John R. Houk
© August 24, 2015
Tell me, does anyone recognize any of these moral condemnations found in Leviticus 18 that is considerable acceptable and not heinous in today’s American society?
6 ‘None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I am the Lord.
19 ‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her customary impurity. 20 Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21 And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. 23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. (Leviticus 18: 6, 19-23 NKJV)
Verse six addresses incest. The verses from six to eighteen specifically addresses the various incestuous relationships that God Almighty condemns as breaking His divine moral standards for living for God rather than against God.
Verse nineteen addresses having sex (with your own wife – duh) with a woman while on her period is not approved by God.
Verse twenty addresses having sex with a woman married to someone else; i.e. adultery. Yeah I know, this Scripture doesn’t address a woman sleeping with another woman’s husband. But again – duh – do the math.
Verse twenty-one addresses taking your babies and sacrificing them alive (as in burning them to death in homage to the fake-god or perhaps demon entity, Molech. ALSO in the same verse – as in the same breath – DO NOT profane the NAME of GOD.
Verse twenty-two addresses male homosexuality and again – duh – by doing the math and utilizing other Scriptures in the Word of God (viz. Romans), female homosexuality or lesbianism is also an abomination.
Verse twenty-three says for males or females having sex with animals is perversion.
Acceptance of Incest in American Society
Incest is criminalized in 48 out of 50 States. The fact that two states does not criminalize consensual adult incest of whatever nature is a disturbing example of how something defined as immoral in the eyes of God is slowly normalized in a society that sheds the moral authority of God’s standard. Without rhetoric but simply an examination of State laws and incest, here is an excerpt pertaining to the legal issue in the USA:
The crime of incest is committed when people who are related to one another engage in sexual activity, get married, or live together as man and wife. … In the United States, child sexual abuse is always a crime, and incest between adults is a crime in all but a few states.
How is Incest Defined?
Incest is defined differently in different states. In some states, incest is limited to sexual activity. In other states, people can commit the crime of incest by engaging in sexual activity, marrying, or living together romantically.
Generally, in the U.S., incest laws ban intimate relations between children and parents, brothers and sisters, and grandchildren and grandparents. Some states also ban relations between aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Laws vary as to half- and step-relatives and adopted relatives. Second and third cousins are generally free to marry and first cousins are free to be together in most states.
Some state’s incest laws are limited to heterosexual sexual relationships. For example, in Georgia, incest is defined as sexual intercourse between fathers and daughters and mothers and sons, including step-children; siblings and half-siblings; grandparents and grandchildren; aunts and nephews; and uncles and nieces. In North Dakota, incest includes not only sexual activity, but also marriage or cohabitation between first cousins, as well as people who are more closely related than first cousins, whether whole or half-relatives.
Is Incest Between Adults a Crime?
Almost all states criminalize incest between adult relatives. Some legal scholars have argued that incest laws as applied to adults should be rethought. Rhode Island repealed its criminal (adult) incest statute in 1989, and New Jersey law imposes no criminal penalties for incest where both parties are adults …
Incest between adults is a felony, punishable by five years’ to life imprisonment, depending on state law. Incest against children is punished just as severely, if not more so, as other cases of child sexual abuse, usually by lengthy prison terms or life in prison. … (Incest Laws and Criminal Charges; By Ave Mince-Didier; Criminal Defense Lawyer – published by NOLO)
Adultery in USA
Adultery used to be so morally outrageous that it was a criminal offense. Not so today. The worst consequence for adultery today are the monetary damages are translated for the cheater – in courts the loser is usually the husband but not always these days. The largest consequence is if there are minor children involved – children lose no matter who the cheater is.
… As Eleanor Barkhorn reported last week, a survey of 1,535 American adults found that 91 percent considered extramarital infidelity to be morally wrong …
While this same poll showed growing acceptance of divorce, pre-marital sex, and having babies out of wedlock, the 91 percent disapproval rate for cheating is nearly twice what it was 40 years ago, when similar surveys showed that only half of American adults believed that having an affair was always wrong. As political scientist John Sides notes in a recent detailed analysis of changing attitudes towards adultery, “Americans, and especially better educated Americans, have become less accepting of adultery with the passage of time.” Pointing out the simultaneously growing acceptance for ending an unhappy union, Sides summarizes what he sees as our contemporary attitude: “If you’re in an unhappy marriage, don’t cheat. Just get divorced.” (How Marital Infidelity Became America’s Last Sexual Taboo; By HUGO SCHWYZER; The Atlantic; 5/29/13)
The USA Today ran an article in 2014 that implied it was shocking that twenty-one States still had criminal laws associated with adultery. It is this kind of media attitude that directs Americans away from Godly morals and to whatever is morally relative in the norm of Secular Humanism.
