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“You are my Friends if you do what I command you”
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
QUAKERS AND HOMOSEXUALITY
It is common knowledge that Quakerism is early Christianity revived and therefore can never be developed in isolation from historic Christianity. Christianity is not a notion but a way and a life. Therefore, Quakerism being historic Christianity revived can never be construed to become merely subjective. It is a living inward experience of righteousness in a Quaker’s life and if one does not follow this inward experience then his or her religion is a mere delusion or he/she has deviated from the Truth. Quakers are the children of Light and must be walking in the Light.
During George Fox’s time, (the founder and father of Quakerism) in the Seventeenth Century, there was a time when some “less stable characters worked havoc by going out from the Spirit of God into their own notions”. When George Fox noticed this anomaly, he wrote a “wise letter” to Friends and cautioned them that “they might depart from the truth into their earthly wills, and so give room for the enchanter and sorcerer and the airy Spirit”. He warned that as soon as Friends “left the cross and that which was pure and eternal and let in that which was mortal to be servants to it, there, the image of God in them would come to be lost”. (Fox, Epistles No.32).
What is pure and eternal in the Spiritual journey of a Quaker especially in terms of marriage and relationships? Is it homosexuality or heterosexuality? Is it same sex marriage or opposite sex marriage?
What is Biblically pure in the eyes of God in terms of human sexuality? Homosexuality is a sin that is roundly condemned in scripture. Gen. 19:5, Lev. 18:22-23, Rom. 1:26-27, 1Cor. 6:9-11, Eph. 5:3-5, Gal. 5:19-21, 1 Tim. 1:9, 10, Jude 7.
God’s attitude toward the vile behaviour of homosexuality is clear. He prohibited and condemned homosexuality in Gen. 19:5 when He destroyed the city of Sodom. It is clear that the homosexuality of the people of Sodom carried an uncontrollable lust that defied restraint so that even when the people were blinded they still tried to fulfil their lust (Gen. 19:11). Actually God outlawed all homosexuality and bestiality as sexual perversion that should not be tolerated. All sexual perversions were worthy of death, indicating their loath sameness before God.
Homosexuals are those who have deliberately deviated from what is normal sexual practices as God intended it to be, to bad behaviour of transverstism, sex changes and other gender perversions. As Quakers and for that matter Christians, we are supposed to discern and have more knowledge than the gay people and therefore greater accountability will be required of us. We cannot and will not give ourselves over to sexual immorality. Instead, we urge those practicing this immorality to abandon this abomination and repent and change their ways so that the Lord can forgive them.
According to the Faith and Practice of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (1972) marriage is between husband and wife. Who is a husband and who is a wife? With reference to the Oxford University Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, husband means “man to whom a woman is married”, and wife means “married woman, especially in relation to her husband”.
In the Church Government of Britain Yearly Meeting (1980) the certificate of marriage is signed during the wedding “by the man (husband) and the woman (wife) with her surname used immediately prior to marriage”(907). According to this book, one of the conditions observed in preparation for marriage is the completing of form B (for man) or form C (for woman).
With reference to the book of Margaret Fell, the mother of Quakerism, by Isabel Ross-1984, PP 56 “Marriage is between man and woman who appear personally before their meetings for clarity purposes prior to their wedding.”
When George Fox married Margaret Fell he reminded Friends “how God did join man and woman together before the Fall. And man had joined in the Fall but it was God’s joining again in the restoration ……………” Journal P.506). God did not join man and man or woman and woman.
By re-branding sexual immorality to mean human rights and by confusing that of God in everyone to mean Spiritual liberty would mean departing from Quaker core values of truth and uprightness as Children of the Light into our own earthly wills. How can we abandon that which is pure and eternal and still consider ourselves to be the Light of the world and good salt of the earth? Then we are not worthy of our calling. Modernizing Christianity to meet our own selfish desires is immoral. The God of yesterday is the same today and tomorrow and His commandments have remained and will remain forever.
