Radio Host: Christians Must Speak Out Against Re-definition of Marriage 'Before it is Too Late'
(CNSNews.com) – Conservative Christians need to take a stand and speak out on the transformation of the American culture by homosexual activism, according to Michael Brown, host of the "Line of Fire" radio broadcast.
According to Brown, Christians have been waiting for the “right time” and moment to speak out.
“We are waiting for some magical moment when suddenly the platform will be set for us to speak,” Brown said.
“Suddenly it will be the right time to arise and increasingly it becomes too late by the minute.”
Brown, a notable Jewish Christian and author of more than 20 books, made his remarks at the Family Research Council in Washington.
He made it clear that by getting involved he didn’t mean violent protests or angry responses but “standing up for what’s right in whatever sphere we have.”
The author of “A Queer Thing Happened to America,” Brown exhorted Christians not to emulate the culture to become “relevant.”
“We think to become relevant to the culture we must become like the culture,” Brown said.
“We have to show a better way. We have to show a different way. We have to show that God’s way are best and do actually work and produce lasting fruit and those that sow to the flesh will reap destruction,” Brown added.
The radio host spent part of his talk discussing people who have been fired for their views on gay marriage -- including fellow Christian apologist Frank Turek. Turek has spoken out publicly that he was fired from Cisco Systems in 2010 after a gay manager “Googled” Turek and found out about his conservative Christian religious and political views.
Brown pointed out that there have been numerous cultural turning points in recent times.
On the repeal of the military ban on homosexuality – known in the press as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” -- Brown said: “Whatever else it does, it now turns the military into a massive pro-gay propaganda machine.”
He also took note of an unnamed Canadian couple whose child’s gender was assigned at birth, and appealed to common sense.
“When mom goes to the ultrasound and they look, the nurse looks, the doctors, say it’s a boy, it’s a girl and when the kid’s actually born -- they don’t say ‘Well, it’s male packaging and we don’t really know.’ ”
Brown mentioned the transgender Chaz Bono, the only child of Cher and Sonny Bono. Born Chastity Bono, Chaz has been a male partner on “Dancing with the Stars.”
“You got to have compassion on her,” Brown said, adding that Chaz was born Chastitye has compassion for people struggling with their gender, but said that to redefining gender distinctions is “just sad.”
“The last thing you want to do is now redefine society based on the struggles of these people,” he said.
“It would almost be like in a school system because you have some kids who are deaf that no one is allowed to talk and everyone has to use sign language, rather than saying ‘Let’s work with compassion for those with struggling’ rather than redefine normality,” he added.Brown is also the president of the FIRE School of Ministry.