On the heels of NBC airing “The New Normal” about a gay male couple seeking to have a surrogate baby, pop star Jennifer Lopez aka J. Lo, is now producing a sitcom about a lesbian couple and their children for the ABC Family Channel:
“ABC Family says it green-lighted a series pilot from Jennifer Lopez’s production company about a lesbian couple and their diverse family.
ABC Family said Thursday the comedy-drama pilot, titled “The Fosters,” is about two women raising a “21st century,” multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids.
Lopez will be an executive producer for the hour-long project”. (source)
Jesus Christ defined Biblical marriage:
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. — Mark 10:6-10.
As Beginning and End detailed in our article on “The New Normal”, Hollywood continues with its agenda to redefine traditional marriage and repeatedly deliver this message to the minds of the public. A recent study In this case, it is going directly to a younger viewing audience as much of ABC Family’s viewership are children and teens.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! — Isaiah 5:20-21.
Lopez, an outspoken supporter of gay marriage, is the latest celebrity to pay lip service to God while at the same time supporting what the Bible clearly outlines as sin (and this is less surprising in light of J. Lo’s reported involvement in the occult practice of Santeria, which we covered here). As with the historic announcement by President Barack Obama (dubbed by Newsweek Magazine as “America’s First Gay President”), putting celebrity star power behind this show only makes the star-worshiping public that much more eager to embrace the show’s ideas and support it. This is the outcome of when society rejects God, seeks to mock the Bible and remove any reference to Jesus Christ from the public eye.
One Millions Moms, a Christian advocacy group has organized an online boycott against the show:
“ABC’s Family Channel has several anti-family programs, and they are planning on adding to that growing list… Hollywood is continuing to push an agenda that homosexuality is acceptable when scripture states clearly it is a sin. As Christians, the Bible also says that we must speak up against sin. If we remain silent then we are guilty of sin also.” (source)
Pray For Repentance
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. — 2 Corinthians 4:3-4.
Pray for Lopez and the ABC Family Channel to reconsider their role in the attack on traditional family values and for the Gospel and God’s ways to take hold in their hearts. And pray for Christians to not support shows that run contrary to Biblical principles and to continue to share the Bible’s truth and the Gospel in a spirit of love.
As always great article B&E! Thank you for keeping folks informed on issues that contradict God’s Word. All that we can do is pray…
Amen! Looking into online boycott to render my support! Thanks B&E!!! To God be the Glory!!!
I’m getting sick of gays shoving their perverted ideals in the public face, you don’t get us heterosexuals banging the symbols shouting I’m straight (might be a good idea lol ) ! So why do we have to put up.with the proofs doing it?
What can i say, other than it’s in style be gay, vote for gay rights,say that the bible approves of gay love i could go on and on .It doesn’t matter how hard they push their gay issues, I’m staying firm on what the bible says. http://www.padfield.com Thank You ever so much B&E for standing strong on this issue!
Brighton Piniforo says
This is weird in the eyes of God. The Lord will not withholds His judgement on all push this gay agenda to the public. This gay thing has gone wild everywhere. Let us pray for God to help lest we perish…
Love this website, but as a gay Christian who struggles with life but has decided to give up sex with my life partner for Jesus (we both have come to the understanding), I can’t help but feel your judgements and hatred for homosexuals steams not from Christ, but of from Satan. Lets not forget not one sin is bigger than another, and the day will come when you will meet The Lord. What will you say if he asks, “where was your fruit of the spirit when I asked you to show the lost my love through your lives?” Do you want to be responsible for turning a homosexual even further away from Christ with your attitudes and judgements? Reminds me a lot of the crowd demanding Jesus be crucified. Still each and every commenter, your a brother and sister in Christ and I do still love you. We need to pray for each other, not tear each other down.
Not Weary says
@Jeffrey – No one is judging you personally. We are standing on the truth of God’s Word. Sin is sin-whether it be homosexuality, fornication, murder, lying, etc. It is all the same. The problem is that there is an agenda to make homosexuality accepted as normal and it is not normal-it is in direct contradiction to God’s Word. Anyone who embraces and practices this lifestyle is sinning and living against Gods Word. When Jesus met the prostitute who was about to be stoned He told her to go and sin no more. You can be delivered from homosexuality. You identify yourself as a gay Christian. There is no such thing. You can however be a Christian who struggles with same sex attraction. God can deliver you from this attraction if you want Him to. You’re right that there is no difference in sin. However, when you confess your sin, repent of it, humble yourself before Him and surrender to His Will, laying down your own God will change your desires. Homosexuality as with all sin is based on self-love. It is worship of the creation rather than the Creator. We make idols of ourselves and how we want to live instead of giving up our right to ourselves and allowing God to work on us through the power of His Holy Spirit. We are comfortable with God’s love but forget He is Holy. Our sin (all sin) separates us from Him. Jesus died and rose again so that we can become a new creation, reconciled to God so that He can conform us to the image of Christ. How can that happen if we are focused on ourselves and what we think is right? God is sovereign and He does not change. His Word stand forever. It is time for us to start living according to His Word and not what we want. Seeking His will and not our own.
