Sodomy Is a Crime
News, April 11, 2001
By Jim Rudd
After confronting people out on the street with what the Word of God says
and then reading what is happening in the news, I have to ask the question,
"Why are the pro-family groups having such a hard time discussing the
crime of sodomy?" What has become evident to me is the fact that most of
these groups do not publicly address sodomy as a crime and then demand that
our civil authorities arrest, prosecute, and punish the sodomites.
Christians need to understand that this is the same mistake that the
pro-life groups made years ago by not addressing the criminal activity of
murder by abortion. In the 60s and 70s when criminals began to
proclaim a right to commit murder (abortion right), pro-life groups
capitulated to the false notion that a "right" to murder innocent
people by abortion, in fact, existed, which led them to erroneously conclude
that a particular method of murdering people could then be regulated
legislatively (abortion regulations). Many Christians who bought into that
tragic mind-set now find themselves entangled in endless debate over medical
procedures, licensing regulations, etc., while criminals are allowed to murder
children with impunity.
We see exactly the same thing happening with the false claim of gay rights.
Many pro-family groups are capitulating to the false notion that "gay
rights," in fact, exist and therefore, are not maintaining their focus on
addressing the truth that sodomy is a crime.
Consequently, these groups are now finding themselves in protracted,
defensive strategies while criminals are allowed to sodomize each other and
members of society with impunity.
When ministering to these people, one of the first things we let them know
is that there is no such thing as a right to commit sodomy.
Sodomy is a crime, and for Christians to publicly refer to this criminal
activity as "gay" or as a "life style" is an anti-Biblical
presupposition that suggests to the public, and to our civil officials, that
the laws against sodomy can be ignored. To ignore what God says is to mock
God, and for Christians to suggest that it is permissible for civil officials
to ignore the Commandments of God is iniquity anomia Greek for
lawlessness (Matt. 7:23).
The legitimate American English word to describe these people is sodomite.
The term sodomite describes the nature of their crime and the sin they must
repent from. Just like adulterer, rapist, and murderer are all proper terms
for people who commit these crimes, each also describes their sin. Sodomite is
the correct term for people who commit the crime of sodomy not homosexual
Noah Websters American Dictionary of the English Language defines a
sodomite as "one guilty of sodomy." Blacks Law Dictionary defines
a sodomite as "one who has been guilty of sodomy." The final
authority on the subject the Word of God defines both the sinful and
criminal acts and pronounces the method of punishment to be carried out (Lev.
20:13) by the civil officials "...upon him that doeth evil" (Rom.
Sodomy is not a light or transient crime. It is an abomination (Lev.
18:22). It is the culmination of mans apostasy and hostility toward God and
His Church (Rom. 1:18-32). For lawmakers and judges to approve of sodomy
brings eternal damnation upon themselves (Rom. 13:2) and Gods righteous
judgment of death on the society as a whole (Gen. 19:24, II Pet. 2:6).
Therefore, such lawmakers and judges are not only anti-Christian by
approving of sodomy, they make the civil government a vile cesspool from which
the abominations vomit out across the land. By displaying such a contempt for
the administration of Justice, such civil officials are not only the source of
the defilement (Lev.18:24-25), they are the criminals (Rom.1:32), and a
hostile enemy authorizing the destruction of the society in which we live
Not only should Christian men fight for the safety of their families by
demanding that these civil officials repent, or resign from office
immediately, Christians should be demanding the strongest laws and punishments
against sodomy be put into effect so as to cleanse the pestilence from our
society. (Lev. 20:13)
Sodomy is an "abomination" (Lev.18:22), and those who engage in
sodomy are so vile that their very presence defiles the land (Lev. 18:22,25).
Through the administration of Justice, God gives the civil officials the
authority to prevent society, the land, from being defiled. The civil
officials swing the sword to "...execute wrath upon him that doeth
evil" (Rom. 13:4) and in this case sodomites "...shall
surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them" (Lev. 20:13).
Notice where it says "...their blood shall be upon them"? By the
administration of Justice the sodomites defilement is prevented from
defiling society as a whole. (Lev. 18:24) The administration of Justice always
protects the innocent people in society. And there is not a single text in all
the New Testament to suggest that this penalty has been altered or removed, in
fact, Romans 1:32 confirms it.
It should also be noted that because of the pro-active, intrinsic nature of
Gods judgments upon any society defiled by these abominations (Lev.
18:25-30), it is impossible for Christians to passively coexist in such a vile
society. Our demand that the civil officials administer Justice is based upon
the concern for and protection of innocent people, and what iniquities will
come upon us all should Justice not be upheld.
Washington, D.C., Director
Christian Street Preachers Alliance
Please, please, please try enforcing laws prohibiting consensual sex
between adults in private. It makes for great cases to repeal the laws and
builds public awareness of the laws which are nearly universally reviled, once
people learn what they are.
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