Houston’s Mayor and the Regenbogen-Hemd
In the 1920’s and 1930’s there was a paramilitary group in Germany called the Sturmabteilung, known as the SA. Or more commonly known as the “Brown Shirts.” Founded in 1921, the SA played an instrumental role in Hitler’s rise to power, and the implementation of the Nazi Regime. They were Hitler’s “muscle” and they essentially committed violence against Jews and anyone who opposed the Nazi world view and ideals. We all know the travesty that occurred at Hitler’s hand. The methodical genocide of the Jews, the removal of religious liberty, freedom of speech and many other basic human rights.
Zoom forward to 2014.
Houston, Texas. And again we see religious liberty being challenged and undermined. But this time the shirts are not brown. This time the shirts are rainbow coloured. The Regenbogen-Hemd (Rainbow-shirts). And don’t get me started about how the liberals have taken the sign of God’s Covenant of Common Grace with all people and turned it into a sign of pride for being homosexual. Anyway, the liberal government has moved in to Houston’s mayoral office and are trying to oust any conservative Christian from the city, stick them in camps and burn them in ovens. OK, they have not gone that far…yet.
For those still unaware of what happened, the city of Houston has subpoenaed all conservative churches in the area to hand over, “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”
I can just see Hitler whining in his den and getting all ticked off at some group who did not agree with his ideals. Then sending in the brown-shirts to inspect their documents, and if they were Jew, anti-Nazi or anti-Hitler they were dealt with swiftly… And don’t kid yourself…this is exactly what is happening here. Rainbow shirts have been sent to inspect the documents of the conservative Church. Funny thing is I am pretty sure that most of the sermons are available online. Maybe they should read all of them. Better safe than sorry, right? Pray that they read the faithful sermons and meet God in His mercy.
Oh and yes it seems I just compared Mary Annise Parker to Hitler. Is that unfair? Sue me. Or whatever it is you liberals do.
Imagine if a conservative Republican Mayor attempted to subpoena Joel Osteen’s fluffy sermons! Shock and horror would rain down upon us from every major media outlet about our intolerance towards one of the nicest men in america.
Yet we are not tolerated.
We are hated.
And you took our rainbow.
My point is this. We need to stand up now. We need to stand beside the pastors who are being persecuted. If we do not… If we simply hide away in our sanitized little Christian bubbles and close our eyes…. it will be here before long.
And it is coming.
If you are child of God through Jesus Christ…persecution is coming. And it should not surprise you when it comes. Stand up now. Fight for your liberty. Write your elected political leaders. Pray for the persecuted, pray for God’s hand.
Don’t let the Regenbogen-Hemd bully you.
I have some gay friends, and they know that I believe that the homosexual act is a sin. But I love them and never condemn them. I just keep pouring the Gospel of Jesus onto them, a steady drip of grace from the tap that never runs out, and I pray that eventually they are all awash in the blood of Jesus Christ. But it is a sin. And I will never deny what the Bible says, so I wonder what will happen to me when this persecution finally comes? Well, they don’t have to subpoena any of my articles. They are all here free for the reading.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. For it is time for judgement to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And
“If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.