“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.”
While virtually all of the media reported of a calm happy day out for all the family, last Saturday’s parade was anything but the peace and love which they claimed to represent. During a protest against the event, made up of various Reformed Christian Churches across the island of Ireland, the ugly side of the LGBT community was in full view. Insults and cursing were screamed at the preachers of the gospel of grace, while later bottles and sometimes cigarettes were fired at those who would not approve of their abominable lifestyle.
It was during a message given by David Silversides of Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland, in which we saw the full hatred of the LGBT community and its supporters against the gospel. First a young man jumped the protective barrier, which was then followed by an angry mob trying to rip apart that barrier protecting the protesters. The LGBT supporters wanted to drown out the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but when that failed they turned to intimidation of the Christians in attendance.
During all of this the police stood by and offered little protection, until they were called on by protest organiser and Reformed Minister Trevor Kirkland to do so.
The LGBT often carry signs which say “Love is a human right,” but what love do they show to those with whom they disagree? Sadly the love they are referring to is a self-love, with a hatred towards what the God of heaven thinks of it. God is love and He is our creator. He alone decides what we can and cannot do.
“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.”
My husband and I also opposed the LGBT parade on Saturday but we did not stand with the group at the City Hall. We stood where our Bible signs could be clearly seen, and very close to the parade participants. We did not have the protection of a fence between them and us. We did have two police officers close by because we had requested police protection. The Pastors and Ministers should be calling for the recriminalisation of homosexuality and the banning of “gay” parades. Anything less is compromise!