Gay Pride or LGBT Pride was signed first signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on June 2, 2000 and later by Barack Obama in May 2011; but was not confirmed by Donald Trump. May 1998, President Clinton issued Executive Order 13087 “in order to provide for a uniform policy for the Federal Government to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.” Two years later, Clinton issued Proclamation 7316 of June 2, 2000 which established “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, 2000” which was explained in the Federal Register June 6, 2000; as was Obama’s June 4, 2009. This article will look at background, 2017 events, and truths of the matter.
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In his Proclamation, Clinton said in part, “Gay and lesbian Americans have made important and lasting contributions to our Nation in every field of endeavor. Too often, however, gays and lesbians face prejudice and discrimination; too many have had to hide or deny their sexual orientation in order to keep their jobs or to live safely in their communities. In recent years, we have made some progress righting these wrongs. Since the Stonewall uprising in New York City more than 30 years ago, the gay and lesbian rights movement has united gays and lesbians, their families and friends, and all those committed to justice and equality in a crusade to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices and to protect gays and lesbians from prejudice and persecution. I am proud of the part that my Administration has played to achieve these goals. Today, more openly gay and lesbian individuals serve in senior posts throughout the Federal Government than during any other Administration. To build on our progress, in 1998 I issued an Executive Order to prohibit discrimination in the Federal civilian workforce based on sexual orientation, and my Administration continues to fight for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would outlaw discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. …As we have learned from recent tragedies, prejudice against gays and lesbians can still erupt into acts of hatred and violence. I continue to call upon the Congress to pass meaningful hate crimes legislation to strengthen the Department of Justice’s ability to prosecute hate crimes committed due to the victim’s sexual orientation. With each passing year the American people become more receptive to diversity and more open to those who are different from themselves. Our Nation is at last realizing that gays and lesbians must no longer be ‘‘strangers among friends,’’ as the civil rights pioneer David Mixner once noted. Rather, we must finally recognize these Americans for what they are: our colleagues and neighbors, daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, friends and partners. This June, recognizing the joys and sorrows that the gay and lesbian movement has witnessed and the work that remains to be done, we observe Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and celebrate the progress we have made in creating a society more inclusive and accepting of gays and lesbians…”
June 1, 2009 President Obama issued Proclamation 8387 stating in great part, “Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans. LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make …contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. …LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and …the global HIV pandemic. Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement; more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These …openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism. The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect. …At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing ‘‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’’ policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States. These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also our entire Nation. As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. …I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.”
The LGBT movement ‘was born’ before the 1969 Stonewall events; and before Alfred Kinsey’s Institute for Sex Research influenced British and America laws in the 1950s; and what irony saying ‘in the year of our Lord,’ because Obama does not truly worship or know Jesus Christ.
In 1992, Massachusetts governor issued an executive order giving same-sex domestic partners of employee’s rights to their partner’s benefits. In 1996, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act; which the sexually immoral President who was nearly impeached in a 50 to 50 vote during the Monica L. Scandal over perjury and oral sex in the Oval office – later reversed his position. In 1997, Hawaii became the first state to offer domestic benefits to same-sex couples. In 2000m Vermont issued a Civil ‘Union’ bill giving rights to same-sex couples.
In April 2001, the Netherlands became the first Country in the World to legalize same-sex marriage – Belgium became the second in 2003. And in November 2003, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage after Gov. Mitt Romney failed to veto the bill.
By the time Obama signed the LGBT Pride Month proclamation, several U.S. states had legalized same-sex marriage; and on June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional – thus legalizing same-sex marriage throughout every state and city in the United States of America.
October 28, 2009; the Act subtitled The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law by President Obama. It is listed as Title 18, U.S.C., Section 249, and makes it a federal crime, expressly a hate crime, when a ‘crime is committed because of the actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, or disability of any person…’.
This act basically morally equated a homosexual to be of the same righteousness and deserving the same judgment as Blacks, Hispanics, etc. or women.
