There has been a lot of talk about the Muslim terrorist attack at that night club for homosexuals in Orlando. A lot of people are talking about the evils of Islamic terrorism, Obama and his Democrat allies are trying to use this to push for gun bans, the ACLU has said that the blame is with “right wing Christians,” Republicans are calling for stronger measures against ISIS, and Americans are running scared of the whole event and wanting answers to their questions about what happened.
Everybody agrees that what happened was evil. But was it really evil what happened?
Let’s review a few salient points from a Christian perspective.
First, all evil has a common source. This source is demons, who rejected God and in so doing took what is good and perverted it away from its intended purpose. This is the definition of evil, which is a perversion of good.
Second, homosexuality is evil. That is the long-standing view of not only the Faith, but most human societies throughout history because homosexuality is a violation of the natural law. It takes the genitive act and tries to make it sterile, and so reduces it and debases the participants because it is solely for pleasure without anything greater.
Natural Law is what it is because God has made it so. No man can legislate something into or out of Natural Law.
Third, Islam is evil. It is the only religion whose theology explicitly denies Jesus’ divinity, and as such is a religion of the antichrist, for “this is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22).
Logically, we must conclude that if homosexuality and Islam are both evil, they must come from the same source. This does not even begin to address the fact that, as we and many, many other people have documented, Islam permits homosexuality. One might even go so far as to say the events of this weekend was a situation of homosexuals murdering other homosexuals, which is also something that would not be a surprise, given that in spite of the view that homosexuals are “gay” (i.e. “happy”), they are in fact known known for very high rates of violence in comparison to the general population. Not only that, but we have pointed out how the homosexual agenda is no different than the Islamic agenda and how the homosexual agenda is an existential danger to western civilization.
Freddie vs. Jason
As cruel and difficult as this may sound to some people, the events of this weekend were not about a bad guy beating up a bunch of good guys, but it was much more like Freddie vs. Jason. There is no “good guy” in this fight because both groups of people- the Muslims on one hand and the homosexuals on the other- both stand for and support objectively evil things publicly and without repentance.
Homosexuality is a form of debasement that God gives a man over to when he has persisted in evil for a long time and does not desire repentance. Islam is per all of the saints the culimination of all heresy, in that heretics, or men who exchange the truth for a lie, who persist in evil will eventually find their heresy fulfilled in Islamization, the religion of the antichrist. St. Paul notes all of this his letter to the Romans (1:18-32), with emphasis added:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse; for though they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools; and they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling a mortal human being or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind and to things that should not be done. They were filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, craftiness, they are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, rebellious toward parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. They know God’s decree, that those who practice such things deserve to die—yet they not only do them but even applaud others who practice them.
Again, this is a case of Freddie vs. Jason, the Gambinos vs. the Bonnanos, or the Nazis versus the Soviets. There is no winner because there can be no winner since all parties are losers in God’s eyes.
This should also make us think about something else, and that is the reality of hell.
The Bible is clear about hell. It is a reality and there are people who go their because they refuse to abandon their wicked lives. Homosexuality is wicked. Islam is also wicked. Both practices came from the same place, and both will lead you to the same destination, which is eternal hellfire.
Yes, pray for the dead we should and must for the souls who repented and made peace with God before being slaughtered. But do not go and tell me these people are “martyrs” or “good guys,” because the hard reality was we saw two denziens of hell fighting with each other in a foreshadowing of what hell really looks like, which is a place where there is no love, where everybody hates each other, where the saints are cursed and the only thing that abides is pure, hateful, Godless evil amidst the stench of brimstone and raging flames fueled by the wrath of God.