Making Sodomy Great Again
By Julio Severo
Donald Trump has surprised left-wingers and disappointed conservative Christians on May 31, 2019, by officially inaugurating June 2019 as LGBT Pride Month as he said, “My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!”
It is the first time a Republican president has publicly celebrated the LGBT Pride Month, where the 30 days of June are dedicated to celebrate the sexual behavior of homosexuals. If Trump dedicated 30 days of a month to celebrate Christianity, especially Protestantism that founded America, there would be widespread outcries. It would be impossible for him to make such celebration.
In fact, in the 500th year of the Protestant Reformation on October 31, 2017, Trump did no mention of it, even though he is the president of the largest Protestant nation in the world. Instead, he celebrated Halloween and its occultism. Obviously, for him the homosexual behavior and Halloween deserve more celebrations than Christianity.
“As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation,” Trump wrote in support of the LGBTI Pride Month. His comment was not different of comments by Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton, who also used the language of human rights and legal punishment, imprisonment and execution of homosexuals as pretexts for their campaign to make homosexuality legal around the world.
U.S. evangelical leaders are already voicing their concerns. Dr. Michael Brown, a U.S. Jewish Pentecostal author and minister, tweeted:
“I’m deeply disappointed in President Trump celebrating gay pride this month. For the first 2 years he broke the trend, but unfortunately has gone in the wrong direction this time. I urge him to reconsider. @realDonaldTrump.”
Robert A. J. Gagnon, a theology professor and author of the book “The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics,” wrote on his Facebook,
“Terribly misguided tweets by Trump celebrating ‘LGBTQ’ ‘pride.’ He deserves all the criticism he can get from conservatives on this… Trump was never fully reliable to oppose ‘LGBTQ’ incursions. Democrats were always fully ‘reliable’ to support every ‘LGBTQ’ tyranny. Trump must be made to know that supporting the ‘LGBTQ’ agenda will gain him few votes and cost him many.”
Activist Mommy Elizabeth Johnston tweeted,
“Mr. President, w/ all due respect, celebrating sexual deviancy is very unbecoming of the leader of the free world. Furthermore, LGBT community is brazenly anti-free speech (if you disagree w/ them) & anti-religious liberty (if you’re a Christian).”
Rev. Michael S. Heath said,
“I was Trump’s earliest supporter for President. I don’t support him for re-election. The danger of sodomy approval is way beyond politics. If he doesn’t relent in his crusading for homosexuality then he will not be re-elected.”
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for the Truth about Homosexuality, tweeted,
“Was this tweet was written by @RichardGrenell, Trump’s openly homosexual & avowed ‘gay Christian’ Amb. to Germany? Why should we celebrate behavior that is clearly called sin by the Bible (Trump’s favorite book)? Moreover no ‘Shining City on the Hill’ promotes sodomy to the world.”
“Shining City on the Hill” is an expression that conservative President Ronald Reagan used, based on Jesus’s words: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14 ESV) Reagan used it to mean that the U.S. has as its mission to be a “Shining City on the Hill.” But with Obama and now Trump, America is, as far as homosexual sin is concerned, a “Sinning City on the Hill.”
LaBarbera also said,
“Dear @Franklin_Graham, I hope you speak out against this tweet by @realDonaldTrump promoting (homo)sexual immorality and gender rebellion to the world. No president should defy Biblical Truth. Note: I’m generally a strong supporter of President Trump and I’m NOT a Never Trumper.”
Graham is an outspoken critic of the homosexual agenda and an outspoken supporter of pro-family values. He has criticized Hollywood and Democrats for supporting the gay agenda. And when Obama, his administration and the U.S. mainstream media were attacking Russian President Vladimir Putin because of the Russian law banning homosexual propaganda to children and adolescents, Graham wrote the cover story in the Decision magazine, published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, touting the courage of the Russian president to confront the powerful Gay New World Order.
Yet, in regard to Trump, Graham is in a very delicate situation, because Trump has been very nice to his family, including by attending the funeral of his father and praising him. This was one of the nicest things a U.S. president ever did to an evangelist. Graham is also his personal adviser. Probably, he spoke or tried to speak to Trump about all of this. While Trump was tweeting his celebration of the LGBTI Pride Month, Graham tweeted, “I want to remind everyone of the importance of praying for @POTUS @realDonaldTrump…”
If a president had been nice to my family, I would also have a very hard time to confront him openly about his outright homosexual propaganda, even though this was my spiritual duty as a Christian.
It was very easy to leave the comfort zone to confront left-wing Obama over his homosexual propaganda. But it has been very hard, a big challenge, for many conservative evangelicals to leave their comfort zone of political interests to confront right-wing Trump over his homosexual propaganda.
After tweeting his celebration of LGBTI Pride Month, Trump retweeted some messages of Franklin Graham. He knows that Graham has authority and influence to sway evangelicals. And his subtle message is that he does not want Graham influencing evangelicals against his campaign to make homosexuality legal around the world.