2017 Gay Pride or LGBT Pride Events
June 10th I met some friends from out of state in New Orleans to find it was ‘Pride Month’ – not American, but Gay Pride; and of course New Orleans, Louisiana had to “come out” full force with the Parades (with big sponsors as shown on their signs – corporate America – Microsoft, etc.). But what was most noticeable and distinct (of the mostly male participates) from nearly every other large event was the extreme alcohol use and debauchery (wickedness) – which goes hand and hand (Eph. 5:18); the spirits of perversion and homosexuality; and the near total lack of care for self-control in their dress or actions. Though many of the them have a kind of love they want to give; most of them simply have lust and blindness and it is sad that representatives of LA (political, LGBT and spiritual) forgot that the Centers for Disease control ranked Baton Rouge 1st and New Orleans 3rd in the nation per capita for HIV/AIDs cases (CDC 2014-2016).
According to the gaypridecalendar.com, for “2017 LGBT Pride Events and Festivals” listed for “June” there were more than 100 events in American cities and about 60 international events. The international events were from Canada to China and Scotland to Spain. The American events were in about half of the US states from California to New York and from Minnesota to Louisiana.
And through Same-Sex marriage is legal in every state; and adoptions of children to queers and transvestites or to nearly any breathing couple in America without a sexual criminal record; LGBT Resistance was a major theme and June 11, 2017 the LGBT took to its “Equality March on Washington.” The more than 200,000 marchers from all other America and various parts of the world came to “fight against the Trump administration;” “to show… unity;” to continue to make the LGBT Movement “political and visible.”
April 22, 2017 the LGBT marched in over 600 cities, with over 1.2 million people in their ‘March for Science.’ But the fact of the matter is they don’t want to accept the truth that AIDs is mainly caused by the sin of homosexuality and perverted sexual habits. They want miracle drugs with the cost to average taxpayers, including the significant portion of heterosexuals that oppose such sexual habits.
The true spirit of many LGBTs comes out during these parade events. Whether the small town of Bisbee, Arizona; or New York City or New Orleans; drag, drunkenness, lack of clothing and nudity are common; and of course San Francisco would not be out done in attendants.
San Francisco – June 2017 Gay Pride Parade (above)
New Orleans – June 2017 (takes down Robert E. Lee statute and promotes this)
In addition to the sign waving and occasional protests for more freedom of choice; many of the LGBT parades had a one mile Naked Run or Bike Ride. Now consider if these City Council approved and Corporate Sponsored parade events were for Christians and that their signs and sober shouts were “Only Jesus Christ offer Eternal Salvation,” how many Councils and Corporations would not only not support the event, but oppose it. Kraft Foods with their Oreo Brand and other brands supported the LGBT Movement; as did Chevron with their 2014 tweet: “We take #Pride in being the first major energy company to offer domestic partner benefits.”
And Adidas, Nike, Levi and Converse annually release special edition LGBT products.
Starbucks, led by pro-LGBT CEO H. Schultz, flew a four stripped Rainbow Pride flag over its Seattle Headquarters in 2014; Frito-Lay/PepsiCo came out with ‘Rainbows’ in 2012 saying “there’s nothing Bolder than being Yourself.” And General Mills could not be out done by Kraft, so they used their Lucky Charms to spearhead their campaign.
Red Bull said, ‘Energize Equality,’ and they would say the same for ‘the gods,’ if there were such or if they believed in a God. Facebook’s billionaire has always been pro-LGBT and anti-Christian. Though December 26, 2016, Zuckerberg said, “I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important.” However, he does not believe the Holy Scriptures – Jewish or Christian – are very important. And of course Google, AT&T, Instagram, and numerous others joined in supporting what they spiritual do not understand, but what in marketing and society they desire – more clients and more freedom.
Colleges encourage Nudity
And these events and corporate sponsors are not alone; many Universities have their Nude Calendars (of course in the name of charity or awareness – yet; not godly awareness or charity).
All of the following are a sample that allowed students to sale Naked or Nude Calendars: University of Liverpool Women’s Rugby League; University of Cambridge athletes; The Cambridge Blues; Newcastle University – Boat Club; Warwick University – Gay Teens and Women’s Rowing Team; Cardiff Uni. Athletics Union; Cardiff University Ladies’ Rugby Club; Uni. of Birmingham; Nottingham University Cheerleader Squad; Massey University; Glasgow University Boat Club; University of Sydney Vet Students; James Cook Uni. Veterinary class; Minho University Judo Team; Aberdeen University; Edinburgh University Royal School of Veterinary Studies.
