This week New Orleans was to observe "Southern Decadence Day" with 100,000 homosexuals gathering there to commit unspeakable acts in public
The following excerpt is from TripSmarter.com, a visitor information web resource for travelers to the Southeast United States.
New Orleans, LA - Southern Decadence started thirty-four years ago as a simple going-away party. As a top gay Labor Day Weekend destination, it has evolved into one of our world's major annual events. One of the largest annual celebrations in New Orleans, it has become known as the "Gay Mardi Gras." People begin to arrive on the Wednesday before Labor Day, and generally don't even think about stopping or going home until the following Tuesday. With over 100,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants last year, the economic impact on the city was estimated to be in excess of $95 million. Mayor Ray Nagin has recognized its importance with an Official Proclamation to welcome the event.
The city's wildest neighborhood gets even crazier as the French Quarter is packed for the entire event; however, the big day is Sunday. That's when the Grand Marshal leads the annual parade through the streets. Tradition dictates that the previous year's Grand Marshal choose their successor, a well guarded secret until the annual coronation ceremony in July. The new Grand Marshal will then select the official theme, colors and song, and will help to plan some of the event's particulars.
This will help you to clear up your wonderings. Which is worse: hitting your wife in the face or stabbing her in the back? The offense is an offense against love. Sin is sin. It's ALL BAD. God's judgement comes at the hands of humans. Not his own doing. Witchcraft and sorcerers call on the storms as agents of evil. God does not spare the righteous when he destroys evil. He is no respector or persons when it comes to that. Therefore, if you are righteous and you live in a wicked city, you will reap what the city sows. Burbon Street will be a ghosttown. And the parade was 12 defiant people, not 125.000.
Engineer Does Gods word say Homosexuality is any worse of a sin then abortion? And if it doesnâ€™t then how can we objectively assess that it is? And if it is just as bad, or worse, then shouldnâ€™t we expect the same judgment as New Orleans did for allowing it to happen? And if this is Gods judgment taking place with Katrina, then wouldnâ€™t you expect Godâ€™s judgment to be perfect? Because if this was a judgment on just the homosexuals then wouldn't God have destroyed just homosexuals? Can you be certain that just the homosexuals died? Are all these children that died homosexuals? And how come Burbon Street was barely fazed by this storm? And in case you havenâ€™t heard the parade still went on.
Rick, Your problem is thinking that all sin is the same. And thus you are paralyzed.How can you 'judge' if you are guilty of the same LEVEL of sin, you think.The cliche of evangelicals is 'all sins are equal'NO! A Christian has to stand on God's Word and assess sin. As in:Mardi Gras extravaganzas with huge bizarre faces on floats surrounded by the pomp of barely-clad dancers. With costume feathers and sexual perversion they would have been at home in the gardens of a Roman emperor or on a barge in the Nile or in a Venusian temple -- if not Babylon itself. Throughout the Bible God destroyed cities for exactly this kind of behavior. And He has not changed. Recall that in 1900 on the other side of the bay Galveston was destroyed by a category-four hurricane that came after a Mardi Gras which had as its costume theme "Beelzebub and the Devils." Indian hurukan mean "evil spirit". The devil was invoked in New Orleans(there is even a swamp named for him just to the north in Baton Rouge) and there is nothing more hazardous. Voodoo priests were openly at work. There are occult temples. There were tours to "haunted" cemeteries. There was the proud tomb of voodoo queen Marie Leveau.This evil religion is as big a part of New Orleans as it was in Laveaus' day.Reap the whirlwind
Daniel Lee Ford Thank you for your well thought out comments to the question I asked.There is no question that the Bible makes it very clear in the first chapter of Romans that homosexualality is a terrible sin. And msc was dead right when he said "Jesus has said it and that settles it". But here is my point of which I failed on my first attempt. Only God knows for sure whether Katrena was an act of judgement on homosexuals. We can not know for sure because we ourselves are sinners and we can be wrong.And yes we should call evil for what it is, it is sin. And we are all guilty of it. Is New Orleans the only place where sin exists? I do believe that this country is slowly loosing Gods blessings. And sadly we are all part of the reason why. How long will God allow the slaughtering of abortions to take place? Or the false teachings that are ever so prevelent in this country? We all deserve Gods punishment of Hell for eternity, even people like me who have put my trust In Jesus Christ alone for my salvation.Instead of standing back and pointing fingers at others we need to point them back at ourselves, because we are no better then they are,just better off.
Of course believers should judge. To not judge is to be indecent, not to mention inhuman. Jesus repeatedly taught men to judge rightly, insisting they "judge with righteous judgment" (John 7:24) and He praised a man who "rightly judged" (Luke 7:43). Paul shamed the Corinthian Christians because there was no one among them willing to "judge the smallest matters" (1 Cor. 6:2). As the Apostle wrote, "He who is spiritual judges all things" for "we have the mind of Christ" (1Cor. 2:15-16).
The notion that judgment is wrong is a ludicrous one. Should child-molesters escape condemnation? Should rapists be free from criticism? Should society refrain from judging those arrested for murder? Should we call evil good? Or would that be a judgment too?