The Lord really spoke through you. I understood completely what you said and admit I still struggle with my desire to be apart of the gay lifestyle while surrendering all to Jesus. As far as me proclaiming to be a gay Christian, I always felt that was something I would never or should never change, A.) Because for whatever reason as a grew up my sexual desires always remained same sex oriented, and B.) I am now a Christian who chooses to live my life without having any sort of sex. Me and my partner, who is my best friend, are essentially a married couple, but we have decided to become celibate and not have sex at all anymore in sovereignty to Christ. I have a question…I live 90% percent of life being a good Christian but once and in a great while temptation and Satan overpower me and I succumb to my sexual desires, resulting in what I know see is Satan’s perverse sexual deception. I always feel so awful afterwords and repent and pray and ask Christ to help me. At what point does he just stop forgiving me?
When you are powerless to your desires, despite asking and praying to God for help, that’s when you know you’re demonically oppressed and have a need for deliverance. Demons infesting the body of a Christian is a very real thing – it’s not as dramatic or obvious as Hellywood movies would lead you to believe. Christ came to set the captives free, after all – not leave you a slave to your bondages.
Being delivered of demons isn’t something you can do by yourself typically. The demons will manifest in you and convince you that there’s no such thing, you’re okay, so on and so forth. These oppressors need someone experienced in Deliverance ministry – one who is not afraid to bind and loose these things that are tormenting you and leading you to sin. Sometimes the demons come in from the sin that you yourself have committed, something that was perpetrated on you and you need to ask for your participation of such sin, or even something passed through your generational line.
Jesus wants you to be set free, not held captive to your desires. I’m sorry if this comes off as hateful, but it’s intended for love. I love you, and I don’t know you. I desire to see you set free from these torments. Let me leave you a few verses:
Matthew 10:1 And when He had called unto Him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits (demons), to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Acts: 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
One last thing: don’t deceive yourself into thinking that the demons spoken of in scripture are just mental illnesses. If these were mental illnesses don’t you think the God of all creation would know just what they are?
God bless, I hope that helps you.
Selim Mourad says
For me – not to create extra trouble- ,
the Bible is just one of many many references to know about God. The main one is the human heart.
People from all over the world and through the ages have come to discover new aspects of their humanity by embracing their different desires. What you call a ‘gay agenda’ is a political way to go for it, and as all political ways, it falls sometimes short or incomplete, but that DOESNT change the essential fact of the right for homosexuals to live happily and lovingly their desires with God being happy that they are happy. So Yea Maybe J-Lo is doing this for the money, for the fame, to be ‘cool’— I don’t care why she is doing it but the message itself – regardless of why she’s doing it – the message itself is very necessary in those days of religious fear.
Please guys, don’t talk of what you don’t know.
Jenny on the block sure knows how to pick ‘um. If it’s anything like her fashion range it’ll be a big flop.
Blair Brown says
Only after five years….
Kathy Martin Hall says
I am a person of faith and I do not judge. I believe in nature not nurture. For those Christians who condemn these people to hell because the should worry about their own relationship with God. We are suppose to love everyone. You can’t if you are so homophobic and quote scripture to try and validate your view. Love thine enemy. Love others more then you love yourself. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Jesus came to save not condemn, so why do you? I think no one would choose to be made fun of, called names, beaten up, and all of those horrible mean and nasty things done to a larger then most realize group of our society. Go Jennifer, I admire those who are willing to stand up for what is right. Humanity. I hope it’s a hit and people learn, “yes who is without sin,cast the first stone”. Good Luck and I love your work and your style. Isn’t it funny they don’t realize they push people away from faith because of their actions. In the scripture it says it is better to tie a millstone around your neck and cast yourself into the sea, then to be a stumbling block to some one else. God bless, do well, teach love, have peace. Kathy
Yeah I just saw the promo video for this show. It’s sad that ABCFamily really is promoting the idea of homosexuality. Their slogan is “a new kind of family.” Weird.
I was watching the Disney movie Mulan with my daughter last night, and I kept having to change the channel on commercials because they kept promoting this particular show where two women are shown kissing. I don’t know how to explain this to my three year old. It’s disturbing.
I am a Christian who is legally married to another woman and we have a beautiful life. We have a wonderful church community, family and neighborhood. My life is truly a blessing.
As a Christian, I don’t really understand what all the focus around gay couples is. Usually, it has to do with sexual acts, for some reason – which I truly don’t understand…since many gay and straight couples engage in exactly the same acts. While not judged in a heterosexual couple, they are in a same-sex one? It’s just odd to me. Why would anyone focus on another couple’s sexual acts? To be honest, I try NOT to think about the sexual acts of couples I know! lol! But seriously, if you are a married person, you understand that sex is but one part of many in your relationship – an important one, but only one of many. There is deep friendship, affection, humor and love on so many levels.