For this matter, Friends Church in Kenya condemns homosexuality in the strongest term possible without reservation.
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The “deadliest words in the world” have been unveiled in a new documentary film about the reason why an estimated 200 million females have “disappeared.”
They are: “It’s a girl.”
Reggie Littleton, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, was recently in Hong Kong for the premier of the new project tellingly titled, “It’s a Girl.” She told WND it appears the world is becoming increasingly more aware of the violence perpetrated against infant girls in China and elsewhere.
A campaign accompanying the movie offers viewers an opportunity to help save baby girls.
Because only male offspring carry on the family name, millions of baby girls are aborted or killed after they are born in China and other countries.
“I killed eight girl children,” said one woman in the documentary.
The movie, which premiered in Hong Kong just days ago, represents growing opposition around the world to the forced abortions.
Littlejohn said more people are aware of the crisis now, but some interest has been lost since China’s Communist Party claimed last week that the forced-abortion policy had been eased.
Chinese officials said couples now will be allowed two children if either of the parents is an only child. Before the change, both parents were required to be only children.
However, Littlejohn pointed out forced abortion remains in place.
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A sign hovering above a Huntington Beach saloon for the last six years, thanking veterans for protecting our freedom, has been ordered to be removed. When he arrived at work on Monday, Johnny Kresimir, the owner of Johnny’s Booze and Pool, discovered a citation had been placed on his door. A city spokeswoman for Huntington Beach said the establishment lacked the proper permits to display the sign that reads, “Thank a Veteran for your Freedom.”
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Now he is being audited by the IRS.
Bill Elliot was a cancer patient who lost his insurance due to ObamaCare and couldn’t pay the expensive new premiums. He was talking about paying the ObamaCare fine, going without health insurance and “letting nature take its course.”
He went on FOX News where his story was picked up by C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker who helped him keep his insurance.
Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited back to 2003.
Waitress Who Likely Lied About Anti-Gay Note in Lieu of a Tip Is Accused of a Bigger Lie – This One Will Really Tick Off Military VetsPosted: November 28, 2013 by AKA John Galt in America, Military
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The New Jersey waitress accused of lying about receiving an anti-gay note instead of a tip has a long history of lying and is always in need of “sympathy and empathy,” according to people who know her.
In addition to likely lying about getting anti-gay insults on a recent receipt, Dayna Morales, 22, is also accused of lying about her military service and falsely telling friends that she had brain cancer and that her home was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
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Forget getting the cranberries ready, the pie cooked, the stuffing made or the turkey roasted, an email from Erin Hannigan at BarackObama.com told readers today that it’s most important to prepare to fight with your family and friends over Obamacare.
“No matter what Uncle Doug has to say tomorrow, make sure you’re armed with the facts,” she warns, with a link to a BuzzFeed community site that is headlined “5 Handy Responses To Misinformed Arguments About Obamacare.”
“If you’re like me, you’re getting mentally prepared to be put on the spot by one of your loved ones – especially when it comes to health care reform,” Hannigan wrote. “Here are some helpful, last-minute pointers we put together to make sure you’re ready for whatever’s headed your way tomorrow.”
She advised, “You should save it, bookmark it, print it out, or just read it right now.”
Family and friends, the email explains, should be told directly how they’re wrong.
For example: “If they say: The Affordable Care Act is increasing health care costs. Tell Them: Actually, the majority of Americans will pay lower premiums, and many will qualify for subsidies.”
But a fact check reveals the system and the website have failed so badly, it’s hard to guess how many people will pay higher premiums, lower premiums or the same.
She continued: “If they say: No one wants Obamacare. Tell them: Demand has been huge. More than five hundred thousand people have already signed up, including Speaker John Boehner.”
However, that answer leaves out the fact that while 500,000 – which is far below worst-case projections – may have signed up, more than 5 million others have had their insurance coverage canceled by Obamacare.
Read more here.