The New York Times ran an article in 2012 on adultery based on the high profile case of David Petraeus getting caught in an adulterous honey jar with mistress Paula Broadwell. The article goes on to the shocking fact that adultery is still on the criminal codes of States and U.S. Territories to the tune of twenty-four. Then uses the term American Exceptionalism in a negative connotation rather than positive:
This is yet another example of American exceptionalism: in nearly the entire rest of the industrialized world, adultery is not covered by the criminal code. (Adultery, an Ancient Crime That Remains on Many Books; By ETHAN BRONNER; NYT; 11/14/12)
“you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech”
Among Judaic theologians there seems to be some disagreement about whether or not the Children of Israel burnt their babies to death or simply ritualized a symbolic gesture of passing babies quickly through fire in dedication to a deity other than God almighty. Most theological scholars of both Judaism and Christianity agree that some kind of sacrificial death was enacted on babies regardless of burning to death or merely murdering the tike in the name of a foreign god. The Judaic view can be read at the Jewish Virtual Library or the Jewish Encyclopedia.
Here is an excerpt that is easy to read and represents a Christian perspective:
Molech was an ancient god worshiped by the people neighboring Israel during Old Testament times. While much about Molech’s nature and origin are uncertain, the Bible mentions Molech on eight occasions, providing some context regarding the problems associated with this ancient god.
The first mention of Molech is in Leviticus 18:21 in which the Lord commanded, “You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.” The worship of Molech clearly involved ritual child sacrifice, something God’s people were not to practice. This act was punishable by death according to Leviticus 20:2 which states, “Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death.”
Further, child sacrifice to Molech was considered profanity against God’s holy name. Leviticus 20:3 says, “I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name.” Not only were those who sacrificed their children to be stoned to death, those who ignored such a sacrifice would be abandoned by God (Leviticus 20:5).
The final mention of Molech in the Old Testament is found in God’s words to Jeremiah. “They set up their abominations in the house that is called by my name, to defile it. They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin” (Jeremiah 32:34-35).
Molech represents the most repulsive of acts in God’s sight, the ritual sacrifice of children to a pagan god, which was condemned in the strongest way by the Lord, including punishment by death. (Who was the Canaanite god Molech? From CompellingTruth.org; Copyright © 2011 – 2015 Got Questions Ministries, All Rights Reserved. Molech)
My take is baby-killing in the name of another faith or ideology that is contrary to God’s moral standard profanes God Almighty’s very name. It is my humble this addresses the abortion issue of killing unborn human beings in the name of defining a woman’s choice over their body is more important than a living person’s life dependent on a woman’s body for nutrition until a viable birth emerges.
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.”
Now we come to the crux of my moral outrage to societal acceptance of ungodly practices. I began this examination of the abandonment of God’s standards for morality by American society by reading a WordPress.com blog entry vocal support for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) agenda of brain washing the world to accept the homosexual lifestyle as a loving normal path for humanity. I should point out that God himself calls homosexuality an abomination. Leftist multiculturalists, Secular Humanists and Homosexual Activist have gone to great lengths to discredit either God as irrelevant or that we Biblical Christians are not getting the Biblical Scriptures a correct interpretation. Either way – to use a British term – it’s all bollix.
Here is the WordPress.com post I found very disheartening:
A collaborative effort between Accelerate with Google and Automattic, the Accelerate.LGBT conference series is designed to help diverse businesses and nonprofits optimize their web presence, empowering professionals through focused workshops and hands-on, one-on-one support from Automattic and Google employees. We held our first event in San Francisco this past April, which was a great success.
We’re excited to announce the next free Accelerate.LGBT event on September 17, 2015, in Dublin, Ireland. Here’s a sneak peek of the sessions for this afternoon event:
· Get found on Google Search and Maps
· Optimize your website for business
· Engage a younger audience with your brand
· Find the best talent for your organization — inside Google’s hiring secrets
· Unlock your organization’s online potential
If you live in Dublin or plan to be in the area at this time, make sure to join us, follow us, and interact with us (#AccelerateLGBT)!
