Saturday, September 20, 2008 the Sodomites once again paraded in South Carolina's capital, Columbia. Where werethe churches? (only a few were represented). Where were the pastors, elders, and deacons? (none were present),where were the Christians? (less than 10 were present; praise God there was some witness for Him, and against sin !)
Celebrating Sodomy in the "Bible-belt"(?):
The State, Columbia, SC - Sept. 21, 2008
Marchers with the South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Business Guild, carry banners in the colors of the gay pride flag, during the parade, which kicks off the The S.C. Pride Festival and Celebration, at Finley Park in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.
BrettFlashnick.com/Special to The State
Marchers with the S.C. Gay and Lesbian Business Guild carry banners during a parade Saturday to kick off the 19th annual S.C. Pride Festivaland Celebration in Columbia. The parade was followed by performances at Finlay Park., including drag superstar RuPaul.
Where were the Bible-believing Christians ?
Less than 10 Christian men and women showed up on the streets of Columbia at the beginning, end, and along the route of the"Celebration of Sodomy" parade to witness, pray, hand out literature, hold signs, or in the case of two of the men, preach at thiswicked public event, which had been welcomed by Columbia Mayor Bob Coble and all six City Council members, and which hadbeen funded by City Council with $10,000 of taxpayers' Hospitality Tax money, most of which was to be used to pay for Drag Queen"entertainer" RuPaul. After parading through the streets of downtown Columbia (Laurel / Main / Gervais / Gadsden), the sodomites, lesbians and their friends gathered in large numbers inside Finlay Park (behind the Main Post Office along Taylor Street).
With a Columbia metro population of over 700,000 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia,_South_Carolina), and a presence of approx.600 places of religion that would probably consider themselves "Christian" in the City of Columbia (and perhaps 1,000 in the wider Columbia metro area?), the low turn-out of an on-site, Christian street presence in opposition to the Sodomites' public celebration of wickedness is yet another example of how weak, feminized, and worldly the Christian church apparently is in the Columbia, SC area (not unlike much of the rest of the U.S.A.), and how A.W.O.L the church leadership (pastors, elders, deacons) is, in leading their churches in Christian ministry, and as a prophetic witness for the Lord and against sin, "in the public marketplace," despite the fact that the Saviour, spent a great deal of time ministering on the streets according to the historical record in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Christians need to come out from their buildings more, and bring their witness for the Messiah to public square, including the streets !
By contrast, the Saturday afternoon and evening football game activities in and around Columbia's USC Williams-Brice Stadium on the same day drew literally tens of thousands of paying enthusiastic fans ('fanatics'), to celebrate that Fall season weekly idolatrous event.
If a people (especially the Christian MEN) will not demonstrate a passion to stand for righteousness, and against wickedness in our land, then the question needs to be asked if we deserve, and can long preserve, a free, secure and prosperous nation. This past week's news headlines give an answer ! Think of all the time, money, effort, and passion that goes into USC football, and contrast that with the paltry involvement of Christians in standing publicly as a witness for their professed Lord and Saviour, the Messiah, for Him, and against evil, on this and many other moral issues !
Thank the Lord there are some pastors, churches, ministries, and Christian individuals who do understand the Biblical teaching to witness publicly !
Ed Harper providing a Christian street witness at the beginning point of the Sodomite parade at the corner of Laurel St., and Assembly St., downtown Columbia, prior to the parade's commencement. Ed's banner says "SODOMY IS SIN" with Scripture verses cited from Romans 1 and Leviticus 18.
Steve Lefemine displaying sign near start of assembly area for Sodomite parade at the corner of Laurel St. and Assembly St. After earlier first walking down the sidewalk without any signage, passing out "Homosexuality: THE TRUTH" brochures** and Gospel of salvation tracts*** to those sodomites, lesbians, and their friends who would receive them, and discussing / debating with some, Steve then later employed the "SODOMY Is SIN" sign and preaching.
**pubished by Pilgrims Covenant Church, PO Box 314, Monroe, WI 53566, (608) 328-4841, http://www.pccmonroe.org/
***published by Fellowship Tract League, PO Box 164, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, http://www.fellowshiptractleague.org/
God's Word says sodomy is an abomination; cities that practice and approve such vile wickedness will be overthrown:
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Leviticus 18:22
"The the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground." Genesis 19:24, 25
"Abraham... looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace." Genesis 19:27, 28
"... God destroyed the cities of the plain,..." Genesis 19:29
"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet." Romans 1:26, 27
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh (i.e., committing acts of SODOMY), are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." Jude verse 7.
Sodomy is a CRIME: Against the Laws of God, Against the Laws of Nature, and Against the Laws of South Carolina.
FORNICATION IS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY.
SODOMY IS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY.
ADULTERY IS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY.
ABORTION IS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY.
