Is America Becoming a Modern Day Sodom and Gomorrah?
Thoughts on the things going on in California and spreading across our nation...
Genesis 13:12 - 13 God's word states: Abram dwelled in the land of
Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his
tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before
the LORD exceedingly.
Read these words spoken by the father of the children in question from the case in California.
These words were taken from World Net Daily. "We
just don't want them teaching our children," he told WND. "They teach
things that are totally contrary to what we believe. They put questions
in our children's minds we don't feel they're ready for. "When they
are much more mature, they can deal with these issues, alternative
lifestyles, and such, or whether they came from primordial slop. At the
present time it's my job to teach them the correct way of thinking," he
said. "We're going to appeal. We have to. I don't want to put my
children in a public school system that teaches ideologies I don't
believe in," he said. Also taken from World Net Daily's new article: It's
because the California Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
worked together to establish Senate Bill 777 and Assembly Bill 394 as
law, plans that institutionalize the promotion of homosexuality,
bisexuality, transgenderism and other alternative lifestyle choices. "First,
[California] law allowed public schools to voluntarily promote
homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality. Then, the law required
public schools to accept homosexual, bisexual and transsexual teachers
as role models for impressionable children. Now, the law has been
changed to effectively require the positive portrayal of homosexuality,
bisexuality and transsexuality to 6 million children in California
government-controlled schools," said Thomasson.
As I was reading
the above article in World Daily Net about the ruling that came against
a homeschooling family in California by the court system and all that
implies. God brought to my mind the story of Lot whom the bible calls a
My words: Alternative Lifestyle is just that an "alternative" according
to Merriam Webster's definition : different from the usual or
conventional: as a: existing or functioning outside the established
cultural, social, or economic system.
The Homosexual community
has made a choice that is different from the usual or conventional,
established cultural, social and (may I add) religious system in our
nation. They have "chosen" an alternative lifestyle and are in the
process of forcing our children and our nation to embrace and accept
this alternative lifestyle. Not only do they want civil rights
but, far more. They want the same rights and privileges that apply to a
married couple (oh, for those of you who have been deceived by the
media that is: one man married to one woman). If they want to choose to
live in direct opposition to what scripture teaches that is up to them,
that is their "choice".
What I oppose is their aggressive and
hostile approach in imposing their choice on the rest of us, especially
our children! If they want free choice "go for it" but, please allow
the rest of us (usual, conventional, tradition, those who live in
established cultural, social and religious systems) to also have the
choice to decide what we will teach our children and don't force us to
conform to their alternative way of thinking and living!
was upset by all this....God led me back to read about Sodom and
Gomorrah....we are there people, wake UP! Listen to the words of God....
Genesis 19:4-9 Before
they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the
house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;  and
they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you
tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them."
 But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind
him,  and said, "Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly.  "Now
behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man;
please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like;
only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the
shelter of my roof."(I guess his daughters were not under "the shelter
of his roof"?)  But they said, "Stand aside." Furthermore, they
said, "This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a
judge; now we will treat you worse than them." So they pressed hard
against Lot and came near to break the door.
Read that again…”So they pressed hard against
Lot and came near to break the door” I saw this picture in my mind as I
was reading the article about what is going on in the public school
system in California and by the way there are other places this is
happening - The militant homosexual activist are "pressing hard" against
the doors of our courthouses, legislatures, networks, schoolhouses,
neighborhoods, churches, and our homes demanding to have their way,
just like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah…
Lot might have
given his two daughters to these militant men but I will go to jail
before my children are exposed to such filth. America is becoming more
like Sodom and Gomorrah everyday. We were once a nation built upon the
very Word of God. Our forefathers came seeking religious and economic
freedom. The closer we get to Christ's return the more accepting we
have become of a lifestyle that GOD Himself calls an abomination! Yes,
"sin is sin" but, to force your sinful choices on others is not right.
My heart is burdened for our nation. America is a baby nation compared
to other nations that have come and gone over time. God has been
merciful and so patient with us. How long Lord will you wait?
So, what's the solution? It's not what but WHO! Jesus Christ is
our only HOPE. We must love ALL men but not as the world loves. Love is
first truthful love does not lie. We must share our hearts, lives and
most importantly the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ and the truth of His
word no matter what the cost. Could that mean prison? Could that mean
persecution? YOU BET. Jesus promised not only eternal life but much
more. He promised those who pick up their cross and followed Him would
suffer persecution, it's a given. We in America are spoiled and
pampered Christians(I know I am). Our generation has known little if
any real persecution like we see described in the Sudan, China and
We must be like Abraham and plead for our
nation as he did for Lot and his family. Will you join me? Will you set
aside one day each week to fast and pray for the souls in our nation?
About Renee Peebles:
is passionate about her relationship with Christ, her family and homeschooling.
She enjoys writing devotions and articles on homeschooling, family and God's Word.
Her desire is for every woman to know her value and worth in Christ Jesus and
begin to walk in His truth.