If you’d like to attend, please register for the September 17 event.
If you’d like Accelerate.LGBT to visit your area, tweet us! We’re also taking a poll to help us decide where to host our next event. [Blog Editor: At this point a poll vote is provided. I am not participating on my blog.]
We’re proud to partner with Google to offer this Accelerate.LGBT series to help businesses and nonprofits get the most out of the tools available on the web. We hope to see you in September! (Next Stop for Accelerate.LGBT: Dublin, Ireland; By Anne McCarthy; en.blog.wordpress.com; 8/21/15 3:00 PM)
At the end of a bunch of Accelerate.LGBT photos there is a subscription reminder to me:
“You are following this blog
You are following this blog, along with 21,462,995 other amazing people”.
That means Twenty-one MILLION plus people received a WordPress notification promoting an ungodly event.
I was tempted to not include the links promoting event and the people sponsoring the event but that would be disingenuous of me to use WordPress quote as it was intended to be read.
It is also not surprising that Google is a partner with WordPress in this “Accelerate.LGBT” agenda. If you type the letters LGBT in a Google search you will discover the initial search results are all positive for an LGBT agenda or critical of those who condemn an LGBT agenda.
Trust me. Google and WordPress are a drop in the bucket in media formats promoting acceptance of the ungodly Homosexual Lifestyle. The media is so supportive of homosexuality that I can count some Leftist or homosexual goofball posting a comment castigating my stand with God in some of the most horrific vitriol. That translates to it is okay to condemn a stand with the Word of God but I am a hate-filled homophobe for defending God’s morality.
I’m beginning to understand how early Christians may have felt some ostracism when Roman pagans condemned them as rebellious to the Emperor and Roman government. Or the ostracism from Jews who felt Christianity was a heresy that confronted the Law of Moses and dared to include the son of man in Jesus as co-equal with the ONE God as the Son of God. In the first hand Christians faced a Roman death sentence depending on its proximity and on the other hand faced the rage of devoted Jews who felt the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had been blasphemed. In both cases those early Christians chose to face those condemnations without retribution knowing the Roman and Jewish perception was not an accurate picture. Frankly I may have a long ways to go to attain that Early Christian devotion since I have experienced a time in my life when a solid majority of Americans – whether devoted or nominal or agnostic – would have not accepted the homosexual lifestyle as a moral choice even if it was a Constitutional choice.
My how the Left Wing propaganda machine has influenced American thought.
I could on and on about how accepting homosexuality as normal will more than likely lead to other justifications for ungodly practices in America. Some to think about are:
o Man/Boy sexual relationships
o Further normalizing Incest (Oh my God – even legitimizing homosexual incest … ewwww …
There are undoubtedly more consequences that I do not wish to dwell on but here’s consequence that may be on the road to societal acceptance condemned by God as perversion – BESTIALITY.
Leviticus 18:23 – ‘Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion.’
Adultery is something people wag their heads about but the constraints on the practice drive people to anger to even think about making an adulterer pay a legal price for committing such an act.
Incest is not illegal in two American States. How many incest dominoes will fall?
Same-sex marriage was forced on the American culture by a SCOTUS majority unilaterally ignoring the Constitution and instituting the practice as a political right when in fact it is an ungodly act.
Polygamists were excited for the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage because much of the logic applies to the one man and many loving wives scenario.
I haven’t ran into it yet but the underground Man/Boy culture relationship is quietly huge in the Western World including the USA. It is underground only because the Man/Boy crowd doesn’t have enough media advocates shaming activist Courts to accept the perversion. Titles to read on Man/Boy homosexual movement:
o Brief history of the modern childlove movement – Free Republic; Posted on 3/3/2007, 11:23:28 AM
o Gay Rights and NAMBLA – By John R. Houk; SlantRight; 10/1/09 (some links within post are dead)
o NAMBLA-gate: The Strange Case of Kevin Jennings, Part One – By Cliff Kincaid; Accuracy in Media; 1/4/10)
o NAMBLA-gate: The Strange Case of Kevin Jennings, Part Two – By Cliff Kincaid; Accuracy in Media; 1/5/10)
If the trend continues I will not be surprised that it will no longer be a crime for a human being to have sex with an animal in my lifetime. After all homosexuality went through decades of promotional propaganda until the SCOTUS majority validated same-sex matrimony.