For the sake of keeping the communication channels open, Graham should not criticize Trump openly, but let others do it. And Christians should pray for Trump and Graham so that he may use wisely his communication channels to Trump to speak privately what Trump needs to know.
Trump chose U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell in February to lead his international campaign to make homosexuality legal around the world. Grenell, who is married to another homosexual, is the Trump administration’s most high-profile homosexual appointee.
Reached by DailyMail in Berlin, Grenell said “President Trump has never wavered in his support for decriminalizing homosexuality.” Grenell, an open homosexual, told Fox News last month that Vice President Mike Pence is on board with the campaign. Has Pence, again, put politics above conservative and Christian values?
Last February, when Grenell launched his campaign, I denounced it in my article “Trump Administration Seeks Legalization of Homosexuality Around the World While Children and Other Victims of Homosexuality Are Forgotten”. The largest U.S. gay magazine The Advocate reported then that Scott Lively, Family Research Council (FRC) and Julio Severo were prominent evangelical voices opposing such campaign. You can read it in my article “Largest U.S. Gay Magazine Furious Over Evangelical Protest Against U.S. Government Effort to Decriminalize Homosexuality Around the World”.
Yet, while I correctly interpreted that this was a campaign by the Trump administration, FRC had a different interpretation. In its piece titled “Human Rights Are Human Rights,” FRC said that “Grenell wrote in an opinion piece in the German newspaper Bild that ‘government officials must…demand that U.N. members decriminalize homosexuality,’” but assuring that “There’s just one problem — besides the ambassador, it doesn’t seem that President Trump — or anyone else in the administration — authorized this ‘campaign.’”
For FRC, Trump was innocent of such campaign, which was a betrayal of Trump’s evangelical supporters. FRC just did not believe that Trump would support Grenell’s campaign. I published in the United States two articles showing that FRC was wrong and that they needed a stronger stance regarding gay issues in the Trump administration. FRC reacted by successfully requesting the removal of these two articles from a prominent U.S. website, but a copy of these articles is also available in my personal blog here:
Family Research Council: Serving Conservatism or Serving the Republican Party?
Who Is Bothered that I Asked More Conservative Energy from the Family Research Council against the Gay Agenda? Right Wing Watch, of the left-wing group People for the American Way!
In spite of FRC’s efforts to deny, the Trump administration was already advancing the homosexual agenda and Trump was only waiting the right time for him to come out on its defense. Meanwhile, he was using departments in his administration to defend the gay agenda on his behalf.
In 2017, the State Department, under Rex Tillerson, celebrated June as LGBTI Pride Month, but those who did not want to see Trump involved in this did not see his voice speaking through Tillerson. A whole month where U.S. government officials celebrated homosexuality in the U.S. and its embassies around the world! How could Trump’s conservative evangelical supporters think that he had no hand on all of this?
In 2018, the State Department, under “evangelical” Mike Pompeo, again celebrated June as LGBTI Pride Month, but those who did not want to see Trump involved in this again did not see his voice speaking through Pompeo. A whole month where U.S. government officials celebrated homosexuality in the U.S. and its embassies around the world! How could Trump’s conservative evangelical supporters think that he had no hand on all of this?
Other prominent figures in the Trump administration, especially U.S. Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley, voiced support for the LGBTI Pride Month, but those who did not want to see Trump involved in this did not see his voice speaking through Haley.
The signs were clear, but they were not seen by those who did not want to see.
As to FRC, even having contact with high-profile Republicans and having privileged information, it misrepresented Trump to its evangelical audiences, as if his voice through his own State Secretaries, U.S. Ambassador to the UN and others were not his strategic voices, as if his homosexual campaign were not a homosexual campaign.
What may have left evangelical supporters of Trump in doubt regarding this clear voice is that sometimes Trump made compromises to them, for example, the ban on transsexuals in the military. But this is a minor compromise in contrast with bigger compromises to homosexualists. For example, Trump kept in his administration the post of the U.S. global homosexual envoy created by Obama.
Trump kept many other homosexual posts created by Obama in the federal government, but his evangelical supporters did not take them seriously because of his minor compromise to them. I call it “cake strategy,” where Trump, to make everybody happy, gave slices of a cake to everybody. Increasingly minor slices (or concessions) to evangelicals and increasingly major slices (or concessions) to homosexualists.
The difference is that while conservatives are satisfied with one or two slices, left-wingers complain all the time. Regardless how many slices he gives to them, they are never satisfied, because they always want the whole cake.
Last year, Trump appointed a conservative judge to make conservatives happy and he appointed a homosexual judge to make homosexualists happy. I criticized Trump’s compromise here: “Trump and His Judges, One for Conservatives and One for Gay Activists”. Not surprisingly, the left criticized me for not accepting Trump’s gay judge.
Trump may be worried, because immediately after he tweeted his tragic celebration of the LGBT Pride Month, he began to retweet evangelical messages, especially from Franklin Graham. Even so, the evangelical pressure on him should continue.
If most Trump supporters were homossexualists or left-wingers, I could understand his stance of give in to their whims. But this is not so.
