“As it was in the days of Lot … even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed” (Luke 17:28-30).
ANOTHER MODERN TREND foretold by Jesus that again underscores how much today’s world is “without natural affection” is the prevalence and acceptance of male homosexuality. (It is also known as sodomy, named after the ancient city of sin, Sodom, where we are told, “all the men from every part of the city, both young and old” attempted to have sex with the male angels who were visiting the home of Lot, the patriarch Abraham’s nephew, the night before the city’s destruction [Genesis 19:4-5].) Society’s view on sodomy is increasingly like that which prevailed in Sodom “in the days of Lot.”
So it’s another sign of the times that male homosexuality is sweeping across the world. It is not only tolerated in most countries today, but is actively encouraged in many places, while numerous films, recordings and entertainers flaunt and promote it.
In 1992, The Sex Information and Education Council of the United States came up with national guidelines for sex education in America’s public schools. These guidelines, from one of the most prestigious private educational groups in the country, now teach that “no form of sexual orientation or family structure is morally superior to any other.” This move to teach America’s children to accept homosexuality received the official endorsement of the American Medical Association.
The following clips are just a few examples that illustrate how our day is indeed “as it was in the days of Lot”:
The British Broadcasting Corporation will give homosexual workers who take part in “a formal ceremony of commitment” a week’s paid holiday to go on honeymoon, a spokesman said on Saturday. They will also give 75-pound ($110) gift vouchers as wedding presents for homosexuals.
Three hundred senior Anglicans worldwide have backed a campaign to ordain practicing homosexuals as priests. The clerics signed an advertisement praising the campaigning work of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, which will appear in religious newspapers.
France has extended medical benefits to non-working partners in homosexual couples. The order marks a milestone for homosexual couples in having their unions officially recognized.
The European Parliament has ruled that the European Union should allow homosexual couples to marry and adopt or foster children. EU states should also set the same age of consent for homosexual and heterosexual activities, it said in a resolution calling for all laws that criminalize and discriminate against sexual acts between people of the same sex to be abolished.