same faithful and merciful God! (Gen 47:8-10; Rom 9:13).
    But a time came when the Lord gave His people over to their hardness of heart, and turned to ‘strangers’ (Acts 28:23ff). Now, in His wisdom and fore-knowledge, these same Gentiles are being handed over, as dear Jacob’s posterity were. What an awesome sign, as to what is about to follow! “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh [Messiah] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be” (Gen 49:10). Let us stay close and rejoice in the God of Jacob, and the Lamb who was slain, but is also the Lion of Judah! The Spirit will help us to continue to be faithful, and to watch and pray until we are taken hence.
    “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen” (Rom 11:36).

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I read you post very carefully, and it was interesting and thoughtful.
      What you are missing is that “handing over” means untold numbers of deaths and awesome destruction just like what happened to ancient Israel.
      This is my opinion, but you do not seem to understand God’s heart in this.
      He does not want it to happen just like He did not want to destroy ancient Israel.
      I really suggest that you turn to the Lord and intercede and ask for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, rather than just be passive that it is coming.
      I see this thinking very common amongst believers and thus robbing them of power.

      Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

  17. Norman Page says:

    John – I believe the thinking you refer to, common amongst believers, is probably the so-called ‘Calvinist’ mind-set, and the echoes of so much controversy in the past, between the likes of Wesley and Whitefield. As far as any man can say, I believe I do understand God’s heart in this – circumstances are such that it’s with me close-by every day of my life.
    The point I’m addressing is that many believers are discouraged because they feel they’ve failed through not praying enough, or not doing enough, etc. And when we look around us, is it any wonder? No doubt there are many more who need exhorting, to wake them up! My ministry, locally, is to encourage the discouraged. I believe there’s a crossing-place in all our lives where we have to accept Jesus’ words that ‘Without me, ye can do nothing’. But if we’re faithful, this becomes a starting point to doing much, especially in prayer.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Good reply but remember it is prayer and action.
      I always link the two together because they go together.
      Prayer is the foundation of everything we do, but we must go in the name of Jesus.
      The entire of Hebrews 11 is about action in the name of the Lord.
      God bless you.

  18. Jenny says:

    Here’s another take on the embassy closing…
    http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2013/08/04/terror-alert-sign-of-resurgent-al-qaeda/

    Pamela…interesting thought on LGBT.
    Norman, you communicate very eloquently.
    I’m an exile!! An exile clinging to the Blood!

  19. Norman Page says:

    PS John – I hope that it’s you who is right, brother: I’d much rather be found wanting in intercession and power, than that we’d come to the end of the road. Essential, too, that having done all, we all know how to ‘withstand in the evil day’, and to be ‘strong in the Lord and the power of his might.’ Interesting that the supplication spoken of there in Ephesians 6 is ‘for all saints’, and for Paul himself to be given utterance, that he might open his mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel. I guess this is the power you refer to, and no doubt we all need to seek the Lord to this end, as I sense you are doing in your solemn assemblies. Meanwhile, Romans 9:27 does say that its a short work the Lord will do upon the earth, and that he will cut it short in righteousness: “And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha” (v. 29). A sobering context, indeed!

  20. dan .w says:

    My earlier comment about Mr.Teflon,was not to belittle the person who ‘occupies’ the ‘big chair’ in washington,but to state a hard cold fact.Sometimes I use humor,but nothing about the ‘usurper’ is funny.I really do believe he is a perfect reflection of the heart of an unregenerate populace…and it really is a heart break of great magnitude.It shows how far down the road we are…on the upside…the Lord is even nearer than when we first believed…so believers,take heart.God bless all of you…Dan.w

  21. Cynthia says:

    Obama ‘Leaking Info on Israeli Strikes in Syria’

    Leaks reflect “resentment” toward Israel within the U.S. intelligence community, reports World Tribune:

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/170547#.Uf_D_OnD-Un