Weightier Matters:

"How horrible it will be to you*, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you tithe [i.e. give a tenth as an offering] of the mint and the dill and the cumin [i.e., various seasonings] and neglected the weightier [fig., more important] [matters] of the Law: the judgment [or, justice] and the mercy and the faith; these it was necessary to do, and those not to be neglecting. Blind guides! The ones straining out the gnat, but swallowing the camel!" -Mt 23:23-24 ALT


"These sect leaders are double-damned - hypocrites! Oh, they pay their dues, -but neglect the weightier matters of Law: Justice, Mercy & good-Faith! They should have practiced those things along with the others! Blind guides; -- So preoccupied with the mere appearances of legal details that they work an abomination of justice itself!" -GVT 

These things were written down as examples:

Indeed - there is nothing new under the sun.  Only the sect-names have changed.  The personalities, practices & abuses described by Jesus are as real today as when he described them. All you need to do is to match behavior with the descriptions given. And presto! Right in plain sight -pulling the same scams. What most people need to do is open their mind to the possibility that what Jesus described in Matt 23 is part of THEIR group. Take the blinders off!

Ultimately, what the g0ys movement is about are the weightier matters; justice, mercy & good-faith. Part of the journey of understanding is a review of many of the principles of "Fundamental Law" (that, like God, -does not change). Also called "Natural Law", it is the moral fabric of society that exists antecedent to government; -and the principles are the pillars of all lawfully established government. 

King David wrote: "All my desire has been for your salvation, O Lord; and your law is my delight."

And Saul/Paul wrote: "And [you* are] to stop conforming yourselves to this age, _but_ [are] to continue being transformed by the renewal of your* mind, in order for you* to be proving what [is] the good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ("Perfect" is translated from the Greek word "telios"; -a legal term meaning 'in complete legal harmony'.)

The reason why the attention is given to legal principles is because there are false teachings within many sects that attempt to pervert the Scriptures in such a way as to cast a stigma onto same-sex relationships (merely because of a perceived 'gender issue'). Understanding legal principles allows the apologist to have a "big-picture' perspective & frame those mistranslated texts perfectly within the broader themes of Scripture -returning them to proper context & recovering the actual intent. 

Unlike the sloppy, dismissive theology of MCC'esque groups; --G0YS have no need to play down the importance or relevance of ANY Scripture.  Rather than attempt to weaken the implications of "problem-text", -we simply look at the original words & ask "how does this fit into the larger legal framework of the overall text".  See, Yeshua made it clear that he had not come to abolish the law of Moses, --but to fulfill it. In that statement, he tells us that there will be no legal contradictions - but a perfect legal transition into a new jurisdiction via a new covenant.  And by "Legal", I mean "Legal by it's very nature" - not by edict.  

The biggest obstacles to grasping these principles are the false teachings made by men who understand virtually nothing of usefulness, but want to be "guides" for everyone else.  More deceitful is the fact that many such men have letters like "PhD" after their names.  At this juncture - after seeing men with such letters hold virtually opposite views on every subject matter imaginable -- my conclusion is that such letters are nearly meaningless in theological matters.  Rather, -where you have coveting & selfish ambition, there you find every evil practice.  For this reason, I will not tell you if there are such letters in my name; --only that ultimately -- you must come to your own informed conclusions (because after all -- it is your life).  You need to be fully convinced in your own mind and personal study of the issue is the only thing that can legitimately convince you.

Gnat strainers:

Of course, there will be those who visit this site & attempt to find fault with some of the imagery, tone, or artwork selection (whatever).  Some people think all of creation should be heavily veiled.  While the formula for sure-success has never been found; -- The sure-fire way to failure is to try to please everyone.  Much of the content of this site was chosen specifically to teach the lesson that art can be sensual, beautiful & even erotic -- without being sleazy or exploitative.  Other content was chosen to illustrate various points (sometimes negative examples).  However, -to the prudent study: It becomes obvious that the only people vilified by the g0ys movement are those who would persecute or exploit the innocent (whether directly or by complicit attitudes). The 2 primary "problem groups" that we (& the rest of the planet) generally contend with are:

  1. People who think virtually everything is a "sin" (& even what isn't should be licensed, regulated & taxed),

  2. People who don't realize that actions that produce bad results should be restricted on par w. the results they produce.