Evangelicals are the main political base of Trump, and he is using this base to legalize homosexuality around the world, in an effort calculated to backfire — against evangelicals, because the gay agenda is against Christianity.
There are also other compromises in the Republican Party. The largest “conservative” conference in the U.S. — the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — has been harboring homosexualists while outrightly rejecting conservative evangelicals opposed to the homosexual agenda.
So as homosexualists advance in the Republican Party and conservative conferences, evangelicals and other conservatives will be more and more antagonized.
Conservatives should not be deceived by Trump’s campaign to make homosexuality legal. The standard, classical way used by left-wingers to begin a campaign to legalize homosexuality is to address human rights and to protect homosexuals from violence. The final result is always the same: Bigger and bigger homosexual privileges resulting in bigger and bigger persecution of Christians.
Even if the push of the Trump administration addressed only violence against homosexuals, why prioritize individuals known for their bad sexual choices?
When I think about violence and homosexuality, the first thought coming to my mind is not individuals suffering violence for their sexual lifestyle. The first thinking is children suffering homosexual violence — physical and psychological. There is a massive effort to cover up the suffering of children in the hands of homosexual predators.
The Catholic Church is a living evidence of the gravity of homosexual violence against children. Young men with hidden homosexual problems enter Catholic seminaries, and even though they are never delivered from their homosexual demons and vices, they become priests and bishops. The natural consequence is that their homosexuality eventually produces sexual violence against children.
If you cannot hinder even a Christian setting where there is homosexuality from committing sexual violence against children, how does the U.S. government expect to protect a homosexual culture known for making children especially vulnerable to sexual abuse?
I have no doubt that George Washington, the first U.S. president known for discharging dishonorably a soldier because of his homosexual behavior, would never accept the U.S. government celebrating a “LGBTI Pride Month.” Instead, he would launch a “Month of Protection of Children Against Homosexual Propaganda and Violence.” He would also launch a push to encourage nations to protect children and teens from homosexual propaganda and its psychological and physical violence.
Putin’s Russia has given a very good example by enacting in 2013 a law banning homosexual propaganda to children. The Obama administration, which was busy celebrating homosexuality in its State Department and engaged in efforts to decriminalize homosexuality around the world, growled at the Russian law and used the Ukrainian issue as a pretext to impose sanctions on Russia.
With Trump, my expectation was that he would use the U.S. government to do much more than Russia against the powerful homosexual agenda and its predatory threat to children. Yet, in many ways and year after year Trump, his administration and his State Department are doing more and more to imitate Obama and his obsession to celebrate homosexuality.
Obama never was worried about children and their protection against the predatory threat of homosexual propaganda. Trump never showed any such worry too. No “Month of Protection of Children Against Homosexual Propaganda and Violence.”
All of them are interested in protecting a predatory sexual behavior that brought God’s judgment to Sodom as an example of societies that would choose homosexuality as their official lifestyle. The U.S., under Obama and Trump, are not only celebrating and protecting this perverted lifestyle, but the Obama administration worked and the Trump administration has been working to spread the celebration and protection of this lifestyle that even today is bringing big curses to the Catholic Church and eventually bring bigger curses and destruction to societies that insist on embracing what God has always condemned.
God has said,
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22 ESV)
“What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them is an example for us of the punishment of eternal fire. The people of these cities suffered the same fate that God’s people and the angels did, because they committed sexual sins and engaged in homosexual activities.” (Jude 1:7 GWV)
In an age where 100,000 Christians are slaughtered for their faith a year, it makes no sense to focus on homosexuality. In fact, in the first 6 months of 2018 the Trump administration admitted to the U.S. just 21 Christian refugees. This was a blatant betrayal of Trump’s promises in 2016 that he would be a protector of persecuted Christians. And now does he want to be a protector of homosexuality when there are thousands and thousands of victims of homosexuality, including in the Catholic Church?
Why treat homosexuality as a characteristic of victimhood when is proven that homosexuality is a characteristic of violence, including sexual, especially against boys?
America was called to be a “Shining City on the Hill,” not a “Sinning City on the Hill” to please the globalists of the Gay New World Order.
Trump was elected by evangelicals to Make America Great Again, not to Make Sodom Great Again. People who read the Bible know the story and end of Sodom, whose homosexual practices received the name of “sodomy.” Does Trump want America to experience the same fate of Sodom?
Sodom made sodomy great, and paid a high price. Why would America want to make sodomy great again?
What is the point of making America great for America to lead the world in the celebration of homosexuality, just as Trump is doing in June 2019?
I agree with Franklin Graham that Americans should pray for Trump.
Evangelicals who elected Trump should pray for him to stop imitating Obama. And they should ask him to oust homosexual activist Richard Grenell from his administration and appoint evangelicals who may be able to celebrate a “Month of Protection of Children Against Homosexual Propaganda and Violence” in the State Department and launch an international push with such excellent purpose.
Conservatives and evangelicals, in the U.S. and around the world, expect no less than this from America.