One of the Warwick students’ interviewed by The Guardian, Oct. 2013, said, “For me, being in a naked calendar was liberating. My sport’s team makes one every year… I have been in two of them… some people say that it was a disgrace towards women. But I don’t see how it is slowing down the progression of feminism. Men do naked calendars too, so why is it different? We were just having a good time and we raised a lot of money for charity…”
Well then, “just having a good time” and “raised a lot of money for charity” that makes it alright in this scholarly minds; sad Wycliffe, Wesley and Knox not here to speak to their fellow Brits. But this is not for charity; that is a side reason. It is about total freedom to do what feels right – to supports emotions over rational wisdom – “damned the torpedoes, full speed ahead” – regardless of what children are watching – and they are.
The following colleges have or have had “clothing-optional” functions, events, dorms or spaces: Bard College; Bennington College; Brown Uni.; Bryn Mawr; CalArts; Uni. of California – Berkeley; Dartmouth College; Denison College; Hamilton College; Hampshire College; Ithaca College; Lewis & Clark College; MIT; Uni. of North Carolina; Smith College; Ohio State Uni.; Rice University; Stanford University Tufts College; UC San Diego; Uni. of Virginia; Wesleyan University; Wheaton College; Williams College; and Yale University.
(these are the mild pics)
But if this is not enough to expose themselves and engage in ungodly lusts, Spring Break in Florida and other states offers the setting for alcohol, nudity and of course pregnancies, DWIs and death. April 2017, several high school students died in Florida during Spring Break in alcohol related incidents.
|According to the CollageCenter.com article Spring Break and Math, “A recent study found that 65% of respondents reported alcohol or drugs being involved in their most recent casual sexual encounter… In 81% of alcohol related sexual assaults, both the victim and the perpetrator had consumed alcohol… and with 75% of students reporting never or rarely using a condom on Spring Break, often as a result of drinking, your chances for an unexpected pregnancy are pretty high. But even higher than your chance of pregnancy is the risk of getting a STD while on Spring Break. When asked, 74% of men and 88% of women reported never or rarely worrying about STDs or HIV, even though they are a high risk group with 1 in 3 sexually active college students… add oral sex under the influence of alcohol and the risk is even greater.”|
The scprc.com Pregnancy Resource Clinic noted that on Spring Break almost 25% (1 in 4) women report some kind of sexual assault.
According to Biloxi police, out of the 60,000+ that came for Biloxi Black Beach Weekend 2017, only 52 were arrested. The Texas DPS reported over 1,000 DWI arrests related to Spring Break. Deltopia California was 42 arrested and 14 injured during a Spring Break with 8,000 people. And the same can be said for the LGBT Parades – numerous arrests in multiple states for various charges from aggravated robbery in N.Y.C. to 65 arrested for public intoxication in San Francisco.
TRUTHS of the MATTER
We have reached a stage in society that most individuals, especially young adults, believe that it is their right to have the total freedom of choice in society and that there are entitled to what makes them feel good so long as it does not explicitly assault or harm or steal for another individual. But this moral conception ignores the harm of others watching – especially children. It ignores the spiritual harm – an eternal judgement: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionist will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9-10).”
Most in society do not see a difference in morals or laws for racial discrimination vs. discrimination against the LGBTs. They equate them as deserving the same rights; while understanding that the rapist, thief and murder do not deserve the same rights. But in equating the LGBT with female rights or rights for blacks; they typically forget that one has no choice at birth while the other does (it is beyond the scope of this article to argue choice for homosexual lusts – it is proven that the great majority have not only been bisexual at one time; but choose their lifestyles). Moreover, it is not a biblical sin to continue to be a female or a black or Hispanic or any race or sex; but it is most definitely a mortal sin to be a homosexual.
1 Cor. 6:9-20, 7:2; Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom. 1:26-27; Matt. 19:3; Jude 7; 1 Tim. 1:8-11; Mark 10:6-9; Gen. 19:1-5; Gal. 5:19-21.