It seems that now, we have been “Punked” so badly that very few are even willing to speak up when one of ours are attacked in the media, even those among us who are attacked for daring to make even a mild stand for truth.
Sister Erica Campbell is the latest victim of media manipulation into the homosexual debate. Like so many others who seem to be oblivious of the “homosexual activist set-up tactics” during interviews, she did not have the wisdom to sidestep a question that had nothing to do with the purpose of her interview. She could have easily and justifiably replied that she was there to discuss their show and music. Instead, she fell for the tactic and attempted to reply a question about her views on transgender/homosexuality. She replied:
“I think that sin is sin, it exists and God forgives it just like anything else…”
From that point on, her message was completely positive and quite catering to those who were offended by her first comment. She even used the common John 3:16 passage and as usual ignored verses 19 thru 21, just as Kirk Franklin did. What she said was correct and sound, but it was not sufficient. She stopped short of stating the more complete truth on the matter. Just after quoting John 3:16, she said,
“that’s the only thing I can say confidently..”
How unfortunate that it was the only thing she could say with confidence, when Jesus said more in that same passage. Don’t misunderstand me, I understand her situation, but that is precisely why she should not have replied in the manner that she did.
But before I examine that point, I must address the unfair treatment that my sister has received even from the black media. Note BET’s Evelyn Diaz comment:
“After Kirk Franklin made waves last week for saying the Black church was not doing right by the LGBT community, fellow gospel artist Erica Campbell (of Mary Mary) had to get in on the conversation.”
Notice the accusation, “had to get in on the conversation”, Diaz is accusing Sister Campbell of “having to get into a conversation” that she clearly did not initiate. How fowl, but how predictable.
I did not have to read the full article (though I did), to know that Diaz was a hostile reporter. That introduction was enough to inform me of where Diaz was going with her report. And in spite of all of the nice things Campbell said to avoid offending the homosexual activists and their agents, it was clearly not enough to satisfy Diaz who quickly pointed out:
“the singer took the long way around to homophobia..”
Diaz is typical of the many homosexual or pro-homosexual agents who have infiltrated the press in order to utilize their position to influence people. I would challenge Diaz to define “homophobia” and to explain how it applied to Sister Campbell or her comment. Diaz is either a homosexual reporter or an agent activist for homosexuals.
Sister Campbell and other Christian celebrities simply have not yet learned that you cannot win such people to Jesus by playing nice and going out of the way not to say anything that will offend them. Only speaking the whole truth in love will either help them find their way to the real Jesus, or be a witness against them in the Day of Judgment.
When you speak to the issue of homosexuality, their “activists” see your comments as directed to them and they generally are not interested in your God or His will. In fact most of them are offended by Him, which is why I recommend that whenever the issue of homosexuality is being discusses by Christians, we clearly indicate which branch of Homosexuality we are addressing, the “Activist” or the non activist who is struggling to overcome.
My message of love and hope in Christ is to the non-activist struggling homosexual who understands the wrongness of it and is seeking deliverance. My message to the defiant activist homosexual is love and hope in Christ if they repentance and warning of divine judgment if they do not. Jesus did not cater to defiant sinners and we are not required to. He called King Herod a fox in Luke 13:32 and He referred to the scribes and Pharisees as “serpents and offspring of vipers” in Matthew 21:25-27.
Many Christians have been so influenced by the crafty manipulation of the “Gay” activist community’s media campaigns that they are bowing to homosexual deviance as if Christian love required subjection to rebellion. But Christian love does not require submission to deviance. It does require patience, compassion and kindness. But it also requires speaking the full truth in love.
Diaz mentions the BET special on homosexuality in the black church, which is as usual, a carefully controlled attack on biblical Christianity.
The producers of the BET, VH1, “O” and other pro “gay” networks and programs featuring documentaries on homosexuals and the church, all spin the subject to make conservative Christianity and biblically sound positions seem archaic and uncaring. It is a savvy, crafty ongoing plot to reverse-demonize the Bible, Christianity and God for daring to state the truth about the abomination of homosexuality, a designation that was not given by man but by God.
Many Christians who are not fully dedicated to God or His word, but to pleasing man, have been easily persuaded by the reverse psychology and crafty tactics of homosexual activists, that God could not possibly reject homosexuals who refuse to denounce their sexual preference for the same sex. And their apparent successfully plotted domination of the media (press, TV news, Cable), movie industry, education, fashion, Make-up, and much of corporate America, has given them a variety of mediums to mass produce their message of “counter holiness” and “reverse reality and morality” in order to dethrone God and criminalize true Christianity.
It is quite possible that we have reached the point of no return, but true believers know that God will have the last word.
Nothing that is now taking place has not already been foretold by God through his prophets, and yet, we are instructed to continue to fight the good fight of faith and to be faithful to what God has instructed us to do.
Unfortunately, too many of our Christian celebrities are dependent on pro-homosexual or homosexual activists and their resources and networks for their financial success, and feel that they must compromise their beliefs in order to maintain their success. It is sad that we don’t have more powerful conservative Christians who own their own product creation and distribution to the point that they are not and cannot be threatened by the ungodly who are seeking to control them.
We allow companies to threaten our brothers and sisters with loss of funding and support if they fail to apologize for stating their objection to homosexuality or donating to a pro-family organization, with little or no protest and boycott. And we wonder why they have no respect for our right to have an opinion.
Sister Campbell is learning the hard way that it is not always necessary to respond to questions about homosexuality, and that avoiding the direct approach does not gain her points with pro-homosexuals or homosexual activists.
At some point I hope that Christians will wake up and realize that we are involved in a spiritual war that is playing out in our society through our media and any medium that will influence the most people.
Because of this, we must bring our “A” game to any and all interviews that we are privileged to take part in. We must be willing to proclaim the whole council of God and not just that aspect that is less offensive. And we must be ready and willing to call out anyone who misrepresents us in public and challenge their manipulation of the truth and their misrepresentation of us on the spot.
As it stands today, homosexual activists seem to be bolder and more determined than Christians, and they are benefiting greatly from the passive attitude of many Christian leaders.
This may well be a necessary condition for the end times, but we as Christians cannot justifiably hold back the truth for the sake of pleasing defiant activists, whose goal is to discredit God and His Word.
Here is my example of what Sister Erica could have said:
First, may I ask you, are you homosexual?, Is it your opinion that homosexuality is normal and good?
I just like to know who I am talking to before I reply. If he refuses to say, then she could reply as Jesus did when He was asked about the Baptism of John in Matthew 21. She could have said, “then neither do I feel the need to reply to that question.”
If he answered yes to either question, she could have said, “why do you find it necessary to ask me questions about how I feel or what I think about your opinion, orientation or preferences? You do know that I am here to talk about my show and my music; I don’t see how your question about homosexuality is related. Do you have a question about my show or my music that I can answer?
This would have shut down the set up and would have saved her the trouble of having to deal with questions that she was not equipped to deal with efficiently.
Don’t take my word for it, check the media record and see how often Christian celebrities have been asked questions about homosexuality when it had nothing to do with the purpose of their interview, and how often they failed to efficiently answer the setup question.
Sister Campbell will not be the last Christian celebrity to be set up with questions about homosexuality, but I look forward to the day when a Christian celebrity is so well informed about the issue that they answer with such wisdom that like Jesus in Matthew 22:48, no man would dare ask them any more questions.