The folly of both groups is summed up by the fact that neither realizes that "Moral" & "Ethical" behavior is so classified by the repercussions of that behavior. The tree is known of it's fruit.  Love works no ill. Setting aside for the moment those things that are tributary to God; -- The simple rule-of-thumb (echoed even in the Scripture itself) for interpersonal relationships can be navigated by the aforementioned principle: Love works no ill.

Remarkably common are testimonies just like the following:

"I grew up in a neighborhood where boys having 'sex' with boys was the rule, on a regular to occasional basis. As an almost unbroken rule, the 'sex' involved mutual masturbation as well as oral sex. Anal sex was generally non-existent. Given that this was a form of sexual interaction involving boys who had the most sex with their best friends, and lesser amounts of sex with lesser friends, male bonding factors applied - as well as sexism . That is, we were all aware of what we were to do with females, as some of us were doing - as in fucking - but would never think of doing that [anal intercourse] to one's best friend, considered to be one's equal." - Adams

I found the testimony in the orange box above to be quite illuminating. Why? Because this was the position on the matter by a large CONSENSUS of post-pubescent "boys" who were growing up & discovering naturally what types of behaviors constituted "acceptable intimate expression" among their ENTIRE PEER GROUP. Nobody told these guys what they could & couldn't do. They came to this CONSENSUS on their own - without external influences. Physical sexual intimacy was seen as good & desirable. AnalSex was BAD. A moral position that also matches the well-settled medical science (Although I suspect that not one of them knew that AnalSex was +5000% more perilous than oral)! These YOUNG ADULTS (If you're capable of having a productive orgasm then you ARE and ADULT) proved the very point (by their CONSENSUS on acceptable sexual expression) that the Apostle Saul/Paul wrote of when he penned: "Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. So they show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts either accusing or defending them." - Romans 2:14-15
Now, for those who think that Romans Chapter 1 condemns their intimate behavior, specifically; - You're absolutely WRONG. CLICK HERE.

Fundamentalists: Have you been fit for your millstone yet?

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him that a huge millstone should be hung around his neck,"

If you've observed that the "Gay" community seems to have a disproportionately high number of narcissists compared with the population in general - you're correct. This is one of the reasons why the "gay community" is so incorrigible & unrepentant - even when confronted with facts by their "own" regarding their self-destructive behavior. Remember - AnalSex is the grievous act (sin) specific to this disease & death toll.

If you ask most psychologists what conditions turn children into narcissists, these professionals will tell you (2) things:

  1. Sending the message that LOVE is CONDITIONAL - dependant upon meeting certain parameters.

  2. Sending the message that some character traits are so horrible that to personally acknowledge them is worse than death.

BOTH, the political & religious reicht send these messages loudly & often - creating so many of the narcissists that become the unrepentant shills for the "gay" community.  That's the case. People who claim to be "righteous" actually create the most unrighteous people that society must suffer! Repeatedly telling children that loving the "wrong" gender is evil" (instead of being diligent enough to explain that certain actions that imperil other people are the actual evil the Scriptures warn against) destroys the psyche of these children as they enter puberty & discover their own same-sex attractions!  

The crowing traits of a narcissist & most other severe personality disorders are: a completely selfish attitude & total lack of empathy. "Spirit gives birth to spirit."...Indeed! The wind dry of empathy from the parents becomes the whirlwind of antisocial personality disorders manifested in their children!

Having children that are open to the charge of being wild & disobedient (lawless) will disqualify a parent from the position of an overseer according to the Scripture. If you want to know what the penalty is for producing narcissists & sociopaths ... you may want to sit down before reading:

“Then the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which the two ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. And I declare to him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God, and he did not restrain them. Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever (1Samuel 3:11-14).

According to the Torah, a millstone may not be taken as collateral for a debt. Jesus's use of the millstone in his rebuke implies that the sin is so grievous that it destroys entire families & cannot be atoned for! The curse on Eli's entire house is an example!

So, again ... Fundamentalists: Have you been fit for your millstone yet?