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David W. Virtue, DD

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Progressive pansexualist ‘Christians’ have declared war on orthodox believers

David W. Virtue, DD

November 21, 2019 (VirtueOnline) – It should be obvious by now that progressive pansexual "Christians" have only one goal - to destroy traditional Christianity and the churches that support it, declare they have won, and wave the rainbow flag of victory.

While they have never started or built churches, they have spent decades infiltrating and taking over orthodox parishes and turning them in the name of inclusion. Then they watch as the churches slowly wither and die.

This was the plan all along. Having their sexuality not merely approved but accepted and controlling the sexual agenda of the church was always their objective. Total capitulation and control.

The greatest threat to free speech and the free exercise of religion is the homosexual (and transgender) agenda. Nothing else comes even remotely close, said distinguished legal scholar and political philosopher Robert George of Princeton University.

In 2009, homosexuals said, 'how is my marriage going to hurt you? We just want marriage equality." In 2019, this is what they said, 'we want the tax-exempt status of the churches, charities, and colleges revoked for your failure to change your views on gay marriage.'

Having twisted and distorted churches in the West, they are now turning their sexual guns on the Global South. Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has made that clear on more than one occasion. And western churches have the money to manipulate and do just that.

Do it subtly of course. Invite vulnerable African bishops like the bishop from Central Tanganyika Bishop Dickson Chilongani, who was a guest of the Diocese of New York bishops. He had been invited to the house of bishops' gabfest in Minneapolis to let him see how inclusive and wonderful everybody is and how everybody gets along. Ironically, they didn't. There was chaos and bitterness over whether many of the bishops would attend Lambeth next year if they couldn't bring their homosexual spouses.

Interestingly, the Tanzania Anglican province is thoroughly orthodox and its bishops will not be attending the Lambeth Conference next year in Canterbury.

In other efforts to try and influence Global South, bishops hold small group communion gabfests put on and paid for by TEC, invite a dozen African bishops, help them see the light about how the West had changed its thinking about human sexuality and invite them to think of homosexuals in their own country. Keep scripture as far away as possiblem but have some aggrieved homosexuals on hand to tell their stories. Always a winning strategy.

The turning point in The Episcopal Church was, of course, the consecration of Gene Robinson to the episcopacy, the flight of more than 100,000 orthodox Episcopalians out of TEC and the formation of the Anglican Church in North America.

"For too long, many Americans have misunderstood the goals of the LGBT community, particularly its activist leaders. The majority of Americans thought this movement was about winning acceptance and tolerance of gay Americans, something few people found objectionable. But that was never the goal. It was only an intermediary step. The goal was always about forcing Americans to celebrate and bow before the full and ever-expanding LGBT agenda while detaching America from its Judeo-Christian heritage and moral framework. The destruction of Christianity in society is the goal," wrote Fletch Daniels at American Thinker.

The Stonewall Riots were the opening secular salvos whose propaganda tactics were later adopted by church leaders like Louie Crew, who persuaded bishops like Spong and then the vast majority of bishops to go along. Resolution after resolution at one General Convention after another, first affirming fornication, then sodomy and then finally homosexual marriage has been their end goal. Victory was assured.

Opposition is not an option; it will not be tolerated. Just ask Bishop Bill Love of Albany. I recall Pittsburgh Bishop Bob Duncan being found guilty, thrown out of TEC and then forced to face a trial under Katharine Jefferts Schori, where he was again found guilty.

Homosuperiority was to be achieved by meticulously following the propaganda manifesto entitled After The Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays In The 90s, by neuropsychiatrist Marshall Kirk and communications consultant Hunter Madsen, wrote James parker at Mercatornet.net

And secular homosuperiority has now totally replaced scripture as authoritative for the mainline denominations who see themselves in the vanguard of change, inviting God to change His mind for them. The inconvenient truth of scripture be damned.

It is not surprising that on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that some Episcopalians found themselves rejoicing that it gave them the push they needed to come out.

And out they have. Even though the number of homosexual and lesbian laity, clergy and bishops is only two percent of all Episcopalians, they have cried, bleated, whined, cajoled, and when their voices were finally heard, they took over the church, blasting opposition with cries of hate and homophobia at anyone who defied their behavior.

And in The Episcopal Church. the last orthodox bishop, William Love of Albany has dared to defy GC resolution B012 on homosexual marriage, He will face an ecclesiastical trial and certain ecclesiastical death. For his "sin" of defiance, he will be tossed out of the Church in an act of exclusion that only progressives can do in the name of their god who changes with the times.

The real haters we have come to realize are homosexuals and lesbians and anybody who thwarts their sexual ambition for total conformity. Recently, presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said, if elected, that if churches will not perform same sex marriages, they should lose their tax-exempt status. Not a single democratic candidate stood up against him. Not one. Mercifully he has withdrawn from the campaign for presidency.

We are now threatened by Democrats with federal "civil rights" legislation for "gender identity" and "sexual orientation" that will secure all these abominations and more. Joe Biden has said that passage of the so-called "Equality Act" (aka Get-the-Homophobic-and-Transphobic-Bigots Act) would be his no. 1 priority as president. And he is the Democratic Party's moderate voice, writes culture watcher, Robert A.J. Gagnon.

We are in a do or die moment. We may yet see the persecution of Christians on a scale we have never seen before in this country. As Cardinal Francis George said; "I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history."

If you want the raw truth about how it all started and where The Episcopal Church has gone and is going too, please consider buying my book The Seduction of the Episcopal Church. For a tax-deductible donation of $100.00 I will send you an autographed copy of my book. This book represents over a quarter century of listening, watching and writing on a Church in free fall. Your donation will allow me to send copies of the book to Global South archbishops and bishops. You can use PayPal to make a donation here: https://virtueonline.org/support.html

This article was originally published on VirtueOnline.org and is published on LifeSite with permission of the author.

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