To abhor evil, someone must first judge evil. God instructs men against "hypocrisy" commanding them to "abhor what is evil" (Rom. 12:9). "Hypocrites," Jesus said, "why, even of yourselves, do ye not judge what is right?" (Luke 12:56-57).
Rick, were you basing your question on the MISconception that 'all sins are equal'? Read Romans 1.
Rick: Israel was commanded by God to "judge righteously" (Deut. 1:16-17; Lev. 19:15)? Is the church less qualified? Moses appointed the head of one out of every ten households as a judge (Ex. 18:25; Deut. 1:15). Should Christians look down upon the entire book of Judges? "Know ye not that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?" (1Cor. 6:2-5).
Christians "will judge the world!" (1 Cor. 6:2). For Paul said, "if the world will be judged by youâ€¦" God is the Judge of all the world who will delegate that judgment to His people. Even spirit beings will submit to believers: "Know ye not know that we shall judge angels?" Then and now, believers should "judge... according to My judgments" (Ezek. 44:24) as God said. Jesus commits judgment into the hands of His obedient servants (Rev. 20:4, 1 Tim. 5:24). This teaching is ancient for as Enoch, the seventh from Adam, said, "the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment on all" (Jude 14-15).
Rick, You asked,"Should Christians point at others in judgment?" What does Jesus say? Jesus too said, "The men of Nineveh will rise in the judgment with this generation and condemn it..." (Mat. 12:41). And as Solomon wrote, "jealously is a husband's fury; therefore, he will not spare [the adulterer] in the day of vengeance. He will accept no recompense nor will he be appeased..." (Prov. 6:34-35). God gives the responsibility for vengeance, condemnation and judgment to His servants for "every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lordâ€¦" (Isa. 54:17).
Today, many believers are effectively saying, "Lord, thanks but no thanks. Iâ€™ll pass on that judgment stuff." But Paul responds, "Start judging now, because you will need the practice" (1Cor. 6:2-5). Remember, "he who is spiritual judges all things. For... we have the mind of Christ" (1 Cor. 2:15-16). And God will reward those who judge, and do the hard work: "Those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them." (Prov. 24:25).
Jesus said, "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment" (John 7:24). judge with righteous judgment
Rick, When the Bible states clearly that homosexual offenders shall not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6), that's not my own judgement; it's what Jesus said through his Apostles..."He who hears you, hears me.." So He has said it and that settles it.
Luke 13:1-5 13:1 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, â€śDo you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.â€ť Romans 3:10-12 10 as it is written: â€śNone is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.â€ť
Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.
As a bible believing christian I too know that God`s judgement falls on all who reject the saving grace of Jesus Christ. But God rarely brings judgement on a small area (relatively) but when He does it is total and complete i.e. Sodom etc. However he often uses wicked men to bring judgement as a warning that something worse is coming. Babylon, Assyria etc. to warn Israel. Don't you know that your own wicked government has the ability to create, steer & deliver hurricanes to any place of it's choosing? The technology is called H.A.A.R.P. High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project. (The Russians call theirs Scalar Electomagnetics) If you don't believe me look up Cuttingedge.org and look for the weather warfare section. Links from there will give you everything you need to convince you. Conspiracyarchive.com also has an excellent article at conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/HAARP.htm with many useful links
Let me also add that those who did gather were doing so in defiance of mandatory evacuation of New Orleans. They represent a danger to themselves and others by being a hindrance to rescue efforts. I say punish the few who came and on top of that end this annual thing permanently.
I saw one article that said about a dozen still gathered this weekend. That is just sick and shows how depraved such are, when around them is death and disaste and they, instead of helping, follow after their unnatural affections and lusts. You'd think that hurricane would be enough to make them sober.
I don't know if everyone can read this but at this link, there is an article that states some of the survivors see 'a religious message in Katrina'. Here is a small excerpt;
"God made all this happen for a reason. This city has been going to hell in a handbasket spiritually," Tim Washington, 42, said at New Orleans' Superdome on Saturday as he waited to be evacuated.
"If we can spend billions of dollars chasing after (Osama) bin Laden, can't we get guns and drugs off the street?", he asked. Washington said he stole a boat last Monday and he and a friend, using wooden fence posts as oars, delivered about 200 people to the shelter. "The sheriff's department stood across the street and did nothing," he added."
There are more things in the article that are both encouraging and discouraging. Seems like the Jehovah Witnesses are on the scene besides the Salvation Army and the president of American Atheist is unhappy about things in general, saying ;
"We're getting reports of how some religion-based 'aid' groups are trying to fly evangelists into the stricken areas and how U.S. Army chaplains are carrying bibles -- not food or water -- to 'comfort' people," Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheist, said in a statement.
"Go away, and leave me alone" they said. They didn't want God, Romans 1:26For this cause God gave them up ..."
God gave them up.
Deut 30:19"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: "
For any who are yet unconvinced that God destroys dens of iniquity, including but not limited to the iniquity of homosexuality, we have hurricane Katrina and Genesis 18 & 19 as cross referencing material!!!
I tell you what, it is far too coincidental! And, if I was living in San Francisco, I'd think about moving out real soon! Their day will come too, and any other major American city that hosts such dispicable events.