I have no idea how this show will portray a lesbian couple, but I think it is good to have a counterbalance to all the negative press we often get. Aside from the fact that every major medical group has found in long-term studies that same-sex couples raise children as solidly as straight ones, we are as diverse as straight couples too. People see lesbian couples in such stereotypical ways…like one has to be the “man” etc.. when it’s really not that way for everyone. Underneath it all, it is two people who have found their soulmate in this world – well, if you’re lucky – and I hope that everyone in this life is fortunate to have the kind of life I do. I thank God nightly for it.
I hope that you all look inward first before judging others, and wish you all discernment and understanding.
Beginning and End says
Thanks very much for your comments. I appreciate you sharing your personal testimony. My initial response is that you are pointing to objections that were not made in the article. The article is not focusing on “sexual acts”, or challenging the parenting ability of gay people. And the article is also not my opinion. It is sharing The Word of God. It is the Bible that says homosexuality is a sin. It is Jesus Christ who defined marriage as between a man and a woman. And these Scriptures are quoted, in context, in the article. So my question is how do you reconcile your lifestyle with the Bible? Is the Bible your final authority or your own thoughts and feelings?
This is becoming the major dividing line in Christianity today as some churches have minimized or abandoned the Bible altogether. So as a Christian, where do you stand on this question?
I will close with just providing some Biblical insight on how Jesus says on judgment:
The words Jesus spoke in the Holy Scriptures will judge us. And if we do not follow Jesus’ clear commands, we are walking in rebellion. Just something to consider. I look forward to your response.
EmiOluwa Ojomo says
wonderful article there are truly real christians willing to speak up
God bless whoever wrote this article
Why don’t you guys stop judging and let God do his thing… Instead of casting peoe down or telling people what to think or comment how ungodly something is why don’t you just sit back smile that you’re holy-er than thow and let God cast his judgement on those you seem unworthy. Its a bit hypocritical to claim to be loving and then make others feel like s— because it makes you feel better about things you couldn’t possibly understand.
Being gay isn’t a fad but people have to talk about simply because if they didn’t they would still be more ostrisized by society. Maybe if you guys accepted that gays exist, gays will continue to exist and gays have existed alongside you all along and let them have the rights and laws to protect them as they do you, perhaps you wouldn’t keep having ‘the gay agenda’ thrust upon you in such an annoying way.
I dont like bible thumpers imposing their beliefs on how I should live my life on me but I have learned to accept it because no manner of — and whining about it is going to make you guys shut up. So do the same with other people from other walks of life and other views and beliefs. It just may enlighten you.
Beginning and End says
Thanks for your comments. I would just like to start out by pointing out two of the main themes of your post: “stop judging” and “imposing your beliefs on how I should live my life.” Yet you spent your entire comment judging Christians and imposing your beliefs on how we should think and feel. This appears to be a contradiction.
I point this out not because I am trying to provoke an argument but to highlight the fact that we all judge. Everyone has their own standards for behavior, morals and values. Everyone. For some people, a 55 year old man dating his 19 year old granddaughter is acceptable behavior. Are you in favor of such consensual adult relationships? If not, then understand that you are objecting to a consensual intimate relationship solely on the basis of your personal morals. And thus, it is no different than the stance taken in this article. Christians just base their belief on the Bible and what God says is right or sin.
And let’s not forget that the articles on this site are not being written merely to criticize. They are written to wake people up to the reality that we will all face God one day. We are all going to be judged by a perfect and Holy Creator. And the risks at stake are hell and eternal damnation. Everyone is a sinner (myself at the top of the list). We are all guilty in one form or fashion in God’s eyes. I am not holier than you or any other person. I am filthy, lying, stealing sinner who has sinned more times than I can recall. But what makes me a Christian is Jesus Christ and His life and sacrifice on the cross for my sins. I would never delude myself to thinking I am better than others or I am somehow impressing God with my lifestyle. I am not. Christians are not better. We are merely better off. Why? Because we have admitted our sins to God and trusted in His plan to forgive us.
The Bible says: “8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:8-9. Jesus Christ came to Earth and died on the cross to take the punishment for sin. It was the only means for us to be declared “rigthteous” in God’s eyes. All sin will be punished. The question is whether you will personally take your punishment or if you will put your faith in Jesus Christ to take your punishment for you. God is more than willing to forgive us all, straight, gay and otherwise. But we must believe and trust in His plan of redemption. And that requires us humbly acknowledging our sin before Him. That is the challenge humanity faces because we do not want to admit we are sinners. The idea is repulsive to our nature because our nature is wicked.
I hope that clarifies the position of this article. I truly appreciate your comments and understand where you are coming from. And my sincere hope and prayer is that we both, as sinners, receive forgiveness. God bless. -B&E
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