Founding Fathers quotes - only a moral people is capable of liberty:
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."John Adams, Second President of the United States, signer of the Declaration of Independence
"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when they lose their virtue they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader... If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security." Samuel Adams, "Father of the American Revolution," signer of the Declaration of Independence (think of the multiple attacks on civil liberties by and during the Bush administration, e.g., the (so-called) "Patriot Act")
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capability of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern oursaelves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison, Fourth President of the United States, and chief architect of the United States Constitution
"Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania
"... the happiness of a people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality,..."- quotation cited in Supreme Court decision from the 1780 Constitution of Massachusetts
"Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government, the preservation of liberty, and the happiness of mankind,..."- quotation cited in Supreme Court decision from the 1832 Constitution of Mississippi
United States Supreme Court, "Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S.," February 29, 1892, Justice Josiah Brewster delivered the decision of the Court http://supreme.justia.com/us/143/457/case.html
"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws..." Noah Webster, author of Webster's Dictionary; published first edition of his "American Dictionary of the English Language" in Nov. 1828
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." George Washington, "Father of the Country," Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Chairman of the Constitutional Convention, First President of the United States
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens." George Washington, "Father of the Country," Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Chairman of the Constitutional Convention, First President of the United States [Farewell Address, September 19, 1796)
(those who undermine true (Christian) religion and (Bible-based) morality are NOT Patriots)
"That he is the best friend to American liberty, who is most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion, and who sets himself with the greatest firmness to bear down profanity and immorality of every kind. Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not [do not hesitate] to call him an enemy of his country." Dr. John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence, president of Princeton College
"Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine... Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants." James Wilson, United States Supreme Court Justice, signer of the Declaration of Independence, signer of the United States Constitution
Sodomites and company parading west down Gervais St. (from Main St.) after passing (defiling) the front of the SC State House (in the background) passing through the intersection with Assembly St.The entire Sodomite parade was greeted with the message: "SODOMY Is SIN." "The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: ..." Psalm 19:7a, KJB
Sodomites and company parading west down Gervais St. (from Main St.) celebrating their right to commit sexual perversion; "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleaseure in them that do them." Romans 1:32
Steve Lefemine along Gervais St. near the corner of Assembly St., facing east up Gervais St. toward SC State House. The entire Sodomite parade was greeted by this sign."Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Messiah, that we might be justified by faith." Galatians 3:24
Repeating their wickedness of 2007, pro-sodomite Mayor Bob Coble and the Columbia City Council have, as recently reported below, again welcomed, endorsed, funded the SC Sodomite "Pride" [Shame !] Event for 2008:
Sodomites to parade in downtown Columbia, SC Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Once again, Columbia Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council have issued a Welcome Letter to the sodomites: "to welcome you [sodomites] to a week long celebration in honor of South Carolina Pride" - signed by Mayor Bob Coble and all six Columbia City Council members: E.W. Cromartie II, Sam Davis, Tameika Isaac-Devine, Daniel Rickenmann, Kirkman Finlay III, and Belinda Gergel.
"He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD." Proverb 17:15
$10,000 Taxpayer Dollars given to SC Sodomite "Pride" 2008 Event by Columbia (SC) City Council
Anti-Christian, Socialist Columbia Mayor and City Council gave $10,000 of public "Hospitality Tax" funds to Sodomites -the SC Pride Movement plans to use much of this money to pay Drag Queen performer/entertainer "RuPaul" - Mayor Coble and Columbia City Council are spending taxpayer dollars that will be used to help fund a Drag Queen performance !!! Mayor Coble and City Council should be IMPEACHED !!! What an immoral use and waste of public funds !!!
Statement before Columbia (SC) City Council, Sept. 17, 2008, by Steve Lefemine
Call to Repent, and to Renounce Endorsing and Funding Sodomite SC "Pride" 2008 Event
Full Report - Audio Files, Photo, and Prepared Written Statement.
Flyer: Prepared Written Statement
www.christianlifeandliberty.net/DS_20069.WMA Audio (4:08)
www.christianlifeandliberty.net/Sodomy.mp3 Audio (3:01)
Related reports, including last year's (2007) wicked pro-sodomite actions by Columbia Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council, in connection with 2007 SC "Pride" [Shame] event:
(See www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net, click on "Events" page)
Pro-Sodomite Columbia (SC) City Councilman welcomes SC "Pride" Rally Pro-Abort, Pro-Sodomite Columbia (SC) Mayor Bob Coble a "No Show"
--- Christian witness of 20 or more, from half a dozen churches, including pastors, missionaries, men, women, and boys; opposing the sinful acts of Sodomy along the Sodomites' parade route; from Laurel Street along Finlay Park, to North Main Street, and past the SC State House in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, and back to Finlay Park for the SC "Pride" Rally.
--- With street preaching, signs/banners, literature, and one-on-one exchanges, Christians publicly witnessed to the Truth of God's Word in the Bible, that Sodomy is Sin, and that only our Lord and Saviour, the Messiah, can bring Salvation and true Freedom.
Columbia (SC) Mayor and City Council called on to Repent and Renounce Pro-Sodomite Endorsement
Statement delivered before Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 in Columbia City Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
"Protest causes campus chaos" at University of Sodomy at Carolina (USC), Columbia, SC
Students at Sodomy and Fornication-infested, taxpayer-subsidized, South Carolina state government-controlled, university in Columbia, SC react to strong Biblical preaching on sin and hell. Full front page article and photo at:
Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council welcome 2007 "SC Pride" Sodomite Parade
Mayor Bob Coble also scheduled on Saturday, September 22 to speak during the 1 PM Rally in Columbia's Finlay Park from the Events Stage
Columbia, SC Mayor Bob Coble 2007 "SC Pride" Sodomite Parade Letter
Mayor Coble officially welcomes Sodomite Parade to City of Columbia, SC in Letter of Support on behalf of the Mayor and the Columbia City Council:
No King but King Jesus! (Yeshua Messiah)
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America's Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 Years of American History: 1606 to 1982
"... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
September 29, 2008