Nathan Jones: What does the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization believe about homosexuality? And, how does that compare to the Bible? Let’s take a look.
Tim Moore and I have been looking through the Black Lives Matter website at blacklivesmatter.com. You, too, can go to their What We Believe page and read through what this organization has to say about various social issues. In doing so, you’ll realize that BLM is a political organization that deals with what they see as systemic racism, or oppression, coming from the State and government. They espouse that all of society needs to be overthrown and a Marxist-Communist government must be put in its place. We see that their philosophy is godless, with nothing about Christianity associated with their beliefs. They redefine freedom to mean freedom from morality and justice to be about revenge.
Now let’s look at what BLM has to say about homosexuality. Interestingly, for an organization that claims they fight for the rights of Black people, they have teamed up and partnered with the LGBTQ+ movement.
Their website says, “We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.” It also says, “We dismantle cisgender privilege.” Here is one of those new PC words. Cisgender means you identify with the sex you were born with, and often means heterosexual in orientation, not same-sex. BLM also says, “We foster a queer-affirming network… freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather the belief that all in the world are heterosexual.”
When reading through BLM’s beliefs, they’re very open about supporting transgenderism, in other words, that you identify with whatever gender you wish, as well as that there are not just two genders. They also support queer, in other words, all sorts of sexually profane things such as sodomy, bestiality, and pushing towards normalizing pedophilia, meaning having sex with children. We also see that they want to stop people thinking of heterosexuality as the norm, but rather to make homosexuality equal in thinking in our society.
What does the Bible say about gender identity and homosexuality? As Christians then should we also be supporting this?
Tim Moore: Obviously, as Christians we should not be supporting gender dysphoria and homosexuality. The Bible is very clear from the beginning to the end that God created male and female. That is what it says right in Genesis 1:27. If you discount this teaching because it came from Genesis, which is way back when, then look to Jesus Christ who pointed out that two genders are the only reality. Jesus in Matthew 19:4-5 replied to the Pharisees who were asking Him a question about marriage, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘male and female'” meaning man and woman. God from the very beginning made only two genders — male and female. And He continued, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Jesus was citing the principle laid out in Genesis that God created men and women and that a sexual union was to be only between one man and one woman within the bonds of marriage for life. The Bible tells us that fornication (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 5:28; 1 Cor. 5:1-5; Heb. 13:4) and homosexuality (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom. 1:24-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:9-10) are sins and therefore are wrong in God’s eyes.
Critical Race Theory
Tim Moore: Considering the Marxist ideology BLM espouses, there are two other phrases that people need to become familiar with in order to understand what BLM believes. The first is called Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory is a Marxist ideology that tries to look at race relations, or sex or gender or class relations, always with the mentality that there’s an oppressor and that there are those who are the oppressed. It is the oppressed who have to rise up and overthrow the oppressor. What’s ironic is these Marxist revolutions never end because there’s always a continuing urgency to prolong the revolution by seeking out new sources of oppression.
Nathan Jones: Because Marxists believe in freedom of, not opportunity, but freedom of outcome. Everybody, no matter how much or little or no effort or work they put into something, should result in everybody getting equally the same. A utopian society was what Carl Marx presented. But, has a Marxist society ever worked?
Tim Moore: No, Marxism has never worked. Some of the very leaders of the revolution in Russia were quickly turned upon by other revolutionaries who accused them of not being revolutionary enough. Marxism eventually leads to a dictatorship. This is also exactly what happened in Germany with the Nazis and what happened in France during the French Revolution. The revolutionaries eventually turned back to Napoleon as a single dictator, a man who basically proclaimed to be a god here on earth, and who coronated himself because he believed that no one was worthy to do so. A party dictatorship is also what happened in Russia, and it is what will happen here if we are not careful. In the formation of the Chaz area in Seattle, it very quickly adopted a warlord of sorts who emerge as the leader, and he was very oppressive. We’re not going to go down that rabbit trail, but the point is that with Marxism equality you always end up with a totalitarian dictatorship.
Tim Moore: And, second, there’s Intersectionality. This view claims that people don’t have value unless they hit a lot of different reference points of victimhood.
Nathan Jones: Yes, a person can claim to be a victim because they are black, or they are a victim because they are a woman, or they are a victim because they are gay. The more victimizations one can claim the more attention one gets. Really, in the end, this is a massive display of narcissism.
Tim Moore: It is a massive display of narcissism. It means that I am my own god in terms of my belief system and my perspective. That is totally opposed to in Scripture. Intersectionality would say if you are Black, woman, transvestite, transgender, whatever, you’ve reached a lot of intersectionality of points and therefore your opinion is much more valuable. But, God says all are created equal and all are valuable in the eyes of God. That’s the biblical ideology that we should be promoting from Scripture, and that’s where Black Lives Matter departs so dramatically.
Be careful, Christians! BLM is not just a fringe movement. So many people are buying into the lie of the BLM organization and are being radicalized. We are seeing other Marxist groups incited to go out and burn down churches. Others who are being incited to violence because they are being ensnared in this false ideology. Quite a number of companies are now trying to put pressure on organizations and on other companies to get in line with the BLM Marxist ideology, and that is why BLM is so very dangerous. This destructive movement is accelerating our nation’s decline, not only as a society and as a country, but across the world.
This lawlessness is leading up to the very return of Jesus Christ. We look forward to His return, but we are going to stand opposed to anything that is ungodly in its ideology until that time.
Nathan Jones: Absolutely! As Christians, we are to love each other. Love God and love each other — these are the greatest commandments. We love people who are struggling with homosexuality. The Bible lists homosexuality with all the other sins: kidnappers, liars, perjures, fornicators, and so on. These are all sins in God’s eyes. Jesus can forgive you of your sins. He can cleanse you of the guilt. He can give you a new life in Him.
Evangelism is where Christians should be putting our energies. So, in conclusion, we do not believe that Black Lives Matter represents Christianity. Instead, stick to the Bible and support your church’s evangelistic efforts.
In the fourth and final segment of our look into what the organization Black Lives Matter believes, we’ll explore how BLM dismantles God’s foundation of the family.